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Guide to the Wayne R. Hultgren papers, 1918-1999
MSS 2001/11  
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  • Acquisition Information
  • Accrual Information
  • Biographical / Historical Note
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Scope and Contents
  • Custodial History
  • Publication Rights
  • Access

  • Title: Wayne R. Hultgren papers
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS 2001/11
    Contributing Institution: California State University, Sacramento Special Collections & University Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 6.7 Linear feet (16 manuscript boxes and oversize)
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1971-1991
    Date (inclusive): 1918-1999
    Language of Materials: Collection is in English.
    Abstract: The collection contains personal papers, photographs, artifacts, audiovisuals, textiles, books, posters, ephemera, and memorabilia collected by Wayne Hultgren during his lifetime and involvement with public transportation.
    creator: Hultgren, Wayne R.

    Acquisition Information

    The Wayne Hultgren papers were given to the CSUS Special Collections and University Archives by Ruth Hultgren in 2002.

    Accrual Information

    No additions are expected.

    Biographical / Historical Note

    Wayne R. Hultgren was a leading advocate who played an instrumental role during the grass-roots campaign to establish light rail public transportation in Sacramento, which commenced in September 1987. Born on 14 September 1918, Wayne Hultgren was raised in Minnesota, and enlisted in the United States Navy. Having fought in World War II and been discharged with honor, he settled with his wife Ruth and raised three children in Alameda, California. He worked as a carpenter, as a teacher and as a title insurance examiner before retiring at the age of 55 years and moving to Sacramento for his wife's career. At Sacramento, he became involved in organizations' efforts to introduce light rail public transportation, and occupied the following positions:
    Member of Modern Transit Society, Santa Clara County, California: 1969-1973.
    Transportation Committee Chair of Environmental Council of Sacramento: 1974.
    Program Committee Chair of Modern Transit Society of Sacramento: 1975.
    President of Modern Transit Society of Sacramento: 1976-1980.
    Member of Northeast Transportation Task Force: 1976-1980.
    Member of Citizen's Advisory Committee to Regional Transit District General Plan: 1978-1979.
    Light Rail Transit Advocates.
    Community Honors:
    Environmentalist of the Year - Environmental Council of Sacramento: 1979.
    California State Senate Rules Committee Resolution of Commendation: 1979.
    Clean Air Award - American Lung Association: 1989.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item including date], [Folder Title], MSS 2001/11, Wayne R. Hultgren papers, Department of Special Collections and University Archives, The Library, California State University, Sacramento.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Naomi Malone, Special Collections Intern. Completed December 20, 2002.

    Scope and Contents

    Consists of personal papers, photographs, artifacts, audiovisuals, textiles, books, posters, ephemera, and memorabilia collected by Wayne R. Hultgren during his lifetime and involvement with public transportation.
    There are eleven main series pertaining to the Wayne R. Hultgren papers consisting of Biographical; Modern Transit Society; Sacramento Regional Transit District; Environmental Council of Sacramento; Northeast Transportation Task Force; Sacramento Transportation Coalition; Light Rail Transit Advocates; Sacramento Transit Development Agency; Organizations; Publications; and Painting(s).
    In particular, this collection derives from Hultgren's files which focus heavily on his involvement with the Modern Transit Society.

    Custodial History

    Wayne Hultgren assembled these papers over many years as part of his effort to promote better transportation in the Sacramento area.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright is protected by the copyright law, Chapter 17 of the U.S. Code. Requests for permission to publish, quote, or reproduce from collections must be submitted in writing to the Head of the Department of Special Collections and University Archives. Permission for publication is given on the behalf of the Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Library, California State University, Sacramento as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

    Access

    Collection is open for research. Some restrictions may apply.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Hultgren, Ruth
    Hultgren, Wayne R., 1918-1999
    Public transportation
    Sacramento, Calif.