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International & Great Northern Railroad correspondence

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Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Date
1906
Creator
International & Great Northern Railroad
Collection Number
MS 235
  1 document  
Date
1906
Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Extent
1 folder
Creator
International & Great Northern Railroad
Abstract
Correspondence.
Scope and Content
Correspondence.
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MS 235
Collection Number
MS 235
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Pullman's Palace Car Company letter

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Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Date
1899
Creator
Pullman's Palace Car Company
Collection Number
MS 585
  1 document  
Date
1899
Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Extent
1 folder
Creator
Pullman's Palace Car Company
Abstract
Letter to T. E. Hunt, Depot Ticket Agent for the Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio Railway in El Paso, from W. I. Midler, General Ticket Agent, Chicago, requesting that more care be taken in the dating of all tickets.
Scope and Content
Letter to T. E. Hunt, Depot Ticket Agent for the Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio Railway in El Paso, from W. I. Midler, General Ticket Agent, Chicago, requesting that more care be taken in the dating of all tickets.
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Source Record ID
MS 585
Collection Number
MS 585
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Dutch Flat and Donner Lake Wagon Road Company form

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Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Date
ca. 1860-1869
Creator
Dutch Flat and Donner Lake Wagon Road Company
Collection Number
MS 214
  1 document  
Date
ca. 1860-1869
Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Extent
1 folder
Creator
Dutch Flat and Donner Lake Wagon Road Company
Abstract
Donner Lake toll house keeper's report (blank form).
Scope and Content
Donner Lake toll house keeper's report (blank form).
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Source Record ID
MS 214
Collection Number
MS 214
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Carl Koch record book

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Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Date
May 1903 - May 1904
Creator
Koch, Carl
Collection Number
MS 425
  1 document  
Date
May 1903 - May 1904
Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Extent
1 folder
Creator
Koch, Carl
Abstract
Locomotive engineer's Record Book compiled by Southern Pacific locomotive engineer Carl Koch, May 1903 - May 1904.
Scope and Content
Locomotive engineer's Record Book compiled by Southern Pacific locomotive engineer Carl Koch, May 1903 - May 1904.
History / Biographical
Mr. Koch was born in Jackson, California, and went to work in the late 1890s at the age of 14 for the Southern Pacific Railroad as a helper on SP fire trains. He had advanced to the position of locomotive engineer by 1903-1904. Between 1903 and 1906 he worked for the SP, living at SP's Summit station, west of Truckee.
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Source Record ID
MS 425
Collection Number
MS 425
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Ocean Shore Railroad train conductor's train record

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Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Date
1915
Creator
Ocean Shore Railroad
Collection Number
MS 561
  1 document  
Date
1915
Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Extent
1 folder
Creator
Ocean Shore Railroad
Abstract
Train record compiled by Ocean Shore Conductor C. E. Houck for the period July to September 1915. A daily record of trains including consist and crew names.
Scope and Content
Train record compiled by Ocean Shore Conductor C. E. Houck for the period July to September 1915. A daily record of trains including consist and crew names.
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Source Record ID
MS 561
Collection Number
MS 561
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San Jose-Los Gatos Railroad Financial Records

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Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Date
1904-1911
Creator
San Jose-Los Gatos Railroad
Collection Number
MS 753
  1 document  
Date
1904-1911
Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Extent
12 volumes
Creator
San Jose-Los Gatos Railroad
Abstract
Financial records of the San Jose-Los Gatos Railroad.
Scope and Content
Includes financial records, including cash books, ledgers, pay rolls records and registers of accounts and vouchers.
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Source Record ID
MS 753
Collection Number
MS 753
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William S. Hudson letter

