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Hoover Dam Construction Photograph Album, 1931-1934View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates: 1932-1934
The Hoover Dam Construction Photograph Album consists of 224 photographs depicting the construction of Hoover Dam at various stages between 1931 and 1934.
ID: P 260
Extent: 0.9 cubic feet
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Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.
Arrangement
Preferred Citation: Hoover Dam Construction Photograph Album (P 260), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
Acquisition Note: Collection was transferred to the University Archives from OSU's Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering in 2006.
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Series 1: Itemized Photographs, 1931-1934 Add to Shelf
Extent: 27 photographs
Item 1: Boulder (Hoover) Dam construction crew and officials of Six Companies Inc. Contractors posing in front of a sign that reads "United States Dept of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation, Boulder Canyon Project, Pouring 1,000,000th cubic yard of concrete in Dam 7th Month After Start of Pouring.", January 7, 1934 Add to Shelf
Item 2: Charles A. Shea, Director of Construction-Six Companies, Inc (1)., ca. 1931 Add to Shelf
Item 3: Charles A. Shea, Director of Construction-Six Companies, Inc (2)., ca. 1931 Add to Shelf
Item 4: Charles A. Shea, Director of Construction-Six Companies, Inc (3)., ca. 1931 Add to Shelf
Item 5: Officials of Six Companies, Inc., ca. 1931 Add to Shelf
Item 6: Looking upstream, toward the site of Hoover Dam, taken on the Nevada side of the Colorado., August 9, 1931 Add to Shelf
Item 7: Colorado River, looking upstream from the Nevada side from a point just below the lower portals of the diversion tunnels., August 21, 1931 Add to Shelf
Item 8: North Wing of Six Companies, Inc. 1150 man mess-hall at Boulder City, Nevada., September 23, 1932 Add to Shelf
Item 9: Kitchen of Six Companies mess-hall at Boulder City, Nevada., September 23, 1932 Add to Shelf
Item 10: Waiters employed at the mess-hall, Boulder City, Nevada., September 24, 1932 Add to Shelf
Item 11: Looking upstream from the Nevada site. Hoover Dam will rise at the location indicated by the second foot-bridge., October 21, 1931 Add to Shelf
Item 12: North wing of Six Companies, Inc, dining in the mess-hall., October 31, 1932 Add to Shelf
Item 13: Looking upstream in Black Canyon, from a point near the government water intake on the Nevada side., November 29, 1931 Add to Shelf
Item 14: Drilling jumbo in operation at the face of one of the diversion tunnels, showing method of construction and mounting., December 8, 1931 Add to Shelf
Item 15: Another view of the drilling jumbo, backed up to the tunnel face., December 8, 1931 Add to Shelf
Item 16: View of Hemenway, Washington and Reservoir site. When Hoover Dam is completed, the range of hills in the foreground will be entirely submerged., January 20, 1932 Add to Shelf
Item 17: Low level concrete mixing plant nearing completion., January 28, 1932 Add to Shelf
Item 18: A flashlight photograph of the interior of one of the diversion tunnels., January 28, 1932 Add to Shelf
Item 19: Flashlight view of one of the diversion tunnels. Drilling jumbo in foreground is being used to excavate invert., February 5, 1932 Add to Shelf
Item 20: Marion electric dragline, with 5 cubic yard capacity bucket, loading gravel at the Arizona gravel pit upstream from damsite., February 2, 1932 Add to Shelf
Item 21: Interior of Recreation Hall, maintained by Six Companies, Inc. for their employees., May 7, 1932 Add to Shelf
Item 22: Looking North from the crusher bin at the gravel screening plant. Various types of locomotive, crane, and car equipment used by Six Companies, Inc. are shown in the foreground., May 15, 1932 Add to Shelf
Item 23: Looking into the upper portal of Diversion Tunnel #2., May 11, 1932 Add to Shelf
Item 24: The drug department of the Boulder City Company Department Store in Boulder City, Nevada., June 2, 1932 Add to Shelf
Item 25: A flashlight photograph of the drilling jumbo working on the invert excavation at the upper portal of Diversion Tunnel #1., March 8, 1932 Add to Shelf
Item 26: Telephoto view of the low level concrete mixing plant., March 28, 1932 Add to Shelf
Item 27: Looking downstream on the Nevada side, from a point immediately above the damsite., March 14, 1932 Add to Shelf
Series 2: Non-Itemized Photographs, 1932-1934 Add to Shelf
The Non-Itemized Photographs were accessioned from the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering. This series includes 187 undescribed images of the construction of Hoover Dam. These images depict different stages in the initial excavation at the base of the dam, as well as construction of the diversion tunnels and the main dam structure and towers. Also included are images of the Colorado River before major above-ground construction began, the Boulder City Department Store and the low level concrete mixing plant.
Extent: 187 photographs