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Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Bureau of Archives and History
Pennsylvania State Archives


MG-462

RECORDS OF THE ENGINEERS' SOCIETY OF PENNSYLVANIA

Series Descriptions


Airforce Photographs,
1955.
(1 folder)

{series #462m.1} [Holdings]

Grouped by subject.

Photographs document a meeting between the Engineers' Society of Pennsylvania and the Airforce. Included is a connected set of four photographs depicting an inspection tour through Olmstead Airforce Base in Middletown on Thursday, July 28, 1955.

Annual Dinner Documents,
1956-1961.
(1 folder)

{series #462m.2} [Holdings]

Arranged chronologically.

Seating arrangement, guest list and guest log in sheets that show who signed in, how many guests they brought, the meals they ate and how much they paid for the night.

Bound Record Book,
1927-1940.
(2 boxes)

{series #462m.3} [Holdings]

Arranged chronogically by date of entry.

Typed documents that catalogue board meetings as well as financial reports. The book shows the years leading up to a reorganization of the society on Februrary 13, 1931 and charts the years after the reorganization until 1940.

Clippings, Notices, Letters and Related Documents,
1945-1951.
(1 carton)

{series #462m.4} [Holdings]

Arranged chronologically.

Clippings and the related material record everything that the society was involved in from 1945-1951. The documents include newspaper clippings, letters to and from the society and descriptions of various projects completed by members of the society.

Constitution and By-Laws,
1931 and 1978.
(1 folder)

{series #462m.5} [Holdings]

Arranged chronogically.

Includes the original 1931 Constitution and By-Laws as well as an edited version from 1978. They describe the rules and regulations that the members of the society were expected to follow.

Dinner Invitations and Miscellaneous Documents,
1956-1961.
(1 folder)

{series #462m.6} [Holdings]

Arranged chronogically.

Inculdes a pre-fabrication sketch of an invitation as well as various invitations, letters, memos and press releases..

Dinner Invitations and Newsletters,
1927-1940.
(2 boxes)

{series #462m.7} [Holdings]

Arranged randomly by donor.

Dinner invitations accompanied by "The Pennsylvania Engineer", a newsletter that was sent folded with the yearly dinner invitations and programs.

Final Applications for Membership,
1955.
(2 folders)

{series #462m.8} [Holdings]

Unarranged.

Application forms that show the application for membership of various members of the society.

Formal Dinner Photographs,
[ca. 1945-1960].
(1 folder)

{series #462m.9} [Holdings]

Grouped by subject.

Photographs show events and dinners held by the society, and also contain a portrait of J. Caleb Boggs, U.S. Republican at-large in Delaware.

History,
1944-1947.
(4 folders)

{series #462m.10} [Holdings]

Grouped chronologically by year.

Papers that document the yearly history of the society.

Journal of the Engineers' Society of Pennsylvania,
1910-1914.
(5 volumes)

{series #462m.17} [Holdings]

Grouped chronologically by volume and date of publication.

Membership Directories,
1945-1995.
(1 folder)

{series #462m.11} [Holdings]

Arranged chronologically.

Directories give a list of past presidents, current employees as well as guidelines and rules for the members of the society. Years of directory material include 1945, 1956, 1960, 1967, 1973, 1976, 1982, 1990 and 1995.

Membership Directory and Preparatory Layouts,
1982.
(1 folder)

{series #462m.12} [Holdings]

Arranged chronologically.

Directory gives a list of past presidents, current employees as well as guidelines and rules for the members of the society.

Miscellaneous Documents,
1937-1961.
(1 folder)

{series #462m.13} [Holdings]

Arranged randomly by donor.

Documents include meeting notes, letters, newspaper clippings and design sketches for the dinner invitations.

Miscellaneous Photographs,
[ca. 1945-1960].
(1 folder)

{series #462m.14} [Holdings]

Arranged randomly by donor.

Photographs include protraits of members of the society, candid photographs within scrap book pages and various formal photographs.

Party Photographs,
[ca. 1945-1960].
(1 folder)

{series #462m.15} [Holdings]

Arranged previously by donor.

Various photographs from parties thrown by the society. Photographs depict Harley L. Swift and President J. Robert Shaffer with Second Vice President and General of the Dinner Committee . . .(name cut off) at the 20th Annual Dinner on March 7, 1951. Also, from the 21st Annual Dinner on Wednesday, February 6, 1952 at The Penn Harris Ball Room in Harrisburg at 7:00 p.m., is a photograph of Lynn B. Curry, Leighton . . . and others.

Petitions for Membership,
1962.
(1 folder)

{series #462m.16} [Holdings]

Grouped by subject.

Petitions for the honorary membership fo Lt. General Lewis B. Hershey from April 4, 1962.

Yearbook of the Engineers' Society of Pennsylvania,
1913-1917.
(6 volumes)

{series #462m.18}[Holdings]



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