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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- The notebook of J. Parker Snow has been transferred to the J.Parker Snow Wooden Bridge Collection, No. 225
- Mainly personal notebooks of engineers, although one is a listing of products of a manufacturer of gears and another is a compilation of shop orders for various products of a manufacturer. They generally contain technical descriptions, drawings, specifications, and financial data
- Cite as
- Engineering Notebook Collection, 1835-1930, Archives Center, NMAH
- Engineering and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
- Bennett, C
- Blaisdell, Alfred O
- Gordon, W. F
- Reed, James
- Richardson, William J
- Sheldon, Frank P
- Snow, J. Parker
- Ames Iron Works
- Hendrick Manufacturing Company
- Woodruff and Beach Iron Works
- Data Source
- Archives Center - NMAH