Abel Wolman papers, 1918-1989.
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The TVA was created in 1933 when President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed an act creating a federal agency to develop the Tennessee Valley region, then suffering from soil depletion, flood damage, and economic depression. Fifty years later, over 30 electricity-producing dams controlled the Tennessee and its tributaries, and a navigation channel had been created from Paducah, Ky., to Knoxville, Tenn. In addition TVA had carried out programs to prevent pollution, improve forest and farm management, ...
The WSSC was created by the Maryland General Assembly in 1916 to provide water and sewerage services to suburban Montgomery and Prince George's Counties. The WSSC produces ten-year water supply and sewerage disposal plans and operates under five-year water and sewer programs, subject to approval by the governing bodies of the two counties. It is composed of four departments, engineering, Financial, Legal, and Secretary or Administrative, and continues to provide water, s...
The National Academy of Sciences, founded in Washington, D. C., in 1863, grew out of a desire for a body of scientists to give advice on scientific matters to the federal government. Joseph Henry, first Secretary of the Smithsonian, was a force behind its creation. From the description of National Academy of Sciences, 1863-1887 Records. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78403445 ...
The family firm of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company was established in 1802 and during the 19th century it became one of the United States' most important manufacturers of black powder. In 1902 three younger du Pont cousins: T. Coleman, Alfred I., and Pierre S. took over the company and within three years succeeded in bringing 75% of the American explosives industry (which at that time included black powder, dynamite, and smokeless powder) under their control. During the first decade of the...
E.W. Glafcke was in charge of a crew during the United States Geological Survey's spirit leveling activities in Wyoming and Utah from 1896 to 1912. From the guide to the United States Geologic Survey photograph collection, 1892-1912, 1898-1902, (Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives) First organized as a branch in 1889, the Topographic Division was established in 1947. From the description of Records of the Topographic Division. (Unknown). World...
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 ...
This collection of transparencies was used by representatives of the Atomic Energy Commission (A.E.C.) during a presentation before the Alaska House State Affairs Committee, April 4, 1970, in Juneau. At the time of the presentation, the A.E.C. was planning a second underground nuclear test on Amchitka Island in 1971, code-named CANNIKIN. Testimony was heard from several groups against a second test as well as adverse testimony about the first test which took place in October, 1969 and was code n...
Engineer and educator. From the description of Papers of Abel Wolman, 1904-1975. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71131685 Sanitary engineer. From the description of Reminiscences of Abel Wolman : oral history, 1978. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309734659 Biographical Note: Trained as a civil engineer, Wolman spent his career merging engineering with hygiene and public health issues. His areas of expertise...