Guide to the Harry Clarence Ladnier, Jr. Papers MS 730

Library &amp Archives staff
Second edition
California State Railroad Museum Library & Archives
December 2019

Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: California State Railroad Museum Library & Archives
Title: Harry Clarence Ladnier, Jr. papers
Identifier/Call Number: MS 730
Physical Description: .333 Linear Feet Manuscript Box
Date (inclusive): 1929-1973
Abstract: Includes employment records, time books, and yard notices documenting Harry Clarence Ladnier, Jr.'s career as a switchman with Southern Pacific Company.
Physical Location: Statewide Museum Collections Center

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research by appointment.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Catherine Ladnier, (387-2197), 2014 and (387-2303), 2015.


Arranged chronologically by date.


Harry Clarence Ladnier, Jr., was born in Biloxi, Mississippi on August 13, 1912. He was a veteran of the United States Air Forse, having served in World War II. He joined the Southern Pacific and became a switchman in Los Angeles on November 6, 1944. Mr. Ladnier was badly injured in an accident on August 11, 1960. He and his wife Eva (Brown) had a son and three daughters. Mr. Ladnier died on February 22, 1973.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Harry Clarence Ladnier, Jr. Papers, MS 730, California State Railroad Museum Library amp Archives, Sacramento, California.

Scope and Contents

Includes employment records, time books, and yard notices documenting Harry Clarence Ladnier, Jr.'s career as a switchman with Southern Pacific Company. Get well cards, a hospital bill, and correspondence document his workplace accident on August 11, 1960.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright has not been assigned to the California State Railroad Museum. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the CSRM Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the CSRM 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.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Societies--United States--Railroads
Southern Pacific Company

box 1, folder 1

Southern Pacific: Hours of Service Act 1929-04-01

box 1, folder 2

Safety Meetings 1935-04-15

box 1, folder 3

Time book (loose pages) 1947-1948

box 1, folder 4

Receipt for Over Payment and Watch Cleaning Notice 1948-1949

box 1, folder 5

Southern Pacific Payroll-Statement of Earnings and Deductions 1949-1957

box 1, folder 6

Time Recording Books 1950-1953

box 1, folder 7

Southern Pacific Rules and Regulations of the Transportation Department 1951-12-01

box 1, folder 8

Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen Dues Card 1953

box 1, folder 9

USA Railroad Retirement Board: Record of Service Months and Compensation 1953-1959

box 1, folder 10

Constitution and By-Laws of the Grand Lodge of Ladies Auxiliary 1955

box 1, folder 11

Careful Car Handling 1955

box 1, folder 12

5 Day Work Week Rules 1955-10-04

box 1, folder 13

Southern Pacific Vacation Agreement 1956

box 1, folder 14

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Certificate 1957-01-01

box 1, folder 15

Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen Brochure 1958

box 1, folder 16

Reissue of Los Angeles Terminal Yard Notices 1958

box 1, folder 17

Switchmen's Union of North America (correspondence) 1959-03-10

box 1, folder 18

Southern Pacific Hospital Department (correspondence) 1960-08-24

box 1, folder 19

Southern Pacific (correspondence) Life Insurance 1960

box 1, folder 20

Correspondence (from friends) 1960

box 1, folder 21

Correspondence (get well cards from friends) 1960

box 1, folder 22

Correspondence (post cards from friends) 1960-1961

box 1, folder 23

Ladies Auxiliary to the Switchmen's Union of North America Members Receipt Book 1961-1966

box 1, folder 24

Swtchmen's Union of North America (Correspondence/Get well cards) 1961-1962

box 1, folder 25

Union Donation Record-Switchmen's Donations 1962

box 1, folder 26

Cedars of Lebanon Hospital Bill 1962-06-28-1962-07-04

box 1, folder 27

San Francisco Chronicle Newspaper Article 1962-11-02

box 1, folder 28

Southern Pacific Annual Pass 1958-1960

box 1, folder 29

Rules and Regulations of Southern Pacific Employees Group Hospital and Medical Benefits Service Plan 1965-08-01

box 1, folder 30

Funeral Floral Cards 1973-02-14

box 1, folder 31

Obituary 1973-02-23