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Creators:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Transportation
Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Co.
Engineering and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1860-1936
Size:
18 Cubic feet (55 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0208
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection of engineering reports and correspondence from the Engineering Department of the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Company. The Philadelphia and Reading Railroad was most used for the transportation of anthracite coal within Pennsylvania from 1833 through the early 1970s.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Dates:
circa 1955-1985
Size:
10 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 95-116
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document research, exhibition planning, and collecting activities of the Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering for the Hall of Civil Engineering and the Hall of Heavy Machinery in the National Museum of American History. Materials include the correspondence and memoranda of Robert M. Vogel, Assistant Curator, 1958-1960, ...

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Creators:
American Public Works Association.
Stine, Jeffrey K.
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
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Dates:
1999-2000
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0983
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Nominations for awards in the "Top Ten Public Works Projects of the Twentieth Century, 1900-2000" competition. The nominations included such things as project brochures, photographs, video cassettes, articles, written histories, and other miscellaneous items submitted to support the individual cases.

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Creators:
Kronenberg, Max, 1894-
Engineering and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1954-1971
Size:
1.3 Cubic feet (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0813
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection includes technical reports containing laboratory notes, charts, graphs, drawings, and diagrams relating to Kroenberg's career as a researcher and analyst in the field of machining of metals from the 1920s to the 1960s. The papers are in English, in Kronenberg's native German as well as in French, Russian and Spanish. They relate t...

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Hunt, Mary Alice Minear
Hunt, George Laird
Fishbaugh, William Arthur
Engineering and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI.
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Dates:
1905-1908.
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1021
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Photograph album of commercially-produced photographs of Panama Canal construction.

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Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Wilson, Raymond E.
Millington, Ruth H.
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Dates:
1958-1974.
Size:
1.6 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0999
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection relates to covered bridges in America and Europe. It includes hundreds of slides (with index) of photographs of covered bridges; an album of prints of photographs of covered bridges in Germany, Switzerland and Austria; books and pamphlets, both national and regional, about covered bridges; newsletters from covered bridge organization...

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Creators:
Perkins, James Secor
Gilbreth, Frank Bunker, 1868-1924
Gilbreth, Lillian Moller, 1878-1972
Dates:
1907-2000
bulk 1911-1924
Size:
5 Cubic feet (19 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0803
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists primarily of glass plate slides (negative and positive), photo prints, and stereographs documenting the work undertaken by Frank and Lillian Gilbreth from 1910 to 1924 in the fields of motion study, shop efficiency, and factory organization. Also included are slides dcoumenting the Gilbreth Family, their travels, residences, and friends. The collection also contains the film "The Original Films of Gilbreth The Quest for the One Best Way," 1968 by James S. Perkins.

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Creators:
Chaney, Charles B.
Dates:
1972
1850-1947
undated
Size:
21 Cubic feet (92 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1167
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Approximately 20,000 negatives of railroad related subjects with an emphasis on the eastern lines, especially the Pennsylvania Railroad and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Besides locomotives, other subjects include freight trains, passenger cars, bridges and tracks, stations, yards, tunnels, shops and engine houses, and train wrecks.

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Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Holly Manufacturing Company
Worthington Corporation
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Dates:
1840-1982
Size:
18 Cubic feet (54 boxes, 1 map folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0916
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection documents the products and business activities of the Worthington Corporation, its predecessors and its subsidiaries. The records focus on the products that the Worthington Corporation produced, including steam pumps, hydraulic pumps and gas engines.

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Creators:
McIntosh, Seymour and Company
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of (NMAH, SI)
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Dates:
circa 1886-1939
Size:
93.6 Cubic feet (174 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0985
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The records document the design, manufacture, and operation of steam and diesel engines by McIntosh, Seymour and Company of Auburn, New York.

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