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John Van Wicheren Reynders papers

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John Van Wicheren Reynders papers, 1923-1927

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Title: John Van Wicheren Reynders papers, 1923-1927Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Reynders, John Van Wicheren (1866-1944)

Extent: 0.75 Linear Feet

Arrangement: Arranged by format (reports and photographs).

Subjects: Bear Mountain Bridge, Bear Mountain Bridge - New York (state), Bear Mountain Bridge - New York (state) - Hudson River, Civil engineers

Forms of Material: Photographs, Reports

Languages: English

Abstract

Reports produced by John V.W. Reynders as a consultant to steel and a photo documentation of the construction of the Bear Mountain Bridge make up this collection of professional papers.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The John Van Wicheren Reynders papers (MC 59) consists of reports produced by John V. W. Reynders as consultant to steel production companies make up this small collection of professional papers dating from 1921 to 1928. Also included in this collection is a photo album documenting the construction of the Bear Mountain Bridge across the Hudson River.

Biographical Note

John Van Wicheren Reynders was born December 17, 1866 in Hoboken, New Jersey. Reynders received a degree in civil engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1886. An honorary doctorate in engineering was conferred on him by the Institute in 1925. He began his professional work in the manufacture of steel in Pittsburgh, PA. From 1892 to 1906 he managed the Pennsylvania Steel Company in Steelton, PA and was its vice president from 1906 to 1916. He was actively engaged in bridge building for this company which under his management built the steel railway arch bridge over the Niagara River; the Gokteik Viaduct in Burma, India; the Queensboro Bridge over the Mississippi River; and many other notable projects. As a resident of Harrisburg, PA, he took much interest in city affairs and was responsible for many civic improvements. In 1916, when Bethlehem Steel bought out Pennsylvania Steel, Reynders moved to New York and established himself as a consultant on steel properties. He was a member of the American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers for more than thirty years, serving on its board of directors and as president from 1925 to 1926. Reynders was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1908. He organized a committee of engineers to support Herbert Hoover’s candidacy for president of the United States. John V. W. Reynders married Clare Charlton of Harrisburg in 1894 and they had three children. He died July 10, 1944 in New York, NY.

Subject/Index Terms

Bear Mountain Bridge
Bear Mountain Bridge - New York (state)
Bear Mountain Bridge - New York (state) - Hudson River
Civil engineers

Administrative Information

Repository: Institute Archives and Special Collections

Preferred Citation: John Van Wicheren Reynders papers, MC 59. Institute Archives and Special Collections, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY.


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Folder 1: Jones and Laughlin Steel Report, 1921Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Rough Summary of Ore Position of Leading Companies, 1921-1928Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Charts- Burden Iron Company, 1925Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Mechanical Puddling Bedstead Angles- Burden Iron Company, 1925Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Pipe Mfg. Report - Burden Iron Company, 1925Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Course of Procedure- Burden Iron Company, 1926Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Newton Steel Company Report, 1927Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Comparison of Capitalization and Earnings with Other Steel Companies, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Bear Mountain Bridge - Photographs, 1924Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Bear Mountain Bridge - Photographs, 1924Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Bear Mountain Bridge - Photographs, October 1924Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Bear Mountain Bridge - Photographs, October 1924Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Bear Mountain Bridge - Photographs, August 1924Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Bear Mountain Bridge - Photographs, May 1924Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Bear Mountain Bridge - Photographs, April 1924Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Bear Mountain Bridge - Photographs, November 1923Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Bear Mountain Bridge - Photographs, November 1923Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Bear Mountain Bridge - Photographs, November 1923Add to your cart.

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