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Creators:
Merker, Walter H., Jr.
PCC and St. L Railroad
Dates:
1925-1928
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1079
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of photographic prints of railroad construction in Pierron, St. Jacob, and Collinsville, Illinois, from 1925-1927.

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Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Modjeski and Masters
Dates:
1870-1979
bulk 1900-1940
Size:
60 Cubic feet (139 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0976
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The records document the work of consulting engineers and bridge builders, Ralph Modjeski (1861-1940) and Frank Masters (1883-1974) of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

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Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company.
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Dates:
1890-1915, undated.
Size:
2.33 Cubic feet (8 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1080
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The photographic images in this collection are largely of railway bridge construction and other properties owned by the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company at the turn of the twentieth century. Images are of two distinct projects (mostly construction) taken in and around the St. Louis, Missouri area (1890-1900): of a bridge project (name and location unknown) spanning 1902-1903; and of the construction of the Metropolis Bridge (that crosses the Ohio River at Metropolis, Illinois, about 12 miles south of Paducah, Kentucky) between 1914-1915. For the latter project Ralph Modjeski originally served as consultant engineer and then as chief civil engineer of construction. There are also negatives of unidentified bridge construction.

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History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Looney, Charles Thomas George, 1906-1987
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1917-1971.
Size:
9.1 Cubic feet (29 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1084
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The papers of Charles T. G. Looney contain handbooks, lectures, manuals, pamphlets, regulations reports, and research bulletins on structural design, concrete and steel materials testing, impact and stress studies, bridges, earthquakes, and erosion, building codes, waterpower, mathematical calculations, professional associations, and related engine...

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Creators:
Shanks, Lester
Dates:
1876-2010
bulk 1973-2008
Size:
3 Cubic feet (14 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1244
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection is comprised of the results of Shanks's research on covered bridges, mostly in America but also covered bridges in Canada and Switzerland. Included are albums containing color photographs of covered bridges, slides of covered bridges, postcards depicting covered bridges; maps, and guidebooks; newsletters, magazines, and newspaper clippings on the subject of covered bridges.

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History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Smith, Lawrence Talma, 1899-
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
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Dates:
circa 1927-1966
Size:
0.6 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0988
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection includes engineering reports, contract specifications, construction photographs, and drawings for South Park Commissioners and Chicago Park District projects, 1927, 1931, 1935-1940; Ohio Turnpike projects, 1951; railway bridges, 1953-1954; and Northern Illinois Toll Highway projects, 1954-1956. Also included are a copy of Smith's the...

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Creators:
Vogel, Robert M.
Engineering and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Bollman, Wendell, 1814-1884
Dates:
1852-1986
Size:
3 Cubic feet (4 boxes and 1 map-folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1064
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents various aspects of the development, implementation and research value of the Bollman truss bridge design.

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Creators:
Morison, George S., 1842-1903
Dates:
1846-1903
Size:
30 Cubic feet (61 boxes and 152 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0978
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the career of George S. Morison, a prominent civil engineer, specializing in railroad bridge design. The materials consist primarily of drawings and maps (linen tracings, blueprints, sketches); final bridge reports; photographs; glass plate negatives; daily diaries; correspondence; and published material documenting George S. Morison's participation on the Isthmian Canal Commission, 1898-1903.

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Engineering and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Miller, Richard H.
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
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Dates:
1900-1991
Size:
3 Cubic feet (11 boxes, 1 map folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0950
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection is made up of Richard H. Miller's collection of postcards and slides illustrating bridges from around the world.

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Creators:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Foundation Company (The).
Dates:
1887-1969
Size:
9 Cubic feet (17 boxes, 28 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0974
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

These records include sketches, drawings, blueprints, contracts, and reports relating to highway and railroad bridges, tunnels, subways, mine shafts, canals and waterways, dams, concrete buildings, concrete construction, derricks and derrick barges, cranes, caissons and caisson construction, air locks, pumps, jacks, engines, and turbines; also phot...

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