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Grand Central Terminal Collection, 1831-1978 (bulk 1903-1933)

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Donor:
Morrison, Donald H
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001
Collector:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI
Subject:
Grand Central Terminal
Physical description:
8 cu. ft.; 6 boxes, 13 oversize folders
Type:
Blueprints
Collection descriptions
Drawings
Photographs
Reports
Tracings
Place:
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
1831
1831-1978
1831-1978 bulk 1903-1933
19th century
20th century
1900-1950
Notes:
New York City's Grand Central Terminal was constructed between 1903 and 1913. It replaced an earlier and smaller depot at the same location.
Twelve photographs in this collection, donated by Smithsonian Secretary S. Dillon Ripley in 1965, may have been taken by his grandfather, J. Dwight Ripley, who was "in charge of the contract to build the Grand Central Tunnel under Park Ave. These were photos of his taken at time of the construction," according to an undated handwritten note from Ripley accompanying the donation.
Summary:
Records include linen tracings, blueprints, and sketches made during time of construction; Construction Committee minute book, 1916; bound statements of cost of work; contract estimates, 1903-1933; miscellaneous photographs; histories of Grand Central Terminal; contractors' daily reports, 1914; miscellaneous printed agreements between railroad & city.
Cite as:
Grand Central Terminal Collection, 1831-1978 (bulk 1903-1933)
Topic:
Railroad stations
Railroads
Transportation
Local number:
259,268 (NMAH Acc.)
1981.0598 (NMAH Acc.)
2007.3213 (NMAH Acc.)
2007.3219 (NMAH Acc.)
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Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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