Morris Jacks Papers

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1448
Dates:
1929-1974
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
3 Cubic feet
6 boxes, 1 map-folder
Repository:
Papers document consulting engineer Morris Jacks and his work with the Empire State Building, Yankee Stadium, and the Third Avenue Transit Corporation.

Content Description
Content Description
Papers document consulting engineer Morris Jacks and his work with the Empire State Building, Yankee Stadium, and the Third Avenue Transit Corporation. The collection consists of correspondence, appraisals, reports, blueprints, legal documents, and other notes about Jacks's work related to the valuation of structures.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The Collection is arranged into 4 series.
Series 1: Personal Materials, undated
Series 2: Empire State Building, 1929-1975
Series 3: Third Avenue Transit Corporation, 1949-1955
Series 4: Yankee Stadium, 1945-1976

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Morris Jacks was a ptacticing and consulting engineer who graduated from Washington University (St. Louis) in 1920. He supervised construction projects in Missouri and New York City and was president and chief engoneer of Sola Engineering Corporation which worked on excavations and foundations. Jacks also conducted appraisals and the valuation of structural improvements (buildings, fixtures, machinery, piping, and wiring) working for the City of New York , Board of Taxes and Assessments He also acted as an expert witness, providing testimony in state and federal court for legal cases involving construction costs and depreciations of buildings and equipment.

Administration
Author
Alison Oswald
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
Custodial History
Transferred to the Archives Center from the Division of Work Industry, 2017.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Preferred Citation
Morris Jacks Papers, 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.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Engineering -- 20th century Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stadiums Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Correspondence Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reports Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Blueprints -- 20th century Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Appraisals Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Legal documents -- 20th century Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Color slides -- 20th century Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- 1930-1950 Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Work and Industry Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Yankee Stadium (New York, N.Y. : 1923-2009) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Empire State Building 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