Diplomas, certificates, and a plaque, primarily documenting Wendt's membership in various professional, honorary and fraternal organizations. The collection also includes a few certificates for founding members of the local chapter of Sigma Mu Sigma (originally a fraternity for college Masons), as well as that group's charter.
Wylie Brodbeck Wendt was born in 1885 in Newport, Kentucky, and received a BCE and CE from the University of Kentucky. He came to the University of Louisville's Speed Scientific School in 1925, serving among its original faculty. He also served as head of the department of Civil Engineering for most of his tenure. He helped found local chapters of Sigma Mu Sigma, Theta Tau, and Sigma Tau, as well as a student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineering. Wendt took emeritus status in 1950 and retired from teaching in 1954.
Wylie B. Wendt papers, 2006_037-UA, Box: 1. University of Louisville Archives and Special Collections.
Wylie B. Wendt papers, 2006_037-UA, Box: 1. University of Louisville Archives and Special Collections. https://archivescatalog.library.louisville.edu/repositories/2/resources/293 Accessed July 23, 2021.