University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Arnold Charles Kellersberger Papers, 1936-1946



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Kellersberger, Arnold Charles, 1883-1972
Title: Kellersberger, Arnold Charles, papers
Dates: 1936-1946
Abstract: Composed of personal records, technical reports and studies, and topographical maps and charts, the Arnold Charles Kellersberger Papers, 1936-1946, document Kellersberger’s career as a civil engineer in Texas.
Accession No.: 73-035
Extent: 10 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Born in Cypress Mill, Texas, Arnold Charles Kellersberger (1883-1972) graduated with a degree in civil engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1908. Specializing in sanitary engineering, he worked numerous jobs in Houston and other Texas towns as an engineering consultant, vocational education teacher, and employee of several governmental institutions, such as the National Park Service and Texas Bureau of Sanitary Engineering.


Scope and Contents

Composed of personal records, technical reports and studies, and topographical maps and charts, the Arnold Charles Kellersberger Papers, 1936-1946, document Kellersberger’s career as a civil engineer in Texas in five series. The first series, Personal material, contains Kellersberger’s resume, correspondence with colleagues regarding engineering and writing issues, programs for engineering conferences, as well as speeches and notes on sanitary engineering projects. The reports of the second series describe his survey of engineering conditions in several Texas towns for the Bureau of Sanitary Engineering and the National Park Service. The sanitary water studies include articles and reports on streams and slaughterhouse waste as well as their effect on sanitary water conditions. Technical reports discuss various topics, such as dam sites, buildings, state park sites, river pollution, and oil fields. The final series of topographical maps and charts support the technical reports on pollution studies, the San Marcos Fish Hatchery, river salt, and other topics.


 

Arrangement

The papers are arranged five series:
  • I. Personal material
  • II. Reports
  • III. Sanitary water studies
  • IV. Technical reports
  • V. Topographical maps and charts

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Kellersberger, Arnold Charles, 1883-1972 -- Archives.
Subjects (Organizations)
United States. National Park Service.
Texas State Board of Health. Bureau of Sanitary Engineering.
Subjects
Sanitary engineering -- Texas.
Water -- Pollution -- Texas.
Places
Texas -- History -- 20th century -- Sources.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Arnold Charles Kellersberger Papers, 1936-1946, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Jean DeLaRosa, January 1978.

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

box
3F423 Personal material:
Résumé
Correspondence
Speech
Program
Notes
Reports:
Bureau of Sanitary Engineering, 1943-1944
National Park Service:
Brownwood
Denison
Tyler
Sanitary water studies
box
3M124 Technical reports:
East Texas Oil Field Salt Pollution of Neches River, 1944
Spillway Normangee State Park, 1946
Study of Increase in Chlorides, Graham, Texas, 1944
Work Sheet, Lake Austin Inn, undated
Pollution Study, Bayou, Houston, 1943-1944
Study of Salt Contribution by Pecos River to Rio Grande, 1943
Garner State Park
Preliminary Report on Sam Site
Study of Salt Water Control, Angelina River, 1943
Chloride Pollution Study, Lake Penick, Stamford, Texas, 1945
Pollution Study, San Marcos and Guadalupe Rivers, 1944
Pollution Study, Trinity River through Dallas County, 1944
San Marcos Fish Hatchery
box
2.116/OD1298 Topographical maps and charts