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Creators:
Furey, Joseph E., 1906-
Millstein, Barbara Head
Dates:
1989 April
Size:
43 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.furejose
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Interview of Joseph Furey conducted by Barbara Head Millstein. Furey speaks of his family background and education; his work as a laborer on the Golden Gate Bridge and the George Washington Bridge; his wife Lillian Flemming and their children; the evolution of his decorated apartment at 447 16th Street in Brooklyn; his materials and methods; his ha...

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Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Meigs, John
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Dates:
1900-1905.
Size:
4.5 Cubic feet (20 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1095
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Photoprints and negatives documenting the construction of several Washington, D.C. bridges. The Washington Aqueduct Bridge is the subject of most of the images. The Washington Channel Bridge, the Potomac Highway Bridge, and the 11th Street Bridge are also included among the images. Additionally, there is a letterpress book, an employee time book, a...

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Creators:
Rila, Carter
Ainsworth Bridge Company
Dates:
1883-1884
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet ((1 box))
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1030
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of one bound photograph album, 1883-1884, documenting the construction of the Northern Pacific Railroad Bridge over the Snake River. The images depict machinery, piers, boats, and construction workers.

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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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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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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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Roebling, Charles Gustavus, 1849-1918
Roebling, Ferdinand W. (Ferdinand William), 1842-1917
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
John A. Roebling's Sons Company
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Dates:
1836-1975
bulk 1930-1950
Size:
18.5 Cubic feet (62 boxes)
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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Creators:
Roebling, Washington Augustus, 1837-1926
Dates:
1885-1926
Size:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7152
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These papers document Roebling's interest in mineralogy, and consist of correspondence with geologists and mineralogists including William F. Foshag, R. B. Gage, Samuel G. Gordon, William F. Hillebrand, George Frederick Kunz, Charles Palache, Samuel Lewis Penfield, Waldemar Theodore Schaller, Earl V. Shannon, Edgar Theodore Wherry, and Herbert...

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Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Darnell, Victor
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Dates:
undated
1908-1913
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1018
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Photographs of bridge construction projects collected by Victor Darnell was an early student of civil engineering and a pioneering civil engineer.

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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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