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American Society of Civil Engineers, San Diego Chapter Records

Identifier: MS-0019

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of regular and special meetings, minutes of Board of Directors' meetings, minutes of Executive Committee meetings, and the records of the offices of the President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer, materials relating to the national organization, newsletters, and published ephemera.


  • 1915-1955


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in some of these materials have been transferred to or belong to San Diego State University. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections means that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish.  Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

Historical Note

On February 5, 1915, San Diego residents who were members of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) met at the University Club and proposed the formation of a local section of the ASCE. The constitution of the proposed section was adopted by the national organization on March 5, 1915, marking the official founding of the San Diego section. The local establishes professional standards for its members and promotes relationships between the public and governmental organization.


8.75 Linear Feet

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Arrangement Note

I. Local Officers and Administration

1. Minutes

      a. Regular and Special Meetings

          b. Minutes of Board of Directors' Meetings

2. Office of the President

3. Office of the Vice President

4. Office of the Secretary

5. Office of the Treasurer

6. Local Membership – Personnel

7. Local Membership – Committees and Activities

II. Departments of National Organization

1. Office of the Secretary

2. Purposes, Function, Structure

3. Special Committees, Task Forces, Publications

III. Committees

1. California, State of, boards, commissions, departments

2. ASCE Committees, other state-wide organizations

IV. Conferences, Conventions, and Meetings of national, regional, and state-wide organizations

V. Published Materials, News Releases, Reprints, Clippings

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections & University Archives Repository

5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego CA 92182-8050 US