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Division of Community Life World's Fairs Collection

Donor:
Shafer, Mary C.  Search this
Sheppard, Stephen  Search this
Landor, Josephine  Search this
Landor, Walter  Search this
Lindsay, Elizabeth R.  Search this
Meggars, Edith R.  Search this
Hallwig, Elizabeth Ann  Search this
Hallwig, O.Morton  Search this
Holt, C.W.  Search this
Krause, Roy  Search this
Willcutts, Viola E.  Search this
Carmody, Stella  Search this
Annis, Esther Pauline  Search this
Coppola, John  Search this
Grossman, Walter  Search this
Frick, Margaret  Search this
Annis, Esther Pauline  Search this
Carmody, Stella  Search this
Coppola, John  Search this
Frick, Margaret  Search this
Grossman, Walter  Search this
Hallwig, Elizabeth Ann  Search this
Hallwig, O.Morton  Search this
Holt, C.W.  Search this
Krause, Roy  Search this
Landor, Josephine  Search this
Landor, Walter  Search this
Lindsay, Elizabeth R.  Search this
Meggars, Edith R.  Search this
Shafer, Mary C.  Search this
Sheppard, Stephen  Search this
Willcutts, Viola E.  Search this
Collector:
Vogel, Robert M.  Search this
Political History, Division of (NMAH)  Search this
Community Life, Div. of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Political History, Division of (NMAH)  Search this
Vogel, Robert M.  Search this
Source:
Warner, Peter M.  Search this
Names:
Ameriflora '92 (Columbus, Ohio)  Search this
Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Jubilee (Genova, Italy: 1992)  Search this
Expo '93 (Stuttgart, Germany)  Search this
Expo '93 (Taejŏn-si, Korea)  Search this
Exposición Universal de 1992 (Seville, Spain)  Search this
Exposition universelle et internationale (1958 : Brussels, Belgium)  Search this
Floriade Zoetermeer (The Hague, Netherlands: 1992)  Search this
Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
New York World's Fair (1939-1940)  Search this
New York World's Fair (1964-1965)  Search this
Salon International de l'Aeronautique et de l'Espace (Paris, France: 1991)  Search this
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Former owner:
Warner, Peter M.  Search this
Extent:
3.3 Cubic feet (10 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Programs
Clippings
Leaflets
Stickers
Guidebooks
Brochures
Commemoratives
Schedules
Stationery
Fans
Calendars
Postcards
Shopping bags
Press releases
Tickets
Certificates
Bumper stickers
Pamphlets
Maps
Catalogs
Date:
1876-1993
Summary:
Collection documents World's Fairs from 1876 to 1993.
Scope and Contents:
The collection is a compilation of gifts from numerous donors, of printed materials and ephemera relating to World's Fairs.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into one series chronologically by fair.
Provenance:
Collected from numerous donors by the Division of Community Life (now called the Division of Home and Community Life.) A number of items in the collection were also collected for the National Museum of American History by the Division. Donors include Viola E. Willcuts, Peter M. Warner, Edith B. Meggars, Elizabeth R. Lindsay, C.W. Holt, Walter Grossman, Margaret Frick, Peter M. Warner, Esther Pauline Annis, Roy Krause, Ameriflora, Expo '92, Expo '93, Colombo, O. Morton Hallwig and Elizabeth Ann Hallwig, Mary C. Shafer, Robert Vogel, John Coppola, Stella M. Carmody, Walter and Josephine Landor, and Stephen Sheppard.
Restrictions:
The 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:
Exhibitions  Search this
World's fairs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Color transparencies -- 1950-2000
Programs
Clippings
Leaflets
Stickers
Guidebooks
Brochures
Commemoratives
Schedules
Stationery
Fans
Calendars
Postcards
Shopping bags
Press releases
Tickets
Certificates
Bumper stickers
Pamphlets
Maps
Catalogs
Citation:
Division of Community Life World's Fairs Collection, 1876-1993, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1132
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Division of Community Life World's Fairs Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1132

William Sawyer manuscript history of the Corliss steam-engine

Collector:
Vogel, Robert M.  Search this
Author:
Sawyer, William D.  Search this
Creator:
Corliss, George H. (George Henry), 1817-1888  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Photocopies
Drawings
Xerographic copies
Date:
1988
Summary:
This collection contains a manuscript history of the Corliss Engine written by William Sawyer. The documents include text with written edits and illustrations.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of a manuscript about George Corliss by William Sawyer, 1988, Corliss--Man and Engine with photocopies of drawings and illustrations.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into one series.

