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Scott (George Stanley) Papers
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  • Contributing Institution: California State Railroad Museum Library & Archives
    Title: George Stanley Scott papers
    Creator: Scott, George Stanley, 1896-1978
    Identifier/Call Number: MS 900
    Physical Description: .17 Linear Feet 1 manuscript half-box
    Date (inclusive): 1922-1963
    Date (bulk): 1922-1946
    Abstract: Includes railroad passes, membership cards and congratulations for promotions received by George S. Scott during his 31 year career with the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway system in the Los Angeles, California area.
    Physical Location: Statewide Museum Collections Center: I2.212.R8
    Language of Material: English .

    Conditions Governing Access

    Collection is open for research by appointment. Contact Library Staff.

    Arrangement

    Arranged alphabetically by type of material.

    Biography

    George Stanley Scott was born on November 15, 1896. He had a wife, Dores Elida, and two girls, Lillian, and Vivian. Scott began his career with Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe 1917 as a Seal Clerk. In 1927, Scott was promoted from Chief Clerk to Travel Freight and Passenger Agent in the Los Angeles area. On October 1, 1942, Scott was promoted to Assistant Division Freight Agent (Acting) at Los Angeles and on December 1, 1945, to Division Freight Agent at the new freight office in Long Beach, California. In 1947, after 31 years working for the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe, Scott retired from the railroad to take a position as a sales representative with Hode Zinc Company of Long Beach. He died in 1978.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], George Stanley Scott Papers, MS 900, California State Railroad Museum Library & Archives, Sacramento, California.

    Scope and Contents

    Includes railroad passes, membership cards and congratulations for promotions received by George S. Scott during his 31 year career with the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe system in the Los Angeles, California area from 1917 to 1947. Passes document travel by Scott on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe system, as well as other railroads such as Southern Pacific, Pacific Electric, Union Pacific, San Diego and Arizona, Tonopah and Goldfield, and Tonopah & Tidewater. There are membership cards for the American Legion, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Los Angeles Athletic Club and the Pacific Coast Club, and the Southern California Passenger Association. There are also a World War II draft card and a 1942 membership card for Scott asidentifying him as a Santa Fe traffic representative issued by the War Department, Los Angeles Engineer District and a war ration book for Mrs. Scott. Fishing and hunting licenses document Scott's interest in these activities.
    A photograph of Mr. Scott in the Long Beach office circa 1946 has been removed from the collection and placed in our photograph collection.

    Conditions Governing Use

    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 Library & Archives. 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.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company
    Railroads--Traffic