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Guide to the William G. Raymond Papers

Collection Overview

Date Span: 1904-1929
Creator: Raymond, William G. (1859-1926)
Extent: .50 linear feet.
Collection Number: RG99.0252
Repository: University of Iowa Archives
Summary: Dean of the University of Iowa College of Engineering, 1904-1926

Access: This collection is open for research.

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

Acquisition: 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.

Preferred Citation: William G. Raymond 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

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.

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.
Lambert, B.J. William Galt Raymond. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1947

Folder, "Raymond, William G.", in Faculty and Staff Vertical Files Collection (RG01.0015.003)

Browse by Series:
Series 1: GENERAL

  • Series 1: GENERAL
  • Box 1:
  • Correspondence - 1904-1923
  • Correspondence - 1924-1926
  • Oakland, California: Contra Costa Water Company, H. M. Wright - Circa 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 - 1918 July 8
  • Red Oak GasLight Company, Iowa: W. G. Raymond - 1918 July 10
  • 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 - Undated
  • 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 (?) - Undated
  • Rate article, Arthur Huntington - 1929
  • Pamphlets and reprints, Charles E. Hughes, J. Kruttschnitt, Julian Loebenstein, W.G. Raymond, etc. - 1913-1923
  • Miscellaneous - Undated