Arvo A. Solander Papers
1930-1960
8 boxes, 24 volumes (4 linear ft.)
Call no.: MS 587

Abstract

Graduating from Harvard in the thick of the Great Depression, Arvo A. Solander worked as a civil and sanitary engineer for a variety of state and federal agencies, including the Civil Works Administration and the Civilian Conservation Corps. During the 1930s, as opportunity arose, he filled positions as a road engineer, in the design and construction of water and sewage plants, in pollution control, as a safety engineer in the shellfish industry, and in mosquito control, taking jobs throughout Massachusetts and as far away as Tennessee. After using his talents as an officer in the Sanitary Corps during the Second World War, based primarily in Arkansas, Solander returned home to Massachusetts and opened a private engineering office in South Hadley. He worked as a civil engineer and surveyor until his death in January 1976.

The Arvo Solander Papers consists of twenty-four bound volumes documenting thirty years of varied work as an engineer, including his contributions to the construction of the Quabbin Reservoir. Within the bound volumes are a wide range of reports, typescripts, sketches and diagrams, graphs, contracts and design specifications, photographs, and postcards.

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Arvo A. Solander Papers
1930-1960
8 boxes, 24 volumes (4 linear ft.)
Call no.: MS 587

Background on Arvo A. Solander

Arvo A. Solander

Arvo A. Solander

Born in Wichendon, Mass., on August 26, 1909, the civil engineer Arvo A. Solander graduated from University of Maine and received a Masters Degree in Sanitary Engineering from Harvard University.

During the early years of his engineering career, Solander worked with the State Highway Commission of Maine, building bridges and roads in Eden and Hancock during the summer sessions of his junior year 1930-1932. In the following months, however, the Great Depression made it impossible for Solander to find any work in engineering, leaving him to take a job with the Harvard Employment Bureau. Although he helped engineer a dike for the Quabbin Reservoir, then nearing completion as a water source for metropolitan Boston, Solander was hired only as a "sand dog," paid forty cents an hour for a forty-eight hour work week. His body fell into shape under the intense labor, though his back suffered the consequences.

After leaving the Harvard Employment Bureau, Solander worked for the State Department of Health at the Scituate Shellfish Plant in Scituate, Mass., taking responsibility for maintaining sanitation. While at Scituate, he took a series of examinations for the Massachusetts State Health Department, which opened the door for him to work in industrial waste.

From 1934 to 1935, Solander worked at a Tuberculosis Sanatorium in Rutland, about fifteen miles northwest of Worcester, Mass. Funds for this position were supplied in part by the New Deal relief agency, the Public Works Administration. He also worked as a salt marsh mosquito worker for the Massachusetts Reclamation Board, whose funds were supplied by another New Deal agency, the Civil Works Administration. From 1935 to 1937, Solander continued on his round of New Deal agencies, working as a teacher at Lake Dennison for the Civilian Conservation Corps, operating under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Army. The CCC was said to be the best of the various relief agencies in operation during the depression years. Solander taught mechanical drawing three nights a week with a modicum of success, however according to Solander, men selected in relief roles did not seem always interested in broader education.

For the next twenty years, Solander worked as a civil engineer for a long succession of agencies and water-related projects. His work in surveys of water, sewage, and garbage works in Alabama, Florida and Louisiana, he wrote, only "served to show the need for Federal Legislation to conserve one of our most valuable natural resources, water." From February 1941 through May 1942, Solander helped engineer the drainage of almost 18,000 square miles in the Cumberland River Basin while his services were loaned to the Tennessee State Department of Health. During this time, he volunteered for military service with the Army's Sanitary Corps, writing "In retrospect, I can very truthfully say that my work and accomplishments as a commissioned Officer in the Sanitary Corps, U.S. Army, were a greater contribution to the continued freedom of the United States than my civilian activities after the 1941 maneuvers." Solander was commissioned a First Lieutenant, but by the end of the war, he had risen to the rank of Major.

In 1947, while stationed at the District Office of the U.S. Public Health Services in New Orleans, Louisiana, Solander aggravated a hernia and had to be confined to bed for several days. While laid up, the funds for his research on septic tanks ran low, and the project was shut down. "As the son of Finnish emigrant parents," Solander wrote, "it appears that I had reached my peak, namely, the honorary rank of Major in the Sanitary Corps of the United States Army. It did not appear quite proper to assign a man of my age, education, and experience to this type of work. As the record of the past twenty years is reviewed, it seems that as much or more physical work has been done since my Army career than at any other time in my professional career."

