Guide to the Raymond E. Wilson Covered Bridge Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0999
Creators:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Wilson, Raymond E.
Millington, Ruth H.
National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges.
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Dates:
1958-1974.
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.6 Cubic feet
5 boxes
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection relates to covered bridges in America and Europe. It includes hundreds of slides (with index) of photographs of covered bridges; an album of prints of photographs of covered bridges in Germany, Switzerland and Austria; books and pamphlets, both national and regional, about covered bridges; newsletters from covered bridge organizations, both national and regional, such as the National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges; drawings; notes; copies of patents, an album of photographs entitled TRUSSES; articles and clippings; correspondence about covered bridges; blueprints of plans for repair work on bridges.

Arrangement
Arrangement
1 series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Mechanical engineer and covered bridge enthusiast.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by NMAH staff, 2008.
Author
NMAH Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Wilson's daughter in 1983 to the Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, now called the Division of Work and Industry.

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.,Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Preferred Citation
Raymond E. Wilson Covered Bridge Collection, 1958-1974, 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.

Ownership and Custodial History
Ownership and Custodial History
Collection 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
Bridges Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Covered bridges Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Covered bridges -- Austria Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Covered bridges -- Germany Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Covered bridges -- Switzerland Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Covered bridges -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Slides (photographs) -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Blueprints Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Books Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clippings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Newsletters Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pamphlets Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photograph albums -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Patents Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- 1950-2000 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], 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