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Collection 2062 - American Society of Civil Engineers, Montana Section Records, 1946-1976

Creator: American Society of Civil Engineers. Montana Section.

Provenance Note: The American Society of Civil Engineers, Montana Section donated these records to Special Collections in 1976. They were initially housed in the Archives of Montana State University until assigned collection number 2062. The the records were described by the National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections and assigned control number 79-623.

Historical Note: The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) was organized in 1892 and invited civil engineers and students from engineering schools to join. Its purpose was to promote engineering with high standards of conduct and professionalism. The Student Chapter of Montana State College was created in 1922 and individual engineers in Montana belonged to the Society which consists of Sections, Districts and Zones in the United States. On January 18, 1946, Montana engineers organized the Montana Section of ASCE which became a part of District 12 (Pacific Northwest Council established in 1949 ) and Zone IV of ASCE. The Montana Section organized branches of local areas which as of 1951 included Billings, Helena, Hungry Horse and North Central Branches. Completion of projects and consolidation dropped the Hungry Horse Branch in 1953 and North Central Branch in 1961. The branches had been renamed the Eastern Branch and the Western Branch by 1963.

Content Description Note: This collection includes the Constitution, bylaws and amendments of the Montana Section of the ASCE. Minutes, annual reports and annual meetings for the Montana Section and joint meetings /seminars and conventions were collected. Annual reports, correspondence, and newsletters of the Student Chapter of Montana State College are present. Member lists of the Montana Section and assorted branch membership lists along with committee assignments through the years are represented. Correspondence and associated papers between the Section and National (ASCE) offices as well as correspondence within the Section, by the Branches and with District 12 (Pacific Northwest Council) were saved by respective Presidents of the Section. Accumulations of the Montana Section's Treasurer's reports, bills, receipts, bank statements, ledgers and correspondence along with some years of financial materials from individual branches are in the collection. Assorted manuals, brochures, individual problems and conference papers , a fund raising program, award announcements and certificates for the entire Society and the Section were preserved along with newsletters of the Section, ASCE and individual Sections of the Pacific Northwest Council. These miscellaneous items have been grouped in appropriate files at the end of the collection. Files are arranged chronologically by categories.

Contents

Box 1
1. Constitution, bylaws and amendments with committee recommendations 1946-1964
2. Annual reports 1946-1960
3. Annual reports 1961-1964
4. Minutes 1952-1966
5. Annual meeting 1952- 1953
6. Annual meeting 1955-1956
7. Annual meeting 1957- 1958
8. Annual meeting 1959-1962
9. Annual meeting 1966-1968
10. Joint meetings and seminars 1958-1962
11. Joint meetings and seminars 1965-1968

Box 2
1. Student Chapter at MSC of ASCE 1953-1965
2. Student Chapter Annual reports 1950-1972 scattered
3. Student Chapter Newsletters "The Cantilever" and "Student Record" 1961-1965 scattered
4. Membership - application forms
5. Membership committee 1952-1965
6. Membership grade transfer letters 1958-1965
7. Membership lists-branch changes 1952-1955
8. Membership lists and dues records 1958-1960
9. Membership lists and dues records 1961-1963
10. Membership lists , dues record and branch allotments 1964-1974
11. Billings Branch memberships 1950-1957
12. Eastern Branch Memberships 1961-1964
13. Western branch memberships 1961-1970

Box 3
1. Committee assignments - Montana section 1959-1965
2. Committee - Professional Welfare 1952-1962
3. Committee - Inter-Professional Relationships 1956-1960
4. Committee - Professional Engineers regulation act 1956
5. Committee - Civil Defense 1962-1963
6. Committee - County Surveyor 1956
7. Committee- National Highway Program 1955-1956
8. Committee - MSC Staff Research Program 1958-1959
9. Committee - Education 1957-1959
10. Committee - Education 1960-1965
11. Committee - Publications 1953-1962
12. Committee - Public Relations 1952-1962
13. Committee - annual conventions and programs of Montana Section 1952-1962
14. Committees - National committee appointments and nominations 1955-1962
15. Committee - Student Chapters (ASCE) 1954-1956

