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Edward H. Cahill Papers,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1988-002

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a copy of a map of part of the VPI campus drawn by Cahill in 1909, materials from his professional life, and a memorial address in which he is cited, "The Brock Brothers and the Brock Process," by Harry Tubis. There is a photograph of Cahill standing in front of the camera he invented and patented and a speech he gave in 1939 on "The Colorado River Aqueduct and California District It Serves." It also includes three obituaries.

Dates

  • 1909 - 1976

Creator

Language of Materials

The materials in the collection are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

The copyright status of this collection is unknown. Copyright restrictions may apply. Contact Special Collections and University Archives for assistance in determining the use of these materials. Reproduction or digitization of materials for personal or research use can be requested using our reproduction/digitization form: http://bit.ly/scuareproduction. Reproduction or digitization of materials for publication or exhibit use can be requested using our publication/exhibition form: http://bit.ly/scuapublication. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives (specref@vt.edu or 540-231-6308) if you need assistance with forms or to submit a completed form.

Biographical Notes

Edward H. Cahill (abt.1888-1974) graduated from VPI in 1909 with an engineering degree. He went on to develop and patent a process of aerial mapping and photography. He worked for Lebanon Steel Company, then later for Brock and Weymouth, a Philadelphia engineering firm. Cahill also served in both World Wars with the Army Ordinance Corps. He died in Pennsylvania in 1974.

Extent

0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

The collection contains a copy of a map of part of the VPI campus drawn by Cahill in 1909, materials from his professional life, and an article in which he is cited. It also includes obituaries.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically.

Source of Acquisition

The Edward H. Cahill Papers were donated to Special Collections in 1976.

Accruals

Additional materials were donated in 1978.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Edward H. Cahill Papers by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Edward H. Cahill Collection commenced and was completed in 1988. Additional description was completed in June 2009.

Title
A Guide to the Edward H. Cahill Papers, 1909-1976
Status
Completed
Author
Kira A. Dietz
Date
2009 (CC0 1.0)
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Revision Statements

  • 2020-08-19: Finding aid notes updated to new department standards. juliags

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech Repository

Contact:
Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US
540-231-6308