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MS 7563 Stabilization of Kin Klizhin, Chaco Canyon National Monument, Fiscal Year 1938

Creator:
Vivian, Gordon  Search this
Extent:
13 Pages
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7563
Local Note:
Carbon of typescript, bound, with photographs
Topic:
Kin Klizhin -- New Mexico -- Chaco Canyon -- stabilization  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 7563, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7563
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7563

Lehigh Valley Coal Company Records

Collector:
Lehigh Valley Coal Company  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Agriculture, Divison of (NMAH)  Search this
Agriculture, Divison of (NMAH)  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Drawings
Specifications
Date:
1864-1865, and undated.
Scope and Contents:
Company records, including specifications, drawings and plans, photographs, and other miscellaneous archival material.
Arrangement:
1 series.
Biographical / Historical:
Mining company, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
Provenance:
Collected for the National Museum of American History.
Restrictions:
Collection open for research 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:
Coal -- Pennsylvania  Search this
Coal mines and mining -- Pennsylvania  Search this
Mining equipment  Search this
Anthracite coal industry  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 19th century
Drawings -- 19th century
Specifications
Citation:
Lehigh Valley Coal Company Records, 1864-1865, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1106
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1106

Southwark Foundry and Machine Company Records

Donor:
Baldwin-Hamilton Company  Search this
Fenerty, Paul C.  Search this
Baldwin-Hamilton Company  Search this
Fenerty, Paul C.  Search this
Creator:
Baldwin Southwark Corporation  Search this
Baldwin Locomotive Works.  Search this
Southwark Foundry and Machine Company  Search this
De La Vergne Engine Company  Search this
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
Extent:
342 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Specifications
Financial records
Engineering drawings
Reports
Manuals
Lists
Patents
Bulletins
Date:
circa 1868-1945.
Scope and Contents:
Engineering drawings of steam engines, blowing engines, turbines, generators, testing machinery, steam hammers, boilers, machine tools, and other machinery manufactured by the Southwark Foundry and Machine Company, circa 1880-1916; transfers of patent rights, reports, lists, financial documents, and other material concerning Southwark and its predecessors, circa 1868-1885; and engineering drawings, specifications, production records, parts and drawing lists, repair manuals, bulletins, and publications concerning refrigeration machinery manufactured by the De La Vergne Engine Company and its predecessors and successors, circa 1890-1945.
Biographical / Historical:
The Southwark Foundry and Machine Company of Philadelphia was founded in 1836. The company, which manufactured engines, boilers, turbines, and other machinery, was acquired by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1930 and became the Baldwin Southwark Corporation, a subsidiary of the Works. The De La Vergne Engine Company of New York, some of whose records are included here, manufacturers of refrigeration machinery, engines, and other machinery, was acquired by Baldwin Southwark in 1931.
Provenance:
The largest portion of this collection was collected for the Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering (now part of the Division of Work and Industry), and information about its provenance is lost. A small portion was donated in 1971 by Paul C. Fenerty, mostly relating to the Porter-Allen steam engine. The Baldwin-Hamilton Company donated approximately 14,000 drawings of machinery built by Southwark Foundry and Machine Company in 1975.
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
Turbines  Search this
Refrigeration and refrigerating machinery  Search this
Mechanical engineering  Search this
Machine-tools  Search this
Heavy machinery  Search this
Engines  Search this
Genre/Form:
Specifications
Financial records
Engineering drawings
Reports
Manuals
Lists
Patents
Bulletins
Citation:
Southwark Foundry and Machine Company Records, circa 1868-1945, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1107
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1107

