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Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) Art Program Contract

Collection Creator:
Outterbridge, John, 1933-2020  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 111
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1980
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
John Outterbridge papers, 1953-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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John Outterbridge papers
John Outterbridge papers / Series 4: Professional and Project Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9715a4052-cc2c-47bb-b8a7-9fdc54f91798
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-outtjohn-ref236

Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade and Douglas Records

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
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
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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Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade and Douglas Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8230e4602-bf03-4ee0-b6f3-2b448d7e950a
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0969

Report on Plan of Assistance Incident to the Acquisition of Atlanta Transit System, Inc. by the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority including Valuation of Physical Assets and other Operation and Intangible Assets of Atlanta Transit System, Inc.

Collection Creator:
Waring, Frank H., 1925-  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
September 1971
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research and access on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
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:
Frank H. Waring papers, 1912-1997, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Frank H. Waring Papers
Frank H. Waring Papers / Series 2: Project Reports
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8d58324ec-207e-43ac-b39d-c2cc6ebdcb32
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0895-ref582

Aspirations, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Severson, William Conrad 1924-1999  Search this
Schultz, Saunders 1927-2017  Search this
Architectural firm:
Aeck Associates  Search this
Medium:
Cor-Ten steel
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority Engineering Division 2424 Piedmont Road, N.E Atlanta Georgia
Located MARTA King Memorial Station Dekalb Avenue entrance Atlanta Georgia
Date:
June 30, 1979
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Homage--King, Martin Luther, Jr  Search this
Control number:
IAS GA000363
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_332277

Mule to MARTA, Volume I

Author:
Martin, Jean  Search this
Subject:
Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority  Search this
Physical description:
p. 1-112 : ill., col. maps (some fold.) ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Atlanta metropolitan area
Date:
1975
Topic:
Railroads--History  Search this
Call number:
HE2781.A7 M381
HE2781.A7M381
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_84784

Untitled, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Martelino, Pastor  Search this
Architect:
Singh, Darshan  Search this
Architectural firm:
McDuffie Associates  Search this
Subject:
King, Martin Luther, Jr  Search this
Jackson, Maynard  Search this
Flipper, Henry O  Search this
Hamilton, Mace  Search this
Medium:
Relief: cast aluminum
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures-Relief
Sculptures-Architectural component
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority Engineering Division 2424 Piedmont Road, N.E Atlanta Georgia
Located MARTA West End Station Concourse level Atlanta Georgia
Date:
1982. Dedicated Sept. 11, 1982
Topic:
Portrait male--Head  Search this
History--United States--Georgia  Search this
Control number:
IAS GA000357
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_332271

Change of Scenery, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Davidt, Carl Andre  Search this
Architectural firm:
Stevens and Wilkinson  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: concrete and painted steel; Base: concrete
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority Engineering Division 2424 Piedmont Road, N.E Atlanta Georgia
Located MARTA East Point Station Platform level Atlanta Georgia
Date:
1986. Dedicated Aug. 16, 1986
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Landscape--Coast  Search this
Landscape--Desert  Search this
Landscape--Farm  Search this
Landscape--Forest  Search this
Architecture--Industry  Search this
Control number:
IAS GA000358
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_332272

One Side to the Other, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Neijna, Barbara 1937-  Search this
Architectural firm:
Cooper-Carry and Associates  Search this
Medium:
Metal, painted
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority Engineering Division 2424 Piedmont Road, N.E Atlanta Georgia
Located MARTA Garnett Station Concourse level, plaza Atlanta Georgia
Date:
Dedicated Dec. 4, 1981
Topic:
Abstract--Geometric  Search this
Control number:
IAS GA000359
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_332273

Time Curves, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Montague, Caroline 1941-  Search this
Architectural firm:
Madison & Madison  Search this
Medium:
Stainless steel, painted
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures-Architectural component
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority Engineering Division 2424 Piedmont Road, N.E Atlanta Georgia
Located MARTA Brookhaven Station Tunnel & concourse level Atlanta Georgia
Date:
Dedicated Dec. 15, 1984
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Allegory--Time  Search this
Control number:
IAS GA000360
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_332274

