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Donald S. Berry (1911-2002) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 22/4/10
The Donald S. Berry papers fill three boxes and span the years 1935 to 1990. They are arranged in five categories: biographical materials, research and consulting files, awards, publications, and teaching files.

The biographical materials include a series of curriculum vitae ranging from 1966 to 1990. These vitae are updated every few years. Also included in this material is a sketch entitled “Was This Your Life?” presented at Berry's farewell dinner at the University of California at Berkeley. A guest book of visitors to the Berry house, dating from 1957 to 1988, is of special interest, the correspondence is exclusively testimonial letters written to Berry upon his retirement in 1979.

The research and consulting files relate to Berry's work in a non-academic setting. This work involved consulting for the FHWA and for foreign cities regarding their traffic problems.

The awards category contains press announcements concerning awards given to Berry. Also included in this category is related correspondence of a congratulatory nature.

The publications files consist of articles Berry contributed to periodicals and manuals.

The teaching files concern courses presented by Berry both at Northwestern and at other institutions. Also included are materials related to his teaching in foreign countries.

Dates

  • 1935-1990

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored off-site and requires 48 hours advance notice for retrieval. Please contact us at archives@northwestern.edu or 847-491-3136 to schedule an appointment to view the collection.

Extent

3.00 Boxes

Abstract

In August, 1957, Berry came to Northwestern University as professor of civil engineering and remained until his retirement on August 31, 1979. He was chairman of the department from 1962 to 1969. From 1976 to 1979, Berry served as a co-principal investigator for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). A good deal of Berry's writing appeared in highway safety journals and manuals.The Donald S. Berry papers fill three boxes and span the years 1935 to 1990. They are arranged in five categories: biographical materials, research and consulting files, awards, publications, and teaching files.

Method of Acquisition

The Donald S. Berry papers were donated to the University Archives by Berry on August 1, 1990, Accession #90-107).

Separated Materials

Two black and white photographs of Berry were transferred to the University Archives photograph collection. Other items, such as administrative documents from Northwestern University, were transferred to the Archives' general files.

Processing Information

Philip J. Costello; November, 1990.
Title
Guide to the Donald S. Berry (1911-2002) Papers
Author
Philip J. Costello
Date
01/11/1990
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Room 110
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Evanston IL 60208-2300 US
847-491-3354