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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Hopkins transportation collection
    creator: Southern Pacific Transportation Company
    Identifier/Call Number: M0175
    Physical Description: 5 Linear Feet (5 boxes, 2 map-folders)
    Date (inclusive): 1711-1959
    Abstract: Miscellaneous items once belonging to the Hopkins Transportation Library at Stanford.

    Scope and Content

    Material concerning railroads, shipping, automobiles, and transportation which was once part of the Hopkins Transportation Library at Stanford. One of several of sharing the name, this collection contains multiple accessions from various donors over many years, including a ledger from an English sailing vessel dated 1711-1757, railroad stock and bond certificates signed by Hopkins and Huntington, deeds and legal documents involving a variety of rail companies (including the signatures of founding stockholders for the Oakland Railroad Co. in 1868), and a great deal of Southern Pacific Railroad material, some of which was sent directly to the Hopkins Library while it was under the care of director Jeanette Hitchcock in the 1940s. Stanford also holds Southern Pacific’s archive (M1010).

    Preferred Citation:

    [Identification of item] Hopkins transportation collection, M0175, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Transferred from the Hopkins Transportation Library at Stanford when it closed. Various sources originally.

    Publication Rights

    While Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Transportation -- History.
    Hopkins Transportation Library.
    Railroads -- History
    Shipping -- History
    Automobiles -- History
    Southern Pacific Transportation Company