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Finding Aid to the T.Y. Lin Papers, 1932-1998
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Container List

Carton 1

Series 1: Personal, 1937-1998

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Scope and Content Note

The series contains TY Lin's biographical and personal materials from 1937-1998. Materials include awards, various lectures given and symposia participated in, one folder of notes for courses he taught at UC Berkeley interviews written up in several publications, family reunion notes (1996), general and miscellaneous correspondence.
carton 1, folder 1

Activities undated

carton 1, folder 2

Awards undated

carton 1, folder 3-5

Biographical and Interviews 1960-1996

carton 1, folder 6

Chinese Railroad Bridges [photocopy of photograph album] 1937-1938

carton 1, folder 7

Civil Engineering 134 and 144 1972-1976

carton 1, folder 8

Lin Family Reunion 1996

carton 1, folder 9

Miscellaneous Correspondence undated

carton 1, folder 10

Taiwan Bridge Postage Stamps 1986

Carton 1, Oversize Folder 1

Series 2: Writings, 1932-1997

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject, and then chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of materials that document both Lin's career at Berkeley and in the professional engineering world. It includes various publication lists and Lin's written work, both published and unpublished, from the 1930's to the 1990's in ascending order of date. Much of the writing between the late 1940's to the end of the 1970s concerns pre-stressed concrete. After that, it becomes focused on Lin's specific projects and Chinese political interests. Languages other than English include German, French, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, Spanish and Chinese. Additional notes, outgoing correspondence and drafts are interfiled throughout the entire collection.
carton 1, folder 11

Publications List 1952-1982

carton 1, folder 12-23

Written by Lin undated

carton 2, folder 1-2

Written by Lin undated

Oversize folder 1B

Written by Lin 1932

Cartons 2-6, Box 2, Oversize Folders 2-15

Series 3: Professional, 1957-1998

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically by company, further arranged chronologically by project start date.

Scope and Content Note

This series is dedicated to Lin's work with TY Lin International, a steel and concrete bridge engineering firm that Lin founded in 1953, and Lin Tung-Yen China, another consulting firm that Lin founded after leaving T.Y. Lin International in 1992. The series is divided into two sub-series: T.Y. Lin International and Lin Tung Yen China. The first sub-series is further divided into seven categories: publications (arranged alphabetically by subject), publicity (arranged chronologically by publication date), Intercontinental Peace Bridge (arranged chronologically), Rio Colorado Bridge (arranged chronologically), Ruck-A-Chucky Bridge (arranged chronologically), Gibraltar Strait Bridge Crossing (arranged chronologically), Pudong Development (arranged chronologically), and Golden Gate Bridge Retrofit (arranged chronologically). Lin's work on the Pudong Development took place at both at TY Lin International and Lin Tung Yen China.
Included in materials about the Intercontinental Peace Bridge are the work of Illinois architect Myron Goldsmith and his graduate student Peter Seger, public relations specialists James Murray and Robert Wagstaff, Dennis Corrin, USSR politician Vladmir Mironov and David Billington of Princeton University. The Lin Tung Yen China series contains a corporate brochure describing both the mission and past work of the company.
 

T.Y. Lin International, 1957-1998

 

Publications, ca. 1960's-1990's

carton 2, folder 3

Lin Tee-O-Gram/Engineering Bulletin (TY Lin International Newsletters) 1960-1990

carton 2, folder 4-5

Promotional 1960s-1990s

 

Publicity, ca. 1950's-1990's

carton 2, folder 6-13

News Clippings 1950s-1990s

 

