Select copies of reports from the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) and the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS)
relating to structures of the Central and Southern Pacific Railroads in California, Nevada, and Oregon.
•The Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) documents America's historic industrial, engineering and transportation heritage.
HAER was formed in 1969 to complement the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), a New Deal Works Progress Administration
agency chartered in 1933 to document historic architecture of national or regional significance. Recognizing the fragility
and unique nature of the nation's industrial and engineering record, the National Park Service, the Library of Congress and
the American Society of Civil Engineers established HAER. A short while later, HAER was endorsed by the American Society
of Mechanical Engineers, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers,
and the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers.
•HAER conducts surveys and provides detailed documentation of America's historic industrial, engineering and transportation
resources as well as the working and living conditions of the people associated with them. These records and those of its
companion HABS collection were transferred to the Library of Congress for preservation. A portion of the collection is available
on-line thru the American Memory Collections of the Library of Congress at www.loc.gov.
0.67 Linear Feet
4 half size manuscript boxes
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 Librarian. 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.
This collection is open for research by appointment. Contact Library & Archives staff for details.