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Railway & Locomotive Society Historical Society Photograph Collection
MS 886  
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Description
The Railway and Locomotive Society Photograph Collection includes black-and-white photographs of railroads and locomotives in the United States and Canada taken between 1830 and 1960.
Background
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 directors.
Extent
102 Linear Feet (102 record cartons)
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 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.
Availability
Collection is open for research by appointment. Contact Library Staff.