Special Collections Department
403 Parks Library
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-2140

RS 11/1/11
Anson Marston (1864-1949)
Papers, 1864-1983


Descriptive summary

creator:

Marston, Anson (1864-1949)

title:

Papers

dates:

1864-1983, n.d.

extent:

9.66 linear ft. (14 document boxes 3 map case folders)

collection number:

RS 11/1/11

repository:

University Archives, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University.

 

Administrative information

access:

Open for research

publication rights:

Consult Head, Special Collections Department

preferred citation:

Anson Marston Papers, RS 11/1/11, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University Library.

 

Biographical note

Anson Marston was born in Seward, Illinois on May 31, 1864 to George and Sarah Scott Marston. He received a C.E. degree (1889) from Cornell University. Marston worked as a construction engineer (1889-1891) for the Missouri Pacific Railroad. He joined the staff at Iowa State College (University) in 1892 as Professor and Head (1892-1917) of the Department of Civil Engineering and became Dean (1904-1932) of the Division of Engineering. Marston, after stepping down and resuming teaching duties, was named Senior Dean (1932-1937) until he retired in 1937.

While at Iowa State, he developed the Engineering Division into a prestigious program. Marston established the Engineering Experiment Station (1904) and became its first Director (1904-1932). He designed Iowa State College sewage disposal system and water tower (Marston Water Tower), and initiated the building of Engineering Hall (Marston Hall). He also supervised the building of the Campanile and the restoration of Lake LaVerne. He established the Iowa State Highway Commission (Iowa Department of Transportation).

In addition to his work for Iowa State, Marston also engaged in consulting work. For the city of Ames, he designed the water pumping station, the reservoir, the elevated water tank, and the Ames Water Pollution Control System. He served as a consultant on many projects such as the Marshalltown (Iowa) sewage system, Manning (Iowa) water tower, and riverfront improvements with flood control at Dubuque, Cedar Rapids, and Council Bluffs. He also designed and consulted on waterworks projects for Waterloo (Iowa) and Rockford (Illinois). Anson Marston was also consultant on both the national and international level. He worked with the Hoover Commission on the Panama and Nicaragua Canals, the Mississippi River Flood Control Review Board, the Florida Everglades Research Commission, and the Columbia Basin Reclamation Project. In addition, he worked on several civil engineering projects in the cities of Lincoln (Nebraska), Chicago, Miami, Oakland, and Alameda (California).

During World War I, he served as a Major (1917-1918) in the Engineering Corps and was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel (1918). He was a Colonel of Engineers (1924-1928) for the U. S. Reserve Corps and a member of the auxiliary reserve (1928-1944). At the time of his death, he held the honorary commission of Colonel.

Anson Marston's main area of research was in road construction, culverts and sewer systems, compression and pressure tests, and load distributions. In addition, he studied soil dynamics, bridges, and flood control. He developed a theory commonly used in computing the backfill loads on pipes and received patents for special types of reinforcing for concrete pipes and for the methods of reducing loads carried by closed conduits buried in embankments or ditches. He wrote over 200 technical publications, books, and manuals.

Anson Marston belonged to numerous professional organizations, boards, and commissions. He was a member of National Research Council, the American Society of Engineers (Director, 1920-1922; Vice-President, 1923-1925; and President,1929), American Society for Testing Materials, the Society for Promotion of Engineering Education, the Land Grant College Engineering Association (President, 1913-1914), the Joint Concrete Culvert Pipe Committee (Chairman, 1920-1932), and the Committee C-6 on Drain Tile. He was also the Chairman for the Advisory Board on Highway Research National Research Committee and the Chairman of the Valuation Committee American Society of Civil Engineers.

In his prestigious career, he won the Fuertes Medal (1904) from Cornell University, the Chanute Medal (1904) from the Western Society of Engineers, and the Lamme Medal (1941) from the Society for the Promotion of Engineering Education. He also received honorary degrees from the University of Nebraska (1925), Michigan State College (1927), and Iowa State (1948). Iowa State also established the Marston Medal (1938) in honor of Marston. The Marston Medal recognizes outstanding alumni of the College of Engineering.

