Guide to the Cummings Structural Concrete Company Records
NMAH.AC.0218

Administrative Information

Repository Information

Archives Center, National Museum of American History, , 2011

P.O. Box 37012
 Suite 1100, MRC 601
 Washington, D.C., 20013-7012
 Phone: 202-633-3270
 archivescenter@si.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright held by the Smithsonian Institution. Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no gurantees concerning copyright restrictions. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Custodial History note

Transferred to the Archives Center from the Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, now the Division of Work and Industry on July 31, 1986.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Unknown.

Processing Information note

The collection was processed by Erin Molloy (intern) and supervised by Alison Oswald, archivist, April, 2011.

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Summary Information

Repository
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Creator
Cummings, Robert A., (civil engineer), 1866-1962
Title
Cummings Structural Concrete Company Records
ID
NMAH.AC.0218
Date
1884-1952 and undated
Extent
20 Cubic feetincludes newspapers, photographs, and blueprints (25 boxes)
Language
English
Language of Materials note
Some materials in French and German.

Preferred Citation note

[Title and date of item], Cummings Structural Concrete Company Reocrds, 1884-1952 and undated, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, box number x, folder xx, digital file number xxxxxxx.

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Biographical/Historical note

Robert Augustus Cummings (1866-1962) was a consulting civil engineer who worked primarily in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was born in Norfolk, England and attended the Gresham School at Holt in Norfolk. He trained as a civil engineer with William J. Brewster in his offices, located in Westminster, London, England. During his early career, he worked as a surveyor and field examiner at the Ordinance Survey of Great Britain and Ireland before he relocated to Canada to conduct engineering work on the Grand Trunk Railroad. During the late 1880s and early 1890s, Cummings was employed as a general draftsman for the Pennsylvania Railroad Company in Philadelphia. He worked later as a designer of heavy dredging machinery for the Bucyrus (Ohio) Steam Shovel and Dredge Company and as an assistant engineer of the Norfolk and Western Railroad in Roanoke, Virginia. Cummings established a firm as a civil and consulting engineer in Philadelphia in 1893 before relocating to Pittsburgh in 1899. He founded the Cummings Structural Concrete Company and the Electric Welding Company in 1900, and in 1902 he founded the Lehigh Valley Testing Laboratory, all of which were located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 1936, he partnered with his son in the consulting firm of Robert A. Cummings, Jr. and Associates.

During his career, Cummings worked on the design and construction of a variety of projects, including bridges, warehouses, filtration systems, private residences, machine shops, dry docks and piers, factories, dams, and locks. He additionally conducted railroad and land surveys, researched various types of cement, and designed rock, hydraulic, and elevator dredges. Cummings is best known for inventing the “Cummings System of Reinforced Concrete,” in which iron or steel bars are embedded within a mixture of Portland cement, water, sand, and gravel or broken stone. As Cummings stated in a 1904 presentation to the Member Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania, reinforced concrete “makes an excellent paint for preserving iron or steel, adhering to the metal very firmly and protecting it thoroughly against corrosion. It can easily be made water tight, and its durability is beyond question. These properties of cement mortar can be utilized in re-enforced concrete. This material is well adapted for molding into a monolithic structure, which does not disintegrate when subjected to shocks such as are produced by railroad trains and vibrates much less for a given load than structural steel. Correctly designed re-enforced concrete structures are not liable to sudden failures, as is the case with ordinary concrete, but gives warning by the falling off of the surface concrete long before the point of failure is reached."

Cummings belonged to a number of professional organizations, including the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Engineering Societies Library Board, the American Railway Engineering Association, the American Society for Testing Materials, and the Institution of Civil Engineers of London, England. He married Mary Eloise Hood on December 14, 1892, and had two children, Robert Augustus Jr. and Eloise Hood. Robert A. Cummings died on October 21, 1962, in Pittsburgh.

References

Cummings, Robert A. Presentation to the Member Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania, Meeting of Structural Section. November 22, 1904.

Hool, George A. Concrete Engineers Handbook, Data for the Design and Construction of Plain and Reinforced Concrete Structures. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1918.

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Scope and Contents note

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 projects.

Series 1, Biographical, 1904-1936 and undated documents the professional life of Robert A. Cummings. There are three subseries within this series: Subseries 1, Cummings System of Reinforced Concrete, 1904-1930 and undated; Subseries 2, Professional Organizations, 1908-1936 and undated; and Subseries 3, Writings, 1908-1939 and undated. This series includes documents related to the Cummings System of Reinforced Concrete, including patents, photographs, and advertisements. The series also includes documents relating to professional organizations such as the Allegheny County Authority, the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the World Engineering Congress. Cummings was also a member of the Soils Committee for the American Society of Civil Engineers, and those documents are included in this series. Cummings wrote published and unpublished articles regarding concrete, soil, and construction methods. His writings are also included in this series.

Series 2, Operational Records, 1884-1952 and undated consists of six subseries: Subseries 1, Administrative, 1901-1948 and undated; Subseries 2, Correspondence, 1884-1952 and undated; Subseries 3, Contracts (for projects), 1902-1930 and undated; Subseries 4, Legal Materials, 1907-1916; Subseries 5, Financial, 1894-1921 and undated; and Subseries 6, Personnel, 1918-1921. This series contains the bulk of the information about Cummings’ concrete business. Within this series are administrative materials that document the running of the business, including daily reports, bond and insurance papers, specifications, supply notes, field requisitions, and design notebooks. Also included is correspondence to and from Cummings. Recipients of the correspondence include company employees and corporations that did business with the company. A portion of the correspondence is divided topically into subjects such as soil sampling apparatus and barge claims.

The bulk of this series consists of contracts for projects on which Cummings worked. The majority of the projects consist of bridges, water tanks, commercial buildings, and retaining walls. Materials include correspondence, receipts from vendors, hand-written notes, accident reports, blueprints, sketches, and laboratory test reports on materials. The contracts are arranged by contract number as assigned by Cummings. The unnumbered contracts are listed alphabetically. The legal materials consist of documentation that relate to legal matters Cummings dealt with, including the lawsuits Robert Cummings vs. William J. Stewart,  Alexander Melville vs. Robert Cummings, and  Lock Joint Pipe Company vs. Frederick Melber and Electric Welding Company. This series also contains financial and personnel records, including account books, bills, receipts, proposals, estimates, and business journals, as well as applications for employment, correspondence, and weekly progress reports.

Series 3, Subject Files, 1891-1949 and undated consists of correspondence, pamphlets, printed materials, and drawings. The topics within the subject files include soil testing and standards, roads, railroads, minerals, electricity, and concrete barges.

Series 4, Publications, 1887-1955, includes published material related concrete. The series is divided into two subseries: publications by title and publications by subject. Included are booklets, articles of incorporations, charters and by-laws, journals, and government publications. Some of the materials are in German or French.

Series 5, Photographs, 1902-1916 and undated includes 3" x 5”, 8" x 10” and other various sizes of photographic prints. The series contains black and white and sepia toned prints. Some of the prints have been mounted onto cardboard or cloth, and some prints have tape on the corners. Some of the prints are annotated on the back. Most of the images are of construction sites in various stages of progress, the interiors of buildings being constructed, manufacturing equipment, and laborers working. Some of these images document early twentieth century methods of manufacturing, such as the use of rope pulleys.

