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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

David N. Showalter, Lehigh University, Class of 1906 Notebooks, Textbooks, and Yearbooks

 Collection
Identifier: SC MS 0050
Abstract

This collection includes personal notes from Showalter’s classes, along with yearbooks and textbooks.

Dates: 1902 - 1906

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

[Panama Canal]: Memoria y Planos de un Anteproyecto para la Terminacion del Canal de Panama

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Identifier: SC MS 0258
Scope and Contents The collection is a single manuscript measuring 21.5 x 15.5 cm. stored in a black paper wrapped box measuring 27 x 22 x 3 cm. The manuscript is contained within stiff card paper covers of burgundy colored paper with gilt title “Memoria y Planos de un anteprocyecto para la terminacion del Canal De Panamá por D. Gabriel M. Campo” and decorative borders. The pages are edged in red. It is illustrated with three folded plans including two blue prints: Proyecto de construccion en túnel Plano,...
Dates: 1892-1894

Professor Karl Ludwig Meissner Engineering Lectures

 Collection
Identifier: SC MS 0201
Abstract This manuscript is a set of class notes presumed taken by a student (R. Nachwitz?) attending lectures by Professors Schneider and Karl Ludwig Meissner on Civil Engineering topics given at the Collegium Carolinum in Braunschweig, Germany during 1849-50. Topics covered in technical mechanics included effect of friction, strength of materials, mechanics of gear teeth, analysis of fire hoses and nozzles, vibration in structures. The general topic of “Baukunst” (Art of Building/ Architecture)...
Dates: 1849 - 1850

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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Lehigh University Special Collections 5
Lehigh University Grant Projects 1
 
Subject
Civil engineering 5
Civil engineers 3
Bridges 2
Railroad bridges 2
Alvsborg Bridge (Gothenburg, Sweden) 1
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Ambassador International Bridge (Detroit, Michigan) 1
Angus L. Macdonald Bridge (Halifax - Dartmouth) 1
Architecture 1
Bidwell Bar Bridge (Oroville, California) 1
Blaw-Knox Pipe Line Bridge (Charleston, Tennessee) 1
Blueprints 1
Boulder Dam Bridge (AZ) [Mike O'Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge] 1
Bridge engineering 1
Bridges -- Peru -- Nineteenth century 1
Bronx-Whitestone Bridge (New York, N.Y.) 1
Brooklyn Bridge (New York, N.Y.) 1
Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel (NY) [Hugh L. Carey Tunnel] 1
Bucksport Suspension Bridge (Bucksport, Maine) [Waldo-Hancock Bridge?] 1
Canals -- Panama 1
Cantilever bridges 1
Chains 1
Chesapeake Bay Bridge (Maryland) 1
Chester Bridge (Chester, Illinois) 1
Civil Engineering - structures 1
Columns 1
Composite materials -- Testing 1
Concrete 1
Correspondence 1
Covington-Cincinnati Bridge (Cincinnati, Ohio) [John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge] 1
Cuzco (Peru) 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
Dodge Street (Lincoln Highway) Bridge (Omaha, NE) 1
East Boston Bridge 1
East Fredericktown Vesta Coal Preparation Plant 1
Eyebar pin-connected bridges 1
Fink Truss bridge 1
Florianopolis Bridge (Hercilio Luz Bridge, Brazil) 1
Forth Road Bridge (Scotland) 1
Frames 1
Fremont Bridge (Seattle, Wash.) 1
Friction 1
Garden State Parkway (New Jersey) 1
George Washington Bridge (New York, N.Y.) 1
Germany – Braunschweig, Saxony 1
Glen Canyon Dam (Ariz.) 1
Golden Gate Bridge (San Francisco, Calif.) 1
Grand Mère Suspension Bridge (Quebec, Canada) 1
Hartford Bridge. 1
Henry Hudson Bridge (New York, N.Y.) 1
Hutsonville Bridge (Hutsonville, Illinois) 1
Inca architecture 1
Islay (Peru : Province) 1
Islay (Peru) 1
Karnali Bridge (Nepal) 1
Mackinac Bridge (Mich.) 1
Maldonado Bridge (Uruguay) 1
Martin-Pena Canal (Puerto Rico) 1
Materials--Testing 1
Mechanics 1
Mount Hope Bridge (Bristol, Rhode Island) 1
New York State Thruway (New York) 1
Niagara River Bridge 1
Panama Bridge (Panama) [Centennial Bridge?] 1
Panama Canal (Panama) 1
Park Avenue Viaduct (New York, N.Y.) 1
Photographs 1
Piura (Peru : Department) 1
Plates (Engineering) 1
Pratt Truss bridge 1
Puno (Peru : Region) 1
Reinforced concrete 1
Roebling's Delaware Aqueduct/Bridge (Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania) 1
Saucon Creek, Northampton County, Pennsylvania 1
Sciotoville Railroad Bridge (Sciotoville, Ohio) 1
Severn Bridge (England : Railroad bridge) 1
South Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 1
St. John’s Bridge (Portland, Oregon) 1
Stability 1
Steel 1
Storebaelt Bridge (Denmark) 1
Stresses and strains 1
Suspension bridges 1
Tacoma Narrows Bridge (Tacoma, Wash. : 1940) 1
Textbooks 1
Thousand Islands Bridge (N.Y. and Ont.) 1
Titicaca, Lake (Peru and Bolivia) 1
Torsion 1
Towers 1
Truss bridges 1
Trusses 1
Verona Island Bridge (ME) [Penobscot Narrows Bridge] 1
Viracocha (Inca deity) 1
Walt Whitman Bridge (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) 1
Warren truss 1
Welds 1
Williamsburg Bridge (New York, N.Y.) 1
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Language
English 4
es 1
German 1
Spanish; Castilian 1
 
Names
Campo, Gabriel Moreno, 1849-1905 1
Collegium Carolinum - Braunschweig 1
Lehigh University 1
Lehigh University. Curricula 1
Meissner, Karl Ludwig (1809-1868) 1