Series 1: William Sawyer, History of the Corliss Engine Manuscript, 1988
Biographical / Historical:
William Sawyer, the author of Corliss, man and engine, is an independent scholar of the history of the stationary steam engine. Sawyer's research was supported by materials from Brown University, the Smithsonian Institution, and other libraries and archives with holdings related to the topic.

The text was considered for publication by Lindsay Publications, Inc., a well-known publisher in the history of technology field, but was not published for "various reasons." The first twenty-one pages of this manuscript are in the typeset format used by Brown, with the rest unformatted. This particular copy dates to 1988, after it was typeset by Brown and before its eventual publication in Stationary Power, the Journal of the International Stationary Steam Engine Society in 1999.

This manuscript was donated to the Archives Center by Robert M. Vogel, Curator Emeritus of Mechanical and Civil Engineering at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution in 2014. He had been given a copy by the author for copy and content editing, but was unable to finish before his retirement. The hand-written edits on the manuscript belong to Vogel. Vogel also provided the illustrations credited to the Smithsonian Institution and the author.

According to Sawyer, a Corliss engine is a type of "stationary reciprocating steam engine, bolted down to a foundation, and used to provide power for factories and other users in which the machine(s) driven are fixed in one place" (Chapter 1, Corliss—Man and Engine). George Corliss received US Patent 6162 for his valve gear on March 10, 1849, a type of steam engine which ran more efficiently on less fuel. The patent covered the use of a wrist-plate to convey the valve motion from a single eccentric to the four valves of the engine, as well as the use of trip valves with variable cutoffs under governor control that were associated with Corliss Engines.

Sources

Donor Foreword, Corliss Steam Engine Reference Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.

Corliss—Man and Engine, Corliss Steam Engine Reface Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

Chuse Engine and Manufacturing Company Records (AC1088)

Evolution of the Corliss Steam Engine Album (AC1016)
Provenance:
Donated to the Archives Center by Robert Vogel, former curator in the Division of Engineering and Industry (now the Division of Work and Industry) in 2014. William Sawyer had given the materials to Vogel in 1988.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Steam-engines  Search this
Corliss steam-engine  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts -- 20th century
Photocopies
Drawings -- 1980-1990
Xerographic copies
Citation:
Corliss Steam Engine Reference Collection, 1988, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1329
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William Sawyer manuscript history of the Corliss steam-engine
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1329

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.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

Bollman Truss Bridge Collection, 1852-1986 (AC1064)

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
Online Media:

William Sawyer, History of the Corliss Engine Manuscript, Donor Foreword-Chapter 5, page 32

Collection Collector:
Vogel, Robert M.  Search this
Collection Author:
Sawyer, William D.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1988
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Corliss Steam Engine Reference Collection, 1988, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
William Sawyer manuscript history of the Corliss steam-engine
William Sawyer manuscript history of the Corliss steam-engine / Series 1: William Sawyer, History of the Corliss Engine Manuscript
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1329-ref23

William Sawyer, History of the Corliss Engine Manuscript, Chapter 5, page 33-Illustration 111

Collection Collector:
Vogel, Robert M.  Search this
Collection Author:
Sawyer, William D.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1988
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Corliss Steam Engine Reference Collection, 1988, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
William Sawyer manuscript history of the Corliss steam-engine
William Sawyer manuscript history of the Corliss steam-engine / Series 1: William Sawyer, History of the Corliss Engine Manuscript
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1329-ref24

William Sawyer, History of the Corliss Engine Manuscript, Illustration 112-Illustration 243

Collection Collector:
Vogel, Robert M.  Search this
Collection Author:
Sawyer, William D.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1988
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Corliss Steam Engine Reference Collection, 1988, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
William Sawyer manuscript history of the Corliss steam-engine
William Sawyer manuscript history of the Corliss steam-engine / Series 1: William Sawyer, History of the Corliss Engine Manuscript
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1329-ref25

Mechanical and Civil Engineering Stereograph Cards

Source:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Creator:
Vogel, Robert M.  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:
2.5 Cubic feet (6 boxes )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Stereoscopic photographs
Date:
ca. 1867-ca. 1926.
Scope and Contents note:
Approximately 350 stereo cards of engineering subjects, such as bridges, tunnels, lighthouses, canals, quarries, etc., including both U.S. and foreign subjects.
Arrangement:
1 series.
Biographical/Historical note:
Former curator at the National Museum of American History.
Provenance:
Donated to the National Museum of American History's Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering by curator Robert M. Vogel in 1986. Also included in this gift were stereographs of non-engineering subjects, which were transferred to other Museum divisions.
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:
Canals  Search this
Dams  Search this
Factories  Search this
Heavy machinery  Search this
Mining  Search this
Waterworks  Search this
Bridges  Search this
Buildings  Search this
Quarries and quarrying  Search this
Lighthouses  Search this
Mines  Search this
Tunnels  Search this
Railroad stations  Search this
Genre/Form:
Stereoscopic photographs
Citation:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering Stereograph Cards, ca. 1867-ca. 1925, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1090
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1090

