Matthew Mawhinney, an engineer specializing in industrial furnace design and operation, collected this material during his career with Salem Engineering Co. and later as a consulting engineer.
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.
Photographs that document the construction of the Rip Van Winkle Bridge in New York during various stages of construction, construction crews, and pier interiors.
Films depict U.S. Navy personnel carrying out maintenance and repair operations on diesel engines. The films were made under the supervision of the Navy Bureau of Aeronautics for Bureau of Ships. 400-500 feet in length, with a voice-over commentary on technical aspects of the work on Bessemer, General Motors, and International diesel engines.
Photograph album showing all aspects of construction of the Narrows Dam on the Yadkin River in North Carolina.
Correspondence, memoranda, and interim and final reports on planning and scheduling of team visits and summaries of findings and impressions of team members. Some reports are in foreign languages and English translations.
Two photograph albums containing photographs of railroad bridge construction in Minnesota , on the St. Croix River, the Clearwater River, and the Soo River. The photographs, most of which are captioned and dated, include images of such things as cutting, filling, bridges and piers, camps, and surveying. A few images of towns and people are included...
This collection is made up of Richard H. Miller's collection of postcards and slides illustrating bridges from around the world.
Over 2,000 photographic negatives of machinery produced by General Machinery Corporation and its predecessors; also three cubic feet of prints from the negatives.
Personal papers and correspondence (ca. 1946-1953) of Rice; publications, mostly on Diesel engines, their components and technical problems; material from Rice's academic career; directories of Diesel engine manufacturers and brochures describing their products; technical manuals and reprints of technical articles.