A Guide to the Edward H. Cahill Papers, 1909-1976 Cahill, Edward H. Ms1988-002

A Guide to the Edward H. Cahill Papers, 1909-1976

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1988-002


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms1988-002
Title
Edward H. Cahill Papers, 1909-1976
Physical Characteristics
1 folder; 0.1 cu. ft.
Language
English
Abstract
The collection contains a copy of a map of part of the VPI campus drawn by Cahill in 1909, materials from his professional life, and an article in which he is cited. It also includes obituaries.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Edward H. Cahill Papers must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Edward H. Cahill Papers, Ms1988-002, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Edward H. Cahill Papers were donated to Special Collections in 1976.

Accruals

Additional materials were donated in 1978.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Edward H. Cahill Collection commenced and was completed in 1988. Additional description was completed in June 2009.


Biographical Information

Edward H. Cahill (abt.1888-1974) graduated from VPI in 1909 with an engineering degree. He went on to develop and patent a process of aerial mapping and photography. He worked for Lebanon Steel Company, then later for Brock and Weymouth, a Philadelphia engineering firm. Cahill also served in both World Wars with the Army Ordinance Corps. He died in Pennsylvania in 1974.

Scope and Content

The collection contains a copy of a map of part of the VPI campus drawn by Cahill in 1909, materials from his professional life, and a memorial address in which he is cited, "The Brock Brothers and the Brock Process," by Harry Tubis. There is a photograph of Cahill standing in front of the camera he invented and patented and a speech he gave in 1939 on "The Colorado River Aqueduct and California District It Serves." It also includes three obituaries.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Archives of American Aerospace Exploration (AAAE)
  • Businesspeople
  • Inventors
  • Science and Technology
  • University Archives
  • University History
  • Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute

Contents List

Folder 1
Copy of map drawn by Cahill, 1909.
Folder 1
Photograph, 1927.
Folder 1
Speech, 1939.
Folder 1
News Messenger article, 1972.
Folder 1
Obituaries, 1974.
Folder 1
Memorial address, 1976.