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Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Date
Jul. 9, 1880
Creator
Hudson, William S.
Collection Number
MS 388
  1 document  
Date
Jul. 9, 1880
Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Extent
1 folder
Creator
Hudson, William S.
Abstract
Handwritten letter on Roger's Locomotive and Machine Works letterhead, dated July 9, 1880, Paterson, New Jersey, concerning the historic locomotive "Rocket." Hudson was Superintendent of the Roger's plant.
Scope and Content
Handwritten letter on Roger's Locomotive and Machine Works letterhead, dated July 9, 1880, Paterson, New Jersey, concerning the historic locomotive "Rocket."
History / Biographical
Hudson was Superintendent of the Roger's plant.
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Source Record ID
MS 388
Collection Number
MS 388
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Boston and Providence Railroad payroll voucher

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Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Date
1866
Creator
Boston and Providence Railroad
Collection Number
MS 182
  1 document  
Date
1866
Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Extent
1 folder
Creator
Boston and Providence Railroad
Abstract
Payroll voucher.
Scope and Content
Payroll voucher.
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Source Record ID
MS 182
Collection Number
MS 182
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John C. Bristow drawings

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Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Date
1937-1944
Creator
Bristow, John C.
Collection Number
MS 532
  1 document  
Date
1937-1944
Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Extent
2 oversize boxes
Creator
Bristow, John C.
Abstract
This collection comprises miscellanous technical drawings executed by John C. Bristow presumably in conjuction with his employ at the Southern Pacific Railroad Sacramento Shops. They are in various formats: ink on paper or linen, pencil on paper, and white line on blue paper. Some appear to have been official Southern Pacific drawings but lack a SP drawing number. Others have SP drawing numbers, and some are sketches.
Scope and Content
This collection comprises miscellanous technical drawings executed by John C. Bristow presumably in conjuction with his employ at the Southern Pacific Railroad Sacramento Shops. They are in various formats: ink on paper or linen, pencil on paper, and white line on blue paper. Some appear to have been official Southern Pacific drawings but lack a SP drawing number. Others have SP drawing numbers, and some are sketches.
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Source Record ID
MS 532
Collection Number
MS 532
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Ted G. Wurm correspondence

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Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Date
1938
Creator
Wurm, Ted G.
Collection Number
MS 164
  1 document  
Date
1938
Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Extent
1 folder
Creator
Wurm, Ted G.
Abstract
Ted G. Wurm's correspondence with Grahame H. Hardy, 1938.
Scope and Content
Ted G. Wurm's correspondence with Grahame H. Hardy, 1938.
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Source Record ID
MS 164
Collection Number
MS 164
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R.W. Pollock papers

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Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Date
1900-1912
Creator
Pollock, R.W.
Collection Number
MS 357
  1 document  
Date
1900-1912
Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Extent
1 folder
Creator
Pollock, R.W.
Abstract
Letters, two photographs, a check and a contract relating to R.W. Pollock's application and service as a Pullman Company conductor, as well as his family's banking interests. There is also a photograph of Pollock.
Scope and Content
Letters, two photographs, a check and a contract relating to R.W. Pollock's application and service as a Pullman Company conductor, as well as his family's banking interests. There is also a photograph of Pollock.
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Source Record ID
MS 357
Collection Number
MS 357
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Herman O. Friedrich correspondence and photo acquisition lists

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Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Date
1967-1990
Creator
Friedrich, Herman O.
Collection Number
MS 498
  1 document  
Date
1967-1990
Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Extent
1 box
Creator
Friedrich, Herman O.
Abstract
Includes lists of photographs that railroad photograph collector Herman O. Friedrich wanted to sell or buy. Correspondence pertains to the purchase and sale of photos with notable collectors and photographers Robert J. Church, Guy L. Dunscomb, John B. Garmany, Robert Hanft, Stan Kistler and others.
Scope and Content
Includes lists of photographs that railroad photograph collector Herman O. Friedrich wanted to sell or buy. Correspondence pertains to the purchase and sale of photos with notable collectors and photographers Robert J. Church, Guy L. Dunscomb, John B. Garmany, Robert Hanft, Stan Kistler and others.
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Source Record ID
MS 498
Collection Number
MS 498
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Southern Pacific Wood Preserving Works photograph album

