Chester P. Siess Papers

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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.

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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],
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Series 4: Research, Publications, and Employment, 1939-2004Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Numbered Employment Files, 1942-1978Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: CAAP Tests (1), 1942-1943Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Lewistown Pipe Co. (2), 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Leavitt Corporation (3), ca. 1937-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Orchard Airport (4), 1948-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Flight Deck Analyses (5), 1949-1952Add to your cart.
Folder 6: El Paso Trainway (6), 1949-1950Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Jobs for Peck-Bills (7), 1952-1958Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Jobs for Peck-Reports (7), 1950-1953Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Hillel Foundation (8), ca. 1951Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Neff Concrete Products (9), 1952-1958Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Shutt Elevator, Girard, Illinois (10), 1952-1956Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Hulcher Elevator, Virden, Illinois (11), 1953-1955Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Pawnee Elevator (12), 1954-1955Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Bender Bros. (13), 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Morris Elevator (14), 1953-1955Add to your cart.
Folder 6: American Bridge Company (16), 1955-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 7: R. C. P. Co. (17), 1955-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 8: R. C. P. Co. Ultimate Strength (17), 1956-1957Add to your cart.
Folder 9: R. C. P. Co. Static Tests (17), 1955-1956Add to your cart.
Folder 10: R. C. P. Co. Dynamic Tests (17) (1 of 2), 1950-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 11: R. C. P. Dynamic Tests (17) (2 of 2), 1950-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Nelsen Precast Bridge Slab (18), 1955-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Lake Washington Bridge (19), 1955-1956Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Proctor and Gamble-Lexington Plant (22), 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Harrison Park Apartments (23), 1954-1957Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Kuwait Quay Wall (24), 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 17: ADM Elevator, Topeka, Kansas (25), 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Laclede Steel (26), 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Proctor and Gamble (27), 1956-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Newmark Deep Beams (29), 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 21: R. C. P. Co. Pittsburgh (28), 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Nelsen Concrete Culvert Co. (30), 1958-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Earthquake Design PCA Newmark (31), 1959-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 24: PCA Earthquake correspondence (31) (1 of 2), 1958-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 25: PCA Earthquake correspondence (31) (2 of 2), 1958-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 26: PCA Earthquake reports and data (31), 1958-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Neff Concrete Products Joist Deflections (32), 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 28: CENTRHUM (33), 1961-1965Add to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Raymond International-Guayaquil, Ecuador (34), 1961-1963Add to your cart.
Folder 2: US Navy Civil Engineering Lab (35) (1 of 2), 1962-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 3: US Navy Civil Engineering Lab (35) (2 of 2), 1962-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 4: SOM (Skidmore, Owings, Merrill) UAL (United Air Lines) (37), 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 5: SOM (Skidmore, Owings, Merrill) Evergreen Plaza (38) (1 of 2), 1962-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 6: SOM (Skidmore, Owings, Merrill) Evergreen Plaza (38) (2 of 2), 1962-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 7: University of New Mexico Air Force Shock Tube Facility (39), 1963-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Chicago Parks District South Garage floor cracks (40), 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Chicago Park District North Garage columns (40), 1963-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Chicago Park District South Garage Destruction and Construction (40), 1963-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Cadweld Creep Tests (42), 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 12: National Steel (43), 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill 500 N. Michigan "Tests of Concrete-Filled Spiral Welded Pipe" (44), 1947-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill 500 N. Michigan (44), 1960-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Washington Metro (45), 1976-1978Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Employment Files, 1946-1984Add to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Engineering Report on Stability, Deformations, and Structural Behavior, Puerto Nuevo Wharf, Guayquil, Ecuador, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Early Proposals-Floor Slabs, 1946-1956Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Bond Tests with AE Concrete, 1948-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Michigan Test on Rolled Beam Bridge Using H20-S16 Loading, 1951-1952Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Evaluation of Steel H-Beam Piling, 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 21: ORDL Administrative, 1954-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Test