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Guide to the Wayne R. Hultgren papers: additions, 1973-1996
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Series 1: Modern Transit Society (MTS) Sacramento Chapter Background / History, 1975-1993

Arrangement note

The folders in this series contain information on the background and history of the Sacramento chapter of the Modern Transit Society (MTS). A portion of this sesries is devoted to the society newsletter Moving People, which includes early drafts and finished issues. There are board meeting minutes for 1978-80 and 1983-4. In addition to board minutes, this series contains membership records, a membership survey, and letterheads which contain confidential material. Also present are various forms of correspondence including discussions of upcoming activities and appeals for financial support. The MTS participated in many activities including groundbreaking ceremonies and annual dinners. Information on the annual dinners includes: nametags, invitations, speeches on sheets of paper and notecards, the "Sally Sacramento" skits, and songs. The annual dinners have corresponding photographs in the picture series. In addition, this series contains folders on Richard Rodda and the 1981 Sacramento Light Rail victory.
Box 1, Folder 1

Membership Information, 1975-1988

Box 1, Folder 2

Membership Survey, 1983

Box 1, Folder 3

Board Meeting Minutes, 1978-1980

Box 1, Folder 4

Board Meeting Minutes, 1983

Box 1, Folder 5

Board Meeting Notes, 1978-1980

Box 1, Folder 6

Correspondence, 1977-1984

Box 1, Folder 7

Official Government Correspondence, 1981-1984

Box 1, Folder 8

Speeches and Statements, 1978-1984

Box 1, Folder 9

Radio Show Contact Information and Speeches, 1981

Box 1, Folder 10

Speeches and Letters from Other Groups in Support of LR, 1975-1984

Box 1, Folder 11

Annual Meeting, 1978

Box 1, Folder 12

Annual Meeting, 1979

Box 1, Folder 13

Annual Dinners, 1980-1981

Box 1, Folder 14

Hultgren's Handwritten Notes, 1975-1993

Box 1, Folder 15

Moving People Magazine, 1989-1993

Box 1, Folder 16

Richard Rodda, 1979-1980

Box 1, Folder 17

Sacramento LRT Victory, 1981

Box 1, Folder 18

MTS Background, 1978

 

Series 2: Historic Trolley and Multi-nodal Transportation Hub, 1975-1993

Arrangement note

This series contains various types of material in four file folders spanning from 1973 to 1992. In 1975, the Modern Transit Society proposed a new historic trolley line running from the I-80 parking lot next to 28th and R to Old Sacramento. There are drafts of the initial proposal and a city council funded feasibility study conducted by Wilbur Smith and Associates of San Francisco. One folder is dedicated largely to correspondence between the MTS and city and county officials. Also included are newspaper clippings, reports on historic trolley systems in other cities, and Friends of the Light Rail newsletters from 1992, when the group acquired two trolley cars for restoration and initiated a new feasibility study.
Box 2, Folder 1

Historic Trolley: News Clippings, 1975-1977

Box 2, Folder 2

Historic Trolley: Reports, Correspondence, and Newsletters, 1975-1977, 1993

Box 2, Folder 3

Historic Trolley: Notes, 1975-1977

Box 2, Folder 4

Historic Trolley: Feasibility Study, 1977

Box 2, Folder 5

Timed Transfer System: Reports, Maps, and Proposals, 1976-1978, 1981-1983

Box 2, Folder 6

Timed Transfer Systems: Notes, 1976-1978, 1981-1983

Box 2, Folder 7

Multi-Modal Transportation Hub: Notes and News Clippings, 1982-1983

Box 2, Folder 8

Multi-Modal Transportation Hub Preservation Issues: Notes, Correspondence, News Clippings, and Reports, 1977, 1982-1983

 

Series 3: Northeast Transportation Task Force and Related Papers, 1975-1982

Arrangement note

This series contains various types of materials regarding the scope and duties of the Northeast Transportation Task Force (NETTF) created in Sacramento in 1975. Information within this series relates to the Interstate 80 Corridor and the Interstate 80 Corridor Steering Committee for acceptance of light rail along Interstate 80, which appears to have grown from an alternative form of transportation proposed by NETTF. Papers in this series may include analyses, reports on alternative forms of transportation, area maps with possible light rail routes, agendas, meeting notes, newspaper clippings, and additional correspondence relating to reports and analyses. Information regarding the position of the American Lung Association and the Sacramento Regional Area Planning Commission on alternative forms of transportation preside in this series.
Box 3, Folder 1

Northeast Transportation Task Force Agendas, Minutes, Notes, and Membership Lists, 1967-1981, bulk 1974-1976

Box 3, Folder 2

Northeast Transportation Task Force Reports, Agendas, Minutes, Notes, and Clippings, 1976

Box 3, Folder 3

I-80 Bypass Proposals, Reports, Memos, Clippings, and Correspondence, 1975-1981

Box 3, Folder 4

I-80 Corridor Alternative Reports, Notes, and Clippings, 1980-1981

Box 3, Folder 5

Proposed Transportation Alternative Maps, 1971-1978

Box 3, Folder 6

Northeast Corridor Transportation Study Technical Supplement, 1976

Box 3, Folder 7

Northeast Corridor Transportation Study Consultants Report, 1976

 

Series 4: Sacramento Transit Development Agency (STDA), 1982-1985

Arrangement note

This series contains materials pertaining to the Sacramento Transportation Development Agency (STDA). The STDA was commissioned in 1981 to oversee the development of the Sacramento Light Rail system. Papers in this series include STDA meeting agendas, memos, press releases, and selected progress reports. The files contain Wayne Hultgren's personal notes and editions of Light Rail News dating from 1983 to 1985. A 1984 MTS statement of the STDA board is also included in this series.
Box 3, Folder 8

Agendas, Memos, and Progress Reports, 1983-1985

Box 3, Folder 9

STDA - Light Rail, 1983-1985

Box 3, Folder 10

MTS Statement to STDA and Wayne Hultgren's Notes, 1984

Box 3, Folder 11

Articles, Flyers, and Press Releases, 1983-1985

 

Series 5: Organizations/Agencies, 1973-1993

Arrangement note

This series contains various types of materials regarding the scope and duties of the Northeast Transportation Task Force (NETTF) in Sacramento. Information within this series relates to the Interstate 80 Corridor and the Interstate 80 Corridor Steering Committee for acceptance of light rail along Interstate 80, which appears to have grown from an alternative form of transportation proposed by NETTF. Papers in this series may include analysis, reports on alternative forms of transportation, area maps with possible light rail routes, agendas, meeting notes, newspaper clippings, and additional correspondence relating to reports and analyses. Information regarding the position of the American Lung Association and the Sacramento Regional Area Planning Commission on alternative forms of transportation preside in this series. The unprocessed materials from the collection addition, currently in processing, may include additional reports, maps, stated planned actions, newsletters, and meeting notes.
Box 4, Folder 1

ACR Corridor Study, 1989

Box 4, Folder 2

American Lung Association, 1977-1982

Box 4, Folder 3

California Transportation Commission, 1983

Box 4, Folder 4

Citizens General Plan Advisory Committee, 1976-1979

Box 4, Folder 5

Citizens for Rail California, 1980-1983

Box 4, Folder 6

Environmental Council of Sacramento, 1974-1979

Box 4, Folder 7

Friends of Light Rail, 1986, 1993

Box 4, Folder 8

Metropolitan Transit Development Committee, 1981-1983

Box 4, Folder 9

Regional Transit Citizens Committee, 1977-1978

Box 4, Folder 10

Regional Transit Agency Memos and Reports, 1978-1989

Box 4, Folder 11

Regional Transit Agency Articles and Notes, 1979-1984

Box 4, Folder 12

Regional Transit Agency Board Meetings, Notes, and Research Files, 1979-1980

Box 4, Folder 13

Sacramento Regional Planning Commission, 1973-1976

Box 4, Folder 14

Sacramento Transportation Forum, 1978

 

Series 6: Research Information, 1975-1982

Arrangement note

Materials in this series relate to MTS research on multiple light rail systems. The series contains information on the background of the Edmonton, Alberta Light Rail and information from the Zurich, Switzerland, Portland, Oregon, and Calgary, Alberta systems. Files also contain articles and materials from the 1978 and 1982 Light Rail Transit conferences, as well as Hultgren's personal notes from the 1975 conference. Additional information in this series pertains to international and domestic information on light rail cars and equipment.
Box 5, Folder 1

Other City Light Rail Information, n.d.

Box 5, Folder 2

Light Rail Conference, San Diego [1982] and Boston [1978], 1978, 1982

Box 5, Folder 3

Light Rail Conference, Philadelphia, 1975

Box 5, Folder 4

Edmonton Light Rail Background Research, n.d.

Box 5, Folder 5

Light Rail Cars, International, n.d.

Box 5, Folder 6

Light Rail Cars, Domestic, n.d.

