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Impacting the Future

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Smithsonian Education  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
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2010-04-05T19:14:04Z
Topic:
Education  Search this
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Education  Search this
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Smithsonian Education
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Superintendent: Robert T. Parker: Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park

Creator:
National Postal Museum  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
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2016-11-22T22:40:30Z
Topic:
Postal service;Letter mail handling;Stamp collecting  Search this
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Education  Search this
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SmithsonianNPM
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National Postal Museum
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Mike Seeger performs "Walking Boss" in the Smithsonian Folkways Studio

Creator:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
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2009-07-29T13:05:36Z
Topic:
Cultural property  Search this
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Entertainment  Search this
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Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Cisco Houston - "Pat Works on the Railroad"

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Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
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2009-03-09T19:56:51Z
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Cultural property  Search this
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Entertainment  Search this
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Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Our Native Daughters - "I Knew I Could Fly"

Creator:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
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2019-06-20T15:02:01Z
Topic:
Cultural property  Search this
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Entertainment  Search this
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Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Mike Seeger performs "Walking Boss" in the Smithsonian Folkways Studio

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
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2009-07-29T13:30:29Z
Youtube Category:
News & Politics  Search this
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SmithsonianVideos
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Smithsonian Institution
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"Steel Pony Blues" by Dom Flemons [Official Music Video]

Creator:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
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2018-04-24T13:06:50Z
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Cultural property  Search this
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Entertainment  Search this
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Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Mike Seeger talks about his childhood and his early days in music.

Creator:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
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2009-08-13T19:29:05Z
Topic:
Cultural property  Search this
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Entertainment  Search this
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Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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1976 Tokyo, Japan Part 1

Creator:
Human Studies Film Archives  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
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2015-03-20T07:37:06Z
Topic:
Anthropology  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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HSFAFilmClips
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Human Studies Film Archives
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1972 Yugoslavia Part 1

Creator:
Human Studies Film Archives  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
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2018-05-31T22:05:37Z
Topic:
Anthropology  Search this
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Education  Search this
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HSFAFilmClips
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Human Studies Film Archives
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Exhibition Records, 1915-1981, 2002-2003, 2007-2008

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Work and Industry  Search this
Subject:
Bishop, Philip W  Search this
Schlebecker, John T  Search this
Vogel, Robert M  Search this
White, John H. 1933-  Search this
Hoffman, John Nathan  Search this
Sharrer, G. Terry  Search this
Henkel, Lowell L  Search this
Doyle, Aida M  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Department of Arts and Manufactures  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of the History of Technology  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Extractive Industries  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Manufacturing  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Agriculture and Mining  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Manufactures and Heavy Industries  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Transportation  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Mineral Technology  Search this
United States National Museum Section of Organic Chemistry  Search this
United States National Museum Section of Chemical Industries  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Hall of Heavy Machinery  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Hall of Civil Engineering  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Hall of Petroleum  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Hall of Nuclear Energy  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Hall of Power Machinery  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Hall of Iron and Steel  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Hall of Coal  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Hall of Mining  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Hall of Internal Combustion  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Hall of Agriculture  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Hall of Light Machinery  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Railroad Hall  Search this
The Coke Push: A Centennial Portfolio of Industrial Art (Exhibition) (1968: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Abandoned Mine Scenes (Exhibition) (1969: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Lead and Zinc Mine Scenes of the Past (Exhibition) (1974: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Labor Day (Exhibition) (1973: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The United States Census, 1790-1960 (Exhibition) (1960: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Changing American Farm, 1831-1981 (Exhibition) (1981-1982: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Clockwork Universe: German Clocks and Automata, 1550-1650 (Exhibition) (1980-1981: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Exhibition catalogs
Floor plans
Drawings
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1915
1915-2008
1915-1981, 2002-2003, 2007-2008
Topic:
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Mining engineering  Search this
Chemical engineering  Search this
Committees  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Speeches, addresses, etc  Search this
Nuclear energy  Search this
Agriculture--History  Search this
Petroleum  Search this
Clocks and watches  Search this
Steel  Search this
Rubber  Search this
Coal  Search this
Iron  Search this
Textile fabrics  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 20-133
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years; until Jan-01-2024. Copyrighted material in Box 1 (Photograph of Buytl Rubber Manufacture Exhibition, Museum of History and Technology) and Box 2 (Hall of Coal: Scripts, circa 1960); see finding aid. Transferring office; 2/1/2011 memorandum, Johnstone to Jones; Contact reference staff for details
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Exhibition Records 1915-2014 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Work and Industry]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_400113

