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Archie C. Decker correspondence
MS 508  
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Description
Includes notes and correspondence about railway mail service of the Sierra Railroad, written by Archie C. Decker to Robert J. Hannah of the California-Nevada Railroad Historical Society. Also includes biographical information about Hannah's father, Arthur T. Hannah (1886-1936), who was a Railway Post Office Clerk of the Sierra Railroad between Tuolumne and Oakdale, California. Includes information about many other railway postal clerks who worked for the Sierra Railroad.
Background
Archie Decker was a retired postal clerk with the Railway Mail Service. He worked from 1912 to 1930 as a railway relief clerk for the Sierra Railroad line between Tuolumne and Oakdale, California. He also worked between El Portal and Merced. Decker was appointed official historian of the 8th Convention of the National Postal Transport Association in 1953 and compiled a history of the Railway Postal Clerks.
Extent
1 folder
Restrictions
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.
Availability
This collection is open for research at our off-site storage facility with one week's notice. Contact Library & Archives staff to arrange for access.