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Allan C. Soderberg papers

 Collection — Box: Box 1
Identifier: MSA 247

Scope and Contents

The Allan C. Soderberg papers (1976; 0.4 cubic feet) documents the research and planning Allan C. Soderberg conducted when working for Arthur G. McKee and Company in Warsaw, Poland to build an antibiotics plant. Materials include descriptive material, an equipment list, and project drawings. The descriptive materials include the following information: project scope, process descriptions, utilities and services, cost estimate, and engineering schedule. Each book is bound together. History of Arthur G. McKee and Company The Davy McKee Corp., a multinational engineering corporation was started in Cleveland, Ohio on November 1, 1905, when metallurgical engineer Arthur G. McKee set up an iron and steel consulting firm. In 1906 he formed a partnership with 2 other engineers. They incorporated in 1915 as Arthur G. McKee and Company. McKee served as president until 1946. The company offered complete engineering and construction services for iron and steel projects. McKee increased its operations significantly in 1926 when it merged with the Oklahoma-based Widdell Engineering Co., an oil-refinery engineering firm. In 1941 the company played an important role in the design and construction of World War II defense plants. In the 1950s and 1960s, McKee set up subsidiaries in Canada, Australia, Europe, and South America. But McKee's greatest growth came in the 1970s.. Arthur G. McKee and Company merged with the Davy Corp. of London, England, in Nov. 1978 and in June 1979 became the Davy McKee Corp., a subsidiary of the U.S. holding company Davy, Inc.


  • 1976
  • Other: Date acquired: 01/12/2009


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.


0.40 Cubic Feet

2 volumes other_unmapped

1.00 mss._boxes

Arrangement Note

The volumes are in chronological order

Source of Acquisition

Dolores Soderberg.

Method of Acquisition


Existence and Location of Originals

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Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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