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Contributions from the Museum of History and Technology: Science and Technology paper 36: The Engineering Contributions of Wendel Bollman

Author:
Vogel, Robert M.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1964
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_82418

Contributions from the Museum of History and Technology: Science and Technology paper 41: Tunnel Engineering-A Museum Treatment

Author:
Vogel, Robert M.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1964
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_82422

Exhibition Records, 1950, 1959-1988, 1996, 2004, 2006

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Work and Industry  Search this
Subject:
Post, Robert C  Search this
Withuhn, William L  Search this
Bishop, Philip W  Search this
Schlebecker, John T  Search this
White, John H. 1933-  Search this
Hoffman, John Nathan 1923-  Search this
Klose, Claudine  Search this
Vogel, Robert M  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Industrial Cooperation  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of the History of Technology  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Transportation  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Agriculture and Mining  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Manufacturing  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Extractive Industries  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Hall of Nuclear Energy  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Hall of Mining  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Hall of Agriculture  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Hall of Petroleum  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Hall of Iron and Steel  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Hall of Farming Machinery  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Hall of Forest Products  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.)  Search this
A Material World (Exhibition) (1988-2002: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Loose the Mighty Power: Impressions of the Steam Engine in America (Exhibition) (1978-1979: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Abandoned Mine Scenes (Exhibition) (1969: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
On Time (Exhibition) (1999-2006: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Time and Navigation: The Untold Story of Getting from Here to There (Exhibition) (2013- : Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
1.69 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 16x20 box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Exhibition catalogs
Pamphlets
Clippings
Compact discs
Electronic records
Floor plans
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1950
1950-2006
1950, 1959-1988, 1996, 2004, 2006
Topic:
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Time--Systems and standards  Search this
Mining engineering  Search this
Agriculture machinery  Search this
Agriculture--History  Search this
Forest products  Search this
Nuclear energy  Search this
Petroleum  Search this
Steel  Search this
Iron  Search this
Loans  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 19-221
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years. until Jan-01-2022; Transferring office; 2/1/2011 memorandum, Johnstone to Jones; Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Exhibition Records 1925-2014 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Work and Industry]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_398614

Presentation of First Caterpillar Engine to National Museum of History and Technology

Creator:
Caterpillar Tractor Company  Search this
Subject:
Brooks, Robert A (Robert Angus) 1920-1976  Search this
Blackie, William 1906-1996  Search this
Eberhard, Harmon S  Search this
Neumiller, Louis  Search this
Schad, Charles J  Search this
Vogel, Robert M  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 8;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1973
November 29, 1973
Topic:
Portraits, Group  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000371 [96-919]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
In Copyright
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_395121

Robert M. Vogel Papers, 2000-2009

Creator:
Vogel, Robert M  Search this
Subject:
Vogel, Robert M  Search this
Small, Lawrence M  Search this
United States Congress  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Administration  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary  Search this
Physical description:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Place:
United States
Date:
2000
2000-2009
Topic:
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Museums--Employees  Search this
Legislative hearings  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 17-136
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_389088

Curator Robert Vogel at Desk

Creator:
Hofmeister, Richard K  Search this
Subject:
Vogel, Robert M  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1977
August 3, 1977
Topic:
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000371 [77-10297-04A]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_397459

Robert Vogel with Bridge Painting

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Vogel, Robert M  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1968
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1350]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_372419

Armand Hammer Exhibition; SI Staff at Meeting

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Vogel, Robert M  Search this
Tucker, Louis Leonard 1927-  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1970
March 19, 1970
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1612]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_372637

Exhibition Records, 1971-1998

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Department of Collections Management Services  Search this
Subject:
Vogel, Robert M  Search this
Miner, William F  Search this
Kosmacki, Melodie S  Search this
Freshour, Jon D  Search this
Grandine, Margaret  Search this
Roche, Francis D  Search this
Physical description:
11 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Drawings
Floor plans
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Date:
1971
1971-1998
Topic:
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS01160
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Exhibition Records 1971-1998 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Department of Collections Management Services]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_247274

