Guide to the Panama Canal Commission Photonegatives

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1116
Creators:
United States. Panama Canal Commission
Panama Canal Company
Dates:
1903-circa 1939
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
6 Cubic feet
41 boxes
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
A collection of 719 negatives on various subjects relating to the building of the Panama Canal and the U.S. presence there until the late 1930s.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Divided into 16 series:
Series 1, Canal Construction
Series 2, Locks
Series 3: Slides and Removal
Series 4, Dredges
Series 5, Panoramas of Canal
Series 6, Miscellaneous Construction Machinery
Series 7, Power Plant Construction
Series 8, Piers and Marine Terminals
Series 9, Bridges
Series 10, Miscellaneous Construction Scenes and Blasting
Series 11, Government Structures
Series 12, Towers, Cranes and Hoisting
Series 13, Dam Construction
Series 14, Panama Railroad Trestles
Series 15, Water Towers and Gas Holders
Series 16, Miscellaneous Engineering Subjects

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Panama Canal Commission, a U.S. government agency, operated the Canal during the 20-year transition period that began with Panama Canal Treaty implementation on October 1, 1979. The Commission replaced the former Panama Canal Company.

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.,Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Preferred Citation
Panama Canal Commission Photonegatives, 1903-ca. 1939, 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.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Bridges -- Panama Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Canals -- Panama Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Construction -- Panama Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Water towers -- Panama Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Machinery -- Panama Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Panama Canal (Panama) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Power plants -- Panama Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Panama Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Railroads -- Panama Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass -- 1900-1950 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Panama Canal Commission 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