William E. Hallett Papers

Source:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Creator:
Hallett, William E., 1864-1932  Search this
Names:
Alamo Engine Company  Search this
Hall Gas Engine Company Bucyrus, Ohio  Search this
Hayes Wheel Company Albion, Michigan  Search this
Former owner:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Photographs
Clippings
Notebooks
Date:
1900-1925.
Scope and Contents note:
The collection relates to Hallett's career as an engineer and his work with engines. The collection includes correspondence, engineering notebooks, writings, photographs, patent materials, clippings, and publications,.
Arrangement:
1 series.
Biographical/Historical note:
Hallett was an engineer for the Alamo Manufacturing Company, and designed the first Alamo Engine. While employed with the Hall Gas Engine Company he developed a heavy-duty gas engine. His last position was divisional chief engineer for the Hayes Wheel Company in Albion Michigan.
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
Restrictions:
Collection open for research 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:
Engines  Search this
Engineers  Search this
Patents  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence -- 1900-1950
Photographs -- 1900-1950
Clippings -- 1900-1950
Notebooks -- 1900-1950
Citation:
William E. Hallett Papers, 1900-1925, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1112
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1112

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:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
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
Online Media:

Burton-Humphreys Oil Production Collection

Creator:
Amoco Oil Company.  Search this
Source:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Former owner:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Names:
Burton, William  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketches
Photographs
Notebooks
Laboratory notebooks
Date:
circa 1912-1920
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs of refineries, flow charts, lab notebooks, and other materials relating to the Burton-Humphreys oil cracking process.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into one series.
Biographical/Historical note:
Amoco Company scientists William Burton and Robert Humphreys patented the Burton-Humphreys process in 1912. This thermal cracking process doubled the yield of gasoline from crude oil while improving the octane rating. It proved to be of great advantage during World War I, and is credited with avoiding a gasoline shortage.
Provenance:
Donated by Amoco Oil Company to the National Museum of American History's (then called the National Museum of History and Technology) Department of Arts and Manufactures, Division of Manufactures and Heavy Industries in 1963.
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:
Petroleum -- Prospecting  Search this
Petroleum industry  Search this
Oil  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketches
Photographs -- 1910-1920
Notebooks
Laboratory notebooks
Citation:
Burton-Humphreys Oil Production Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1102
See more items in:
Burton-Humphreys Oil Production Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1102

Kauffman Collection

Creator:
Kauffman, Christian S.  Search this
Cordelia Furnace (Cordelia, Pa.).  Search this
Source:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Former owner:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Extent:
0.25 Cubic feet (3 volumes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Business records
Date:
1851-1883
Scope and Contents note:
Three volumes of business records from the Cordelia Furnace, Cordelia, Pennsylvania, and its store.
Arrangement:
Divided into 3 series: Quarry Lime book, 1883; Receipt book, 1851-1858; and Cordelia Furnace Store Journal, 1868-1870.
Biographical/Historical note:
Originally called the Rough and Ready, the furnace was built in 1848 at Cordelia. It was purchased by C. S. Kauffman in 1855.
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
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 -- Pennsylvania  Search this
Furnaces  Search this
Genre/Form:
Business records -- 1850-1900
Citation:
Kauffman Collection, 1851-1883, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1103
See more items in:
Kauffman Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1103

Grutzner Diesel Company Negatives

Source:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Creator:
Grutzner Diesel Company.  Search this
Former owner:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Photographs
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents note:
Approximately one hundred fifteen glass negatives of diesels.
Arrangement:
1 series.
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
Restrictions:
Collection open for research 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:
Diesel engines  Search this
Engines  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Photographs -- Glass -- Silver gelatin -- 20th century
Citation:
Grutzner Diesel Company Negatives, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1097
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1097

