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Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade and Douglas Records, 1905- ca. 1970s

Creator:
Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade and Douglas
Collector:
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI
Subject:
Belvedere, DeKalb, and Southern Railway
Chicago Traction and Subway Commission
Detroit Rapid Transit System
Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority
San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (Calif.)
Physical description:
3.6 cu. ft.; 8 boxes, 5 film reels
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Collection descriptions
16mm motion picture film
Reports
Place:
Boston (Mass.)
New York (N.Y.)
Brooklyn Bridge (New York, N.Y.)
Columbus (Neb.)
Fremont (Neb.)
New York
Texas
Death Valley
Chicago (Ill.)
Detroit (Mich.)
Date:
1905
1979
1905- ca 1970s
20th century
Notes:
Engineering firm, New York City, founded in 1885.
Summary:
These records contain reports (some containing photographs) from the New York engineering firm of Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade and Douglas. Included are typewritten and printed reports on the Austin trenching machine, 1906; Belvedere, DeKalb, and Southern Railway, 1906; Boston-Cambridge Subway, 1907; Brooklyn Bridge terminus and extension, and wharf extension, 1906-1907; water power for Columbus and Fremont, Nebraska, 1906; Death Valley Corporation, 1906; New York subway routes, 1906-1907; New York and Long Island Railroad tunnel, 1908; London underground electric railway, 1909; Texas dam, 1909; Chicago Traction and Subway Comimission, 1916; and the Detroit Rapid Transit System, 1918. The addendum to the collection includes five 16mm motion picture films, relating to the Atlanta and San Francisco rapid transit systems.
Cite as:
Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade and Douglas Records Collection, 1905-ca. 1970s, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Bridges
Dams
Railroads
Subways
Tunnels
Wharves
Local number:
M&CE.79 (Orig. Collection No.)
2007.3083 (NMAH Acc.)
1985.0443 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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