University of Texas Arlington

American Society of Civil Engineers. Committee on History and Heritage of American Civil Engineering Records:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: American Society of Civil Engineers. Committee on History and Heritage of American Civil Engineering.
Title: American Society of Civil Engineers, Committee on History and Heritage of American Civil Engineering Records
Dates: 1975-1979
Abstract: This collection is comprised of the files of Joe J. Rady of Fort Worth, Texas, who was chairman of the Texas Section of the Committee and who was then appointed to the National Committee on History and Heritage of American Civil Engineering in 1968. The collection contains correspondence, press releases, printed material and photographs that document sixteen National Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks approved by the Committee from 1976 through 1979.
Identification: AR231
Extent: 1 box (0.4 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries

Historical Note

The Committee on History and Heritage of American Civil Engineering was established by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in 1964. The Historic Civil Engineering Landmark program was developed by the Committee as a means of bringing proper recognition to historic civil engineering projects, structures, and sites. Joseph J. Rady, who served as chair of the Committee established scholarships for civil engineering students at UTA. Rady was instrumental in moving the state to establish a four year engineering school in North Texas, and with the help of Marvin Nichols, North Texas Agricultural College became Arlington State College. As President of the Texas Section of the ASCE, Rady also assisted in establishing the ASCE Student Chapter at the UTA in 1965. Rady was also implemental in establishing the ASCE Fort Worth Branch. Rady served as president of the ASCE Texas Section 1963-1964 and was awarded the Civil Engineering History and Heritage Award in 1977.


Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of the files of Joe J. Rady of Fort Worth, Texas, who was chairman of the Texas Section of the Committee and who was then appointed to the National Committee in 1968. The collection contains correspondence, printed material, press releases, and photographs that document sixteen National Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks designated by the Committee from 1976 through 1979. The landmarks include: the National Road; the first New York City subway; the Ward House (Rye, N.Y.); the city plan of Savannah, Ga.; Naval Drydocks at Boston and Norfolk; the Hudson and Manhattan Railroad Tunnel; the Boston Subway; the Newark Airport; Dunlap's Creek Bridge (Fayette County, Pa.); the United States Military Academy at West Point; the Fink Deck Truss Bridge (Lynchburg, Va.); the Cleveland Hopkins Airport; the Fink Through Truss Bridge (Camden, N.J.); Rockville Stone Arch Bridge (Rockville, Pa.); and the Moffat Tunnel (Colorado).


Organization

This collection has been maintained in original order which, according to Mr. Rady, is in the order of the date of approval by the ASCE for each site.

Restrictions

Access

Open for research.


Index Terms

These materials are indexed under the following headings in the catalog of The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Persons
Rady, Joe J. (Joseph J.), 1899-1986--Archives.
Organizations
American Society of Civil Engineers. Committee on History and Heritage of American Civil Engineering--Records and correspondence.
Subjects
Civil engineering--United States--History--Sources.
Roads--United States--History--Sources.
Historical markers--United States--History--Sources.
Historic sites--United States--History--Sources.
Historic buildings--United States--History--Sources.
Historic bridges--United States--History--Sources.
Alternate Titles
Historical Manuscripts Collection

Related Material

AR209: American Society of Civil Engineers, Committee on History and Heritage of American Civil Engineering Records, 1962-1978


Separated Material

The following four folders were separated and integrated with AR209: American Society of Civil Engineers, Committee on History and Heritage of American Civil Engineering Records, 1962-1978:

Minot's Ledge Lighthouse (209-4-2)

Reversal of the Chicago River (209-2-1)

Mullan Road (209-4-5)

Mason-Dixon Line (209-3-10)


Administrative Information

Citation

American Society of Civil Engineers, Committee on History and Heritage of American Civil Engineering Records, AR231, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.

Acquisition

Gift, 1979. Accessioned as number 79-27.


Administrative Information

Grant Support

The retrospective updating and conversion of this finding aid was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Special Collections "Documenting Democracy: Access to Historical Records" project, 2014-2015.


Container List

Box Folder
1 1 The National Road, From Cumberland, Maryland to Vandalia, Illinois, 1975-1976
News release, correspondence, announcement, historical data, photograph
2 First New York City Subway, New York, New York, 1976-1978
News release, correspondence, newsletter, invitation, historical and technical data
3 Ward House, Rye, New York, 1977-1978
News release, invitation, nomination form, historical data, photograph
4 City Plan of Savannah, Georgia, 1976-1978
News release, correspondence, historical and technical data, photograph
5 Dry Dock #1, Boston Naval Shipyard, Charleston, Massachusetts, 1977
News release, correspondence, historical and technical data, photograph
6 Dry Dock #1, Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, Virginia, 1977
News Release, correspondence, historical and technical data, photograph
7 The Hudson and Manhattan Railroad Tunnel, New York City, Hoboken, New Jersey, 1977-1978
News release, correspondence, historical and technical data, photographs
8 The Boston Subway, Boston, Massachusetts, 1977-1978
News release, correspondence, photograph
9 Newark Airport, Newark, New Jersey, 1978
News release, correspondence, historical and technical data, photograph
10 Dunlap's Creek Bridge, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, 1978
News release, correspondence, historical and technical data, photograph
11 The United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, 1978-1979
News release, historical and technical data, photograph
12 Fink Deck Truss Bridge, Lynchburg, Virginia, 1979
News release, correspondence, historical and technical data, photograph
13 Cleveland Hopkins Airport, Ohio, 1977, 1979
News release, correspondence, historical and technical data, photograph
14 Fink Through Truss Bridge, Hamden, New Jersey, 1978-1979
News release, correspondence, historical data, photograph
15 The Rockville Stone Arch Bridge, Rockville, Pennsylvania, 1978-1979
News release, historical data, photograph
16 Moffat Tunnel, Denver, Colorado, 1977, 1979
News release, correspondence, historical and technical data, photograph