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Frank J. Sprague papers

Title
Frank J. Sprague papers, 1874-1939.
Author
Sprague, Frank J. (Frank Julian), 1857-
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Additional Authors
  • Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931.
  • Wilgus, William J. (William John), 1865-1949.
Description
100 linear feet (110 boxes, 164 v., 68 packages)
Summary
Papers document Sprague's career as an inventor and engineer in the field of rail transportation from his days as a U.S. Naval Academy cadet until his death in 1934.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Blueprints.
  • Negatives.
  • Photographic prints.
  • Scrapbooks.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Additional Formats (note)
  • available on microfilm;
Source (note)
  • Sprague, Harriet Chapman.
Biography (note)
  • Frank Julian Sprague (1857-1934) was an inventor and engineer known as the "father of electric traction" for his creation of the first city-wide electric streetcar system and the development of the multiple-unit system for electric railroads.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Finding aid available in repository.
Processing Action (note)
  • Accessioned.
  • Cataloging updated
Call Number
MssCol 2850
Author
Sprague, Frank J. (Frank Julian), 1857-
Title
Frank J. Sprague papers, 1874-1939.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Additional Formats
London letterbook, May-Aug. 1901, and record of inventions, 1882-1883, available on microfilm; New York Public Library.
Biography
Frank Julian Sprague (1857-1934) was an inventor and engineer known as the "father of electric traction" for his creation of the first city-wide electric streetcar system and the development of the multiple-unit system for electric railroads.
Indexes
Finding aid available in repository.
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Occupation
Engineers.
Inventors.
Added Author
Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931.
Wilgus, William J. (William John), 1865-1949.
Research Call Number
MssCol 2850
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