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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Emory L. Kemp Papers regarding Industrial History

Collection Number: A&M 4230
Scope and Contents This collection includes materials from Dr. Emory L. Kemp’s career of researching, documenting, and preserving historic structures. Kemp was a practicing civil engineer from 1952-1959, then taught civil engineering, historic preservation, and the history of technology from 1962-2003 at West Virginia University. He served as an expert consultant for the preservation of many historic engineering structures, including bridges, waterways, and mills. He also published regularly and remained...
Dates: 1735-2021

Harry S. Laird, Engineer, Three Photo Albums Regarding Construction of Cheat Lake Dam and Railroads

Collection Number: A&M 3827
Overview Three photograph albums of Harry Snedden Laird (September 11, 1868-October 1, 1952), a civil engineer, and resident of Preston County, West Virginia (WV). They document dam and railroad construction projects. The first album contains 50 photographs, arranged chronologically (1912-1913). The photos record construction of Cheat Lake dam ("Cheat Haven"); subjects include: a coffer dam, a Baltimore and Ohio Railroad bridge, and turbine form construction. The album also contains an annotated...
Dates: 1910-1914

Vaughn L. Kiger, Collector, Photographs of Construction of Cheat Lake Dam

Collection Number: A&M 3986

Original photographs of construction of Cheat Lake Dam in Monongalia County, West Virginia. Planning and development of the hydro plant began in 1910, but was stalled around the time of World War I. Construction resumed in 1925, the first water flowed over the dam on December 23, 1925, and it began its operation on May 31, 1926.

Dates: 1912-1913

William S. Downs, Engineering Professor, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2946
Scope and Contents

Downs was an engineering professor at West Virginia University and an engineer with the West Virginia State Road Commission. Includes records and photos of road-building projects in Bolivia and West Virginia, photograph albums of West Virginia hydro-electric plant construction, lists of lot owners for the area flooded by Cheat Lake, and a memoir of Downs' student years at West Virginia University, ca. 1905.

Dates: 1900-1926

Willis DeHass, Historian, Scrapbook regarding Ohio River Valley

Collection Number: A&M 0685

A scrapbook of newspaper clippings, with manuscript notes, prepared by Willis DeHass, historian and author. The clips, mainly from Pittsburgh and Cincinnati papers, deal with the Monongahela and Ohio and other Ohio Valley rivers, steamboats, bridges, canals, dams, and levees. Mention is made of the Pittsburgh and Connellsville Railroad, 1868.

Dates: circa 1868-1879