Joseph E. Furey interview
Millstein, Barbara Head
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 …
Washington, D.C. Bridges Collection
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 …
Northern Pacific Railroad Bridge Construction Photograph Album
Ainsworth Bridge Company
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.
William R. Hutton Papers
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.
John A. Roebling Collection
Roebling, Ferdinand W. (Ferdinand William), 1842-1917
John A. Roebling's Sons Company
Roebling, John Augustus, 1806-1869
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.
Washington Augustus Roebling Papers
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 Percy Whitlock. Most …
Cass Gilbert Collection
Gilbert, Cass, 1859-1934
Belden & Company (45 Clinton Street, Newark, N.J.)
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 …
Victor C. Darnell Bridge Construction Photographs
Photographs of bridge construction projects collected by Victor Darnell was an early student of civil engineering and a pioneering civil engineer.
Lester Shanks Collection of Covered Bridge Photographs and Ephemera
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.
Modjeski and Masters Company Records
The records document the work of consulting engineers and bridge builders, Ralph Modjeski (1861-1940) and Frank Masters (1883-1974) of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.