Guide to the Richard Fisher Panama Canal Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1045
Creators:
Fisher, Richard
Fisher, Richard, Mrs.
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Dates:
1902-1968
Languages:
English
Some materials in Spanish.
Physical Description:
1 Cubic foot
4 boxes , 1 map-folder
Repository:
The Fisher Collection of Panama Canal materials contains materials collected by Richard Fisher, who lived in the Panama Canal Zone during its construction. Materials include books and pamphlets, stereographs, postcards, and panoramic photographs detailing the construction and history of the Panama Canal.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection contains stereographs and postcards relating to the construction of the Panama Canal; typescripts of letters sent from Panam, 1944; legislative documents; panoramic photographs detailing the Panama Canal's landscape; photographs of buildings; and books and pamphlets discussing the history of the Panama Canal.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged into two series.
Series 1: Photographs and Stereographs,
Series 2: Publications, 1902-1968

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Richard Fisher lived in the Canal Zone during the construction of the Canal and collected and assembled these materials.

Administration
Processing Information
Preliminary inventory created by Meghan Ryan, intern, 2014; processed by Alison Oswald, archivist, 2018.
Author
Alison Oswald
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated by Mrs. Richard Fisher in 1977 to the Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering (now the Division of Work and Industry).

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Preferred Citation
Richard Fisher Collection of Panama Canal Materials, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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.

Related Materials
Materials at the Archives Center
Panama Canal Commission Photonegatives (AC1116)
Joe Britton Panama Canal Zone Photographs (AC1234)
W.P. Stine Panama Canal Papers (AC1039)
Katherine Kingsford Panama Canal Photograph Album (AC1040)
W.A. Fishbaugh Panama Canal Photograph Album (AC1021)
John Frances Little Panama Canal Scrapbook (AC0708)
Charles Wood Panama Canal Photograph Album (AC1114)
Robert Dearborn Panama Canal Glass Negatives (AC1111)
William Currie Photograph Album (AC1043)
Roland A. McCrady Photograph Collection (AC0710)
George S. Morison Collection (AC0978)
George W. Sims Papers (AC0127)
William R. Hutton Papers (AC0987)
Division of Cultural History Lantern Slides and Stereographs (AC0945)
Robert F. Olds Collection (AC0231)

Custodial History
Custodial History
The collection was transferred from the Division of Work and Industry to the Archives Center in 2007.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Books Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Panama Canal (Panama) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Canals Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Canal Zone Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dams -- Panama Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Locks and dams Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, 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

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