While en route from Cincinnati to Winchendon, Solander was hired by the firm of Tighe and Bond, a company that contracted for sewerage work, mostly in West Springfield and Easthampton. Unfortunately, when the owner of Tighe and Bond passed away and the company was bought out, Solander was again out of work. Calling upon his training as a land surveyor, and purchasing the necessary tools, Solander set out on a new path. Becoming familiar with the Hampshire County Commissioners, he took a venture into the political field, running for the Board of Public Health in South Hadley in 1950. Short of cash and time for his campaign, Solander was edged out by 200 votes.

Arvo A. Solander died at the age of 66 on June 9, 1976, in Holyoke Hospital. A member of the First Congregational Church of South Hadley, the American Society of Civil Engineers, American Congress of Surveying and Mapping, Water Pollution Control Federation, Society of American Military Engineers and Engineering Society of Western Mass, he left behind his wife, Elizabeth (Ray) Solander, and three children: Richard F. Nancy Miller, Miss Joan L. Solander, and Mrs. Gregory V (Sarah) Camp.

Contents of Collection

The Solander collection consists of twenty-four bound volumes of letters, reports, and ephemera documenting the ups and downs of the life of a civil engineer during and after the Great Depression. From 1930 to 1958, Solander kept and collected a wide array of information on the varied engineering jobs on which he was employed, including photographs, blue prints, graphs, daily reports, references, journals, diagrams, articles, maps, specifications, and sanitation plans. The range of projects is remarkable: Solander worked primarily on water programs and construction, but at various times, his employers sent him from his home in New England to Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Ohio, and Florida. The final volume includes various newspaper clippings pertaining to political matters, more specifically, pertaining to Solander's campaign for election to the Board of Public Health. There are also flyers and articles on other Massachusetts electives and on the 1960 presidential election.

The material collected in these volumes provides an impressive resume and historical blueprint for the life of an engineer. The photographs and prefaces within the volumes add a personal touch. The majority of the final volume consists of paperwork from Solander's run for office and newspaper ads for himself and his competitors. In addition to material relating to the election in Solander's own district, the volume also includes a few pieces relating to the 1960 presidential election: an article on John F. Kennedy during his years in the Senate and also a five page report issued by U.S. News and World Report entitled "More Light on the '60 Election." Finally, the collection includes twenty-one pieces of ephemera pertaining to political contests in western Massachusetts covering the various nominees for Governor, Senator, and House of Representative. The newspaper clippings mostly include articles on the same nominees.

Collection inventory
Volume I
1930-1932 Summers

Box 1: 1

Dedicated to Mother.

Photographs: Hancock Bridge, Eden Bridge, Brunswick Bridge, Belfast Bridge, and concrete road construction in Dexter, Maine


Portioning of Concrete by Leavitt


Offsets for and Areas due to Widening Circular Curves on Pavement


Curb Circles


Sample "Maine" concrete Pavement Report


Sample sheet -- Computation of Quantities


Maine Payroll form


Concrete Endwall Design


Sample Daily Report


Method of Laying out Intersection


Form Used By Contractor for keeping cost of Work and Time of Men


Design of Coffer Dams


Cost of Bridge Construction at Hancock, Maine


Volume II
1933 Apr-May

Box 1: 2

Dedicated to Father.

Photographs of Construction of Concrete Caissons at Enfield, Mass.


Contract Submitted by Bidders including the Regulations under which the work shall be done and also plans for Caissons at a reduced size.


Volume III
1933 June-July

Box 1: 3

Dedicated to Wife.

Photographs of Scituate Clam Plant


Shellfish Score Sheets Used at Scituate and Plymouth, Mass


Operation Cards Used at Plymouth and Scituate, Mass


Duties of Game Wardens and Revised Shellfish Laws


Shellfish References


Notes from Report by Wells and Fair


Graph Showing Purification of Clams Transplanting


Article by Wright in A.J.P.H.


