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National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges.
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Drake, Beata
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Work and Industry
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Dates:
1954-1981.
Size:
3 Cubic feet (9 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0998
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection is comprised of materials assembled by Ms. Drake on the subject of covered bridges. It includes photographic prints and negatives she took, most of which are captioned with information about location and date of the photograph; postcards, some of them used; newsletters, guidebooks, and publications by various local and national group...

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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Work and Industry
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Darnell, Victor C.
Berlin Iron Bridge Company (East Berlin, Conn.).
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Dates:
1890-1953
Size:
2 Cubic feet (1 box, 5 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1032
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Blueprints and plans for facilities built by the company, including coal-handling bridges, coal unloading towers, dock trestles, and coal-handling plants and two photograph albums from the Berlin Iron Bridge Company, East Berlin, Connecticut. The images in one of the albums are mostly of factory scenes. The other album contains mostly images of bri...

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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Naval History
Ayres, Waldemar A., 1909- ((inventor))
Dates:
1954-1974
Size:
3.3 Cubic feet (10 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0077
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection deals primarily with Ayres' artificial gill underwater breathing equipment project. Includes correspondence (1956-1971), personal papers, three boxes of research notes, documentation of the success of the invention, and subsequent patents and patent litigation; also publicity for the artificial gill, items from Ayres' other projects, and...

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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Work and Industry
Pennsylvania Steel Company.
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Dates:
1905-1914
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
1 Album
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1024
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

An album of railroad construction photographs documenting numerous unidentified, projects.

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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Grassman, Herbert S.
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Work and Industry
Dates:
1915-1939
Size:
0.6 Cubic feet (3 boxes, 1 map-folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0955
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

These papers contain photographs, contracts, specifications, and reports for projects consulting engineer, Herbert Grassman worked on.

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Krainik Gallery (Falls Church, Va.)
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Work and Industry
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Engineering and Industry
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering
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Dates:
1886-1887
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
2 Albums
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1023
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Two photograph albums containing photographs of railroad bridge construction in Minnesota , on the St. Croix River, the Clearwater River, and the Soo River. The photographs, most of which are captioned and dated, include images of such things as cutting, filling, bridges and piers, camps, and surveying. A few images of towns and people are included...

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Dodge Manufacturing Co.
Missionary Catechists of Divine Providence.
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Work and Industry
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Dates:
1886-1931.
Size:
18 Cubic feet (37 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1013
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Lantern slides relating to various engineering and mining subjects.

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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Work and Industry
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Caldwell, William E., 1890-
Dates:
1914 - 1969
Size:
1.5 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0971
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Primarily printed materials relating to power plants and boilers in the city of New York: articles and reprints, technical journals, trade literature, notes, reports, charts, and graphs, and test data; also publications containing descriptions and specifications on individual power stations in New York.

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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Work and Industry
Dates:
1915 - 1980s.
Size:
2.5 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1089
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Photographs documenting civil and mechanical engineering activities, equipment, facilities, and projects. Some of the subjects are boilers, engines, turbines, lighthouses, aqueducts, bridges, factories, roads, hydroelectric stations, kilns and mills. Few of the images are identified.

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National Museum of American History. Division of Politics and Reform
Dates:
1960-2004
Size:
1.43 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 12x17 box)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-130
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of William L. Bird, Jr., Curator, and documents the planning for and creation of the exhibition Vote: The Machinery of Democracy at the National Museum of American History. The exhibition, which opened in July 2004, traced the evolution of voting techniques and suffrage issues in America over the past ...

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