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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

Girdler Family Records

 Collection
Identifier: SC MS 0247
Abstract An extensive collection of correspondence, information and genealogical searches made by current family members to trace ancestors into the Seventeenth Century when it is believed the first of the Girdlers came to the American colonies. The early ancestors settled in Marblehead, Essex County, Massachusetts and were involved in the mariner trade as sailors, masters and captains of merchant ships. Perhaps the most famous was Lewis Girdler, master of the “Betsy” who was a licensed privateer...
Dates: 1783 to 1995; Majority of material found within 1802 to 1915

Gold Discoveries Scrapbook 1848-1852

 Collection
Identifier: SC MS 0234
Abstract

A fascinating collection of nineteenth century published information about gold discoveries, mining, economical influence and transportation around the world. Anything anyone wanted or needed to know about gold is included in the newspaper articles glued to the pages of the scrapbook. Whoever took the time to collect the information had a very serious intent or need to know about gold.

Dates: 1848-1852

Willis Appleford Slater Papers, 1910-1937

 Collection
Identifier: SC MS 0100
Dates: Inclusive Dates

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Lehigh University Special Collections 3
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Photographs 4
Civil engineers 3
Notebooks 3
Blueprints 2
Bridges 2
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Brooklyn Bridge (New York, N.Y.) 2
California 2
Civil engineering 2
Correspondence 2
Railroad bridges 2
Reinforced concrete 2
Adams County (Ohio) 1
Alvsborg Bridge (Gothenburg, Sweden) 1
Ambassador International Bridge (Detroit, Michigan) 1
American River Bridge, California 1
Angus L. Macdonald Bridge (Halifax - Dartmouth) 1
Arch Dams -- testing 1
Australia 1
Beasley Fork Bridge, Ohio 1
Belleair (Fla.) 1
Belleview Bridge, Belleair, Florida 1
Berlin, Germany 1
Bidwell Bar Bridge (Oroville, California) 1
Blair Bridge, Montgomery County, Maryland 1
Blaw-Knox Pipe Line Bridge (Charleston, Tennessee) 1
Boston, Massachusetts 1
Boulder Dam Bridge (AZ) [Mike O'Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge] 1
Bronx-Whitestone Bridge (New York, N.Y.) 1
Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel (NY) [Hugh L. Carey Tunnel] 1
Bucksport Suspension Bridge (Bucksport, Maine) [Waldo-Hancock Bridge?] 1
Buffalo (N.Y.) 1
Cadiz, Spain 1
Cantilever bridges 1
Cement -- testing 1
Cemetery Bridge, Benton Harbor, Michigan 1
Chains 1
Chesapeake Bay Bridge (Maryland) 1
Chester Bridge (Chester, Illinois) 1
Chicago (Ill.) 1
Cicott Street Bridge, Logansport, Indiana 1
Columns 1
Composite materials -- Testing 1
Concrete 1
Concrete slabs -- Design and Construction 1
Concrete slabs -- testing 1
Covington-Cincinnati Bridge (Cincinnati, Ohio) [John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge] 1
Dams 1
Daule River Bridge (Guayaquil, Ecuador) [National Unity Bridge] 1
Deer Isle Bridge (Me.) 1
Delaware Memorial Bridge (New Castle, Delaware) 1
Delaware River Bridge (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Detroit (Mich.) 1
Dodge Street (Lincoln Highway) Bridge (Omaha, NE) 1
East Boston Bridge 1
East Fredericktown Vesta Coal Preparation Plant 1
Florianopolis Bridge (Hercilio Luz Bridge, Brazil) 1
Forth Bridge (South Queensferry, Scotland : Railroad bridge) 1
Forth Road Bridge (Scotland) 1
Frames 1
Fremont Bridge (Seattle, Wash.) 1
Friction 1
Garden State Parkway (New Jersey) 1
Genealogy 1
Geographers 1
Geologists 1
George Washington Bridge (New York, N.Y.) 1
Glasgow, Scotland 1
Glen Canyon Dam (Ariz.) 1
Gold miners 1
Gold mines and mining – Australia 1
Gold mines and mining – California 1
Gold ores – geology 1
Gold standard 1
Golden Gate Bridge (San Francisco, Calif.) 1
Grand Mère Suspension Bridge (Quebec, Canada) 1
Harrisburg (Pa.) 1
Hartford Bridge. 1
Henry Hudson Bridge (New York, N.Y.) 1
Hutsonville Bridge (Hutsonville, Illinois) 1
Island Park Bridge, Winfield, Kansas 1
Isthmus of Panama 1
James River Bridge, Virginia 1
Jersey City (N.J.) 1
Karnali Bridge (Nepal) 1
London 1
Mackinac Bridge (Mich.) 1
Maldonado Bridge (Uruguay) 1
Marblehead, Massachusetts 1
Mariners 1
Martin-Pena Canal (Puerto Rico) 1
Materials--Testing 1
Maumee River Bridge, Waterville, Ohio 1
Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge (Ariz. and Nev.) 1
Mines and mineral resources 1
Mount Hope Bridge (Bristol, Rhode Island) 1
Muncy (Pa.) 1
New York (N.Y.) 1
New York State Thruway (New York) 1
Niagara River Bridge 1
North Tonawanda (New York) 1
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Ambursen, Nils Frederick, 1876-1953 1
Ansted, David T. 1
Birkmyre, William 1
Champion Bridge Company 1