Chairmen's Records, 1925-1999

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Department of the History of Science and Technology  Search this
Subject:
Finn, Bernard S. 1932-  Search this
Molella, Arthur P. 1944-  Search this
Taylor, Frank A (Frank Augustus) 1903-2007  Search this
Multhauf, Robert P  Search this
Cannon, Susan Faye 1925-1981  Search this
Vogel, Robert M  Search this
Mayr, Otto  Search this
Physical description:
4.5 cu. ft. processed holdings
3.5 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Date:
1925
1925-1999
Topic:
Science--History  Search this
Technology--History  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00382
See more items in:
Chairmen's Records 1925-1999 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Department of the History of Science and Technology]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_219656

Departmental Records, 1954-1980

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Department of the History of Science and Technology  Search this
Subject:
Finn, Bernard S. 1932-  Search this
Taylor, Frank A (Frank Augustus) 1903-2007  Search this
Multhauf, Robert P  Search this
Cannon, Susan Faye 1925-1981  Search this
Vogel, Robert M  Search this
Mayr, Otto  Search this
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. processed holdings
.5 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1954
1954-1980
Topic:
Science--History  Search this
Technology--History  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00383
See more items in:
Departmental Records 1954-1980 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Department of the History of Science and Technology]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_219660

Exhibition Records, 1927, 1953-1991

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Engineering and Industry  Search this
Subject:
Stephens, Carlene E. 1949-  Search this
Battison, Edwin A  Search this
Vogel, Robert M  Search this
Multhauf, Robert P  Search this
Ferguson, Eugene S  Search this
Mitman, Carl Weaver 1889-  Search this
Roebling, John Augustus 1806-1869  Search this
Lubar, Steven D  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Department of the History of Science and Technology  Search this
Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Hall of Heavy Machinery  Search this
Physical description:
6.81 cu. ft. processed holdings
13.25 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Manuscripts
Floor plans
Black-and-white transparencies
Black-and-white negatives
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Sketches
Exhibition catalogs
Clippings
Newsletters
Architectural drawings
Electronic records
Date:
1927
1927-1991
1927, 1953-1991
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Engineering--History  Search this
Industries--History  Search this
Civil engineering  Search this
Mechanical engineering  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00381
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Exhibition Records 1927, 1953-1991 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Engineering and Industry]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_219690

Divisional Records, 1948-1981

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Engineering and Industry  Search this
Subject:
Taylor, Frank A (Frank Augustus) 1903-2007  Search this
Multhauf, Robert P  Search this
Vogel, Robert M  Search this
Battison, Edwin A  Search this
Stephens, Carlene E. 1949-  Search this
Mayr, Otto  Search this
Post, Robert C  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
4.5 cu. ft. processed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Date:
1948
1948-1981
Topic:
Engineering--History  Search this
Industries--History  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00535
See more items in:
Divisional Records 1948-1981 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Engineering and Industry]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_219692

Curatorial Correspondence, 1965-2003

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Office of the History of Technology  Search this
Subject:
Worthington, William E. 1948-  Search this
Vogel, Robert M  Search this
Battison, Edwin A  Search this
Stephens, Carlene E. 1949-  Search this
Mayr, Otto  Search this
Post, Robert C  Search this
Noble, David F (David Franklin) 1935-  Search this
Physical description:
3 cu. ft. processed holdings
2 cu. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Date:
1965
1965-1986
1965-2003
Topic:
Engineering--History  Search this
Industries--History  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00536
See more items in:
Curatorial Correspondence 1965-2003 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Office of the History of Technology]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_219693

Curatorial Records, 1952-1989

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Engineering and Industry  Search this
Subject:
Multhauf, Robert P  Search this
Vogel, Robert M  Search this
Battison, Edwin A  Search this
Stephens, Carlene E. 1949-  Search this
Mayr, Otto  Search this
Post, Robert C  Search this
Noble, David F (David Franklin) 1935-  Search this
Stine, Jeffrey K  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Engineering  Search this
Physical description:
5 cu. ft. processed holdings
1.5 cu. ft. unprocesed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Date:
1952
1952-1989
Topic:
Engineering--History  Search this
Industries--History  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Textile factories  Search this
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00537
See more items in:
Curatorial Records 1952-1989 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Engineering and Industry]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_219694