Boston Water Works Collection

Creator:
Vogel, Robert M.  Search this
Boston Water Works.  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Cubic feet (5 Boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Later prints
Place:
Boston (Mass.)
Date:
1895-1932
Summary:
The collection consists of cyanotype and silver gelatin photographs, print negatives, publications, stamps, and a glass plate negative, documenting the Metropolitan Water Works during its construction.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of four series. Series 1,Cyanotype photographs and Series 2,Cyanotype photographs contain a total 877 cyanotype photographs.

Series 3, contains 128 silver gelatin photographs, 14 print negatives.

Series 4, contains one glass plate negative, two stamps and two publications.

The material's from 1895 to 1919. The material is arranged by number.

Overall the cyanotype photographs are in good condition while some show signs of water damage. Images depict different installations of the Boston Waterworks system, views of pumping stations being installed and in operation as well as views of water mains. The first publication relates to the Metropolitan District Water supply tunnel from the Ware River to the Wachusett Reservoir and the second publication relates to the Boston Society of Civil Engineers excursion to water supply from the Metropolitan District, October 22, 1932. The stamps were used to label the cyanotype photographs with the name of the collection, date it was received, and the museum division name.
Arrangement:
The Collection is organized into three series.

Series 1: Cyanotype Photographs, 1897-1919

Series 2: Silver Gelatin Photographs, 1896-1921

Series 3: Glass Plate Negative, Stamps, and Publications, 1932
Biographical:
In 1846, the city of Boston established the first municipal water utility in order to maintain and operate the Cochituate Water Works, known as the Boston Water Commissioners. In 1850, the Cochituate Water Board is established.In 1865, the Mystic Water Board was established. In 1875 the Cochituate Water Board and Mystic Water Board merge to create the Boston Water Board. Later in 1895, the Boston Water Board was abolished, which lead to the establishment of the Metropolitan Water Board, resulting in the transfer of maintenances and operations of the Boston Water Board to the Metropolitan Water Board as well as the Spot Pond Water Works of the towns of Melrose, Malden and Medford. The Boston Water Board then became known as the Boston Water Department. In 1901, the Metropolitan Water Board merged with the Board of Metropolitan Sewerage Commissioners to form the Metropolitan Water and Sewerage Board. In 1919, the Metropolitan Park Commission merges with the Metropolitan Water and Sewerage Board to form the Metropolitan District Commission (MDC).

Source

Historical note was provided courtesy of: Sean M. Fisher, Archivist, DCR Archives, Office of Cultural Resources, Bureau of Planning and Resource Protection, MA Department of Conservation and Recreation, 251 Causeway St., Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114-2119
Related Materials:
Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Archives

Metropolitan Water Works photograph collection, 1876-1930 (bulk 1895-1921)

Series includes photographic documentation of the Boston Water Board's construction between 1890 and 1895, representing the Hopkinton Reservoir and Dam, and Sudbury Reservoir and Dam; and the photographic documentation of the Metropolitan Water Works system through three successive state agencies between 1895 and 1926.
Provenance:
The collection was acquired by Curator Robert Vogel, Division of Work and Industry, National Museum of American History, 1964-1965.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. 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. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Water utilities -- Massachusetts  Search this
Water tunnels -- Massachusetts  Search this
Water supply -- Massachusetts  Search this
Tunnels -- Massachusetts  Search this
Pumping stations  Search this
Dams -- Massachusetts  Search this
Waterworks -- Massachusetts  Search this
Water-supply engineers -- Massachusetts  Search this
Water-supply engineering -- Massachusetts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- 1900-1950
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- 1890-1900
Later prints
Citation:
Boston Water Works Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1117
See more items in:
Boston Water Works Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1117

