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The Crisis Vol. 16 No. 2

Published by:
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American, founded 1909  Search this
Edited by:
W.E.B. Du Bois, American, 1868 - 1963  Search this
Illustrated by:
Robert Edmond Jones, American, 1887 - 1954  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 9 5/8 × 6 13/16 × 1/8 in. (24.4 × 17.3 × 0.3 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place printed:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
June 1918
Topic:
African American  Search this
Literature  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Politics (Practical)  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Bobbie Ross in memory of Elizabeth Dillard
Object number:
2012.84.8
Restrictions & Rights:
Public Domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.84.8
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Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade and Douglas 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:
Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade and Douglas  Search this
Names:
Belvedere, DeKalb, and Southern Railway  Search this
Chicago Traction and Subway Commission  Search this
Detroit Rapid Transit System  Search this
Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority  Search this
San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (Calif.)  Search this
Extent:
5 film reels
5 Cubic feet (11 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Film reels
16mm films
Motion pictures (visual works)
Reports
Place:
Detroit (Mich.)
Texas
Brooklyn Bridge (New York, N.Y.)
Fremont (Neb.)
Columbus (Neb.)
New York
Boston (Mass.)
Chicago (Ill.)
Death Valley
Date:
1906-2003
bulk 1906-1918
Summary:
Collection documents the engineering firm of Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade and Douglas through reports prepared for a variety of clients.
Scope and Contents:
These records contain reports (some containing photographs and full size drawings folded) from the New York engineering firm of Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade and Douglas. Included are typewritten and printed reports for a variety of clients. The bulk of the reports relate to power and transportation. The collection includes five 16mm motion picture films, relating to the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART).
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into three series.

Series 1: Background Materials, 1960-2003

Series 2: Reports, 1906-1918

Series 3: Moving Image, 1960 and undated
Biographical / Historical:
On January 1, 1885, William Barclay Parsons (1859-1932) and his younger brother Henry de Berkeley Parsons founded a consulting engineering firm in New York City. The brothers combined their talents as civil and mechanical engineers to create a firm that would making a lasting mark on designing and constructing infrastructure. Among the firm's most notable projects were the original IRT line of the New York City Subway, the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit System (BART), the Cape Cod Canal, and the charting the course of a railway in China from Hankow (Wuhan) to Canton (Guangzhou). The firm also designed and built large water supply systems, railroads, hydro-electric dams, refrigeration warehouses, marine terminals, and conducted survey work. Through the years, the firm diversified its engineering competence and knowledge by adding partners: Eugene A. Klapp (b. 1867), chief engineer and bridge specialist; Henry M. Brinckerhoff (b. 1868), a traction engineer; Walter J. Douglas (b. 1872), structural engineer and bridge specialist; and Maurice Quade (1900-1966), structural engineer. The firm had several name changes and became known as Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade and Douglas with both domestic and foreign offices. Today the company operates in the fields of strategic consulting, planning, engineering, construction management, infrastructure and community planning. Parsons Brinckerhoff was acquired by WSP Global in 2014.

Sources

Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade and Douglas Notes, December 1960.

Bobrick, Benson. Parsons Brinckerhoff The First 100 Years. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, 1985.

Petroski, Henry. "William Barclay Parsons," American Scientist, Volume 96, No. 4, July-August 2008, pp. 280-283.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Series: Streetcars and Subways (AC0060)

Materials at Other Organizations

New York Public Library

William Barclay Parsons papers, 1880-1939

Collection consists of correspondence, lecture notes, and materials used in preparation of Parsons's book, Engineers and Engineering in the Renaissance, published in 1939. Correspondence, 1881-1900, relates to his student days at the Columbia University School of Mines, appointments to various railroads, and activity as Columbia trustee. Notes on lectures about mining at Columbia, 1880-1881, are illustrated with drawings and plates. Materials used in the preparation of Parsons's book include final typescript, proofs, illustrations, maps, notebooks, and other source materials.