Intercontinental Peace Bridge (ICPB), 1957-1996

carton 2, folder 14-16

Publicity undated

carton 2, folder 17

Bering Strait Area Map Requests to US Geodetic Survey 1968

carton 2, folder 18

Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws 1968; 1986

carton 2, folder 19

Tax Information 1968-1974; 1986-1987

carton 2, folder 20

Statement of Project 1969

carton 2, folder 21

Cost and Vital Statistics 1969-1970

carton 2, folder 22

Pier Drawings 1970

carton 2, folder 23

Public Relations 1970-1992

carton 2, folder 24

Lim Hong Lee Research Project 1971

carton 2, folder 25

Trans-Alaska Pipeline 1971-1972

Oversize folder 2C

Trans-Alaska Pipeline 1971-1972

carton 2, folder 26-31

Correspondence undated

carton 3, folder 1

Integrated Pipeline Transportation System Publicity 1974

carton 3, folder 2

Integrated Pipeline Transportation System Correspondence 1974

Oversize folder 3A

Integrated Pipeline Transportation System Correspondence 1974

carton 3, folder 3

Peter Seger Research Report 1980

carton 3, folder 4

Stationery Circa 1980s

carton 3, folder 5

Myron Goldsmith 1980-1981

Oversize folder 4C

Myron Goldsmith 1980-1981

carton 3, folder 6

Peking to Paris Overland Expedition 1981

carton 3, folder 7

ICPB, Inc. Annual Report Information 1982

carton 3, folder 8

Peace Bridge Drafts and Documents 1982

carton 3, folder 9

Media Relations 1982-1990

carton 3, folder 10

T.Y. Lin International: Financial Support of ICPB, Inc. 1985

carton 3, folder 11-12

Drawings and Calculations undated

carton 3, folder 13

TY Lin International ICPB Meetings 1985-1986

carton 3, folder 14

Project Descriptions and Justifications 1985, undated

carton 3, folder 15

Rome, Italy 1986

carton 3, folder 16

Engineering Bulletin 1986

carton 3, folder 17

ICPB, Inc. Board of Directors Meetings 1986-1988

carton 3, folder 18

International Arctic Development Corporation Correspondence undated

carton 3, folder 19-23

International Arctic Development Corporation undated

carton 3, folder 24

Dennis Corrin, ICPB, Inc. Executive Secretary undated

carton 3, folder 25

Slides, Negatives and Photographs 1986, undated

carton 3, folder 26

Finances 1987

carton 3, folder 27

Government Relations, James Murray 1988-1989

carton 3, folder 28

Government Relations, James Murray and Robert Wagstaff 1989-1990

carton 3, folder 29

Tunnel Under Bering Strait 1989-1995

carton 3, folder 30-32

Responsive Energy & Technology Symposium & International Exhibition (RETSIE) Conference 1990-1991

carton 3, folder 33

Finance and Administration 1990

carton 3, folder 34

Other Arctic Proposals 1990-1991

carton 4, folder 1

Development Proposal by Peace Race Society 1990

carton 4, folder 2

Vladmir Mironov Papers 1991-1992

carton 4, folder 3

ICBP, Inc. Board of Directors 1991

carton 4, folder 4-5

USSR Oil and Gas undated

carton 4, folder 6

Alaska Rotary Club Banquet 1992

carton 4, folder 7

Dissolution Papers 1995-1996

 

Rio Colorado Bridge, Costa Rica, 1966-1967

carton 4, folder 8

Drawings, Calculations and Papers 1966-1967

Oversize folder 5C

Drawings, Calculations and Papers 1966-1967

 

Ruck-A-Chucky Bridge, 1972-1978

carton 4, folder 9

Design of Hanging Arc undated

carton 4, folder 10

Proposals 1975-1976

carton 4, folder 11

Rejected Types 1975-1976

Oversize folder 6A

Rejected Types 1975

carton 4, folder 12

Development of Hanging Arc 1975-1976

Oversize folder 6A

Development of Hanging Arc 1975-1976

carton 4, folder 13

Analysis of Hanging Arc 1975-1978

Oversize folder 7B

Analysis of Hanging Arc 1975-1976

carton 4, folder 14

Hanging Arc 1976

carton 4, folder 15-16

Calculations 1976

carton 4, folder 17

Truss and Girder 1976

Oversize folder 8C

Truss and Girder 1976

carton 4, folder 18

EQ Piers, Hanging Arc 1976

Oversize folder 9A

EQ Piers, Hanging Arc 1976

carton 4, folder 19

Initial Design 1976

carton 4, folder 20

Suspension 1976, undated

Oversize folder 10C

Suspension 1976, undated

carton 4, folder 21

Costs and Correspondence 1976-1977

carton 4, folder 22

Articles and Publicity 1976-1977

carton 4, folder 23-24

Final Design Report 1977-1978

carton 4, folder 25

Figures 1977, undated

box 1, folder 1

Final Plans 1978

 

