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Additional Resources

Below are some additional resources related to the history of engineering:


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A Biographical Dictionary of American Civil Engineers, volume 1

This biographical dictionary contains about 170 entries of American civil engineers who were born before the Civil War. (9.78MB)

Annotated Bibliography on the History and Heritage of Civil Engineering

Consists of selected books, compact disks, and videotapes on all aspects of civil engineering history. (1.31MB)


American Chemical Society
Division of History of Chemistry: The Division of the History of Chemistry (HIST) of the American Chemical Society (ACS) seeks to advance knowledge and appreciation of the history of the chemical sciences among chemists, students, historians of science, and the broader public.

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
AIAA: AIAA established the Historic Aerospace Sites Program in January 2000 to promote the preservation of and to disseminate information about significant accomplishments made in the aerospace profession.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers
ASME History and Heritage Center: Through its History and Heritage program, ASME encourages public understanding of mechanical engineering, fosters the preservation of this heritage, and helps engineers become more involved in all aspects of history.

Canadian Society for Civil Engineering
Canadian Civil Engineering History & Heritage: Explore Canada's rich history of Civil Engineering achievements and impressive structures.

Center for Environmental Excellence by AASHTO

Historic Bridge Resources: Listed here are research, documents and reports pertinent to historic bridge preservation including guidance on the rehabilitation of historic bridges.

Historic American Building Survey/Historic American Engineering Record
HABS/HAER: The program documents important architectural, engineering and industrial sites throughout the United States and its territories.

Huntington Library, Arts Collection, and Botanical Gardens
Research Division: Scholars come from around the world every year to conduct advanced humanities research using The Huntington’s collections. Through a rigorous peer-review program, the institution awards 120-130 grants to scholars in the fields of history, literature, art, and the history of science..

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
IEEE History Center: The mission of the IEEE History Center is to preserve, research and promote the history of information and electrical technologies. The Center maintains many useful resources for the engineer, for the historian of technology, and for anyone interested in the development of electrical and computer engineering and their role in modern society.

Institution of Civil Engineers (UK)
Historical Engineering: This section represents the work undertaken by ICE and its members to recognise engineering works of historical interest and value.

National Academy of Engineering
Greatest Engineering Achievements of the 20th Century: Explore our list of the top 20 achievements, and learn how engineering shaped a century and changed the world.

National Parks Service
Links to the Past: Explore America's cultural past.

National Society of Professional Engineers
Sightseer's Guide to Engineering: This map of the United States will guide you to just a sampling of activities, creative marvels, and thrills that have been created by engineers.

Society for the History of Technology
SHOT: An interdisciplinary organization, SHOT is concerned not only with the history of technological devices and processes, but also with the relations of technology to science, politics, social change, the arts and humanities, and economics.

U. S. Army Corps of Engineers
Office of History: The mission of the Office of History is to collect, document, interpret, and preserve the history and heritage of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Our office includes research collections and a historical holding of several thousand artifacts.

Virtual library for the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine
echo: exploring & collecting history online: Echo is a project based at George Mason University's Center for History and New Media. It aims to record the recent history of science and technology by providing resources, advice and information for those wishing to record their own experiences, or to build web sites to mark the achievements of others.