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George J. Schroepfer papers

Summary Information
Title: George J. Schroepfer papers
Dates: 1912-1971
Creator: Schroepfer, George John, 1906-1984
Extent: 15 cubic feet
Location: High Bay
Language: English
Collection Number: N 43
Abstract:
Collection contains contract drawings and specifications for more than one hundred water and sewage treatment plants throughout the U.S., plus articles, reports and contract documents.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries. Northwest Architectural Archives, Manuscripts Division

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

Available for use in the Manuscripts Division reading room. Advance notice is requested.

Copyright:

There are no restrictions on the use of materials in this collection. Copies can be requested if the condition of the originals warrants it.

Preferred Citation:

George J. Schroepfer papers (N 43), Northwest Architectural Archives, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.


Biographical Note

George J. Schroepfer was born in St. Paul on September 7, 1906. He attended the public schools there and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a B.S. in civil engineering in 1928. In 1930, he earned an M.S. and in 1932 he earned his professional civil engineering degree, also from the University of Minnesota. He became assistant chief engineer for the Minneapolis-St. Paul Sanitary District in 1933, responsible for the design and construction of new facilities. In June 1938 he was appointed chief engineer and superintendent of the sanitary district. From 1935 to 1943 he lectured occasionally at the University and in 1943 accepted a part-time appointment as lecturer in the Department of Civil Engineering. In 1945, he became professor of sanitary engineering. During World War II, he was a consultant in sewage treatment for the Federal Government. Schroepfer retired from the University in 1972 and died in Minneapolis on March 11, 1984.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains contract drawings and specifications for more than one hundred water and sewage treatment plants throughout the U.S., plus articles, reports and contract documents. Among the works represented are those in Washington, D.C. (1970); Columbus, Ohio (1934); Calumet, Illinois (1934-1935); Detroit (1936); and Chamberlain, South Dakota (1951). There are also copies of reports written by Schroepfer and minutes of Minneapolis-St. Paul Sanitary District meetings (1940-1942).

Related Material

George Schroepfer papers, University of Minnesota Archives

An unpublished finding aid with detailed contents is available in the Manuscripts Division.

Subject Terms
Index Terms
  • This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Schroepfer, George John, 1906-1984 -- Archives
  • Sewage disposal plants -- Designs and plans
  • Water treatment plants -- Designs and plans