USPH Minimum requirements for shellfish control


Chlorination as factor of safety in shellfish production Wells, A.J.P.H., 1929 January


Mass. House Document No 252,1927.- Relative to the Feasibility of Transplanting shellfish


Preliminary Experiments of the effects of Temperature upon the ingestion of bacteria by the clam. Alice Marston, Marine Fisheries 4


Laws of marine fisheries, 1933


Pamphlet on septic tanks


Volume IV
1933 Aug, Dec

Box 1: 4

Dedicated to Daughter Nancy.

Questions asked in course in water supply at U of Maine


Civil Service Examination: Sanitary Engineer- New York and Mass. Civil Engineer -- Mass.


Notes on Bacteriology by Miss Beckler, also Examination


Mass. Laws on Pasteurization and Dairies


References and other literature on Swimming Forms


Municipal wastes, Garbage, and Refuse by Willard Little


Notes, Analyses and Graphs on Investigation of Paper Mill Wastes at the Falulah paper company in Fitchburg, Mass.


Notes, Analyses and Graphs on the Investigation of paper mill wastes at the Crocker-Burbank paper company in Fitchburg, Mass.


Index Map of Topographic sheets for Mass.


Map showing town and City Boundaries in Mass.


Graph for Discharge of Water over a Rectangular Weir


Layout of Worcester, Mass. Sewage Treatment Plant


Dissolved Oxygen Graph for Nashua River


Forms used by the engineering division of the Mass. Health Dept.


Photographs of the Milford sewage treatment plant


Flow diagram of the new activated sludge plant at Leominster, Mass.


Volume VI [misnumbered]
1934 June-Dec

Box 1: 5

Dedicated to Brother Robert.

Photographs of Construction at Rutland, Mass.


Correspondence in regard to forms to be made out


Estimates of Cost and Computations for figuring the quantities to be paid


Circular on asphaltic joint material


Circular on dimensions of vitrified clay pipe


Contract for the reconstruction on sanitary sewers and storm drains


Blue Prints


Notes kept on the Job


Volume V [misnumbered]
1934 Dec-1935 May

Box 2: 6

Dedicated to Sister Bertha.

Photographs of Marshes and dyke at Salisbury, Mass.


References on Mosquitoes


Talk by Wright and Wales


Report to New Jersey Mosquito Extermination Ass. by Wright


Pamphlets put out by CWA on safety, injury, and compensation


Map showing coastal areas in Mass. North of Boston


Pamphlet: The Mosquito in Mass. by R.W. Wales, Consulting Entomologist


Pamphlet: Let's Stop This Invasion, by Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce


Volume VII
1935 Jan-Mar

Box 2: 7

Dedicated to Glen Allen, Brother-in-Law.

Drawing at Civilian Conservation Corps Camp CCC Camp bulletin


Drawings at Murdock School (incomplete)


Freshmen drawings at University of Maine


Volume VIII
1935 Apr-1937 Feb

Box 2: 8

Dedicated to Dorothy, Sister-in-Law.

Computations for a flushing system in a settling tank


Sketch for a homemade dosing tank counter


Capacities of an Imhoff-trickling filter plant


Water and sewage flow graphs for state institutions


Flow graph for a one foot weir


Notes on drainage channels


Detail sketches for distributing error in a closed survey


Stresses in cast iron pipe supported at two points


Siphon problem


Sewer rental charges by Paul Howard


Notes on sand washing


Letter on proposed joint sewage treatment works


Memo on filtering of septic sewage thru sand


Excerpts and general plan from my report on sewage at national Guard Camp


Form used for cross connection inspections


Costs of sewage works


Forms used in connection with construction


Proposal and contract as used by Department of Mental Diseases


Wrentham State School sewerage specifications


Maine Highway specifications


Specifications of Mass. Dept of Public Works


Bristol, R.I. sewerage specifications


Specifications for Miler Siphons


Proposal, contract and specifications for trunk sewer in Rutland by MDC


Plans for Imhoff-trickling filter at Milford by Barbour


Soap Diagrams


Blueprint of shear gate


Plan for well, aerator and iron removal plant for a private estate


Plan of Foxboro Hospital Cesspools -- also former septic tank


Plan of main watersheds in New England


Plan of Wrentham State School sewer beds


Sketch of floats used in Boston Harbor investigation of 1935-1936


Blueprint of small sand washing plant used at Tewksbury Infirmary


Details of manholes covers and frames, catch basin grates and frames, and shear gates


