Query: Suspension bridges
Niagara Falls Bridge Commission Records
Creators:
Niagara Falls International Bridge Company and Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge Company
Dates:
1848-1946
bulk 1890-1929
Size:
8 Cubic feet (22 boxes, 5 map folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1060
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Correspondence, bridge construction and condition reports, financial records, and other materials created by or concerning the Niagara Falls International Bridge Company and the Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge Company (NFSB). The main focus of the collection is company administration and the daily operation of a series of bridges connecting the U.S. and Canada over the Niagara Gorge.

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Benjamin Franklin Bridge Photograph Album
Dates:
1922-1926.
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1029
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Sixty-six pages from a photograph album compiled by an anonymous photographer, documenting the Philadelphia-Camden or Delaware River Bridge, now called the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.

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Holton Duncan Robinson papers
Creators:
Robinson, Holton Duncan, 1863-1945
Dates:
1889 - 1938
Size:
0.66 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0963
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Business papers, patents, and photographs of bridges documenting the work of Holton Duncan Robinson, world-renowned engineer in suspension bridge cable design and construction.

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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Bridges
Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969
Dates:
1818-1941
Size:
1 Cubic foot (consisting of 2 boxes, 1 folder, 3 oversize folders, 2 map case folders, plus digital images of some collection material.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Bridges
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Bridges forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana

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Nathan W. Morgan Papers
Creators:
Morgan, Nathan W.
Dates:
1888-1972
bulk 1930s
Size:
10 Cubic feet (29 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0965
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The papers contain materials relating to the design and construction of highway bridges.

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John A. Roebling Collection
Creators:
Roebling, Charles Gustavus, 1849-1918
Roebling, Ferdinand W. (Ferdinand William), 1842-1917
John A. Roebling's Sons Company
Roebling, John Augustus, 1806-1869
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Dates:
1836-1975
bulk 1930-1950
Size:
18.5 Cubic feet (62 boxes, 1 map-folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0981
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents the work of the John A. Roebling's Sons Company, builders of bridges. The materials consist primarily of photograph albums documenting some of the bridges, tramways, ski lifts and chair lifts that Roebling's Sons Company was involved with. The documentation also includes specifications, patents, and reference materials about the engineering process of building bridges and bridges in general.

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Henry Grattan Tyrrell and Mary Maude Knox Tyrrell Papers
Creators:
Tyrrell, Henry Grattan, 1867-1948
Tyrrell, Mary Maude Knox
Dates:
1886-1941
Size:
2.3 Cubic feet (11 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0948
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Manuscripts, correspondence, business records, newspaper clippings and scrapbooks documenting the career of Henry Grattan Tyrrell, an early-twentieth-century civil engineer and bridge builder who was also a prolific self-published author of hundreds of journal articles and several books. Subjects include aesthetic bridge design, history of bridges, design of movable bridges, and the economical design of factories, shops, and mill buildings.

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Emory Kemp Glass and Ceramics Lantern Slide Collection
Creators:
Kemp, Emory L. (Professor)
Dates:
1930's.
Size:
0.1 Cubic feet (1 box)
Glass plates, 3-1/4" x 4", silver gelatin.
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0138
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A collection of lantern slides used as teaching aids by Dr. Emory Leland Kemp, Jr. (1931-2020) founder of the Department of the History of Science and Technology, West Virgnia University.

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Modjeski and Masters Company Records
Creators:
Modjeski and Masters
Dates:
1870-1979
bulk 1900-1940
Size:
60 Cubic feet (140 boxes, 23 map folders)
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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Edward Wellman Serrell Aeronautical Papers
Creators:
Serrell, Edward Wellman
Dates:
1865-1867
Size:
0.73 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.2011.0040
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The Edward Wellman Serrell Aeronautical Papers contains material related to the efforts, during and after the American Civil War, of Brigadier General E. W. Serrell of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to design and build the Valomotive, a steam-powered helicopter.

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