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Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Date
1908
Creator
Southern Pacific
Collection Number
MS 824
  1 document  
Date
1908
Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Extent
1 album
Creator
Southern Pacific
Abstract
This album presents the total story of taking raw wood and pressure treating the wood with creosote and turning out a finished product.
Scope and Content
This album presents the total story of taking raw wood and pressure treating the wood with creosote and turning out a finished product of railroad ties, bridge timbers, and telegraph poles. All photos were taken at West Oakland, California at the Southern Pacific facility. The album begins with photos of frest cut lumber. A British sailing ship "Sardhanz" is shown unloading barrels of creosote in November, 1908. The loading platforms for the retorts are shown, followed by the pump room, the office and the laboratory. A number of sailing ships bringing in raw products of timber and creosote are shown bringing in raw products and taking away the finished product. Ships include "Tallac", "Robt R. Hind", "Jupiter", "Hornelyn", "J. H. Lunsmann", "Cecil" and "Tahama". A number of photos show the Southern Pacific Company's portable wood preserving works. Other creosote plants shown are: a Union Pacific Railroad plant at Laramie, Wyoming, a Texas & New Orleans Railroad plant at Houston, Texas and the International Creosote Works at Beaumont, Texas. The album then shows some of the timber operations like the saw mill at Weed, California. There are dozens of photographs of oil pumping plants from St. Louis, Missouri, Somers, Montana, Victoria, BC, Canada, and Santa Rosalia, Baja Calfornia, Mexico. [Album 47]
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Source Record ID
MS 824
Collection Number
MS 824
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Dr. Robert Fisher Collection

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Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Date
1885-1901
Creator
Fisher, Dr. Robert
Collection Number
MS 410
  1 document  
Date
1885-1901
Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Extent
1 oversize box
Creator
Fisher, Dr. Robert
Abstract
Contains account books, detailed inventories and summary accounts of Carter buildings, furniture, tools and materials stored at Newark shops and statements of labor.
Scope and Content
Contains account books, detailed inventories and summary accounts of Carter buildings, furniture, tools and materials stored at Newark shops and statements of labor from 1899 to 1902. Includes bills and statements of accounts from 1900 to 1902 from various vendors including A.P. Ingraham, Big Basin Lumber Company, James Graham and Company, Harry Watkins, F.C. Jarvis, Pacific Land Improvement Company, Hanson Lumber Company and Southern Pacific Company. Contains drawings of woodwork and some metal parts for narrow gauge "combination" style boxcar used on the South Pacific Coast Railroad. Also includes a ledger and day book of a Mr. Christensen recording freight and passengers hauled on horse-drawn Centerville Branch of South Pacific Coast Railroad from 1885 to 1898.
History / Biographical
A.L. Sunderer was an architect and draftsman working in the areas of Newark and modern day Fremont at the turn of the century. Sunderer worked for a time as a draftsman for Carter Brothers, a pioneer car manufacturer on the Pacific Coast.
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Source Record ID
MS 410
Collection Number
MS 410
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Sacramento & Placerville Railroad freight bill

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Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Date
1885
Creator
Sacramento & Placerville Railroad
Collection Number
MS 301
  1 document  
Date
1885
Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Extent
1 folder
Creator
Sacramento & Placerville Railroad
Abstract
Freight expense bill (Form 27) for merchandise delivered between Sacramento and Folsom.
Scope and Content
Freight expense bill (Form 27) for merchandise delivered between Sacramento and Folsom.
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Source Record ID
MS 301
Collection Number
MS 301
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Nevada Short Line Railway correspondence

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Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Date
1915-1916
Creator
Nevada Short Line Railway
Collection Number
MS 266
  1 document  
Date
1915-1916
Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Extent
1 folder
Creator
Nevada Short Line Railway
Abstract
Correspondence regarding submission of way bills to Railroad Commission of Nevada.
Scope and Content
Correspondence regarding submission of way bills to Railroad Commission of Nevada.
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Source Record ID
MS 266
Collection Number
MS 266
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Missouri Pacific Railway Certificate and receipt

