Predominant Dates: 1942-1947
The Orville Kofoid Journals document Kofoid's civil engineering work in the 1940s. Kofoid earned a BS in civil engineering from Oregon State College in 1932 and was an associate professor from 1947 until 1966.
ID: MSS Kofoid
Extent: 0.1 cubic feet
Scope and Content Notes
The Orville Kofoid Journals consist of four journals created by Kofoid documenting primarily his work as a civil engineer. Many of the daily journal entries describe his consulting work on concrete strength analysis of bridges, warehouses, piers, and other structures in the Puget Sound and Portland areas. The journals also include details of his personal activities including lawn work, car maintenance, social engagements, and home construction projects. A newspaper clipping about his 1950 divorce from Geraldine H. Overhulse Kofoid is included in one of the journals.
Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.
Preferred Citation: Orville Kofoid Journals (MSS Kofoid), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
Acquisition Note: The journals were donated to the Archives in 2009 by the daughter of Robert W. Henderson.
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