Guide to the Lloyd F. Rader Papers

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0952
Creators:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Rader, Lloyd Forrest, 1902-1979
Rader, Helen
Dates:
1925 - 1980
Languages:
English
Collection is in English.
Physical Description:
1 Cubic foot
2 boxes
Repository:
Lloyd F. Rader was born in 1902 in Lincoln, Nebraska. He received his education from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, earning his bachelor, masters, and Ph. D in civil engineering. Rader taught at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, New York and he served as a professor at the University of Wisconsin at Madison for 33 years. The collection includes material about Rader's professional career, honors and awards he received, and articles and textbooks authored or co-authored by Rader about asphalt, concrete, and urban planning.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection contains materials related to Lloyd F. Rader's career in civil engineering, including resumes, correspondence, photographs, lecture notes, research papers, honorary memberships in various societies, award certificates, newsletters, clippings, reprints of journal articles written by Rader, periodicals, and books on construction and paving materials.

Arrangement
Arrangement
This collection is arranged into three series.
Series 1: Biographical, 1954-1980
Series 2: Honors and Awards, 1938-1979
Series 3: Articles and Textbooks, 1925-1979

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Lloyd Forrest Rader was born in Lincoln, Nebraska on October 8, 1902. Rader earned his bachelor degree in 1924, his master's degree in 1925,and his Ph. D. degree in civil engineering in 1938, all from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He also attended the United States Naval Academy for three years, from 1919 to 1922. Rader worked as a civil engineer for the Pennsylvania State Highway Department and the Nebraska State Highway Department. In 1925, he began teaching as a civil engineering instructor at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. From 1928-1937, Rader served as an Assistant Professor of Civil Engeering at the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, New York and from 1937 to 1940 he served as an Associate Professor. While at the Polytechnic Institute, Rader developed a testing laboratory for highway materials and for soil mechanics and taught undergraduate and graduate coursework. In 1940, Rader joined the staff of the University of Wisconsin at Madison serving as Professor of Civil Engineering in charge of the Division of Highway Engineering and City Planning. During World War II, Rader served as an officer in the Civil Engineering Corps and Sea Bees of the the Navy on active duty for over four years, reaching the rank of Commander.
While at the University of Wisconsin, Rader served on a variety of committees including the Campus Planning Committee and the University Civil Defense Committee. He was also an active member in the Madison, Wisconsn community, serving as the chairman of the Madison Traffic Commission, the chairman of the Madison Civil Defense Commission, the president of the University West End Club and the Madison Technical Club. Rader also was involved in professional engineering societies, including the Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists, the American Society for Testing and Materials, and the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Rader retired from the University of Wisconsin in 1973. He received numerous awards and honors, including the Prevost Hubbard Award from the American Society for Testing and Materials on June 28, 1974. At the age of 77, Rader died on December 23, 1979.

Administration
Processing Information
Processed by Sara Wheeler, intern, August 2017; supervised by Alison Oswald, archivist
Author
Sara Wheeler
Immediate Source of Acquisiton
Donated by Helen Rader to the National Museum of American History's Division of Civil and Mechanical Engineering in 1982.

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Preferred Citation
Lloyd F. Rader Papers, 1925-1980, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectural property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Ownership and Custodial History
Ownership and Custodial History
Collected by the Division of Work and Industry and transferred to the Archives Center in 2007.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Lecture notes Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
City planning Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pavements Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Asphalt Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Civil engineers Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Concrete -- 1920-1960 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Resumes Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Periodicals Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Books -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Books Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Certificates Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clippings -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Certificates -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Correspondence -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Civil engineering Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Roads Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Urban planning and environment Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Awards Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
University of Wisconsin--Madison Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rader, Helen Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
American Society of Civil Engineers. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
American Society for Testing and Materials Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives