By Nicole Yatsonsky
|Title:||American Public Works Association (APWA) Collection, 1939-1963|
|Arrangement:||This collection is arranged by series.|
|Date Acquired:||03/00/2018. More info below under Accruals.|
Scope and Contents of the MaterialsThis 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.
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|Acquisition Source:||Kathy Gurwell|
|Preferred Citation:||American Public Works Association (APWA) Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections Department|
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"National Governmental Organizations Chicago" pamphlet
"Thirteen-Thirteen East Sixieth Street - Chicago" pamphlet
"Public Administration Service No. 94" survey
Bill and fees tally for 1946-1947 Editorial work by John K. Gurwell - editor of "Public Works News"
July 1948 letter from John K. Gurwell to George Carmack, Editor of "The Houston Press," summarizing Gurwell's journalism experience
Photo of display of Public Works News from St. Louis conference (3 copies of same)
Three photos - possibly from the 1942 PWC conference in Indianapolis:
1. 3 men at a table, John K. Gurwell center
2. 2 men working at a table, John K. Gurwell on right
3. Group shot of 13 men, John K. Gurwell first row with glasses and Arnold Friedman second row - second from left
Group photo of John K. Gurwell standing, 6th from right in dark suit
Signed on back by 6 men
Copy of "Finance Conference News"
8 copies of "Public Works News" - Vol. 1 No. 4 and Vol. 2 No. 2 thru 8
Vol. 1 No. 1 - March 1, 1946 thru Vol. 1 No. 24 - February 13, 1947