Alexander Binder Company Records

Creator:
Alexander, Clinton B.  Search this
Clinton B. Alexander Binder Company (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Source:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Former owner:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Extent:
6 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Brochures
Advertisements
Samples
Sales records
Date:
1903-1965
bulk 1921-1955
Summary:
Collection documents the business records of the Alexander Binder Company, as well as the inventions and creations of Clinton B. Alexander. The collection includes business receipts and forms, pamphlets, drawings, trade literature, notes, patents, correspondence, and material samples.
Scope and Contents:
The Alexander Binder collection consists of 7.5 cubic feet of records and business materials which were created between the 1910s and 1965. Most of the collection deals with the binders sold under the Autoset Company and the Autolock Company names. There is also material covering the inventions created and sold under the Alexander Instrument Company. Business and sales information and materials from competitor companies are also included. The vast majority of this collection is textual material, especially business ephemera used to improve the business or sales records between Mr. Alexander and his suppliers and customers. The biggest customer of the Alexander Binder Company was the Aluminum Company of America, now known as Alcoa. However, the Alexander Binder Company sold frequently to companies outside of the United States as well. Along with these sales and business documents, there are material samples, such as grommets, extenders, fabric samples, printing plates, and sample binders from both the Autoset Company and its competitors.

Series 1, Correspondence, 1920-1935,contains correspondence by the Alexander Binder Company about loose leaf binders as well as correspondence with suppliers that the Alexander Binder Company worked with, such as G.H Mansfield and Company, Murphy Specialty Company, and United Screw & Bolt Corporation.

Series 2, Company Forms and Printing Plates, 1921-1954, undated,contains both business letters and information sent out concerning the investment account book, one of the more heavily publicized uses for the loose-leaf binders. It also contains the printing plates and associated materials that were used by the company for all of the various products sold by the company, ranging from the Plummet Adjustor to the Crescent Accounting System.

Series 3, Advertising and Sales Materials, 1912-1965,is divided into four subseries: Subseries 1, Advertising Materials, 1912-1941; Subseries 2, Catalogs, 1916-1921, undated; Subseries 3, Orders, Receipts, Shipments, 1913-1964; and Subseries 4, Sales Materials, 1916-1966. Materials include various marketing books and sales ephemera that Clinton B. Alexander collected to improve the sales and marketing of his products as well as orders, receipts, and shipments that the Alexander Binder Company or one of its subsets received from customers.

Subseries 1, Advertising Materials, 1912-1941, consists of documents that Clinton B. Alexander used to advertise his products. To increase sales, Alexander collected both advertising materials from his suppliers and his competitors as well as books that pertained to business marketing. Also included in this subseries are advertisements that Alexander used for his own products, such as the Crescent Accounting System.

Subseries 2, Catalogs, 1916-1921, includes catalogs from suppliers such as the Lantham Machinery Company and the Dietzgen Supply Company, as well as the Autoset Company. Clinton B. Alexander collected catalogs of various companies, particularly those of his suppliers in order to create catalogs of his own that could successfully market his products.

Subseries 3, Orders, Receipts, Shipments, 1913-1964, consists of all of the orders and sales made by the Alexander Binder Company and its subsets during the period of its existence. This includes not only sales of loose-leaf binders, but also sales of plumb adjusters and tape splices.

Subseries 4, Sales Materials, 1916-1966, contains sales materials that Clinton B. Alexander procured and to improve marketing his products. Included are various sales strategies as well.

Series 4, Drawing, Patterns, and Instructions, 1916-1959, consists of Clinton B. Alexander's drawings, patterns, and instructions concerning his inventions. These materials focus mostly on his loose leaf binder inventions, but also deal with how to create shipping boxes and parts for the machines used to create his products.

Series 5, Patent and Trademark Materials, 1912-1941, consists of all of the patent and trademark materials that Clinton B. Alexander used while inventing. Included is a certificate of copyright for his book, The Crescent Accounting System for Investments and Income Tax (1936) as well as trade names that he considered while starting his company.

Series 6, Competitors, 1931-1939, contains samples and related material for the creation of loose leaf binders as well as correspondence with the supplying companies. The samples are mostly fasteners and screws that were used in loose leaf binders.

Series 7, Binder Samples, 1918, 1931, 1933, 1956, undated, contains samples of binders created by the Alexander Binder Company under the Autoset Company and AutoSet Company names. It also includes binders that were created by competitor binder companies, such as the Walcott-Taylor Company and the Cesco Company.

