Query: Iron and steel bridges
Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering Bridges Reference Collection
Creators:
Vogel, Robert M.
Shayt, David H.
Worthington, Bill
Dates:
1755-2000
Size:
45 Cubic feet (114 boxes, 23 map folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1577
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of a wide range of materials--ephemera, trade literature, correpsondence, photographs, maps, plans, schematics, pamplets, brochures, postcards, calendars--documenting the subject of bridges.

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Lili Réthi Papers
Creators:
Rethi, Lili, 1894-1969
Dates:
1918-1969
Size:
8 Cubic feet (21 boxes, 8 map folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0749
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers document artist and illustrator Lili Réthi who was best known for her drawings of industrial subjects such as bridges, construction scenes and mines.

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William R. Hutton Papers
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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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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Cummings Structural Concrete Company Records
Creators:
Cummings, Robert A., 1866-1962
Dates:
1884-1952 and undated
Size:
20 Cubic feet (36 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0218
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Cummings Structural Concrete Company Records consists primarily of correspondence and business records documenting Robert A. Cummings' firm, consulting work, and participation in professional associations, especially the American Society of Civil Engineers, 1892-1893, circa 1900-1939; technical data and publications on soils testing, 1900-1939; and drawings, blueprints, and photographs and glass negatives of construction …

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Edwin G. Rust Papers
Creators:
Colorado Fuel and Iron Company
Elk Rapids Iron Company
Rust Boiler Company
Rust Engineering Company
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Dates:
1890-1928
Size:
5 Cubic feet (14 boxes and 1 map-folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1070
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers, comprised mostly of business correspondence (typescript, handwritten, and letter press books), from Edwin Rust's career as an engineer, specializing in boilers and steam engines. Also included are agreements, receipts, telegrams, blueprints, sketches, job cost records, rate of wages (Antrim Iron Company), daily labor reports (Elk Rapid Iron Company) and …

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George S. Morison Collection
Creators:
Morison, George S., 1842-1903
Dates:
1846-1903
Size:
30 Cubic feet (63 boxes and 152 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0978
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the career of George S. Morison, a prominent civil engineer, specializing in railroad bridge design. The materials consist primarily of drawings and maps (linen tracings, blueprints, sketches); final bridge reports; photographs; glass plate negatives; daily diaries; correspondence; and published material documenting George S. Morison's participation on the Isthmian Canal Commission, 1898-1903.

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James A. Millholland Collection
Creators:
Millholland, James A., Jr. , 1824-1893
Dates:
1866-1899
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0163
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection is divided into five series. The first series consists of biographical material, including notebooks 1866; 1873; 1882; 1886; correspondence, 1867‑1899, both from and to James A. Millholland regarding a trip to England and purchase and shipment of railroad rails; the photographic series contains portraits of both Millhollands and car interiors, and locomotive shops …

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The Foundation Company Records
Creators:
Foundation Company (The).
Dates:
1887-1969
Size:
9 Cubic feet (17 boxes, 28 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0974
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

These records include sketches, drawings, blueprints, contracts, and reports relating to highway and railroad bridges, tunnels, subways, mine shafts, canals and waterways, dams, concrete buildings, concrete construction, derricks and derrick barges, cranes, caissons and caisson construction, air locks, pumps, jacks, engines, and turbines; also photographs, photograph albums, and newspaper clippings …

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Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Records
Creators:
Garrett, John W. (John Work), 1820-1884
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company
Latrobe, Benj. H. (Benjamin Henry), 1807-1878
Dates:
1827-1987
Size:
33 Cubic feet (76 boxes, 46 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1086
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of correspondence, invoices, drawings, photographs, and negatives and other printed literature documenting the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad from its inception in 1827 to its merger with the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad in the 1960s.

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