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Berlin Construction Company Records

Source:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Creator:
Darnell, Victor C.  Search this
Berlin Iron Bridge Company (East Berlin, Conn.).  Search this
Berlin Construction Company (East Berlin, Conn.)  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 Cubic feet (1 box, 5 oversize folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Blueprints
Photograph albums
Photographs
Date:
1890-1953
Scope and Contents note:
Blueprints and plans for facilities built by the company, including coal-handling bridges, coal unloading towers, dock trestles, and coal-handling plants and two photograph albums from the Berlin Iron Bridge Company, East Berlin, Connecticut. The images in one of the albums are mostly of factory scenes. The other album contains mostly images of bridges throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and elsewhere in New England. The collection also contains blueprints and plans for facilities built by the company, including coal-handling bridges, coal unloading towers, dock trestles, and coal-handling plants.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into one series.
Provenance:
Gifts of Victor C. Darnell, 1981 and 1986.
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:
Bridges  Search this
Building  Search this
Coal  Search this
Factories  Search this
Genre/Form:
Blueprints -- 20th century
Photograph albums -- 20th century
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 20th century
Citation:
Berlin Construction Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1032
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1032

Victor C. Darnell Bridge Construction Photographs

Source:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Creator:
Darnell, Victor  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
Date:
undated
1908-1913
Summary:
Photographs of bridge construction projects collected by Victor Darnell was an early student of civil engineering and a pioneering civil engineer.
Scope and Contents:
The collection is comprised of ninety black and white photographs documenting various bridge construction projects, including projects in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Warren and Springfield, Massachusetts. One photograph is clearly marked as the Copper Creek Bridge (1908) and another as the Washington Street Bridge (1911). Other photographs are listed by job number or location. The collection includes images of bridges in various phases of construction. There are also images of construction and ironworker crews and machinery used in the building process. Many photographs in the collection are unidentified and are undated. Photographs that are dated are arranged in chronological order followed by undated materials.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Victor C. Darnell, 1921-1999, was a pioneering civil engineer. He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1943 and spent thirty-one years, most of that time as chief engineer, working for the Berlin Steel Construction Company.

Throughout his life, Darnell assembled a large collection documenting the history of structural and civil engineering in America. He researched and wrote extensively on the subject, including A Directory of American Bridge-Building Companies 1840-1900 which was published by the Society for Industrial Archaeology in 1984.
Related Materials:
The Archives Center also holds materials relating to the Berlin Construction Company, 1904-1957, AC1032. Victor C. Darnell's large collection of photographs, ephemera, design books, catalogs, advertising magazines and working blueprints are located at the Huntington Library in California.
Provenance:
This collection was donated by Victor C. Darnell, October, 1987.
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:
Bridges -- Pennsylvania  Search this
Bridges -- Massachusetts  Search this
Bridges -- Design and construction  Search this
Citation:
Victor C. Darnell Construction Photographs, 1908-1913 and undated, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1018
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Victor C. Darnell Bridge Construction Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1018
Online Media:

Photographs

Collection Source:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Collection Creator:
Darnell, Victor  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1908-1911
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:
Victor C. Darnell Construction Photographs, 1908-1913 and undated, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Victor C. Darnell Bridge Construction Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1018-ref23

Photographs

Collection Source:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Collection Creator:
Darnell, Victor  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival 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:
Victor C. Darnell Construction Photographs, 1908-1913 and undated, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Victor C. Darnell Bridge Construction Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1018-ref25

Photographs

Collection Source:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Collection Creator:
Darnell, Victor  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Type:
Archival 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:
Victor C. Darnell Construction Photographs, 1908-1913 and undated, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Victor C. Darnell Bridge Construction Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1018-ref26

Correspondence - Darnell, Victor, 1979-1981

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Division of Engineering and Industry  Search this
Container:
Box 12 of 20
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 397, National Museum of American History. Division of Engineering and Industry, Records
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0397-refidd1e4699

Photographs

Collection Source:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Collection Creator:
Darnell, Victor  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1912-1913
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:
Victor C. Darnell Construction Photographs, 1908-1913 and undated, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Victor C. Darnell Bridge Construction Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1018-ref24

Construction contracts

Collection Source:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Darnell, Victor C.  Search this
Berlin Iron Bridge Company (East Berlin, Conn.).  Search this
Berlin Construction Company (East Berlin, Conn.)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1-2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1908-1943
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:
Berlin Construction Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Berlin Construction Company Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1032-ref515

