Papers of engineers and records of engineering firms; plans, designs, blueprints, and drawings exclusive of building records; and records of professional associations.
Bardsley, Clarence E., Road Surveys, 1928-1932, (R0859)
These are survey reports, field notes, and plats regarding relocation of the Old St. Louis-Springfield Road near Arlington in Phelps County, Missouri. The surveys were performed by Clarence E. Bardsley, Special Highway Engineer and Deputy Surveyor of Phelps County.
Boulson, Charles E., Papers, 1928-1990, (R0404)
These are personal and professional papers of an electrical engineer in Missouri. Boulson was general manager of the Sho-Me Power Corporation, 1954-1974, and member of the Board of Directors of Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc. The collection includes correspondence, scrapbooks, professional and historical writings, speeches on rural electrification in Missouri, and corporate manuals and annual reports of Sho-Me Power Corporation and Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Buskett, Evans W., Letters, 1937, (R1088)
These are two letters, dated 5 April and 2 June 1937, from Evans W. Buskett, a chemist and metallurgist at Joplin in Jasper County, Missouri, to A. F. Wilson, president of Stillfilm, Inc., in Los Angeles, California. The letters deal with the selection of images for educational filmstrips.
Central Plank Road Company, Promissory Note, 1855, (R0991)
This is a cancelled six-month promissory note due on 1 September 1855 and issued by the Central Plank Road Company of Saint Louis County, Missouri. The note was signed by Treasurer Charles L. Hunt and endorsed by George R. Harrington.
Gross, Henry Emmett, Papers, 1921-1981, (R0837)
These are the professional papers of Henry Emmett Gross, an engineer, inventor, and mapmaker from Webster Groves, Missouri. Most of the collection concerns his patents for deep ocean oil drilling and marine salvage.
Harrington, John Lyle (1868-1942), Biographical Material, 1969, (C2731)
Correspondence between Frank M. Cortelyou, Sr., and Edwin Layton, Case Western Reserve University, concerning John Lyle Harrington, a Kansas City civil engineer and member of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation during Hoover's administration.
Harrison, Charles Lewis (1857-1912), Papers, 1847-1921 (C0112)
0.3 linear feet
Papers of a New York City consulting engineer, horse breeder, and club member. Harrison assisted in the construction of the East River tunnels and the Cheesman Dam, Denver, CO.
Hazard Dressing Mill, Mine La Motte, Missouri, Description, 1896, (R0028)
23 pages, typescript
This typescript describes the mill and milling process for lead ores at Mine La Motte. Rowland G. Hazard, a South Kingston, Rhode Island, industrialist and financier who bought the Mine La Motte Company in 1870, established the mill in 1867. The company had been in financial difficulties before its sale, and Hazard brought needed capital to the enterprise.
Jeffery, T. B., "Descriptive Circular ... ," n.d., (R0042)
This is a photocopy of a brochure advertising a manually powered railroad handcar, patented in August 1883.
Kansas City & Memphis Railway & Bridge Co., Ledgers, 1888-1894, (R0090)
These are financial records of the Kansas City and Memphis Railway and Bridge Company. Organized in 1887 to bridge the Mississippi River at Memphis, Tennessee, this company was controlled by the Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis Railroad system.
Levee District No. 3, Mississippi County, Missouri, History, ca. 1923, (R0326)
1 folder, photocopies
This is a history of the levee district based in Mississippi County, Missouri, including a summary of levee construction prior to the flood of 1913 and improvements made after that date, with recommendations for future construction. The report was submitted to Little, Vardaman & Ditting of St. Louis, purchasers of the district's construction bonds.
Mann, Clair V. (1884-1974), Collection, 1821-1973, (C3556)
12.4 linear feet, 5 volumes
Papers pertaining to the Meramec Iron Works, James family, Frisco Railroad, School of Mines and Metallurgy at Rolla, engineering education, testing of students, and other subjects of interest to Mann as an historian and engineer.
McAuliffe, Eugene, Photograph Album, ca. 1906-1910, (R0409)
This is a photograph album of a mining and railway engineer. The album contains views of the construction of the Panama Canal, ca. 1906-1910, and a tour of the canal by a group from the American Institute of Mining Engineers, 1910. Also included are unidentified photographs, possibly of the Tombigbee River, n.d.
Missouri, St. Charles County, Survey Notes, 1825, (C1691)
Field notes of T.P. Robbins' survey of the prison bounds for St. Charles County, May 1825.
Missouri State Highway Commission, Division of Information, Booklet, 1962, (R1053)
1 folder, photocopy
This is "Crossing at Crowley's Ridge," a booklet published by the Missouri State Highway Commission on 24 June 1962 for the dedication of improved U.S. Highway 60 and Missouri Highway 25 at Dexter in Stoddard County. Commission Chairman Fred L. Henley, Governor John M. Dalton, and U.S. Senator Edward V. Long attended the dedication ceremony.
National Good Roads Association, Papers, 1903-1904, (R0990)
These are a printed broadside "invitation" to B. A. McAllaster of the Union Pacific Railroad to attend the National and International Good Roads Convention to be held in St. Louis, Missouri, on 27 April-2 May 1903, and a letter from A.S. Mann to Charles H. Scott, dated 11 April 1904, concerning the financing of a ship canal.
Ozarks Steam Engine Association, Souvenir Programs, 1964-1974, (R0795)
These are souvenir program booklets from the Ozarks Steam Engine Association's "annual reunions" near Billings, Missouri. These events featured working "live steam" tractors and other agricultural steam engines.
Patrick, Bennett J., Papers, n.d., (C3746)
Oversize mechanical drawings and literature for the Patrick Four-Wheel-Drive Roadster, the Auto Farm Wagon, and the Patrick Truck, as well as architectural drawings for church, domestic, and other architecture.
Reynolds, Frank, Photograph Collection, ca. 1925-1942, (R0796)
These are postcards and photographs collected by Frank Reynolds when he worked on construction projects including Bagnell Dam in Missouri, Lock and Dam No. 14 on the Mississippi River at LeClaire, Iowa, and Camp Crowder, Missouri.
Schaberg Family, Papers, 1894-1974, (C3665)
3 linear feet
The personal and professional papers of Benjamin F. Schaberg, Sr., who worked as an engineer on the Panama Canal, St. Louis sewer projects, World War II army post construction, and Missouri Public Service Commission studies, includes family correspondence between Schaberg and his wife, sisters, and sons. Ben Jr. and John George Schaberg were in China during and after the 1937 Japanese invasion.
Saint Francis Levee District, Records, 1893-1980, (R0076)
8 volumes, 1 folder
These are ledgers, minute books, and financial records of the Saint Francis Levee District. The District was organized in 1893, and reorganized in 1913. It includes parts of Dunklin, New Madrid, and Pemiscot counties in Missouri.
State Historical Society of Missouri, Typescript Collection, (C0995)
774 items on 14 rolls of microfilm
The State Historical Society of Missouri Typescript Collection consists of typescripts of articles and manuscripts donated over the years to the Historical Society.
Stubbins, John Russell, Autobiography, 1973, (R0436)
This is "A Brief Resume of the Venezuelan Career of John R. Stubbins," an autobiographical sketch by a native of Paris, Missouri, and civil engineer who spent fifty-eight years in Venezuela. He was involved in oil exploration, mining, construction, and public works projects, and headed OTESCO, an engineering firm, 1930-1970.