Series 6, Photograph Negatives, undated includes about 75 photograph film negatives. The images in these negatives are primarily of construction scenes, including workers, equipment and work sites.

Series 7, Glass Plate Negatives, 1889-1918 and undated includes 8" x 10", 5" x 8”, and 3" x 4” glass plate negatives containing images of bridges, slabs of concrete, construction scenes, the interiors and exteriors of hotels, and the interiors and exteriors of railroad stations.

Series 8, Lantern Slides, undated includes images of the work of the Cummings Structural Concrete Company on 4.5" x 5" glass slides. The images are of industrial machinery, construction sites, and workers.

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Arrangement note

The collection is arranged into eight series.

Series 1, Biographical, 1904-1936 and undated

Subseries 1, Cummings System of Reinforced Concrete, 1904-1930 and undated

Subseries 2, Professional Organizations, 1908-1936 and undated

Subseries 3, Writings, 1908-1939 and undated

Series 2, Operational Records, 1884-1952 and undated

Subseries 1, Administrative, 1901-1948 and undated

Subseries 2, Correspondence, 1884-1952 and undated

Subseries 3, Project Contracts, 1902-1930 and undated

Subseries 4, Legal Materials, 1907-1916

Subseries 5, Financial, 1894-1921 and undated

Series 3, Subject Files, 1891-1970 and undated

Subseries 1, Alphabetical, 1891-1970

Subseries 2, Testing, 1904-1916

Series 4, Publications, 1887-1955

Subseries 1, By title, 1887-1953

Subseries 2, By subject, 1902-1940 and undated

Series 5, Photographs, 1902-1916 and undated

Series 6, Photograph Negatives, undated

Series 7, Glass Plate Negatives, 1889-1918 and undated

Series 8, Lantern Slides, undated

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • American Society of Civil Engineers.

Genre(s)

  • Blueprints
  • Business records
  • Drawings
  • Glass negatives
  • Negatives
  • Photographs--1900-1950.
  • Research (document genres)

Geographic Name(s)

  • Pittsburgh (Pa.)

Subject(s)

  • Civil engineering
  • Concrete construction
  • Engineering
  • Reinforced concrete

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Collection Inventory

 Series 1: Biographical, 1904-1936 and undated

 Subseries 1: Cummings System of Reinforced Concrete, 1904-1930 and undated

Box Folder

Cummings System of Reinforced Concrete, undated

1 1

Cummings System of Reinforced Concrete, 1905-1906 and undated

1 2

Cummings System of Reinforced Concrete, 1907-1930 and undated

1 3

Patents, 1904 and undated

1 4

 Subseries 2: Professional Organizations, 1908-1936 and undated

Box Folder

Allegheny County Authority, general, 1934-1936

1 5

Allegheny County Authority, bridge stone, 1935

1 6

Allegheny County Authority, boring and sampling soils, 1935

1 7

Allegheny County Authority, clippings, 1935

1 8

Allegheny County Authority, concrete piling, 1935-1936

1 9

Allegheny County Authority, low heat hardening cement, 1935

1 10

Allegheny County Authority, report on Wichhart truss and Homestead bridge, 1935

1 11

Allegheny County Authority, river front improvement, 1935

1 12

Allegheny County Authority, technical data on bridge steel, 1926-1935 and undated

1 13

American Society of Civil Engineers, application form templates, 1915-1916 and undated

1 14

American Society of Civil Engineers, articles published, 1915-1934

1 15

American Society of Civil Engineers, correspondence, 1931-1939

1 16

American Society of Civil Engineers, correspondence with E. G. Haines, 1917-1919

1 17

American Society of Civil Engineers, correspondence with H. McDonald, 1915-1916 and undated

1 18

American Society of Civil Engineers, correspondence with Carles Warren Hunt, 1914-1918

1 19

American Society of Civil Engineers, funded job at LeHigh, 1914

1 20

American Society of Civil Engineers, library, 1923

1 21

American Society of Civil Engineers, members, 1915-1923

1 22

American Society of Civil Engineers, progress reports, 1922-1925

1 23

American Society of Civil Engineers, secretary, 1920

1 24

Soils Committee, circular, correspondence, general, 1913-1916 and undated

1 25

Soils Committee, circular, correspondence, to Soils Committee members, 1914-1916

1 26

Soils Committee, circular, correspondence, to local societies, 1915

1 27

Soils Committee, circular, Number 1 questionnaire, 1914-1915 and undated

1 28

Soils Committee, committee member: Frank M. Kerr, 1913-1915

1 29

Soils Committee, committee member: E.C. Shankland, 1913-1915

1 30

Soils Committee, committee member: Samuel T. Wagner, 1913-1915

1 31

Soils Committee, communication investigating work of Soils Committee, 1916

1 32

Soils Committee, correspondence with Walter Douglas, 1912-1915

1 33

Soils Committee, correspondence with Walter Douglas, 1915-1918

1 34

Soils Committee, correspondence, 1912-1914

1 35

Soils Committee, correspondence, 1915-1916

2 1

Soils Committee, correspondence, 1917-1920

2 2

Soils Committee, correspondence, 1921

2 3

Soils Committee, correspondence, 1922

2 4

Soils Committee, correspondence, 1923-1939 and undated

2 5

Soils Committee, definitions and classifications, 1914-1916 and undated

2 6

Soils Committee, equipment tests, 1914-1917 and undated

2 7

Soils Committee, equipment tests, 1918-1936 and undated

2 8

Soils Committee, equipment tests, sand and clay, 1916-1917 and undated

2 9

Soils Committee, financial, 1914-1926

2 10

Soils Committee, investigation of soils, correspondence to university professors, 1917-1918

2 11

Soils Committee, meeting minutes, 1917-1926

2 12

Soils Committee, reports of committee meetings, 1915-1925 and undated

2 13

Soils Committee, resolution to be presented to the American Society of Civil Engineers, 1908-1912

2 14

Soils Committee, progress reports, 1920-1922 and undated

2 15

Soils Committee, progress reports, 1922-1924 and undated

2 16

Soils Committee, progress report, plan and scope of investigation, 1916-1921 and undated

2 17

Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania, 1910

2 18

World Engineering Congress, general, 1929

2 19

World Engineering Congress, programs and announcements, 1929

2 20

World Engineering Congress, lists of members, 1929

2 21

World Engineering Congress, publicationAuthors' Index, 1929

3 1

World Engineering Congress, publication, International Engineering, George Otis Smith, 1930

3 2

World Engineering Congress, publicationThe Port of Yokohama from an Engineering Point of View, 1929

3 3

 Subseries 3: Writings, 1908-1939 and undated

Box Folder

"Bearing Value of Soils", 1921

3 4

"Construction Methods Used on the Plant of the National Casket Company at Ashville, North Carolina,", 1910

3 5

"The Engineer in the Community," Address to Youngstown Engineers' Club, December 17, 1914

