Papers, 1942-1966.


Papers, 1942-1966.

This collection contains correspondence, memorandum, job descriptions, military records (from the Army Corps of Engineers), biographical information, and award nominations. The bulk of these papers pertains to Mather's nomination and receipt of the Federal Woman's Award and the Dept. of Army Decoration for Exceptional Service and includes her applications and references. Of special interest in the collection is a memorandum dated 1966 that discusses Katharine Mather being supervised by her husband Bryant Mather, and how this should be considered an exception to nepotism rules.

.21 linear ft. (1 document box)

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Archives of Women in Science and Engineering (Iowa State University) (corporateBody)

The Archives of Women in Science and Engineering (Iowa State University Library) sponsors oral history interviews with women scientists and engineers in a wide variety of fields. The interviews document the career and experiences of these women in order to illustrate the critical role they played. From the description of Oral history interviews, 1997-[ongoing] (Iowa State University). WorldCat record id: 58387605 ...

Mather, Bryant (person)

Civil engineer. Mather, a native of Baltimore, Md., was born in 1916. He graduated with an A.B. (1936) from Johns Hopkins. He was employed as an assistant curator of minerals (1939-1941) at the Chicago Museum of Natural History; a geologist (1941-1942) and concrete research engineer (1942-1946) at the U.S. War Dept. Concrete Laboratory; and then he and his wife, Katharine Kniskern Mather, went to work for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Mississippi. His positions the...

Mather, Katharine Livingston, 1853-1939 (person)

Geologist and engineer. Katharine Mather received her A.B. (1937) in Geology from Bryn Mawr College and was a doctoral student in Geology (1937-1940) at Johns Hopkins. She was employed as a Research Assistant (1939) at Johns Hopkins; Research Associate (1940-1941) at the Chicago Field Museum of Natural History; and a Geologist (1942-1982) for the Army Corps of Engineers at the Waterways Experiment Station in Vicksburg, Mississippi. There she served as the Chief (1947-197...

United States. Army. Corps of Engineers (corporateBody)

A study of the Herendeen Bay area coal seams was ordered by Brigadier General Lloyd E. Jones in 1942. The report was prepared by Lt. Richard H. Yost of the 151st Engineer Regiment. An examination of the area was made in 1943 by Lt. Col. C.W. Jeffers of the Quartermaster Corps and Robert S. Sanford of the Bureau of Mines; the report of their survey was prepared by George O. Gates in 1944. From the description of Herendeen Bay Coal Fields Reports, 1942-1944. (Unknown). WorldCat record ...