Series 8, Articles and Publications, 1909-1947,consists of articles and publications pertaining to business development, in particular, documents such as "how to" guides, knowledge journals, and printed material from the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Arrangement:
Collection organized into eight series.

Series 1, Correspondence, 1920-1935

Series 2, Company Forms and Printing Plates, 1921-1954, undated

Series 3, Advertising and Sales Materials, 1912-1965, undated

Subseries 1, Advertising Materials, 1912-1941

Subseries 2, Catalogs, 1916-1921, undated

Subseries 3, Orders, Receipts, Shipments, 1913-1964

Subseries 4, Sales Materials, 1916-1966

Series 4, Drawings, Patterns, and Instructions, 1916-1959

Series 5, Patent and Trademark Materials, 1912-1941

Series 6, Competitors, 1931-1939

Series 7, Binder Samples, 1918, 1931, 1933, 1956, undated

Series 8, Articles and Publications, 1909-1947
Biographical / Historical:
Clinton B. Alexander was an inventor and entrepreneurial businessman from Washington, D.C. during the twentieth-century. He was born in 1873 in Clearfield, Pennsylvania, where he worked as a mining engineer, moving to Washington D.C. after 1900. From 1915 to 1965, he began to patent and sell various items for businesses and record keeping, such as a plumb adjuster, paper puncher, tape splice, as well as the loose leaf binder. The loose-leaf binder was his most successful invention improvement and was sold under the name Autoset Company and Autolock Company. He also sold his other inventions under the company name The Alexander Instrument Company. Both of these companies—The Autoset Company/Autolock Company and the Alexander Instrument Company—formed part of the Alexander Binder Company. The Alexander Binder Company was located at 467 C St. NW, Washington, D.C. It was a small family business for its entire existence. Both Clinton Alexander's wife (Maria Dixon Alexander) and son (William B. Alexander) are recorded as helping with the business and the patenting process. In February of 1966, Clinton B. Alexander died, and the Alexander Binder Company ceased to exist.
Provenance:
Collection was donated at some time before 1980 and has no acquisition information, thus rendering this archive as "found in collection."
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Engineers  Search this
Inventors  Search this
Office equipment and supplies  Search this
Office equipment and supplies industry  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence -- 20th century
Brochures
Advertisements
Samples
Sales records
Citation:
Alexander Binder Company Records, 1921-1965, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1100
See more items in:
Alexander Binder Company Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1100
Online Media:

S. Morgan Smith Company Records

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
Creator:
Allis-Chalmers  Search this
S. Morgan Smith Company  Search this
Names:
Atlanta Water and Electric Power Company  Search this
Extent:
23 Cubic feet (88 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Advertisements
Trade literature
Catalogs
Place:
Atlanta (Ga.)
York (Pa.)
Date:
1890-1914.
Scope and Contents:
Archival materials, including photographs, advertising art, catalogs and other trade literature, documenting the equipment, facilities, personnel and products of the S. Morgan Smith Company, engineers and contractors. The subjects of the photographs include engines, fire pumps, generators, paper machinery, turbines, the construction of a dam and hydroelectric station by the Atlanta Water and Electric Power Company, and the Mathis Dam near Atlanta.
Arrangement:
1 series.
Biographical / Historical:
Engineering company in York, Pennsylvania, it later became Allis-Chalmers.
Provenance:
Donated to the National Museum of History and Technology (now the National Museum of American History) in 1968 by the Allis-Chalmers Company.
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:
Power plants  Search this
Dams  Search this
Engines  Search this
Fire pumps  Search this
Hydroelectric power plants  Search this
Hydraulic engineering  Search this
Generators and generating stations  Search this
Water-power  Search this
Turbines  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass -- 19th-20th century
Photographs -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass -- 1890-1920
Advertisements
Trade literature
Catalogs
Citation:
S. Morgan Smith Company Records, 1890-1914, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1099
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1099

