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Richard Fisher Panama Canal Collection

Creator:
Fisher, Richard  Search this
Fisher, Richard, Mrs.  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:
1 Cubic foot (4 boxes , 1 map-folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Books
Place:
Panama Canal (Panama)
Canal Zone
Date:
1902-1968
Summary:
The Fisher Collection of Panama Canal materials contains materials collected by Richard Fisher, who lived in the Panama Canal Zone during its construction. Materials include books and pamphlets, stereographs, postcards, and panoramic photographs detailing the construction and history of the Panama Canal.
Scope and Contents:
The collection contains stereographs and postcards relating to the construction of the Panama Canal; typescripts of letters sent from Panam, 1944; legislative documents; panoramic photographs detailing the Panama Canal's landscape; photographs of buildings; and books and pamphlets discussing the history of the Panama Canal.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into two series.

Series 1: Photographs and Stereographs,

Series 2: Publications, 1902-1968
Biographical / Historical:
Richard Fisher lived in the Canal Zone during the construction of the Canal and collected and assembled these materials.
Related Materials:
Materials at the Archives Center

Panama Canal Commission Photonegatives (AC1116)

Joe Britton Panama Canal Zone Photographs (AC1234)

W.P. Stine Panama Canal Papers (AC1039)

Katherine Kingsford Panama Canal Photograph Album (AC1040)

W.A. Fishbaugh Panama Canal Photograph Album (AC1021)

John Frances Little Panama Canal Scrapbook (AC0708)

Charles Wood Panama Canal Photograph Album (AC1114)

Robert Dearborn Panama Canal Glass Negatives (AC1111)

William Currie Photograph Album (AC1043)

Roland A. McCrady Photograph Collection (AC0710)

George S. Morison Collection (AC0978)

George W. Sims Papers (AC0127)

William R. Hutton Papers (AC0987)

Division of Cultural History Lantern Slides and Stereographs (AC0945)

Robert F. Olds Collection (AC0231)
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Mrs. Richard Fisher in 1977 to the Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering (now the Division of Work and Industry).
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:
Canals  Search this
Dams -- Panama  Search this
Locks and dams  Search this
Genre/Form:
Books
Citation:
Richard Fisher Collection of Panama Canal Materials, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1045
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Richard Fisher Panama Canal Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep84852e71d-e403-4888-83f8-7130c9e4afa5
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1045

Official Handbook of the Panama Canal

Collection Creator:
Fisher, Richard  Search this
Fisher, Richard, Mrs.  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1913
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:
Richard Fisher Collection of Panama Canal Materials, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Richard Fisher Panama Canal Collection
Richard Fisher Panama Canal Collection / Series 2: Publications
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8380cbcf1-638d-47ed-b722-4cf69b160bc3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1045-ref10

Official Handbook of the Panama Canal

Collection Creator:
Fisher, Richard  Search this
Fisher, Richard, Mrs.  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1915
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:
Richard Fisher Collection of Panama Canal Materials, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Richard Fisher Panama Canal Collection
Richard Fisher Panama Canal Collection / Series 2: Publications
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep853d414a0-8ff1-4541-9c25-422ecf11a88b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1045-ref11

The Panama Canal: The World's Greatest Engineering Feat

Collection Creator:
Fisher, Richard  Search this
Fisher, Richard, Mrs.  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
[19--?]
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:
Richard Fisher Collection of Panama Canal Materials, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Richard Fisher Panama Canal Collection
Richard Fisher Panama Canal Collection / Series 2: Publications
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8b6fbf14f-65cb-423b-9339-1b8b05cfbc16
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1045-ref13

House of Representatives Document no. 380: The Fourth Annual Report of the Atlantic-Pacific Interoceanic Canal Study Commission

Collection Creator:
Fisher, Richard  Search this
Fisher, Richard, Mrs.  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1968-07-31
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:
Richard Fisher Collection of Panama Canal Materials, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Richard Fisher Panama Canal Collection
Richard Fisher Panama Canal Collection / Series 2: Publications
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep872f33058-734a-4f3d-8c9c-3ecaf3792da6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1045-ref15

Gause, Frank A. and Charles Carl Carr. The Story of Panama

Collection Creator:
Fisher, Richard  Search this
Fisher, Richard, Mrs.  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1912
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:
Richard Fisher Collection of Panama Canal Materials, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Richard Fisher Panama Canal Collection
Richard Fisher Panama Canal Collection / Series 2: Publications
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8c376b904-20bd-4434-b1d3-08b80f41268b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1045-ref16

Haskin, Frederic J. The Panama Canal

Collection Creator:
Fisher, Richard  Search this
Fisher, Richard, Mrs.  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1913
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:
Richard Fisher Collection of Panama Canal Materials, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Richard Fisher Panama Canal Collection
Richard Fisher Panama Canal Collection / Series 2: Publications
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8b7c91c5b-cace-4f7d-ba3a-b713216f3ede
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1045-ref17

Abbot, Willis J. Panama and the Canal in Picture and Prose

Collection Creator:
Fisher, Richard  Search this
Fisher, Richard, Mrs.  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1914
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:
Richard Fisher Collection of Panama Canal Materials, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Richard Fisher Panama Canal Collection
Richard Fisher Panama Canal Collection / Series 2: Publications
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep897b51668-9147-4054-a942-c49237bd6ebb
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1045-ref19

