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Archival Collections

M-K Labor Relations: Chiefly labor agreements and contracts for construction projects built by the firm in Idaho and other western states; together with associated correspondence, memoranda, and wage schedules. 

Lyman Wilbur Papers: reports, correspondence, publications, sketches, maps, notebooks, financial records, and other documents related to his work as a civil engineer for Morrison-Knudsen Company, Inc. 

James McClary Papers: He joined the company as an engineer in 1938 after graduating from Stanford University. 

Harry and Ann Morrison Papers: photos, articles, and memorabilia from their world travels with M-K; also includes Ann's autobiography "Those Were the Days."

Morrison-Knudsen Collection: primarily photos of projects that were in the EmKayan.

Auburn Drahn Collection: photos of Afghanistan, Arrowrock Dam, and Anderson Dam. 

Published Sources

EmKayan Magazine. Full text available online.

Morrison-Knudsen Construction Manuals. Spec. Coll. TA151 .M87

Barrett, Glen. 1980. To Build, To Build: A History of Morrison-Knudsen Company. 4 volumes. Spec. Coll. HD9715.U54 M643 1980.

Duran, Jim. 2013. Building The Modern World: The Morrison-Knudsen Construction Company

Lupton, Marion C. 2010. Afghanistan a progressive country. [College Park, Maryland]: National Archives. (DVD) HD 1471 .A3 A34, 2010

Grathwol, Robert P., and Donita M. Moorhus. 2009. Bricks, sand, and marble: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers construction in the Mediterranean and Middle East, 1947-1991. Washington, D.C.: Center of Military History, Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army. (Doc Dept.) D 114.2:M 46/3

Nations, Paul D. 1947. River tamers: Dams and their builders. Boise, Idaho: Morrison-Knudsen. Spec. Coll. TC540 .N3

Morrison-Knudsen Annual Reports: Spec. Coll. Box 326.

Modern pioneers: typical operations of Morrison-Knudsen Company, Inc., Contractors and Engineers, Boise, Idaho. Boise, Idaho: Morrison-Knudsen Co. Spec. Coll. TA7 .M53 1949 (oversize)

Wolf, Donald E. 1996. Big dams and other dreams: the Six Companies story. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. Spec. Coll. HD9715.U54 S539 1996