3 6

"Flow of the Hydraulic Fill at Fort Peck Dam", May 1939

3 7

"Large Hydraulic Testing Machine for Uniform Loads", 1905

3 8

"Mineralogical Composition of Some Important Soils", undated

3 9

"Notes on the Bearing Value of Rods Embedded in Concrete", undated

3 10

"Proposed Methods for the Reinforcement of Concrete Compression Members", undated

3 11

"Reinforced Concrete Piles", 1909-1914 and undated

3 12

"Soils in Relation to Allowable Pressures Thereon", 1916

3 13

"Soils in Relation to Allowable Pressures Thereon," correspondence, 1915-1916

3 14

"Theory Involved in Elutriation Methods", undated

3 15

Miscellaneous, 1908-1910 and undated

3 16
Box Folder

 Subseries 4: Photographs, 1905-1918 and undated

3 17

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 Series 2: Operational Records, 1884-1952 and undated

 Subseries 1 : Administrative, 1901-1948 and undated

Box Folder

Applications for employment, 1918-1921

3 18

Bond and indemnity papers, 1918-1919

3 19

Caluculations and design notebook, 1910-1911

3 20

Daily reports of events and operations, undated

3 21

Design notebook, 1940-1948 and undated

3 22

Drawings, blue prints, and specifications from prospective clients, 1919-1920

3 23

Electric Welding Company, insurance and inventory documents, 1918-1923

3 24

Electric Welding Company, work orders, 1906-1908 and undated

3 25

Field requisitions for materials and supplies, 1919

3 26

File index, January 1919

3 27

General project specifications, 1901

3 28

Insurance and accident reports, 1919-1921

3 29

Inventory of field office equipment, 1920

3 30

Manual of Uniform Field Methods, 1915

3 31

Prevention of accidents award, 1920

3 32

Secretary's report on exit facilities, 1919

3 33

Sketches, 1939-1952 and undated

3 34

Soil tests, 1910 and undated

3 35

Specifications for quality of materials, 1915

3 36

Steel reinforcement illustrations, undated

3 37

Stock and machinery lists and correspondence, 1919-1920

3 38

Supply notes, 1917 and undated

3 39

Weekly Progress Reports, E. S. Martin, 1919

3 40

Weekly Progress Reports, Robert A. Cummings, Jr., 1919

3 41

 Subseries 2: Correspondence, 1884-1952 and undated

Box Folder

Cummings' Business and Personal Correspondence, 1919-1941 and undated

3 42

Correspondence duplicate book, 1900-1902

3 43

Telegrams, 1919

4 1

Interdepartment, Robert A. Cummings, 1919

4 2

Interdepartment, Robert A. Cummings, Jr., 1919

4 3

Interdepartment, employees, 1919-1920

4 4

Interdepartment, Electric Welding Company, 1919

4 5

Interdepartment, 1919-1920

Corporations, 1914-1921

Box Folder

Harrington and King Perforating Company, 1914-1915

4 6

New York Canal and Great Lakes Corporation, 1921

4 7

Portland Cement Association, 1916-1918

4 8

Sharples Specialty Company, 1920-1921

4 9

United States federal agencies, 1917-1918

4 10

W. S. Tyler Company, 1914-1916

4 11

Topical, 1914-1921

Box Folder

Barge claim, 1918-1920

4 12

Centrifuge apparatus, 1915

4 13

Soil sampling apparatus, 1914-1919

4 14

Bidding inquiries, 1919-1921

4 15

Miscellaneous apparatus, 1914-1918

4 16

Miscellaneous machinery, 1914-1917

4 17

General, 1884-1952 and undated

Box Folder

General, 1884-1914

4 18

General, 1901

4 19

General, 1902

4 20

General, 1915

4 21

General, 1916-1917

4 22

General, 1918

4 23

General, 1919

4 24

General, 1919-1920

4 25

General, 1920-1939

4 26

General, 1941-1952 and undated

4 27

 Subseries 3: Project Contracts, 1902-1930 and undated

Box Folder

Miscellaneous contracts, 1910-1914 and undated

4 28

Notes on concrete ship design, 1918 and undated

4 29

Davis Island Dam, 1901-1904 and undated

4 30

Dry dock, Cavern deck barge, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1917-1918 and undated

4 31

Dry dock, Chester, Pennsylvania, 1918

4 32

Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute, bulkhead, Hampton, Virginia, 1903-1930 and undated

5 1

Gallego Mills, Richmond, Virginia, 1904

5 2

Ninth Street Bridge, Richmond, Virginia, 1913 and undated

5 3

Qual wall and slip, United States Department of War, Navy Yard, Washington, District of Columbia, 1913-1919 and undated

5 4

Sydney Harbor Bridge, "Conditions of Tendering Departmental Specification and General Conditions", 1902

5 5

Sydney Harbor Bridge, lithographies, undated

5 6

Unidentified project, payroll, 1902

5 7

#10 Water tank, Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad, Stobo, Pennsylvania, 1902-1903 and undated

5 8

#11 Highway bridge, Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad, Alliquippa, Pennsylvania, 1902-1903 and undated

5 9

#12 Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute, Hampton, Virginia, 1903

5 10

#12 Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute, Hampton, Virginia, 1904

5 11

#12 and #20 Power plant smoke stack, League Island Dry Dock, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1902-1905 and undated

5 12

#15 Ohio River Dam, undated

5 13

#16 Lock number 5, Ohio River, 1903 and undated

6 1

#17 Unidentified, 1903

6 2

#18 Unidentified, 1903

6 3

#19 Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute, Hampton, Virginia, 1904-1905 and undated

6 4

#20 Commercial building, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, undated

6 5

#22 Machine shop, Taylor, Wilson, and Company, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, 1904

6 6

#22 Machine shop, Taylor, Wilson, and Company, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, 1905 and undated

6 7

#24 Chanoine Dam number 5, Ohio River, 1904

6 8

#24 Chanoine Dam number 5, Ohio River, General, 1903-1904

6 9

#24 Chanoine Dam number 5, Ohio River, insurance papers, inspection certificates, and bills of sale, 1902-1904 and undated

6 10

#24 Chanoine Dam number 5, Ohio River, financial, 1903-1904 and undated

6 11

#24 Chanoine Dam number 5, Ohio River, ledger, 1904

6 12

#24 Chanoine Dam number 5, Ohio River, quotations, 1904

6 13

#24 Chanoine Dam number 5, Ohio River, correspondence, 1903

6 14

#24 Chanoine Dam number 5, Ohio River, correspondance duplicate book, 1904

6 15

#24 Chanoine Dam number 5, Ohio River, design notes, 1902-1903 and undated

6 16

#26 Bridges of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, Harbison-Walker Refactories, 1905 and undated

6 17

#26 Bridges of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, Harbison-Walker Refactories, blueprints, 1905

6 18

#27 Unidentified, 1909-1910

6 19

#28 Building number 14, Pittsburgh Reduction Company, Messina, New York, 1905-1906 and undated

6 20

#29 Reservoir roof, T. A. Gillespie Company, 1905 and undated

7 1

#30 Residence for Mr. H. G. Wasson, Bidwell Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1905-1906 and undated

7 2

#31 Davis Island Dam, Pennsylvania, 1905-1906 and undated

7 3

#32 Building number 27, Pittsburgh Reduction Company, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1905 and undated

