Almon H. Fuller papers
Scope and Content
The collection (1900-1961, undated) contains biographical information and materials related to Dr. Fuller's research and teaching career. The material includes correspondence, course notes, publications, and a report on the civil engineering drawing classes at Iowa State College (University). The collection also contains information on the civil engineering summer camps of Columbia, Harvard, and Cornell Universities. A textbook used by Professor Fuller for teaching, A Course in Descriptive Geometry (1873) by William Watson, can be found by searching the Library catalog.
- 1900-1961, undated
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Almon Homer Fuller was born to Edgar Stanley and Amanda Camp Fuller on December 29, 1871, at Camptown, Pennsylvania. He received his C.E. (1897) and M.S. (1900) in engineering from Lafayette College. He also earned a Master of Civil Engineering (1898) from Cornell University. He received the Doctor of Science degree (1936) from Lafayette College, and Iowa State College (University) conferred upon him the Doctor of Engineering degree (1955).
Dr. Fuller served as Professor (1898-1917) of Civil Engineering and Dean of Engineering (1899-1917) at the University of Washington. In 1917 he left Washington to become Professor and Head (1917-1920) of Civil Engineering at Lafayette College. He joined the staff at Iowa State College (University) as Professor and Head of Civil Engineering (1920-1938). In 1938 he stepped down from administrative duties, but continued to serve Iowa State until 1957.
Dr. Fuller's research interests were in field tests of bridges and buildings, the flow of concrete under continuous load, and impact on highway bridges. He co-authored the textbook Analysis and Design of Steel Structures (call no. TA684 F958a).
Almon Fuller married Mary Gwendolyn Cook on August 6, 1913. They had two children: Gwendolyn and John. Almon Fuller died on March 31, 1961, in Des Moines, Washington. He is buried in Merryall Cemetery in Wyalusing, Pennsylvania.
0.42 Linear Feet (1 document box)
The collection is organized Alphabetically.
Released on 2018-11-01.
- Building, Iron and steel--Testing Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Iowa State University. Department of Civil Engineering--Faculty Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Iron and steel bridges--Testing Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- RS 11/5/12. Almon H. Fuller papers, 1900-1961, undated
- January 22, 2019
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