Berlin Iron Bridge Company photograph album

Collection Source:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Darnell, Victor C.  Search this
Berlin Iron Bridge Company (East Berlin, Conn.).  Search this
Berlin Construction Company (East Berlin, Conn.)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1890
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:
Berlin Construction Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Berlin Construction Company Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1032-ref516

Berlin Iron Bridge Company, East Berlin, Connecticut, photograph album

Collection Source:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Darnell, Victor C.  Search this
Berlin Iron Bridge Company (East Berlin, Conn.).  Search this
Berlin Construction Company (East Berlin, Conn.)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1895
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:
Berlin Construction Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Berlin Construction Company Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1032-ref517

Blueprints and plans for facilities

Collection Source:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Darnell, Victor C.  Search this
Berlin Iron Bridge Company (East Berlin, Conn.).  Search this
Berlin Construction Company (East Berlin, Conn.)  Search this
Container:
Map-folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1907-1953
Scope and Contents:
Includes blueprints and plans for the T.A.D. Jones and Company Coal Plant, New Haven, Connecticut and the Narraganset Electric Light Company, Providence, Rhode Island
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:
Berlin Construction Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Berlin Construction Company Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1032-ref518

Blueprints and plans for facilities

Collection Source:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Darnell, Victor C.  Search this
Berlin Iron Bridge Company (East Berlin, Conn.).  Search this
Berlin Construction Company (East Berlin, Conn.)  Search this
Container:
Map-folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1907-1953
Scope and Contents:
Includes blueprints and plans for the Exter Machine Works, Pittston, Pennsylvania; Mystic Wharf, Charlestown, Massachusetts; T.A.D. Jones and Company Coal Plant, Providence, Rhose Island; Montaup Electric COmpany, Falls River, Massachusetts; Providence Gas Company; and New England Gas and Coke Company.
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:
Berlin Construction Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Berlin Construction Company Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1032-ref519

Blueprints and plans for facilities

Collection Source:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Darnell, Victor C.  Search this
Berlin Iron Bridge Company (East Berlin, Conn.).  Search this
Berlin Construction Company (East Berlin, Conn.)  Search this
Container:
Map-folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1907-1953
Scope and Contents:
Includes blueprints and plans for Coal Handling Bridge, Searsport, Maine; T.A.D. Jones Company Coal Plant, New Haven, Connecticut; and Pochontas Fuel COmpany, Portland, Maine.
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:
Berlin Construction Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Berlin Construction Company Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1032-ref520

Blueprints and plans for facilities

Collection Source:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Darnell, Victor C.  Search this
Berlin Iron Bridge Company (East Berlin, Conn.).  Search this
Berlin Construction Company (East Berlin, Conn.)  Search this
Container:
Map-folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1907-1953
Scope and Contents:
Includes blueprints and plans for T.A.D. Jones and Company Coal PLant, New Haven, Connecticut and Pochontas Fuel Company, Portland, Maine.
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:
Berlin Construction Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Berlin Construction Company Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1032-ref521

Blueprints and plans for facilities

Collection Source:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Darnell, Victor C.  Search this
Berlin Iron Bridge Company (East Berlin, Conn.).  Search this
Berlin Construction Company (East Berlin, Conn.)  Search this
Container:
Map-folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1907-1953
Scope and Contents:
Includes blueprints and plans for Coal Handling Bridge, Searsport, Maine; Boston Edison Company; Montaup Electric Company; T.A.D. Jones and Company Coal Plant, New Haven, Connecticut; and the Pochontas Fuel Company, Portland, Maine.
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:
Berlin Construction Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Berlin Construction Company Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1032-ref522

A directory of American bridge-building companies, 1840-1900 / Victor C. Darnell

Author:
Darnell, Victor  Search this
Physical description:
x, 110 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1984
Topic:
Bridges--Design and construction--Directories  Search this
Call number:
TG12.D37 1984X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_312809

Connecticut, an inventory of historic engineering and industrial sites / author and project director, Matthew Roth ; additional writing and research by Bruce Clouette and Victor Darnell

Author:
Roth, Matthew  Search this
Clouette, Bruce  Search this
Darnell, Victor  Search this
Society for Industrial Archeology  Search this
Physical description:
xxx, 279 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Connecticut
Date:
1981
Topic:
Civil engineering--History  Search this
Industrial sites--History  Search this
Industries  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
HC107.C8 R84
HC107.C8R84
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_146706

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