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Harold Gotaas came to Northwestern as professor of civil engineering and dean of the Technological Institute; he retired as dean in 1970 but continued to teach until his retirement in 1975. The papers document Gotaas' academic career through course materials and publications, and include research and consulting files.
Wallis S. Hamilton Hamilton came to Northwestern University in 1943 as a lecturer in civil engineering, eventually becoming a full professor in 1953. Hamilton's research interests included velocity patterns around ship models, resistance of barges and spray characteristics and directional stability of taxiing flying boats. He also studied the effects of waves, damage from cavitation and the body forces and properties of the crust and mantle of the earth. His papers fill eleven boxes and span...