Maher, Frank J., Papers

Frank J. Maher Papers Ms.1986.004


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.1986.004
Title
Frank J. Maher Papers1948-1983
Quantity
5 Cubic Feet 4 boxes
Creator
Maher, Frank J. (Francis Joseph), 1915-
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
Frank J. Maher (1915-1995) was an engineer specializing in aerodynamic research and taught Engineering Science and Mechanics at Virginia Tech from 1937 to 1978. THe collection consists of consulting files for wind tunnel research on a number of projects and extensive correspondence with David B. Steinman, engineer and bridge designer. Other papers include publications, reports, photographs, and blueprints.

Administrative Information

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Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], Frank J. Maher Papers, Ms1986-004, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated to Special Collections and University Archives in 1986.

Processing Information

The collection is unprocessed. Minimal description was completed prior to 2000.


Biographical Notes

Francis Joseph Maher (1915-1995) was an engineer specializing in aerodynamic research. He received a B.S. degree from Manhattan College (1936) and an M.S. in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech (1937). He then taught Applied Mechanics and Engineering Science and Mechanics at VPI from 1937 to 1978.

Scope and Content

The Frank J. Maher Papers consist of consulting files for wind tunnel research on a number of projects, including the North Carolina National Bank (Charlotte), William Preston Lane Memorial Bridge (Maryland), and Hollins College Chapel. The collection also contains an extensive correspondence with David B. Steinman, engineer and bridge designer, dealing with consulting work Maher undertook for Steinman's projects, including the Macinac Straits Bridge and the Jefferson Memorial Arch. Other papers include publications, reports, photographs, and blueprints.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Faculty
  • Science and Technology
  • University History
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute (1944-1970)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (1970-)

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Frank J. Maher Papers by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Maher, Frank J. (Francis Joseph), 1915-

Container List

box 1-4
Papers
1948-1983