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West (Alfred L.) Papers
MS 567  
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
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  • Preferred Citation
  • Scope and Contents
  • Conditions Governing Use

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: California State Railroad Museum Library & Archives
    Title: Alfred L. West papers
    creator: West, Alfred L.
    Identifier/Call Number: MS 567
    Physical Description: .01 Linear Feet 1 folder
    Date (inclusive): 1930 - Sep. 27, 1965
    Abstract: Includes photographs, railroad passes, identification cards, and a retirement menu documenting the career Southern Pacific employee Alfred L. West, who worked at SP headquarters in San Francisco, Calif. for 43 years.
    Physical Location: Statewide Museum Collections Center I2.210.M3

    Conditions Governing Access

    Collection is open for research by appointment. Contact Library Staff for details.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Alfred L. West's daughter Marilou West Ficklin, 2012

    Biography

    Alfred L. West was born in Kansas City. He joined Southern Pacific in 1922 as a clerk in the Assistant Auditor's office. He advanced through many Accounting Department positions in San Francisco, California until he became the Assistant to General Auditor on Jan. 1, 1960 and the personnel officer in charge of administration of employee matters in August 1961.
    Mr. West passed away in 1993.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Alfred L. West Papers, MS 567, California State Railroad Museum Library & Archives, Sacramento, California.

    Scope and Contents

    Includes photographs, railroad passes, identification cards, and a retirement menu for Southern Pacific Railorad employee Alfred L. West, who worked at SP headquarters in San Francisco, Calif. for 43 years.
    Photographs show Alfred West at of an employee baseball game, accounting department employees, a banquet, office snapshots and Alfred's retirement party. Of note is a ribbon celebrating West's 40 years of service in 1962 by Oto "Toot" Gaaga, which may be the motto of an SP Accounting Department social organization known as the "Conquistadores".

    Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright has been assigned to the California State Railroad Museum. Permission for publication must be submitted in writing to the CSRM Library & Archives.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Southern Pacific Railroad Company
    Southern Pacific Railroad. Accounting Department