A collection of 719 negatives on various subjects relating to the building of the Panama Canal and the U.S. presence there until the late 1930s.
Divided into 16 series:
Series 1, Canal Construction
Series 2, Locks
Series 3: Slides and Removal
Series 4, Dredges
Series 5, Panoramas of Canal
Series 6, Miscellaneous Construction Machinery
Series 7, Power Plant Construction
Series 8, Piers and Marine Terminals
Series 9, Bridges
Series 10, Miscellaneous Construction Scenes and Blasting
Series 11, Government Structures
Series 12, Towers, Cranes and Hoisting
Series 13, Dam Construction
Series 14, Panama Railroad Trestles
Series 15, Water Towers and Gas Holders
Series 16, Miscellaneous Engineering Subjects
Biographical / Historical:
The Panama Canal Commission, a U.S. government agency, operated the Canal during the 20-year transition period that began with Panama Canal Treaty implementation on October 1, 1979. The Commission replaced the former Panama Canal Company.
These 719 negatives were separated from the main body of negatives retained by the National Archives. While they were photographed by the Panama Canal Company, the collection is named for the Panama Canal Commission, which had replaced it by the time of the donation.
Collection open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
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.
The Panama Canal coloring book : a visit to the Canal with Pedro and Carmen, primary school students = Libro para colorear sobre el Canal de Panamá : una visita al Canal con Pedro y Carmen, estudiantes de la escuela primaría
Libro para colorear sobre el Canal de Panamá
Canal de Panama libro para colorear = Panama Canal coloring book
Panama Canal oversight : hearings before the Subcommittee on the Panama Canal of the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries, House of Representatives, Ninety-sixth Congress, second session ... July 28, 1980 ... March 17, 1980
United States Congress House Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries Subcommittee on Panama Canal Search this
Panama Treaties, etc United States (1977 September 7 (Panama Canal Treaty) Search this
Panama Treaties, etc United States (1977 September 7 (Treaty Concerning the Permanent Neutrality and Operation of the Panama Canal) Search this