Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI
Chicago Park District
Armour Institute of Technology
0.6 cu. ft.; 2 boxes
Smith, a structural engineer, worked on various projects from 1924-1940, including the Holland Tunnel in New York, Florence Lake Tunnel in California, construction projects in China, and Chicago Park District projects. Following service in the United States Army from 1940-1945, Smith set up a private consulting practice.
The collection includes engineering reports, contract specifications, construction photographs, and drawings for South Park Commissioners and Chicago Park District projects, 1927, 1931, 1935-1940; Ohio Turnpike projects, 1951; railway bridges, 1953-1954; and Northern Illinois Toll Highway projects, 1954-1956. Also included are a copy of Smith's thesis for the Civil Engineering degree from Armour Institute of Technology, 1940; an article by Smith, 1940; engineering periodicals; and unidentified photographs.
2007.3091 (NMAH Acc.)
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves