Includes maps of: Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi, West Virginia, Georgia, Louisiana, Florida, Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee.
Photographs, publications and correspondence related to D. Ward King's invention the King Road Drag, or the Split-Oak drag, which improved rural travel in the early 20th century by introducing a simple design and low-effort system for grading poor-quality roads. The King Road Drag was promoted heavily across the United States and Canada via the "Good Roads Campaign" originally sponsored by the railroad companies in the early decades of the twentieth century.
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Roads and Road Making 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
This collection comprises road maps of the Unites States and Mexico spanning from the 1935 until 1996.
In envelope marked "4 unfinished trails". Also "Catwba" Trail and Cherokee Path to Virginia before 1775. Copies of grants of deeds to Chicawaqua Path. 2 pages. Correspondence from Blanche Bentley, McMinsville, Tennessee and miscellaneous notes.
Includes detailed financial records, receipts from individual gate-keepers, payments to them and other employees, receipts of capital subscription from company stockholders.
This donation consists of one 8" x 40" black and white candid panoramic image inscribed with the following caption "Mail Plane leaving Hampton Roads, VA for Washington, DC. Feb. 1919." The photograph was taken by Rell Clements, Jr., who was a photographer based in Washington, DC.
This accession consists of the following publications that accompanied exhibitions at the National Museum of the American Indian: Nation to Nation: Treaties Between United States and American Indian Nations, edited by Suzan Shown Harjo; Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family, edited by Lois Sherr Dubin; The Great Inka Road:...
Clyde E. Learned (1885-?) was the senior highway engineer for the U.S. Bureau of Public Roads, District Three, during the years 1919-1939. He was later a design engineer for the Public Roads Administration, Division Nine, in 1949.