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Inventory of the Jeff S. Asay Collection, 1880-1988
MS 83  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Historical Background
  • Collection Description

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Jeff S. Asay Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1880-1988
    Collection number: MS 83
    Creator: Asay, Jeff S.
    Extent: 15 cartons
    Repository: California State Railroad Museum Library
    Sacramento, California 95814
    Shelf location: Big Four Building or off-site storage. Please contact the Library in advance of your visit.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Gift of Jeff S. Asay, 1992.

    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 Senior Curator. 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

    [Identification of item], Jeff S. Asay Collection, MS 83, California State Railroad Museum Library, Sacramento, California.

    Historical Background

    Jeff Asay has been a staff attorney with Union Pacific Railroad since 1973. From 1978 to 1986 he was assigned to the Portland regional office, where he developed an interest in the history of Union Pacific in the Northwest and collected research materials for his book Union Pacific Northwest: The Oregon-Washington Railroad and Navigation Company (Edmonds, Washington: Pacific Fast Mail, 1992). Mr. Asay has been active in railroad historical research for over twenty years. He also authored Western Pacific Timetables and Operations (Crete, Nebraska: J-B Publishing Co., 1983), and has written for the National Association of Timetable Collectors, Railroad Station Historical Society, and Union Pacific Historical Society. He is currently assigned to Union Pacific's Los Angeles office.

    Collection Description

    This collection consists of research material Mr. Asay used in the writing of his most recent book Union Pacific Northwest. Included in this collection are secondary sources, such as journal articles; however, most of the collection consists of primary sources relating to railroad companies in the Pacific Northwest. These include photographs, maps, drawings, annual reports, receivership records, articles of incorporation, court proceedings, valuation reports, mortgage documents, Interstate Commerce Commission reports, and reports and photos showing the reconstruction of Union Pacific's John Jay Dam.