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Montgomery C. Meigs Papers

Creator:
Meigs, Montgomery C., 1816-1892  Search this
Photographer:
Russell, Andrew J., 1829-1902  Search this
Names:
Pension Building  Search this
Post Office Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Extent:
12.5 Cubic feet (27 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Albums
Clippings
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Place:
Georgia
West Point (N.Y.)
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1870 - 1890
Summary:
The collection documents Mongomery C. Meigs, an Army officer, engineer, architect, and scientist. Meigs's papers include scrapbooks and photographs relating primarily to his work on the Pension Building and the Washington Aqueduct in Washington, D.C. but also his interest in politics, military affairs, construction, Native Americans, inventions, real estate, and financial matters.
Scope and Contents:
The collection documents, Mongomery C. Meigs, an Army officer, engineer, architect, and scientist. Meigs's papers include scrapbooks and photographs relating primarily to his work on the Pension Building in Washington, D.C., an extension to the Post Office Building, the Washington Aqueduct, Cabin John Bridge, and the dome of the United States Capitol. The scrapbooks reflect Meigs's interests in politics, military affairs, construction, Native Americans, inventions and technology, real estate, and financial matters.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into two series.

Series 1, Scrapbooks, 1870-1890

Series 2, Photographs, 1850-1885
Biographical / Historical:
1816, May 3, Born, Augusta, Georgia

1832, Entered United States Military Academy, West Point, New York

1837, Second lieutenant, Corps of Engineers. Surveyed Upper Mississippi River

1838, Survey engineering work, Delaware River

1839, Duty at army headquarters, Washington, D.C.

1841, Married Louisa Rodgers (died 1879)

1843-1852, Stationed in Detroit, Michigan, until return to permanent duty in Washington, D.C.

1852, Supervised construction of the Washington aqueduct for Great Falls, Virginia and various United States Capitol improvements, including a new and larger dome

1861, June Appointed Quartermaster General, United States Army

1865, April 15, Present at the death of Abraham Lincoln

1867, Postwar illness and trip to Europe

1882, Retired from the United States Army. Began engineering work on the Pension Office Building, Washington, D.C.

1892, January 2, Died, Washington, D.C.

*Biographical Chronology courtesy the Library of Congress, Montgomery C. Meigs Papers, 1799-1892 (bulk 1849-1892)
Related Materials:
Materials at the Archives Center, National Museum of American History

William R. Hutton Papers (AC0987)

Materials at the National Museum of American History

Several curatorial divisions hold material culture related to Montgomery C. Meigs and include

Division of Culture and the Arts (now Division of Cultural and Community Life)

Armed Forces History (Division of Political and Military History)

Division of Home and Community Life (now Division of Cultural and Community Life)

Division of Medicine and Science

Division of Work and Industry

Materials at Other Organizations

Library of Congress, Manuscript Division

Montgomery C. Meigs Papers, 1799-1892 (bulk 1849-1892)

Army officer, engineer, architect, and scientist. Correspondence, diaries and journals, notebooks, family papers, military papers, drawings and plans, scrapbooks, and other papers relating primarily to Meigs's work in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, his service as Quartermaster General during the Civil War, and family matters.
Provenance:
Parts of the collection were donated by Dr. Paul L. Smith on January 8, 1971 and Mr. and Mrs. Mayo S. Stuntz on March 8, 1974. Other sources are unknown.
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:
Bridges -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Architecture -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Civil engineers  Search this
Civil engineering  Search this
Architects  Search this
Tunnels  Search this
Reservoirs -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Water-supply  Search this
Washington Aqueduct  Search this
Engineering  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Hydraulic structures  Search this
Engineers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings -- 19th century
Albums
Clippings -- 1850-1900
Photographs -- 19th century
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Montgomery C. Meigs Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0984
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Montgomery C. Meigs Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0984
Online Media:

A Duck Hunter's Camp on the Marsh

Extent:
1 Stereograph (color)
Container:
Box 5
Type:
Archival materials
Stereographs
Place:
Mississippi River
Scope and Contents:
on back: a description of duck hunting on the Mississippi River.
General:
Historic Image #: 481
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Men  Search this
duck shooting  Search this
hunters  Search this
Tents  Search this
Tables  Search this
Boats  Search this
Ducks  Search this
campfires  Search this
Marshes  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Historic Gardens Stereograph Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.STR, Item STR071006
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Historic gardens Stereograph collection
Historic gardens Stereograph collection / General / Recreation
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-str-ref3465

