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Jeffrey "Jeff" Root collection
MS 717  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Jeffrey "Jeff" Root collection
    Dates: 1901-2012
    Collection Number: MS 717
    Creator/Collector: Root, Jeffrey "Jeff"
    Extent: 28 linear feet + 1 oversize box
    Repository: California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives
    Sacramento, California 95814
    Abstract: The material in the Jeffrey "Jeff" Root Collection mainly consists of documents and correspondence from Southern Pacific's Passenger Traffic Department.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    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.

    Publication Rights

    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 Librarian. 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.

    Preferred Citation

    Jeffrey "Jeff" Root collection. California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Jeff Root, 2013

    Biography/Administrative History

    Jeffrey Root worked for Southern Pacific for over thirty two years in the field of records management. He was assistant chief clerk in the Operating Department of the Southern Pacific Company in San Francisco from 1984 until 1990, when the position was abolished.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The material in the Jeffrey "Jeff" Root Collection mainly consists of documents and correspondence from Southern Pacific's Passenger Traffic Department. Jeff Root was the assistant chief clerk in the operating department in the 1980s. He was interested in Southern Pacific passenger traffic service, and its decline due to increasing financial losses. The focus of Mr. Root's collection is on Southern Pacific's attempts to secure regulatory authority to discontinue its passenger train service in the 1960s and early 1970s. The records are arranged into 3 series: Series 1. General manager of passenger and government traffic Robert Max Jochner Subseries 1. Discontinuance files Subseries 2. Subject files Series 2. Correspondence files Series 3. Research Subseries 1. Southern Pacific Subseries 2. Other railroads Subseries 3. Subjects The following material has been removed from the Jeffery Root Collection and added to the Library’s collections: 608 2x2 slides taken between 1970 and 1974 by Jeff Root, tickets, maps, track charts, drawings, employee timetables, public timetables, menus, posters, sketches, a painting, photographs, matchbooks, and travel bags.

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