7 4

#33 Judge Harry White Warehouse, 1905 and undated

7 5

#35 Retaining wall, Esplen, Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad, 1905-1907 and undated

7 6

#36 Machine shop building floor, National Tube Company, 1905

7 7

#38 Stock house, Helderberg Cement Company, 1905

7 8

#39A Atherton Avenue Bridge, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1911-1912 and undated

7 9

#39B Concrete parking garage, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1905-1907 and undated

7 10

#42 Pier number 1 of Bridge number 42, The Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Railway Company, Steubenville, Ohio, 1907

7 11

#49 Neville Island, 1907 and undated

7 12

#50 Teston concrete pile, 1907-1908 and undated

7 13

#51 Metric Metal Works office, Erie Metal Works, 1908-1909 and undated

7 14

#53, #54, #55, #57 yard inventories, 1906

7 15

#53 Beaver Bridge, Beaver, Pennsylvania, 1908-1909 and undated

7 16

#54 Fire-Brick Works, Harbison-Walker Refractories, Birmingham, Alabama, 1908

8 1

#54 Fire-Brick Works, Harbison-Walker Refractories, Birmingham, Alabama, 1909

8 2

#54 Fire-Brick Works, Harbison-Walker Refractories, Birmingham, Alabama, 1909

8 3

#54 Fire-Brick Works, Harbison-Walker Refractories, Birmingham, Alabama, 1909

8 4

#54 Fire-Brick Works, Harbison-Walker Refractories, Birmingham, Alabama, 1909

8 5

#54 Fire-Brick Works, Harbison-Walker Refractories, Birmingham, Alabama, 1909

8 6

#54 Fire-Brick Works, Harbison-Walker Refractories, Birmingham, Alabama, 1909

8 7

#54 Fire-Brick Works, Harbison-Walker Refractories, Birmingham, Alabama, 1909

8 8

#54 Fire-Brick Works, Harbison-Walker Refractories, Birmingham, Alabama, 1909-1910

8 9

#54 Fire-Brick Works, Harbison-Walker Refractories, Birmingham, Alabama, accounts, 1909

8 10

#55 Mill building and boiler house, National Casket Company, Ashville, North Carolina, 1909

8 11

#55 Mill building and boiler house, National Casket Company, Ashville, North Carolina, 1909

8 12

#55 Mill building and boiler house, National Casket Company, Ashville, North Carolina, 1909

8 13

#55 Mill building and boiler house, National Casket Company, Ashville, North Carolina, 1909

8 14
Box

#55 Mill building and boiler house, National Casket Company, Ashville, North Carolina, 1909

9
Box Folder

#55 Mill building and boiler house, National Casket Company, Ashville, North Carolina, 1909

9 1

#55 Mill building and boiler house, National Casket Company, Ashville, North Carolina, 1910

9 2

#55 Mill building and boiler house, National Casket Company, specifications, 1909

9 3

#55 Mill building and boiler house, National Casket Company, design books, undated

9 4

#55 Mill building and boiler house, National Casket Company, design books, undated

9 5

#57 Piling at Mount Vernon Avenue and Oak Street Abutments and Oak Street Retaining Wall, New York Central & Hudson River Railroad Company, Mount Vernon, New York, 1909

9 6

#57 Piling at Mount Vernon Avenue and Oak Street Abutments and Oak Street Retaining Wall, New York Central & Hudson River Railroad Company, Mount Vernon, New York, 1909

9 7

#57 Piling at Mount Vernon Avenue and Oak Street Abutments and Oak Street Retaining Wall, New York Central & Hudson River Railroad Company, Mount Vernon, New York, 1909

9 8

#57 Piling at Mount Vernon Avenue and Oak Street Abutments and Oak Street Retaining Wall, New York Central & Hudson River Railroad Company, Mount Vernon, New York, 1910

9 9

#57 Piling at Mount Vernon Avenue and Oak Street Abutments and Oak Street Retaining Wall, New York Central & Hudson River Railroad Company, Mount Vernon, New York, 1910

9 10

#57 Piling at Mount Vernon Avenue and Oak Street Abutments and Oak Street Retaining Wall, New York Central & Hudson River Railroad Company, Mount Vernon, New York, 1910-1911

9 11

#57 Piling at Mount Vernon Avenue and Oak Street Abutments and Oak Street Retaining Wall, New York Central & Hudson River Railroad Company, Mount Vernon, New York sketches, undated

9 12

#57 Piling at Mount Vernon Avenue and Oak Street Abutments and Oak Street Retaining Wall, New York Central & Hudson River Railroad Company, Mount Vernon, New York daily reports, 1909

9 13

#59 Herr's Island [Washington's Landing], Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1910

9 14

#61 Sixth Street plant and ash bin, A.M. Byers Company, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1910 and undated

9 15

#62 Vat and mill house, Pennsylvania Glue Company, Springdale, Pennsylvania, 1910-1911 and undated

9 16

#62 and #63 Pennsylvania Glue Company, 1910 and undated

9

#63 Bone plant, Pennsylvania Glue Company, 1910-1911 and undated

9 18

#63B Unidentified, 1919 and undated

9 19

#64 Bridges, Pittsburgh, Chartiers & Youghiogheny Railway Company, McKees, Pennsylvania, 1909-1910

10 1

#64 Bridges, Pittsburgh, Chartiers and Youghiogheny Railway Company, McKees, Pennsylvania, 1911-1916

10 2

#64 Bridges, Pittsburgh, Chartiers and Youghiogheny Railway Company, McKees, Pennsylvania, notebooks, undated

10 3

#64 Bridges, Pittsburgh, Chartiers and Youghiogheny Railway Company, McKees, Pennsylvania, notebooks, undated

10 4

#64 Bridges, Pittsburgh, Chartiers and Youghiogheny Railway Company, McKees, Pennsylvania, blueprints, 1911

10 5

#65 Pump house and oil separator, Atlantic Refining Company, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1910-1911 and undated

10 6

#66 Baggage and express building, Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad Company, Woodlawn, Pennsylvania, 1911 and undated

10 7

#67 Clear water basin, H. J. Heinz Company, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1911

10 8

#67 Clear water basin, H. J. Heinz Company, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1911-1913

10 9

#67 Clear water basin, H. J. Heinz Company, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, notebooks, undated

10 10

#68 Warehouse, Alling and Cory Company, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1909-1911

10 11

#68 Warehouse, Alling and Cory Company, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1911

10 12

#68 Warehouse, Alling and Cory Company, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1912

10 13

#69 Retaining wall, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1911-1912 and undated

10 14

#71 Pittsburgh, Chartiers and Youghiogheny Railway Company, McKees, Pennsylvania, 1912-1913

10 15

#72 United States Bureau of Mines, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1912

10 16

#73 River Avenue, McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, 1912 and undated

10 17

#74 Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway Company, 1912-1914 and undated

10 18

#75 Bridge, Farmville, Virginia, 1913 and undated

10 19

#75 Bridge, Farmville, Virginia, 1914

10 20

#76 Tanks and railroad tracks, The Island Petroleum Company, Neville Island, Pennsylvania, 1911-1913 and undated

