The Ward M. Canaday Center

for Special Collections

The University of Toledo

Finding Aid

Riggs and Sherman Consulting Engineers Collection, 1910s-1920s

MSS-151

Size: 1 linear foot

Provenance:  Received on 2/11/2000 as a transfer from the College of Law Library through Bruce Kennedy.

 

Access: Open

Collection Summary: Sewage treatment consulting company
This collection contains company records, including correspondence and photographs; publications on sewage treatments in Europe, Canada, and the United States; subject files related to sewage disposal; and septic tanks

Subjects: Business and Commerce

Copyright: The literary rights to this collection are assumed to rest with the person(s) responsible for the production of the particular items within the collection, or with their heirs or assigns.  Researchers bear full legal responsibility for the acquisition to publish from any part of said collection per Title 17, United States Code.  The Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collectionsmay reserve the right to intervene as intermediary at its own discretion.

 

Completed by: Magdalena Delicka, April 2000; last updated: July 2014

 


Scope and Content Note

 

 

The Riggs and Sherman Consulting Engineers Collection is collected in three boxes and divided into four primary series: Riggs and Sherman Company Files, Publications, Reports, and Subject Files.

 

The first series contains such materials as correspondence and photographs pertaining to the activity of Riggs and Sherman Consulting Engineers.

 

The second series is arranged alphabetically and contains published materials, such as bibliographies and journals concerning different aspects of sewage treatment. The highlights of this series are two extensive bibliographies on activated sludge process of sewage treatment. The series features the issues of Journal of the Association of Engineering Societies, The Cornell Civil Engineer, and single issues of public health journals. An interesting publication included in this series is Progress in Sewage Treatment published by Merritt & Company.

 

The third series includes various reports on sewage disposal arranged alphabetically. The most extensive materials concern the sewage treatment in different cities and stated within the United States of America, yet there are also reports on sewage disposal in Europe and Canada. Other documents in this series feature the different methods of sewage treatment, sewage disposal for private houses, and small sewage disposal plants.

 

Series four features miscellaneous subject files compiled in alphabetical order. The materials include different aspects of sewage disposal plants such as economics, costs, standard specifications, operation, maintenance, and stream pollution. The series also includes illustrated bulletins, catalogues, pamphlets as well as technical drawing of the sewage systems. One of the most interesting materials is the collection of documents concerning septic tanks, which played a major role in development of sewage disposal methods.

 


Folder List

 

Box

Folder

Description

1

S 1. Riggs and Sherman Company Documents

1

Correspondence

2

Photographs

S 2. Publications

3

Activated Sludge Process of Sewage Treatment -- Bibliography

4

Association of Engineering Studies -- Journal

5

Cornell Civil Engineer - Journal

6

Progress in Sewage Treatment --Merritt & Company Publication

7

Public Health -- Journals

2

S 3. Reports

8

Sewage Disposal  in American Cities and States

9

Sewage Disposal Systems in Canada

10

Sewage Disposal Methods in Europe

11

Sewage Disposal Plants for Private Houses

12

Small Sewage Disposal Plants

3

S 4. Subject Files

13

Activated Sludge Sewage Treatment

14

Bulletins, Catalogues, Pamphlets -- Illustrated

15

Economics and Costs of Sewage Treatment

16

Operation and Maintenance of Sewage Plants

17

Ordinance for the Use of Sewers

18

Other Methods of Sewage Disposal

19

Questionnaire Forms

20

Septic Tanks

21

Sewer Pumping Stations

22

Sewer Standard Specifications and Tests

23

Sewerage Statistics

24

Stream Pollution

25

Sub-Surface Sewerage Disposal

26

Technical Drawings