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Clinton A. Leiper Papers
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Description
Personal and business papers of longtime Southern Pacific conductor Clinton A. Leiper.
Background
linton Alexander Leiper was born on December 14, 1915 in Illinois and graduated from Sparta Township High School in 1934. For most of his working life, he was employed by the Southern Pacific Company as a conductor. Mr. Leiper was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen [BRT] Lodge No. 850 in Oakland, California from the 1940s until 1970, when the union merged with other transportation related unions to become the United Transportation Union [UTU]. In 1948, Mr. Leiper was elected president of Lodge No. 850, and in 1955 its local chairman. In 1958, he became the lodge secretary, a position he held until 1968. Upon retirement from Southern Pacific in the 1970s, he became a member of the UTU Retiree Program. Clinton A. Leiper passed away in 2000 in Sacramento, California.
Extent
2 boxes + 1 oversize box
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 Capital District Collections Manager. 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.