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Blair Birdsall Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC MS 0175
Abstract

This collection contains the technical and professional documents of consulting engineer Blair Birdsall. Most of the collection are documents pertaining to the multitude of bridges he worked on, including the Golden Gate, Chesapeake Bay, and Brooklyn Bridges, as a consulting engineer or as a design engineer. The collection spans from 1900 to 2002 covering his entire career and also early Steinman Boynton Gronquist & Birdsall and John A. Roebling Sons Engineering companies.

Dates: Inclusive Dates

Civil Engineering Works Photograph Collection

 Item
Identifier: SC Photo-0020
Abstract The collection of photographs illustrate various types of civil engineering works including the Whipple through truss railroad bridge, Pennsylvania through truss bridge, suspension bridges, cantilever bridges, reinforced concrete arch bridges and buttress dams. Among the bridge photographs are included the Brooklyn Bridge, the Firth of Forth Bridge, the Tay Bridge and Niagara Falls “Honeymoon” Bridge collapses, the Pecos River railroad trestle bridge and the “Luten Design” reinforced...
Dates: 1879-1984; Majority of material found within 1879-1984

Copy of Engineers Private Journal [on] Harlem Bridge

 Collection
Identifier: SC MS 0142
Abstract This journal appears to be a unique record of daily on site observations and construction processes of the building of a second Harlem River bridge at the site of Third Avenue, County of New York (Manhattan). It contains copied documents such as the New York State Legislature’s document Chapter 774 dated April 17, 1857 authorizing the building of a new bridge at the site, as well as the design requirements for the new bridge, removal of the previous bridge and the official appointment and...
Dates: 1857-1861

Fritz Engineering Laboratory Civil Engineering Research Documents 1925-1955

 Collection
Identifier: SC MS 0287
Abstract

In 1955 Fritz Engineering Laboratory, originally built by John Fritz in 1909-1910, dedicated a new seven-story addition known as the new Fritz Laboratory. From that time on there was a systematic filing of research reports. Before this date the research reports in Fritz Laboratory were not designated systematically. This collection of manuscripts was produced or collected by faculty prior to 1955.

Dates: 1925-1955

Henry Sylvester Jacoby Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC MS 0063
Abstract

Henry S. Jacoby Papers contains diplomas and certificates he received, drawings and illustrations for some of his books, scrapbooks about Lehigh (1872-1877), typescripts of some of his publications, and correspondence to and from the American Railway Engineering Association. The correspondence is of special to any engineer interested in the work involved in formulating a textbook or the forensics of old bridges.

Dates: 1872 - 1944

Herman Haupt Civil War Military Transportation Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: SC Photo-0001
Abstract This collection contains an incomplete series of photographs taken by Andrew J. Russell under the direction of Herman Haupt. These photographs capture different methods for the construction and deconstruction of bridges and other engineering projects implemented during the Civil War to aid military transportation. These photographs are described in detail by Haupt in the accompanying text volume. A series of images, many of which appear to be illustrations of scenes depicted in the...
Dates: 1863

Joseph Phineas Davis Journal of Travels in Cuzco (Peru)

 Collection
Identifier: SC MS 0305
Abstract

Informative journal of travels in the region of Puno and Cuzco containing information about the Andean culture, indigenous populations, places, topography, Andean Indian ruins and building features. During the Davis exploration of southeastern Peru he was joined by American archaeologist and U.S. Commissioner to Peru, Ephraim George Squier and together they measured and observed with great care the Inca ruins in the Cuzco region.

Dates: May 26 to July 29, 1864

Photo Album of Bridges by G. W. Philips

 Collection — Volume: PHOTO0018.01
Identifier: SC Photo-0018
Abstract The album contains a collection of photographs of six Pennsylvania bridges and several railroad works possibly inspected by G. W. Philips in a period from 1900 to 1930. Perhaps the most well-known Pennsylvania bridge is the multi concrete arch Hyner Bridge over the Susquehanna River near Renovo, Pennsylvania. The Hell Gate Bridge over the East River in New York City is an anomaly among the construction photographs in the album as the only New York bridge. The album is an interesting...
Dates: 1900-1930; Majority of material found within 1900-1930

Robert Blum Olney Bridge Design Class Notebook

 Collection
Identifier: SC MS 0226
Abstract This manuscript contains three bridge design class exercises indicating the instructional process to train engineering students. Specific step-by-step instruction in designing for various railroad bridge spans, building material specifications, structural loads and stresses to be considered as presented in the professor’s lecture. The complete process of calculating the design with comparisons of different conditions, as well as material available, costs incurred of every aspect of the...
Dates: 1891 - 1892

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Scrapbooks 2
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black-and-white negatives 2
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Biloxi, Mississippi 1
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Bolts and nuts 1
Boulder Dam Bridge (AZ) [Mike O'Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge] 1
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Cemetery Bridge, Benton Harbor, Michigan 1
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Cicott Street Bridge, Logansport, Indiana 1
Clinton County, Pennsylvania 1
Clippings (information artifacts) 1
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Covington-Cincinnati Bridge (Cincinnati, Ohio) [John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge] 1
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Daule River Bridge (Guayaquil, Ecuador) [National Unity Bridge] 1
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Deer Isle Bridge (Me.) 1
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Eney, William J. 2
Lehigh University 2
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American Railway Engineering Association 1
Astin, Allen Varley 1
Bethlehem Steel Company 1
Bethlehem Steel Corporation 1
Bewley, Loyal Vivian 1
Bodine, Alfred V. 1
Champion Bridge Company 1
Concrete Steel Bridge Company 1
Cornell University 1
Errera, Samuel Joseph. 1
Finn, Bernard S. 1
Fritz Engineering Laboratory 1
Fritz, John, 1822-1913 1
Gallagher, Robert Taylor 1
Gardner, David I. 1
Grace, Eugene G. (Eugene Gifford), 1876-1960 1
Harpel, Kenneth 1
Harrington, Howard & Ash Engineers 1
Henry Kern Photographer 1
Hubbard, Frederick 1
Hubbard, Frederick, 1817-1895 1
Jacoby, Henry Sylvester, 1857-1955 1
Karakash, John J. 1
Lehigh University. Department of Civil Engineering 1
Lehigh University. Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering 1
Luten Bridge Company 1
Luten Engineering Company 1
Luten, Daniel B., 1869-1946 1
McAlpine, Charles S. 1
McAlpine, William J. (William Jarvis) 1
National Bridge Company 1
Neville, Harvey A. (Harvey Alexander), 1898-1983 1
Norfolk and Western Railroad 1
Olney, Clarence Crosby (1843-1908) 1
Olney, Robert Blum LUCE 1891 (1870-1903) 1
Pennsylvania Department of Highways/Transportation 1
Pennsylvania Railroad Company 1
Philips, G. W. 1
Phoenix Bridge Company 1
Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad 1
Robert Blum Olney (LU 1892) 1
Sale, Madison 1
Shelton, Thomas J. 1
Slutter, Roger G. 1
Smiley, E. Kenneth 1
Sopko, Richard N. 1
Southern Pacific Railroad Company 1
Stottard, George Dinsmore 1
Stout, Robert D 1
Sutherland, Hale, 1884- 1
Texas and New Orleans Railroad Company 1
Unknown 1
Vogel, Robert M. 1
Whitaker, Martin Dewey, 1902-1960 1
Wood, Fernando, 1812-1881. 1
Worthington, William E. 1
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