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Joseph Trueman Thompson papers

 Collection — Box: 1 [31151030043602]
Identifier: MS-0114
Joseph Trueman Thompson (1891-1977 )was a professor of civil engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The collection consists largely of Joseph Trueman Thompson's written reminiscence of his career at the Johns Hopkins University; the materials span 1912-1976.

Dates

  • 1912-1976

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Contact Special Collections for more information.

This collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Extent

0.38 Cubic Feet (1 letter size document box)

Biographical Note

Joseph Trueman Thompson was a professor of civil engineering at Johns Hopkins University. He was born in Baltimore in 1891 and recieved the B.S. degree from Hopkins in 1917. After service in France during World War I, Thompson returned to Hopkins in 1919 as professor of civil engineering, a position he held until his retirement in 1958. Thompson was chairman of the civil engineering posts dealing with the highway research, a feild in which he was regarded as an expert, and he was the author of many professional papers on the subject of roads. Joseph Trueman Thompson died in Baltimore on January 6, 1977.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists largely of Joseph Trueman Thompson's written reminiscence of his career at the Johns Hopkins University; the materials span 1912-1976. His writings describe events on the Homewood campus prior to his retirement in 1958 and some history of the department of civil engineering. Also in the collection are reprints, engineering pamphlets and correspondence.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the University by Joseph Trueman Thompson in 1976.

A published collection of Joseph Trueman Thompson's professional papers is available in Rare Books, Special Collections.

Processing Information

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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The Sheridan Libraries
Special Collections
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Baltimore MD 21218 USA