Yadkin River Dam Photograph Album, 1916-1917

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1041
Creators:
Kemmer, Frank
Dates:
1916-1917
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.33 Cubic feet
1 box
Repository:
Photograph album showing all aspects of construction of the Narrows Dam on the Yadkin River in North Carolina.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of one album containing 101 photographs documenting the hydroelectric project and construction of the Narrows Dam on the Yadkin River near Badin, North Carolina. Frank Kemmer took the photographs from December 30, 1916 through April 25, 1917. Images include the trusses, piers, cranes and other equipment.

Arrangement
Arrangement
This collection is arranged in one series.
Series 1, Photograph Album, 1916-1917

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Narrows Dam is located on the Yadkin River, one of the largest rivers in North Carolina. The dam and its hydroelectric station was constructed by the Aluminum Company of America (Alcoa), to supply power for an aluminum production plant nearby.

Administration
Author
Kiley Orchard (intern); supervised by Vanessa Broussard Simmons, archivist.
Processing Information
Processed by Kiley Orchard (intern), 2008; supervised by Vanessa Broussard Simmons, archivist.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated to the Department of the History of Science and Technology, Division of Engineering and Industry by Frank Kemmer's granddaughter, Anne Wheelock, in 1990. It was transferred to the Archives Center in 2007.
Separated Materials
Four lantern slides of electric furnace operation were placed in the Division of Work and Industry Lantern Slide Collection (NMAH.AC.1013)and received no numbers.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research use.
Physical Access: Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves.
Conditions Governing Use
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.
Preferred Citation
Yadkin River Dam Photograph Album, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution

Related Materials
Other Archives Center collections relating to dams and hydroelectric power plants include Robert F. Olds Collection and John L. Savage Collection.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Yadkin River (N.C.) Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rivers -- North Carolina Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- 1910-1920 Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dams -- North Carolina Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
North Carolina Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photograph albums -- 20th century Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Engineering and Industry 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