May 4, 2010
Howard Williford taught civil engineering at Mississippi State for 29 years while his wife, Margaret, spend 25 years teaching Mathematics. During their tenures at the university, they accumulated a significant library of textbooks, reference documents, and other items.
Recently, the children, Charles (BSCE 76, MSCE 77) and Mary Margaret elected to donate this collection to the department as the first selections in the new library that will be part of the new CEE Complex. A total of 220 documents constituted this gift and included publications dating from 1920 through the end of the last century. Almost 75 percent of the books are hard cover and all are in good shape.
An abridge list of references follows:
|Public Water Supplies||Turneaure, Russell||1924|
|Essentials of Drafting||Svensen||1926|
|Sewerage and Sewage Disposal||Metcalf and Eddy||1930|
|Strength of Materials||Girvin||1944|
|Sewage Treatment at Military Installation||USAE Committee on Sanitary Engineering||1946|
|Strength of Materials||Marin||1948|
|Mechanics, A Textbook for Engineers||Boyd and Ott||1950|
|Water Supply and Wastewater Disposal||Fair, Geyer, and Morris||1956|
|Hydrology for Engineers||Linsley, Kohler, and Paulhus||1958|
|Design of Concrete Structures||Winter and Nilson||1958|
|Water Supply and Sewerage||Steel||1960|
|Calculus and Analytic Geometry||Thomas||1961|
|Microbiology for Sanitary Engineers||McKinney||1962|
|Statics and Dynamics||Beer and Johnston||1962|
|Water-Resources Engineering||Linsley and Franzini||1964|
|Industrial Water Pollution Control||Eckenfelder||1966|
While the reference value of many of these documents has been exhausted, each text is part of a chronicle of the advances in the various technical fields that make up civil and environmental engineering. Alumni, faculty and students will gain insights into our profession by spending time with any one of these documents. This will be possible as part of the many new areas to be included in the new CEE Complex currently being designed.