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Arvo A. Solander Papers, 1930-1960
8 boxes, 24 volumes (4 linear ft.)
Collection number: 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.

Terms of Access and Use:

The collection is open for research.

Special Collections and University Archives, W.E.B. Du Bois Library, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Historical Note
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.

Scope and Contents of the 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.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Arvo A. Solander Papers (MS 587). Special Collections and University Archives, W.E.B. Du Bois Library, University of Massachusetts Amherst.

History of the Collection

Gift of Nancy Solander Miller, 2002.

Processing Information

Processed by Joel Nilles, March 2009.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Special Collections and University Archives
W.E.B. Du Bois Library
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003-9275

Phone: (413) 545-2780
Fax: (413) 577-1399
Link to SCUA
Language
English

Contents List
Volume I
1930-1932 Summers

Box 1 Vol. 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 Vol. 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 Vol. 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 Vol. 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 Vol. 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 Vol. 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 Vol. 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 Vol. 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 Vol. 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 Vol. 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 Vol. 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 Vol. 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 Vol. 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 Vol. 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 Vol. 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 Vol. 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 Vol. 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 Vol. 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 Vol. 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 Vol. 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 Vol. 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 Vol. 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 Vol. 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 Vol. 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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Subjects
  • Civil engineers.
  • Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.).
  • Depressions--1929.
  • Fisheries--Massachusetts.
  • Mosquitoes--Control.
  • Quabbin Reservoir (Mass.).
  • Roads--Design and construction.
  • Sanitary engineers.
  • Sewage disposal plants--Design and construction.
  • United States. Federal Civil Works Administration.
  • Water--Pollution--Tennessee.
  • Water-supply--Massachusetts.
  • Westfield State Sanatorium.
  • World War, 1939-1945.
  • Wrentham State School.

Contributors
  • Solander, Arvo A.

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  • Photographs.
  • Scrapbooks.


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