Guide to the Nathan W. Morgan Papers

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0965
Creators:
Morgan, Nathan W.
Dates:
1888-1972
bulk 1930s
Languages:
Some materials in French and Taiwanese Mandarin.
Physical Description:
10 Cubic feet
29 boxes
Repository:
The papers contain materials relating to the design and construction of highway bridges.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
These papers contain materials relating to the design and construction of highway bridges in the United States. The materials consist of publications, reports, testing data, correspondence, photographs taken by Morgan depicting suspension, concrete arch, moveable, steel arch, timber, concrete, steel simple span, cantilever, and stone bridges.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is divided into four series.
Series 1: Bridges, 1888-1972
Series 2: Trade Literature, 1920-1959
Series 3: Photographs, 1921-1959
Series 4: Scrapbooks, 1916-1946

Biographical
Biographical
Nathan Wilson Morgan (b. 1891) was born in Downingtown, Pennsylvania and earned a B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Colorado in 1916. In 1922 he married Mabel M. Fand. He worked for the American Bridge Company from 1916-1925 and for the United States Bureau of Public Roads, Bridge Division from 1925-1961.

Administration
Author
Alison Oswald
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Nathan W. Morgan to the National Museum of History and Technology (now the National Museum of American History), Division of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, in 1964.
Processing Information
Collection processed by Alison Oswald, archivist, 2022.
Custodial History
Transferred to the Archives Center in 2007 from the Division of Work and Industry.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Preferred Citation
Nathan W. Morgan Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
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.

Related Materials
Materials in the Archives Center
Berlin Construction Company Records, NMAH.AC.1032
Bollman Truss Bridge Collection, NMAH.AC.1064
Cummings Structural Concrete Company, NMAH.AC.0218
Foundation Company Records, NMAH.AC.0974
Modjeski and Masters Company Records, NMAH.AC.0976
The George S. Morison Collection, NMAH.AC.0978
Niagara Falls Bridge Commission Records, NMAH.AC.1060
John A. Roebling's Sons, NMAH.AC.0981
Quebec Bridge Photograph Collection, NMAH.AC.1026

More Information

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Bridges -- Design and construction Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
California Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clippings -- 20th century Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drawings -- 20th century Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Concrete bridges Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Iron and steel bridges Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Moveable bridges Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New York Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pamphlets -- 20th century Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- 20th century Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reports Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Road maps -- United States Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
San Francisco (Calif.) Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks -- 20th century Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Trade catalogs Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tunnels Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
welding Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Picture postcards -- 20th century Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Suspension bridges -- Design and construction Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bureau of Public Roads Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of History of Technology Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
American Bridge Company Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Work and Industry 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
https://americanhistory.si.edu/archives