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Reuben Moffat Papers

Source:
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Creator:
Moffat, Reuben  Search this
Former owner:
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Date:
1852
Summary:
The collection documents personal correspondence between Reuben Moffat and his father, John Little Moffat. The materials consist primarily of letters written during the year 1852 and detail Reuben Moffat's attempts to obtain a patent for his electric gold washer and magnetic separator invention.
Scope and Contents:
Personal correspondence with Moffat's family members on the subject of family matters and of his invention of an electric and magnetic gold amalgamator and washer.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into one series.

Series 1, Correspondence, 1852
Biographical / Historical:
Reuben Moffat of Brooklyn, New York, was an inventor seeking to obtain a patent for an "electric gold washer and magnetic separator", which he developed in the years following the Gold Rush. Whether this patent was ever obtained is not discernable from the papers in the collection.
Provenance:
Source of acquisition unknown.

Collected for the National Museum of American History, Division of Engineering and Industry (now called the Division of Work and Industry.) Transferred to the Archives Center in 2007.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Gold mines and mining  Search this
Inventors -- 19th century  Search this
Inventions -- 19th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence -- 19th century
Citation:
Reuben Moffat Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1101
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Reuben Moffat Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1101
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Lawrence Robbins Water Mill Photographs

Collector:
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Donor:
Ogden, Darius  Search this
Photographer:
Robbins, Lawrence  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Maps
Photographs
Essays
Place:
Maryland
Virginia
Date:
1916-1917.
Scope and Contents:
Black-and-white photoprints of mills, taken ca. 1916-1917, some captioned in shorthand; a notebook, also in shorthand; two postcards of mills; a typescript essay entitled "On the Hunting of Old Mills"; and maps, presumably used to find the mills. Of those captioned, most of the mills in the captioned photographs are in Maryland and Virginia.
Arrangement:
1 series.
Biographical / Historical:
Washington, D.C. lawyer and amateur photographer.
Provenance:
Donated by Darius A. Ogden to the National Museum of American History's Division of Work and Industry (then called the Division of Engineering and Industry) in 1993.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.,Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Postcards -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Mills -- Maryland  Search this
Mills -- Virginia  Search this
Genre/Form:
Maps
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1910-1920
Essays
Citation:
Lawrence Robbins Water Mill Photographs, 1916-1917, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0995
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0995

Northern Pacific Railway Photoprints

Collector:
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Sponsor:
Northern Pacific Railway Company  Search this
Extent:
0.16 Cubic feet (1 box )
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Date:
1881-1949
Summary:
The collection consists of photoprints documenting the construction of the Northern Pacific Railway.
Scope and Contents:
Two hundred fifteen silver gelatin photoprints documenting the construction of the Northern Pacific Railway. Images depcit the Takoma Shops, Marent Gulch Viaduct, Howe trusses, trestle work, iron Pratt trusses, plate girders, coal bunkers, the Stampede Tuunnel, Bozeman Tunnel, turntables, and the Bismarck, North Dakota Missouri River Bridge.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Founded in 1864, the Northern Pacific Railway originated in Minnesota and operated in the states bordering Canada, also serving cities in British Columbia and Manitoba.
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Railroads  Search this
Bridges  Search this
Railroad bridges  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 19th-20th century
Citation:
Northern Pacific Railway Photographs, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1067
See more items in:
Northern Pacific Railway Photoprints
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1067

Elmer Treloar Collection of Railroad Station Negatives

Collector:
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Photographer:
Treloar, Elmer, 1902-  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Negatives
Date:
1970-1973.
Scope and Contents:
A collection of negatives of photographs documenting railroad stations in the United States and Canada. The majority of the slides are of stations in the Midwestern U.S.
Arrangement:
1 series, alphabetically arranged by railroad.
Biographical / Historical:
Railroad hobbyist and photographer who specialized in transportation subjects.
Provenance:
Purchased from Elsie Treloar in 1977 by the National Museum of American History, Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering (now called the Division of Work and Industry).
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.,Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Railroad stations -- Canada  Search this
Railroad stations -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Negatives
Citation:
Elmer Treloar Collection of Railroad Station Negatives, 1970-1973, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1078
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1078

