Thayer School of Engineering, Dean records, 1867 - 1996Manuscript DA-4

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Thayer School of Engineering, Dean records, 1867 - 1996

Call Number:

Manuscript DA-4

Collection Dates:

1867 - 1996

Size of Collection:

211 boxes (300 linear ft.)


The Thayer School of Civil Engineering was established at Dartmouth College in 1867 through the beneficence of General Sylvanus Thayer, Dartmouth 1807, and former superintendent of West Point. General Thayer selected Robert Fletcher of West Point to be the first director of the school. Records of the Dean of the Thayer School of Engineering contain correspondence of General Thayer, Fletcher, and Dartmouth College President, Asa Dodge Smith, discussing the founding and academic program; financial records; student accounts and research; meeting minutes, reports and proposals of the Board of Overseers; faculty meeting minutes, CVs, and research; projects undertaken by the faculty and students of the School, and general subject files from the Office of the Dean documenting the administrative, financial, and curricular concerns of the School, its faculty and students, and its physical plant..

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