National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
3 cu. ft. : 9 boxes
Collector and covered bridge enthusiast, she died in 1982.
The collection is comprised of materials assembled by Ms. Drake on the subject of covered bridges. It includes photographic prints and negatives she took, most of which are captioned with information about location and date of the photograph; postcards, some of them used; newsletters, guidebooks, and publications by various local and national groups interested in covered bridges, including the National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges; and published maps with information on where to find covered bridges. The collection relates mostly to covered bridges in the eastern United States.
Beata Drake Covered Bridge Collection, 1954-1981, Archives Center, National Museum of American History