Quebec Bridge Photograph Collection

Donor:
Enterline, Stevenson  Search this
Eney, William J.  Search this
Collector:
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Engineering and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Engineering and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Creator:
Quebec Bridge Company.  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Cubic feet (3 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photograph albums
Postcards
Photographs
Place:
Canada
Quebec
Date:
1905-1986
bulk 1905-1916
Summary:
The collection documents the construction of the first and second Quebec Bridges over the St. Lawrence River. Construction on the first bridge began in 1900 and the bridge collapsed before completion in 1907. Construction on the second Quebec Bridge, which is the longest cantilever bridge in the world, was completed in 1917.
Scope and Contents:
The collection documents the construction of the first and second Quebec Bridges over the St. Lawrence River primarily through photographs. The collection is arranged into two series: Series 1, Photographic Materials, 1905-1965 and Series 2, Other Materials, 1916-1986.

Series 1, Photographic Materials, 1905-1965, is divided into two subseries: Subseries 1.1, Photographs, 1907-1965 and Subseries 1.2, Photograph Album, 1905. The black-and-white photographs primarily document the construction of the second Quebec Bridge, 1907-1917. Many of these photographs were taken in a workshop where the production of the bridge parts and building materials occurred. One picture, marked number 24, is of the Prime Minister of Canada, Robert Borden, attending the construction site in October 1913. This series also contains photographs of the 1907 bridge collapse and pictures taken in 1965 of the current second bridge. Subseries 2, Photograph Album, 1905, documents the construction of the first Quebec cantilever bridge. The album contains mounted black-and-white photographs taken between May 12 and November 23, 1905.

Series 2, Other Materials, 1916-1986, consists of newspaper articles and postcards. The newspaper articles detail the 1916 construction accident on the second Quebec bridge; one 1917 article about the bridge; and one 1986 article about the 1907 collapse of the first bridge. There are three postcards, both black-and-white and color, of the Quebec Bridge.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into two series.

Series 1, Photographic Materials, 1905-1965

Subseries 1, Photographs, 1907-1965

Subseries 2, Photograph Album, 1905

Series 2, Other Materials, 1916-1986
Biographical / Historical:
The first Quebec Bridge was built over the St. Lawrence River in order to connect important railroad lines.[1] This bridge collapsed on August 29, 1907, killing 79 men.[2] The engineers for the second bridge were Maurice Fitzmaurice, H.E. Vautelet, and Ralph Modjeska.[3]

Notes: [1] "Bridge of 1,800-FT. Span Across the St. Lawrence," Popular Mechanics Vol. 8, No. 12 December 1906

[2]"Wrecked Quebec Bridge to be Recommended"[3] "Wrecked Quebec Bridge to be Recommended"
Provenance:
Originally collected for the Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering's reference collections; exact date and source of acquisition unknown.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.

Physical Access: Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: reproduction fees may apply.
Topic:
Bridges -- Design and construction  Search this
Bridges -- Canada  Search this
Bridge failures  Search this
Bridges -- Quebec  Search this
Rivers -- Quebec  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photograph albums -- 20th century
Postcards -- 1900-1920
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1900-1950
Citation:
Quebec Bridge Photograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1026
See more items in:
Quebec Bridge Photograph Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1026
Online Media:

Rip Van Winkle Bridge Photographs

Source:
Engineering and Industry, 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
Creator:
New York Department of Public Works  Search this
Former owner:
Engineering and Industry, 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
Extent:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1933-1935
Summary:
Photographs that document the construction of the Rip Van Winkle Bridge in New York during various stages of construction, construction crews, and pier interiors.
Scope and Contents:
90 photographs, documenting construction of the Rip Van WInkle Bridge during various stages of construction, construction crews, and pier interiors.
The State of New York, Department of Public Works, Division of Engineering, created this collection to document the construction of the Rip Van Winkle Bridge over the Hudson River at Catskill, New York, between 1933 and 1934. Photographers represented are A.C. Dario, F.J. Hart, and A. McMahon. The collection includes ninety photographs, captioned with the State of New York photograph number, subject, camera location or point of view, date, and remarks.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged in one series.