10 21

#77 Kilns, Harbison-Walker Refractories, Hays, Pennsylvania, 1910-1913

11 1

#77 Kilns, Harbison-Walker Refractories, Hays, Pennsylvania, 1913

11 2

#77 Kilns, Harbison-Walker Refractories, Hays, Pennsylvania, blueprints, 1913

11 3

#77 Kilns, Harbison-Walker Refractories, Hays, Pennsylvania, daily reports, 1913

11 4

#78 Haights Run Bridge, City of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, general, 1913-1914

11 5

#78 Haights Run Bridge, City of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, inventory, 1913-1914 and undated

11 6

#78 Haights Run Bridge, City of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, equipment list and inventory, undated

11 7

#78 Haights Run Bridge, City of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, blueprints and specifications, 1913

11 8

#78 Haights Run Bridge, City of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, notes and calculations, undated

11 9

#78 Haights Run Bridge, City of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, invoices and correspondence, 1912-1913

11 10

#78 Haights Run Bridge, City of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, invoices and correspondence, 1913

11 11

#78 Haights Run Bridge, City of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, invoices and correspondence, 1913-1914

11 12

#79 Haights Run Foot Bridge, City of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, general, 1913

12 1

#79 Haights Run Foot Bridge, City of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, general, 1913

12 2

#79 Haights Run Foot Bridge, City of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, general, 1914

12 3

#79 Haights Run Foot Bridge, City of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, general, 1914

12 4

#79 Haights Run Foot Bridge, City of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, general, 1914

12 5

#79 Haights Run Foot Bridge, City of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, general, 1914-1915

12 6

#79 Haights Run Foot Bridge, City of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, inventory, 1914

12 7

#79 Haights Run Foot Bridge, City of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, blueprints, 1913-1914

12 8

#80 New York Central Railroad Station, White Plains, New York, 1913-1915 and undated

12 9

#81 Unidentified, 1914

12 10

#81 Unidentified, blueprints and specifications, 1914

12 11

#82 Dilworth Grade School, Dawson Construction Company, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1913-1914 and undated

12 12

#83 Unidentified, 1913-1916 and undated

12 13

#85 Dock, Harbison-Walker Refractories, Chester, Pennsylvania, 1915 and undated

13 1

#86 Hays Works comfort room, Harbison-Walker Refractories, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1915-1916 and undated

13 2

#87 Rotary kiln building, Chester Works, Chester, Pennsylvania, 1915-1916 and undated

13 3

#87 Rotary kiln building, Chester Works, Chester, Pennsylvania, blueprints, 1915

13 4

#88 Mill number four, 1916 and undated

13 5

#90 W.H. Brown, Alicia, Pennsylvania, 1916-1918 and undated

13 6

#92 Retaining wall, Pittsburgh, Allegheny and McKees Rocks Railroad Company, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1914-1916 and undated

13 7

#93 Tissue paper mill, Chester Paper Company [Scott Paper Company], Chester, Pennsylvania, legal and specifications, 1916-1919

13 8

#93 Tissue paper mill, Chester Paper Company [Scott Paper Company], Chester, Pennsylvania, employee reports, 1916-1917

13 9

#93 Tissue paper mill, Chester Paper Company [Scott Paper Company], Chester, Pennsylvania, employee accident reports, 1916-1917

13 10

#93 Tissue paper mill, Chester Paper Company [Scott Paper Company], Chester, Pennsylvania, testing, 1916 and undated

13 11

#93 Tissue paper mill, Chester Paper Company [Scott Paper Company], Chester, Pennsylvania, sketches, 1916-1917 and undated

13 12

#93 Tissue paper mill, Chester Paper Company [Scott Paper Company], Chester, Pennsylvania, blueprints, 1916-1917 and undated

13 13

#93 Tissue paper mill, Chester Paper Company [Scott Paper Company], Chester, Pennsylvania, calculations, 1916-1917

13 14

#93 Tissue paper mill, Chester Paper Company [Scott Paper Company], Chester, Pennsylvania, calculations, 1917-1923

13 15

#93 Tissue paper mill, Chester Paper Company [Scott Paper Company], Chester, Pennsylvania, daily reports, 1916 August 29-1917 Febraury 8

13 16

#93 Tissue paper mill, Chester Paper Company [Scott Paper Company], Chester, Pennsylvania, daily reports, 1917 February 9-1917 June 13

14 1

#93 Tissue paper mill, Chester Paper Company [Scott Paper Company], Chester, Pennsylvania, daily reports, 1917 June 14-1917October 24

14 2

#93 Tissue paper mill, Chester Paper Company [Scott Paper Company], Chester, Pennsylvania, daily reports (duplicates), 1916 August 29-1917 March 11

14 3

#93 Tissue paper mill, Chester Paper Company [Scott Paper Company], Chester, Pennsylvania, daily reports (duplicates), 1917 March 12-1917 October 24

14 4

#93 Tissue paper mill, Chester Paper Company [Scott Paper Company], Chester, Pennsylvania, daily distribution reports, 1917 January 1-1917 March 31

14 5

#93 Tissue paper mill, Chester Paper Company [Scott Paper Company], Chester, Pennsylvania, daily distribution reports, 1917 June 21-1917 October 23

14 6

#93 Tissue paper mill, Chester Paper Company [Scott Paper Company], Chester, Pennsylvania, invoices, 1916

14 7

#93 Tissue paper mill, Chester Paper Company [Scott Paper Company], Chester, Pennsylvania, invoices, 1916-1917 and undated

14 8

#93 Tissue paper mill, Chester Paper Company [Scott Paper Company], Chester, Pennsylvania, invoices, 1917

14 9

#93 Tissue paper mill, Chester Paper Company [Scott Paper Company], Chester, Pennsylvania, accounting records, 1917-1919

14 10

#93 Tissue paper mill, Chester Paper Company [Scott Paper Company], Chester, Pennsylvania, correspondence, 1916

14 11

#93 Tissue paper mill, Chester Paper Company [Scott Paper Company], Chester, Pennsylvania, correspondence, 1916

14 12

#93 Tissue paper mill, Chester Paper Company [Scott Paper Company], Chester, Pennsylvania, correspondence, 1917

14 13

#93 Tissue paper mill, Chester Paper Company [Scott Paper Company], Chester, Pennsylvania, correspondence, 1917

14 14

#93 Tissue paper mill, Chester Paper Company [Scott Paper Company], Chester, Pennsylvania, correspondence, 1917-1919

15 1

#93 Tissue paper mill, Chester Paper Company [Scott Paper Company], Chester, Pennsylvania, correspondence, 1920-1928

15 2

#93 Tissue paper mill, Chester Paper Company [Scott Paper Company], Chester, Pennsylvania, correspondence, contract planning, 1915-1916 and undated

15 3

#93 Tissue paper mill, Chester Paper Company [Scott Paper Company], Chester, Pennsylvania, correspondence, revised bid, 1917-1918

15 4

#93 Tissue paper mill, Chester Paper Company [Scott Paper Company], Chester, Pennsylvania, correspondence with George F. Hardy, 1916-1917

15 5

#93 Tissue paper mill, Chester Paper Company [Scott Paper Company], Chester, Pennsylvania, correspondence with E. S. Martin, 1916-1919

