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Creators:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Engineering and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Cotton, Robert, Sir
Dates:
1984-1985.
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1022
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Fifty-eight titled photographs taken by Sir Robert Cotton, of scenes along the C & O Canal, including locks, acqueducts, canal station; and cyclists and joggers along the towpaths.

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Dates:
2010
Size:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9626
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA) began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Progra...

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Creators:
Hutton, William R., 1826-1901
Dates:
1830-1965
Size:
30 Cubic feet (33 boxes, 21 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0987
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The papers document the life and work of William R. Hutton, a civil engineer during the late 1800s to the early 1900s. Materials include diaries, notebooks, correspondence, letterpress copy book, printed materials, publications, specifications, photographs, drawings, and maps that document the construction of several architectural and engineering projects during this period. Most notable are the records containing information related to the construction of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, Hudson River Tunnel, the Washington Aqueduct, the Kanawha River Canal, and the Washington/Harlem River Bridge. There are also several records about railroads in the state of Maryland, the District of Columbia and elsewhere, including the Western Maryland Railroad, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Colorado Midlands Railway, Baltimore and Drum Point Railroad, the Northern Adirondack Railroad, and the Pittsfield and Williamstown Railroad. The records can be used to track the progression of these projects, and engineering innovation during the late 1800s to the early 1900s.

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Dates:
1975
Size:
2 audiotapes (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9563
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program ...

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Creators:
Fairchild, G. B. (Graham Bell), interviewee
Dates:
1989
Size:
2 audiotapes (Reference copies). 3 digital .mp3 files (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9559
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction
Dates:
circa 1960-1980
Size:
107.16 cu. ft. (105 record storage boxes) (2 document boxes) (2 tall document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 638
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of project files documenting the repairs, improvement, and renovation of existing Smithsonian buildings. The records include memoranda with Smithsonian offices, correspondence with contractors, blueprints, cost analyses, specifications, and photographs. Buildings and museums documented in this collection include: the...

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Creators:
Luchs, Kenneth J.
Henry J. Kaufman and Associates (Washington, D.C.)
Dates:
1930-1980
bulk 1930s-1970s
Size:
2 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0843
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Materials relating to Henry J. Kaufman, including photographs and ID cards; and the records of the Kaufman firm, including six scrapbooks, one for each decade; company newsletters, photographs, and other papers detailing the business history of the company as well as its social and other internal activities.

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Creators:
Dixon, Ralph L.
Dixon, Hetty G.
Dates:
1924-1960
Size:
12 leaves (gathered matter components) (24 x 31 cm.)
Collection ID:
SIL-CL.MSS001783B
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

Album with seventeen specimens of flowering plants that were collected, dried, and arranged by Ralph L. Dixon and his wife, Hetty G. Dixon. The album contains specimens of 17 plants that were gathered by the Dixons, mostly in the vicinity of Washington D.C. (Georgetown, Great Falls, and the C. & O. Canal towpath) in 1924. Two of the final group of specimens were gathered in Montana and the Rocky Mountains in 1960.

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Creators:
Meigs, Montgomery C., 1816-1892
Russell, Andrew J., 1829-1902
Dates:
1870 - 1890
Size:
12.5 Cubic feet (27 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0984
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Mongomery C. Meigs, an Army officer, engineer, architect, and scientist. Meigs's papers include scrapbooks and photographs relating primarily to his work on the Pension Building and the Washington Aqueduct in Washington, D.C. but also his interest in politics, military affairs, construction, Native Americans, inventions, real estate, and financial matters.

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Dates:
circa 1927-1932 and undated
Size:
0.45 cu. ft. (3 3x5 boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7455
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This collection consists of glass plate negatives and lantern slides of Panama and its environs. The glass plate negatives are of plants, animals, and various sites in Panama. Included are many negatives of diseased palm trees and a few images of the San Blas Islands. The photographer of the negatives is unknown, as is their provenance. T...

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