 

Series 7: Light Rail Transit Advocates (LRTA), 1976-1996

Arrangement note

Materials in this series document the activities of the Light Rail Transit Advocates (LRTA) - a Sacramento non-profit transit support organization formed in 1988. Wayne Hultgren served as the group's Vice President. Included in the materials are the group's Mission Statement, Statement of Goals and Objectives, documentation of its support of Measure A, monthly newsletters, correspondence, meeting minutes, newspaper clippings, membership rosters, and evidence of LRTA's support, lobbying efforts, and promotion of various pieces of proposed state and local legislation.
Box 5, Folder 7

Meeting Minutes, 1989-1990

Box 5, Folder 8

Correspondence and Clippings, 1976-1996

Box 5, Folder 9

Notes, 1989-1990

Box 5, Folder 10

Proposition 111, 1990

Box 5, Folder 11

Florin Transit Center Depot Location, 1990

Box 5, Folder 12

Membership, 1988

Box 5, Folder 13

Articles and Incorporation Draft, 1990

Box 5, Folder 14

Newsletters, 1990-1994

Box 5, Folder 15

Measure A, 1984-1990

 

Series 8: Newspaper Clippings, 1974-1989

Arrangement note

The newspaper clippings relate to the development of the light rail project.
Box 6, Folder 1

Newspaper Clippings, 1974-1978

Box 6, Folder 2

Newspaper Clippings, 1979

Box 6, Folder 3

Newspaper Clippings - Volume 1, 1980

Box 6, Folder 4

Newspaper Clippings - Volume 2, 1980

Box 6, Folder 5

Newspaper Clippings, 1981-1983

Box 6, Folder 6

Newspaper Clippings, 1984-1989

 

Series 9: Miscellaneous, 1976-1987

Arrangement note

The files relate to the development of the light rail in Sacramento and Wayne Hultgren's involvement with other organizations.
Box 6, Folder 7

Amtrak San Joaquin Task Force, 1978-1985

Box 6, Folder 8

Amtrak News Clippings, Correspondence, and Statements, 1980-1984

Box 7, Folder 1

K Street Mall Clippings, 1978-1984

Box 7, Folder 2

K Street Mall Notes and Reports, 1977-1983

Box 7, Folder 3

K Street Mall, 1979-1984

Box 7, Folder 4

Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign Organization, 1986-1987

Box 7, Folder 5

Carpooling Articles, 1976-1980

Box 7, Folder 6

Measure C, 1976

Box 7, Folder 7

Light Rail Energy Use News Clippings and Notes, 1975-1979

Box 7, Folder 8

Light Rail Construction Celebration, 1983

Box 7, Folder 9

Public Transit Short Course, June 1979

Box 7, Folder 10

Light Rail Lobbying Effort, 1978-1983

Box 7, Folder 11

California 2000, 1980

Box 7, Folder 12

American River Bridge Construction, 1979-1980

Box 7, Folder 13

Maps, 1971-1989

Box 7, Folder 14

One Photograph and Postcards, 1983

Box 7, Folder 15

Central City, 1975-1980

Box 7, Folder 16

Miscellaneous Drafts, 1982

Box 7, Folder 17

General Miscellaneous, 1977-1985

 

Series 10: Slides, 1975-1987

Arrangement note

The slides contained within this series cover Wayne Hultgren's many activities throughout the 1980s with MTS. There are a handful of slides documenting research on light rail systems conducted in Japan, Canada, and Europe in the late 1970s to early 1980s. Specifically, htere are slides covering such activities as groundbreaking and opening ceremonies, MTS Melodrama from 1980 and 1981, and various celebratory get-togethers. There are many slides of annual meetings, board meetings, and council meetings. There are many slides of various Sacramento light rail trains and a few of stations, some identifiable and some not. In some cases, slides were grouped together for a presentation. There was one notecard grouping of presentation notes from 1980 also contained in the boxes. There was a small number of photographs in the containers covering similar topics as the slides. There was also a grouping of slides of a family vacation to Niagara Falls. The slides and photographs are in good condition, although some have been held together in groups by deteriorating rubber bands. There are many slides of the same topic and a few that are unlabeled. In most cases, the slides were grouped and labeled by the donor and those groupings have been retained, although in many cases it is impossible to ascertain if the label on the group is correct.
Box 8, Object 1

