Philadelphia and Reading Coal and Iron Company Records
This collection consists of approximately seventeen cubic feet of records of the Philadelphia & Reading Coal & Iron Company, dating from the period 1866-1927. The bulk of the collection comprises 124 letterpress copybooks from the company's Engineering Department. These contain letters and reports sent by engineers located at the major centers of the company's …
Joseph A. Taff Papers
This accession consists of field notes of Joseph A. Taff (1862-1944), geologist at the United States Geological Survey (1894-1909), the Southern Pacific Railroad Company (1909-1932), and the Associated Oil Company and Tide Water Associated Oil Company (1932-1937). Materials also include scientific illustrations.
Miscellaneous prints, engravings, facsmilies, etc
Mainly from unidentified (19th century ?) publications, (but including some from Schoolcraft's Indian Tribes, Bureau of American Ethnology Annual Reports, U. S. Pacific Railroad Exp. & Surveys, etc.). Subjects are mainly from northeastern Canada and United States, Northwest Coast and California.
Railway Express Agency Records
Karl, Roger F. R.
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 passenger car brake equipment; also a public relations publication …
Ink sketches, tracings, clippings relating to Indian pictographs
Assembled from various sources (such as Schoolcraft, Pacific Railroad Reports, etc.). Approximately 50 drawings, plus some printed and handwritten articles, mounted and unmounted.
William Henry Jackson photographs of Plains peoples
Photographs collected by John Warren Beaman during Ferdinand Hayden's 1870 or 1871 geological surveys of the Yellowstone region. The photographs, probably made by William Henry Jackson, depict Plains people, possibly Wichita, as well as grass houses, a fence, and a dancer.
James Forgie Papers
The papers contain correspondence, reports, drawings, blueprints, cost estimates, contracts, specifications, regulations, legal documents, photographs, profiles, diagrams, clippings, and publications concerning projects which Forgie worked on, especially the Holland and Lincoln Tunnels, the Midtown Hudson Tunnels in New York City. Also included are publications and patents on subaqueous tunneling, subway …
Cummings Structural Concrete Company Records
The Cummings Structural Concrete Company Records consists primarily of correspondence and business records documenting Robert A. Cummings' firm, consulting work, and participation in professional associations, especially the American Society of Civil Engineers, 1892-1893, circa 1900-1939; technical data and publications on soils testing, 1900-1939; and drawings, blueprints, and photographs and glass negatives of construction …
Engineering Notebook Collection
Collection of personal notebooks of civil engineers.
Photographs of North American geology and scenery
Photographs of geologic features and the natural environment of the American West, Alaska, and Mexico, most of which were created during government surveys and the expansion of railroads during the 1800s. There are also photographs collected and made by individuals who worked or traveled in the west. Depicted locales include Alaska …