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Frank Harvey Cilley student notes

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MC-0367

Scope and Contents

The collection contains notes Frank Cilley took from lectures at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) by professor of civil engineering George Fillmore Swain in fall 1888, probably course 169, "Bridges and Similar Structures," or course 170, "Bridge Design." Also includes notes and abstracts for Cilley's 1889 thesis, "Methods of Operating High Grades and Steep Inclines."


  • Creation: 1888 - 1889


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open.

Conditions Governing Use

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Frank Harvey Cilley graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1889 with a degree in civil engineering.


0.3 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box)

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Source of Acquisiton

Materials were removed from Distinctive Collections (formerly the Institute Archives and Special Collections)' Tech Collection in August 1993.

Processing Information note

Collection creator was identified as being incorrectly referred to as Frank Howard Cilley. The collection was renamed in May 2021 to reflect the creator's correct name: Frank Harvey Cilley.

Some collection descriptions are based on legacy data and may be incomplete or contain inaccuracies. Description may change pending verification. Please contact the MIT Department of Distinctive Collections if you notice any errors or discrepancies.

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Revision Statements

  • 2021 May 25: Collection title revised by Chris Tanguay in 2021 to correct the creator's middle name.

Repository Details

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