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California State Railroad Museum Corporate Miscellany Collection
MS 861  
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Accruals
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Arrangement
  • Biographical / Historical
  • Preferred Citation
  • Scope and Contents
  • Conditions Governing Use

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: California State Railroad Museum Library & Archives
    Title: California State Railroad Museum Corporate miscellany collection
    creator: California State Railroad Museum Library & Archives
    Identifier/Call Number: MS 861
    Physical Description: 187.98 Linear Feet (561 manuscript boxes, 7 manuscript half-boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1880-1993
    Abstract: California State Railroad Museum Corporate Miscellany Collection is an assembled collection of miscellaneous material pertaining to various railroads and railroad-related companies. The collection contains documents, publications, and ephemera that are arranged in alphabetical order by subjects.
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Location: Big Four Building

    Conditions Governing Access

    Collection is open for research by appointment.

    Accruals

    Future accruals are expected.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Items were acquired through multiple donations.

    Arrangement

    MS 861 is arranged into four series alphabetically by railroad, then by subject:
    Series 1: Amtrak Series 2: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Series 3: Southern Pacific Series 4: Railroads (A-Z)

    Biographical / Historical

    The California State Railroad Museum Corporate Miscellany Collection is a collection of miscellaneous material assembled by the Califonia State Railroad Museum Library & Archives' staff since 1981. The purpose for the collection is to gather loose items relevant to specific corporations, and to have them accessible for researchers interested in a particular railroad. It may serve as a supplementary collection of research material in association with a specific corporate collection found in the California State Railroad Museum Library & Archives. In addition, it may be the only subject file(s) relevant to a railroad whose official records are not in the repository.
    Items have been accrued over the years through several donations and transfers, then filed into subjects in alphabetical order pertaining to individual railroads. Over the years, some items have been separated and cataloged individually.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], California State Railroad Museum Corporate Miscellany Collection, MS 861, California State Railroad Museum Library & Archives, Sacramento, California.

    Scope and Contents

    The California State Railroad Museum Corporate Miscellany Collection is an assembled collection of miscellaneous material pertaining to various railroads and railroad-related companies. The material was often generated by railroad companies for public relations, business, employee, safety, and legal purposes. Some items are not originals (i.e. photocopies), and the content is not always complete due to it being compiled of multiple small donations and not the donation of a company's full records. As a whole, the collection contains documents, publications, and ephemera.

    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

    Southern Pacific Company
    Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company
    Amtrak
    Corporations--United States