The Archives Collections
The Archives originated at the HCEA’s inception in 1986, and within a few years had grown to include records from over 500 manufacturers. As of January, 2012, over 3,000 manufacturers of machinery, attachments, engines and other components, and truck and trailer equipment were represented in the collections. The collections also encompass records from contractors, mining firms, dealers, auctioneers, government agencies and non-profit organizations related to our fields of interest, as well as personal papers and photographs from a number of individuals.
Spanning from the 1870s to the present day, the Archives’ holdings include major collections of records from the Marion Power Shovel Company, Euclid, Terex, Volvo Construction Products, Galion Iron Works, Clark Equipment Company and Clark Michigan, Allis-Chalmers, Fiat-Allis, Austin-Western, and the Cleveland Trencher Company. The collections include approximately:
The Marion Power Shovel Company collection, which consists of the records of the Company’s marketing and engineering departments, includes:
We also have extensive collections of blueprints and engineering drawings of dredges and cranes from the early 1900s from the former Dunbar & Sullivan Dredging Company and Victor R. Browning Company (later the Browning Engineering Company.