A Guide to the Arnold Charles Kellersberger Papers, 1936-1946
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.
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.
This collection is open for research use.
Arnold Charles Kellersberger Papers, 1936-1946, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
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