The collection consists of one album of the construction of Bonneville Dam, 1934-1936. Images by R.W. Oliver and Bichel; most unsigned. Shows housing, equipment, excavation, construction, spillways. Some workers are named.
Thomas Matthew Robins was a native of Maryland who graduated from West Point and served in Cuba in 1908 and in World War I. He later moved to Portland, Oregon where he was in charge of construction of the Bonneville Dam. Collection contains engineering project and research files, speeches, correspondence, personal information and photographs.