Charles T. G. Looney Papers

Collector:
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Creator:
Looney, Charles Thomas George, 1906-1987  Search this
Names:
Cross, Hardy  Search this
Extent:
9.1 Cubic feet (29 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuals
Pamphlets
Place:
Iowa
Maryland
North Carolina
Connecticut
Date:
1917-1971.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Charles T. G. Looney contain handbooks, lectures, manuals, pamphlets, regulations reports, and research bulletins on structural design, concrete and steel materials testing, impact and stress studies, bridges, earthquakes, and erosion, building codes, waterpower, mathematical calculations, professional associations, and related engineering topics. Also includes lecture notes for courses taught by Hardy Cross at the University of Illinois.,Archives Center.
Arrangement:
1 series. Arrangement: By subject and numeric thereunder.
Biographical / Historical:
Charles T. G. Looney (1906-1987) consulting engineer and college professor taught at the University of North Carolina, 1936-1937; University of Iowa, 1937-1943; Johns Hopkins University, 1943-1946; Yale University, 1946-1958; and the University of Maryland, 1958-1972.
Provenance:
Donated to the National Museum of History and Technology (now the National Museum of American History) in 1973.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Iron and steel bridges  Search this
Concrete bridges  Search this
Soil erosion  Search this
Building laws  Search this
Structural design  Search this
Materials -- Testing  Search this
Water-power  Search this
Engineers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuals
Pamphlets
Citation:
Division of the History of Technology, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1084
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1084

Woodward Governor Company Records

Collector:
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Creator:
Woodward Governor Company  Search this
Extent:
7 Cubic feet (40 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Trade catalogs
Annual reports
Reports
Bulletins
Photographs
Manuals
Place:
Rockford (Ill.)
Date:
1902-1960
Scope and Contents:
The records contain catalogs, operator's manuals, illustrations, technical bulletins, glass plate negatives, and annual reports dealing with the activities and products of the company.
Arrangement:
1 series.
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Hydraulic governors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Trade catalogs
Annual reports -- 20th century
Reports
Bulletins
Photographs -- Black-and-white photonegatives -- Glass -- 20th century
Manuals
Citation:
Archives Center, Woodward Governor Company Records, ca. 1902-1953, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1094
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Woodward Governor Company Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1094

Leslie Company Photograph Albums

Collector:
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Transportation, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Transportation, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Donor:
Leslie Company  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (2 volumes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
ca. 1890-1900.
Scope and Contents:
Two albums of photographs depicting rotary snow plows for railroads.
Arrangement:
1 series.
Biographical / Historical:
Started near the turn of the twentieth century by John Leslie, the Leslie Company was established to automate the removal of snow in railroads through the production of steam powered rotary plows, as well as other types of steam equipment.
Provenance:
Collection donated by the Leslie Company, 1968.
Restrictions:
UNPROCESSED COLLECTION.
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.,Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Snow protection  Search this
Steam engineers  Search this
Steam-engines  Search this
Snow removal  Search this
Snow plows  Search this
Railroads -- Equipment and facilities  Search this
Steam engineering  Search this
Citation:
Leslie Company Photograph Albums, ca. 1890-1900, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1182
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1182

Orlan W. Boston Dynamometer Papers

Creator:
Boston, Orlan W.  Search this
Source:
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Former owner:
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Extent:
0.33 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Laboratory notes
Diagrams
Articles
Lectures
Charts
Date:
1927-1950
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of technical papers, tables, charts, photographs and other information on tests of the physical, and chemical properties of metals, as determined by various cutting and other processes.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Orlan W. Boston graduated from the University of Michigan Engineering College in 1913, received a Masters degree in 1917 and the degree of Mechanical Engineer in 1926. In 1917 he was commissioned in the U.S. Navy Bureau of Ordnance and later was employed on the Cleveland Tractor Co. In 1921 he rejoined the University of Michigan faculty as Professor, College of Engineering.
Provenance:
Boston donated his papers (and artifacts) to the Division of the History of Technology, Engineering and Industry Collections, (formerly the Division of Civil and Mechanical Engineering), National Museum of American History in 1961. They transferred the papers to the Archives Center in 2002.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Mechanical engineering  Search this
Dynamometer  Search this
Genre/Form:
Laboratory notes
Diagrams
Articles
Lectures
Charts
Citation:
Orlan W. Boston Papers, 1926-1947, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0811
See more items in:
Orlan W. Boston Dynamometer Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0811

Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company Records

Collector:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Sponsor:
Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company  Search this
Extent:
99.3 Cubic feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Drawings
Blueprints
Correspondence
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Pittsburgh (Pa.)
Date:
1881-1950
Scope and Contents:
These records of the Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company of East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, contain photographs of gas engines, steam turbines, machine tools, foundry and manufacturing methods, and automobile engines, 1896-1921; instruction books, bulletins, and catalogs, 1889-1950; engine lists for compound, junior compound, and standard engines, 1881-1913; blueprints, specifications, shop orders, and correspondence; record books for Corliss engines, turbines, pumps, 1900-1910; and drawings of Otto gas engines, 1900-1906, and Westinghouse pumps and engines, 1883-1921.
Arrangement:
The collection is unarranged.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Steam-engines  Search this
Internal combustion engines  Search this
Machine-tools  Search this
Steam-turbines  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings -- 19th century
Blueprints
Correspondence -- 1880-1950
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0977
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0977

John G. Sutton Papers

Creator:
Sutton, John G.  Search this
Collector:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Names:
Soil Conservation Service  Search this
United States. Department of Agriculture  Search this
Elliot, C. G.  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Scrapbooks
Date:
ca. 1903-1961.
Scope and Contents:
The papers contain a scrapbook, 1903-1912; publications of C. G. Elliot, head of the USDA's drainage work; papers and reports on drainage pumping plants, tile, and ditches, 1916-1920, 1926, 1931; and historical studies of drainage work, 1937-1938, 1947,1957,1961.
Arrangement:
1 series.
Biographical / Historical:
John G. Sutton was a drainage engineer for the soil conservation Service of the United States Department of Agriculture.
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Pumping  Search this
Soil drainage  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Archives Center, John G. Sutton Papers, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0994
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0994

Samuel E. Reed Bridge Collection

Collector:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Reed, Samuel E., 1872-1964  Search this
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Donor:
Reed, Grace Fillmore  Search this
Extent:
3 Cubic feet (9 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Postcards
Date:
1947-1964.
Scope and Contents:
Scrapbooks kept by Reed (and by his wife after his death) on the subject of bridges. Contents of the scrapbooks vary, and include postcards, photographs with detailed captions, stickers, articles, and clippings. One set of scrapbooks relates to covered bridges, another set relates to all other types of bridges. The scrapbooks are arranged by location and include bridges all over America as well as other countries.
Arrangement:
1 series.
Biographical / Historical:
Bridge enthusiast.
Provenance:
Donated to the Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering (now the Division of Work and Industry) by Reed's widow, Grace Reed, in 1964.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.,Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Covered bridges  Search this
Bridges  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks -- 20th century
Photographs -- 20th century
Postcards
Citation:
Samuel E. Reed Bridge Collection, 1947-1964, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1001
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1001

T.B. Cryer Company Records

Creator:
T.B. Cryer Company  Search this
Collector:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Extent:
2.5 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Drawings
Specifications
Place:
Orange (N.J.)
West Orange (N.J.)
Rahway (N.J.)
Montclair (N.J.)
Newark (N.J.)
Date:
1890 - 1950
Scope and Contents:
These records contain plans and specifications for plumbing and heating systems installed in a residence, schools, and public buildings in Newark, Orange, West Orange, Rahway, and Montclair, New Jersey.
Arrangement:
1 series. Arrangement: By project.
Biographical / Historical:
The T.B. Cryer Company was a Newark, New Jersey, heating and ventilating contracting and engineering firm.
Provenance:
Donated to the National Museum of History and Technology (now called the National Museum of American History) in 1962.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Plumbing  Search this
Heating and ventilating  Search this
Public buildings  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Specifications
Citation:
T.B. Cryer Company Records, ca. 1890-1950, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1085
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1085

Washington, D.C. Bridges Collection

Collector:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Creator:
Meigs, John  Search this
Extent:
4.5 Cubic feet (20 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1900-1905.
Scope and Contents:
Photoprints and negatives documenting the construction of several Washington, D.C. bridges. The Washington Aqueduct Bridge is the subject of most of the images. The Washington Channel Bridge, the Potomac Highway Bridge, and the 11th Street Bridge are also included among the images. Additionally, there is a letterpress book, an employee time book, and a notebook containing diagrams and measurements.
Arrangement:
1 series.
Biographical / Historical:
Meigs was a Washington, D.C. civil engineer.
Provenance:
Donated in the 1960s to the National Museum of History and Technology (now the National Museum of American History).
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.,Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Rivers -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Bridges -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Citation:
Washington, D.C. Bridges Collection, 1900-1905, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1095
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1095

Ngawon River Bridge

Collection Collector:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Collection Creator:
Modjeski and Masters  Search this
Container:
Box 53, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Modjeski and Masters Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Modjeski and Masters Company Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0976-ref272

