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Cambridge Engineering Department Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CHC007

Collection Description

This collection consists of various documents from the Cambridge Engineering Department from ca. 1793 to 1957, ranging from water works documents to non-waterworks documents. Examples of the documents include reports, contracts, letters, legal documents, financial documents, advertisement and bids.

Dates

  • ca. 1793-1957

Language of Materials

Material is in English.

Access and Use

Collection is available for research under the CHC rules of use.

Copyright Notice

Copyright for materials resides with the creators of the items in question, unless otherwise designated.

It is the responsibility of the researcher to understand and observe copyright law and to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyright. Questions concerning copyright and permission to publish should be directed to the Cambridge Historical Commission Archives.

Extent

4 records cartons

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of various documents from the Cambridge Engineering Department from ca. 1793 to 1957, ranging from water works documents to non-waterworks documents. Examples of the documents include reports, contracts, letters, legal documents, financial documents, advertisement and bids.

The non-waterworks documents include documents about railroads, rapid transit system, rifle range, sewers, and streets. For the details of the water works documents, please refer to the attached box listing.

Collection Arrangement

The collection is divided into three series.
  1. Series I: Water Works Documents
  2. Series II: Water Works Publications
  3. Series III: Non-Water Works Documents
For more information, see the accompanying inventory: link

Physical Location

Collection is available for research under the CHC rules of use. The boxes in this collection are currently stored offsite, requiring forty-eight hours’ advance notice for retrieval purposes.

Provenance

This collection of scrap books was received by the Cambridge Engineering Department, ca. 1999

Inventory

For more information, see the accompanying inventory: link

Processing Information

Processing and finding aid originally by unknown, June 25, 1999; updated by Chun Yu Tsui, February 22, 2017. Encoded by Brittany Fox, January 2021.
Title
Inventory of the Cambridge Engineering Department Collection, ca. 1793-1957
Author
Processing and finding aid by unknown, June 25, 1999; updated by Chun Yu Tsui, February 22, 2017. Machine-readable finding aid by Brittany Fox, January 2021.
Description rules
Finding Aid Was Prepared Using Dacs
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Description is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge Historical Commission Archives Repository

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