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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: William Everard Gardiner transportation collection
    source: Gardiner, William Everard
    Identifier/Call Number: M0326
    Physical Description: 6 Linear Feet (8 boxes, 1 carton, 1 map folder)
    Date (inclusive): 1869-1940
    Abstract: Collection of photographs and research material concerning railroads, street cars and other public transportation in and around Oakland and Berkeley, California.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], William Everard Gardiner Transportation Collection (M0326). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use. Photograph negatives are not available.

    Conditions Governing Use

    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.

    Scope and Contents

    Collection of photographs and research material concerning railroads, street cars and other public transportation in and around Oakland and Berkeley, California from historian and local railway employee William Everard Gardiner (1869-1949). Born in Cedar County, Iowa, Gardiner worked for the San Francisco-Oakland Terminal Railways and later the Key System (which took over the SF-O Terminal Railways in 1924). He was Chief Instructor and Superintendent of Schedules through at least 1928.
    Gardiner was an early member of the Pacific Railway Club (est. 1917) and Railway and Locomotive Historical Society (est. 1925). He was also a photographer, and the collection contains negatives and prints made by him, along with reproductions of older images. Some of the photographs by Gardiner document the 1906 earthquake’s effects in Berkeley. There is also information on the general history of Alameda County.
    The collection contains photographs, manuscripts & typescripts on history (some transcribed), correspondence, newspaper & magazine clippings (primarily 1920s Oakland Tribune articles), ephemera including many examples of train tickets, scrapbooks, and other material. Gardiner material may be present in other Stanford transportation collections; likewise other material may have been added to the Gardiner collection in the past.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Hopkins Transportation Library.
    Transportation -- History.
    Railroads -- History
    Oakland (Calif.) -- History.
    Berkeley (Calif.) -- History.
    Gardiner, William Everard
    Key System Transit Lines (Calif.)
    San Francisco-Oakland Terminal Railways
    Amalgamated Association of Street, Electric Railway and Motor Coach Employees of America