Series 1, Photographs, 1933-1935
Biographical / Historical:
The Rip Van Winkle Bridge spans the Hudson River between Hudson and Catskill, New York. It was built by the New York State Bridge Authority and opened July 2, 1935.
Related Materials:
Holton Duncan Robinson Papers
Provenance:
Purchased by the National Museum of American History, Division of Engineering and Industry (now called the Division of Work and Industry in 1984.
The collection was purchased by the National Museum of American History, Division of Engineering and Industry (now called the Division of Work and Industry), 1984.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves.
Transferred to the Archives Center from the Division of Work and Industry, 2007.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: fees for commercial use. All duplication requests must be reviewed and approved by Archives Center staff.
Topic:
Bridges -- New York (State)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1930-1940
Citation:
Rip Van Winkle Bridge Photographs, 1933-1935, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1027
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Rip Van Winkle Bridge Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1027
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Benjamin Franklin Bridge Photograph Album

Source:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Former owner:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Names:
Modjeski, Ralph, 1861-1940  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photograph albums
Place:
Benjamin Franklin Bridge (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Camden (N.J.)
Date:
1922-1926.
Summary:
Sixty-six pages from a photograph album compiled by an anonymous photographer, documenting the Philadelphia-Camden or Delaware River Bridge, now called the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.
Scope and Contents note:
Pages from a photograph album compiled by an anonymous photographer, documenting the Philadelphia-Camden or Delaware River Bridge, now called the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. The album includes images of a parade celebrating the beginning of construction of the bridge, demolition of buildings to make room for the bridge, the construction, the machinery, the caissons, and the celebration of completion. The Chief Engineer, Ralph Modjeski, is also depicted. The images contain detailed captions.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into one series.
Provenance:
Collection purchased in 1987.
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:
Suspension bridges  Search this
Ceremonies -- United States  Search this
Bridges -- Pennsylvania  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photograph albums -- 20th century
Citation:
Ben Franklin Bridge Photograph Album, 1922-1926, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1029
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Benjamin Franklin Bridge Photograph Album
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1029

Railroad Bridges Construction Photograph Album

Source:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Creator:
Pennsylvania Steel Company.  Search this
Former owner:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
1 Album
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Albums
Photograph albums
Photographs
Cyanotypes
Place:
Newport News (Virginia)
Date:
1905-1914
Summary:
An album of railroad construction photographs documenting numerous unidentified, projects.
Scope and Contents note:
An album of railroad construction photographs (including cyanotypes), documenting numerous, though mostly unidentified, projects. A few images are captioned "Newport News, Virginia." Some of the equipment is marked "Pennsylvania Steel Company." There are also family and domestic scenes in the album.
Arrangement:
1 series.
Provenance:
Collection purchased at Krainik Gallery, 1991.
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
Railroad bridges  Search this
Family  Search this
Railroads -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photograph albums -- 20th century
Photographs -- 1900-1950
Cyanotypes
Citation:
Railroad Bridge Construction Photograph Album, ca. 1905-1914, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1024
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1024

Canadian Bridges Photograph Albums

Creator:
Edwards, Llewellyn Nathaniel, 1873-1952  Search this
Source:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Former owner:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Photograph albums
Place:
St. Mary's River (Ontario, Can.)
Sault Ste. Marie (Michigan)
Internatilonal Bridge (St Mary's River, Ontario, Can)
Coteau Bridge (Quebec, Can.)
Date:
1873-1911
Scope and Contents note:
The collection consists of two photograph albums documenting two Canadian drawbridges. One album, covering the years 1889 to 1911, documents the Coteau Bridge in Quebec. The Coteau Bridge crosses the St. Lawrence River in Quebec. It includes images of the bridge, the construction crew and machinery.

The other album, covering the years 1873 to 1901, documents the International Bridge on the St. Mary's River in Ontario. The International Bridge connects Sault Ste. Marie in Michigan to Sault Ste. Marie in Ontario. Most of the photographs are captioned and document the process of the bridge's construction. The photographers are unknown.
Arrangement:
1 series.
Biographical/Historical note:
Llewellyn N. Edwards, 1873-1952, was a civil engineer and designer. He worked from 1901 to 1943 for the Boston Bridge Works, the Boston and Maine Railroad, the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad, the Grand Trunk Railway of Canada, the Toronto Department of Works, the United States Bureau of Public Roads, and the Maine State Highway Commission.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Llewellyn Edwards, 1964.
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:
Bridges -- Canada  Search this
Drawbridges  Search this
Bridges -- Design and construction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1850-1900
Photographs -- 1900-1910
Photograph albums -- 19th century
Citation:
Canadian Bridges Photograph Albums, 1973-1911, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1025
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Canadian Bridges Photograph Albums
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1025

Minnesota Railroads Photograph Albums

Creator:
Krainik Gallery (Falls Church, Va.)  Search this
Krainik, Cliff  Search this
Source:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Engineering and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Former owner:
Engineering and Industry, 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:
Minnesota and Pacific Railroad.  Search this
Soo Line Railroad.  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
2 Albums
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Albums
Photographs
Photograph albums
Place:
Minnesota
Date:
1886-1887
Scope and Contents note:
Two photograph albums containing photographs of railroad bridge construction in Minnesota , on the St. Croix River, the Clearwater River, and the Soo River. The photographs, most of which are captioned and dated, include images of such things as cutting, filling, bridges and piers, camps, and surveying. A few images of towns and people are included. The railroads involved are the Minnesota and Pacific Railway and the Soo Railway.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into one series.
Provenance:
Transferred to the Archives Center from the Division of Work and Industry, 2007.
Purchased by the Museum's Division of Engineering and Industry from the Krainik Gallery in 1986.
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 -- Construction  Search this
Railroads -- 19th century  Search this
Bridges -- Minnesota  Search this
Bridges -- Design and construction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- 1880-1890
Photograph albums -- 19th century
Citation:
Minnesota Railroads Photograph Albums, 1886-1887, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1023
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Minnesota Railroads Photograph Albums
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1023

Princeton University Poster Collection

Creator:
Princeton University  Search this
Extent:
135 Cubic feet (10,690 posters)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Posters
Date:
1863-1950
Scope and Contents:
Primarily war-related posters.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into six series.

Series 1: Pre-World War One, 1863-1917

Series 2: World War One, 1911-1923

Series 3: Between Wars, 1912-1939

Series 4: World War Two, 1939-1945

Series 5: Post World War Two, 1945-1948

Series 6: Unknown, 1913-1918
Biographical / Historical:
The Princeton University Library donated this extensive collection of World War I and World War II materials to the Smithsonian Institution in 1963 and 1967. The bulk of the 1963 donation, stored in six large wooden crates, was sent to an off site storage location. Other posters donated in 1963, primarily World War II British in origin, were stored in the Division of Political History; they were later transferred to the Division of Armed Forces History. In 1967, Princeton donated an additional five albums of posters that had been overlooked in 1963; these albums were also stored in the Division of Armed Forces History.

In 1990 and again in 1991, the NMAH Division of Conservation was awarded Smithsonian Research Resources grants to conserve and catalog the collection. The posters in the crates were in extremely precarious condition, evidencing extensive tears, water damage, dirt, mold, and insect damage. Their condition was so extreme that handling, cataloging, or mere counting was not deemed possible outside of a major rehousing project. In 1992, the NMAH Archives Center assumed curatorial responsibility for the collection and took over direction of the project.
Provenance:
Collection donated by the Princeton University Library in 1963 and 1967.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Copyright status of items varies. 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:
War  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- Posters  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Posters -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Posters -- 1860-1950
Citation:
Princeton University Posters Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0433
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Princeton University Poster Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0433
Online Media:

