Guide to the Alfred Maevis Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0954
Creators:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Maevis, Alfred
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Dates:
1903-1969
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 Cubic foot
5 Boxes
Repository:
The collection relates to Maevis' work on the New York subway system.

Scope and Contents
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
Arrangement
The collection was processed by Alison Oswald, archivist, 2018.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Maevis was a civil engineer who worked on the New York subway system, and who published frequently on engineering topics.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The original provenance of the collection is unknown, and is recorded as "collected for NMAH".

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Alfred Maevis Collection, 1903-1969, 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
The collection was transferred from the Division of Work and Industry to the Archives Center in 2007.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Subways -- New York (N.Y.) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Technical literature Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Local transit -- New York (N.Y.) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tunnels -- New York (N.Y.) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New York (N.Y.) -- Transportation Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Urban transportation -- New York (N.Y.) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Diagrams Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Contracts Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Financial records -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Underground construction Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Specifications Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Excavating machinery Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Excavations -- New York (N.Y.) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reprints Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dredging -- New York (N.Y.) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], 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