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Design Concepts: Water Storage booklet

Accession 2745

Manuscripts and Archives Department, Hagley Museum and Library


PO Box 3630
Wilmington, Delaware, 19807
302-658-2400
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Finding aid prepared by Clayton J. Ruminski, 2019.

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2019-08-07T08:41-0400

Finding aid prepared using best local practices and Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Cite items for this collection in the following format:
[Description and dates], Box/folder number, Design Concepts: Water Storage booklet (Accession 2745), Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Design Concepts: Water Storage booklet
Dates: circa 1965
Accession Number: 2745
Creator: American Iron and Steel Institute.
Extent: 1 item
Language of Material: English
Repository: Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Abstract: A booklet produced by the American Iron and Steel Institute's Committee of Steel Plate Producers in the 1960s to illustrate imaginative and attractive designs in constructing community water-storage structures with steel.
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Historical Note

The American Iron and Steel Institute was incorporated in New York on March 31, 1908, under the leadership of Elbert H. Gary, head of the United States Steel Corporation. It held its first formal meeting in New York on Oct. 14-22, 1910, and absorbed its predecessor organization, the American Iron and Steel Association, in 1912. During World War I, the Institute under Judge Gary was the primary coordinator with the government for all industry production, allocation and prices. However, the Institute's staff remained small, and it had no paid president until 1932.

By 1954, the Institute had 2,500 individual and 98 corporate members. The restructuring of the steel industry after 1970 has somewhat diluted the Institute's impact, with separate organizations now representing minimills and other specialties. Still, the American Iron and Steel Institute remains the major industry trade association.

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Scope and Content

This booklet was produced by the American Iron and Steel Institute's Committee of Steel Plate Producers in the 1960s to illustrate imaginative and attractive designs in constructing community water-storage structures with steel. Additionally, the designs were intended to stimulate thinking about the possibilities for steel water-storage tanks and were not meant as an engineering guide.

The steel designs within the booklet were contributed by Peter Muller-Munk Associates, Inc., an American industrial design firm from Pittsburgh known for their influence in the realm of consumer goods, and consist of illustrations depicting ground-storage tanks, standpipes, and elevated tanks.

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