15 6

#93 Tissue paper mill, Chester Paper Company [Scott Paper Company], Chester, Pennsylvania, files from McRae's desk, 1917-1917

15 7

#93 Tissue paper mill, Chester Paper Company [Scott Paper Company], Chester, Pennsylvania, scrapbook, 1917

15 8

#95 Chester Paper Company, 1916-1917

16 1

#101 Bulkhead Wharf at Coast Guard Depot, United States Coast Guard, Baltimore, Maryland, specifications, 1907-1919

16 2

#101 Bulkhead Wharf at Coast Guard Depot, United States Coast Guard, Baltimore, Maryland, orders and invoices, 1918-1919

16 3

#101 Bulkhead Wharf at Coast Guard Depot, United States Coast Guard, Baltimore, Maryland, payroll, accident reports and daily reports, 1918-1919 and undated

16 4

#101 Bulkhead Wharf at Coast Guard Depot, United States Coast Guard, Baltimore, Maryland, estimates and correspondence, 1911-1919

16 5

#101 Bulkhead Wharf at Coast Guard Depot, United States Coast Guard, Baltimore, Maryland, materials, 1918-1919

16 6

#101 Bulkhead Wharf at Coast Guard Depot, United States Coast Guard, Baltimore, Maryland, reports to E. S. Martin, 1918

16 7

#101 Bulkhead Wharf at Coast Guard Depot, United States Coast Guard, Baltimore, Maryland, correspondence, interoffice, 1918-1919

16 8

#101 Bulkhead Wharf at Coast Guard Depot, United States Coast Guard, Baltimore, Maryland, correspondence with Dietrich Brothers, Empire Galvanizing, New York Philadelphia and Norfolk Railway, Penn Lumber, and Scranton Bolt and Nut Companies, 1918-1919

16 9

#101 Bulkhead Wharf at Coast Guard Depot, United States Coast Guard, Baltimore, Maryland, correspondence with Norfolk Creosoting Company, 1918

16 10

#101 Bulkhead Wharf at Coast Guard Depot, United States Coast Guard, Baltimore, Maryland, correspondence with Alex Tosh, 1918-1919

16 11

#101 Bulkhead Wharf at Coast Guard Depot, United States Coast Guard, Baltimore, Maryland, correspondence with the United States Coast Guard, 1918-1920

16 12

#102 Canal barges, Ithaca, New York, specifications, 1918-1919 and undated

16 13

#102 Canal barges, Ithaca, New York, blueprints and sketches, 1918-1919 and undated

16 14

#102 Canal barges, Ithaca, New York, clippings, 1918-1919 and undated

16 15

#102 Canal barges, Ithaca, New York, estimates, 1918

16 16

#102 Canal barges, Ithaca, New York, insurance, 1918

16 17

#102 Canal barges, Ithaca, New York, invoices, 1918

16 18

#102 Canal barges, Ithaca, New York, materials, 1918

16 19

#102 Canal barges, Ithaca, New York, notes, 1918-1919 and undated

16 20

#102 Canal barges, Ithaca, New York, orders, 1918

16 21

#102 Canal barges, Ithaca, New York, payroll, 1918-1919

16 22

#102 Canal barges, Ithaca, New York, photographs, 1918

16 23

#102 Canal barges, Ithaca, New York, correspondence, general, 1918-1919 and undated

16 24

#102 Canal barges, Ithaca, New York, correspondence, interoffice, 1918-1919

16 25

#102 Canal barges, Ithaca, New York, correspondence, Committee on Island Waterways, 1918

16 26

#102 Canal barges, Ithaca, New York, correspondence, P. and F. Corbin, 1918

16 27

#102 Canal barges, Ithaca, New York, correspondence, Superintendent of Public Works, 1918

16 28

#102 Canal barges, Ithaca, New York, correspondence, United States Shipping Board, 1918

16 29

 Subseries 4: Legal Materials, 1907-1916

Box Folder

Patent information, 1906-1907

16 30

Patent correspondence, 1905-1911

16 31

Patent taxes, 1905-1911

16 32

Legal costs from Crawford and Lockhart (attorneys), 1912

16 33

Robert Cummings vs. William J. Stewart, 1907-1913

Box Folder

License agreements, 1907

16 34

Correspondence with J. Stewart, 1907-1909

16 35

Legal documents, 1910-1912

16 36

Statement, 1910

16 37

Minutes of evidence, circa 1910

16 38

Correspondence between attorneys for Cummings and the French and Austrian legal authorities, 1911

16 39

Correspondence with Crawford and Lockhart, 1909-1910

16 40

Correspondence with Crawford and Lockhart, 1911

16 41

Correspondence with Crawford and Lockhart, 1912-1913

16 42

Plaintiff's costs, 1910

16 43

Alexander Melville vs. Robert Cummings, 1911

Box Folder

Legal documents, 1911

16 44

Proceeding notes, 1911

16 45

Lock Joint Pipe Company vs. Frederick Melber and Electric Welding Company, 1914-1916

Box Folder

Legal documents, 1914-1916

16 46

United States Circuit Court of Appeals, brief for Appellees and Record on Appeal, 1916 March

16 47

Correspondence, 1913-1917 and undated

17 1

 Subseries 5: Financial, 1894-1921 and undated

Box Folder

Ledger, 1901-1902

17 2

Financial statements, 1909-1911

17 3

Miscellaneous receipts, 1901

17 4

Miscellaneous receipts, 1902-1903

17 5

Disputed bills, 1919-1920

17 6

Accounts payable, LeHigh Valley Testing Laboratory, 1907 January

17 7

Accounts receivable, LeHigh Valley Testing Laboratory, 1907 January

17 8

Accounts, Lehigh Valley Testing Laboratory, 1914

17 9

Accounts, yard operations, 1914 and undated

17 10

Accounts, yard payroll and other expenses, 1919

17 11

Calculations notebook, 1905 April 1 - 1905 July 10

17 12

Calculations notebook, 1905 July 5 - 1905 December 7

17 13

Calculations notebook, 1905 December - 1906 April 19

17 14

Calculations notebook, 1906 April 20 - 1906 August 1

17 15

Quotations or sub-bids before bidding, 1921

17 16

Quotations on construction materials, supplies or machinery, 1916-1920

17 17

Proposals, estimated quantities and costs, 1894-1919

17 18

Estimates for proposals, 1897-1898

17 19

Business journals, 1913

17 20

Business journal, 1913-1914

17 21

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 Series 3: Subject Files, 1891-1970 and undated

 Subseries 1: Alphabetical, 1891-1970 and undated

Box Folder

Absorption reports, 1925

18 1

Aerial surveys, 1931

18 2

American Railway Engineering Association, 1936 and 1938

18 3

Bearing values of soils, 1922-1928 and undated

18 4

Bermuda Railway, 1931-1938 and undated

18 5

Bibliography compiled by Carnegie Library, 1914-1930

18 6

British Engineers in response to Progress Report of the Special Committee, 1916-1917

