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Title: American Society of Mechanical Engineers - Atlanta Section records
Identification: MS345
Date: 1916-ca. 2000 (bulk 1956-1996)
Size/Quantity: 9.6 linear feet (24 document cases)
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Atlanta Section.
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract:This collection contains the office files of the Atlanta Section of ASME, including meeting agendas and minutes, correspondence, bylaws and guidelines, officer and committee files, membership directories and news, and files on the history of the Section.

Biographical/Historical Note

The first meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers - Atlanta Section, a local branch of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, took place on June 21, 1913. John Saylor Coon, the first Mechanical Engineering and Drawing professor at the Georgia School of Technology, was one of the fourteen founding members and the first chairman of the Section. A constitution and by-laws were approved in August 1916. Membership grew steadily during the decades following, reaching 600 members by 1977. The Section began holding monthly meetings early in its existence, with presentations on technical topics of interest to the mechanical engineering community. This practice continues in the early years of the twenty-first century.

The Atlanta Section, originally part of Region IV of the national American Society of Mechanical Engineers, became part of Region XI when it was formed in the spring of 1962.


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains the office files of the Atlanta Section of ASME, including meeting agendas and minutes, correspondence, bylaws and guidelines, officer and committee files, membership directories and news, and files on the history of the Section. The first series, which has been arranged alphabetically by file title, includes records on the organization's history, by-laws revisions, correspondence, and materials on awards and the Historical Mechanical Engineering Landmarks Program, particularly the drive in the mid 1980s to recognize the Stirling Boilers of the Elk Cotton Mills in Dalton as historical landmarks. The second series, which is in its original chronological arrangement, contains copies of some of the earliest documents of the Section, including by-laws and early meeting programs, as well as administrative files covering the period from the late 1950s to the early 1990s. Correspondence, meeting agendas and minutes, information on Section officers and membership, and materials on the annual Christmas party are among the documents included in this series. Two folders contain correspondence and biographical information on John Saylor Coon, the first chairman of the Atlanta Section.

These records do not cover the period of the late 1920s through the early 1950s, and there is very little material on the late 1990s.


Arrangement

This collection is arranged into two series:

SERIES 1. Office files (alphabetical)

SERIES 2. Office files (chronological)


Index Terms

American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Atlanta Section.
Coon, John Saylor, 1854-1938
Mechanical engineering--Georgia--Atlanta.
Mechanical engineers--Georgia--Atlanta.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

This collection was donated by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers - Atlanta Section through the School of Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Preferred Citation

Please cite [Item, Folder Title, Series Title], American Society of Mechanical Engineers - Atlanta Section Records (MS345), Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.

Provenance

Obtained by gift, 2002 (accession #2002.090).

Processing Information

Christine de Catanzaro and Mallory Velten processed these records in September 2008.

Accruals

This collection may have additional donations in the future.

Revisions to Finding Aid

March 2010:
  • Finding aid imported into Archivists' Toolkit.

  • Restrictions

    Restrictions: Access

    None.

    Restrictions: Use

    Permission to publish materials from this collection must be obtained from the Head of Archives and Special Collections.


    Separated Material

    The photographs in this collection have been separated and will be processed separately as VAM345.


    Related Material

    The Georgia Tech Archives also holds a collection on the history of Region XI of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Region XI encompasses Georgia and seven other southeastern states. This collection will be processed as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers - History Region XI Notebook (MS347).


    Other Finding Aids

    A print copy of this finding aid is available in the Georgia Tech Archives reading room.


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    SERIES 1: Office files (alphabetical), 1968-ca. 2000 (bulk 1975-1991)

    Arrangement

    Arranged by the Georgia Tech Archives in alphabetical order by file title.

    Description

    The first series includes records on the organization's history, by-laws revisions, correspondence, and materials on awards and the Historical Mechanical Engineering Landmarks Program, particularly the drive in the mid 1980s to recognize the Stirling Boilers of the Elk Cotton Mills in Dalton as historical landmarks.

