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Creators:
Adler, Charles, Jr., 1899-1980 (engineer, inventor)
Dates:
1899 - 1980
Size:
6 Cubic feet (; 15 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0351
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection contains correspondence, news clippings, photographs, patents, and printed materials documenting the inventive career of Charles Adler, Jr. Adler is best known for his development of the first traffic actuated signal light in 1928.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Facilities Engineering and Operations
Dates:
2000-2005
Size:
199.35 cu. ft. (98 record storage boxes) (220 blueprint storage boxes) (4.55 non-standard size boxes) (12 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Accession 05-113
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession includes project files documenting the construction of National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI). Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; budget summaries; submittals; manuals; specifications; photographs; floor plans; construction schedules; field and daily reports; and meeting minutes. Each listing inc...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Work and Industry
Dates:
1960, 1981, 1998-2012
Size:
2.03 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
Accession 18-140
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document planning, development and production activities for the exhibitions "On Time" and "Robots on the Road: Stanley," as well as the Halls of Timekeeping and Light Machinery at the National Museum of American History, and when the museum was known as the Museum of History and Technology. Earlier ...

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Railway Express Agency.
Karl, Roger F. R.
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of
Dates:
1860-1970
Size:
3 Cubic feet (10 boxes, 7 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0260
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Mainly forms, manuals, federal regulations, accounting instructions, and personnel materials. Included are labor agreements, an employee handbook, and information on the employees' sick benefit association. Other materials include drawings of property owned; and photographs, engineering drawings, technical publications relating to railroad passenge...

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Creators:
Chattanooga and Tennessee River Power Company
Dates:
1905-1968
Size:
1 Cubic foot (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1051
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Hales Bar Dam was built on the Tennessee River to improve river navigation and produce hydroelectric power. Construction work on the dam, which took place from 1905 to 1913, faced engineering challenges and leaks due to the broken and creviced limestone beneath the dam. The collection spans 1905-1968 and includes papers, reports, drawings and photographs related to the construction of the dam, as well as documents related to its maintenance in the decades following its completion.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Transportation
Felton, Samuel Morse, (civil engineer), 1809-1889
Felton, Samuel Morse, (son), 1853-1930
Dates:
1841-1930
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0170
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection contains biographical material on both Feltons; a handwritten bound report by Felton on the construction of the Norfolk Co. Railroad, 1847 1849; correspondence, 1861 1927, to and from both Feltons; various reports on military railroads during the World War years; and news clippings and articles on the Feltons, 1889-1930.

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Creators:
Loewy, Raymond, 1893-1986
Dates:
[mid-1940s-early 1960s]
Size:
3 Boxes (2 letter sized boxes, 1 legal sized box.)
Collection ID:
SIL-CH.XXXX-0001
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

This collection spans the period from the mid-1940s to the early-1960s and consists ofnewspaper and magazine articles by and about Loewy, including the 1949 TIME magazine on which he appeared on the cover. Extensive clippings exist pertaining to his designs for automobiles. Also includes many articles and speeches written by and about William Snaith, a partner in the firm which was renamed Raymond Loewy/William Snaith, Inc. in 1961. A catalog from the exhibition, "Ten Automobiles," which took place at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City in 1953, is included. Other materials include brochures printed and designed by the firm, press releases, a listing of projects, honors, and membership. Some photographs of Loewy and his design team are included. The collection does not contain any original design materials or project files.

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Creators:
Morison, George S., 1842-1903
Dates:
1846-1903
Size:
30 Cubic feet (61 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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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Dates:
1986
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-269
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of audiovisual materials created during the production of a series of short videos to accompany the National Museum of American History exhibition, "Engines of Change: The American Industrial Revolution, 1790-1860." The videos document particular types of machines, such as planer saws, shapers, and lathes. Materials inc...

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Dates:
1960s-1970s
Size:
3 Linear feet (Approximately 1387 images. )
The collection had minimal arrangement when acquired.
Collection ID:
FSA.A2017.04
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Photography taken by Mr. Schricker in Iran during the 1970s. His photography covers several topics: the opening of the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art in 1977, images of industrial buildings, and images of Iranian works of art from the Behshar Industrial Group and other artists. Materials consist of slides, positive film strips, transparencies, ...

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