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John Thomas Hanley papers

Identifier: uarc 44

Scope and Content

The collection contains the personal and professional papers of John Thomas Hanley. Included in the collection is correspondence, letters, notebooks, papers regarding engineering projects, state board of engineering certificates, papers regarding his time spent in the Armed Forces and papers regarding the Minnesota Experimental City (MXC).


  • 1951-1985


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Use of Materials

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.


Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). Requests to publish should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives.

Biographical Sketch of John Thomas Hanley

John Thomas Hanley was a civil engineer in the Midwest. He earned his master's degree in civil engineering from Dartmouth College in 1948. During the 1950s, Hanley was a Lieutenant in the Armed Forces Special Weapons Project (AFSWP) where he worked as a civil engineer. From 1960 to 1961, Hanley was an instructor in civil engineering at the University of Illinois. Hanley worked on the Minnesota Experimental City (MXC) project during the 1960s with University of Minnesota professor Walter Viverett. Hanley was also the president of Fowler-Hanley, Inc., an engineering firm, in the 1970s.


5 boxes (6.5 linear feet)


Collection contains the papers of John Thomas Hanley, regional engineer who was involved with the Minnesota Experimental City (MXC) project.

Other Finding Aid Available

A finding aid with a contents list is available in University Archives.

Related Materials in University of Minnesota Archives

Walter Vivrett papers

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John Thomas Hanley Papers, 1951-1985
Karen Spilman
March 2005
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