Sacramento Field Trip Rail [21 slides], June 1975

Box 8, Object 2

Modern Transit Society Annual Meeting [17 slides], November 1980

Box 8, Object 3

Modern Transit Society Christmas Party [15 slides], December 1980

Box 8, Object 4

Modern Transit Society Annual Meeting and Melodrama [24 slides], 1981

Box 8, Object 5

Modern Transit Society Deck Party [15 slides], June 1981

Box 8, Object 6

Modern Transit Society City Coucil Hearings [21 slides], June 1981

Box 8, Object 7

Modern Transit Society Groundbreaking [19 slides], January 1983

Box 8, Object 8

Modern Transit Society Light Rail Groundbreaking [24 slides], March 1983

Box 8, Object 9

Light Rail Transit Bidding [12 slides], September 1983

Box 8, Object 10

Modern Transit Society [18 slides], May 1983

Box 8, Object 11

Light Rail Transit and Transit Construction [40 slides], May - July 1986

Box 8, Object 12

Friends of Light Rail Transit Excursion [19 slides], June 1986

Box 8, Object 13

Light Rail Transit Track Laying [10 slides], June 1986

Box 8, Object 14

Light Rail Transit [24 slides], August 1986

Box 8, Object 15

Light Rail Transit Excursion [24 slides], November 1986

Box 8, Object 16

Light Rail Transit Construction [23 slides], December 1986

Box 8, Object 17

Light Rail Transit [20 slides], March 1987

Box 8, Object 18

Light Rail Transit Opening Day [27 slides], March 1987

Box 8, Object 19

Portland, Oregon Light Rail Transit [22 slides], April - May 1987

Box 8, Object 20

Light Rail Transit [21 slides], March 1987

Box 8, Object 21

Light Rail Transit Systems and Showgirls [32 slides], Spring 1987

Box 8, Object 22

Light Rail Transit Opening Folsom Line [27 slides], September 1987

Box 8, Object 23

Modern Transit Society Melodrama [11 slides], 1981

Box 8, Object 24

San Francisco Muni [12 slides], 1980

Box 8, Object 25

Cal Expo Monorail [7 slides], n.d.

Box 8, Object 26

K Street Mall [7 slides], January 1984

Box 8, Object 27

Slide Presentation Facts and Figures [47 slides], n.d.

Box 8, Object 28

Washington, DC [19 slides], July 1975

Box 8, Object 29

Slide Presentation [34 slides], July 15, no year

Box 9, Object 30

Light Rail Transit [15 slides], 1981

Box 9, Object 31

Modern Transit Society Hearing and Dinners [7 slides], June 1981

Box 9, Object 32

San Diego [18 slides], March 1982

Box 9, Object 33

Symposium [18 slides], March 18, 1982

Box 9, Object 34

San Diego Light Rail Transit Opening [12 slides], n.d.

Box 9, Object 35

Track Laying Ceremony [11 slides], n.d.

Box 9, Object 36

Rail California [15 slides], 1980

Box 9, Object 37

Construction [16 slides], July 1983

Box 9, Object 38

Niagara Falls [8 slides], May 1985

Box 9, Object 39

Farewell Party - Curt [14 slides], November 1984

Box 9, Object 40

Light Rail Groundbreaking [18 slides], 1983

Box 9, Object 41

Early Light Rail Conferences [9 slides], n.d.

Box 9, Object 42

Sacramento Light Rail Trains [5 slides], n.d.

Box 9, Object 43

Monorail [9 slides], February 1975

Box 9, Object 44

Light Rail Station Research [7 slides], n.d.

Box 9, Object 45

San Diego Transit System [1 slide], n.d.

Box 9, Object 46

European Light Rail Research Trip [30 slides], 1980

Box 9, Object 47

Sacramento Photos and Map [17 slides], n.d.

Box 9, Object 48

Modern Transit Society Annual Meeting [14 slides], 1982

Box 9, Object 49

Modern Transit Society Melodrama [14 slides], 1981-82

Box 9, Object 50

Light Rail Transit [15 slides], n.d.

Box 9, Object 51

Edmonton Trip Research [34 slides], n.d.

Box 9, Object 52

Miscellaneous Light Rail Transit [6 slides], n.d.

Box 9, Object 53

Slides and Notes from Presentation [24 slides], 1983-87

Box 9, Object 54

Photos Groundbreaking [4 photos], 1983

Box 9, Object 55

Opening Day Celebrations Photos [9 photos], n.d.

Box 9, Object 56

Negatives from Groundbreaking Slides, n.d.

Box 9, Object 57

K Street Mall Construction in 5 Slide Sleeves [75 slides], n.d.