Bollman Truss Bridge Collection

Creator:
Vogel, Robert M.  Search this
Bollman, Wendell, 1814-1884  Search this
Source:
Engineering and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Former owner:
Engineering and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Extent:
3 Cubic feet (4 boxes and 1 map-folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Clippings
Blueprints
Maps
Minutes
Correspondence
Diagrams
Advertisements
Specifications
Photographs
Date:
1852-1986
Summary:
Collection documents various aspects of the development, implementation and research value of the Bollman truss bridge design.
Scope and Contents note:
Papers documenting various aspects of the development, implementation and research value of the Bollman truss bridge design. The collection includes correspondence, photographs, articles and clippings, schematics, diagrams, maps, and other printed materials. Also includes records of government agencies associated with Bollman truss structures, such as meeting minutes, and surveys receipts.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into one series.
Biographical/Historical note:
Wendel Bollman (1814-1884) was a self-educated engineer who began working for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad as a carpenter and devised a bridge-trussing system that was a series of independently supported floor beams, each carried by a double pair of eye-bar ties. He patented the system in 1852 and it became known as the "Bollman Truss". The Bollman truss was used on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, its subsidiaries, and several roads. It was the first bridge trussing system which all princicpal elements were made of iron. Bollman trusses were built until about 1875 nd rtained in service until about 1890.
Provenance:
Collection assembled by Robert M. Vogel, curator, for the National Museum of American History, Division of Civil Engineering reference files.
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:
Civil engineers  Search this
Bridges -- Maryland  Search this
Railroad engineers  Search this
Trusses  Search this
Railroads -- United States  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Patents  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings
Blueprints
Maps
Minutes
Correspondence
Diagrams
Advertisements
Specifications
Photographs -- 20th century
Photographs -- 19th century
Citation:
Bollman Truss Bridge Collection, 1852-1986, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1064
See more items in:
Bollman Truss Bridge Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1064

52-308

Collection Creator:
Vogel, Robert M.  Search this
Boston Water Works.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Graphic Materials
Date:
Undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Boston Water Works Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Boston Water Works Collection
Boston Water Works Collection / Series 1: Cyanotype Photographs (52-7599/Unidentified)
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1117-ref15

600-699

Collection Creator:
Vogel, Robert M.  Search this
Boston Water Works.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Graphic Materials
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Boston Water Works Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Boston Water Works Collection
Boston Water Works Collection / Series 1: Cyanotype Photographs (52-7599/Unidentified)
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1117-ref17

1000-1099

Collection Creator:
Vogel, Robert M.  Search this
Boston Water Works.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Graphic Materials
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Boston Water Works Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Boston Water Works Collection
Boston Water Works Collection / Series 1: Cyanotype Photographs (52-7599/Unidentified)
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1117-ref24

1109-1199

Collection Creator:
Vogel, Robert M.  Search this
Boston Water Works.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Graphic Materials
Date:
March 1897 - June 1897
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Boston Water Works Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Boston Water Works Collection
Boston Water Works Collection / Series 1: Cyanotype Photographs (52-7599/Unidentified)
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1117-ref25

4823-4898

Collection Creator:
Vogel, Robert M.  Search this
Boston Water Works.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Graphic Materials
Date:
January 1903 - March 1903
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Boston Water Works Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Boston Water Works Collection
Boston Water Works Collection / Series 1: Cyanotype Photographs (52-7599/Unidentified)
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1117-ref26

4900-4998

Collection Creator:
Vogel, Robert M.  Search this
Boston Water Works.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Graphic Materials
Date:
March 1903 - May 1903
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Boston Water Works Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Boston Water Works Collection
Boston Water Works Collection / Series 1: Cyanotype Photographs (52-7599/Unidentified)
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1117-ref27

5000-5090

Collection Creator:
Vogel, Robert M.  Search this
Boston Water Works.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Graphic Materials
Date:
May 1903 - June 1903
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Boston Water Works Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Boston Water Works Collection
Boston Water Works Collection / Series 1: Cyanotype Photographs (52-7599/Unidentified)
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1117-ref30

5109-5199

Collection Creator:
Vogel, Robert M.  Search this
Boston Water Works.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Graphic Materials
Date:
June 1903 - August 1903
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Boston Water Works Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Boston Water Works Collection
Boston Water Works Collection / Series 1: Cyanotype Photographs (52-7599/Unidentified)
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1117-ref31

5210-5299

Collection Creator:
Vogel, Robert M.  Search this
Boston Water Works.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Graphic Materials
Date:
August 1903 - October 1903
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Boston Water Works Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Boston Water Works Collection
Boston Water Works Collection / Series 1: Cyanotype Photographs (52-7599/Unidentified)
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1117-ref32

5605-5699

Collection Creator:
Vogel, Robert M.  Search this
Boston Water Works.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Graphic Materials
Date:
August 1904 - October 1904
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Boston Water Works Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Boston Water Works Collection
Boston Water Works Collection / Series 1: Cyanotype Photographs (52-7599/Unidentified)
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1117-ref33

5700 - 5799

Collection Creator:
Vogel, Robert M.  Search this
Boston Water Works.  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Graphic Materials
Date:
October 1904 - August 1904
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Boston Water Works Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Boston Water Works Collection
Boston Water Works Collection / Series 1: Cyanotype Photographs (52-7599/Unidentified)
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1117-ref38

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