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Alfred Maevis Collection

Collector:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Maevis, Alfred  Search this
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (5 Boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Technical literature
Diagrams
Contracts
Photographs
Financial records
Specifications
Reprints
Place:
New York (N.Y.) -- Transportation
Date:
1903-1969
Summary:
The collection relates to Maevis' work on the New York subway system.
Scope and Contents:
The collection relates to the construction of the New York subway system. Included are diagrams; photographs of workers and of demolition, excavation, and dredging in the tunnels; reprints from professional engineering journals on topics relating to the subway construction; contracts; volumes containing budget information listing the costs for various elements for specific parts of the system; invitations for bids from contractors; and a bound volume of "Public Service Record", a monthly publication of the New York City Public Service Commission.
Arrangement:
The collection was processed by Alison Oswald, archivist, 2018.
Biographical / Historical:
Maevis was a civil engineer who worked on the New York subway system, and who published frequently on engineering topics.
Provenance:
The original provenance of the collection is unknown, and is recorded as "collected for NMAH".
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:
Subways -- New York (N.Y.)  Search this
Local transit -- New York (N.Y.)  Search this
Tunnels -- New York (N.Y.)  Search this
Urban transportation -- New York (N.Y.)  Search this
Underground construction  Search this
Excavating machinery  Search this
Excavations -- New York (N.Y.)  Search this
Dredging -- New York (N.Y.)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Technical literature
Diagrams
Contracts
Photographs -- 20th century
Financial records -- 20th century
Specifications
Reprints
Citation:
Alfred Maevis Collection, 1903-1969, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0954
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Alfred Maevis Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0954

Highway under the Hudson : a history of the Holland Tunnel / Robert W. Jackson

Author:
Jackson, Robert W (Robert Wendell) 1950-  Search this
Physical description:
v, 266 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Holland Tunnel (Jersey City, N.J., and New York, N.Y.)
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
2011
C2011
20th century
1898-1951
Topic:
Tunnels--Design and construction--History  Search this
City planning--History  Search this
Urban transportation--History  Search this
History  Search this
Economic conditions  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1011817

The race underground : Boston, New York, and the incredible rivalry that built America's first subway / Doug Most

Author:
Most, Doug  Search this
Subject:
Whitney, Henry Melville 1839-1923  Search this
Whitney, William C (William Collins) 1841-1904  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 404 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Type:
Case studies
Place:
Massachusetts
Boston
New York (State)
New York
United States
Boston (Mass.)
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
2014
19th century
Topic:
Subways--History  Search this
Subways--Design and construction  Search this
Urban transportation  Search this
Competition  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1039716

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