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G. W. Housner Papers 1926-1999

Resource available online as part of the Caltech Archives Digitization Project.

GEORGE W. HOUSNER (1919-2008), Caltech's Braun Professor of Engineering and pioneer in the field of earthquake engineering. The papers are arranged as follows: Series 1. Correspondence; Series 2. Caltech Material; Series 3. Writings; Series 4. Consulting File; Series 5. Professional Organizations, Meetings and Talks; Series 6. Slides and Photographs; Series 7. Biographical; Series 8. Oversize.

A complete finding aid is available online through the Online Archive of California.

SUPPLEMENT 2010: 3 document boxes containing World War II materials, specifically in connection with the air battle of Ploesti (plus one double-folio bound volume on the same subject); 1 document box and 1 storage box of personal travel slides and photos. 1 rare book (Christian Wolff, Elementa, 1743) and Danckerts map of the New World.

SUPPLEMENT 2013: See the George Housner papers- Supplement record. (1 binder with cards and letters to George Housner on his 80th birthday)
An oral history interview conducted by the Caltech Archives is also available online.


ID: 2001-00454
Housner, George William (Engineer)

MEDIUM: Paper; QUANTITY: 71 boxes; supplement 4 document and 1storage boxes

Topics: Engineering, Earthquake engineering

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