Mississippi River Bridge

Collection Collector:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Collection Creator:
Modjeski and Masters  Search this
Container:
Box 118
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Modjeski and Masters Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Modjeski and Masters Company Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0976-ref729

Penn Station, New York, Photographs

Creator:
Pennsylvania Railroad.  Search this
Collector:
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Names:
Pennsylvania Station -- Geographic subdivision--(New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Extent:
3.6 Cubic feet (14 boxes)
on paper.,Silver gelatin
on glass.,Silver gelatin
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Stereographs
Date:
ca. 1903-1910.
Scope and Contents:
Glass plate negatives and stereographs relating to the construction of Penn Station and the Pennsylvania Railroad's work in New York City, including the Station foundations and the East and Hudson River tunnels.
Arrangement:
1 series.
Biographical / Historical:
Named for the Pennsylvania Railroad, which built the station, Penn Station is the most heavily used train station in America. Plans for the station, and for the PRR's intention to enter New York City by tunnel, were announced in 1901. It was built between 1905 and 1910. It was demolished and rebuilt in the 1960s.
Provenance:
The collection was assembled by staff of the Division of Civil and Mechanical Engineering as a reference collection. The stereographs were purchased from a dealer in 1979.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.,Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Railroads  Search this
Railroads -- 20th century  Search this
Railroad stations  Search this
Tunnels -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 20th century
Photographs -- Black-and-white negatives -- 20th century
Stereographs -- 1900-1910
Citation:
Penn Station, New York, Photographs, ca. 1903-1910, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1048
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1048
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Charles Edwards Wood Panama Canal Photograph Album

Collector:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Photographer:
Wood, Charles Edwards, 1876-1954  Search this
Donor:
Wood, Charles E., Jr.  Search this
Wood, Charles E., Jr.  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photograph albums
Photographs
Place:
Colon (Panama)
Canal Zone
Gatun Dam (Panama)
Gatun Locks, Canal Zone, Panama
Panama
Panama Canal (Panama)
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
An album of photographs taken during the construction of the Panama Canal. Subjects of the photographs include the earliest digging, tree removal, mosquito control, locks, equipment, Wood's family, a fire in Colon that occurred during the building of the Canal, and the first boats to use the Canal. Photographs include images of the Gatun Dam and locks, and the Atlantic side of the Isthmus.
Arrangement:
1 series.
Biographical / Historical:
Wood was an electrical engineer who learned his trade entirely on the job. He had worked on railway electrification prior to his work on the Panama Canal.
Provenance:
Donated to the Museum's Division of Engineering and Industry (now called the Division of Work and Industry) in 1987 by Wood's son Charles E. Wood Jr.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.,Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Canal construction workers  Search this
Canals -- Design and construction  Search this
Dams -- Panama  Search this
Locks and dams  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photograph albums
Photographs -- 1900-1950
Citation:
Charles Edwards Wood Panama Canal Photograph Album, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1114
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1114
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Frank H. Waring Papers

Collector:
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Creator:
Waring, Frank H., 1925-  Search this
Names:
RHM Consultants, Inc.  Search this
Virginia and Maryland Railroad Company  Search this
Waring Group, Inc.  Search this
Maryland and Delaware Railroad Company  Search this
Extent:
4 Cubic feet (4 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Blueprints
Reports
Date:
1912-1997
Summary:
Collection documents transportation analyst, consultant and planner Frank H. Waring and his consulting firm The Waring Group, Inc.
Scope and Contents:
Papers include reports, proposals, studies, and blueprints for projects on which Waring worked during the course of his consulting career. The subject matter includes railroad tariffs and rail abandonment to coal transportation. There are three blueprints, two photographs of Cloverdale and Colpitts annual dinner at the University Club and a roster of officers and members for the Traffic Club of New York.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into nine series.

SPapers are arranged into nine series.

