Cass Gilbert Collection
Gilbert, Cass, 1859-1934
Belden & Company (45 Clinton Street, Newark, N.J.)
The contents of the collection date from 1897 to 1936. The bulk of the collection consists of loose-leaf binders of photo prints of forty-one Cass Gilbert buildings under construction between 1908 and 1936. (This represents less than half of his firm's total output.) The volumes are arranged alphabetically by name of building. A few …
E. R. Beers Electric Company Collection
The collection documents E.R. Beers's business records, his personal collection of Edison trivia, and correspondence between Beers and General Electric (1909-1922).
Katherine Kingsford Panama Canal Photograph Album
An album of photographs of Panama and the Panama Canal, circa 1904-1914.
Edward Wellman Serrell Aeronautical Papers
The Edward Wellman Serrell Aeronautical Papers contains material related to the efforts, during and after the American Civil War, of Brigadier General E. W. Serrell of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to design and build the Valomotive, a steam-powered helicopter.
William R. Hutton Papers
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.
Holton Duncan Robinson papers
Business papers, patents, and photographs of bridges documenting the work of Holton Duncan Robinson, world-renowned engineer in suspension bridge cable design and construction.
Llewellyn N. Edwards Papers
The collection documents Llewellyn Nathaniel Edwards, a civil engineer and bridge builder.
Northern Pacific Railway Photoprints
The collection consists of photoprints documenting the construction of the Northern Pacific Railway.
Washington, D.C. Bridges Collection
Photoprints and negatives documenting the construction of several Washington, D.C. bridges. The Washington Aqueduct Bridge is the subject of most of the images. The Washington Channel Bridge, the Potomac Highway Bridge, and the 11th Street Bridge are also included among the images. Additionally, there is a letterpress book, an employee time …
Snake River Irrigation Project Photograph Album
A photograph album documenting an irrigation project on the Snake River in Arizona, precise location unknown. The images depict a dam, construction camp, excavation, ferries, cranes, pumping stations, canals and personnel.