American Isthmus Ship Canal Company : hearings before a subcommittee of the Committee on Interoceanic Canals of the United States Senate, in relation to a proposed Isthmian canal

Collection Creator:
Fisher, Richard  Search this
Fisher, Richard, Mrs.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1902
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:
Richard Fisher Collection of Panama Canal Materials, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Richard Fisher Panama Canal Collection
Richard Fisher Panama Canal Collection / Series 2: Publications
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8d4bcb2e6-c0f2-4615-8949-65ffdf6f43df
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1045-ref20

Souvenir of the Panama Canal

Collection Creator:
Fisher, Richard  Search this
Fisher, Richard, Mrs.  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
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:
Richard Fisher Collection of Panama Canal Materials, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Richard Fisher Panama Canal Collection
Richard Fisher Panama Canal Collection / Series 2: Publications
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep80ed8f3ef-9bef-43e8-9b77-951c2d1e53c2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1045-ref21

The Panama Canal, Funnel for World Commerce

Collection Creator:
Fisher, Richard  Search this
Fisher, Richard, Mrs.  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1958-03-11
undated
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:
Richard Fisher Collection of Panama Canal Materials, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Richard Fisher Panama Canal Collection
Richard Fisher Panama Canal Collection / Series 2: Publications
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8dfc26284-bf64-4957-9697-45c59be166ee
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1045-ref23

Culebra Cut

Collection Creator:
Fisher, Richard  Search this
Fisher, Richard, Mrs.  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (panoramic)
Container:
Map-folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
undated
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:
Richard Fisher Collection of Panama Canal Materials, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Richard Fisher Panama Canal Collection
Richard Fisher Panama Canal Collection / Series 1: Photographs and Stereographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8ca2782e5-f65d-4c45-af5f-7f003964c925
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1045-ref24

Postcards

Collection Creator:
Fisher, Richard  Search this
Fisher, Richard, Mrs.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2-5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1906-1912
Scope and Contents:
Includes construction images of the Panama Canal, images of people and places in Panama, Costa Rica, Haiti, and Galveston, Texas.
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:
Richard Fisher Collection of Panama Canal Materials, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Richard Fisher Panama Canal Collection
Richard Fisher Panama Canal Collection / Series 1: Photographs and Stereographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep80191807a-600c-4fb2-9c81-1050b57aaef3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1045-ref3

Canal Administration Building

Collection Creator:
Fisher, Richard  Search this
Fisher, Richard, Mrs.  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph
Container:
Map-folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
undated
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:
Richard Fisher Collection of Panama Canal Materials, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Richard Fisher Panama Canal Collection
Richard Fisher Panama Canal Collection / Series 1: Photographs and Stereographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep878096ea6-e2b6-4afa-941c-d6df2800eb79
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1045-ref42

Photographs

Collection Creator:
Fisher, Richard  Search this
Fisher, Richard, Mrs.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1906
undated
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:
Richard Fisher Collection of Panama Canal Materials, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Richard Fisher Panama Canal Collection
Richard Fisher Panama Canal Collection / Series 1: Photographs and Stereographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8b6f11a62-a064-4a80-ba6f-fff1e09d8e40
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1045-ref5

New souvenir playing cards of Panama (instructions)

Collection Creator:
Fisher, Richard  Search this
Fisher, Richard, Mrs.  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
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:
Richard Fisher Collection of Panama Canal Materials, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Richard Fisher Panama Canal Collection
Richard Fisher Panama Canal Collection / Series 2: Publications
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8fca8153c-32b2-49c4-b360-e51259f6a8a9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1045-ref544

Excerpt from Sterling's letters

Collection Creator:
Fisher, Richard  Search this
Fisher, Richard, Mrs.  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1944
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:
Richard Fisher Collection of Panama Canal Materials, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Richard Fisher Panama Canal Collection
Richard Fisher Panama Canal Collection / Series 2: Publications
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep83f75328d-1571-4852-a223-6d758ace0787
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1045-ref545

Cathedral Plaza from City Hall

Collection Creator:
Fisher, Richard  Search this
Fisher, Richard, Mrs.  Search this
Container:
Map-folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
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:
Richard Fisher Collection of Panama Canal Materials, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Richard Fisher Panama Canal Collection
Richard Fisher Panama Canal Collection / Series 1: Photographs and Stereographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep83817c2b1-c7f2-4755-8678-ab89aa1c3f32
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1045-ref546

Photographs and Stereographs

Collection Creator:
Fisher, Richard  Search this
Fisher, Richard, Mrs.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1906-1912
Scope and Contents:
Includes photographs that document the construction and operation of the Panama Canal and buildings such as the Canal Administration Building, the Cathedral Plaza, Culebra Cut, Ferdinand de Lessep's (French diplomat) Mansion in Colon, a dam in GatĂșn, ships moving through the canal, and people.
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:
Richard Fisher Collection of Panama Canal Materials, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1045, Series 1
See more items in:
Richard Fisher Panama Canal Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep804ac83c2-9180-40c8-9d01-35f69ac72a97
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1045-ref547

Publications

Collection Creator:
Fisher, Richard  Search this
Fisher, Richard, Mrs.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1902-1968-07-31
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:
Richard Fisher Collection of Panama Canal Materials, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1045, Series 2
See more items in:
Richard Fisher Panama Canal Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep875ab30d3-3073-440e-9d91-268752112b75
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1045-ref548

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