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Shelton (John H.) personal memorabilia collection
24-DGPTL  
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement
  • Related Materials

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Library and Archives
    Title: John H. Shelton personal memorabilia collection
    Creator: John H. Shelton
    Identifier/Call Number: 24-DGPTL
    Physical Description: 0.417 Linear Feet (1 box, with two small boxes inside)
    Date (inclusive): circa 1930s-1940s
    Abstract: John H. Shelton was a conductor for the Southern Division of the Pacific Electric Railway for several years. The collection is comprised of memorabilia used by a Pacific Electric Railway conductor, which includes badges, lapel pins, buttons, and keys. Also included is a letter from the superintendent, a photograph, and an “Agreement Between Pacific Electric Railway…” booklet. Some memorabilia are without a date, but it appears the majority are from the 1930s and 1940s.
    Physical Location: LACMTA Research Library and Archive

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact LACMTA Research Library and Archive to make an appointment.

    Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

    For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the LACMTA Research Library and Archive. Permission for reproduction or publication is given on behalf of the LACMTA Research Library and Archive as the owner of the physical items. The researcher assumes all responsibility for possible infringement that may arise from reproduction or publication of materials from the LACMTA Research Library and Archive collections.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], John H. Shelton personal memorabilia collection, 24-DPGTL. Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Research Library and Archive.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Donald C. Ross Jr., son-in-law of John H. Shelton, 2015.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Dvorah Lewis, with assistance from Angel Diaz; November 2015.

    Biography/Administrative History

    John H. Shelton was a conductor for the Southern Division of the Pacific Electric Railway for several years. His wife, Lydia Shelton, also worked in the Southern Division as a Ticket Office Clerk. They lived in Long Beach, California, and had two daughters, Dorothy and Doris.

    Scope and Content

    The collection is comprised of memorabilia used and accumulated by Pacific Electric Railway conductor, John H. Shelton, which includes badges, lapel pins, buttons, and keys. Also included are a letter from the Southern Division superintendent, a photograph, and a Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen union agreement. Many of the memorabilia are without a date, it seems the majority are from the 1930s and 1940s.

    Arrangement

    Collection is described at the item level. Boxes 2 and 3 are small cartons housed inside Box 1 along with the two folders.

    Related Materials

    70-DPGTL Pacific Electric Railway Company Records

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Transport workers -- California -- Los Angeles County
    Local transit -- California -- Los Angeles County
    Los Angeles Railway Corporation