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Indiana Engineering Society records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSP 16

Scope and Contents

The Indiana Engineering Society Records (1913-1937, 0.5 cubic feet) document the correspondence, activities and conferences of the Indiana Engineering Society. Highlighting individual members and other regional engineering societies, the collection shows the Indiana Engineering Society's involvement with the community. Although the records span the years of 1913 to 1937, the majority of the records cover from 1927 to 1937. Types of materials include: correspondence, meeting minutes, by-laws, financial reports, and member directories.


  • 1913 - 1937


Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Access Information

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Some material in this collection are in the public domain, while other material copyrights are held by Purdue University. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.

Historical Information

During the winter of 1880-81, a correspondence was carried on in the northern part of the State between W. A. Osmer, of Cass county, and others, and in the southern part of the State on the part of J. C. Pulse, of Decatur county, and others, in which the expediency of forming a permanent organization of the County Surveyors of the State of Indiana was discussed, which resulted in issuing of the following notice to the County Surveyors of the State.Indiana Engineering Society. "Annual report of the Indiana engineering society (incorporated) Proceedings of the society." Indianapolis, IN: 1881-1930.According to A Standard History of Jasper and Newton Counties, Indiana members of the Indiana Engineering Society are county surveyors and other civil engineers of the state of Indiana. The society is also one of the oldest and most vigorous in the United States.Previous names that the Indiana Engineering Society went by are: Association of County Surveyors and Civil Engineers of the State of Indiana, 1881-1886; Indiana Society of Civil Engineers and Surveyors of the State of Indiana, 1887-1890; Indiana Engineering Society (of the State of Indiana), 1891-end. The first meeting was held in Indianapolis, Indiana and the first president was W. A. Osmer of Logansport.Source:"A Standard History of Jasper and Newton Counties, Indiana." Chicago, IL: Lewis Publishing Company, 1916. Retrieved from on July 7, 2009 from:


0.363 Cubic Feet (One letter-size full-width manuscript box)

Arrangement Note

Folder 1 includes loose-leaf papers that have been bound together with a small binder. Folders 2-11 include loose-leaf papers of correspondence, meeting minutes, by-laws, financial reports, and member directories, in no particular order. Materials are arranged chronologically.

Source of Acquisition

Originally part of the William F. M. Goss book collection

Processing Information

All original order of the materials has been retained. Materials have been housed in acid-free folders and an acid-free box.
Indiana Engineering Society records
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Revision Statements

  • 2020-04-27: Collection description updated by Adelle Rogers.
  • 2021-04-06: Collection description updated by E. Sandgren.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States