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Southern Pacific Company Train Robbery Records, 1892-1940
BANC MSS C-A 372  
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Southern Pacific Company train robbery records
    Date (inclusive): 1892-1940
    Collection Number: BANC MSS C-A 372
    Creator: Southern Pacific Railroad Company
    Extent: 13 cartons, 4 oversize folders 17 linear feet
    Repository: The Bancroft Library.
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
    Phone: (510) 642-6481
    Fax: (510) 642-7589
    Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
    URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
    Abstract: Correspondence, trial records, clippings, scrapbooks, photographs, circulars and posters, relating mainly to train robberies in California, Oregon and Arizona, particularly the De Autreamont case. Some materials also relate to labor disturbances. The bulk of the collection appears to consist of records compiled by D. O'Connell in his role as Chief Special Agent for the Southern Pacific Railroad Company.
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

    Information for Researchers

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Southern Pacific Company train robbery records, BANC MSS C-A 372, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

    Alternative Form of Materials Available

    Volume 1: Scrapbook of news clippings regarding train robberies, 1892-1907 : also available on microfilm.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog
    DeAutremont, Hugh, 1905-1959
    DeAutremont, Ray, 1900-1984
    DeAutremont, Roy, 1900-1983
    Southern Pacific Company--Archives
    Crime -- West (U.S.)
    Labor
    Labor movement
    Railroads--West (U.S.)
    Train robberies -- West (U.S.)
    Working class.
    Clippings.
    Scrapbooks.
    Wanted posters.

    Administrative Information

    The Train Robbery Related Records were given to the Bancroft Library by the Southern Pacific Railroad Company in November 1963.
    No additions are expected.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Bancroft Library staff in 2013.

    Scope and Content Note

    Correspondence, trial records, clippings, scrapbooks, photographs, circulars and posters, relating mainly to Southern Pacific train robberies in California, Oregon, and Arizona, particularly the DeAutremont case. Some materials also relate to labor disturbances. The bulk of the collection appears to consist of records compiled by D. O'Connell in his role as Chief Special Agent for the Southern Pacific Railroad Company.