Iowa Button Industry Collection

Creator:
Automatic Button Company.  Search this
American Pearl Button Company.  Search this
Claus Schmarje Button Company.  Search this
Barry Manufacturing Company.  Search this
Schmarje, Claus  Search this
Sessler, Mary Alice  Search this
U.S. Button Company.  Search this
Weber and Sons Button Company.  Search this
Perkins Freshwater Pearl Products, Inc.  Search this
McKee Button Company.  Search this
Schmarje, Clarence  Search this
Ronda Button Company.  Search this
Hawkeye Pearl Button Company.  Search this
Hahn, Bernard  Search this
J & K Button Company  Search this
Iowa Button Company.  Search this
Extent:
13 Cubic feet (55 boxes, 4 map folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Trade literature
Videotapes
Commercial catalogs
Correspondence
Clippings
Photographs
Price lists
Account books
Audiotapes
Place:
Muscatine (Iowa)
Iowa -- Button industry
Date:
1898 - 1993
Summary:
Collection documents the manufacture of both freshwater pearl and plastic buttons in Muscatine, Iowa, including at least 12 different companies from primarily 1925 to the 1960s.
Scope and Contents:
Collection documents the manufacture of both freshwater pearl and plastic buttons in Muscatine, Iowa, including at least 12 different companies. The records, primarily 1925-1960s, with a few items from 1993 production, include corporate financial records, wage and employment statistics, sales and purchase data, photographs, correspondence, catalogs, and publications. Some records document the Barry Manufacturing Company, a machine tool company which specialized in designing and producing the unique machinery needed for this industry; also background material that places the corporate records into the historical context of the button industry in Muscatine.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 14 series.

Series 1: Historical and Background Materials, 1898-1990

Series 2: American Pearl Button Company, undated

Series 3: Automatic Button Company, 1937, 1965

Series 4: Barry Manufacturing Company/The Barry Company, 1890-1980

Series 5: Hawkeye Pearl Button Company, 1914-1968

Series 6: Iowa Pearl Button Company, 1955

Series 7: J & K Button Company, 1993

Series 8: McKee Button Company, 1988

Series 9: Muscatine Pearl Works, 1944-1947

Series 10: Perkins Freshwater Pearl Products, 1944-1966

Series 11: =Rhonda Button Company, 1946-1968

Series 12: Claus Schmarje Button Works, 1914-1941

Series 13: US Button Company, 1915

Series 14: Weber and Sons Button Company, 1900-1976
Biographical / Historical:
Muscatine, Iowa was the primary American manufacturing source for mother-of-pearl buttons made from Mississippi River shellfish, 1890s-1960s. During the industry's peak, there were some 53 small firms making pearl buttons in the area. In the 1930s some of these firms began experimenting with plastics as a substitute for the dwindling supply of shellfish. Several firms successfully converted to plastics and the city remains a center for plastic button manufacture today.

This unique industry drew upon natural resources to provide employment for almost an entire city (Muscatine is still known as the "Pearl City"). The mass production of low-cost buttons was crucial to the success of ready-made clothing and the development of the modern clothing trade. The industry was also involved in early work by American manufacturers to develop synthetic materials to replace increasingly scarce natural resources.
Related Materials:
Materials at the Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Industry on Parade (NMAH.AC.0507)

Reel #215, Procesing shell into button blanks, 1954. B. Schwanda and Sons, Denton, Maryland.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Mary Alice Sessler, Weber and Sons Button Company, Bernard Hahn.,J & K Button Company (November 19, 1993); and Clarence Schmarje (November 19, 1993).
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:
Wages -- Button industry  Search this
Buttons  Search this
Mollusks  Search this
Mother-of-pearl  Search this
Crustacea  Search this
Pearl button industry -- Iowa  Search this
Plastics  Search this
Button industry workers  Search this
Button industry -- Iowa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Trade literature -- 1920-2000
Videotapes
Commercial catalogs -- 1920-2000
Correspondence -- 20th century
Clippings -- 20th century
Photographs -- 20th century
Price lists
Account books -- 20th century
Audiotapes
Citation:
Iowa Button Industry Collection, ca. 1920s-1993, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0504
See more items in:
Iowa Button Industry Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0504

