Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI
Isthmian Canal Commission
St. Lawrence River Power Development Commission
1 cu. ft.; 4 boxes
Great Lakes (North America)
St. Lawrence River
Woodard, civil engineer specializing in power development, dams, tunnels, and foundation work, served as an engineer for the Isthmian Canal Commission, 1899-1902; the Pennsylvania Railroad, 1902-1909; and the Engineering Board of the St. Lawrence River Power Development Commission, 1930s. He also worked as a consulting engineer. Died 8 Dec. 1961 (obituary in New York Times, 9 Dec. 1961, p. 27, referenced in e-mail from Mr. Arden Phair, St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada, 28 Oct. 2014.
The papers of Silas H. Woodard include the Isthmian Canal Commission Report containing text, maps, profiles, and plates, 1899-1901; photograph albums on the East River Tunnel, 1904-1908; reports on the regulation of the levels of the Great Lakes, 1910-1914; and reports dealing with the development of hydroelectric power on the St. Lawrence River, 1930-1932.