Guide to the Donald M. Burmister Papers

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1068
Creators:
Burmister, Donald, 1895-
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1927-1974.
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
3 Cubic feet
14 boxes
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Reports, studies, diagrams, and articles relating to consulting projects undertaken by Burmister concerning beach erosion, building and bridge foundations, airports, highways, docks, piers, bulkheads, and land development.

Arrangement
Arrangement
1 series. Arrangement: By project.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Burmister, engineer and university professor, taught civil engineering at Columbia University from 1928-1963, specializing in soil mechanics and foundation engineering. He also worked as a consulting engineer beginning in 1936.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection is unprocessed.
Author
NMAH Staff
Ownership and Custodial History
Donated to the National Museum of History and Technology (now the National Museum of American History) by Donald Burmister.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Donald Burmister Papers, 1927-1974, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Custodial History
Custodial History
Transfered to the Archives Center from Division of Work and Industry, 2007.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Beach erosion Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Civil engineering Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Civil engineers Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Diagrams Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Docks Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Engineering Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Foundations Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Piers Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Soil mechanics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Airports Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Articles Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Roads -- Design and construction Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Roads Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reports Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI. 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