Guide to the Lucinda Rudell Covered Bridge Collection
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Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1028
Creators:
Engineering and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Moyer, Frances
Rudell, Lucinda
Dates:
1942-1986
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.3 Cubic feet
1 box
Repository:
The collection documents Mrs. Rudell's research on covered bridges, mostly in the United States, but also including some in Europe and Canada.

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
The collection is comprised of Mrs. Rudell's research on covered bridges, mostly in the United States but also including some in Europe and Canada. Included are letters, responses to her inquiries to local groups and governments, pamphlets, travel and tourist information, writings on covered bridges, postcards, clippings, a photograph album of covered bridges, newsletters from the Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges, and ephemera such as placemats and greeting cards depicting covered bridges.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Collection is arranged into one series.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Collector of covered bridge materials.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by Alison Oswald, archivist, 2018.
Author
Alison Oswald
Immediate Source of Acquisiton
Collection donated by Frances Moyer in 1987.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
Collection is open for research. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Preferred Citation
Lucinda Rudell Covered Bridge Collection, 1942-1986, 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
The collection was assembled by Mrs. Rudell and donated to the Museum's Division of Civil and Mechanical Engineering (now the Division of Work and Industry) in 1987 by her daughter. The collection was transferred to the Archives Center in 2007.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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Covered bridges Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Placemats Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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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