on Concrete and Reinforcing Bars, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 23: East Peoria High School, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Standard Vacuum Building, 1955-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Proctor and Gamble, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Danley Machine Foundations, 1956-1957Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Dynamic Tests of Pre-Stressed Cylinder Piles, 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Newspaper clippings (ASCE), 1967-1993Add to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Axial Tension Test of Concrete-Filled Corrugated Steel Shell Pile, 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Brunswick Building (1 of 2), 1962-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Brunswick Building (2 of 2), 1962-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Midwest Prestressed Concrete, 1965-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Chicago Circle Union Roof, 1966-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Chicago Park District Grant Park Garage North floor repairs, 1966-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Cadweld Abbasi Tests, 1966-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Cadweld Splices, Correspondence regarding, 1967-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Erico Cadweld Rebar Splices (1 of 2), 1968-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Erico Cadweld Rebar Splices (2 of 2), 1968-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 11: OCE (Office of the Chief of Engineers) Consultant, 1973-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Billings-Contracts, CUTD (Chicago Urban Transporation District), 1973-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 13: WJE (Wiss, Janney, Elstner) Grant Park Garage, 1982-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Sea Tac Tower II, 1982-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 15: WJE (Wiss, Janney, Elstner) King Saud University, 1983-1984Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: Papers, Lectures, and Conferences, 1943-1987Add to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 16: American Concrete Institute paper, Two-Way Slabs, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Tratman's Engineering News Record article discussion, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Muhlenbruch's American Society for Testing Materials paper discussion, 1946-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 19: ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) paper on composite construction, miscellaneous notes [sic], ca. 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 20: ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) paper on composite construction, correspondence, 1947-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Wessman's American Concrete Institute paper discussions, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 22: ACI (American Concrete Institute) paper on two-way slabs, correspondence, 1947-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Manuscript: ACI (American Concrete Institute) paper on two-way slabs-Newmark and Siess, 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Discussion: ACI (American Concrete Institute) paper on two-way slabs, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Specifications for two-way slabs, correspondence, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Specifications for two-way slabs, calculations and notes, 1949-1950Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Copies of other papers [sic], 1951-1952Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Talk: MIT conference on prestressed concrete, 1951Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Extra copies of talk: MIT conference on prestressed concrete, 1951Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Paper: MIT conference on prestressed concrete, 1951Add to your cart.
Folder 31: MIT conference on prestressed concrete, 1951-1952Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Paper: Highway Research Board symposium on slab and girder bridges, 1951-1952Add to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence: Highway Research Board symposium on slab and girder bridges, 1951-1953Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Talk: Highway Research Board symposium on slab and girder bridges, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Notes: ACI (American Concrete Institute Symposium on ultimtae load design, 1951-1952Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Paper: ACI (American Concrete Institute) symposium on ultimate load design, 1951-1952Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Copies of other papers: ACI (American Concrete Institute) Symposium on ultimate load design, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Talk: ACI (American Concrete Institute) symposium on ultimate load design, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence: ACI (American Concrete Institute) symposium on ultimate load design, 1952-1953Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Extra copies of paper: Western Conference on Prestressed Concrete, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Paper: Western Conference on Prestressed Concrete, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Correspondence: Western Conference on Prestressed Concrete, 1952-1953Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Outlines, notes, etc. [sic]: Highway Research Board summary of slab investigation, 1953-1954Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Correspondence: Highway Research Board summary of slab investigation, 1953-1954Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Copies of paper: Highway Research Board summary of slab investigation, 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 14: ASTM (American Society for Testing Materials) paper on strength of concrete, 1954-1956Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Notes: CACA (Cement and Concrete Association) paper, 1955-1956Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Drafts: CACA (Cement and Concrete Association) paper, strength of pre-stressed concrete members, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Paper: Strength of pre-stressed concrete members, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 18: American Concrete Institute ultimate strength design, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 19: HRB (Highway Research Board) paper-composite bridge specs, 1956-1957Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Sozen-Larsen discussion of L/D ratio, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 21: AISC (American Institute of Steel Construction) conferece, 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 22: ACI (American Concrete Institute) flat slab moments, 1958-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 23: ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers)-Broms and Viest, 1958-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 24: ACI (American Concrete Institute) paper-culverts, 1959-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 25: ACI (American Concrete Institute)-bond in flat slabs, ca. 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Multiple panel slabs, Stockholm-Mexico (1 of 2), 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Multiple panel slabs, Stockholm-Mexico (2 of 2), 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Restrained long columns, ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers), 2 papers-Pfrang, 1963-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Rho-Mu-Phi characteristics, ACI (American Concrete Institute) paper-Pfrang, Siess, Sozen, 1963-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Beam-column connections, ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) papers-Burns and Siess, 1964-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Influence surfaces for continuous plates, ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) paper-Woodring, Siess, 1964-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Tensile cracks in beams, ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) paper-Krahl, Khachaturian, Siess, 1965-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Splices in beam-column connections, ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) paper-Colaco and Siess, 1966-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Bond stress distribution ACI (American Concrete Institute) paper-Colaco and Siess, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Restrained R/C beams, ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) paper-Gurfinkel, Siess, 1967-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 36: ACI-CEB Symposium, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Rangan and McMullen's ACI (American Concrete Institute) paper discussion, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Siess talks and interviews, 1960-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Lecutres-1940s and 1950s, 1941-1974Add to your cart.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Lectures-1960s (1 of 2), 1960-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Lectures-1960s (2 of 2), 1960-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Lectures-1970s and 1980s (1 of 2), 1971-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Lectures-1970s and 1980s (2 of 2), 1971-1987Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 4: Professional Materials, 1939-2004Add to your cart.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 5: ACRS (Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards), 1967-2003Add to your cart.
Folder 6: ACI (American Concrete Institute), 1973-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 7: ACI (American Concrete Institute), 1974-2004Add to your cart.
Folder 8: ACI 318-63 Building Code Requirements for Reinforced Concrete, 1961-1963Add to your cart.
Folder 9: ACI Committee 318-56, General, 1952-1955Add to your cart.
Folder 10: ACI Committee, Minutes of Meeting, 1952-1957Add to your cart.
Folder 11: ACI Committee 318, Membership Lists, 1951-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 12: ACI Committee 318-56, Subject 2 - Materials and Testing, 1952-1955Add to your cart.
Folder 13: ACI Committee 318-56, Subjects 3, 4, 5, 1953-1955Add to your cart.
Folder 14: ACI Committee 318-56, Subject 6 - Flexure, 1950-1956Add to your cart.
Folder 15: ACI Committee 318-56, Subject 8 - Shear and Bond, 1953-1956Add to your cart.
Folder 16: ACI Committee 318-56, Subject 11 - Columns, 1952-1957Add to your cart.
Folder 17: ACI Committee 318-56, Subject 10 - Flat Slaks and Subject 12 - Footings, 1951-1955Add to your cart.
Folder 18: ACI Committee 318-56, Subject 14 - Prestressed Concrete, 1953-1954Add to your cart.
Folder 19: ACI Committee 318-56, Subject 15 - USD Appendix, 1955-1956Add to your cart.
Folder 20: ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) Honorary Membership, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 21: ASTM (American Society for Testing Materials) Committee C-9, 1949-1951Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Chi Epsilon, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Diaries, 1945-1954Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Diaries, 1941-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Diary, 1941-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Employment, misc. [sic], 1939-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 27: IMCYC (Instituto Mexicano del Cemento y del Concreto/Mexican Institute of Concrete and Cement), volume 22, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Miscellaneous jobs [sic], 1955-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 29: National Academy of Engineering, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 30: South America trip, 1973Add to your cart.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Item 1: Slides, ca. 1938-1959Add to your cart.

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