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Allston Dana papers

 Collection
Identifier: Spec-Coll-00015

Scope and Content

This collection consists of Allston Dana's working papers regarding his contributions to the design of the third lock of the Panama Canal, and his contributions to the design or study of the Delaware Bridge, the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge, the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, and the Triborough Bridge complex. The collection includes blueprints, drawings, reports, photographs and correspondence.

Dates

  • 1913-1960
  • Majority of material found within 1913-1947

Language of Materials

The records are in English

Restrictions on Access

There are no restrictions on access to this collection.

Restrictions on Use

There are no restrictions on use of this collection.

Biography of Allston Dana

Allston Dana was born in Boston, 1884, of a distinguished New England family; he was the grandson of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Dana graduated Harvard in 1906, and MIT in 1908. He was a civil engineer and contributed to the design of or to studies of the Delaware Bridge, the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge, the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, and the Triborough, Hudson and Bronx-Whitestone Bridges. Additionally he worked on the design of the third lock of the Panama Canal. Dana died on May 12, 1952, in Princeton, N.J. aged 67.

Extent

5.84 linear feet

Overview

This collection consists of Allston Dana's working papers regarding his contributions to the design of the third lock of the Panama Canal, and his contributions to the design or study of the Delaware Bridge, the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge, the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, and the Triborough Bridge complex. The collection includes blueprints, drawings, reports, photographs and correspondence.

Statement of Arrangement

Idiosyncratic arrangement.

Acquisition Information

This collection was given to the Case Institute of Technology Archive of Contemporary Science and Technology in 1961 by Mrs. Dorothy Goodale Dana.
Title
Finding aid for the Allston Dana Papers
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Finding aid prepared by Eleanor Blackman
Date
2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding Aid Written In English

Repository Details

Part of the Kelvin Smith Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Kelvin Smith Library
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland OH 44106-7151 United States
216.368.0189