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Guide to the Railroad Ephemera Collection
Wyles Mss 128  
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  • Title: Railroad Ephemera Collection
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1870s-1970s
    Date (bulk): (bulk 1930s-1960s)
    Collection number: Wyles Mss 128
    Extent: .8 linear feet (2 document boxes)
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
    Physical location: Del Sur
    Language of Material: Collection materials in English

    Access Restrictions


    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    Railroad Ephemera Collection. Wyles Mss 128. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Purchase, 2004.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection contains a variety of ephemeral items relating mainly to railroad companies, but also some bus and other transportation companies. Included in the collection are passenger tickets, railroad forms, transfer tickets, bond coupons, baggage claim checks, company passes, time cards, service pins, tokens, dining car napkins, cancelled paychecks, postcards, and reports. More than 70 companies from all regions of the U.S. and Canada are represented.