Railroad History Collection of America

Source:
Perrin, Francis  Search this
Mathis-Oster, Patricia  Search this
Jiranek, Andrew  Search this
Creator:
Amtrak  Search this
ConRail  Search this
Former owner:
Jiranek, Andrew  Search this
Mathis-Oster, Patricia  Search this
Perrin, Francis  Search this
Extent:
13 Cubic feet (13 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Advertisements
Annual reports
Brochures
Charts
Color photographs
Manuals
Schedules
Scrapbooks
Timetables
Date:
1922-2000
bulk 1968-1990
Summary:
The collection documents railroad ephemera, primarily relating to Amtrak and Conrail.
Content Description:
The collection contains photographs, internal documents such as safety and procedures manuals, employee copies of schedules, a scrapbook of clippings and photographs, brochures, timetables, advertising, "consists" (i.e., listings of which types of cars were on each train and in what order), maintenance regulations, track charts, publications such as annual reports, maps, etc. The collection relates almost entirely to Amtrak and Conrail. A file on fellow railroad collector and enthusiast is also included.
Arrangement:
Collection is unarranged.
Provenance:
The collection had been the property of Railroad History Collection of America, Inc., which was liquidated after the death of the corporation's owner, Frank Perrin. The collection was donated to the Archives Center in 2014 by the heir, Patricia Mathis-Oster, through attorney Andrew Jiranek, Receiver.
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:
Maps  Search this
Railroad companies  Search this
Railroad engineers  Search this
Railroad trains  Search this
Railroads  Search this
Railroads -- 20th century  Search this
Railroads -- Employees  Search this
Railroads -- History  Search this
Technical manuals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Advertisements
Annual reports
Brochures
Charts
Color photographs
Manuals
Schedules
Scrapbooks
Timetables
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1327
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1327

William L. Bird Holidays on Display Collection

Creator:
Bird, William L.  Search this
Extent:
6.5 Cubic feet (19 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1877 - 2010
Summary:
The collection consists of archival materials assembled by National Museum of American History Curator William Lawrence Bird. The materials were used as background research for the publication of his book Holidays on Display (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2007), and as exhibit objects for the exhibit by the same name that opened shortly after the museum's architectural renovation (November 2009-September 2010). The materials include advertising and trade literature, especially for department stores and with emphasis on the display of toys; catalogs; photographs and slides; postcards; parade programs; design drawings; correspondence; stock certificates, and miscellaneous items relating to department stores and their displays, parades and the amusement industry.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of archival materials assembled by National Museum of American History Curator William Lawrence (known as Larry) Bird. The materials were used as background research and as exhibit objects for the exhibit "Holidays on Display" (November 2009-September 2010). The materials include advertising and trade literature (especially for department stores and with emphasis on the display of toys); catalogs; photographs and slides; postcards; parade programs; design drawings; correspondence; stock certificates, and miscellaneous items relating to department stores and their displays, parades, and the amusement industry.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into fourteen series.