Volume VIII A
1935 Apr-1937 Feb

Box 2: 9
Wrentham State School -- Record Plan of Sewers


Wrentham State School -- Storm Drain


Medfield State Hospital -- Sewerage Improvements (proposed)


Grafton State Hospital -- Drainage Channel


Tewksbury State Infirmary -- Sewage Sand Filters


Westboro State Hospital -- Sewage Sand Filters


Westfield State Sanatorium -- settling and Dosing Tanks


Tewksbury State Infirmary -- Sewage Sand Filters


Tewksbury State Infirmary -- Sewage Sand Filters


Hancock, Maine -- For drawings -- Carrying Place Bridge


Volume IX
1937 Mar-July

Box 3: 10

Dedicated to Herbert Lyndon Ray, Brother-in-Law.

Memorandum -- Time Schedule for completing reports


Original Reports on water Supply and Pollution by river basins


Merrimack River


Blacksone River


Thames River


Taunton River


Narragansett Bay -- Eastern Connecticut Coastal


Massachusetts Coastal


Connecticut River


Map of Metropolitan Boston Water Supply


Report of the New England Regional Planning Commission for the New England Basins -- December 1937 Pgs. 30


Water Resources of New England -- Tables, Maps, Charts, Profiles, Sources of Information -- New England Regional Planning Commission -- November 1, 1937


Volume IX [misnumbered]
1937 Aug-Dec

Box 3: 11

Dedicated to Sadie Lewis Ray.

Photographs of construction work done at Westfield State Sanatorium


Correspondence


Weekly forms on pipe laying -- good for estimates of labor cost


Notes and plan of a standard well connection


Pencil notes on the computations as to stability of the concrete elevated tank foundations


Pamphlet on transit pipe


Specifications and plan of concrete foundations for elevated tank


Plan drawn by Solander for 8" water main connection to new tank


Miscellaneous plans of water main connections and record plans. Plan of headwall at sewage sand filters, etc.


Plan of standard cross - connection constructed at Sanatorium


General Plan of elevated steel tank


General plan of the water mains at the sanatorium


Volume X
1937 Dec-1938 May

Box 3: 12

Dedicated to Herbert Lyndon Ray.

Report -- "Sanitary Survey of Maine Shellfish Areas"


List of areas closed to shellfish digging in Maine


Wrapper used by Underwood on canned clams


Notes on bacteriological procedures obtained from Lawrence Experiment Station


Form - "Inspector's Report o Shellfish Shucking Plant"


Forms used in Mass. to report bacterial results


Correspondence


Form used at filtration plant of Biddeford Saco Water Company


Miscellaneous Maps


Tide tables


Photographs


Volume XII
1938 June-1939 Mar

Box 4: 13

Dedicated to Janet Ripple Ray, Sister-in-Law.

Computation sheet for storm water runoff used by World's Fair designers


Miscellaneous notes on water supply design while with Samuel Ellswork, Consulting Engineer


New York State Shellfish tag


Pamphlet describing Walker-Gordon certified milk plant near Plainsboro, New Jersey


Proof of well water supply in Rockport, Mass. by Metcalf and Eddy including Plan 1- Drawdown curves


Notes from agreement between City of Melrose and Metcalf and Eddy for design and construction of sewers


Notes and sketches from plan of sewer outfall for Rockport, Mass. by Metcalf and Eddy


Notes and sketches for high school sewage disposal system by Weston and Sampson. Also Barbour's method of flushing a sewer siphon


Notes and sketches for slow sand filtration plant at Middleboro, Mass. by Weston and Sampson


Cost estimate for Centreville-Osterville Fire District water supply by Whitman and Howard -- also Plan 2 showing details of gravel packed well


Plan 3 -- Metcalf and eddy, sewer plan for portion of Melrose, Mass.


Plans 4 to 11 inclusive; large sewer plans for North Metropolitan Relief Sewer, drawn by Metropolitan District Commission (Sewer Division) and includes siphon details


Plans 12 -- 15 inclusive; large storm overflow sewer to tide water, drawn by Boston Sewer Division, and includes details of a tide gate and chamber


Specifications by Boston Metropolitan District Commission, water Division, for laying 11,000' of 36" steel pipe and some cast iron pipe, valve chambers, etc.


