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Engineering Institute of Canada fonds

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Multiple media
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Fonds consists textual records divided into seven series: Membership files (1887-1920); Membership files (1920-1977); Minutes; Miscellaneous; Committees; Meetings and reports; Canadian Society for Civil Engineering History Committee; and Addresses of congratulations. The sound recordings consist of oral history interviews with Canadian civil engineers about their careers. The photographs depict various members, places and projects relating to the Institute. The medals include anniversary medals and others association with the Institute. The painting depicts Casimir Gzowski.
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The Canadian Society of Civil Engineers was established by an Act of Parliament in 1887. Its founders were concerned with the lack of professionalism among Canadian engineers and wanted to elevate the professional standards of engineering in Canada. As a reflection of the broader activities of Canadian engineers, the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers changed its name to the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) in 1918. In order to reflect the variety of engineering fields, the EIC created four Constituent Societies: the Canadian Geotechnical Society, the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering, the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering and the Canadian Society for Electrical Engineering.
48.5m of textual docments, 420 photographs b&w, 26 medals, 2 pins, 1 seal die, 10 audio cassettes, 1 painting oil on canvas
Hosting Institution: 
Library and Archives Canada
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