Series 1, Advertisements, 1925, 1954, undated

Series 2, Articles/Newspaper clippings, 1922-2009 and undated

Series 3, Artwork/Drawings, 1952, 1966

Series 4, Buttons/Pins (souvenir), 1901-2009

Series 5, Certificates, 1975-1976

Series 6, Correspondence, 1928

Series 7, Department Stores, 1903-2001

Series 8, Design/Display Companies, 1890-2001

Subseries 8.1, Adler-Jones Company, 1947

Subseries 8.2, American Decorative Flower Company, Inc., undated

Subseries 8.3, Chance Manufacturing Company, Inc., 1975

Subseries 8.4, Chicago Artificial Flower Company, 1938-1939, 1951

Subseries 8.5, Eden Musee, 1892-1910 and undated

Subseries 8.6, Dennison Manufacturing Company, 1913-1956

Subseries 8.7, Display Sales, 2008 and undated

Subseries 8.8, Garrison-Wagner Company, 1949-1952, 1959

Subseries 8.9, Gasthoff's Display Service, Inc., 1937-1938, 1956

Subseries 8.10, General Electric, 1931, 1938, 2000

Subseries 8.11, D. Glosser and Associates, Inc., undated

Subseries 8.12, Hamberger Displays, Inc., 1989., 1997-1998, 2001

Subseries 8.13, Intamin AG (observation towers), undated

Subseries 8.14, International Register Company, 1931

Subseries 8.15, Heinrich Mark, undated

Subseries 8.16, Maytag Parade Floats and Moving Displays, [1938?]

Subseries 8.17, Roberto Meluzzi, undated

Subseries 8.18, Messmore & Damon, 1890-1960s

Subseries 8.19, Modern Art Studios, circa 1920s

Subseries 8.20, Motion Machines, Inc., undated

Subseries 8.21, Phoenix Decorating Company, 2006-2010

Subseries 8.22, Pinfari, undated

Subseries 8.23, Pittsburgh Display Advertising, Inc., 1952

Subseries 8.24, S.B. Ramagosa and Sons, 1974

Subseries 8.25, Rubies Costume Company, Inc., 2000

Subseries 8.26, Schack's Artificial Flower Company, 1922

Subseries 8.27, Anton Schwarzkopf, undated

Subseries 8.28, Sherman Display Guide, 1942

Subseries 8.29, Vaughan's, Inc., 1950s, 1992 and undated

Subseries 8.30, Venture Ride Manufacturing, Inc., 1975

Subseries 8.31, Victory Corporation, 1978-2000

Series 9, Parade Programs, 1909-2009

Series 10, Photographs, 1877-2009

Subseries 1, Parades, 1877-1980s

Subseries 2, Window Displays, circa 1930s-2000s

Subseries 3, Miscellaneous, 1935-1965 and undated

Subseries 4, Slides, 1948-1976

Subseries 5, Lantern Slides, undated

Series 11, Postcards, 1909-1973 and undated

Series 12, Publications, 1938-1989

Subseries 12.1, Amusement Business, 1962-1967

Subseries 12.2, Chicago Railroad Fair Official Guide Book, 1948

Subseries 12.3, Commercial Christmas Decor, 2001-2002

Subseries 12.4, Department Store Economist, 1963 July

Subseries 12.5 Display World, 1949, 1950-1952

Subseries 12.6, The Fellow Worker (Jordan Marsh Company), 1928 December

Subseries 12.7, Good Year News (Good Year Tire and Rubber Company), 1962 November

Subseries 12.8, The Holiday Messenger, 1891-1892

Subseries 12.9, The Hudsonian (J. L. Hudson Company), 1937-1954

Subseries 12.10 International Correspondence Schools, 1946-1956

Subseries 12.11, Jolly Book for Boys and Girls (John Wanamaker and Company), 1929-1931

Subseries 12.12, Koester School Year Book, [circa 1920s?]