Proof of well water supply for Lanesboro, Mass. by Samuel Ellsworth including plan 16 -- well drawdown plot


Report on well water supply for Hamilton, Mass. by Whitman and Howard -- includes one general and one specific map of well field area, Plan 17 giving drawdown curves, tales on which are recorded pumping and drawdown data, water analyses and letter from Mass. Health Department


Table showing type, location and total coast of PWA projects under my supervision in New York regional office


"Specimen Contract Documents -- Instructions and Contract Procedure", used at PWA office for reviewing contract documents


Map showing seven regional districts of PWA and states included therein


Specifications by Hayden, Harding and Buchanan for Standpipe and Appurtenances at Bellingham, Mass. including three one page blueprints and Plan 18, Location of Standpipe


Instructions to field force of Procurement Division, Treasury Department, concerning concrete; strength, determining proportions, forms, etc.


Plans and specifications by Whitman and Howard for "Furnishing and Laying Water Mains, Town of Framingham, Mass.


Volume XII A
1938 June-1939 Mar

Box 4: 14
Four plans for the construction of sewage pumping station


One plan and specifications for pumping equipment in the station


Twenty-five plans and specifications for the construction of water pumping stations and furnishing thereof


Volume XIII
1939 March-1942 May

Box 5: 15

Dedicated to Daughter Joanne.

Drainage Basin Committee Report for the Tennessee and Cumberland Basins


National Resources Committee, 1947


1940 Manual for Public Health Engineer on Field Duty with State Health Departments-USPHS Office of Stream Sanitation.


Memorandum 1: December 29, 1938 Manual for Public Health Engineer of Field Duty with State Health Departments


Memorandum 3: Marc, 1939 Manual for Public Health Engineer of Field Duty with State Health Departments (include W,S and I forms)


Supplement to Memorandum 3, April 11, 1939, on Industrial Waste Investigation


Memorandum 4: April 1939, on River Mileage Index System


Memorandum 6: June 1940, on River Mileage Index System


Memorandum 7: September 1940, on Damage to Industry by Acid Mine Drainage


Memorandum 8: March 1939, on collection and biological examination of river water and bottom sediment samples - tables lists plankton found in clear and polluted waters


Memorandum 12: May 6, 1940 Supplemental Chemical Procedures for Upper Ohio River Samples -- USPHS Stream Investigations


Biochemical Oxidation in Acid Water Containing Sewage -- Ruch Loft, Ettinger and Walker, April, 1940


Excerpts from Monthly Activities Bulletin


Ohio River Pollution Survey -- organization chart


Cooperative Studies with Tennessee Valley Authority on Industrial Wastes


Review of North Canadian River Survey (by Mark D. Hollis)


The Sanitary Classification of Stream Waters in Connection with Pollution Abatement Programs -- H.W. Streeter


List of Publications received from M.M. Ellis


Complete Issue for November -- December, 1940


Volume XIII A
1939 Mar-1942 May

Box 5: 16
Tentative outline of proposed method to be followed in developing the Interim Report of the Ohio River Pollution Survey


Physical and Economic Features of the Potomac River


Features of the Upper Mississippi River and Its Watershed


Excerpts on Pollution Control Machinery in Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio


Revision on my Cumberland River Interim Report


Abstract of "Effect of Ponding and Aeration Upon the Biochemical Oxygen Demand of Sulfate Liquor" by M.S. O'Dell, June, 1934


Completed I -- 3 report upon a coke plant


Woolen mill waste analyses -- Tenn. State Health Dept.


