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South Coast Railroad Museum collection
SBHC Mss 18  
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  • Access Restrictions
  • Use Restrictions
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing Information
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement note
  • Related Materials

  • Title: South Coast Railroad Museum collection
    Identifier/Call Number: SBHC Mss 18
    Contributing Institution: UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Research Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Creator: South Coast Railroad Museum
    Physical Description: 10 linear feet (6 cartons, 1 oversize box, 2 telescoping boxes)
    Date (inclusive): circa 1878-1976
    Date (bulk): 1950-1968
    Abstract: Mostly printed materials, such as pamphlets, brochures, guides, and timetables, relating to railroad history, with emphasis on California.
    Physical Location: A portion of the collection is located at the Southern Regional Library (SRLF).

    Access Restrictions

    A portion of the collection is stored offsite. Advance notice is required for access.

    Use Restrictions

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Research Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Research Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Research 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

    [Identification of Item], South Coast Railroad Museum Collection, SBHC Mss 18. Department of Special Research Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of the South Coast Railroad Museum Board, 1991-1995.

    Processing Information

    Processed and arranged by D. Tambo, 2011.

    Scope and Content

    The collection includes histories, timetables, annual reports, travel brochures, official guides, catalogs, magazines, manuals, equipment registers, maps, blueprints, trip passes, and other ephemera relating to railroad lines primarily in North America, with an emphasis on California. There are a few late 19th and early 20th century items, but the bulk of the collection is from the 1950s-1960s.

    Arrangement note

    The collection contains the following series: Companies (Boxes 1-4). Organizations and Publishers (Boxes 4-6). Oversize: Boxed (Box 7), Rolled (Box 8-9).

    Related Materials

    Related Material at UCSB Special Research Collections and Other Institutions:

    UCSB Special Research Collections

    1. Myrick, David. Author of numerous books on railroads in the West.
    2. Romaine Trade Catalog Collection. Catalogs on railroad supplies.
    3. Wyles Collection. Printed materials relating to the role of the railroads in the Civil War and the development of the West, including transcontinental railroads.

    Other Institutions:

    1. California State Archives.
    2. California State Railroad Museum.
    3. Minnesota Historical Society. Great Northern Railway materials.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Railroads -- North America
    Annual reports
    Blueprints (reprographic copies)
    Ephemera (general object genre)
    Magazines (periodicals)
    Manuals (instructional materials)
    Maps (documents)
    South Coast Railroad Museum -- Archives