Anson Marston married Alice Day December 14, 1892. They had two sons: Morrill Watson and Anson Day. Marston died October 21, 1949 from injuries he received during a car accident.

 

Collection description

This collection (1864-1983, n.d.) contains the papers and publications, research, engineering projects, and correspondence of Anson Marston. The papers also contain biographical information, including a biography of Marston written by Herbert Gilkey, memorials, documents concerning his military career, and a history of the Phelps-Newcomb family. In addition, the collection includes information regarding Marston's projects and research involving sewage and drainage systems, culvert material tests, good roads. Also included are documents concerning engineering projects for the Florida Everglades, Iowa municipalities' water and sewage systems, Nebraska's highway design, and the Panama Canal. In addition, the papers contain Marston's writings, which focus on sewage and drainage systems, culvert material tests, Iowa Highway System, Iowa State College projects and the Engineering Experiment Station.

 

 

Description of series

Series 1

Biographical Information

1864-1983

extent:

19 folders

description:

This series contains the biographical information of Anson Marston. It consists of material regarding his military career, honors and awards, memorials, and newspaper clippings. This series also contains information from Herbert J. Gilkey's Bibliography "Anson Marston: ISU First Dean of Engineering". In addition, the series includes genealogical information about the Phelps, Newcomb, Marston, and Day families.

 

Container list

Box

Folder

Title

Dates

1

1

Biographical information (includes 1 2x3 B&W photograph)

1864-1983

2

36

Bibliographies and Publication List of Anson Marston

n.d.

1

2

Certificates

1907

15 1 Certificates 1925-1947
15 2 Cornell University Class Reunions 1889-1914

Map Case

3

Diploma granting Degree of Civil Engineering from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

1889

1

3

Genealogy of Phelps -Newcomb Family

1914-1977

1

4

Honors and Awards

1925-1949

1

5

Memorials and Obituaries

1949-1958

1

6

Military Service

1917-1947

1

7

Newspaper Clippings

1917-1944

15 3 Newspaper Clippings 1929-1941

1

8

The Ormesby Magazine Article about Marston

1960

5

1

Anson Marston; Iowa State University's First Dean of Engineering, by Herbert J. Gilkey

1968

5

2

Anson Marston; Iowa State University's First Dean of Engineering, by Herbert J. Gilkey - Table of Contests for Appendices

n.d.

5

3

Anson Marston; Iowa State University's First Dean of Engineering, by Herbert J. Gilkey - Appendix A A-4 to A6

1944

5

4

Anson Marston; Iowa State University's First Dean of Engineering, by Herbert J. Gilkey - Appendix B B-1 to B40

1901-1920

5

5

Anson Marston; Iowa State University's First Dean of Engineering, by Herbert J. Gilkey - Appendix C C1 to C2, C4 to C13

1913-1963

5

6

Anson Marston; Iowa State University's First Dean of Engineering, by Herbert J. Gilkey. - Appendix D D6, D8 (1 of 2)

1938-1941

5

7

Anson Marston; Iowa State University's First Dean of Engineering, by Herbert J. Gilkey. - Appendix D D2 to D3 (2 of 2)

1912,1949

1

12

"Alumnus of Iowa State College Civil Engineers Honor Marston"

1929

1

13

"Ames Engineers"

1921

1

14

"Anson Marston Makes Many Contributions to Engineering"

1929

Map
Case

3

Certificate State Highway Commissioner

1907

Map
Case

3

Phelps Family Tree

1914

 

Description of series

Series 2

Papers and Publications

1893-1967

extent:

2.52 linear feet (6 boxes)

description:

This series contains the papers and publications written by Marston. Many of the writings focus on engineering as a profession, engineering education, and Iowa State College (University) Division of Engineering. The papers also reflect Marston's interest in road construction, water and sewage systems, concrete, cement, and clay. The series also contains recommendations and reports regarding projects such the Florida Everglades and the Sanitary District of Chicago.

