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Guide to the Myron S. Falk Papers
1867-1950
 MS 3047

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Collection processed by Alexandra Gomer (2018) and Larry Weimer (2021)

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Series IV. Print Matter, 1887-1932. 0.95 Linear feet

Scope and Contents Note

This series contains a mixture of published material from 1889-1932, the bulk of which was authored by Myron S. Falk. There are three hardcover engineering books written by Falk, as well as the Second Annual State Water Commission report which includes Falk's individual report. There are also numerous copies of booklet reprints of Falk's engineering writings. Material not written by Falk include, among others, Union Prayer books, engineering textbooks, and two books inscribed to Henry L. Einstein and to Lewis Einstein.

Arrangement Note

This series is arranged by format and then chronologically, beginning with the hardcover books authored by Falk, followed by the Second Annual Report of New York State Water Commission, the reprint booklets, and then books in the collection not authored by Falk.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 4 Item : 1 Cements, Mortars, and Concretes by Myron S. Falk

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Inscribed to Henry Einstein

1904
Offsite-Box: 4 Item : 2 Design and Construction of Metallic Bridges by William H. Burr and Myron S. Falk
1908
Offsite-Box: 4 Item : 3 Influence Lines for Bridges and Roofs by William H. Burr and Myron S. Falk
1909
Offsite-Box: 4 Item : 4 Second Annual Report of the New York State Water Supply Commission

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Stamped with 'Myron S. Falk. Mar 5 - 1907.'

Report of Myron S. Falk - Appendix I. Pages 24-69.

1907
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 7 The Sanitary Disposal of Municipal Refuse. An Informal Discussion.

Scope and Contents Note

By Messrs. Rudolph Hering, John McGaw Woodbury, H. De B. Parsons, W. F. Morse, George A. Soper, Theodore Horton, W. J. Baldwin, Charles B. Ball, M. N. Baker, Elmer W. Firth, Myron S. Falk, Charles H. Haswell, W. H. Booth, and H. A. Young.

Reprinted from Transactions, Vol. L, page 95. (1903.)

1903
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 7 Note on the Coefficient of Elasticity of Concrete and Mortar Beams During Flexure

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Reprinted from Transactions, Vol. L, p. 473 (1903).

1903
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 7 On the Use of Influence Lines in Graphic Statics

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Reprinted from the School of Mines Quarterly, Vol. XXIV, January, No. 2, April, No.3, and July, No. 4, 1903.

1903
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 7 The Detailed Design of a Railroad Bridge

Scope and Contents Note

By Wm. H. Burr and Myron S. Falk

Reprinted from The School of Mines Quarterly Vol. XXV, April, 1904, No. 3, and July, 1904, No. 4

1904
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 7 Some Primary Truss Principles
1904-1905
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 7 Notes on The Design of High Masonry Dams
1905
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 8 Influence Lines for Suspended Cantilevers

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Reprinted from the School of Mines Quarterly, Vol. XXVIII, No. 3.

1907
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 8 The Deflection Polygon of a Framed Structure as a Funicular Polygon

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Reprinted from the School of Mines Quarterly, Vol. XXX, No. 1.

1908
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 8 Displacement Diagrams of Framed Structures by Deflection Angles

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Reprinted from the School of Mines Quarterly, Vol. XXIX, No. 3.

1908
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 8 A System of Cost Keeping

Scope and Contents Note

Reprinted from Transactions, Vol. LXIV, p. 401 (1909).

1909
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 8 Two Reinforced Concrete Coal Pockets

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Reprinted from Transactions, Vol. LXXI, p. 192 (1911).

1911
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 8 The Production of Toluol from Gas Plants

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Reprinted from Transactions, Vol. LXXXIII, p. 904 (1920).

1920
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 9-11 Copies of Falk booklet reprints (3 folders)
1903-1920
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 12 Engineering books

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Books not written by Myron S. Falk.

American Society of Civil Engineers: "Address at the Annual Convention, Hotel Wentworth, Near Portsmouth, N.H., June 21st, 1922." by John R Freeman ; "Charges and Method of Making Charges for Professional Services" 1930

"Notes on Code Words" by W.F. Friedman and C. J. Mendelsohn; inscription to Myron S. Falk by Charles J. Mendelsohn. 1932

"Report of Board of Engineer Officers as to Maximum Span Practicable for Suspension Bridges" - Major Chas W. Raymond, Captain Wm. H. Bixby, Captain Edward Burr, Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army, Members of the Board. 1894

"Notes on Foundations: Prepared for the Senior Class in Civil Engineering at Columbia University" By Wm. H. Burr

1894-1932
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 13 Le Siege de Berlin et Autres Contes par Alphonse Daudet

Scope and Contents Note

Was Lewis Einstein's copy of "The Siege of Berlin and Other Tales" by Alphonse Daudet. L. Einstein and drawings are written on the cover in pencil.

1890
Offsite-Box: 14 Folder : 8 Poetical Works of John Godfrey Saxe

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Inscribed "To Lewis Einstein from Columbia Grammar School for Excellence in English Composition, June 8, 1894." Cover (detached) embossed "Lewis Einstein."

1887
Offsite-Box: 5 Item : 1 Paris Universal Exposition. Civil Engineering, Public Works, and Architecture

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By William Watson

1889
Offsite-Box: 5 Item : 2 The Union Prayer Book for Jewish Worship Part I and II

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'Regine Wallach' written in ink on front page of Part 1; Myron S. Falk inscribed on Part II.

1895
Offsite-Box: 14 Folder : 9 Program for the show "Uncle"

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Presented by the Columbia University sophomores, Class of 1899, as a benefit for '99 Freshman Crew team. (Part of 2021 gift)

1897
Offsite-Box: 14 Folder : 10 Columbia University Commencement Programs

Scope and Contents

Part of 2021 gift.

1899, 1901, 1904

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