18 7

Building codes, soils, undated

18 8

Bureau of Mines, 1913-1915

18 9

Cement, 1931

18 10

Clay, 1921-1922 and undated

18 11

Coal Washing Plant, 1949 and undated

18 12

Codification, 1915-1925 and undated

18 13

Colloids, 1916-1935

18 14

Columbian System, 1912 and undated

18 15

Concrete, 1903

18 16

Concrete barges, 1917-1918 and undated

18 17

Concrete piles, 1931-1932

18 18

Concrete Shipyard, Oakland, California, 1918

18 19

Cummings Concrete System, 1907-1930 and undated

18 20

J. Vipond Davies, 1916-1917

18 21

Definitions, 1914-1916 and undated

18 22

Draining Pembroke Marshes, Bermuda, 1903-1923

18 23

Electricity, 1891 and undated

18 24

Engineering notes on concrete, 1896-1906 and undated

18 25

Engineering projects, 1931-1935 and undated

18 26

Equipment, 1914-1923 and undated

18 27

Experiments (Patents), 1934 and undated

18 28

Federal Highway Council, 1920-1921 and undated

18 29

Hammond Smith's testing machine, soil pressure, 1917

18 30

Hydraulic turbines, circa 1952

18 31

Institute of Civil Engineers, 1931-1939

18 32

International Congress of Soil Science, 1924-1927 and undated

18 33

Institution of Civil Engineers, 1915-1933

18 34

Laboratory methods, 1914-1939 and undated

18 35

LeHigh Valley Testing Laboratory, equipment and computations, undated

19 1

Lightweight aggregate, 1918-1919 and undated

19 2

Minerals, 1928-1933 and undated

19 3

Models, 1934-1935

19 4

Oil engines, 1916-1918 and undated

19 5

Panama Canal slides, undated

19 6

Piles, undated

19 7

Pryobar tile tests, 1919-1917

19 8

Railroads, 1918-1931

19 9

Roads, 1934-1936

19 10

Seives, 1916 and undated

19 11

Slag for concrete, 1911-1918 and undated

19 12

Soil, 1910-1938 and undated

19 13

Soil standards, 1911-1915 and undated

19 14

Soil tests and load bearing, 1914-1917

19 15

Soil foundations and piles, 1910-1933 and undated

19 16

Structures in Egypt, 1938-1939

19 17

Technical data, 1914-1939 and undated

19 18

Technical notes, 1970 and undated

19 19

Technical periodicals, 1924-1929 and undated

19 20

United States Geological Survey, 1914-1915

19 31

Miscellaneous, 1915-1938 and undated

19 32

 Subseries 2: Testing, 1904-1916

Box Folder

Guide to test objects and procedures, undated

19 21

Series I notes and data, 1904 November

19 22

Beams, Series I, 1904 November

19 23

Cement, sand, and gravel, Series I, 1905 February

19 24

Concrete cylinders, Series I, 1904 November

19 25

Concrete cylinders and cubes, Series I, 1905 November

19 26

Concrete pile test for W. L. Kann, 1913-1916 and undated

19 27

Medium steel rods, Series I, 1905 March

19 28

Pile driving, 1915

19 29

Slabs, 1908-1909

19 30

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 Series 4: Publications, 1887-1953 and undated

 Subseries 2: By subject, 1902-1940 and undated

Box Folder

Clay, 1915-1923

22 1

Coal, 1912-1917

22 2

Colloids, 1909-1937

22 3

Concrete, 1908-1936

22 4

Earth pressures, 1910-1933

22 5

Electrical, 1918

22 6

Erosion, 1913-1930

22 7

Foundations, 1915-1934

22 8

Harbors and marine, 1915-1934

22 9

Minerals, 1919-1937

22 10

Notebooks, undated

22 11

Other engineering, 1914-1931 and undated

22 12

Railroads, 1909-1919 and undated

22 13

Roads, 1903-1935 and undated

22 14

Sand, 1908-1931

22 15

Soils, 1904-1921 and undated

22 16

Soils, 1922-1938

23 1

Testing, 1912-1940 and undated

23 2

Tunneling, 1915-1933 and undated

23 3

Vendor publications, 1918-1919 and undated

23 4

Water (moisture), 1905-1934

23 5

Water, 1902-1939

23 6

 Series 5: Photographs, 1902-1916 and undated

Box Folder

Atlas Automobile Company, 1906

24 1

Beaver Bridge, Beaver, Pennsylvania, 1908-1909

24 2

Concrete shipyard, Oakland, California, 1918

24 3

Dam and ice jam, Alicia, Pennsylvania, 1917-1918

24 4

Dennison Sand Bin, undated

24 5

Haights Run Bridge construction, Highland Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1913

24 6

Hampton Institute conduit, Hampton, Virginia, 1903-1904

24 7

Harbison-Walker Refractories Company, Wylam, Alabama, 1908-1909

24 8

Harbison-Walker Refractories Company, Wylam, Alabama, 1909

24 9

Harbison-Walker Refractories Company, concrete dock, Wylam, Alabama, 1907-1908

24 10

Harbison-Walker Refractories Company, railroad line to concrete dock, Wylam, Alabama, 1914-1915

25 1

Chanoine Dam number five, Ohio River, 1902-1904

25 2

National Casket Plant, Ashville, North Carolina, 1909

25 3

New York Central Railroad Station, White Plains, New York, 1914

25 4

New York commercial building, New York, New York, 1906

25 5

Pittsburgh commercial building (near Heinz Building), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1911

25 66

Private residence, 1905-1906

25 7

Railroad bridge, 1914

25 8

Saint Louis Fair, 1904

25 9

Taylor-Wilson Manufacturing Company, machine shop, McKeesport, Pennsylvania, 1904-1905

25 10

Unidentified photographs, 1904-1912 and undated

25 11

White Plains Station, White Plains, New York, 1914

25 12

 Subseries 1: By title, 1887-1953

Box Folder

Articles of Incorporation and List of Members of the Columbus Club, 1892

20 1

Articles of Incorporation and List of Members of the Columbus Club, 1893

20 2

American Society of Civil Engineers Preliminary Notice of Applications for Admission and for Transfer, 1918

20 3

The Canadian Society of Civil EngineersCharter and By-Laws, 1914

20 4

Charter and By-Laws of the Franklin Institute, 1887

20 5

Concrete Craft, 1919 May

20 7

The Columbia River and Minor Tributaries, Volume 2, 1934

20 6

Concrete Craft, 1919 June

20 8

Engineering and Contracting, 1914 June 10

20 9

Engineering News, 1914 January 22

20 10

The Engineers' Club, LondonRules and By-Laws, 1921

20 11

The Engineers' Club of PhiladelphiaMaps of the Pennsylvania and Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Systems, 1893

20 12

Floods in the United States: Magnitude and Frequency, 1936

20 13

Floods of April 1952 in the Missouri River Basin, 1955

20 14

The Floods of March 1936: Part 1. New England Rivers, 1937

20 15

The Floods of March 1936: Part 3. Potomac, James and Upper Ohio Rivers, 1937

20 16

Fowler, Frederick Hall. Hydroelectric Power Systems of California and their Extensions into Oregon and Nevada, 1923

20 17

Le Génie Civil [in French], 6 July 1907

21 1

Henderson, Charles W. Mining in Colorado: A History of Discovery, Development and Production, 1926