 

Container list

Box

Folder

Title

Dates

6

7

"109th Engineers U. S. Army World War 1917-1918"

1918

6

8

"Advance of Education"

1922

6

9

"Aim and Scope of the Engineering Division"

1926

6

10

"Aims and Purposes of Civil Engineering Education"

1930

6

11

"American Society of Civil Engineers"

1921

6

12

"Ames Engineering"

1924

1

15

"Brick Paving in Iowa"

1902

6

13

"Business Training for the Engineer"

1919

1

16

"Care and Operation of Sewage Disposal Plants in Iowa"

1916

1

17

"Causes of Structural Failures of Sewers"

1933

6

14

"Causes of Structural Failures of Sewers"

n.d.

1

9

"Century of Progress in Civil Engineering"

1931

1

18

"Ceramic School, Its Value to the State and the Clayworking Trade"

1967

1

19

"Choice of Subjects for Thesis"

1967

1

20

"Civil Engineer and His Place in the World's Economy"

1909

6

15

"Civil Engineering Department"

n.d.

6

16

"Cooperation Among Deans for the Selection and Advancement of Teachers"

1926

6

17

"Cooperation of Land Grant Colleges in Highway Research"

1923

1

21

"Cornell Civil Engineer"

1930

6

18

"Data of Iowa Sewage and Sewage Disposal"

1901

1

22

"Demand of the Times as to Engineering Education"

1894

6

19

"Discussion of Report on Culvert Pipe Investigations"

1925

6

20

"Drainage Investigators of the Iowa State College Experiment Station During 1908"

1908

6

21

"Draining of the Florida Everglades"

1928

6

22

"Duplication in Engineering Between Land Grant Institutions and State Universities"

1915

6

23

"Effect of the War Upon Engineering Education in the United States"

1919

1

23

"Engineer as a Citizen"

1929

1

24

"Engineer in the World Freedom War"

1942

6

24

"Engineer's Responsibility to the State"

1931

6

25

"Engineer's View of the Contractor"

1929

1

25

"Engineering and Engineering Education"

1929

1

26

"Engineering Division"

1924

6

26

"Engineering Education at State Technical and at Institutions of Technology"

1912

6

27

"Engineering Education its Relation to Professional Engineering Organizations"

1929

6

28

"Engineering Ethics"

1912-1925

6

29

"Engineering Experiment Station of the Iowa State College"

n.d.

1

27

"Engineering Experiment Station"

1967

6

30

"Engineering in Ancient India"

1913

6

31

"Engineering in Iowa"

n.d.

1

28

"Engineering in War Times"

1917

6

32

"Engineering Problems of the Great Lakes"

1928

6

33

"Engineering Research in Land Grant Colleges"

1928

6

34

"Engineering Valuation of Highway Systems"

1933

1

29

"Engineering Valuation"

n.d.

6

35

"Excerpts from Dean Marston's 10 Year Building Program"

1931

6

36

"Field Work in Civil Engineering at Iowa State College Ames, IA"

n.d.

1

30

"Fifty Years of Engineering Leadership"

1889-1938

1

31

"Freshmen Engineers"

1918

1

32

"Friction Rollers"

1894

6

37

"Future of Engineering Experiment Stations at Land Grant Colleges"

1919

1

33

"Good Roads Problem in Iowa"

1905

6

38

"Grade School Buildings in Ames"

1922

6

39

"Has Specialization Been Overdone in College Courses"

n.d.

6

40

"High School and the High School Graduate in the World War"

1917

1

34

"Highway Engineering in Iowa"

1913

6

41

"Highway Research Work of American Association of Land Grant Colleges"

1923

6

42

"History of Sewage Tanks and of Patent Litigation in Connection Therewith"

1916

1

35

"Iowa Engineer Major A. Marston"

1917

1

36

"Iowa Engineer"

1951

1

37

"Iowa State College Engineering Experiment Station Bulletin vol. 4 no.3"

1908

1

38

"Iowa State College Sewage Disposal Plant"

1900

1

39

"Iowa State's First Engineering Dean"

1968

1

40

"Iowa's Industrial Survey"

1929

7

1

"Lake LaVerne Committee Meeting"

1938

7

2

"Lake LaVerne Maps, Photographs and Blueprints" (includes 15 3x4 b&w photographs)

1935

7

3

"Lake LaVerne Reports- Reports on Results of Laboratory Tests Made on Water of Lake LaVerne Inlets Thereto"

1940

7

4

"Land Grant College Engineering Association"

1914

2

1

"Legislative Appropriations for the Engineering Division"

1888

2

2

"Making Iowa State Famous"

1936

7

5

"Methods of Choosing City Engineers"

n.d.

