- Collection ID:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Work and Industry
Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company
- Physical Description:
Photographs that document Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing employee Ray Quick's travels to the Philippines and Guam to explore the power potential of the islands.
Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
This collection consists of 150 photographs assembled by Ray Quick, arranged in the form of a travelogue. They document Quick's travels to the Philippines in 1947 to determine if Westinghouse Power could bring electricity to the islands. Most of the images are group portraits or landscape scenes, as well as American graves and sunken ships. Places featured include Corregidor, Guam, Itogon Trail, La Guardia Airport, and Manila Bay. There are also photographs of the Philippines National Power Company in Luzon. The photographs are captioned.
This collection is arranged in one series.
Series 1: Photograph Album, 1947
Ray Quick, an employee of Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company, explored the power potential of the Philippines between May 28 and July 8, 1947. The company was founded by George Westinghouse in 1886 and pioneered long-distance power transmission. Quick died on October 5, 1976.
Collection processed by Kiley Orchard, intern, 2008; supervised by Vanessa Broussard- Simmons, archivist, 2008.
Immediate Source of Acquisiton
The collection was donated by Ray Quick's wife, Glorene Quick, to the National Museum of American History's Division of Mechanical Engineering in 1978.
Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
Collection open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Westinghouse Philippines Power Mission Photo Album, 1947, 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.
The collection was transferred to the Archives Center from the Division of Mechanical Engineering (now Division of Work and Industry), 2007.
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012