Box 4
1. Correspondence and papers - ASCE and Montana Section 1950-1953
2. Correspondence and papers - ASCE and Montana Section 1954
3. Correspondence and papers - ASCE and Montana Section 1955
4. Correspondence and papers - ASCE and Montana Section 1956
5. Correspondence and papers - ASCE and Montana Section 1957
6. Correspondence and papers - ASCE and Montana Section 1958 Jan-June
7. Correspondence and papers - ASCE and Montana Section 1958 July-Dec

Box 5
1. Correspondence and papers - ASCE and Montana Section 1959
2. Correspondence and papers - ASCE and Montana Section 1960-1962
3. Correspondence and papers - ASCE and Montana Section 1963
4. Correspondence and papers - ASCE and Montana Section 1964
5. Correspondence and papers - ASCE and Montana Section 1965
6. Correspondence and papers - ASCE and Montana Section 1966

Box 6
1. Correspondence and papers - ASCE and Montana Section 1967
2. Correspondence and papers - ASCE and Montana Section 1968
3. Correspondence and papers - ASCE and Montana Section 1969
4. Correspondence and papers - ASCE and Montana Section 1970
5. Correspondence and papers - ASCE and Montana Section 1971
6. Correspondence and papers - ASCE and Montana Section 1972
7. Correspondence and papers - ASCE and Montana Section 1973
8. Correspondence and papers - ASCE and Montana Section 1974
9. Correspondence and papers - Montana Section 1951-1953
10. Correspondence and papers - Montana Section 1955-1957
11. Correspondence and papers - Montana Section 1958-1962
12. Correspondence and papers - Montana Section 1963

Box 7
1. Correspondence and papers - Montana Section 1964
2. Correspondence and papers - Montana Section 1965
3. Correspondence and papers - Montana Section 1966
4. Correspondence and papers - Montana Section 1968-1969
5. Correspondence and papers - Montana Section 1970
6. Correspondence and papers - Montana Section 1971
7. Correspondence and papers - Montana Section 1972

Box 8
1. Correspondence and papers - Montana Section 1973
2. Correspondence and papers - Montana Section 1974
3. Correspondence and papers - Montana Section 1975
4. North Central Branch - Correspondence and papers 1949-1960
5. Hungry Horse Branch - Correspondence and papers 1951-1953
6. Helena Branch - Correspondence and papers 1952-1955
7. Helena Branch - Correspondence and papers 1956-1958
8. Helena Branch - Correspondence and papers 1959-1960
9. Billings Branch - Correspondence and papers 1950-1952
10. Billings Branch - Correspondence and papers 1953-1956

Box 9
1. Billings Branch - Correspondence and papers 1957-1960
2. Western Branch - Correspondence and papers 1961-1962
3. Western Branch - Correspondence and papers 1963-1964
4. Western Branch - Correspondence and papers 1965-1966
5. Western Branch - Correspondence and papers 1967-1968
6. Western Branch - Correspondence and papers 1969-1970
7. Western Branch - Correspondence and papers 1971-1972

Box 10
1. Eastern Branch - Correspondence and papers 1960-1961
2. Eastern Branch - Correspondence and papers 1962
3. Eastern Branch - Correspondence and papers 1963
4. Eastern Branch - Correspondence and papers 1964
5. Correspondence and papers - Pacific Northwest Council (PNWC) 1954-1956
6. Correspondence and papers - Pacific Northwest Council (PNWC) 1957-1958
7. Correspondence and papers - Pacific Northwest Council (PNWC) 1959

