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Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade and Douglas Records

Collector:
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Creator:
Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade and Douglas  Search this
Names:
Belvedere, DeKalb, and Southern Railway  Search this
Chicago Traction and Subway Commission  Search this
Detroit Rapid Transit System  Search this
Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority  Search this
San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (Calif.)  Search this
Extent:
5 Film reels
5 Cubic feet (11 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
16mm films
Motion pictures (visual works)
Reports
Place:
Detroit (Mich.)
Texas
Brooklyn Bridge (New York, N.Y.)
Fremont (Neb.)
Columbus (Neb.)
New York
Boston (Mass.)
Chicago (Ill.)
Death Valley
Date:
1906-2003
bulk 1906-1918
Summary:
Collection documents the engineering firm of Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade and Douglas through reports prepared for a variety of clients.
Scope and Contents:
These records contain reports (some containing photographs and full size drawings folded) from the New York engineering firm of Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade and Douglas. Included are typewritten and printed reports for a variety of clients. The bulk of the reports relate to power and transportation. The collection includes five 16mm motion picture films, relating to the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART).
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into three series.

Series 1: Background Materials, 1960-2003

Series 2: Reports, 1906-1918

Series 3: Moving Image, 1960 and undated
Biographical / Historical:
On January 1, 1885, William Barclay Parsons (1859-1932) and his younger brother Henry de Berkeley Parsons founded a consulting engineering firm in New York City. The brothers combined their talents as civil and mechanical engineers to create a firm that would making a lasting mark on designing and constructing infrastructure. Among the firm's most notable projects were the original IRT line of the New York City Subway, the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit System (BART), the Cape Cod Canal, and the charting the course of a railway in China from Hankow (Wuhan) to Canton (Guangzhou). The firm also designed and built large water supply systems, railroads, hydro-electric dams, refrigeration warehouses, marine terminals, and conducted survey work. Through the years, the firm diversified its engineering competence and knowledge by adding partners: Eugene A. Klapp (b. 1867), chief engineer and bridge specialist; Henry M. Brinckerhoff (b. 1868), a traction engineer; Walter J. Douglas (b. 1872), structural engineer and bridge specialist; and Maurice Quade (1900-1966), structural engineer. The firm had several name changes and became known as Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade and Douglas with both domestic and foreign offices. Today the company operates in the fields of strategic consulting, planning, engineering, construction management, infrastructure and community planning. Parsons Brinckerhoff was acquired by WSP Global in 2014.

Sources

Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade and Douglas Notes, December 1960.

Bobrick, Benson. Parsons Brinckerhoff The First 100 Years. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, 1985.

Petroski, Henry. "William Barclay Parsons," American Scientist, Volume 96, No. 4, July-August 2008, pp. 280-283.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Series: Streetcars and Subways (AC0060)

Materials at Other Organizations

New York Public Library

William Barclay Parsons papers, 1880-1939

Collection consists of correspondence, lecture notes, and materials used in preparation of Parsons's book, Engineers and Engineering in the Renaissance, published in 1939. Correspondence, 1881-1900, relates to his student days at the Columbia University School of Mines, appointments to various railroads, and activity as Columbia trustee. Notes on lectures about mining at Columbia, 1880-1881, are illustrated with drawings and plates. Materials used in the preparation of Parsons's book include final typescript, proofs, illustrations, maps, notebooks, and other source materials.

Columbia University

Papers, 1899-1915

Correspondence including letters from Grover Cleveland, Gilbert Parker, and printed monographs and magazine articles. Mr. Parsons' diaries of Panama Canal years and World War I have been catalogued as book manuscripts.
Provenance:
The initial collection was donated in 1967, presumably by the firm of Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade and Douglas, to the Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, National Museum of History and Technology (now the National Museum of American History).
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:
Wharves  Search this
Subways -- New York (N.Y.)  Search this
Tunnels  Search this
Subways  Search this
Subways -- Boston (Mass.)  Search this
Dams  Search this
Railroads  Search this
Bridges  Search this
Genre/Form:
16mm films
Motion pictures (visual works) -- 20th century
Reports
Citation:
Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade and Douglas Records Collection, 1905-ca. 1970s, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0969
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0969

Diary

Collection Author:
Harriman, Stephen (farmer)  Search this
Myers, Annamae Barlup (farmer)  Search this
Container:
Box 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1952
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:
Annamae Barlup Myers & Stephen Harriman Diaries, 1883-1894, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Annamae Barlup Myers and Stephen Harriman Diaries
Annamae Barlup Myers and Stephen Harriman Diaries / Series 1: Annamae Barlup Myers Diaries
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0345-ref40
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Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974

Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Subject:
Hauke, Cesar M. de (Cesar Mange)  Search this
Glaenzer, Eugene  Search this
Haardt, Georges  Search this
Seligman, Germain  Search this
Seligmann, Arnold  Search this
Parker, Theresa D.  Search this
Waegen, Rolf Hans  Search this
Trevor, Clyfford  Search this
Seligmann, René  Search this
Seligmann, Jacques  Search this
De Hauke & Co., Inc.  Search this
Jacques Seligmann & Co  Search this
Eugene Glaenzer & Co.  Search this
Germain Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Gersel  Search this
Type:
Gallery records
Topic:
Mackay, Clarence Hungerford, 1874-1938 -- Art collections  Search this
Schiff, Mortimer L. -- Art collections  Search this
Arenberg, duc d' -- Art collections  Search this
Liechtenstein, House of -- Art collections  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- France -- Paris  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war  Search this
Art dealers -- France -- Paris  Search this
La Fresnaye, Roger de, 1885-1925  Search this
Art, Renaissance  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Art treasures in war  Search this
Art, European  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial -- France -- Paris  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9936
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212486
AAA_collcode_jacqself
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212486
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Melica stricta Bol.

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
M. F. Gilman  Search this
Place:
Death Valley. Top of Telescope Peak, Panamint Mountains. Inyo Co., California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
12 Jul 1935
Common name:
rock melicgrass
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Melica stricta Bol.
Barcode:
03986734
USNM Number:
1631251
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Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/300d3dc23-a1ca-4dad-bcf7-40b8d2829289
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15774313

Torreyochloa pallida var. pauciflora (J. Presl) J.I. Davis

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Frederick V. Coville  Search this
Frederick Funston  Search this
Expedition:
Death Valley Expedition  Search this
Place:
Whitney meadows, Sierra Nevada, California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
21 Aug 1891
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Torreyochloa pallida var. pauciflora (J. Presl) J.I. Davis
Torreyochloa pauciflora (J. Presl) G.L. Church
Barcode:
01199395
Other Numbers:
Work Unit : 0618
USNM Number:
917912
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Flowering plants and ferns
GPI : Historical Collections
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/36ecfa380-8659-4124-80c7-102f2c9922d8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_11040001
Online Media:

Festuca saximontana var. purpusiana (St.-Yves) Fred. & Pavlick

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Vernon O. Bailey  Search this
Expedition:
Death Valley Expedition  Search this
Place:
500 meters above timber-line near Mt. Whitney, Sierra Nevada., California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
1 Sep 1891
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Festuca saximontana var. purpusiana (St.-Yves) Fred. & Pavlick
Barcode:
01190272
Other Numbers:
Work Unit : 566
USNM Number:
1005736
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Flowering plants and ferns
GPI : Historical Collections
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3cd7ff815-0fb2-480c-93db-499255d1bf78
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_11012941
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Deschampsia cespitosa (L.) P. Beauv.

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Frederick V. Coville  Search this
Expedition:
Death Valley Expedition  Search this
Place:
Whitney Meadows., Tulare, California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
20 Aug 1891
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Deschampsia cespitosa (L.) P. Beauv.
Barcode:
01189931
Other Numbers:
Work Unit : 0552
USNM Number:
867550
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Flowering plants and ferns
GPI : Historical Collections
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3d6707f78-73bd-47f9-8b75-7ef40ff606b6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_11003331
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Gyrodactylus cyprinodontis

Prep Count:
2
Preparation:
Slide
Place:
Saratoga Springs, Death Valley, California, United States, North America
Common name:
Monogenea
Published Name:
Gyrodactylus cyprinodontis Mizelle & Kritsky, 1967
Other Numbers:
USNPC Accession (Catalog) : 062951.00
USNM Number:
1358667
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Invertebrate Zoology
Platyhelminthes
US National Parasite Collection
Parasite Collection
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3c5ca4f35-3bf3-4d75-a51e-d633dc4020db
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_12012969

Gyrodactylus nevadensis

Prep Count:
2
Preparation:
Slide
Place:
Sarotoga Springs, Death Valley, California, United States, North America
Common name:
Monogenea
Published Name:
Gyrodactylus nevadensis Mizelle & Kritsky, 1967
Other Numbers:
USNPC Accession (Catalog) : 062954.00
USNM Number:
1358670
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Invertebrate Zoology
Platyhelminthes
US National Parasite Collection
Parasite Collection
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/37e6901f9-8a19-49ef-806a-1c1c881a8b9d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_12012972

Gyrodactylus saratogensis

Prep Count:
2
Preparation:
Slide
Place:
Sarotoga Springs, Death Valley, California, United States, North America
Common name:
Monogenea
Published Name:
Gyrodactylus saratogensis Mizelle & Kritsky, 1967
Other Numbers:
USNPC Accession (Catalog) : 062956.00
USNM Number:
1358672
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Invertebrate Zoology
Platyhelminthes
US National Parasite Collection
Parasite Collection
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/30ee7079a-fca0-4481-b7b4-9e7cd333dde8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_12012974

Bromus rubens L.

