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Vogel, Robert M., 1963

Container:
Box 3 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-342, National Museum of American History Division of the History of Technology, Curatorial Records
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Curatorial Records
Curatorial Records / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa16-342-refidd1e4594

Division of Community Life World's Fairs Collection

Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Community Life  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Political History  Search this
Vogel, Robert 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 : New York, N.Y.)  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
Donor:
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
Former owner:
Warner, Peter M.  Search this
Extent:
3.3 Cubic feet (11 boxes, 12 map-folders)
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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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep82197e99b-7898-4422-9249-ca8c9abf0798
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1132

Modjeski and Masters Company Records

Creator:
Modjeski and Masters  Search this
Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of History of Technology  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering  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 (140 boxes, 23 map folders)
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. Modjeski's 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 built and/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 Celilo, 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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep827750b46-05ec-4519-8a2c-dddf6ab57d6e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0976
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Exhibition Records, 1927, 1953-1991

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

Divisional Records, 1948-1981

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

Curatorial Correspondence, 1965-2003

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

Curatorial Records, 1952-1989

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

Dumpy Level

User:
Vogel, Robert M.  Search this
Maker:
Berger Engineering Instruments  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
glass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 5 1/2 in x 11 in x 4 in; 13.97 cm x 27.94 cm x 10.16 cm
overall in case: 7 in x 12 3/4 in x 5 3/4 in; 17.78 cm x 32.385 cm x 14.605 cm
Object Name:
level
Place made:
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Date made:
ca. 1960
ID Number:
2007.0214.1
Catalog number:
2007.0214.1
Accession number:
2007.0214
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Measuring & Mapping
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-57ed-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1334940
Online Media:

Range and Height Finder

User:
Vogel, Robert M.  Search this
Maker:
Topcon Corporation  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 3 1/2 in x 4 in x 12 1/4 in; 8.89 cm x 10.16 cm x 31.115 cm
overall in case: 13 1/2 in x 6 3/4 in x 4 in; 34.29 cm x 17.145 cm x 10.16 cm
Object Name:
range and height finder
Place made:
Japan
Date made:
ca. 1960
ID Number:
2007.0214.5
Catalog number:
2007.0214.5
Accession number:
2007.0214
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Measuring & Mapping
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-57ee-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1334941
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Compass

User:
Vogel, Robert M.  Search this
Maker:
Eugene Dietzgen Company  Search this
Object Name:
Pocket Compass
pocket compass
Place made:
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Date made:
circa 1960
ID Number:
2007.0214.4
Catalog number:
2007.0214.4
Accession number:
2007.0214
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Measuring & Mapping
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-57ef-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1334942

Locke Hand Level

User:
Vogel, Robert M.  Search this
Maker:
Swift Instruments, Inc.  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 1 in x 5 1/4 in x 1 in; 2.54 cm x 13.335 cm x 2.54 cm
overall: 1 1/16 in x 5 1/16 in x 1 1/16 in; 2.69875 cm x 12.85875 cm x 2.69875 cm
Object Name:
Locke level
Place made:
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Date made:
circa 1960
ID Number:
2007.0214.3
Catalog number:
2007.0214.3
Accession number:
2007.0214
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Measuring & Mapping
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-57f0-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1334944
Online Media:

Level

User:
Vogel, Robert M.  Search this
Maker:
L. S. Starrett Company  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
glass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 3/4 in x 8 in x 4 1/4 in; 32.385 cm x 20.32 cm x 10.795 cm
overall in case: 11 1/2 in x 13 3/4 in x 4 7/8 in; 29.21 cm x 34.925 cm x 12.3825 cm
Object Name:
level
Place made:
United States: Massachusetts, Athol
Date made:
circa 1960
ID Number:
2007.0214.2
Accession number:
2007.0214
Catalog number:
2007.0214.2
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Measuring & Mapping
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-5879-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1334946
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Mechanical and Civil Engineering Stereograph Cards

Creator:
Vogel, Robert M.  Search this
Former owner:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Work and Industry  Search this
Extent:
2.5 Cubic feet (6 boxes )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Stereoscopic photographs
Date:
circa 1867-circa 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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8a58d541f-3c2a-4964-b71d-0140ed4e2af4
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1090

Correspondence through 1938

Collection Creator:
Ya-Ching, Lee  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1938
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Lee Ya-Ching Papers, NASM.2008.0009, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Lee Ya-Ching Papers
Lee Ya-Ching Papers / Series 2: Professional
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2650f238e-cf95-4b5c-bba8-906622d41852
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2008-0009-ref45
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Roebling's Delaware & Hudson Canal Aqueducts

Author:
Vogel, Robert M.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1971
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_113113

Report of the Mohawk-Hudson Area Survey

Author:
Vogel, Robert M.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1973
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_113129

Vertical Transportation in Old Back Bay, a Museum Case Study: The Acquisition of a Small Residential Hydraulic Elevator

Author:
Vogel, Robert M.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1988
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_113153

Draughting the Steam Engine

Author:
Vogel, Robert M.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1985
Topic:
American History  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_108200

Industrial Structures

Author:
Vogel, Robert M.  Search this
Maddox, Diane  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1985
Topic:
American History  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_108202

Bollman Truss Bridge Collection

Creator:
Vogel, Robert M.  Search this
Bollman, Wendell, 1814-1884  Search this
Former owner:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Engineering and Industry  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
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Bollman Truss Bridge Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep84ae498db-2f19-4be6-900e-9e0fc4ec0b27
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1064

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