Extent: 1.0 Boxes
Predominant Dates: 1946-1947
Scope and Contents: This collections contains documents, publications, and photographs of the American Public Works Association (APWA), a non-profit professional association dedicated to public works. Covering over two decades of items, these newspaper articles, newsletters, magazine clippings, pamphlets, letters, and photos provide a glimpse into the workings of various public works organizations throughout the United States as the country pulled itself out of the Great Depression and through World War II. A portion of the documents and photographs focuses on John K. Gurwell, who was editor of "Public Works News" for a time and later worked for The Houston Press.