Notes and flow sheet for tannin extract plant Coke plant flow diagram


Industrial Water Summary Forms for watersheds


Industrial waste Investigation in Louisville with chemical date forms for individual industries


I-4 report complete on a general dairy Maps


Chattanooga, Tenn. and Vicinity


Knoxville, Tenn. (land use)


Road maps of Tennessee


Cumberland Basin Projects


Tennessee Counties


Tenn. River Basin -- U.S. Engineer Office


Rainfall stations in Tenn. and Cumberland River Basin


Emergency Flood Plan -- Tenn. and Cumberland River Basin


Drainage Areas of Cumberland River


Views of Industry and Commerce on Stream Pollution Compacts


Some Factors essential in building public support for stream pollution abatement


Aspects of Governmental Policy on Stream Pollution Abatement -- H.C. Baity, 1939


Conservation of Wildlife in the Tennessee and Cumberland River Basins -- R.H. Smith


Chemical and Thermal Conditions of Two New lakes in Tennessee -- C.S. Shoup, 1939


Tenn. Public Acts of 1945, on state supervision of water and sewage works


Tenn. Public Acts of 1945, setting up Stream Pollution Control Board


Tenn. regulations on public water supplies


Mass. regulations on pollution


Tenn. regulations on pollution


Report on "Stream Pollution in Tennessee", prepared in the main by S. Leary Jones, 1943-1944


Volume XIII B
1939 Mar-1942 May

Box 5: 17
Industrial Waste reports on the following Industries


Butter and Cheese


Milk and Ice Cream


Milk and Butter


Cheese


Cheese


Butter and Ice Cream


General canning


Silk and cotton hose


Butter


Soft coal washing


Evaporated Milk


Ice Cream


Ice Cream, cheese and milk


Butter


Silk and Cotton hose


Silk and Rayon Ribbon and cloth


Butter and Cheese


Canning (tomatoes)


Milk, butter, and cheese


Fertilizer


Butter and Cheese


Rendering


Canner


Butter


Washing Sand and Gravel


Fertilizer


Brewery


Stoves -- vitreous enameling


Milk and butter


Sand and Gravel


Candy Packing House


Butter, cheese and milk


Candy


Cotton hosiery


Chestnut Board


Buttermilk Condensory


Coke and Illuminating Gas


Butter, Milk, and Cheese


Meat Packing house


Stoves (enameling)


Ice Cream


Sand and Gravel


Silk hosiery


Cheese


Packing House


Oil Refinery


Food Canning


Candy


Canning


Woolen and cotton goods


Ice Cream


Butter


Cheese and Ice Cream


Tannin Extract


Vitreous enameling


Ice Cream


Chemicals


Food Canning


Hosiery


Bleaching


Butter Chemical (carbon disulphide)


Rayon


Transparent paper (cellophane)


Ore Washing


Soft Coal washing


Wool blankets and flannel cloth Oil Refinery


Butter


Volume XIII C
1939 Mar-1942 May

Box 6: 18
Selected Chemical Content of Waters Used by Public Supplies -- Tennessee


List of Public Sewerage Systems in Tennessee


Privy Plan and bill of material


Rating and Approval of Public Water Supplies -- Tennessee


Course of Instruction for Water Works Plant Operators (include papers on Flow of Water in Pipes, Hydraulic Features Involved in the Design of New Water Works and Certification of Water Works Plant Operators)


Regulation on "Control of Swimming Pools and Other Public Bathing Places"


Plan showing typical designs for sewage disposal and sub-surface Filter Systems


Mass. blank report forms for overnight camps and regulations


Essential features in the design of Sanitary Drinking Fountains


Ordinance on garbage collection written by me


Bulletin on Maps


Milk and Milk Products


Sanitation in National Defense Areas, Solander and Morton, 1941


Report on Sanitation Activities Carried on by coffee county health department during second army maneuvers


Library for Sanitarians and Reading list


Sanitary Regulations Governing the location, construction, equipment, and operation of Teacher Corps -- drawn up by Solander


Most probable number tables


Pasteurization of Milk, L.C. Frank, 1932


Plan of Milk House -- Retail Raw Dairy


Plan of Screen Door


Blank Form -- Sanitary Survey of School


Requirements for a Restaurant -- Memphis, Tenn.


Tenn. regulation on washing and bactericidal treatment of utensils


Recommended equipment and procedure for making Jar Test


Lab equipment for water and sewage treatment plants


Various forms used by Tenn. State Health Department


The Soil absorption test


Septic tank and disposal field -- Tenn.


Tools for Imhoff Tank operation


Restaurant inspection form


Fish pool ordinance -- Memphis, Tenn.


