The John F. Stevens Papers - Outline

Summary:
John F. Stevens, explorer, railroad executive, and civil engineer, was among those most responsible for building the Panama Canal. His successor, George W. Goethals, called the Canal "his greatest monument." The collection includes maps, correspondence, drawings, photographs, diaries, and an unpublished biography. It is especially rich in regard to Stevens' work on American railways, Russian and Chinese railways (1917-1923), and the Mississippi River Flood Control Project.
Gift of Donald H. Stevens and Virginia Hawks
1850-1980 * 16.00 linear feet

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