Box 11
1. Correspondence and papers - Pacific Northwest Council (PNWC) 1960
2. Correspondence and papers - Pacific Northwest Council (PNWC) 1961-1964
3. Correspondence and papers - Pacific Northwest Council (PNWC) 1965
4. Correspondence and papers - Pacific Northwest Council (PNWC) 1966
5. Correspondence and papers - Pacific Northwest Council (PNWC) 1967
6. Correspondence and papers - Pacific Northwest Council (PNWC) 1968
7. Correspondence and papers - Pacific Northwest Council (PNWC) 1969-1970
8. Correspondence and papers - Pacific Northwest Council (PNWC) 1971
9. Correspondence and papers - Pacific Northwest Council (PNWC) 1972
10. Correspondence and papers - Pacific Northwest Council (PNWC) 1973
11. Correspondence and papers - Pacific Northwest Council (PNWC) 1974, 1976

Box 12
1. Financial bills, receipts and correspondence 1950-1953
2. Bank statements, checks, deposit slips ,savings book 1947-1952
3. Financial bills, receipts and correspondence 1953-1954
4. Bank statements, checks, deposit slips 1953-1954
5. Financial bills, receipts and correspondence 1955-1956
6. Bank statements, checks, deposit slips 1955-1956
7. Financial bills, receipts and correspondence 1957-1958
8. Bank statements, checks, deposit slips 1957-1958
9. Financial bills, receipts and correspondence 1959-1960
10. Bank statements, checks, deposit slips 1959-1960
11. Financial bills, receipts and correspondence 1961-1962
12. Bank statements, checks, deposit slips 1961-1962

Box 13
1. Financial bills, receipts and correspondence 1963-1964
2. Bank statements, checks, deposit slips 1963-1964
3. Financial bills, receipts and correspondence 1965-1966
4. Bank statements, checks, deposit slips 1965-1966
5. Financial bills, receipts and correspondence 1967-1969
6. Bank statements, checks, deposit slips 1967-1969
7. Financial bills, receipts and correspondence 1970-1973
8. Bank statements, checks, deposit slips 1970-1973
9. Helena Branch - financial papers 1955-1960

Box 14
1. Billings Branch - financial papers 1952-1960
2. Billings Branch - financial ledger 1950-1963
3. Eastern Branch - financial papers 1960-1966
4. Western Branch - financial papers 1960-1964
5. Western Branch - financial papers 1965-1972
6. Montana Section - Cash Ledger, check stubs and savings books 1955-1971
7. Montana Section annual financial reports (w/Branches) 1964-1965; 1965-1966
8. Montana Section annual financial reports (w/Branches) 1966-1967; 1967-1968
9. Montana Section annual financial reports (w/Branches) 1968-1969; 1969-1970
10. Montana Section annual financial reports (w/Branches) 1970-1971; 1971-1972

Box 15
1. ASCE annual reports 1956-1973
2. ASCE history 1955
3. "ASCE Official Registry" - 1952, 1958, 1964, 1970
4. ASCE Manuals assorted dates
5. ASCE brochures, handbooks, conference programs
6. ASCE National and District officers - scattered dates
7. ASCE Sections summary reports 1952-1973
8. Montana Section and Branch officers and committees 1948-1972
9. Section Handbooks and manuals 1951-1968
10. Awards and Grants available - Freeman Fellowship, Daniel Mead prizes
11. Professional awards and nominations - Montana 1955, National 1964
12. Certificates and award forms
13. Bibliographies of films available for training, etc. 1951-1956

Box 16
1. United Engineering Center fund raising materials and correspondence 1957-1960
2. Civil Service classifications 1952-1953
3. Engineering Council on Professional development 1951-1955,1959
4. Montana Technical Council with concrete specification proposal 1961
5. Irrigation and Drainage Specialty Conference and papers 1965
6. Mailing permit papers 1964-1970
7. Montana Section newsletter 1955-1976
8. Section leader newsletter 1960-1974
9. PNWC council sections newsletters- Alaska, Columbia 1972-1973
10. PNWC council sections newsletters - Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma 1972-1973
11. Assorted newsletters 1969-1976

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Updated: 12/17/09