Atlanta Connections, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Morar, Peg  Search this
Medium:
Glazed ceramic
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures-Architectural component
Sculptures-Relief
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority Engineering Division 2424 Piedmont Road, N.E Atlanta Georgia
Located MARTA Doraville Station Doraville Georgia
Date:
1992. Dedicated Dec. 12, 1992
Topic:
Cityscape--Georgia--Atlanta  Search this
Landscape--Park--Buckhead & Inman Park  Search this
Landscape--Mountain--Stone Mountain  Search this
Landscape--Lake--Lake Lanier  Search this
Control number:
IAS GA000361
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_332275

Untitled Landscape, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Beasley, George  Search this
Architect:
Golson, Buddy  Search this
Architectural firm:
Barrett and Associates  Search this
Medium:
Bronze and concrete
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures-Architectural component
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority Engineering Division 2424 Piedmont Road, N.E Atlanta Georgia
Located MARTA College Park Station Platform wall College Park Georgia
Date:
1988. Dedicated June 1988
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Landscape  Search this
Control number:
IAS GA000362
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_332276

Benin, Arrival-Departure, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Patterson, Curtis 1944-  Search this
Architect:
Perkins, Skip  Search this
Architectural firm:
Perkins & James  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: stainless steel tubing; Wall: aluminum
Culture:
African  Search this
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures-Architectural component
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority Engineering Division 2424 Piedmont Road, N.E Atlanta Georgia
Located MARTA Lenox Station Platform level Atlanta Georgia
Date:
Dedicated Dec. 15, 1984
Topic:
Abstract--Geometric  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Control number:
IAS GA000364
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_332278

Untitled, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Harris, Julian Hoke 1906-1987  Search this
Architectural firm:
Cooper-Carry and Associates  Search this
Medium:
Limestone
Type:
Sculptures-Architectural component
Sculptures-Relief
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority Engineering Division 2424 Piedmont Road, N.E Atlanta Georgia
Located MARTA Omni/GWCC Station Concourse platform Atlanta Georgia
Date:
1945 or 1948. Relocated ca. late 1970s
Topic:
Figure female--Full length  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Occupation--Farm--Shepherd  Search this
Occupation--Industry--Railroad  Search this
Occupation--Industry--Manufacturing  Search this
Control number:
IAS GA000365
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_332279

Solar Prominences, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Berge, Dorothy Alphena 1923-2009  Search this
Medium:
Aluminum
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
MARTA Airport Station Concourse level Atlanta Georgia
Date:
Before 1989
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Allegory--Place--Extraterrestrial  Search this
Control number:
IAS 88990001
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_369328

(Lakewood/Fort McPherson MARTA Station Mural), (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Corcoran, Gail 1947-2003  Search this
Medium:
Ceramic tile
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures-Mural
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
MARTA Lakewood/Fort McPherson Station Platform level Atlanta Georgia
Date:
Before 1989
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Animal--Insect--Butterfly  Search this
Control number:
IAS 88990002
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_369329

Stylized Cityscape, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Mitchell, Evelyn  Search this
Medium:
Ceramic tile
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
MARTA Oakland City Station Concourse level Atlanta Georgia
Date:
Before 1989
Topic:
Abstract--Geometric  Search this
Cityscape  Search this
Control number:
IAS 88990003
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_369330

As It Goes Through, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Freundt, Paul  Search this
Medium:
Steel
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
MARTA Civic Center Station Suspended over interior entrances Atlanta Georgia
Date:
Before 1989
Topic:
Abstract--Geometric  Search this
Control number:
IAS 88990004
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_369331

Garden of Eden, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Riddle, John 1933-  Search this
Medium:
Metal, painted
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
MARTA Midtown Station Platform level Atlanta Georgia
Date:
Before 1989
Topic:
Abstract--Geometric  Search this
Religion--Old Testament--Adam & Eve  Search this
Control number:
IAS 88990005
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_369332

Confinement, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Riddle, John 1933-  Search this
Medium:
Metal, painted
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
MARTA Midtown Station Platform level Atlanta Georgia
Date:
Before 1989
Topic:
Abstract--Geometric  Search this
State of Being--Evil--Imprisonment  Search this
Control number:
IAS 88990006
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_369333

Forward Ever, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Riddle, John 1933-  Search this
Medium:
Metal, painted
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
MARTA Midtown Station Platform level Atlanta Georgia
Date:
Before 1989
Topic:
Abstract--Geometric  Search this
Travel  Search this
Control number:
IAS 88990007
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_369334

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