The Fisher Collection of Panama Canal materials contains materials collected by Richard Fisher, who lived in the Panama Canal Zone during its construction. Materials include books and pamphlets, stereographs, postcards, and panoramic photographs detailing the construction and history of the Panama Canal.
The contents of the collection date from 1897 to 1936. The bulk of the collection consists of loose-leaf binders of photo prints of forty-one Cass Gilbert buildings under construction between 1908 and 1936. (This represents less than half of his firm's total output.) The volumes are arranged alphabetically by name of building. A few additional ph...
Collection consists of two bound volumes of mechanical engineering laboratory reports written by Hartung while he was a student at Cornell University.
Photographs documenting civil and mechanical engineering activities, equipment, facilities, and projects. Some of the subjects are boilers, engines, turbines, lighthouses, aqueducts, bridges, factories, roads, hydroelectric stations, kilns and mills. Few of the images are identified.
Approximately 350 stereo cards of engineering subjects, such as bridges, tunnels, lighthouses, canals, quarries, etc., including both U.S. and foreign subjects.
Materials relating to bridge construction in California. Includes a set of drawings for the San Joaquin River Bridge, Mossdale, California (1924), a California Division of Highways Bridge Department Manual (1931), and booklets by the California Highway Commission containing contracts and specifications for the construction of bridges on state highw...
Photographs Plowden took of bridges, aqueducts and viaducts all over the United States and a few in Canada. The photographs are of various types of bridges: truss, suspension, covered. Some photographs feature close-up details of architectural elements, such as arches, chains, towers and ornamentation.
Materials concerning dams, power plants, and materials testing in China, for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. It consists of a bound volume of preliminary reports, with maps, prepared for China's National Resources Commission by John L. Savage, consulting engineer. Includes a report on the Yangtze River Gorge Project (11/1944) and several other Chin...
Approximately one hundred fifteen glass negatives of diesels.
One cubic foot of reports on tunnels, including several in the New York subway system.