Gibraltar Strait Bridge Crossing, 1982-1997

carton 4, folder 26

Proposals and Design 1982-1991

Oversize folder 11C

Proposals and Design 1982-1991

carton 4, folder 27-28

References 1983

carton 4, folder 29-30

Design and Administration 1984-1992

carton 5, folder 1-2

Design and Administration 1984-1992

Oversize folder 12B

Design and Administration 1984-1992

carton 5, folder 3

History 1992

carton 5, folder 4

Administrative 1984-1987

carton 5, folder 5-7

Studies, Reports and Analyses 1984-1992

carton 5, folder 8

All Schemes 1984-1990

Oversize folder 13A

All Schemes 1984-1990

carton 5, folder 9-10

Publicity 1984-1991

carton 5, folder 11-12

Calculations undated

carton 5, folder 13-14

Bridge Comparisons-1 1985-1986; 1991

carton 5, folder 15

Images and Research 1985-1990

carton 5, folder 16

Morocco 1989-1991

Oversize folder 14A

Morocco 1989-1991

carton 5, folder 17

Administrative 1990

carton 5, folder 18

National Company for Studies of the Straits (SNED)-Spanish Company for Studies of a Fixed Link Across the Straits of Gibraltar (SECEG) 1990-1991

carton 5, folder 19

Feasibility undated

Oversize folder 15C

Plans and Drawings 1990-1992

carton 5, folder 20

Finance and Administration 1991

carton 5, folder 21-22

International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering [IABSE] Paper Award 1993-1994

carton 5, folder 23

Post Resignation Materials 1992-1993

carton 5, folder 24

Papers and References 1994-1996

carton 5, folder 25

Erik Lin; David Billington 1996

 

Pudong Development, 1985-1998

carton 6, folder 26-27

Reports undated

carton 6, folder 1-5

Correspondence 1987-1998

carton 6, folder 6

Planning and Finance undated

carton 6, folder 7

Planning and Background 1993, undated

carton 6, folder 8

Publicity 1990. undated

carton 6, folder 9

Shanghai Correspondence and Publicity 1998, undated

carton 6, folder 10

Hua Mu Report 1992-1993

carton 6, folder 11

Slides and Photographs [ca. 1990's]

 

Golden Gate Bridge Retrofit, 1989-1991

carton 6, folder 12

Articles, Correspondence, Legal undated

 

Lin Tung Yen China, 1992

carton 6, folder 13

Corporate Brochure [ca. 1990s]

Carton 6

Series 4: Subject Files: China, 1982-1997

Arrangement

Folders are arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content Note

Chinese language materials, arranged in alphabetical order by folder title. The series consists of information pertaining to Lin's interest in the politics of his native China and possible unification with Taiwan and the creation of a new constitution. There is also information regarding Sino-United States relations, specifically correspondence between Peoples Republic of China leaders and information on United States-China policies.
carton 6, folder 14

Analysis of China's Future 1996-1997

carton 6, folder 15-18

China Constitution 1988-1995

carton 6, folder 19

China/Taiwan Unification Correspondence 1992-1997

carton 6, folder 20-21

Constitution, Unification undated

carton 6, folder 22

Non-China Constitutions 1982-1995

carton 6, folder 23-24

Peoples Republic of China Leaders Correspondence [ca. 1983-1998]

carton 6, folder 25-26

Related Chinese Publications [ca. 1990s]

carton 6, folder 27

United States-China Policy Report 1995-1997