Papers of William G. Raymond
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Acquisition and Processing Information: Material transferred to University Archives from the College of Engineering in November 1979. Collection processed by Earl M. Rogers in August 1997. Guide posted to the Internet in 2000; updated January 2008.
Scope and Contents
The papers are correspondence on engineering education at the University of Iowa and Coe College, Cedar Rapids, and on utility regulation and reports by Raymond and others on utility regulation cases in Iowa and other states. Correspondents include W. R. Boyd, Pierce Butler, Anson Marston, and M. A. Repass.
William Galt Raymond was born in Princeton, Iowa, March 2, 1859, and died in Iowa City, June 17, 1926. After attending the University of Kansas, his degrees were C.E., Washington University, St. Louis, 1884; LL.D., 1905; Eng. D., University of Michigan, 1919. In addition to positions with railroads and engineering firms, Raymond taught civil engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, 1884 -- 1890, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, 1892 -- 1904. In 1904 he came to Iowa to direct the engineering program, from 1905 as the first dean of the College of Applied Science. In 1927 the college was renamed College of Engineering. Raymond was active in professional societies and he published many books and articles.
Lambert, B.J. William Galt Raymond. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1947
Folder, "Raymond, William G.", in Faculty and Staff Vertical Files Collection (RG 01.15.03)
Box Contents List
Correspondence, 1904 -- 1923
Correspondence, 1924 -- 1926
Oakland, California: Contra Costa Water Company, H. M. Wright, ca. 1916
Chicago, Illinois: Rock Island and Western Indiana railroads, separation of grades, Onward Bates, 1914
Galena, Illinois: Interstate Public Service Company water works, W. G. Raymond and others, 1916
Moline, Illinois, and adjacent cities: Peoples Power Company gas rate, 1918
Iowa City Light & Power Company, Iowa, gas department, William A. Baehr, 1918
Iowa City Light & Power Company, Iowa, gas rates submission, 1918
Marshalltown, Iowa: Iowa Railway and Light Company, gas department, 1918
Perry Gas Works, Iowa: Andersen, De Lany & Co., 1918
Perry, Iowa: Charles H. Foy gas rate, W. G. Raymond, 1918
Red Oak GasLight Company, Iowa: [with manuscript figures], W. G. Raymond, July 8, 1918
Red Oak GasLight Company, Iowa: W. G. Raymond, July 10, 1918
Washington, Iowa: Iowa Gas and Electric Company gas rates, W. G. Raymond, 1918
Washington, Iowa: Washington Telephone Company, 1918
Ann Arbor Railroad Company, Michigan: railroad rates, n.d.
Elizabethtown Gas Light Company, New Jersey: gas rates, 1920
Milwaukee Gas Light Co., Wisconsin: gas accounts, 1925
Notes on methods of handling ordinary repairs and renewals on a railroad as compared with those of a pipe line or water company, Charles S. Churchill, 1915
Development expense, W. G. Raymond (?), n.d.
Rate article, Arthur Huntington, 1929
Pamphlets and reprints, Charles E. Hughes, J. Kruttschnitt, Julian Loebenstein, W.G. Raymond, etc., 1913 -- 1923