2

3

"Midland Municipalities"

1900

7

6

"Modern Engineering Education"

1916

1

10

"Mortality Curve Study of the Actual Service Lives of Brick-on-Concrete Pavement Des Moines, Iowa"

1934

7

7

"National Program for Highway Research"

1919

7

8

"New Engineering Division"

1920

7

9

"New Sewage Plant at Grinnell, Iowa"

1902

2

4

"Original Investigations by Engineering Schools and Duty to the Public and the Profession"

1900

7

10

"Our National Highway Engineering Problem"

1921

7

11

"Place and Field of the Agricultural Engineer"

1914

7

12

"Place of the Engineer"

1916

7

13

"Preliminary Report on Data Obtained by Studies Conducted by the Founders Societies"

1926

2

5

"President W. M. Beardshear an Appreciation"

1902

7

14

"Probable Future of Engineering and of Engineering Education"

n.d.

7

15

"Professional Ethics and Practices"

1930

7

16

"Progress in Research During 1921"

1921

2

6

"Progress of Iowa Coordination Studies of Transportation Agencies"

1935

7

17

"Proposed Legislation to Establish Engineering Experiment Stations"

1916

7

18

"Proposed Plans for the Development of the American Society of Civil Engineers"

1920

2

7

"Public Roads a Journal of Highway Research"

1935

2

8

"Qualifications of Engineers"

1916

2

9

"Railroad Construction in a Louisiana Swamp"

1964

2

10

"Recommendations Including Brief Statement of Findings and Conclusions- The Sanitary District of Chicago"

1924

7

19

"Relation of the Engineering Schools to the Profession, the State and the Public - presidential address"

1915

2

11

"Report of Committee on Uniform Highway Accounting"

1937

2

12

"Report of Economic Survey of Certain Federal and Private Irrigation Projects 1929"

1929

2

13

"Report of Everglades Engineering Board of Review"

1927

7

20

"Report of Progress in the Study of Engineering Education"

1916

2

14

"Report of the Committee on Legislation The Cement Tile Question"

1889

7

21

"Report of the Committee on Sanitary Engineering"

1915

2

15

"Report of the Executive Committee on the Definition of Mechanic Arts"

1914

7

22

"Report on General Survey and Study of the Field of Engineering in Arkansas"

1921

7

23

"Report to Advisory Board on Highway Research for the Association of Land Grant Colleges, Engineering"

1923

7

24

"Resume of the History of Civil Engineering in the 18th Century"

1930

9

10

"Revised Report on 10 Year Building Needs of Engineering Division at Iowa State College"

1929

7

25

"Second Annual Report of the Standing Committee of Engineering Experiment Stations Association of Land Grant College"

1922

7

26

"Sewage and Sewage Disposal"

1920

2

16

"Sewage Disposal for Private Homes"

1936

7

27

"Sewage Disposal for the Iowa Farm House"

1905

2

17

"Sewage Disposal in Iowa"

1903

2

18

"Sewage Disposal Plants for Private Houses"

1909

2

19

"Sewage Disposal"

1925

7

28

"Small Sewage Disposal Plant in Central Iowa"

1889

2

20

"Some Experiments Relating to the Standard Methods of Testing Paving Brick"

1899

7

29

"Some Recent Iowa Sewage Disposal Plants"

1910

2

21

"Special Tests of Clay and of Concrete Tile for Committee c-6 at Ames, Iowa and Jefferson, Iowa Showing Comparative Results with 3 Different Bearings"

1914

2

22

"Standard Tests of Drain Tile and Sewer Pipe"

1911

7

35

"State's Responsibility in Road Improvement"

n.d.

