Carl A. Menzel Papers, 1918-88
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Brief Description: Papers of Carl A. Menzel '17 (1894-1987), including correspondence, biographical information, autobiographical recollections, publications, patents, press releases, photographs, awards and clippings relating to Mr. Menzel's career at the Forest Products Laboratory (1918-21), Underwriter's Laboratories (1921-28) and the Portland Cement Association (1928-59) and his engineering research humidity testing in wood drying kilns (1926), Homewood, IL sewage system (1927-29), fire resistance and strength of concrete masonry (1931-32), Portland Cement as a binder in foundry molding sand (1937), autoclave testing apparatus (1934-39), concrete reinforcing bars (1941-46), aid and moisture content of concrete (1947, 1955-58), concrete and steel bonding (1952), Menzel high-pressure steam curing symposium (1969), and awards from the American Society for Testing and Materials (1931, 1974-75) and the American Concrete Institute (1963, 1970).  Personal recollections related to childhood in Barrington and Chicago, IL, friends, research accomplishments and family.
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Record Series Number: 26/20/70
Created by: Menzel, Carl A. (1894-1987)
Volume: 0.6 cubic feet
Acquired: 1/6/1988
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Arrangement: Chronological
Subject Index
American Concrete Institute
American Society for Testing and Materials
Barrington, Illinois
Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute
Forest Products Laboratory
Homewood, Illinois
Humidity Testing
Portland Cement Association
Reinforced Concrete
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]