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Wiley, R. B. (Ralph Benjamin)



  • Existence: 1884 - May 14, 1963

Biographical Information

Ralph Benjamin Wiley held multiple positions at Purdue University during the course of his career. He began in 1910 as an instructor in sanitary engineering, eventually rising to professor of sanityar engineering in 1919. In 1937 Wiley was named head of the School of Civil Engineering; he concurrently served as the director of the Materials Testing Laboratory (1937-1954) and Joint Highway Research Project (1939-1954).


MSF 417, Ralph B. Wiley papers, Purdue University Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Engineering Banquet in Honor of A. A. Potter Retirement, May 7, 1953

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 265, File 1
Scope and Contents File consists of three audio reel recordings from an engineering banquet honoring A. A. Potter's retirement on three unknown Scotch reels and one Scotch 190 reel. Audio reels 1 and 4 have overwritten audio recordings, which has effectively removed some parts of retirement ceremony recording. The original recording of the retirement ceremony included four audio reel recordings. Audio reel 2 was completely overwritten by a different program, so it is not included as part of this file.
Dates: May 7, 1953