7

30

"Status of Engineering Experiment Station Legislation"

1930

7

31

"Status of the Land Grant College in Recent Reports of the United States Bureau of Education"

1916

2

23

"Study of the Distribution of Strains by Polarized Light"

1893

1

11

"System of Industrial Education in Iowa"

1912

7

32

"Taxes and Education"

1920-1921

7

33

"Teaching of Engineering Valuation"

1932

2

24

"Technical Bases for the Recommendations of the Board of Review"

1925

2

25

"Tests by Dry Press Building Brick Commonly Used in Iowa"

1901

2

26

"Tests of Cement and Clay Drain Tile and Sewer Pipe"

1913

2

27

"Tests of Concrete Blocks"

1967

2

28

"Tests of Concrete Mortar and of Concrete Building Blocks"

1907

2

29

"Tests of Iowa Common Brick"

1903

2

30

"Tests of Sandline and Concrete Lime Brick and Concrete Building Blocks"

1967

7

34

"Tests of the Newlands Engineering Experiment Station Bill"

1916

2

31

"Tests of the Strength of Clay and Cement Drain Tile"

1908

14

18

"Theory of Loads on Pipes in Ditches and Tests of Cement and Clay Drain Tile and Sewer Pipes"

1913

7

36

"Training Ames Engineers for Leadership"

1923

2

32

"Training Engineers for Leaders"

1923

2

33

"Uniform Accounting for Highway Receipts and Expenditures and the Equitable Allocation of Highway Taxes and Fees"

1937

2

34

"Uniform Classification of Highway Accounts

1936

7

37

"Untitled Report about Engineering Experiment Station Bill HR9717"

1930

7

38

"Value of a College Education"

1926

7

39

"Value to Industries of Engineering Research at Iowa State College"

1925

7

40

"What is Engineering?"

1921

2

35

"Who's Who Among Ames Men"

1925

7

41

"Word to Freshmen Engineers"

1920

7

42

"Work of the Engineering Division for the College Year 1927-1928"

1927

3

10

Manuscript for Book - Conduits Under Fills, Handwritten Chapters 5 and 6

1948

4

8

Manuscript for Book - Loads On Ditch Conduits and Their Supporting Strengths as Laid

1936

3

11

Manuscript for Book - Conduits Under Fills, Chapter 5

1948

4

3

Manuscript for Book - Conduits Under Fills, " Appendix A, B, C, D

1948

3

7

Manuscript for Book - Conduits Under Fills, Chapter 2

1948

4

2

Manuscript for Book - Conduits Under Fills, Chapter 28

1948

3

8

Manuscript for Book - Conduits Under Fills, Chapter 3

1948

3

9

Manuscript for Book - Conduits Under Fills, Chapter 4

1948

4

1

Manuscript for Book - Conduits Under Fills, Chapter 9 (Includes 1 8x10 b&w Photograph)

1948

3

13

Manuscript for Book - Conduits Under Fills, Chapters 6,7,8

1948

4

5

Manuscript for Book - Conduits Under Fills, Discarded Tables and Figures

1948

4

6

Manuscript for Book - Conduits Under Fills, Edited by Deputy Division Engineer

1959

3

6

Manuscript for Book - Conduits Under Fills, Handwritten Chapters 1 and 2

1948

3

5

Manuscript for Book - Conduits Under Fills, Notes for Chapter 1

1948

3

4

Manuscript for Book - Conduits Under Fills, Outline for Chapters 1-4

1948

3

12

Manuscript for Book - Conduits Under Fills, Tables for Chapter 5

1948

4

7

Manuscript for Book - Internal Friction And Pressure Characteristics

1948

2

37

Manuscript for Book - Conduits Under Fills, Notes (1 of 3)

1947

3

1

Manuscript for Book - Conduits Under Fills, Notes (2 of 3)

1947

3

2

Manuscript for Book - Conduits Under Fills, Notes (3 of 3)

1947

4

4

Manuscript for Book Conduits Under Fills, Outline For Part 5 (4 5x7 b&w Photographs)

1948

3

3

Manuscript for Book - Conduits Under Fills, Tentative Outline for "Theoretical and Experimental Studies of Loads"

1948

4

9

Untitled Publication on Mechanic Arts

n.d.

