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Archie C. Decker correspondence
MS 508  
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Archie C. Decker correspondence
    Dates: Undated
    Collection Number: MS 508
    Creator/Collector: Decker, Archie C.
    Extent: 1 folder
    Repository: California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives
    Sacramento, California 95814
    Abstract: 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.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    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.

    Publication Rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    Archie C. Decker correspondence. California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of California-Nevada Railroad Historical Society, 2002

    Biography/Administrative History

    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.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    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.