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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- This material was solicited from ASCE by Robert M. Vogel of NMAH in 1971-1975. ASCE, through its executive directors, coordinated the collection of the papers from the various authors
- Technical papers by Mr. Camp and other Fellows of ASCE, published in The ASCE Journal or other professional journals in the field of civil engineering. They deal primarily with problems of water supply and sewage disposal
- Cite as
- American Society of Civil Engineers Fellows Collection, 1929-1969, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
- 20th century
- Wisely, William H. Executive Director, ASCE (collector)
- Camp, Thomas R
- Zwoyer, Eugene Executive Director, ASCE
- American Society of Civil Engineers
- Engineering and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
- Laing, Kirby
- Martin, Park T
- Morgan, Arthur E
- Newnam, Frank H
- Robinson, Thomas
- Tatlow, Richard T III
- Torres, Ary F
- Data Source
- Archives Center - NMAH