The Railway & Locomotive Society Corporate Ephemera Collection focuses on corporate memorabilia from various railroad companies
in the United States, Canada and Mexico from the 1840s through the 1960s.
The Railroad and Locomotive Historical Society (R&LHS) was founded in 1921 by railroad enthusiasts Charles Fisher, Arthur
Curran, Warren Jacobs, and Roy Carlson. It is the oldest organization in North America entirely devoted to railroad history
and emphasizes the preservation and documentation of business history and industrial technology. The first chapter of the
R&LHS was established in New York City in 1934. Originally centered on the East Coast of the United States, the society currently
has ten local/regional chapters in the United States, including one in California. While the majority of members are nonprofessional
railroading enthusiasts, the society counts amongst its ranks archivists, historians, preservationists, curators, and museum
107.2 Linear Feet
(162 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 CSRM Library & Archives. Permission for publication is given on
behalf 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.
Collection is open for research by appointment. Contact Library Staff for details.