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Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Date
1879-1955
Creator
Missouri Pacific Railway
Collection Number
MS 257
  1 document  
Date
1879-1955
Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Extent
2 items
Creator
Missouri Pacific Railway
Abstract
Certificate of employment (Form 360) for E.D. Baker, December 13, 1891 which includes on it a typewritten note by Baker dated August 27, 1955. A receipt issued in St. Louis for shipment of 1 box of zinc to Frank Dibben of Virginia City, Nevada, December 5, 1879.
Scope and Content
Certificate of employment (Form 360) for E.D. Baker, December 13, 1891 which includes on it a typewritten note by Baker dated August 27, 1955. A receipt issued in St. Louis for shipment of 1 box of zinc to Frank Dibben of Virginia City, Nevada, December 5, 1879.
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Source Record ID
MS 257
Collection Number
MS 257
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Ralph L. Barger Pullman Company Collection

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Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Date
1874-1970
Creator
Barger, Ralph L.
Collection Number
MS 613
  1 document  
Date
1874-1970
Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Extent
21 boxes + 2 half boxes
Creator
Barger, Ralph L.
Abstract
This collection is comprised of Pullman Company corporate records collected by historian Ralph Barger. Includes correspondence, blank forms, requisition forms, property ownership documents, car and equipment forms and other documents.
Scope and Content
This collection is comprised of Pullman Company corporate records collected by historian Ralph Barger. Includes correspondence, blank forms, requisition forms, property ownership documents, car and equipment forms and other documents. These records were generated by several Pullman Company departments, including: the Office of the President, the Operating Department, the Office of Finance and Accounts, the Transportation Department and the Employee and Labor Relations Department. They focus primarily on the sale of Pullman property and cars in the late 1960s. Arranged by Pullman Company department. Record Group 1. Operating Department Sub-Group 1.1. Purchases and Stores Department Sub-Group 1.2. Superintendent of Transportation Record Group 2. Employee and Labor Relations Department Record Group 3. Office of Finance and Accounts Sub-group 3.1. Vice-President and Comptroller Sub-sub-group 3.1.1 Manager of Office Services Sub-group 3.2. Auditor of Receipts Record Group 4. Office of the President
History / Biographical
Ralph L. Barger was born in Putnam County, New York in 1929. As a child, he and his brother J.P. Barger, collected model trains. Their interest prompted Ralph Barger to write various railroads asking for information about famed passenger trains. During service in the Army beginning in 1948, he served as an instructor at West Point, then as a 2nd Lieutenant stationed in Germany, the Dominican Republic, and Vietnam. In 1961, he began to collect passenger car prototype information and started to compile passenger equipment roster information on U.S. railroads. His interest in Pullman cars was piqued by Lucius Beebe's book MR. PULLMAN'S ELEGANT PASSENGER CARS. The works of John H. White, Jr., Arthur Dubin, William Kratville and Robert Wayner inspired him to assemble a compendium of all known Pullman cars. Mr. Barger and his wife, Lois, who were married in the mid 1950s, have two daughters, Keven and Carol, and a son, Ralph III. His brother, J.P., continues to be interested in railroad history, with a focus on railroad photography. Mr. Barger belongs to numerous historical societies, including the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Historical Society. He has written two books, A CENTURY OF PULLMAN CARS (2 volumes) (1988; 1990)) and UNION PACIFIC BUSINESS CARS, 1870-1991: INCLUDING INSPECTION AND INSTRUCTION CARS (1992). He is presently working on a third volume of A CENTURY OF PULLMAN CARS as well as a roster of all operating Pullman cars. The Pullman Company (incorporated in Illinois in 1867 by George M. Pullman as the Pullman Palace Car Company) led the United States and Canada in sleeping car construction and the provision of luxurious and comfortable cars for passenger railroad travel. By 1880, the company operated cars on 60,000 miles of track across the United States and Canada and its stock was worth over 6 million dollars. The Pullman Company built manufacturing shops at Detroit and the world's largest car plant in 1879 at Lake Calumet, Illinois, 14 miles south of Chicago. Adjacent land was purchased and developed as a company town. In 1881, 12,000 people lived in the town of Pullman. An economic downturn prompted layoffs and pay cuts which led to the unionization of Pullman workers and a strike at the shops in 1894 to try to force a rollback of wage cuts. The Pullman Company, as it was renamed in December 1899, was very profitable, particularly in the 1920s. In the 1940s, an anti-trust lawsuit was brought against Pullman by the U.S. Department of Justice. As the result of an unfavorable ruling in 1943, Pullman was ordered to sell either its operating division, the Pullman Company or its manufacturing division, the Pullman-Standard Car Company. The Pullman Company along with its 256 parlor cars, over 600 sleeping cars and sleeping car leasing operations, were sold to a consortium of U.S. railroads on July 1, 1947. However, railroads continued to lease sleeping cars back to the Pullman Company. A major downsizing of shops, laundries, and other real estate helped Pullman remain competitive, but business began to decline. The Pennsylvania Railroad, Penn Central and other railroads began to withdraw from Pullman service. In 1969, all railroads with Pullman service cancelled their contracts with Pullman. The company began to sell off its assets, including the inventory of equipment maintained on each car. Pullman retained a small staff to complete sales and settle lawsuits. The Pullman Company ceased to exist in 1981. Selected bibliography: Barger, Ralph L. A CENTURY OF PULLMAN CARS. 2 vols. Sykesville, Maryland: Greenberg Publishing Company, 1988; 1990. Pullman Company. ANNUAL REPORTS. 1948-1956, 1969 (calendar year). White, John H., Jr. THE AMERICAN RAILROAD PASSENGER CAR. Baltimore, Maryland: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1978. "George Mortimer Pullman." In RAILROADS IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY, edited by Robert L. Frey, pp. 335-339. New York: Facts on File, 1988.
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Source Record ID
MS 613
Collection Number
MS 613
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CALTRAIN CONSULTANT COLLECTION

