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Historic American Engineering Record / Historic American Building Record Reports
MS 826  
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Description
Selected reports of the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) and Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) pertaining to Southern Pacific and Central Pacific Railroad in California, Nevada, and Oregon.
Background
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.
Extent
1 linear foot
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 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.
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.