Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Not many museums collect houses. The National Museum of American History has four, as well as two outbuildings, 11 rooms, an elevator, many building components, and some architectural elements from the White House. Drafting manuals are supplemented by many prints of buildings and other architectural subjects. The breadth of the museum's collections adds some surprising objects to these holdings, such as fans, purses, handkerchiefs, T-shirts, and other objects bearing images of buildings.
The engineering artifacts document the history of civil and mechanical engineering in the United States. So far, the Museum has declined to collect dams, skyscrapers, and bridges, but these and other important engineering achievements are preserved through blueprints, drawings, models, photographs, sketches, paintings, technical reports, and field notes.
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- Charles T. G. Looney (1906-1987) consulting engineer and college professor taught at the University of North Carolina, 1936-1937; University of Iowa, 1937-1943; Johns Hopkins University, 1943-1946; Yale University, 1946-1958; and the University of Maryland, 1958-1972.
- The papers of Charles T. G. Looney contain handbooks, lectures, manuals, pamphlets, regulations reports, and research bulletins on structural design, concrete and steel materials testing, impact and stress studies, bridges, earthquakes, and erosion, building codes, waterpower, mathematical calculations, professional associations, and related engineering topics. Also includes lecture notes for courses taught by Hardy Cross at the University of Illinois. Archives Center.
- Cite as
- Division of the History of Technology, National Museum of American History
- Looney, Charles Thomas George 1906-1987
- History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
- Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI
- Cross, Hardy
- Local number
- 2007.3148 (NMAH Acc.)
- Data Source
- Archives Center - NMAH