 

Description of series

Series 3

Associations and Iowa State University Related Materials

1894-1938

extent:

0.42 linear feet (1 box)

description:

This series contains materials relating to Marston's professional associations and Iowa State College. The papers contain course materials and inventories for the Division of Engineering.

 

Container list

Box

Folder

Title

Dates

5

10

Affidavit District Court of the United States for the Central Division of the Western District of Missouri

1937

5

11

Affidavit District Court of the United States-Brashear Freight Lines Inc. vs. Public Service Commission of Missouri State

1938

5

12

American Society of Civil Engineering

1903-1930

15 4 Inter-Oceanic Canal Board: "Letters from Panama and Nicaragua," booklet of Marston’s letters compiled by Alice Marston; Caricature of Marston by J. Zavala Urtecho 1931

5

13

Interviews on Building Bids and Construction

1906

6

1

Iowa State College - Course: "Topics for Lectures and Examinations in the History of Engineering 1916"

1916

5

9

Iowa State College - Advisory Board and Iowa Industries

1928

5

14

Iowa State College - Attendance Figures

1894-1922

5

15

Iowa State College - Course: "The History of Engineering A Course of Lectures"

1912

6

2

Iowa State College - Data Regarding Students Who are Working Their Way Through School

n.d.

6

3

Iowa State College - Five Year Course in Mechanical Engineering

n.d.

6

4

Iowa State College - Inventory of Engineering Department

1913

6

6

Iowa State College - Photographs and Postcards (34 3x6 b&w photographs)

1910, n.d.

9

10

Iowa State College - Revised Report on 10 Year Building Needs of Engineering Division

1929

6

5

Iowa State College - Special War Courses

1917-1918

15 5 Iowa State Highway Commission Service Bulletin: Feature on Marston’s retirement from the Highway Commission 1927

9

11

State of Iowa Highway Commission

1919-1927

 

Description of series

Series 4

Presentations

1905 -1942, n.d.

extent:

0.42 linear feet (1 document box)

description:

This series contains the presentations given by Anson Marston. The presentations focus on engineering as a profession, engineering education, Iowa State College (University) Division of Engineering, Iowa State and its people. The presentations also reflect Marston's interest in road construction.

 

Container list

Box

Folder

Title

Dates

8

1

"Academic Standards and Academic Tenure"

1930

8

2

"The Advantage of Higher Education"

1922

8

3

"Appreciation of Professor Alvin B. Noble"

1936

8

4

"Appreciation of G.W. Bissell"

n.d.

8

5

"Division at Chicago of Lake Michigan Water to the Illinois and Mississippi"

1928

8

6

"Engineer as a Consultant and a Professional Man and His Contribution to Humanity and to the Production of Power"

1931

8

7

"Engineering at Iowa State College"

1905

8

8

"Engineering Education Past, Present and Future"

1922

8

9

"Fifth Year for Gifted Students"

1927

8

10

"George S. Bartlett Award to Dean Agg"

1936

8

11

"Good Roads"

1921

8

12

"Iowa State Highway Commission and its Work"

1921

8

13

"National Aspects of Land Grant Colleges and Universities"

1929

8

14

"Opportunities in Engineering"

1926

8

15

"President Beardshear and the College"

1938

8

16

"Relation of the War to Needs for Uniform Highway Accounting"

1942

8

17

"Report on Engineering Experiment Station Bill"

1931

8

18

"St. Lawrence Waterway Project"

1928

8

19

"Value of a College Education"

1926

8

20

"What Does the Engineering College Expect of the Construction Industry?"

1927

8

21

Untitled Speech on Iowa State College's 57th birthday

1926

 

Description of series

Series 5

Projects and Research

1897-1940, n.d.

extent:

2.52 linear feet (6 document boxes)

description:

This series contains the projects and research of Anson Marston. This series is listed chronologically.

