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Alfred Maevis Collection, 1903-1969

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Collector:
Maevis, Alfred
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. : 3 boxes
Type:
Contracts
Collection descriptions
Diagrams
Financial records
Photographs
Reprints
Specifications
Technical literature
Place:
New York (N.Y.)
New York (State)
Date:
1903
1903-1969
20th century
Notes:
Maevis was an engineer who worked on New York City's subway system.
Summary:
The collection relates to the construction of the New York subway system. Included are diagrams; photographs of workers and of demolition, excavation, and dredging in the tunnels; reprints from professional engineering journals on topics relating to the subway construction; contracts; volumes containing budget information listing the costs for various elements for specific parts of the system; invitations for bids from contractors; and a bound volume of "Public Service Record", a monthly publication of the New York City Public Service Commission.
Cite as:
Alfred Maevis Collection, 1903-1969, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Dredging
Excavating machinery
Excavations (Archaeology)
Local transit
Subways
Tunnels
Underground construction
Urban transportation
Transportation
Local number:
2007.3073 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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