Subseries 12.13, Merchants Record and Show Window, 1906,1917, 1918

Subseries 12.14, Signs of the Times (National Journal of the Advertising Display), 1953 January

Subseries 12.15, Sparks (R.H. Macy and Company), 1938-1947

Subseries 12.16, Store Chat (Strawbridge and Clothier), 1949, 1951, 1957

Subseries 12.17, Time Magazine, 1948 December 27

Subseries 12.18, Tourist Attractions and Parks, 1989 February

Subseries 12.19, Childrens Souvenir Books, 1926-2003 (bulk 1920s)

Series 13, Travel/Tourism, 1927-2007

Series 14, Tru-Vue, circa 1940s
Historical Note:
The collection consists of archival materials assembled by National Museum of American History Curator William Lawrence Bird. The materials were used as background research for the publication of his book Holidays on Display (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2007), and as exhibit objects for the exhibit by the same name that opened shortly after the museum's architectural renovation (November 2009-September 2010).
Related Materials:
Materials held in the Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Messmore & Damon Company Records, 1892-1998 (AC0846)

Landy R. Hales Papers, 1908-1969 (AC0906)

Hudson-Fulton Celebration Photograph Album, 1909 (AC1149)
Provenance:
The collection was assembled and donated by William L. Bird.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs, negatives, and slides.
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.
Citation:
William L. Bird Holidays on Display Collection, 1877-2010, undated, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1288
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William L. Bird Holidays on Display Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1288
Online Media:

Railroad Trade Literature Collection

Extent:
76 Boxes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Trade literature
Manuals
Pamphlets
Magazines (periodicals)
Date:
1861-1994
Summary:
The collection documents various aspects of railroad companies through pamphlets; trade catalogs; operating and service manuals, especially for railroad equipment; specifications; magazines and reprints; bulletins, and articles.
Arrangement note:
Collection is arranged into one series. Materials are arranged alphabetically.
Provenance:
Unknown.
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:
Railroad companies  Search this
Railroads -- 19th century  Search this
Railroads -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Trade literature -- 1920-2000
Manuals
Pamphlets
Magazines (periodicals) -- 20th century
Citation:
Railroad Trade Literature Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1136
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Railroad Trade Literature Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1136

Division of Transportation Stereograph Collection

Source:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Former owner:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Stereographs
Date:
1867-1927
Summary:
The collection contains stereographs by various makers. Most depict trains, railroads and railroad related subjects such as railyards, railroad bridges, elevated trains.
Content Description:
The collection contains stereographs by various makers. Most depict trains, railroads and railroad related subjects such as railyards, railroad bridges, elevated trains. Also included are many maritime subjects, including steamships, riverboats, harbors and shipyards. A few of the cards depict scenes in American cities such as New York and Chicago. The vast majority of the images are of scenes in the Northeastern United States, though there are several from Colorado, and a few foreign subjects.
Arrangement:
Collection is unarranged.
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
Topic:
Harbors  Search this
Passenger ships  Search this
Railroad bridges  Search this
Railroad tracks  Search this
Railroad yards  Search this
Railroad trains  Search this
Railroad construction  Search this
Railroads, Elevated  Search this
River boats  Search this
Ships  Search this
Shipyards  Search this
Travel photography  Search this
Genre/Form:
Stereographs
Citation:
Division of Transportation Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1468
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1468
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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

R. Wallace Steel Papers

Creator:
Steel, R. Wallace  Search this
Extent:
2 Cubic feet (1 map-folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Architectural drawings
Engineering drawings
Legal documents
Linen tracings
Maps
Financial records
Payrolls
Letters (correspondence)
Date:
1864-1903
Summary:
The collection documents railroad engineer R. Wallace Steel and his work with railroads, primarily in Pennsylvania and Missouri.
Content Description:
The collection consists of the papers of railroad engineer R. Wallace Steel, and documents his work with railroads, primarily in Pennsylvania and Missouri. The papers include engineering reports, financial documents, legal documents, progress reports on railroad work, payroll documents, maps, letters, linen tracings, and plans and drawings for structures such as fences, gates, arches, culverts, abutments, tunnels and railroad stations.
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:
Railroad bridges  Search this
Railroad construction  Search this
Railroad engineering  Search this
Railroad engineers  Search this
Railroad stations  Search this
Railroads  Search this
Genre/Form:
Architectural drawings
Engineering drawings
Legal documents
Linen tracings
Maps -- 19th century
Financial records -- 19th century
Payrolls
Letters (correspondence) -- 19th century
Citation:
R. Wallace Steel Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1449
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1449

