Robert F. Olds Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0231
Creators:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Olds, Robert F., 1881- (civil engineer)
Dates:
1918-1948
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.2 Cubic Feet
4 boxes
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection contains material from fourteen dam construction projects (1918-1946), including notes, blueprints, reports, drawings, and corres¬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
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
Biographical / Historical
Robert P. Olds (1881-?) was a civil engineer of dams, hydroelectric plants, steam plants, water supply systems, and sewage systems.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by David Stevens, 1986.
Author
David A. Stevens
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Robert F. Olds Collection, 1918-1948, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
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.

Custodial History
Custodial History
Transferred to the Archives Center from the Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, August 7, 1986.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Blueprints Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Notes Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reports Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Civil engineers Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Engineering Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- 1900-1950 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Notebooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drawings -- 1900-1950 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hydraulic engineering and engineers Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Periodicals Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Water supplies Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hydroelectric power plants Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Generators and generating stations Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Civil engineering Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dams Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives