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Bryan, Charles W., Jr. Collection
Crerar Ms 396 and Crerar Ms 303
6.5 linear feet (2 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
Special Collections Research Center
The collection contains images and texts documenting large-scale construction and engineering projects, particularly of ships, ports, and railroads. The materials were collected by, or associated with civil engineer Charles Walter Bryan, Jr. Crerar Mss 396 and 303.
The collection is open for research.
When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Bryan, Charles W., Jr. Collection [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library.
Charles Walter Bryan, Jr. was born on January 20, 1890, to Charles Walter Bryan and Mary Elizabeth Shaw. He graduated from Washington University in 1912 with a degree in Civil Engineering.
From 1912 to 1917, Bryan worked on construction project in the eastern United States and Canada, first serving as a construction engineer for the Hell Gate, New York railroad bridge. He subsequently became a construction supervisor for the developing shipyard at Kearny, New Jersey. He continued his career with the Federal Shipbuilding Company until 1948. From 1950 to 1959, he served as President of the Pullman Standard Car Manufacturing Company in Chicago.
Bryan married Mary Cora DeGarmo in 1920. He died on March 15, 1966.
The collection contains images and texts documenting large-scale construction and engineering projects, particularly of ships, ports, and railroads. The materials were collected by, or associated with, Charles Walter Bryan, Jr., and possibly his father, Charles Walter Bryan, Sr.
|Box 1 Folder 1|
Brochures and images featuring bridges, 1913, undated
|Box 1 Folder 2|
Invitations and programs for bridge openings and ship launchings, 1905-1951
|Box 1 Folder 3|
Hell Gate Bridge, New York, NY, construction photographs, 1912-1914
|Box 1 Folder 4|
Pamphlets and texts about rail transportation, 1953-1964
|Box 1 Folder 5|
Correspondence with Pennsylvania Railroad about Susquehanna River Bridge, 1940
|Box 1 Folder 6|
“The Wherefore and the Wherewithal,” address to ASA Company Member Conference, Kansas City, MO, 1959
|Box 1 Folder 7-8|
Texts about shipbuilding and marine transportation, 1945-1948
|Box 1 Folder 9|
Alumni planning meeting, Washington University, agenda and documents, June 10-11, 1958
Plans and memoranda relating to Italian maritime projects, circa 1940s
Lantern slides depicting ship construction, 1940s