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    11Atlanta Section – History and Heritage, 1968-1977
    12Atlanta Section – History and Heritage, 1975-1978
    13Awards, 1976-1991
    14Awards, May 23, 1989
    15By-Laws Revisions, 1980-1981

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    22By-Laws (Amended), November 1987
    17Contributing Members, 1988-1990
    18Correspondence, 1973-1982
    19Correspondence, 1976-1978
    110Correspondence – Membership, 1975-1978
    111Correspondence – National ASME, 1980-1981
    112Counties Served, undated
    113Federal Policy and Lobbying, 1989-1991
    114Historical Designations – Harris-Corliss/Randall Bros., 1985-1986
    115Historical Designations – Correspondence from Governor Joe Frank Harris, May 22, 1987
    21Legislation of Interest to Engineers, 1975-1976
    22Membership Development Committee, 1979
    23MDC News, 1975-1977
    24Membership Development Committee News, 1977-1978
    25Membership Directories, 1973-1976
    26National Conference Agenda Items, 1975-1978
    27ASME Newsletters (Other Sections), 1990-1991
    28Officers, Committee Chairs, and Committee Members, 1989-1990
    29Past Chairmen, ca. 2000
    210Postal Information, 1986-1990
    211Regional Administrative Conference/Regional Sectional Conference Guidelines Book, 1997-1998
    212Stirling Boiler – Correspondence, 1985-1987
    213Stirling Boiler – Correspondence, 1986-1987
     

    SERIES 2: Office files (chronological), 1916-1999 (bulk 1957-1992)

    Arrangement

    Arranged chronologically.

    Description

    The second series, which is in its original chronological arrangement, contains copies of some of the earliest documents of the Section, including by-laws and early meeting programs, as well as administrative files covering the period from the late 1950s to the early 1990s. Correspondence, meeting agendas and minutes, information on Section officers and membership, and materials on the annual Christmas party are among the documents included in this series. The documents do not cover the period of the late 1920s through the early 1950s.

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    31By-Laws: Atlanta Section, 1916
    32Park Dallas Correspondence, 1916
    33Story of Atlanta Brochure, 1917
    34Brochure on Atlanta, 1919
    35Manufacturing in Atlanta Brochure, 1919
    36Annual Report – Atlanta Section, 1919
    37Meetings Program, 1925-1926
    38Proposed Charter, 1925-1927
    39Roster, 1953-1954
    310American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1956-1958
    311ASME By-Laws (ASME General), 1957
    312ASME Faculty Adviser and Student Councilor, 1957-1958
    313Letters Compiled, 1955-1958
    314ASME General, 1957-1958
    315Atlanta Membership – Letters (ASME General), 1957-1958
    316ASME Faculty Adviser and Student Councilor, 1957-1959
    317High School Engineers Club (ASME General), 1957-1958
    318ASME General, 1958-1959
    319ASME Professional Divisions, 1957-1960
    320ASME Hospitality, 1957-1962
    321Request for By-Laws, February 1958
    322ASME Insurance, 1958
    323Roster, 1958
    324ASME General, 1958-1959
    325ASME Honors and Awards, 1958-1959
    326ASME Christmas Party, 1957-1958
    327ASME Secretary, 1958-1959
    328ASME General, 1958-1959
    329ASME General, 1958-1959

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    41Treasurer’s Reports, 1958-1959
    42Agenda Items, 1958-1959
    43Atlanta – Reports Regional, 1957-1960
    44ASME Committees/Duties, 1958
    45Georgia Boiler Code Law, 1958-1961
    46Georgia Boiler Code Law, 1958-1961
    47ASME Year Book, 1958-1961
    48Affiliation with Architecture and Engineers Institute, 1956-1959
    49Roster, 1959
    410Vice Presidents Guide, 1959
    411ASME Secretary, 1959-1960
    412ASME Honors and Awards, 1959-1960
    413ASME Secretary, 1959-1960
    414ASME Lecturers, 1958-1960
    415ASME Faculty Adviser and Student Councilor, 1959-1960
    416Letters – Barrier, Weber Albright, 1959-1960
    417ASME Financial Information, 1959-1960
    418ASME Christmas Party, 1959
    419ASME Public Affairs, 1959-1960
    420ASME Secretary, 1959-1960
    421ASME Publicity, 1959-1960
    422Agenda, 1959-1960

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    51ASME Minutes, 1959-1960
    52ASME Architects and Engineers Institute, 1959-1962
    53Boiler Law, 1955-1961
    54ASME Meeting, 1959-1962
    55Annual Report, 1960
    56ASME Records of Committees Past Years, 1958-1959
    57ASME Member Gifts Campaign, 1959-1960
    58ASME Christmas Party, 1960
    59Nuclear Engineering Division, 1960
    510Local Reports, 1961
    511Agenda, 1960-1961
    512Elections – National and Regional, 1960-1961
    513Elections – Local, 1958-1959
    514Miscellaneous, 1960-1961
    515Civic Affairs, 1960-1961
    516ASME Secretary, 1958-1962
    517ASME Secretary, 1960-1962
    518ASME Honors and Awards, 1960-1962
    519ASME – Quotas/Pledges, 1960-1962
    520ASME Treasurer, 1960-1962
    521ASME – Roger Martin Information, 1960-1962
    522ASME Executive Committee, 1960-1963
    523Regional Administrative Conference, 1960-1962
    524Roster, 1961

