Charles H. Spaulding Papers, 1908-19, 1923, 1926-68
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Brief Description: Papers of Charles Herbert Spaulding '12 (1888-1968), including correspondence concerning professional work in the area of water purification, service as General Superintendent of the Springfield Water Department (1926-43) and consulting engineer for water treatment plant projects (1943-68). The Springfield material includes correspondence, data, blueprints, proposals for improvements and facility studies. The consultant's files include correspondence with the Permutit Company (1937-60), which installed the patented Spaulding precipitators and individuals involved in installations in cities. Another consultant's file includes unpublished Great Lakes Water Information Reports which Spaulding prepared under contract with the Alvord, Burdick and Howson Company (ca. 1952-54), containing information on water quality and distribution systems for major cities on the Great Lakes and data pertaining to the corrosion of water mains and the effects of Great Lakes' waters on purification systems. A group of collected reprints on water treatment (1927-28) include fourteen articles by Spaulding (1927-44) on Operation of the New Water Softening Plant at Springfield, Preammoniation at Springfield, Natural and Artificial Purification of the Sangamon River, Water Softening at Bloomington, Illinois, Manipulation of PH at Springfield, Quantitative Determination of Odor in Water, Contamination of Mains by Jute Packing, Filter Problems and Water Softening, The New Water Purification Plant for Springfield, Conditioning of Water Softening Precipitates and related topics. The series includes personal correspondence (1949-68) and federal and military forms, reports and correspondence (1917-18, 1945-56).
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Record Series Number: 26/20/19
Created by: Spaulding, Charles Herbert (1888-1968)
Volume: 4.6 cubic feet
Acquired: 3/25/1970; 4/11/72; 7/29/72; 10/4/72
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Arrangement: Alphabetically by correspondent or subject and chronologically thereunder
Subject Index
Alvord, Burdick and Howson
Bloomington, Illinois
Great Lakes Water Distribution Systems
Permutit Company
Precipitators, Spaulding
Sangamon River
Springfield, Illinois
Water Mains, Corrosion of
Water Purification
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]