Columbia University

Papers, 1899-1915

Correspondence including letters from Grover Cleveland, Gilbert Parker, and printed monographs and magazine articles. Mr. Parsons' diaries of Panama Canal years and World War I have been catalogued as book manuscripts.
Provenance:
The initial collection was donated in 1967, presumably by the firm of Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade and Douglas, to the Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, National Museum of History and Technology (now the National Museum of American History).
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:
Wharves  Search this
Subways -- New York (N.Y.)  Search this
Tunnels  Search this
Subways  Search this
Subways -- Boston (Mass.)  Search this
Dams  Search this
Railroads  Search this
Bridges  Search this
Genre/Form:
16mm films
Motion pictures (visual works) -- 20th century
Reports
Citation:
Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade and Douglas Records Collection, 1905-ca. 1970s, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0969
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Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade and Douglas Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0969

Design in transit

Author:
Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Subject:
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority  Search this
Physical description:
32 p. illus., col. map, plans. 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Massachusetts
Boston
Date:
1967
1967]
Topic:
Subways  Search this
Call number:
TF847.B7B6X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_107826

Community involvement in public art : an overview and two models, Arts on the Line and Arts in Transit / by Jean R. Mineo

Author:
Mineo, Jean R. 1965-  Search this
Subject:
Arts on the Line (Cambridge, Mass.)  Search this
Arts in Transit (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Physical description:
vi, 121 leaves ; 29 cm
Type:
Manuscripts
Place:
United States
Massachusetts
Boston Metropolitan Area
Boston
Date:
1994
Topic:
Public art  Search this
Community arts projects  Search this
Art, Muncipal  Search this
Subways  Search this
Subway stations--Decoration  Search this
Public works  Search this
Call number:
N8835 .M56 1994a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_478929

Oral history interview with Boris Bally, 2009 May 26-27

Interviewee:
Bally, Boris, 1961-  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Subject:
Wood, Joe  Search this
Ebendorf, Robert  Search this
Holt, Steven  Search this
Kington, L. Brent (Louis Brent),  Search this
Nasher, Patsy  Search this
Warhola, Paul  Search this
Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster),  Search this
Gialamas, Rosemary  Search this
Agro, Elisabeth R.  Search this
Nasher, Raymond  Search this
Lechtzin, Stanley  Search this
Dahm, Johanna  Search this
Bonner, Jonathan  Search this
Raab, Rosanne  Search this
Simon, Marjorie  Search this
Greenbaum, Toni  Search this
Künzli, Otto  Search this
Metcalf, Bruce  Search this
Cianci, Vincent Albert  Search this
Kumata, Carol  Search this
Kangas, Matthew  Search this
Kowal, Dennis  Search this
Schaffner, Alexander  Search this
Ballay, Joe  Search this
Ilse-Neuman, Ursula  Search this
Skov, Mara Holt  Search this
Massachusetts College of Art  Search this
Society of Arts and Crafts (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Society of North American Goldsmiths  Search this
Snyderman Gallery  Search this
Tyler School of Art  Search this
Penland School of Crafts  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Works Gallery  Search this
Comedy Central (Firm)  Search this
Carnegie-Mellon University (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)  Search this
Velvet da Vinci Gallery  Search this
Topic:
Designers  Search this
Art  Search this
Furniture making  Search this
Jewelry making  Search this
Models and modelmaking  Search this
Art and computers  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Metal-workers  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Metal-work  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15682
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)282774
AAA_collcode_bally09
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_282774
Additional Online Media:

The race underground : Boston, New York, and the incredible rivalry that built America's first subway / Doug Most

Author:
Most, Doug  Search this
Subject:
Whitney, Henry Melville 1839-1923  Search this
Whitney, William C (William Collins) 1841-1904  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 404 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Type:
Case studies
Place:
Massachusetts
Boston
New York (State)
New York
United States
Boston (Mass.)
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
2014
19th century
Topic:
Subways--History  Search this
Subways--Design and construction  Search this
Urban transportation  Search this
Competition  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1039716

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