Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Guide to the Raymond E. Wilson Covered Bridge Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0999
Creators:
Wilson, Raymond E.
Millington, Ruth H.
National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges.
Dates:
1912-1980
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
3 Cubic feet
9 boxes, 1 map folder
Repository:
The collection documents covered bridges in America and Europe.

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; and blueprints of plans for repair work on bridges.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged into one series.

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

Administration
Author
Isaac Meth
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.
Processing Information
Collection processed by Isaac Meth, intern, 2022; supervised by Alison Oswald, archivist.
Ownership and Custodial History
Collection transferred to the Archives Center from the Division of Work and Industry in 2007.

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
Collection open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Preferred Citation
Raymond E. Wilson Covered Bridge Collection, 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
Blueprints Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Books Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bridges Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clippings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Covered bridges Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Covered bridges -- Austria Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Covered bridges -- Germany Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Covered bridges -- Switzerland Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Covered bridges -- United States Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Newsletters Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pamphlets Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photograph albums -- 20th century Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- 1950-2000 Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Slides (photographs) -- 20th century Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Work and Industry 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 History of Technology 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