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Guide to the Dan E. Branson Papers

Collection Overview

Date Span: 1954-1995
Creator: Branson, Dan E. (1928-)
Extent: .25 linear foot.
Collection Number: RG99.0245
Repository: University of Iowa Archives
Summary: University of Iowa professor of civil engineering, 1963-1993.

Access: This collection is open for research.

Use: Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.

Acquisition: These papers were transferred to the University of Iowa Libraries from Professor Branson in November 1995. Processed by Earl M. Rogers in July 1997. Guide posted to the Internet 2000; updated January 2008.

Preferred Citation: Dan E. Branson Papers, The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, Iowa.

Repository: University of Iowa Archives
Address: 100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-335-5921
Curator: David McCartney

Dan Earle Branson was born in Dallas, Texas, November 13, 1928. His degrees were B.C.E., Auburn University, 1954; M.C.E., 1956; and Ph.D., University of Florida, 1960. Branson taught civil engineering at the University of Alabama and Auburn University and, since 1963, the University of Iowa. An authority on the deformation of concrete structures, he was the structural designer of the spiral pedestrian overpass at Burlington Street and Riverside Drive, Iowa City; published many books and articles; and earned many awards in engineering.

The Dan E. Branson Papers consist of originals and photocopies of awards and honors, a curriculum vitae with supplements, student evaluations, and subject folders on Branson.

Browse by Series:
Series 1: GENERAL

  • Series 1: GENERAL
  • Box 1:
  • Awards
  • Curriculum vitae with supplements
  • Honors
  • Publications on concrete structures
  • Structural designs
  • Biography
  • Teaching and research summary
  • American Concrete Institute code
  • Spiral ramp in Iowa City - 1969
  • Environmental flow facility - 1975
  • High school sports
  • Fredine Branson - biography