Agency history, 1957-1995

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Engineering and Industry  Search this
Subject:
Noble, David F (David Franklin) 1935-  Search this
Vogel, Robert M  Search this
Battison, Edwin A  Search this
Crouch, Tom D  Search this
Lubar, Steven D  Search this
Mayr, Otto  Search this
Multhauf, Robert P  Search this
Post, Robert C  Search this
Stephens, Carlene E. 1949-  Search this
Stine, Jeffrey K  Search this
Taylor, Frank A (Frank Augustus) 1903-2007  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1957
1957-1995
Topic:
Historical museums  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00084
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_221440

Exhibition Records, 1925-2014

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Work and Industry  Search this
Subject:
Stine, Jeffrey K  Search this
Worthington, William E. 1948-  Search this
Lubar, Steven D  Search this
Daniel, Pete  Search this
Johnston, Paul Forsythe 1950-  Search this
Harrison, Michael  Search this
Johnson, Paula J. 1954-  Search this
Finn, Bernard S. 1932-  Search this
Vining, Margaret  Search this
Chase, Lynn  Search this
Kendrick, Kathleen M  Search this
Battison, Edwin A  Search this
Stephens, Carlene E. 1949-  Search this
Post, Robert C  Search this
Withuhn, William L  Search this
Bishop, Philip W  Search this
Schlebecker, John T  Search this
Vogel, Robert M  Search this
White, John H. 1933-  Search this
Hoffman, John Nathan  Search this
Klose, Claudine  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of the History of Technology  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Mechanisms  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Extractive Industries  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Manufacturing  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Agriculture and Mining  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Agriculture and Forest Products  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Industrial Cooperation  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Transportation  Search this
Physical description:
35.84 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Video recordings
Color photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Clippings
Brochures
Manuscripts
Color transparencies
Drawings
Floor plans
Compact discs
Audiotapes
Newspapers
Books
Picture postcards
Exhibition catalogs
Digital versatile discs
Artifacts
Color negatives
Electronic records
Ephemera
Pamphlets
Date:
1925
1925-2014
Topic:
Technology--History  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Agriculture--History  Search this
Navigation--History  Search this
Electricity--History  Search this
Traveling exhibitions  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Museums--Environmental aspects  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Military education  Search this
Scientific apparatus and instruments  Search this
Clocks and watches  Search this
Autonomous vehicles  Search this
Mining engineering  Search this
Forest products  Search this
Nuclear energy  Search this
Petroleum  Search this
Steel  Search this
Iron  Search this
Loans  Search this
Congresses and conventions  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00388
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Exhibition Records 1925-2014 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Work and Industry]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_223016

Agency history, 1957-1994

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Department of the History of Science and Technology  Search this
Subject:
Schlebecker, John T  Search this
Cannon, Susan Faye 1925-1981  Search this
Multhauf, Robert P  Search this
Finn, Bernard S. 1932-  Search this
Molella, Arthur P. 1944-  Search this
Vogel, Robert M  Search this
Mayr, Otto  Search this
Ezell, Edward Clinton  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Crafts and Industries  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Department of Social and Cultural History  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Department of Science and Technology  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Agriculture and Wood Products  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Section of Antique Instruments  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Section of Mathematics  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Department of the History of Science  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Department of the History of Technology  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Ceramics and Glass  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Electricity and Modern Physics  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Electricity and Nuclear Energy  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Extractive Industries  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Mathematics  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Mechanisms  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Medical Sciences  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Department of the History of Science and Technology  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Textiles  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Transportation  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Dept of Social and National History  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Textiles  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of the History of Technology  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Mechanisms  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Engineering and Industry  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Armed Forces History  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Photographic History  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Mathematics  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Physical Sciences  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Mathematics and Physical Sciences  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1957
1957-1994
Topic:
Science--History  Search this
Technology--History  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00080
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218127

