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Marvin, Frank Olin, 1852-1915



Marvin, Frank Olin, professor of civil engineering and dean of the school of engineering at the University of Kansas, was born at Alfred Center, N. Y., May 27, 1852. He was educated at Allegheny College. Meadville, Pa., where he received the A. B. degree in 1871 and the A. M. in 1874. He was principal of the Lawrence (Kan.) high school in 1876-78; was instructor in mathematics and physics in the University of Kansas from 1879 to 1883, when he became professor of civil engineering. He was appointed dean of the school of engineering when it was organized in 1891. His great service to education has been in the building of a successful engineering school at the university. In 1895 he became engineer for the Kansas state board of health. He is fellow of the American Association of the Advancement of Science, member of the Society of Civil Engineers, and the Kansas Academy of Science. His publications consist of papers before scientific societies, and contributions to scientific journals. (Page 234 from volume II of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912).

Found in 2 Records:

Personal papers of Frank O. Marvin

Call Number: PP 81

Marvin taught in the School of Engineering at the University of Kansas from 1875-1915 and was the School's first Dean. This collection contains a scrapbook, notebooks, photos, and other items.

Dates: 1875 - 1914

Records of the University of Kansas' School of Engineering

 Record Group
Call Number: RG 21

This record group includes records of the University of Kansas' School of Engineering's central administrative offices, including dean's correspondence, as well as records of the various engineering departments. This typically includes correspondence, student and faculty records, and the records of special projects and programs.

Dates: 1888 - 2020