A Guide to the Frank J. Maher Papers, 1948-1983 Maher, Frank J. Papers Ms1986-004

A Guide to the Frank J. Maher Papers, 1948-1983

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1986-004


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Collection Number
Frank J. Maher Papers, 1948-1983
Physical Characteristics
5.0 cu. ft. 4 boxes
Maher, Frank J., (Francis Joseph), 1915-

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Scope and Content

Engineer specializing in aerodynamic research. Received B.S. degree from Manhattan College (1936) and M.S. in Civil Engineering at Virginia Tech (1937). Taught Applied Mechanics, Engineering Science and Mechanics at VPI from 1937 to 1978. Papers include 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. Also included is 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. Unprocessed.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Faculty
  • Science and Technology
  • University Archives
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

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