Guide to the Richard H. Miller Bridge Collection of Postcards and Slides

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0950
Creators:
Engineering and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Miller, Richard H.
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Dates:
1900-1991
Languages:
English
English
Physical Description:
3 Cubic feet
11 boxes, 1 map folder
Repository:
This collection is made up of Richard H. Miller's collection of postcards and slides illustrating bridges from around the world.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection is made up of postcards and photographic slides of bridges collected and organizedby Miller. Many of the postcards were sent by others before being purchased by Miller and include messages, postmarks and secondhand prices. A small number of postcards appear to have been sent to Miller by friends, while the remainder do not have any dates or notations. The slides are captioned.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged into two series.
Series 1: Postcards, undated
Series 2: Slides, undated

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Richard H. Miller (1913-2015) was an an industrial engineer and bridge enthusiast. A longtime resident of Cheshire, Connecticut, Miller collected postcards and slides of famous bridges as a lifelong hobby.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by Miles Lawlor; supervised by Alison Oswald, archivist, July 2019.
Author
Miles Lawlor
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Richard H. Miller in 1991.

Using the Collection
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.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Preferred Citation
Richard H. Miller Bridge Collection of Postcards and Slides, Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Custodial History
Custodial History
Transferred to the Archives Center from the Division of Work and Industry in 2007.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Postcards Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Picture postcards -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bridges Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- Color transparencies -- 1950-2000 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Slides (photographs) Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Engineering and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
History of Technology, Division of, 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