Chester P. Siess Papers

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Biographical Note

Subject Terms

Administrative Information

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Biographical

Correspondence

Teaching

Research, Publications, and Employment

Oversize Material



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Collection Overview

Title: Chester P. Siess Papers, 1933-2004Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: 11/5/34

Primary Creator: Siess, Chester Paul (1916-2004)

Extent: 8.93 cubic feet

Arrangement: Content is arranged in four series: Series 1 contains biographical and personal materials; Series 2 contains files relating to Dr. Siess' correspondents; Series 3 contains materials concerning Dr. Siess' tenure at the University of Illinois as a professor of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics and Civil Engineering; and Series 4 contains Dr. Siess' articles, including drafts and notes relating to his articles, numbered job files, and information regarding his involvement in professional organizations, such as the American Concrete Institute (ACI). Folders in Series 1, 2, and 3 are arranged in alphabetical order. Folders in Series 4 are arranged chronologically in an attempt to preserve original order.

Date Acquired: 07/09/1967. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: American Concrete Institute, Building Codes, Concrete Analysis, Faculty Papers

Formats/Genres: Papers

Languages: English, Spanish;Castilian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Papers of Chester Paul Siess (1916-2004), M.S. 1939, Ph.D. 1948, including the American Concrete Institute Committee 318 files on the ACI Building Code Requirements for reinforced concrete, meeting minutes, membership lists, and subjects such as materials and testing, shear and bond, flexure, and columns. Dr. Siess served as a committee member from 1953-1997. Additions include files concerning Dr. Siess' work with the Chicago Parks District on the Grant Park Garage, Erico Cadweld rebar splices, Midwest Prestressed Concrete, Laclede Steel Company, Proctor and Gamble, and other companies as well as his involvement with the American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM), the American Concrete Institute (ACI), and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Materials concerning his tenure at the University of Illinois include class rosters, schedules, and notes. Correspondents file materials include letters, newspaper articles, greeting cards, business cards, and corporate publications. Correspondents include H. M. Newmark, Mehte Sozen, Joseph Colaco, and others. Personal materials include Dr. Siess' retirement scrapbook, photographs, and memorials. Also included in the collection are Dr. Siess' fieldbooks.

Biographical Note

Chester Paul Siess (1916-2004) was born in Alexandria, Louisiana and received his bachelor's degree in 1936 from Louisana State University. Following graduation, he worked for the highway department's statewide highway planning survey and later, spent a year on the LSU campus in a soils laboratory. Following his employment with the highway department, he received an assistantship at the University of Illinois for two years to pursue a graduate degree. He completed his master's in 1939 in structural engineering. After graduation, he worked in Chicago for the Chicago Department of Subways and Supherhighways in the Soils Laboratory. In 1941, he worked in the Bridge Office of the New York Central. He was then offered a job at the University of Illinois, where he worked in the Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. During his time with TAM, he made progress towards a PhD, completing his doctorate in 1948 in structural engineering. In 1949, he began working in the Department of Civil Engineering and became a full professor of Civil Engineering in 1955. From 1973 to 1978, he served as department head. He retired in 1978 and was appointed professor emeritus.

Dr. Siess was active in several professional organizations, including the American Concrete Institute (ACI) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). He was awarded honorary membership in ACI in 1969 and served as president from 1974-1975. He served on Committee 318 from 1953-1997. The committee was responsible for creating the Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete. He presented papers throughout his career at conferences not only in the United States, but also in Mexico, Sweden, Canada, and Peru.

Subject/Index Terms

American Concrete Institute
Building Codes
Concrete Analysis
Faculty Papers

Administrative Information

Repository: University of Illinois Archives

Accruals: Additions acquired on 06/20/2014.

Access Restrictions: Materials in box 1 are restricted. Please contact the University Archivist for more information.

Other Note: 0 Pages


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Biographical, 1936-2004],
[Series 2: Correspondence, 1942-1998],
[Series 3: Teaching, 1936-2001],
[Series 4: Research, Publications, and Employment, 1939-2004],
[Series 5: Oversize Material, 1945-1966],
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Series 2: Correspondence, 1942-1998Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: A correspondents, 1961-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Abbasi, A. G. F., 1968-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Abdul-Baki, F., 1951-1957Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Abeles, P. W., 1953-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Akcaglilar, N., 1950-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Aoyama, H., 1962-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Appleton, J. H., 1948-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Archibald, R., 1944-1963Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Atlas, A., 1959-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Baker, A. L. L., 1948-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Baron, M. J., 1957-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Benjamin, I. A., 1955-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Bennett, W. B., 1957-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Bergman, S. G. A., 1954-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Bernaert, S., 1956-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Bozzo, Miguel, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Breen, J. E., 1986-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Bresler, B., 1952-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Brooks, D. S., 1958-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Bruce, R. N., 1959-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Burns, Ned H., 1960-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Colaco, Joseph (1 of 2), 1963-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Colaco, Joseph (2 of 2), 1963-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Cowan, H. J., 1952-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Craven, M. A., 1947-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Crawford, R. E., 1960-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Cullen, D. R., 1952-1956Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Dai, Peter K., 1961-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Danner, E., 1951-1953Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Diaz de Cossio, Roger, 1959-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Diaz-Gomez, C., 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Dill, A. F., 1954-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Dreyer, P., 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Erickson, E. L., 1938-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Ernst, G. C., 1955-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Feldman, A., 1961-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Ferguson, P. M., 1952-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Flemming, C. J., 1960-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Fluhr, W. E., 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Gaston, J. R., 1953-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Gamble, W. L., 1967-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Haas, A. M., 1959-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Hall, A. S., 1958-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Hall, W. J., 1990-1993Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Haltinanger, J. D., 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Hanson, W. E., 1952-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Hawkins, Neil M., 1964-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 48: Hernandez, G., 1960-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 49: Hillerborg, A., 1959-1993Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Hilsdorf, H. K., 1959-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Hognestad, E., 1953-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Hopkins, H. J., 1957-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Huntington, W. C., 1950-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Iyengar, H., 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Kemp, E. L., 1968-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Kesler, C. E., 1955-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Khan, F. R. (1 of 2), 1954-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Khan, F. R. (2 of 2), 1954-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Laupa, A., 1951-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Legatos, N. A., 1958-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Leonhardt, F., 1952-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Liebman, J. C., 1981-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Lin, T. Y., 1953-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Lorentsen, Mogens, 1967-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Losberg, Anders, 1968-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Lyse, Inge, 1959-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 18: MacGregor, J. G., 1960-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Marin, J., 1964-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Martin, I., 1960-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 21: McLean, G., 1953-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Moore, W. P., 1985-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Moss, D. D., 1963-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Moretto, O., 1947-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Munse, W. H., 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Murphy, H. L., 1954-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Naruoka, M., 1949-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Neville, A. M., 1958-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Newmark, N. M. (1 of 2), 1944-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Newmark, N. M. (2 of 2), 1944-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Norman, R. G., 1956-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Nylander, H., 1951-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Oleszkiewicz, S., 1961-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 34: de Paira, H. A. R., 1964-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Paxson, G. S., 1946-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Peck, R. B., 1942-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Pfrang, E. O., 1961-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Rao, J. K. Sridhar, 1994-1993Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Reece, R. C., 1950-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Reyes-Guerra, D. R., 1957-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Richart, F. E., 1983-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Rosenbleuth, E., 1953-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Rusch, H., 1959-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Sahlin, S., 1984-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Salgo, M., 1950-1991Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Schweizer, C. B., 1959-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Sen, B. R., 1957-1958Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Smith, R. G., 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Sozen, M. A., 1957-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Sozen, Mete, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Suvunnetr, S., 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Szulczynski, Tadeusz, 1961-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Taylor, R., 1964-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Tedesko, A., 1993-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Tejwani, Asan G., 1962-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Thiruvengadam, T. R., 1969-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Untrauer, Raymond, 1961-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Uyarik, M. E., 1950-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Viest, I. M., 1950-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Warwaruk, J., 1957-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Wastlund, G., 1949-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Wilkes, L. W., 1947-1958Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Woodring, R. E., 1961-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Yamashiro, R., 1962-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Yao, J. T. P., 1982-1993Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Zwoyer, E. M., 1954-1988Add to your cart.

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[Series 1: Biographical, 1936-2004],
[Series 2: Correspondence, 1942-1998],
[Series 3: Teaching, 1936-2001],
[Series 4: Research, Publications, and Employment, 1939-2004],
[Series 5: Oversize Material, 1945-1966],
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