Query: Construction and civil engineering
John A. Roebling Collection
Creators:
Roebling, Charles Gustavus, 1849-1918
Roebling, Ferdinand W. (Ferdinand William), 1842-1917
John A. Roebling's Sons Company
Roebling, John Augustus, 1806-1869
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Dates:
1836-1975
bulk 1930-1950
Size:
18.5 Cubic feet (62 boxes, 1 map-folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0981
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents the work of the John A. Roebling's Sons Company, builders of bridges. The materials consist primarily of photograph albums documenting some of the bridges, tramways, ski lifts and chair lifts that Roebling's Sons Company was involved with. The documentation also includes specifications, patents, and reference materials about the engineering process of building bridges and bridges in general.

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Bernis B. Brown Collection
Creators:
Brown, Bernis B., 1888-1960
Dates:
1852-1972
Size:
8.5 Cubic feet (17 boxes, 1 map folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1047
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the history of farm machinery in America, especially steam-powered machines, with an emphasis on tractors. The collections includes Brown's correspondence with individuals and institutions regarding his research and his collection, writings, research notes, newspaper and magizine clippings, photographs, periodicals, and trade literature. Many of Brown's writings appeared …

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William Brooks Cabot papers
Creators:
Cabot, William B. (William Brooks), 1858-1949
Dates:
1870-1925
Size:
9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NAA.1981-19
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The papers consist mainly of notebooks, dairies, and photographs, both negatives and prints. Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary …

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Edward J. Orth Memorial Archives of the New York World's Fair
Creators:
Orth, Edward J.
Exhibition Collectors Historical Organization
Dates:
1835-2000, undated
Size:
130 Cubic feet (417 boxes, 25 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0560
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents the 1939 New York World's Fair in Flushing Meadows, New York. Also includes material relating to other fairs, the Exhibition Collectors Historical Organization (ECHO), New York City tourism and The Walt Disney Company.

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Peter J. Bier Papers
Creators:
Bier, Peter J.
Dates:
1915-1970
bulk 1934-1959
Size:
3.3 Cubic feet (7 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0973
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Peter J. Bier, born in Hungary, immigrated to the United States in 1904. Bier worked as an engineer for the Bureau of Reclamation in the Department of the Interior from 1923-1954, and continued to work as a consultant in the field after retirement. The collection includes materials related to his work with the Bureau of Reclamation, including project materials, drawings, designs, and inspection reports and data, along with materials documenting his time as an engineering consultant.

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George S. Morison Collection
Creators:
Morison, George S., 1842-1903
Dates:
1846-1903
Size:
30 Cubic feet (63 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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Records
Dates:
1886-1956
Size:
4.5 cu. ft. (9 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 297
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the activities of the Division of Engineering and its predecessors. Included is early correspondence between curators and administrators of the USNM and the Smithsonian; an incomplete general correspondence file, R-Z, circa 1904-1919; annual and quarterly reports of the Division; histories of the Division of Technology, 1906; administrative files including …

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Erie Railroad Collection
Creators:
Erie Railroad Company
Olevsky, Walter
Dates:
circa 1880-1980
Size:
57 Cubic feet (60 boxes, 97 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1082
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of six hundred sixty-eight (668) glass negatives relating to the Erie Railroad. Subjects include stations, train cars, railroad employees, employees' recreational activities, ferries, construction, street scenes, and resort hotels; drawings of structures built by the various railroads which, at the time of the donation, constituted the Consolidated Rail Corporation …

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Pittsburgh Locomotive and Car Works Collection
Creators:
Pittsburgh Locomotive and Car Works
Dates:
1874-1910
Size:
1.5 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0164
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Records of the Pittsburgh Locomotive Works and correspondence and personal papers of General Manager Daniel A. Wightman.

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Emmet Mercury Boiler Records
Creators:
Hartford Electric Light Company.
Foster Wheeler Corporation
Stone and Webster.
General Electric Company
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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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