Series 1, The Waring Group Inc., Business Plans, 1976-1989

Series 2, Project Reports, 1949-1989

Series 3, Proposals, 1979-1988

Series 4, Studies, 1979-1983

Series 5, Other, 1964-1987, undated

Series 6, Blueprints and Maps, 1912-1991

Series 7, Subject Files, circa 1923-1997

Series 8, Photographs, circa 1931-1935, 1963, 1965

Series 9, Miscellaneous, 1951-1996
Biographical / Historical:
Transportation analyst, consultant and planner Frank H. Waring (b. 1925-) has over fifty years of experience in railroad transportation management and in general transportation consulting. Waring was employed by the Virginia and Maryland Railroad Company (VAMD) and the Maryland and Delaware Railroad Company (MDDE) where he served as Vice President both companies. Also, Waring worked for the Delaware-Maryland-Virginia Company (DMV). Waring founded an independent firm RHM Consultants, Inc. in January 1981 to dedicate more of his time to diverse consulting projects and to become less involved with the Delmarva Railroads. In September 1981, Waring's employment with VAMD and MDDE was terminated and he became a fulltime consultant. In 1983, the name of the firm was changed from RHM Consultants, Inc. to The Waring Group, Inc. In 1987, Printo, Kane Research, Inc. (PKRI) acquired the Waring Group.
Provenance:
Donated by Frank H. Waring to the Archives Center in 2005.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research and access on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Railroads  Search this
Railroads -- 20th century  Search this
Transportation -- History  Search this
Genre/Form:
Blueprints -- 1950-2000
Reports
Citation:
Frank H. Waring papers, 1912-1997, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0895
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Frank H. Waring Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0895

Nathan W. Morgan Papers

Collector:
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Creator:
Morgan, Nathan W.  Search this
Names:
American Bridge Company  Search this
Bureau of Public Roads  Search this
Extent:
10 Cubic feet (29 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Scrapbooks
Clippings
Pamphlets
Drawings
Photographs
Trade catalogs
Reports
Place:
New York
San Francisco (Calif.)
California
Date:
ca. 1902-1972.
Scope and Contents:
These papers contain materials relating to the design and construction of highway bridges: scrapbooks of clippings compiled by Morgan on suspension, concrete arch, moveable, steel arch, timber, concrete, steel simple span, cantilever, and stone bridges; photographs of American bridges taken by Morgan, 1938; clippings, photographs, pamphlets, and books on bridge welding, 1909-1959; catalog histories, construction stories, and illustrated pamphlets, 1902-1959; drawings and articles on moveable bridges, 1924; reprints, brochures, technical reports, research reports, bridge authority reports and advertising for highway bridges, chiefly in New York and San Francisco, 1918-1959; unsorted clippings on highway bridges, bridge welding, and tunnels, 1954-1968; seven binders of bridge photographs, 1922-1937; and clippings and photographs of bridge construction design, 1969-1972.
Arrangement:
1 series.
Biographical / Historical:
Nathan W. Morgan, government civil engineer, worked for the American Bridge Company, 1916-1925, and for the Bureau of Public Roads, Bridge Division, 1925-1961.
Provenance:
Donated by Nathan W. Morgan to the National Museum of History and Technology (now the National Museum of American History), Division of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, in 1964.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Concrete bridges  Search this
Iron and steel bridges  Search this
Tunnels  Search this
welding  Search this
Moveable bridges  Search this
Bridges -- Design and construction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks -- 20th century
Clippings -- 20th century
Pamphlets -- 20th century
Drawings -- 20th century
Photographs -- 20th century
Trade catalogs
Reports
Citation:
Nathan W. Morgan Papers, 1902-1972, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0965
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0965

Dean F. Petersen Collection

Collector:
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Creator:
Petersen, Dean F., 1913-1989  Search this
Extent:
0.6 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Articles
Books
Place:
Colorado -- Environmental management
Date:
1952-1977
Summary:
The collection documents some of the writings by Dean F. Petersen, a civil engineer specializing in water resource management.
Scope and Contents:
Journal articles and publications written by Peterson, on engineering subjects such as irrigation, drainage, and water resource management, and a copy of his book, Environmental Management in the Colorado River Basin.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Dean F. Petersen (1913-1989) graduated from Utah State with a bachelors degree in Civil Engineering. He earned his masters and doctorate in engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Petersen taught engineering at Utah State, 1946 to 1949 and at Colorado State University, 1949-1957. He served as Dean of the College of Engineering at Utah State, 1957-1973. Petersen specialized in hydraulics and water resource management and published widely on these subjects.
Provenance:
Donated by Dean F. Peterson in 1977 to the Museum's Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering (now the Division of Engineering and Industry).
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Environmental management  Search this
Water resources development  Search this
Water-supply  Search this
Drainage  Search this
Irrigation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Articles -- 1950-2000
Books
Citation:
Dean F. Petersen Collection, 1952-1977, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0967
See more items in:
Dean F. Petersen Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0967

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