21 2

The Irish Reports, 1911, 1913

21 3

Johnson, Hollister. The New York State Flood of July 1935, 1936

21 4

Journal of the American Concrete Institute, 1929 December

21 5

Journal of the American Concrete Institute, 1930 June; 1930 October

21 6

Journal of the American Concrete Institute, 1930 November-1930 December

21 7

Journal of the American Concrete Institute, 1931 January; 1931 March

21 8

Journal of the American Concrete Institute, 1931 April-1931 May

21 9

Journal of the American Concrete Institute, 1931 September; 1931 November-1931 December

21 10

Journal of the American Concrete Institute, 1932 January-1932 March

21 11

Journal of the American Concrete Institute, 1932 April-1932 June; 1932 September-1932 October

21 12

Leamington Spa Courier [Warwickshire], 20 January 1900

21 13

L'Usine: Journal de la Metallurgie [in French], [1912]

21 14

Missouri Basin Inter-Agency Committee Power Requirements and Supply Missouri River Region, 1953

21 15

Objects of Interest to Engineers and Others, In and About Philadelphia, 1893

21 16

Österreichisches Patent Blatt [in German], 1906 July 15

21 17

Österreichisches Patent Blatt [in German], 1906 October 15

21 18

Österreichisches Patent Blatt [in German], 1909 December 15

21 19

Petites-Affiches [in French], 1907 July 2

21 20

Power Requirements and Supply, Missouri River Region, 1953 May

21 21

Report of the State Engineer to the Governor of Colorado, 1923-1924

21 22

Report of the State Engineer to the Governor of Colorado, 1925-1926

21 23

Results of Discharge Observations, Mississippi River and its Tributaries and Outlets, 1838-1923, 1925

21 24

Revue des Matériaux de Construction and de Travaux Publics [in French], 1907 June

21 25

Secretary of WarColumbia River and Minor Tributaries, Volume 2, 1932

21 26

The Standard [London], 1900 February 19

21 27

University of LondonUniversity College Faculty of Engineering, 1918-1919

21 28

United States Department of CommerceNational Bureau of Standards, Hydraulic Laboratory Bulletin, Series A, 1940 January

21 29

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 Series 6: Photograph Negatives, undated

Box

Unidentified paper mill construction, undated

26

Norfolk and Western Railway, undated

26

Making and testing of concrete slabs, undated

26

Norfolk and Western Railway, hotel, undated

26

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 Series 7: Glass Plate Negatives, 1889-1918 and undated

Box

Dam Five, Ohio River, undated

27

Bridge construction, 1908

27

Testing concrete slabs, undated

27

Construction, undated

27

Norfolk and Western Railway, miscellaneous scenes, undated

28

Norfolk and Western Railway, hotel, undated

28

Norfolk and Western Railway, unidentified hotels, stations and railroad equipment, undated

28

Graham Hotel along the Norfolk and Western Railway, undated

28

Miscellaneous, undated

28

Excavation of Bank of N.T. Butterfield and Son, Ltd., undated

29

Norfolk and Western Railway, Roanoke Iron Works, Roanoke, Virginia, (Contract #14?), undated

29

Norfolk and Western Railway, bridge designs, 1889-1891 and undated

29

Making and testing of concrete slabs, undated

29

Concrete telephone poles, undated

29

Haights Run Highway Bridge, undated

29

Barge, undated

29

Electric Welding Company, undated

29

Testing concrete slabs, undated

29

1918 August

30

1918 August-November

31

Norfolk and Western Railway, bridge designs, undated

32

Taylor-Wilson machine shop, 1904

33

Miscellaneous, undated

34

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 Series 8: Lantern Slides, undated

Box

Asphalt mine, Owensboro, Kentucky, photograph of exterior, undated

35

Asphalt mine, Owensboro, Kentucky, photograph of exterior and men standing by machinery, undated

35

Asphalt mine, Owensboro, Kentucky, photograph of exterior and men standing by machinery, undated

35

Asphalt mine, Owensboro, Kentucky, photograph of rope pulley, undated

35

Asphalt mine, Owensboro, Kentucky, photograph of machinery, undated

35

Asphalt mine, Owensboro, Kentucky, photograph of rope pulley, undated

35

Asphalt mine, Owensboro, Kentucky, photograph of bridge, undated

35

Asphalt mine, Owensboro, Kentucky, photograph of rope pulley, undated

35

Asphalt mine, Owensboro, Kentucky, photograph of construction, undated

35

Asphalt mine, Owensboro, Kentucky, photograph of men working, print of machinery, undated

35

Asphalt mine, Owensboro, Kentucky, photograph of machinery, undated

35

Asphalt mine, Owensboro, Kentucky, photograph of machinery, undated

35

Asphalt mine, Owensboro, Kentucky, photograph of construction site, undated

35

Asphalt mine, Owensboro, Kentucky, photograph of men working, undated

35

Asphalt mine, Owensboro, Kentucky, photograph of a construction site, undated

35

Asphalt mine, Owensboro, Kentucky, undated

35

Concrete beam testing, blueprint, undated

35

Concrete beam testing, blueprint, undated

35

Concrete beam testing, blueprint, undated

35

Concrete beam testing, photograph of machinery, undated

35

Concrete beam testing, photograph with markings nine and eighteen, undated

35

Concrete beam testing, photograph of work site, undated

35

Concrete beam testing, photograph of work site, undated

35

Concrete beam testing, photograph of machinery, undated

35

Washington Aqueduct Bridge, Washington, District of Columbia, photograph of bridge under construction, undated

35

Concrete beam testing, photograph of machinery, undated

35

Asphalt mine, Owensboro, Kentucky, photograph of railroad car number 29291, undated

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Asphalt mine, Owensboro, Kentucky, photograph of structure, undated

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Washington Aqueduct Bridge, Washington, District of Columbia, photograph of machinery, undated

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Washington Aqueduct Bridge, Washington, District of Columbia, photograph of men working on machinery, undated

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Washington Aqueduct Bridge, Washington, District of Columbia, photograph of machinery, undated

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Washington Aqueduct Bridge, Washington, District of Columbia, photograph of machinery, undated

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Washington Aqueduct Bridge, Washington, District of Columbia, photograph of men on bridge, undated

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Washington Aqueduct Bridge, Washington, District of Columbia, photograph of bridge under construction, undated

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Washington Aqueduct Bridge, Washington, District of Columbia, photograph of bridge, undated

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Washington Aqueduct Bridge, Washington, District of Columbia, photograph of bridge, undated

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Washington Aqueduct Bridge, Washington, District of Columbia, photograph of people walking on bridge, undated

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Asphalt mine, Owensboro, Kentucky, photograph of men working, undated

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Asphalt mine, Owensboro, Kentucky, photograph of suspended rope, undated

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Asphalt mine, Owensboro, Kentucky, photograph of men working, undated

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Asphalt mine, Owensboro, Kentucky, photograph of mine interior, undated

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Asphalt mine, Owensboro, Kentucky, photograph of men working, undated

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Asphalt mine, Owensboro, Kentucky, photograph of exterior of mine and river, undated

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Asphalt mine, Owensboro, Kentucky, photograph of interior of mine, undated

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Asphalt mine, Owensboro, Kentucky, photograph of man standing outside mine, undated

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