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Otto Duke papers on the Utah Construction-Stearns Roger Joint Venture, 1941-1975, bulk 1954-1955

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1536 Series 9

Scope and Contents

Includes diagrams and materials dealing with projects for the Utah Construction-Stearns Roger Joint Venture, specifically the San Manuel Copper Smelter in Tucson, AZ from 1953-1956. Materials include M. H. Treadwell Co. quotes for copper converters, Industrial Physics and Electronics Co. weighing systems description, concentrator, Allis Chalmers proposal for copper converters, Traylor Engineering & Manufacturing proposal for copper converters, notes and drawings regarding reverb furnace, and more maps, diagrams, photographs and blueprints.


  • 1941-1975, bulk 1954-1955


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Otto Duke papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

From the Collection:

Otto Duke (1899-1983) was a mechanical engineer in the western United States.

Born in 1899, Otto Duke was educated in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah. He worked as an instructor in that program in the 1930s, and later served as the secretary-treasurer of the Intermountain Alumni Association of the Theta Tau fraternity there. During his career in mining engineering, Duke worked with numerous mining companies,including the United States Smelting, Refining, and Mining Co. in Alaska, Chicago, and the western states; F.C. Torkelson Co. in Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and Alaska; Utah Construction and Stearns-Roger in Tucson, Arizona; Allis Chalmers, Traylor Engineering and Manufacturing, Columbia Steel Co., and Geneva Works; as well as the U.S. Naval Supply Depot in Clearfield, Utah. Duke died in 1983.


4 folders

2 boxes

8 oversize folders

2 oversize boxes

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