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Lawrence Talma Smith Papers, ca. 1927-1966

Creator:
Smith, Lawrence Talma 1899-
Creator:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Collector:
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI
Subject:
Chicago Park District
Ohio Turnpike
Armour Institute of Technology
Physical description:
0.6 cu. ft.; 2 boxes
Type:
Articles
Collection descriptions
Contracts
Drawings
Photographs
Reports
Specifications
Theses
Date:
1927
1966
ca 1927-1966
19th-20th century
Notes:
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.
Summary:
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.
Topic:
Bridges
Tunnels
Roads
Railroad bridges
Periodicals
Local number:
2007.3091 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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