Inventory of the American Institute of Timber Construction Records, 1954 – 2012
Abstract: The American Institute of Timber Construction (AITC) is the national technical trade association of the structural glued laminated (glulam) timber industry.
The American Institute of Timber Construction records hold annual meeting files, annual reports, membership directories, technical reports, and publications, as well as brochures and promotional materials from member organizations.
Title: American Institute of Timber Construction Records, 1954 - 2012
Creator: American Institute of Timber Construction
Repository: Forest History Society Library and Archives
Call Number: 2015-007
Language of Material: Material in English and Chinese
Extent: 5.50 linear foot (5 record cartons)
The American Institute of Timber Construction (AITC) is the national technical trade association of the structural glued laminated (glulam) timber industry. AITC was founded in 1952 in order to create and maintain the American National Standard for Structural Glued Laminated Timber (ANSI/AITC A190.1). Member organizations represent a majority of the glued laminated timber manufacturers in the United States as well as installers, suppliers, sales representatives, engineers, architects, designers, and researchers.
The group's primary activity is their annual meeting, at which glulam issues are discussed and new designs and breakthroughs are exhibited. In 1963, the group began identifying products manufactured to the ANSI/AITC A190.1 Standard with the AITC quality inspected grade mark. AITC continues to operate, and member organizations include Laminated Timbers, Rigidply Rafters, Sentinel Structures, Structural Wood Systems, and Timberweld Manufacturing, among others.
The American Institute of Timber Construction records hold annual meeting files, annual reports, membership directories, technical reports and publications, as well as brochures and promotional materials from member organizations.
Series 1. Annual Meetings, 1954-1976.
Series 2. Member Brochures, 1970-1988.
Series 3. 2022 Addition, 1964-2012.
- Building, Wooden
- Engineered wood
- Laminated wood construction
- Laminated wood
Detailed Description of the Collection
1. Annual Meetings, 1954-1976.
Annual Meeting materials consist of correspondence, annual reports, and organizational files created during the planning process and execution AITC's annual meetings. These meetings consisted of symposiums, exhibits, and informational seminars focused on the unique challenges and needs of companies in the glulam industry.
- Box 1, Folder 1-3
Las Vegas, Nevada, 1953
- Contains programs and information for a symposium on "Fire Insurance Rates for Timber Construction."
- Box 1, Folder 4-11
New Orleans, Louisiana, 1954.
- Committee files, expenses, correspondence, publicity material, and form letters.
- Box 1, Folder 12-26
San Francisco, California, 1955.
- Attendance lists, publicity material, convention bureau files, form letters, and correspondence.
- Box 1, Folder 27-37
Washington, D.C., 1956.
- Committee reports, exhibit files, speaker lists, and information on industry business sessions.
- Box 1, Folder 38-43
Palm Springs, California, 1957.
- Financial records, committee reports, guest lists, and attendance records.
- Box 1, Folder 44-57
Chandler, Arizona, 1958.
- Annual reports, speaker lists, invitations, agendas, and a list of resolutions passed during the meeting.
- Box 2, Folder 1-3
Boca Raton, Florida, 1959.
- Annual reports, programs, hotel arrangements, committee and registration files, and special events material.
- Box 2, Folder 4-7
San Francisco, California, 1960.
- Entertainment, registration files, reports, flyers, badges, and annual reports.
- Box 2, Folder 8-10
Las Vegas, Nevada, 1961
- Minutes, agendas, annual reports, program arrangements, and rosters.
- Box 2, Folder 11-17
Madison, Wisconsin, 1962.
- Registration, program arrangements, annual reports, meeting minutes.
- Box 3, Folder 1-8
Orlando, Florida, 1976.
- Programs, speaker files, hotel information, and correspondence.
2. Member Brochures, 1970-1988.
Brochures and promotional packages from member organizations, primarily Structural Wood Corporation and Timberweld.
- Box 3, Folder 9-16
3. 2022 Addition, 1964-2012.
Includes annual reports, meeting programs, and more.
- Box 4
Papers Presented at Annual Meetings.
- For years 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1977, 1989, 1990, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2011, and 2012.
- Box 4
- For years 1977, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, and 1986.
- Box 4
- For years 1974 and 1997.
- Box 4
- AITC Salesman's Manual, 1977; AITC Source Materials, Volume 1 and 2 (includes reprints and clippings of numerous articles and reports, 1930s to 1960s); AITC Procedures Manual, 2005.
- Box 5
Membership Directories, 1985-2005.
- Box 5
AITC Bulletin, 1958-1979.
- Box 5
AITC Report, 1980-1986.
- Box 5
Other Publications: Lam Lines; Glulam Report.
- Box 5
- AITC Technical Notes, reports, correspondence, Standards and Inspection manuals, various Glulam brochures and promotional materials.
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[Identification of item], American Institute of Timber Construction Records, Library and Archives, Forest History Society, Durham, NC, USA.
Received from Andreas J. Rhude, June 2010; and January 2022.
Processed by Lea Tiernan, May 2015
Encoded by Lea Tiernan, May 2015
Support for digitization and outreach provided by the Alvin J. Huss Endowment.