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Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Date
1980-1989
Creator
Kratville, William W. (1929-2011)
Collection Number
MS 41
  1 document  
Date
1980-1989
Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Extent
12 boxes
Creator
Kratville, William W. (1929-2011)
Abstract
The collection represents the files of William W. Kratville of Passenger Transportation Consultants, which contracted in the early 1980s with the California Department of Transportation to review the development and design of new bi-level passenger cars for use on the San Francisco-San Jose Caltrain commuter line.
Scope and Content
The designs for new bi-level passenger cars were produced by Sumitomo Corporation of America and Nippon Sharyo under contract with the State of California. The collection consists of photocopies of correspondence among Passenger Transportation Consultants, the Department of Transportation and Sumitomo Corporation; minutes of meetings; and reports by Passenger Transportation Consultants, Sumitomo Corporation, other consultants and suppliers of parts and equipment. Also included are blueline reproductions of drawings and schematics of the equipment. The collection contains some information on motive power and then existing Southern Pacific bi-level commuter coaches as well.
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Source Record ID
MS 41
Collection Number
MS 41
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DR. THEODORE KORNWEIBEL, JR. COLLECTION

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Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Date
1981-2009
Creator
Kornweibel, Theodore
Collection Number
MS 706
  1 document  
Date
1981-2009
Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Extent
16 file cabinet drawers + 2 oversize boxes
Creator
Kornweibel, Theodore
Abstract
This collection includes material collected by historian and author Dr. Theodore Kornweibel, Jr. while researching his book RAILROADS IN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY, (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010.)
Scope and Content
MS 706 is arranged in six series: Series 1. PHOTOGRAPHS Series 2. EMPLOYEE MAGAZINES Series 3. SUBJECT FILES Series 4. COLLECTION GUIDES Series 5. CORRESPONDENCE Series 6. MISCELLANEOUS
History / Biographical
Dr. Theodore Kornwiebel, Jr. was born on November 15, 1942. His interest in railroading began as a child when he read every railroad book in the library. He became involved in the civil rights movement in the 1960s. He says that "what really sealed my passion for African-American history was my first teaching job, which was at a still-segregated, all black state college in Texas, Prairie View A&M College (The African-American Railroad Experience, KPBS.org, p. 7 of 19) While studying for his Ph.D. in African American Studies at Yale in the late 1960s, Dr. Kornweibel volunteered as a gandy dancer (track maintenance worker) on the Valley Railroad (an abandoned New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad line) tourist train service in eastern Connecticut. After he received his degree from Yale, Dr. Kornweibel took a job at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania teaching black studies. He became a volunteer track worker on the New Hope & Ivyland Railroad tourist line near