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S. Morgan Smith Company Records

Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of History of Technology  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Work and Industry  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering  Search this
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
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Work and Industry  Search this
Creator:
Allis-Chalmers  Search this
S. Morgan Smith Company  Search this
Names:
Atlanta Water and Electric Power Company  Search this
Extent:
23 Cubic feet (88 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Advertisements
Trade literature
Catalogs
Place:
Atlanta (Ga.)
York (Pa.)
Date:
1890-1914.
Scope and Contents:
Archival materials, including photographs, advertising art, catalogs and other trade literature, documenting the equipment, facilities, personnel and products of the S. Morgan Smith Company, engineers and contractors. The subjects of the photographs include engines, fire pumps, generators, paper machinery, turbines, the construction of a dam and hydroelectric station by the Atlanta Water and Electric Power Company, and the Mathis Dam near Atlanta.
Arrangement:
1 series.
Biographical / Historical:
Engineering company in York, Pennsylvania, it later became Allis-Chalmers.
Provenance:
Donated to the National Museum of History and Technology (now the National Museum of American History) in 1968 by the Allis-Chalmers Company.
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:
Power plants  Search this
Dams  Search this
Engines  Search this
Fire pumps  Search this
Hydroelectric power plants  Search this
Hydraulic engineering  Search this
Generators and generating stations  Search this
Water-power  Search this
Turbines  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass -- 19th-20th century
Photographs -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass -- 1890-1920
Advertisements
Trade literature
Catalogs
Citation:
S. Morgan Smith Company Records, 1890-1914, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1099
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1099

Robert F. Olds Collection

Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering  Search this
Author:
Olds, Robert F., 1881- (civil engineer)  Search this
Extent:
1.2 Cubic feet (4 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Blueprints
Notes
Reports
Photographs
Notebooks
Drawings
Date:
1918-1948
Scope and Contents:
The collection contains material from fourteen dam construction projects (1918-1946), including notes, blueprints, reports, drawings, and corresĀ¬pondence. In addition there is cost data (1923-1943), equipment and materials testing data (1939-1945), a notebook, photoprints (1926-1938), related journal articles (1927, 1933, 1940), and miscellaneous related journals, manuals, and catalogs.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into seven series

Series 1: Dam Construction Materials, 1922-1944

Series 2: Cost Data, 1923-1945

Series 3: Equipment and Materials Testing Data, 1939-1945

Series 4: Notebook, undated

Series 5; Photoprints, 1926-1938

Series 6: Journal Articles, 1927, 1933, 1940

Series 7; Miscellaneous Journals, Manuals, Catalogs, undated
Biographical / Historical:
Robert P. Olds (1881-?) was a civil engineer of dams, hydroelectric plants, steam plants, water supply systems, and sewage systems.
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquisition 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:
Civil engineers  Search this
Engineering  Search this
Hydraulic engineering and engineers  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Water supplies  Search this
Hydroelectric power plants  Search this
Generators and generating stations  Search this
Civil engineering  Search this
Dams  Search this
Genre/Form:
Blueprints
Notes
Reports
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- 1900-1950
Notebooks
Drawings -- 1900-1950
Citation:
Robert F. Olds Collection, 1918-1948, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0231
See more items in:
Robert F. Olds Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0231

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