Guide to the Providence Engineering Works Records

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1076
Creators:
Providence Engineering Works
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1850-1933
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2.5 Cubic Feet
10 boxes, 1 map-folder
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Collection includes order books, 1883-1898, 1898-1918, 1894-1923; shipping book, 1883-1892; detailed cost record, 1892-1896; parts listing; pattern list, 1890-1907; miscellaneous order book, 1916-1920; book of standard and special engine details, 1881-1889; and drawing list, 1881-1908; also photographs, glass negatives, drawings, publications, and other material concerning Corliss engines and Rice and Sargent steam engines.

Arrangement
Arrangement
1 series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Engineers specializing in stationary engines and general machinery. It was incorporated in 1863 as the Providence Steam Engine Company, and merged in 1889 with the Rice and Sargent Engine Company to become the Providence Engineering Works.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by Alison Oswald, archivist, 2018.
Author
Alison Oswald
Immediate Source of Acquisiton
Donated to the Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering by Charles T. Main, Inc. in 1965.

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
Collection is open for research.
Preferred Citation
Providence Engineering Works, 1850-1933, 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
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
Blueprints Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Providence (RI) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Steam-engines Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Order books Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drawings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass -- 19th-20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Trade literature Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rice and Sargent Company Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Providence Steam Engine Company 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