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    61Regional Administrative Conference, 1960-1961
    62Meeting Notice, 1961-1962
    63The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1961-1962
    64The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1961-1963
    65Nominations, 1958-1959
    66ASME Meeting, 1962-1963
    67ASME Membership, 1962-1963
    68The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1962-1963
    69The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1962-1963
    610November 1963 Meeting Notice, November 18, 1963
    611Chairman’s Report, 1963-1964
    612ASME, 1963-1964
    613ASME Chairman’s Report, 1964-1965
    614ASME Chairman Correspondence, 1964-1965
    615ASME Chairman Correspondence, 1964
    616ASME Chairman Correspondence, 1964
    617ASME Chairman Correspondence, 1964
    618ASME Chairman, 1965

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    71ASME Chairmen, 1964-1965
    72National Honors – Atlanta Section, 1964-1966
    73A&E Building Corp., 1965
    74Architects and Engineers Bldg. Inc., 1965
    75Georgia State Boiler Code Law Committee, 1965-1966
    76Georgia State Boiler Code Law Committee, 1964-1965
    77Chairman’s File, 1965-1966
    78Chairman’s File, 1965-1966
    79Chairman’s File, 1965-1966
    710Chairman’s File, 1965
    711Secretaries’ Files, 1965-1966
    712Uniform Boiler and Unfired Pressure Vessel Safety Bill for States Committees, 1965-1966

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    81Secretaries’ File, 1965-1966
    82Dr. Homer S. Weber, 1966
    83Thomas Frazier, 1966
    84Annual Report, 1966-1967
    85ASME Secretary – Atlanta Section, 1958-1959
    86ASME Secretary – Atlanta Section, 1966-1967
    87ASME Secretary – Atlanta Section, 1966-1967
    88Chairman’s File, 1966-1968
    89Chairman’s File, 1966-1967
    810Chairman’s File, 1967
    811Chairman’s File, 1966-1967
    812Chairman’s File, 1966
    813Mechanisms Conference, 1966-1967
    814Uniform Boiler and Unfired Pressure Vessel Safety Bill for States Committee, 1966-1969

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    91Roster, 1967
    92ASME – Atlanta Officers, 1967
    93ASME Local, 1967-1968
    94Annual Report, 1967-1968
    95ASME Vice Chairman File, 1968
    96ASME Correspondence, 1966-1968
    97Civic Affairs, 1967-1968
    98GA Arch. and Engineering Soc., 1967-1968
    99ASME Vice Chairman File, 1967-1968
    910ASME Vice Chairmen File, 1967-1968
    911ASME Meetings, 1966-1969
    912ASME – Mechanisms Conference, October 5-9, 1968
    913ASME Regional Administrative Conference, 1967-1968

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    101Regional Administrative Conference Meeting, 1968
    102Annual Report, 1968-1969
    103ASME Chairman’s File, 1968-1969
    104ASME Chairman’s File, 1968-1969
    105ASME Chairman’s File, 1965-1968
    106Chairman’s File, 1968-1969
    107ASME, 1968-1969

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    111ASME – Secretary's File, 1967-1970
    112ASME, 1968-1970
    113ASME IRAC – Mobile, 1969
    114ASME, 1969
    115National Agenda, 1968-1969
    116Correspondence, 1969-1970
    117ASME, 1969-1970
    118ASME Regional Administrative Conference, 1970

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    121ASME Photographs, 1970
    122ASME Correspondence, 1969-1971
    123ASME – Atlanta Secretary – Treasurer Program, 1970-1971
    124Secretary Minutes, 1971-1972
    125Secretary – General, 1971-1972
    126ASME Atlanta, 1971-1972
    127ASME Atlanta, 1970-1972
    128Regional Administrative Conference, April 15-16, 1972
    129ASME – Regional Administrative Conference Region XI, 1972
    1210ASME Regional Administrative Conference, April 15-16, 1972
    1211Vice Chairman, 1971-1973
    1212Program, 1972-1973
    1213ASME Meetings, 1972-1973
    1214Vice Chairman / Joint Management Conference, 1972-1973
    1215ASME – Atlanta Section – Heat Transfer Conference, 1970-1972
    1216ASME – Local, 1974-1975

