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Personal papers of David Darwin

Call Number: PP 576


This collection contains material relating to David Darwin's research as a civil engineer in the field of concrete strength and rebar corrosion. It also includes material from his consulting work and his time as an editor for the American Society of Civil Engineers' (ASCE) Journal of Structural Engineering.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1952, 1974 - 2007 ( 1990-2000)


Language of Materials

Materials primarily in English, with some material in German and Japanese.

Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Biography of David Darwin

David Darwin has been a professor at the University of Kansas since 1974, earning a distinguished professorship in 1990. After graduating from Cornell University he served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, serving for a year in Vietnam. Darwin has been involved in many engineering organizations in various leadership positions, including president of the American Concrete Institute, committee member for the American Institute of Steel Construction, and a member of the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute Standards Comittee.


9.75 Linear Feet (12 boxes + 10 oversize folders)

Physical Location

PP 576

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, David Darwin, 2014.

Related Materials

Consult library staff regarding the availability of related photographs, biographical files, and scrapbooks.

Guide to the David Darwin Collection
Personal papers of David Darwin
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Preferred citation
Personal papers of David Darwin, PP 576, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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