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Floyd A. Nagler Papers

Identifier: RG99.0251

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Scope and Contents

The papers are reports by Nagler and others on proposed water power developments on the Cedar and Iowa rivers and the effect on the Fort Dodge sewage disposal problem of a proposed dam on the Des Moines River, all in Iowa, and Nagler's master's thesis at the University of Michigan.


  • Creation: 1915-1931


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This collection is open for research.

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Biographical / Historical

Floyd August Nagler was born in Howard City, Michigan, January 11, 1892, and died in Iowa City, November 10, 1933. The last name is pronounced "Nogler." His degrees were B.S., Michigan State University, 1914; M.S.E., University of Michigan, 1915; Ph.D., 1917. Nagler was employed by engineering firms, 1914-1920, and taught hydraulic engineering at the University of Iowa from 1920 until his death. He was the first director of the Iowa Institute of Hydraulic Research (appointed 1931), served as a consultant, and earned awards from the American Society of Civil Engineers. Nagler collected turbines and waterwheels for the Institute.


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University of Iowa professor of hydraulic engineering, 1920-1933.

Method of Acquisition

These papers were transferred to the University of Iowa Libraries in August 1973. Processed by Earl M. Rogers in 1997. Guide posted to the Internet 2000; updated January 2008.

Related Materials

Mutel, Cornelia F. "Floyd Nagler's Passion for Water Power," Iowa Heritage Illustrated 77 (Winter 1996): 152-156.

Nagler, Floyd. The Passing of the Old Water Mills in Iowa. Iowa City: University of Iowa, Office of the State Archaeologist, 2004.

Folder, "Nagler, Floyd A.," in Faculty and Staff Vertical Files Collection (RG01.0015.003)

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Archives Repository

100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242