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AC246_TEXAS_SOCIETY_OF_PROFESSIONAL_ENGINEERS_SABINE_CHAPTER_RECORDSTYRRELL HISTORICAL LIBRARY AC -246 Texas Society of Professional Engineers , Sabine Chapter Dates: 1940-1989 Description The National Society of Professional Engineers was organized in 1934, as a result of the world wide depression which started in 1929. The Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) was founded in 1936 and was incorporated under the laws of the State of Texas in 1937, only days after the New London School disaster which killed 294 students and teachers due to a natural gas leak. Early in 1940, some of the registered engineers of southeast Texas arranged a meeting of the TSPE for the purpose of determining the interest in organizing a local chapter. An organizational meeting was held in May of 1940 and on August 19, 1940, the official charter of the Sabine Chapter was adopted at Hotel Beaumont, creating the third state chapter. Scope and Content The collection was processed in the original order and consists of 159 folders pertaining to the Texas Society of Professional Engineers, Sabine Chapter. It consists of correspondence, financial transactions, minutes, by-laws, printed materials, and three (3) photographs. The conclusive years of the collection vary from 1940 to 1989. No restrictions apply. Processed by Joe Walker, April 1996