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Frederick V. Coville  Search this
M. F. Gilman  Search this
Min. Elevation:
1113  Search this
Place:
Death Valley. Emigrant Spring, Panamint Mountains., California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
25 Apr 1931
Common name:
red brome
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Bromus rubens L.
Barcode:
04085320
USNM Number:
1565769
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3702152c9-2c82-423e-a494-e410cfb37518
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15959477

Poa secunda subsp. secunda var. scabrella (Thurb.) Soreng

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Frederick V. Coville  Search this
M. F. Gilman  Search this
Min. Elevation:
1585  Search this
Place:
Death Valley. Leadville Pass, Grapevine Mountains., California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
24 Apr 1932
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Poa secunda subsp. secunda var. scabrella (Thurb.) Soreng
Barcode:
04066620
USNM Number:
1565443
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Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3b62f6557-bc1c-40bb-9321-29cc1b3ed244
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15882736

Poa secunda subsp. secunda var. scabrella (Thurb.) Soreng

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Frederick V. Coville  Search this
M. F. Gilman  Search this
Min. Elevation:
2225  Search this
Place:
Death Valley. At the north spring in Hanaupah Canyon, Panamint Mountains., California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
28 Apr 1931
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Poa secunda subsp. secunda var. scabrella (Thurb.) Soreng
Barcode:
04066628
USNM Number:
1565791
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/344ea04de-1331-4843-8ec4-db77ac74f54e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15883453

Poa secunda subsp. juncifolia var. nevadensis (Vasey ex Scribn.) Soreng

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
John C. Roos  Search this
Lucille Roos  Search this
Min. Elevation:
625  Search this
Place:
Amargosa Desert 3 miles NE of Death Valley Junction, on Ash Meadows road. Inyo County., California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
7 May 1954
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Poa secunda subsp. juncifolia var. nevadensis (Vasey ex Scribn.) Soreng
Barcode:
04064006
USNM Number:
2183192
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Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/312cd3455-6dc1-4384-ab01-26a58c0df69b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15869963

Polypogon interruptus Kunth

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Frederick V. Coville  Search this
Frederick Funston  Search this
Min. Elevation:
640  Search this
Place:
Death Valley. Surprise Cañon, Panamint Mts., California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
21 Apr 1891
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Polypogon interruptus Kunth
Barcode:
04033475
USNM Number:
999234
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Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3c3fede19-99eb-47f5-94e0-53a91c3a9197
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15861951

Polypogon viridis (Gouan) Breistr.

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Frederick V. Coville  Search this
Frederick Funston  Search this
Min. Elevation:
100  Search this
Place:
Death Valley. Furnace Creek Cañon, Funeral mountains., California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
8 Apr 1891
Common name:
beardless rabbitsfoot grass
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Polypogon viridis (Gouan) Breistr.
Barcode:
04033895
USNM Number:
999819
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Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/31c4f03f7-f379-4a92-9d08-75a7c116cc61
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15862510

Polypogon viridis (Gouan) Breistr.

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Frederick V. Coville  Search this
M. F. Gilman  Search this
Min. Elevation:
1021  Search this
Place:
Death Valley. Titus Canyon, Grapevine Mountains. At Benson Spring 2½ miles below Leadfield., California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
25 Apr 1932
Common name:
beardless rabbitsfoot grass
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Polypogon viridis (Gouan) Breistr.
Barcode:
04033897
USNM Number:
1565453
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3ec3eeb49-0708-4bda-89f1-92b4113a9485
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15862512

Poa fendleriana subsp. longiligula (Scribn. & T.A. Williams) Soreng

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Frederick V. Coville  Search this
M. F. Gilman  Search this
Min. Elevation:
2560  Search this
Place:
Death Valley. Head of Hanaupah Canyon, Panamint Mountains. In the pinyons., California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
27 Apr 1931
Common name:
muttongrass
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Poa fendleriana subsp. longiligula (Scribn. & T.A. Williams) Soreng
Barcode:
04058034
USNM Number:
1565783
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3c7e8459f-2109-4524-9680-59706df9a33e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15856196

Poa fendleriana subsp. longiligula (Scribn. & T.A. Williams) Soreng

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Frederick V. Coville  Search this
M. F. Gilman  Search this
Min. Elevation:
1295  Search this
Place:
Death Valley. Willow Canyon, Panamint Mountains., California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
28 Apr 1932
Common name:
muttongrass
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Poa fendleriana subsp. longiligula (Scribn. & T.A. Williams) Soreng
Barcode:
04058035
USNM Number:
1565501
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3944aa1f2-f927-4124-a408-8ba61e784c65
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15856199

Koeleria pyramidata (Lam.) P. Beauv.

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
M. F. Gilman  Search this
Place:
Death Valley. Hanaupah side of Baldy, Panamint Mountains., California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
12 Jul 1935
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Koeleria pyramidata (Lam.) P. Beauv.
Barcode:
04008465
USNM Number:
1631249
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/309277118-6539-4cbb-b773-a0f45fc5654e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15785830

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