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Clifford A. Starr collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Clifford A. Starr collection
    Dates: 1903-1974
    Collection Number: MS 82
    Creator/Collector: Starr, Clifford A.
    Extent: 6 boxes
    Repository: California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives
    Sacramento, California 95814
    Abstract: Consists of 135 Freight Conductors Train Books, which are day by day entries of the details of individual runs.
    Language of Material: English


    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 Director of Collections. 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

    Clifford A. Starr collection. California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Clifford A. Starr, 1994

    Biography/Administrative History

    Clifford A. Starr was a Southern Pacific Railroad employee from 1900 until 1947. He worked as a brakeman until 1907 and then as a conductor for the rest of his career, primarily in the San Joaquin Division. Throughout his life he was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, the Order of Railway Conductors of America, and the United Transportation Union. His Southern Pacific 1919 pass names him local chairman of the Order of Railway Conductors.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection of books dates from December 1907 to October 1946, complete except for a break between June 1936 and January 1937. There are also 11 Passenger Conductors Books dating from December 1908 to June 1926, a collection of membership cards from the railroad organizations of which he was a member, Southern Pacific passes, and corporate correspondence relating to his career.