Modjeski and Masters Company Records

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
Creator:
Modjeski and Masters  Search this
Names:
Masters, Frank, 1883-1974  Search this
Modjeski, Ralph, 1861-1940  Search this
Interviewer:
Vogel, Robert M.  Search this
Extent:
60 Cubic feet (139 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Oral history
Lantern slides
Photographs
Drawings
Contracts
Letterpress books
Correspondence
Place:
Harrisburg (Penn.)
Pennsylvania
Date:
1870-1979
bulk 1900-1940
Summary:
The records document the work of consulting engineers and bridge builders, Ralph Modjeski (1861-1940) and Frank Masters (1883-1974) of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Scope and Contents:
This collection documents the civil engineering career of Ralph Modjeski (1861-1940) and Frank masters (1883-1974). The materials include bound volumes and loose photographs of bridge work-in-progress; printed reports; articles, pamphlets; drawings, blue prints and tracings of bridges; letterpress books of correspondence; contracts; reports; studies of bridge materials; and glass plate negatives and lantern slides depicting bridges.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into ten series.

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1915-1986

Series 2: Letter Press Books, 1898-1906

Series 3: Photographs, 1878-1979

Series 4: Contracts, 1895-1960

Series 5: Printed Materials, 1862-1969

Series 6: Newspaper Clippings, 1924-1941

Series 7: Lantern Slides, undated

Series 8: Glass Plate Negatives, 1906-1926

Series 9: Film Negatives, 1924, undated

Series 10: Drawings, 1901-1952
Biographical / Historical:
Rudolphe Modrzejewski was born to Helena Jadwiga Opid (d.1909) and Gustav Sinnmayer Modrzejewski (d. 1901) on January 27, 1861, in Cracow, Poland. His mother was an internationally known stage actress who went by the name Helena Modrzejewska. In 1868, Helena married Count Karol Bożenta Chłapowski. In July 1876, Helena and Rudolphe emigrated to America, where, for purposes of American citizenship, the Polish form of their surname was later changed to Modjeski (feminine form Modjeska). Modjeski became a naturalized citizen in 1883 in San Francisco, California.

In 1882, Modjeski returned to Europe to study at the Ecole Des Ponts et Chaussees and graduated in 1885 with a degree in civil engineering. Modjeski worked with prominent civil engineer and "Father of American Bridge Building," George S. Morison, on the Union Pacific Railroad Bridge over the Missouri River at Omaha as an assistant engineer. He remained with Morison from 1885 to 1892. Some of his assignments included working in the shops which produced steel sections; the design office where he advanced to chief draftsman; and as an inspector of quality control in shops that fabricated steel elements. Modjeski worked with Morison on his Willamette, Nebraska City, Sioux City, Winona, Cairo, and Memphis bridges across the Mississippi River. The Memphis bridge was the longest span cantilever in the country at the time.

In 1893, Modjeski opened a civil engineering practice in Chicago with S. Nicholson. After some financial difficulties, Nicholson and Modjeski dissolved their partnership. Modjeskis first individual large commission was the bridge at Rock Island, Illinois (1895) across the Mississippi River where he designed and supervised the construction of the bridge for the federal government and the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company.

In 1902, Modjeski went into partnership with fellow civil engineer, Alfred Noble (1844-1914) forming the firm of Noble and Modjeski. He went into partnership with Walter Angier, under the name Modjeski and Angier, civil and inspecting engineers, between 1912 and 1924 with several offices around the United States. Angiers had worked with him beginning in 1902 on the bridge across the Mississippi at Thebes, Illinois. Modjeski partnered, in 1924, with Frank Masters (1883-1974), who had worked with him and Angiers between 1904 and 1914 on the Memphis and Louisville Bridges, forming Modjeski and Masters. Clement E. Chase and Montgomery B. Case later joined the firm as partners. In 1937, Masters assumed full control and ownership of the firm which specialized in the design and construction supervision of large bridges and other structures, rehabilitation and reconstruction of existing bridges, the design of highways and expressways, subways and wharves, the design of large and complex foundations, inspection of construction materials, and the creation of surveys, investigations and reports.