 

Container list

Box

Folder

Title

Dates

Map Case

3

Ames, Iowa 4th Ward Sanitary Sewage System Plans for Sewage Tank

1908

8

24

Ames, Iowa Public Buildings; Library, YMCA, Alumni Hall

1903-1907

8

25

Ames, Iowa Sewage Disposal

1904-1905

8

26

Ames, Iowa Sewage Disposal Specifications and Plans

1903-1905

8

27

Ames, Iowa Water Works

1905-1908

Map Case

2

Blueprint of Controlling Device

1901

9

15

Compression Test of White Pine

1911

9

14

Compression Test of Wood

1911

9

16

Computations of Pressure

n.d.

9

18

Data on Tests of Loads on 24 Inch Sewer

1914

10

1

Diagrams And Calculations Showing Notation for Theory of Loads on Culverts

1919

8

31

Drainage Investigation and Friction Tests

1911

10

6

Earth Pressure Test

1911

Map Case

2

Expanded Metal Fire Proofing Floor Beam

1899

10

2

Experiment with Polarized Light

1893

10

3

Friction Tests Absorption Test of Paving Brick

1911

Map Case

3

Iowa Agricultural College Map Showing Proposed Sewage Disposal Plant

1896

Map Case

3

Iowa Agricultural College Proposed Sewage Disposal Plant

1896

Map Case

2

Iowa State College Blueprint Plan, Profile and Cross Section Along College Creek Above Welch Ave. Bridge

1935

Map Case

2

Iowa State College Blueprint Plan and Profile of College Creek From Hayward Ave. to Welch Ave. Bridge

1933,1935

Map Case

2

Iowa State College Blueprint Water Main to West End of Lake Laverne

1927,1934

9

1

Iowa State College Blueprints of Sewer Disposal Plant

1898-1920

Map Case

1

Iowa State College Blueprints of Water Tower Plans

1896

8

28

Iowa State College Campanile Computations

1897

8

29

Iowa State College Campus Railway

1906-1907

Map Case

3

Iowa State College Details of the Intermittent Sand Filter #5 Sewage Plant

1913

Map Case

3

Iowa State College Details for the Intermittent Filter #4 Sewage Disposal Plant

1913

9

2

Iowa State College Disposal and Water Supply

1908

9

3

Iowa State College Lake Laverne Maps and Plans

1936

9

4

Iowa State College Life in Lake Laverne

1934-1940

Map Case

3

Iowa State College Plan of The Sewage Disposal Plant

1913

Map Case

2

Iowa State College Proposed Reconstruction of Lake Laverne

1933

Map Case

2

Iowa State College Proposed Reconstruction of Lake Laverne Flood Channel on North Side of Lake #12

1933

Map Case

2

Iowa State College Proposed Reconstruction of Lake Laverne Flood Channel on North Side of Lake #13

1933

Map Case

2

Iowa State College Reconstruction of Lake Laverne Details of Outlet Manhole

1933

Map Case

2

Iowa State College Reconstruction of Lake Laverne

1933

Map Case

2

Iowa State College Reconstruction of Lake Laverne Details of Dam And Control Works

1933

Map Case

2

Iowa State College Sewer Plan And Profile of Lincoln Way from Ash Ave. to Hyland Ave.

1933

Map Case

2

Iowa State College Soil Borings on Embankment and Profile and Cross Section for Diversion Ditch Along South Shore of Lake Laverne

1935

Map Case

2

Iowa State College Topographic Map of Lake Laverne and Adjacent Area

1935

Map Case

2

Iowa State College Upper Pool and Control Works Lake Laverne

1933

Map Case

2

Iowa State College Upper Pool Retaining Walls, Lake Laverne

1934

Map Case

2

Large Scale Map of Upper Pool Basin as Excavated

1934

8

30

Lincoln, Nebraska Outfall Sewer (27 2x3 b&w and 4 8x10 b&w Photographs)

1923

10

4

Load Distribution on Culvert Pipe in Ditches And Embankments (Includes 3 5x7 B/W Photographs)

1925

10

5

Log of Earth Pressure Experiment

1910

Map Case

3

Contour Survey Near Sewage Plant

1916

9

5

Marshalltown, Iowa Sewage Disposal System

1900

9

6

Marston House Repairs

n.d.