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    131Student Activities, 1973-1976
    132John Saylor Coon, 1973-1976
    133[John Saylor] Coon, 1973-1976
    134Budget Finances, 1974
    135Codes and Standards, 1974-1975
    136Annual Report to Region XI Regional Administrative Conference, 1974-1975
    137Stationary, 1974-1975
    138Minutes – Meeting Notices, 1973-1976
    139Gene O’Brien, 1974-1976
    1310Regional Administrative Conference/RSC, 1975
    1311ASME Roster/Minutes/Booklet, 1975
    1312ASME – Atlanta Section, 1975-1976
    1313ASME, 1975-1976
    1314Program – Committee Correspondence, 1975-1977
    1315Monthly Newsletters, 1975-1978
    1316IRAC – Charleston, S.C., August 20-31, 1976
    1317Section Operation Workshop – Atlanta Section, 1974-1976
    1318Meeting Notices, 1976-1978
    1319Interview with Mr. E. W. O’Brien, February 29, 1976
    1320ASME – Other Sections, 1977-1978
    1321ASME Division Programs, 1976-1977
    1322ASME – Other Sections, 1976-1977

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    141ASME Division Programs, 1977
    142History of Atlanta Section, 1976-1977
    143ASME Committee Correspondence, 1976-1978
    144ASME – Atlanta Section Hospitality Chairman, 1976-1978
    145Brochures, 1976-1980
    146Brochures, 1976-1980
    147History of the Atlanta Section, 1977
    148National Agenda, 1976-1977
    149ASME WAM Atlanta, November 27, 1977

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    151National Agenda, 1977
    152National Agenda, 1976-1977
    153ASME, 1977
    154ASME – ’77/’78 Council Report, 1977-1978
    155ASME, 1977
    156ASME – Atlanta Section, 1976-1979
    157ASME, 1977-1981
    158ASME Membership List, July 1978
    159Atlanta Section ASME, 1958-1959
    1510Meeting Minutes, 1974-1978
    1511Minutes – Executive Committee Meeting, 1977-1979
    1512ASME Correspondence, 1978-1979
    1513ASME Yearbook, 1978-1979
    1514ASME – ’78/’79 Mailing Expenses, 1978-1979
    1515ASME – National Agenda, 1979
    1516ASME Joint Power Generation Conference, October 14-18, 1979
    1517ASME National Agenda Policy Items, 1979
    1518ASME – Atlanta Section, 1979-1980
    1519Meeting Minutes, 1979-1980
    1520Meeting Notices and N.L., 1979-1980
    1521Attendance Records, 1979-1980

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    161Region Directory, 1979-1980
    162National Agenda Conference, 1979-1980
    163National Agenda, 1979-1980
    164Atlanta Section Annual Report, 1979-1980
    165Minutes, 1980-1981
    166Minutes, 1980
    167ASME Program Chairman, 1980-1981
    168Executive Committee Meetings, 1980-1981
    169Monthly Bulletins/Meetings, 1980-1981
    1610ASME, 1958-1959
    1611Checking, 1980-1982
    1612Technical Activities, 1981
    161330-Month Calendar, 1981
    1614Atlanta Section By-Laws, 1981
    161530-Month Calendar, 1981
    1616Membership Development, 1981-1982
    1617Atlanta Section By-Laws, 1981
    1618Section Handbook, 1981
    1619Roster, 1981-1982
    1620Executive Committee, 1981-1982

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    171Section Meeting Notices, 1981-1982
    172Professional Development, 1981-1982
    173Public Affairs, 1981-1982
    174Honors and Awards, 1981-1982
    175College Relations, 1981-1982
    176Finance, 1981-1982
    177National Agenda Items, 1981-1982
    178Membership Changes, 1981-1982
    179Membership Development, 1981-1982
    1710ASME, 1981-1982
    1711Treasurer, 1981-1982
    1712Atlanta Section Correspondence, 1981-1982
    1713Programs, 1981-1982
    324ASME General, 1958-1959
    1714Region XI Board, 1981-1982
    1715Nominating Committee, 1981-1982
    1716Goals Program, 1981-1982
    1717RACON Representative, January 14, 1982
    1718Forms and Information, September 1982
    1719Roster, 1982

