PAWV Project Honors Dr. Emory Kemp

By Kelli, PhD, AmeriCorops 

PAWV cDr Kempofounder Dr. Emory Kemp is the subject of a project for Kelli Shapiro, PAWV’s new Preserve WV AmeriCorps member. The project will include creating a Wikipedia entry with a biography of Kemp, followed by taking and transcribing his oral history for PAWV’s archives. Dr. Kemp, who is Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering and History at WVU, was the founding director of the university’s Institute for the History of Technology and Industrial Archaeology. A renowned expert on industrial archaeology and engineering history, he has worked on numerous preservaƟ on projects across the MidAtlantic and has published many books and articles – focusing parƟ cularly on such structures as bridges, canals, dams, and mills. PAWV is proud to present an annual preservation award, the Dr. Emory Kemp Lifetime Achievement Award, in his name. Dr. Kemp’s latest book, Taming the Muskingum – which explores the history of the navigation and flood control systems on the Muskingum River in southeast Ohio – was released in December by WVU Press. (Purchasing Taming the Muskingum and other books through AmazonSmile benefits PAWV.)

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