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    Lockwood-Greene Records, 1883-2004 (bulk 1915-1930).
     
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    Creator: 
    Lockwood-Greene Company (creator).
    Title: 
    Lockwood-Greene Records, 1883-2004 (bulk 1915-1930).
    Phy. Description: 
    270 cu. ft.
    Digital Reference: 
    Bio / His Notes: 
    Lockwood-Greene is one of the nation's oldest engineering firms, tracing its roots to 1832, when Rhode Island native David Whitman began a machinery repair service. In the years of the early industrial revolution in textile manufacturing, Whitman added mill design services, which began a flourishing consulting business. He traveled throughout New England advising industrialists on the placement, design and construction of factories and the layout of the complicated system of machinery they contained. Whitman died in 1858. Amos Lockwood took over the business which he relocated to Boston. Stephen Greene joined the business in 1882, and the firm's scope expanded to supplying all necessary architectural and engineering services. Greene became president upon Lockwood's death in 1884. Eventually the company designed and built the first factory operated electrically from a remote power plant, as an alternative to steam power. They continued expanding, and eventually were designing a wider variety of structures, including newspaper plants, automotive factories, convention halls and schools. In the 1960s, the company's headquarters relocated to Spartanburg, South Carolina. In 2003, CH2M Hill, a global provider of engineering, construction services, and operations services, acquired the company.
    Scope and Content: 
    The Lockwood-Greene Records are a comprehensive range of documents related to the appraisal, building, construction, design, evaluation, and engineering of facilities for a variety of clients. The material covers the entire period of industrialization of the United States, and, provides a thorough record of the textile industry, both in New England and the South. Some of the textile mills are documented with unusual completeness, showing water and steam power layouts, factory village plans, and landscaping schedules. A broad range of other building typologies is also covered, including projects with public or retail functions, such as early automobile showrooms, hospitals, apartments and private dwellings, churches, and schools.
    Organization: 
    Divided into six series: Series 1, Project Drawings, Renderings, and Plans, 1784-1969, and undated;Series 2, Photographs and Slides, 1881-2001, and undated; Series 3, Job Files, 1872-1957, and undated; Series 4, Corporate Records and History, 1881-2004; Series 5, Non-Lockwood-Greene Publications, 1910-1984, and undated; Series 6, Audiovisual materials, 1964.
    Provenance: 
    Originally acquired in 1997 by the Division of the History of Technology, transferred to the Archives Center in 2008. The addendum was acquired by the Archives Center from CH2M Hill in 2008.
    Finding aids: 
    Finding aid.
    Cite as: 
    Lockwood-Greene Records, 1883-2004 (bulk 1915-1930), Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
    Restrictions: 
    The collection is open for research use. Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center; fees for commercial use. All duplication requests must be reviewed and approved by Archives Center staff. Series 4, Subseries 1, Meeting Minutes, minutes from 1978-1995 are sealed for ten years from the date of accession, 2007.
    Subject-Topical: 
    Architects
    Architecture, Commercial
    Architecture, Domestic
    Building materials
    Buildings
    Commercial buildings
    Company towns
    Construction industry
    Cotton textile industry
    Factories
    Factories -- Design and construction
    Factories -- Power supply
    Electric power production
    Engineering
    Industrial buildings
    Industrial buildings -- Design and construction
    Industrial engineering
    Manufacturing industries
    Mills
    Textile mills
    Subject-Name: 
    Greene, Stephen
    Form / Genre: 
    Blueprints
    Business records
    Design drawings
    Linen tracings
    Paper flimsies
    Patents
    Photograph albums
    Photographs -- 1890-1900.
    Photographs -- 20th century
    Photographs -- 21st century
    Reports
    Specifications
    Trade literature
    Repository Loc: 
    National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution: Division of Work and Industry, Washington, D.C. 20560 (tel. 202/633-3596).
    Local Number: 
    1997.0021 (NMAH Acc.)
    2008.3059 (NMAH Acc.)
    Co-Creator: 
    Lockwood, Amos (designer).
    Greene, Stephen (designer).
    Whitman, David (creator).
    History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI (collector).
    Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI (collector).
    Item Information
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    Archives Center at American HistoryACNMAH 1113Add Copy to MyList

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