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    181Regional Administrative Conference/IRAC, 1982
    182Meeting Notices (Other Sections), 1982
    183Boiler Code, 1982
    184Regional Administrative Conference/IRAC, 1982
    185Faculty Adviser, June 14, 1982
    186Agenda Items, 1981-1982
    187Forms and Information, 1982
    188Membership Interests, 1982
    189History and Heritage, 1982
    1810Section Activities, 1982-1983
    1811ASME – 78/81 Postage, 1982-1983
    1812ASME, 1982-1983
    1813Membership and Committee Chairmen, 1982-1983
    1814Programs, 1982-1983
    1815John Cerney – Director and History and Heritage Chairman, 1982-1983
    1816Public Relations, 1982-1983
    1817Regional Administrative Conference/IRAC, 1982-1983
    1818Auxiliary, 1983
    1819Executive Committee, 1983
    1820Faculty Advisers – College Relations, 1983
    1821Technical Activities, 1983
    1822RACON, 1983
    1823Section Handbook, 1983
    1824History and Heritage, 1983
    1825Professional Development, 1983
    1826Public Affairs, 1983
    1827Honors and Awards, 1983-1984
    1828Membership Development, 1983-1984
    1829Membership Interest, 1983-1984

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    191ASME, 1983-1984
    192Programs, 1983-1984
    193Region XI Board – Dallas Field Office, 1983-1984
    194Engineers’ Week, 1983-1984
    195Agenda Items, 1983-1984
    196Boiler Code, 1983-1984
    197ASME, 1984
    198Guide to History and Heritage, 1984
    199Chairman, 1984
    1910F. Neely/W. Crawford, 1984
    1911Section Handbooks, 1984-1985
    1912Annual Report, 1984-1985
    1913ASME Newsletters, 1984-1985
    1914ASME – Secretary, 1984-1985

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    201Atlanta ASME Minutes, 1984-1985
    202ASME National Society Lectures, 1985
    203Board of Governors, 1986
    204Atlanta ASME, 1986-1987
    205Newsletters, 1958-1959
    206ASME, 1987-1988
    207Minutes, 1987-1988
    208ASME Newsletters, 1987-1988
    209Atlanta Section Annual Report, 1987-1988
    2010Meeting, Dinner Expenses, 1987-1990
    2011Financial Report, 1987-1990
    2012IRAC, 1988
    2013ASME, June 1988
    2014ASME, July 1988
    2015ASME Newsletter, September 1988
    2016ASME Newsletter, October 1988

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    211ASME, November 1988
    212Interest Income, 1988
    213ASME General, December 1988
    214Delinquent Letter and List, 1988-1989
    215ASME Appropriation, 1988-1989
    216Kwik Kopy, 1988-1989
    217Regional Administrative Conference, 1989
    218Atlanta Section, 1989
    219ASME Agenda Items, 1989
    2110Miscellaneous, 1989
    2111Membership Development, 1989
    2112Roster, 1989
    2113Executive Committee Meeting, 1989
    2114U.S. Postal Service, 1989
    2115ASME, January 1989
    2116ASME, February 1989
    2117ASME, March 1989
    2118Expenses, Receipts and Correspondence, 1989-1990
    2119Georgia Power, 1990
    2120Mahoney Awards and Engraving, 1990
    2121Student Honors Program, 1990
    2122ASME, 1990
    2123Past Newspaper Copy, 1990

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    221ASME, 1990
    222Membership Changes, 1990
    223ASME, 1990
    224ASME Atlanta Section Final Report, 1990-1991
    225ASME Goals, 1990-1991
    226ASME Roster, 1990-1991
    227ASME – Atlanta Section, 1990-1992
    228Maintenance Planning, 1990-1993
    229Contributing Members’ Letters, 1991
    2210ASME Meetings, 1991
    2211Winter Annual Meeting, 1991
    2212ASME Survey Responses, 1991
    2213Georgia Power Industry Award, 1991-1992
    2214Atlanta Section Report, 1991-1992
    2215ASME Meeting Folder, 1991-1992
    2215ASME Meeting Folder, 1991-1992

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    231Booklet, 1991-1992
    232ASME Meeting Papers, 1991-1992
    233ASME, 1991-1992
    234ASME, 1991-1992
    235ASME, 1991-1992
    236Maintenance Planning, 1991-1993
    237ASME, 1992
    238ASME – Atlanta Section, 1992
    239ASME, 1992
    2310ASME, 1992-1993
    2311ASME – Miscellaneous, 1992-1993

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    241ASME – Miscellaneous, 1992-1993
    242ASME, 1993
    243ASME, 1993
    244Executive Committee Meetings, 1994-1995
    245ASME Atlanta Newsletters, 1995
    246ASME – Miscellaneous, 1995-1997
    247Atlanta Section Minutes, 1996
    248ASME International, 1996
    249ASME – Miscellaneous, 1996
    2410Atlanta Section, 1996-1997
    2411ASME News, 1996-1997
    2412ASME Meetings, 1998-1999