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William J. Eney papers

Identifier: SC MS 0117

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of one archival box with 28 folders containing assorted photographs, letters, newspaper articles and publications.


  • Creation: 1900 - 1982


Biographical / Historical

Professor William J. Eney, Lehigh University MS ’38, was a distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering at Lehigh University, head of the Civil Engineering Department, and at the same time was head of the Fritz Engineering Laboratory 1952-1962. He came to Lehigh in 1936 and received his Master of Science degree from Lehigh in 1938 and continued in the department eventually becoming head of both the Department and Fritz Engineering Laboratory. With the help of Bethlehem Steel Corporation, he designed and built the seven story addition to the Fritz Engineering Laboratory (1952 to 1955). He retired in 1971.


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Documents and photographs related to Lehigh University Civil Engineering faculty William J. Eney's early teaching years (1930s) at civil engineering summer camps (Canadensis, Pa.) including his lecture documents on bridge engineering, his own invention of testing equipment, correspondence between Smithsonian Institution and Lehigh University about Eney Deformeter, photographs and documents about construction of Fritz Engineering Laboratory addition and Baldwin Universal Testing Machine (1950s), and Civil Engineering faculty, staff and students (1900-1905 and 1950-1960s). The documents were donated by Anthony and Lois Winston (the daughter of William J. and Florence Eney) on March 26, 2005.

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Archival files in Special Collections related to Fritz Engineering Laboratory, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering and William J. Eney.

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Repository Details

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