The Dark Side of the Mississippi River

Creator:
Smithsonian Channel  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2012-12-03T00:00:26.000Z
YouTube Category:
Entertainment  Search this
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Channel
YouTube Channel:
smithsonianchannel
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_F27kY5g8HJk

Brave Wood Ducklings Take 30-Foot Leap of Faith

Creator:
Smithsonian Channel  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2018-11-23T16:30:01.000Z
YouTube Category:
Entertainment  Search this
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Channel
YouTube Channel:
smithsonianchannel
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_IHl7N-Gj9QU

This is How Mark Twain Got His Pen Name

Creator:
Smithsonian Channel  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2015-05-15T17:58:01.000Z
YouTube Category:
Entertainment  Search this
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Channel
YouTube Channel:
smithsonianchannel
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_Ywea-wkGZWc

This Swarm of Mayflies is Big Enough to Fool Weather Satellites

Creator:
Smithsonian Channel  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2018-11-27T16:30:03.000Z
YouTube Category:
Entertainment  Search this
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Channel
YouTube Channel:
smithsonianchannel
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edanmdm:yt_m5pzgQ3GRZk

Last Call for the Bayou 101: On a Wing and a Prayer

Creator:
Smithsonian Channel  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2020-04-08T15:30:02.000Z
YouTube Category:
Entertainment  Search this
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smithsonianchannel
Data Source:
Smithsonian Channel
YouTube Channel:
smithsonianchannel
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_M1XeP9HVHBA

Last Call for the Bayou 105: Duck Queen of Plaquemines Parish

Creator:
Smithsonian Channel  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2020-04-08T15:30:04.000Z
YouTube Category:
Entertainment  Search this
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smithsonianchannel
Data Source:
Smithsonian Channel
YouTube Channel:
smithsonianchannel
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_tNAZH4giJB4

Last Call for the Bayou 104: Sink or Swim

Creator:
Smithsonian Channel  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2020-04-08T15:30:05.000Z
YouTube Category:
Entertainment  Search this
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Channel
YouTube Channel:
smithsonianchannel
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edanmdm:yt_ujekdvHv0r8

Quadrula quadrula

Microhabitat Description:
Freshwater  Search this
River Basin:
Black River  Search this
Preparation:
Dry
Place:
Black River, Medary Township, Behind Railroad Bridge And Lacrosse, Slightly East Of The Mississippi River, La Crosse County, Wisconsin, United States
Collection Date:
21 Jul 1907
Common name:
Freshwater Bivalves
Published Name:
Quadrula quadrula (Rafinesque, 1820)
USNM Number:
745746
See more items in:
Invertebrate Zoology
Mollusca
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/35b9be779-947c-4c1d-8bd5-1abfbf8d042c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_460672

Truncilla truncata

Collector:
A. C. Jones  Search this
River Basin:
Mississippi River  Search this
Preparation:
Dry
Place:
Mississippi River, Crooked Slough (9 miles long, 150 yards wide), 1 mile SE of Bellevue, IA, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, United States
Collection Date:
29 Jul 1907
Common name:
Freshwater Bivalves
Published Name:
Truncilla truncata Rafinesque, 1820
Other Numbers:
Sort Order : MK-R26-C063-042
USNM Number:
746175
See more items in:
Invertebrate Zoology
Mollusca
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/311fd6709-5b55-43d7-8504-519093160d5a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_14002224

Truncilla truncata

River Basin:
Mississippi River  Search this
Preparation:
Dry
Place:
Mississippi River, Wheatland Township, Victory, 22 mi. S. LaCrosse WI, Vernon County, Wisconsin, United States
Collection Date:
23 Jul 1907
Common name:
Freshwater Bivalves
Published Name:
Truncilla truncata Rafinesque, 1820
Other Numbers:
Sort Order : MK-R26-C063-084
USNM Number:
745871
See more items in:
Invertebrate Zoology
Mollusca
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3eb02e57f-4599-4979-af71-e0c71f7e4e8b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_14002266

