Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Guide to the Beata Drake Covered Bridge Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0998
Creators:
National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges.
Drake, Beata
Dates:
1954-1981.
Languages:
English
.
Physical Description:
3 Cubic feet
9 boxes
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
The collection is comprised of materials assembled by Ms. Drake on the subject of covered bridges. It includes photographic prints and negatives she took, most of which are captioned with information about location and date of the photograph; postcards, some of them used; newsletters, guidebooks, and publications by various local and national groups interested in covered bridges, including the National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges; and published maps with information on where to find covered bridges. The collection relates mostly to covered bridges in the eastern United States.

Arrangement
Arrangement
1 series.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Collector and covered bridge enthusiast, she died in 1982.

Administration
Author
NMAH Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisiton
Collection donated by Beata Drake.
Ownership and Custodial History
Donated to the National Museum of American History's Division of Engineering and Industry (now called the Division of Work and Industry) in 1981. Transferred to the Archives Center in 2007.
Processing Information
Collection is unprocessed.

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
Collection open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Preferred Citation
Beata Drake Covered Bridge Collection, 1954-1981, 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.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Maps Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Newsletters Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Covered bridges Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ephemera Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bridges Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- 20th century Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pamphlets Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Postcards Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- Black-and-white negatives -- 20th century Genre Form 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