Modjeski builtand/or consulted on over forty bridges in his lifetime. He built truss, steel arch, and suspension bridges. He introduced steel tower pylons in place of masonry towers and he used better grades of steel, such as new steel alloys with improved strength and durability. He also introduced advancements in the design of cable configurations and deck-stiffening beams. Some of his major projects included: the Columbia River and Willamette bridges, McKinley Bridge at St. Louis; the Celilo Railroad Bridge at Celilio, Ohio; the Thebes Bridge over the Mississippi; the Quebec Bridge over the St. Lawrence River; the Delaware River Bridge; the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, the Manhattan Bridge, and the Mid-Hudson Bridge.

On December 28, 1885, Modjeski married Felicie Benda (d. 1936) in New York and the couple had three children: Felix Bozenta Modjeski (1887); Marylka Stuart Modjeski (1894) and Charles Emmanuel John Modjeski (1896-1944). Ralph and Felicie divorced in 1931. He later married Virginia Giblyn on July 7, 1931. Modjeski died in Los Angles on June 26, 1940.
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Canadian Bridges Photograph Albums, 1873-1911 (AC1025)

Victor C. Darnell Bridge Construction Photographs, 1911-1913 and undated (AC1018)

Beata Drake Covered Bridge Collection, 1954-1981 (AC0998)

Ben Franklin Bridge Photograph Album, 1922-1926 (AC1029)

Hartford, Connecticut Bridge Collection, 1903-1905 (AC1066)

Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railroad Bridge Profiles, 1877-1896 (AC1073)

Richard H. Miller Bridge Collection : postcards and slides, circa 1950-1988 and undated, #950

George S. Morison Collection, 1846-1903 (AC0978)

Niagara Falls Bridge Commission Records, 1848-1946 (bulk 1890-1929) (AC1060)

Northern Pacific Railroad Bridge Construction Photograph Album, 1883-1884 (AC1030)

David Plowden North American Bridge Photographs, 1970-1976 (AC1019)

Quebec Bridge Photograph Collection, 1905-1986 (bulk 1905-1916) (AC1026)

Railroad Bridges Construction Photograph Album, circa 1905-1914 (AC1024)

Samuel Reed Bridge Collection, 1947-1964 (AC1001)

Rip Van Winkle Bridge Photographs, 1933-1935 (AC1027)

John A. Roebling Collection,1836-1975 (bulk 1930-1950) (AC0981)

Holton Duncan Robinson Papers, 1889-1938 (AC0963)

Lucinda Rudell Covered Bridges Collection, 1942-1979 (AC1028)

Lester Shanks Collection of Covered Bridge Photographs and Ephemera, 1876-2010 (bulk 1973-2008) (AC1244)

Washington, D.C. Bridges Collection, 1900-1905 (AC01095)

Raymond E. Wilson Covered Bridge Collection, 1958-1974 (AC0999)

Materials at Other Organizations

Southern Illinois University, Morris Library Special Collections

Walter E. Angier photograph collection, 1901-1915

Walter E. Angier Vertical File Manuscript, 1924

Michigan Historical Collections, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan

Alfred Noble Papers, 1862-1922
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Modejeski and Masters Consulting Engineers, through Joseph J. Scherrer, October 2, 1990.
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:
Civil engineering  Search this
Bridge failures  Search this
Bridges  Search this
Genre/Form:
Oral history -- 1950-1970
Lantern slides
Photographs -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass
Drawings
Contracts
Letterpress books
Photographs -- 19th century
Correspondence
Citation:
Modjeski and Masters Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0976
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Modjeski and Masters Company Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0976
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Berger Dumpy Level

User:
Vogel, Robert M.  Search this
Maker:
Berger Engineering Instruments  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
glass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 5 1/2 in x 11 in x 4 in; 13.97 cm x 27.94 cm x 10.16 cm
overall in case: 7 in x 12 3/4 in x 5 3/4 in; 17.78 cm x 32.385 cm x 14.605 cm
Object Name:
Level
level
Place made:
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Date made:
ca. 1960
ID Number:
2007.0214.1
Catalog number:
2007.0214.1
Accession number:
2007.0214
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Measuring & Mapping
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1334940
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