Volume XIV A
1942 May-1946 Feb

Box 6: 19
Section I. General


Notes at Lawson General Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia


Two maps of Camp Joseph T. Robinson, Arkansas


Pictures of Sanitary Corps activities


Notes on poison ivy


Inspection, monthly and interstate water forms


My orders and promotions


Letters and recommendation


Section II. Water Supply


Water treatment in amebiasis and schistosomiais areas study of water supply consumption at Prisoner of War Camp, Blytheville, Arkansas


Hazen and Williams monographic chart


Section III. Sewerage


Reports for National Research Council on Camp Joseph T. Robinson, Arkansas


Excerpts from Metcalf and Eddy report for Army camps


Section IV. Swimming Pools


Regulations


Article on swimming pool cleaner


Section V. Rodent and Insect Control


Article on DDT and diarrhea rates in prisoner of war camps


Recommended dosages of DDT


Picture with contents of box used to inspect Prisoner of War camps


Rodent Control Bulletin TB Med 144


DDT Insecticides TB Med 194


Fly baits, rats and fumigation memo


Section VI. Mosquitoes


Article on "Daily Rainfall, temperature and wind records as related to mosquito control"


Article on "Mosquito Control at Camp Joseph T. Robinson, Arkansas"


Pamphlets and pictures on mosquitoes


Construction and operation of light trap


Shipment of entomological specimens


Mosquito control forms


Report on mosquitoes at Camp Robinson in 1941


Annual Report, Camp Robinson, 1942


Annual Report, Camp Robinson, 1943


Annual Report, Camp Robinson, 1944


Volume XIV B
1942 May-1946 Feb

Box 7: 20
Routine inspection reports for Prisoner of War Branch Camp at Murfreesboro, Arkansas


Sanitary survey of Arkansas State Teachers College, Conway


Sanitary survey: Arkansas State College Jonesboro, Ark


Sanitary survey: Army Air Field Walnut Ridge


Monthly inspection reports Army Air Field Blytheville


Sanitary survey: Army Air Field Blytheville


Sanitary survey: Army Air Field Newport


Sanitary survey: AAFTD Lonoke


Sanitary survey: Maumelle Ordnance Works


Sanitary survey: Arkansas Ordnance Works, Jacksonville, Ark.


Sanitary survey: Adams Field Little Rock


Sanitary survey: Camp Joseph T. Robinson, Arkansas


Volume XV
1946 Mar-1947 June

Box 7: 21
Public Health Engineering Abstracts


Manual of Recommended Practice for Shellfish


Ship rat proofing Inspection form


Examination for Sanitary Engineer


Sanitary Needs in Florida


Sanitary Needs in Alabama


Sanitary Needs in Louisiana


Volume XVI
1947 July-Dec

Box 8: 22
Instructions to field Engineers in carrying out the septic tank research project


Recommendations of Joint Committee on Rural Sanitary Rural Sewage Disposal Dec. 1942


Map of Hamilton County, Ohio


Forms used by Hamilton County Health Department


Field Notes


Pamphlet on Garbage Grinder made in Cincinnati


Australian Report on septic tanks 1936


List of Publications from water and Sanitation Investigation station


Report Studies on Household Sewage Disposal Systems


Volume VXII
1948 Jan-1949 June

Box 8: 23
Engineering Report on Sewerage for the town of West Springfield, Mass.


Engineering Report on sewerage for the town of Warren


Engineering report on Ranney method obtaining water (horizontal or radial wells)


1948 South Hadley Fire District #2 meeting


Tighe's report on Manhan River supply for Holyoke


Material require for Wilbraham water main


Drawing of hydrant and connection


1942 Springfield sewage plant statistics


Sterealator data


Article "Pulp and Paper Industry" by Warrick


1940 Massachusetts census


Sewerage estimate for Belchertown


Williamsburg water design


Abstracts for Public Health Engineer


Pipe friction graphs


Pamphlet Warren centrifugal pumps


Tide gate data


Industrial waste data in Easthampton


Horsepower graph -- friction head


Pamphlet Organization and Method for Investigating wastes


Volume XVIII B
1958-1960

Box 8: 24

Dedicated to Daughter Sarah Whipple Solander. This volume contains papers reflecting Solander's political field as well as various papers from state and federal elections including 1960 Presidential Election Kennedy/Nixon.

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Gift of Nancy Solander Miller, 2002.

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Cite as: Arvo A. Solander Papers (MS 587). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

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  • Depressions--1929.
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