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Guide to the George F. Winslow papers
MS0048  
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Description
The George F. Winslow papers consists of railroad publications, travel guides, meeting minutes, correspondence and Winslow's 139 pp. memoir about his career working for the Southern Pacific Railroad and his travels in the United States, Canada and Mexico in the 1920s-1930s. The papers are arranged into six series: Series 1. Manuscript, "Railroad days, 1923-1936," Series 2. Railroad publications, Series 3. Correspondence, Series 4. Railroad records, Series. 5 Sacramento High School reunions, 6. Personal papers.
Background
George F. Winslow, having completed a course in civil engineering, graduated in June 1923 from Sacramento Junior College. Discovering there were no openings in the Southern Pacific Railroad Engineering Department, he accepted immediate employment in the Maintenance Engineering Department as a surveyor and rodman. Interested in photography and movies, he invested in a Pathex movie camera with the intention of documenting railroad accidents. In 1932, probably because of the Great Depression, he was laid off; subsequently, he was rehired by the Water Service Department of the Southern Pacific Railroad. He retired from railroad work in 1936.
Extent
5 linear feet (10 boxes)
Restrictions
All requests to publish or quote from private collections held by the Center for Sacramento History (CSH) must be submitted in writing to csh@cityofsacramento.org. Permission for publication is given on behalf of CSH 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 patron. No permission is necessary to publish or quote from public records.
Availability
Collection is open for research use.