Philadelphia. In 1977, he moved to California to teach African American Studies at San Diego State University and started volunteering at the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum in Campo, which he continues to do after 30 years. In 1993, when the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania asked him to recommend an authority on African American railroad history to give a presentation. Dr. Kornweibel offered to prepare a lecture and slide presentation "Box Cars On My Mind: The African American Railroad Heritage," which he brought to other railroad museums, including the California State Railroad Museum in 1994. He began in-depth research into the subject during a sabbatical taken in 1999-2000, which culminated in his book RAILROADS IN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY, (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009.) Dr. Kornweibel's other publications include: THE DISPUTE OVER THE USE OF COLORED TROOPS AT THE BATTLE OF THE CRATER, JULY 30 1864. MA Thesis/Dissertation, University of Santa Barbara, 1963. “The occupation of Santa Catalina Island during the Civil War,” CALIFORNIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY QUARTERLY, Vol. 46, No. 4 (Dec. 1967), pp. 345-357. THE MESSENGER MAGAZINE: 1917-1928. Thesis/Dissertation, Yale University, 1972. NO CRYSTAL STAIR: BLACK LIFE AND THE MESSENGER, 1917-1928. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc., 1975. “Waiting for the war to come: Union camp life in 1861-1862,” NIAGARA FRONTIER, Vol. 22 (Winter 1975), pp. 87-97. “An economic profile of black life in the twenties,” JOURNAL OF BLACK STUDIES, Vol. 6, No. 4 (June 1976), pp. 307-320. IN SEARCH OF THE PROMISED LAND: ESSAYS IN BLACK URBAN HISTORY. Port Washington, New York: Kennikat Press, 1981. “Humphrey Bogart’s sabara: Propaganda, cinema, and the American character in World War II,” AMERICAN STUDIES, Vol. 22, No. 1 (Spring 1981), pp. 5-19. “Apathy and dissent: Black America’s negative responses to World War I,” SOUTH ATLANTIC QUARTERLY, Vol. 80, No. 3 (Summer 1981), pp. 322-338. “Life after Milwaukee?” TRAINS MAGAZINE, October 1981, pp. 26-29. FEDERAL SURVEILLANCE OF AFRO-AMERICANS, 1917-1925 THE FIRST WORLD WAR, THE RED SCARE, AND THE GARVEY MOVEMENT, edited by Theodore Kornweibel. Frederick, Maryland: University Publisher of America, 1985. BISHOP C.H. MASON AND THE CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST DURING WORLD WAR I: THE PERILS OF CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTION. Natchitoches, Louisiana: Southern Studies Institute of Northwestern State University, 1987. SEEING RED: FEDERAL CAMPAIGNS AGAINST BLACK MILITANCY, 1919-1925. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 1998. FEDERAL INJUSTICE: CAMPAIGNS AGAINST BLACK MILITANCY DURING THE FIRST RED SCARE. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 1998. INVESTIGATE EVERYTHING: FEDERAL EFFORTS TO COMPEL BLACK LOYALTY DURING WORLD WAR I. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002. “VOOGD, Race riots and resistance: The red summer of 1919,” THE JOURNAL OF SOUTHERN HISTORY, Vol. 76, No. 3 (2010), p. 771. Dr. Kornweibel is currently a professor emeritus in African American history at San Diego State University. He and his wife, Catherine have two sons, Daniel and James.
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