Horatio Allen Papers

Creator:
Allen, Horatio, 1802-1889  Search this
Names:
New York (N.Y.). Croton Aqueduct Board  Search this
New York Bridge Company  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Cubic feet (1 box, 1 map folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Legal documents
Patents
Specifications
Place:
Croton Aqueduct (N.Y.)
Date:
1840-1872
Summary:
The collection documents civil engineer Horatio Allen's work with the Croton Aqueduct Board in New York, and with the New York Bridge Company.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of civil engineer Horatio Allen's professional papers, documenting his work with the Croton Aqueduct Board in New York and with the New York Bridge Company. The collection does not contain materials related to his presidency of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Included are correspondence, technical writings, patents, specifications, and legal documents. The technical papers in this collection are primarily focused on hydrants, steam engines, and cut-off valves for steam engines.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as a single series.
Biographical / Historical:
Horatio Allen (May 10 1802 – December 31 1889) was an engineer in the early days of the American railroad industry. He also served as the Commissioner of the Croton Aqueduct Board and was involved in the New York Bridge Company, which built the Brooklyn Bridge.
Related Materials:
Materials at Other Organizations

South Caroliniana Library at the University of South Carolina

Horatio Allen papers, 1830-1834
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:
Fire hydrants  Search this
Hydraulic engineering and engineers  Search this
Steam-engines  Search this
Valves  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence -- 19th century
Legal documents -- 19th century
Patents -- 19th century
Specifications -- 19th century
Citation:
Horatio Allen Papers, 1840-1872, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1447
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Horatio Allen Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1447

Northern Pacific Railroad Bridge Construction Photograph Album

Creator:
Rila, Carter  Search this
Ainsworth Bridge Company  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic feet ((1 box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Photograph albums
Place:
Washington (State)
Snake River
Date:
1883-1884
Summary:
The collection consists of one bound photograph album, 1883-1884, documenting the construction of the Northern Pacific Railroad Bridge over the Snake River. The images depict machinery, piers, boats, and construction workers.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of one bound album of photographs, documenting the construction of the Snake River Bridge from November, 1883 to December, 1883. The images depict machinery, piers, boats, and construction workers.
Arrangement:
The collection consists of one series.

Series 1, Photograph Album
Biographical / Historical:
Built from 1883-1884 by the Northern Pacific Railroad, the Northern Pacific Railroad Bridge crosses the Snake River just above the Columbia River, between Ainsworth, Washington and Burbank (also known as South Ainsworth), in Walla Walla County, Washington.

The bridge was made of iron and consisted of a 146-foot Pratt through-truss span, a 346-foot swinging drawspan, four 248-foot Pratt through-truss spans, and a 65-foot deck girder span. The first train crossed the Snake River in 1884 on the Northern Pacific Railroad's bridge at Ainsworth, a railroad construction town located at the junction of the Snake and Columbia Rivers. The completion of the bridge linked the Northern Pacific's transcontinental line directly to the Oregon Railway & Navigation track down the Columbia River to Portland, and ultimately to Puget Sound. The Northern Pacific reported the total cost of the bridge to be $1,135,743.

Reference

Peter J. Lewty, To the Columbia Gateway (Pullman: Washington State University Press, 1987), 48-49, 113-16.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Carter Rila, 1976.
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:
Railroad bridges  Search this
Bridges -- Washington  Search this
Bridges -- Design and construction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 19th century
Photograph albums -- 19th century
Citation:
Northern Pacific Railroad Bridge Construction Photograph Album, 1883-1884, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1030
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Northern Pacific Railroad Bridge Construction Photograph Album
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1030

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
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