Contents and Arrangement

American Society of Civil Engineers Denver Talk Notes and Correspondence, 1952

2 folders

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The order in which this collection was stored in file drawers at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering for many years was generally maintained. Although materials have not been physically arranged into an imposed order, existing intellectual relationships between materials filed together have been described accordingly as file groups. Using keywords, researchers can easily search across the collection for materials related to certain topics, which were either filed separately originally by their creator or alienated from their context prior to their arrival at the library.

Collection History

Custodial History

Prior to their arrival at Firestone Library, Anton Tedesko's papers were housed at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, where they were stored in file cabinets and used for over twenty years by various professors, students, and researchers. Professor David P. Billington acquired the papers from Anton Tedesko and maintained them as a part of what was then referred to as the Maillart Archive until 2014.


Duplicate print materials were returned to the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Kelly Bolding in August-October, 2014, with assistance from Kristine Gift and Fiona Bell. Finding aid written by Kelly Bolding in October-November, 2014.

In 2022, restrictions on the glass lantern slides were lifted as part of a restrictions review project.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Trustees of Princeton University hold the copyright for materials in this collection that were created by Anton Tedesko. Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, any copyright vested in the donor has passed to The Trustees of Princeton University and researchers do not need to obtain permission, complete any forms, or receive a letter to move forward with use of donor-created materials within the collection. For materials in the collection not created by the donor, or where the material is not an original, the copyright is likely not held by the University. In these instances, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have a question about who owns the copyright for an item, you may request clarification by contacting us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

The glass lantern slides are fragile and require special handling in the reading room.

Credit this material:

American Society of Civil Engineers Denver Talk Notes and Correspondence; Anton Tedesko Papers, C1478, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
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Find More


Billington, David P. "Anton Tedesko: Thin Shells and Esthetics." ASCE Journal of the Structural Division. 108/11 (1982): 2539-2554. Hines, E. M. and David P. Billington. "Anton Tedesko and the Introduction of Thin Shell Concrete Roofs in the United States." Journal of Structural Engineering. 130/11 (2004): 1639-1650. Schlaich, Jörg. "Anton Tedesko (1993-1994)." Structural Engineering International. 4 (2004): 324-326. Weingardt, Richard G. "Anton Tedesko: Father of Thin Shell Concrete Construction in America." Structure. 2007 April. Accessed August 15, 2014.

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Tedesko, Anton, 1903-1994