1778 / 1943 / Americans Will Always Fight for Liberty

Issuing body:
Office of War Information. Washington, D.C.  Search this
Creator:
Perlin, Bernard, 1918-2014 (artist?)  Search this
Artist:
Martin, David Stone  Search this
Publisher:
Office of War Information. Washington, D.C.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Princeton University  Search this
Extent:
1 Poster (Full size; Multi-color, 101.5 x 72 cm)
Container:
Map-folder 453
Type:
Archival materials
Posters
Place:
United States
Date:
1943
Image:
Main Image: U.S. soldiers of 1943 walking past colonial soldiers of 1778
Local numbers:
Princeton Poster# 3506
General:
Issued by: Office of War Information

Artist(s): Bernard Perlin [and David Stone Martin] - [Posters that Won the War by Derek Nelson]
Series:
OWI Poster No.26
Locale:
Washington (D.C.)
Printing Info:
Printer: (U.S.) G.P.O., , 1943 Other Printing Info: 0-502684

Property of Princeton [...] Received FEB 23 1943
Related Materials:
Duplicates: 3506, 477

Condition differs: No
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Copyright status of items varies. 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:
Morale and propaganda  Search this
Propaganda  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Posters -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Posters
Posters -- World War, 1939-1945 -- United States
Collection Citation:
Princeton University Posters Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Princeton University Poster Collection
Princeton University Poster Collection / Series 4: World War Two / United States
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0433-ref14600

1778-1943 / Americans Will Always Fight for Liberty

Issuing body:
Office of War Information. Washington, D.C.  Search this
Creator:
Perlin, Bernard, 1918-2014 (artist?)  Search this
Office of War Information. Washington, D.C.  Search this
Artist:
Martin, David Stone  Search this
Collection Creator:
Princeton University  Search this
Extent:
1 Poster (Full size; Multi-color, 102 x 72 cm)
Container:
Map-folder 49
Type:
Archival materials
Posters
Place:
United States
Date:
1943
Image:
Main Image: World War II US Soldiers meeting Revolutionary war soldiers
Local numbers:
Princeton Poster# 477
General:
Issued by: Office of War Information

Artist(s): B. Perlin [and David Martin Stone] - [Posters that Won War by Derek Nelson P.11]
Series:
OWI Poster No 26
Locale:
Washington (D.C.)
Printing Info:
Printer: (U.S.) G.P.O., , 1943 Other Printing Info: 1943-0-502684

Received by P. Lib Feb 22, 1943
Related Materials:
Duplicates: 3506, 477

Condition differs: No
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Copyright status of items varies. 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:
Morale and propaganda  Search this
Propaganda  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Posters -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Posters
Posters -- World War, 1939-1945 -- United States
Collection Citation:
Princeton University Posters Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Princeton University Poster Collection
Princeton University Poster Collection / Series 4: World War Two / United States
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0433-ref14601

A Careless Word a Needless Sinking

Issuing body:
Office of War Information. Washington, D.C.  Search this
Creator:
Fischer, Anton Otto (artist?)  Search this
Publisher:
Office of War Information. Washington, D.C.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Princeton University  Search this
Extent:
1 Poster (Full size; Multi-color, 96 x 72.5 cm)
Container:
Map-folder 453
Type:
Archival materials
Posters
Place:
United States
Date:
1942
Image:
Main Image: Merchant sailors in lifeboat with burning cargo ship in background
Local numbers:
Princeton Poster# 3510
General:
Issued by: Office of War Information

Artist(s): Anton Otto Fischer [1882 - 1962]] - [Posters For Victory]
Series:
OWI Poster No. 24
Locale:
Washington (D.C.)
Printing Info:
Printer: (U.S.) G.P.O., , 1942 Other Printing Info: 0 - 502219

Property of Princeton {...] Received MAY 25 1943
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Copyright status of items varies. 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:
Careless talk  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Posters -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Posters
Posters -- World War, 1939-1945 -- United States
Collection Citation:
Princeton University Posters Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Princeton University Poster Collection
Princeton University Poster Collection / Series 4: World War Two / United States
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0433-ref14608

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