Truncilla truncata

Collector:
J. D. Hammond  Search this
River Basin:
Mississippi River  Search this
Preparation:
Dry
Place:
Mississippi River, Mendon Township, McGregor, 2.8 Mile SW Prairie Du Chien, Clayton County, Iowa, United States
Collection Date:
25 Jul 1907
Common name:
Freshwater Bivalves
Published Name:
Truncilla truncata Rafinesque, 1820
Other Numbers:
Sort Order : MK-R26-C063-085
USNM Number:
745954
See more items in:
Invertebrate Zoology
Mollusca
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3b28a0c51-c2a9-44eb-a93a-956fc68c1826
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_14002267

Truncilla truncata

Collector:
B.R.C.  Search this
River Basin:
Mississippi River  Search this
Preparation:
Dry
Place:
Mississippi River, Oakgrove Township, Prescott, at mouth of St. Croix River, 2.5 Mile ENE Hastings, Pierce County, Wisconsin, United States
Collection Date:
14 Jul 1907
Common name:
Freshwater Bivalves
Published Name:
Truncilla truncata Rafinesque, 1820
Other Numbers:
Sort Order : MK-R26-C063-086
USNM Number:
745522
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Invertebrate Zoology
Mollusca
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3a5726971-17f5-41ef-b031-92783e976e94
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_14002268

Fusconaia flava

River Basin:
Mississippi River  Search this
Preparation:
Dry
Place:
Mississippi River, Winona Township, along shore, 53.5 mi SSW Eau Claire, WI, Winona County, Minnesota, United States
Collection Date:
19 Jul 1907
Common name:
Freshwater Bivalves
Published Name:
Fusconaia flava (Rafinesque, 1820)
Other Numbers:
Sort Order : SL-R27-C051-004
USNM Number:
745691
See more items in:
Invertebrate Zoology
Mollusca
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/32bde1c5f-7d30-4f42-b211-f214b8b09bfb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_13944671

Fusconaia flava

River Basin:
Mississippi River  Search this
Preparation:
Dry
Place:
Mississippi River, 1 mile South Of Saint Paul, Washington County, Minnesota, United States
Collection Date:
12 Jul 1907
Common name:
Freshwater Bivalves
Published Name:
Fusconaia flava (Rafinesque, 1820)
Other Numbers:
Sort Order : SL-R27-C051-005
USNM Number:
745492
See more items in:
Invertebrate Zoology
Mollusca
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/319b50780-0290-43c6-bd97-b9e1124a64aa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_13944672

Fusconaia flava

Collector:
Fred Burck  Search this
River Basin:
Mississippi River  Search this
Preparation:
Dry
Place:
Mississippi River, Dresbach Township, Dresbach, 7.5 mi NW LaCrosse WI, Winona County, Minnesota, United States
Collection Date:
19 Jul 1907
Common name:
Freshwater Bivalves
Published Name:
Fusconaia flava (Rafinesque, 1820)
Other Numbers:
Sort Order : SL-R27-C051-006
USNM Number:
745718
See more items in:
Invertebrate Zoology
Mollusca
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3f3d02ca0-a5a6-487f-9e7e-f865912b8ab6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_13944673

Fusconaia flava

River Basin:
Mississippi River  Search this
Preparation:
Dry
Place:
Mississippi River, Brownsville Township, 8 Mile S LaCrosse, WI, Houston County, Minnesota, United States
Collection Date:
23 Jul 1907
Common name:
Freshwater Bivalves
Published Name:
Fusconaia flava (Rafinesque, 1820)
Other Numbers:
Sort Order : SL-R27-C051-007
USNM Number:
745772
See more items in:
Invertebrate Zoology
Mollusca
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/32e397107-00e6-4a7a-96dc-d78a1e4b7e7d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_13944674

Fusconaia flava

Collector:
John Degan  Search this
River Basin:
Mississippi River  Search this
Preparation:
Dry
Place:
Mississippi River, Lansing Township, 30.6 mi S LaCrosse, Wisc., Allamakee County, Iowa, United States
Collection Date:
24 Jul 1907
Common name:
Freshwater Bivalves
Published Name:
Fusconaia flava (Rafinesque, 1820)
Other Numbers:
Sort Order : SL-R27-C051-048
USNM Number:
745883
See more items in:
Invertebrate Zoology
Mollusca
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/32baeef91-ecae-4e3a-ace9-696566619c77
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_13944715

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