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Raymond McElroy Family papers
MS 425  
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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: Raymond McElroy Family papers
    Dates: 1945-1977
    Collection Number: MS 425
    Creator/Collector:
    Extent: 1 folder
    Repository: California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives
    Sacramento, California 95814
    Abstract: Includes photographs of Mr. McElroy as an officer in World War II, with Southern Pacific's Sacramento Car Shop employees, with American Federation of Labor delegates, and with Mrs. McElroy at dinners and banquets. Also includes birth and death certificates, an honorable discharge from the U. S. Army, a certificate for the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, a letter announcing a Distinguished Service Award Certificate from the National Mediation Board.
    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

    Raymond McElroy Family papers. California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Carolyn Rawls, 2013

    Biography/Administrative History

    Raymond McElroy was born on April 6, 1902 in Harrisonville, Missouri. He married his wife Gertrude in 1937 in Fresno, California. Mr. McElroy worked for the Southern Pacific Sacramento General Shops as an Assistant Shop Superintentent, Passenger Carmen and served as an officer, 2nd lieutanant in World War II with the 754th Railway Shops Battalion. After the war, he became a mediator for the National Mediation Board. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Carmen of America for over 25 years. Mrs. McElroy belonged to its Ladies' Auxiliary. McElroy also belonged to the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, the Masons and the Shriners. He died on June 17, 1977 in West Sacramento, California.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Includes photographs of Mr. McElroy as an officer in World War II, with Southern Pacific's Sacramento Car Shop employees, with American Federation of Labor delegates, and with Mrs. McElroy at dinners and banquets. Also includes birth and death certificates, an honorable discharge from the U. S. Army, a certificate for the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, a letter announcing a Distinguished Service Award Certificate from the National Mediation Board.