Query: Construction and civil engineering
Wright Brothers Collection
Dates:
1909-1945
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (1 slim legal document box)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0376
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists mostly of correspondence between the Wright brothers and the following people: J.W. See; Ralph H. Upson; Henry Ford; Ernest Jones; Frank Coffyn; O.G. Simmons; C.R. Peterkin; Otto Mallery; Maynard; and Lester Gardner. Also included are sketches, an NAA letter signed by witnesses: Etheridge, Dough and Moore attesting to the 1903 flight, and the Wright Brothers' original bid for the military contract.

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Records
Dates:
1903-1911
Size:
24.02 cu. ft. (20 record storage boxes) (1 12x17 box) (1 16x20 box) (5 tall document boxes) (11 folders oversize materials)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 81
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The National Museum Building Construction Records, 1894 - 1919 (bulk 1903 - 1911), document the process and methods used to construct the National Museum Building that is now known as the National Museum of Natural History. These records primarily refer to the management of the construction aspects of the project, documenting specifications for services and supplies …

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James C. Bradley Oral History Interviews
Creators:
Bradley, James C., 1910-1984, interviewee
Dates:
1974-1978
Size:
26 audiotapes (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9515
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program …

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James Leffel and Company Records
Creators:
James Leffel and Company
Dates:
circa 1848-1976
Size:
20 Cubic feet (42 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0960
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents James Leffel and Company of Springfield, Ohio, manufacturer of turbines, water wheels and engines.

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Philip G. Freelon Architectural Archive
Creators:
Freelon, Philip G., 1953-2019
Dates:
bulk 1939-2017
Size:
5.1 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAAHC.A2017.51
Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture

The Philip G. Freelon Architectural Archival Collection documents the life and career of architect, educator, cultural heritage preservation advocate and artist Philip G. Freelon. The collection highlights his distinguished career from its inception to his role as the "architect of record" for the National Museum of African American History and …

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John Stevens Collection
Creators:
Watkins, J. Elfreth (John Elfreth), 1852-1903
Stevens, John, 1749-1838
Dates:
1808-1881
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0333
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The main component of this collection is a double-spaced typewritten document of 858 pages transcribed (apparently in 1903) from original records and consisting of correspondence, newspaper articles, technical descriptions, legal documents, and other material relating to John Stevens, his professional work and career. Some of the correspondence is between Stevens and his …

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Eisler Engineering Company records
Creators:
Eisler Engineering Company.
Dates:
1885 - 1988
bulk 1920-1950s
Size:
30 Cubic feet (49 boxes, 25 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0734
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Records document Charles Eisler, a Hungarian immigrant who was a skilled mechanic and engineer and his company, Eisler Engineering Company of Newark, New Jersey, which manufactured equipment for producing electric lamps, television and radio tubes, welding equipment and laboratory equipment.

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Madison Cooper Papers
Creators:
Cooper, Madison, 1868-1946
Madison Cooper Company (Watertown, N.Y.)
Dates:
1900-1963
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1054
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Madison Cooper was an inventor and manufacturer of refrigerating systems in the early twentieth century. Cooper received several patents for his refrigeration inventions, including several refrigerating apparatuses, an air-circulating system, a process for preventing the formation of frost on refrigerating surfaces and a refrigeration train car. The collection spans 1900-1963 and includes his United States and foreign patents, his publications related to refrigeration, and a few documents and photographs related to Cooper and the Madison Cooper Company.

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Piaggio Aircraft Photo Albums
Creators:
Piaggio (Industrie Aeronautiche e Meccaniche Rinaldo Piaggio SpA)
Dates:
1934-1945
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (3 photo albums)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.1216
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of three Piaggio & Co. (Italy) photo albums containing photographs of Piaggio aircraft from the period of circa 1934 to 1945, including the Piaggio P.16 bomber; the long-distance transport prototypes Piaggio P.23M and P.23R (also known as the P.123); the prototype Piaggio P.32-I bomber; the Piaggio P.50-I and P.50-II bombers; the four-engine Piaggio P.108B, P.108C, and P.108T aircraft; the Piaggio P.111 high-altitude research aircraft; and the prototype Piaggio P.119 fighter. Also included are photographs of aircraft built by Piaggio from designs by two other Italian companies: the Nardi FN.305 and the Nardi FN.315, the Cant (CRDA) Z.501, and the Cant (CRDA) Z.506 family.

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Records
Dates:
1881-1973
Size:
29.58 cu. ft. (29 record storage boxes) (1 tall document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 157
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records include records of the Buildings Management Department and its predecessors, including subject files, photographs, plans, reports, sketches, drawings, blueprints, memoranda, and correspondence concerning maintenance, financial matters, labor and supply costs, visitors, receptions, exhibitions, guard forces, and buildings maintained by the Department. Annual reports from the Superintendent of Buildings …

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