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John Clayton Tracy papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 502

Scope and Contents

The John Clayton Tracy Papers consist of writings, correspondence, and subject files relating to Tracy's role as professor of civil engineering and head of the Department of Civil Engineering at the Sheffield Scientific School, secretary of the Yale Class of 1890 (S.S.S.), and Yale representative to the Society of Sigma Xi.

Dates

  • 1892-1952

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Carleton Smith and the Department of Civil Engineering, Yale University.

Extent

4 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.0502

Overview

The John Clayton Tracy Papers consist of writings, correspondence, and subject files relating to Tracy's role as professor of civil engineering and head of the Department of Civil Engineering at the Sheffield Scientific School, secretary of the Yale Class of 1890 (S.S.S.), and Yale representative to the Society of Sigma Xi.

Biographical / Historical

John Clayton Tracy, civil engineer and author, was born in Willimantic, Connecticut on November 3, 1869. He received his Ph.B. from the Sheffield Scientific School, Yale University, in 1890, and his C.E. in 1892. Tracy was an instructor (1891-1892), assistant professor (1902-1915), and professor (1915-1936) in the Department of Civil Engineering at Yale. He also served as department chairman from 1915-1936.

Member of the Society for the Promotion of Engineering Education, Connecticut Society of Civil Engineers, Graduates Club. Director of the New Haven Chamber of Commerce, Member Executive Committee Yale Engineering Association, Yale representative on the national council of the Society of the Sigma Xi.

Tracy died on November 1, 1955.
Title
Preliminary Guide to the John Clayton Tracy Papers
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by Lisa Newman
Date
February 1979
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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