Map Case

3

Old Disposal Plant

1917

9

7-8

Ouachita River Bridge And Pitts Steel Mill (10 5x7 b&w Photographs)

1891-1892

9

9

Panama Canal

1931

9

17

Pressure Tests on Drain Tile

1912

8

22

Project #28 Investigation of The Effect of The Method of Bedding upon The Supporting Strength of Sewer Pipe and Drain Tile

1916

8

23

Project #49 Mechanical Analysis of Sand

1917

9

13

Culvert Pipe Research

1927

Map Case

3

Recording Gauge Station #1 for Sewage Disposal Plant

n.d.

Map Case

3

Recording Gauge Station #2 for Sewage Disposal Plant

n.d.

5

8

Reference Materials List About India

n.d.

Map Case

3

Remodeled Sludge Area

1917

11-13

 

Research Note Cards

n.d.

10

7

Culvert Pipe Investigation (Includes 3 5x7 B/W Photographs)

1922

Map Case

3

Sewage Disposal for Horticultural Barn And Cottage

1904

Map Case

3

Sewage Disposal Plant for Iowa State College

1896

Map Case

3

Sewage Disposal Plant for Iowa State College (2 Copies)

1898

Map Case

3

Sewage Disposal Plant for New Heating Plant

1907

Map Case

1

Sewage Disposal Plant Plans

1904-1910

10

8

Standard Test of Drain Time and Sewage Pipe

1912

9

12

Culvert Pipes Supporting Strength in Actual Embankments

1927

10

9

Cast Iron Test

1911

 

Description of series

Series 6

Correspondence

1896-1948

extent:

0.84 linear feet (2 document boxes)

description:

This series contains the correspondence of Anson Marston regarding the development of the engineering program at Iowa State. The correspondence also includes information regarding civil engineering projects for the Everglades, local municipalities, City of Ames, water towers, and sewage disposal and water systems. In addition, there is personal correspondence with family members and colleagues. This series is arranged chronologically.

 

Container list

Box

Folder

Title

Dates

10

10

Johnson, J. B.

1896-1902

10

11

Concerning - Working Bids and Civil Engineering Job Positions

1896-1899

10

12

Concerning - Chicago Bridge and Iron Company

1896-1909

10

13

Concerning - Columbia University Professorship

1898

10

14

Turneaure, Fredrick

1898-1904

10

15

Family members- wife Alice, brother C.L. and sister Mary

1898-1907

10

16

Chatburn, George R.

1898-1912

10

17

Concerning - Municipal Sewers and Water Towers

1900-1902

10

18

Sims, A. V.

1901

10

19

Chattin, A. B.

1901-1910

15 6 Military Correspondence 1901-1950

10

20

Concerning - Manning Water Tower

1902-1903

14

1

Morris, F.M.

1903-1904

14

2

Concerning - Public Sewage and Drainage Systems

1903-1907

14

3

Cessna, O. H.

1903-1913

14

4

Concerning - Iowa State Alumni Association

1904-1913

14

5

Concerning - Personal Stationary artwork created by Alice Marston

1906

14

6

Consulting

1906

14

7

Concerning - 5 year Engineering Plan at Iowa State College

1908

14

8

Concerning - Business, Patent Infringement, and Engineering Department at Iowa State College

1908-1909

14

9

Champlin, A. L.

1908-1910

14

10

Chatterton, R. R.

1910-1912

14

11

Concerning - Business and Civil Engineering Projects and Patents

1911-1930

14

12-13

Concerning - 5 year Engineering Plan at Iowa State College

1922

14

14

Findlay

1928

14

15

Concerning - Lake LaVerne at Iowa State College

1928-1942

14

16

Schafer, George

1948

14

17

Concerning - Publication of Book with McGraw Hill Co.

1947-1948