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Fisher, Richard
Fisher, Richard, Mrs.
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
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Dates:
1902-1968
Size:
1 Cubic foot (4 boxes , 1 map-folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1045
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Fisher Collection of Panama Canal materials contains materials collected by Richard Fisher, who lived in the Panama Canal Zone during its construction. Materials include books and pamphlets, stereographs, postcards, and panoramic photographs detailing the construction and history of the Panama Canal.

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Madland, Glen
Goldstein, Andrew
Flaschen, Steward
Finn, Bernard S., 1932-
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Dates:
1996.
Size:
0.25 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0566
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Transcripts and audio cassettes of oral history interviews with pioneers in the field of microelectronics. The interviews document the spectrum of innovative activities in the microelectronics industry.

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Meigs, Montgomery C., 1816-1892
Russell, Andrew J., 1829-1902
Dates:
1870 - 1890
Size:
12.5 Cubic feet (27 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0984
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Mongomery C. Meigs, an Army officer, engineer, architect, and scientist. Meigs's papers include scrapbooks and photographs relating primarily to his work on the Pension Building and the Washington Aqueduct in Washington, D.C. but also his interest in politics, military affairs, construction, Native Americans, inventions, real estate, and financial matters.

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Burmister, Donald, 1895-
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1927-1974.
Size:
3 Cubic feet (14 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1068
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Reports, studies, diagrams, and articles relating to consulting projects undertaken by Burmister concerning beach erosion, building and bridge foundations, airports, highways, docks, piers, bulkheads, and land development.

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Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Dates:
1986
Size:
2.08 cu. ft. (3 document boxes) (1 tall document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 02-090
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document elements that contributed to the creation of "Engines of Change: The American Industrial Revolution, 1790-1860" the video epilogue to the National Museum of American History's exhibition of the same title. The video was produced during 1986 for the National Museum of American History and was completed in 1987. Materials ...

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Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Rehor, John A.
Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
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Dates:
1925-1942.
Size:
2 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1075
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Over nine hundred official company photographs documenting the history of the railroad. Subjects include trains, locomotives and cars; employees and employee gatherings and events; structures such as stations, track, bridges, crossings, towers, coaling stations.

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Busignies, Henri Gaston, 1905-1981 (electronic/communications engineer)
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1905-1981
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0098
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Documentation of Gaston's role in the development of radio direction finders during World War II.

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Baldwin Locomotive Works.
Dates:
1822-1956
Size:
7 Cubic feet
6 Microfilm (35 mm)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0157
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of Engine Registers and Engine Order Books. The Engine Registers list all locomotives built by the company from 1833 through 1956. They provide information on the purchasing railroad, date of trial, engine name, construction number, class, track gauge, number of wheels, size of cylinders, number of valves and fuel type. ...

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Hartford Electric Light Company.
Foster Wheeler Corporation
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Stone and Webster.
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Dates:
1920 - 1961
Size:
4 Cubic feet (11 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0968
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Emmet Mercury Boiler Records contains information about General Electric Company and Hartford Electric Light Company's development, installation, and use of William Le Roy Emmet's mercury boiler units. The mercury boiler units used mercury fluid along with steam power to improve cycle efficiency in converting coal or oil to electric power. The collection contains articles, news clippings, reports, instruction manuals, log books, data sheets, photographs, and drawings related to the experimental unit installed at Dutch Point, Connecticut, and the first commercial use of a mercury boiler at the South Meadow Station in Hartford, Connecticut.

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Edwards, Llewellyn Nathaniel, 1873-1952
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1873-1911
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1025
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of two photograph albums documenting two Canadian drawbridges. One album, covering the years 1889 to 1911, documents the Coteau Bridge in Quebec. The Coteau Bridge crosses the St. Lawrence River in Quebec. It includes images of the bridge, the construction crew, and machinery. The other album, covering the years 1873 to 19...

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