Guide to the Rip Van Winkle Bridge Photographs
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Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1027
Creators:
Engineering and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
New York Department of Public Works.
Dates:
1933-1935
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.3 Cubic feet
1 box
Repository:
Photographs that document the construction of the Rip Van Winkle Bridge in New York during various stages of construction, construction crews, and pier interiors.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
90 photographs, documenting construction of the Rip Van WInkle Bridge during various stages of construction, construction crews, and pier interiors.
Scope and Contents
The State of New York, Department of Public Works, Division of Engineering, created this collection to document the construction of the Rip Van Winkle Bridge over the Hudson River at Catskill, New York, between 1933 and 1934. Photographers represented are A.C. Dario, F.J. Hart, and A. McMahon. The collection includes ninety photographs, captioned with the State of New York photograph number, subject, camera location or point of view, date, and remarks.

Arrangement
Arrangement
This collection is arranged in one series.
Series 1, Photographs, 1933-1935

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Rip Van Winkle Bridge spans the Hudson River between Hudson and Catskill, New York. It was built by the New York State Bridge Authority and opened July 2, 1935.

Administration
Processing Information
Processed by Kiley Orchard (intern), 2008; supervised by Vanessa Broussard Simmons, archivist.
Author
Kiley Orchard (intern); supervised by Vanessa Broussard Simmons, archivist
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased by the National Museum of American History, Division of Engineering and Industry (now called the Division of Work and Industry in 1984.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was purchased by the National Museum of American History, Division of Engineering and Industry (now called the Division of Work and Industry), 1984.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research use. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves.
Preferred Citation
Rip Van Winkle Bridge Photographs, 1933-1935, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: fees for commercial use. All duplication requests must be reviewed and approved by Archives Center staff.
Conditions Governing Access
Transferred to the Archives Center from the Division of Work and Industry, 2007.

Related Materials
Holton Duncan Robinson Papers

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Photographs -- 1930-1940 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bridges -- New York (State) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Engineering and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI. Corporate Name 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

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