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Shoup (Paul) Papers
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Description
Papers of prominent businessman and writer Paul Shoup, who was president of Southern Pacific Railroad. Contains bBusiness and personal correspondence, business, legal and financial papers, bills and acts of Congress, governmental documents, political campaign material, minutes of meetings, texts of articles and printed materials covering the period of Shoup's presidency (1929-32) and vice chairmanship (1932-1938) of the Southern Pacific Company and his interest and involvement with development and oil companies, notably the Tide Water Oil Group.
Background
Paul Shoup, son of Timothy and Sarah Sumner Shoup, was born in San Bernardino, California on January 8, 1874. While still in school, he worked delivering newspapers and later as a local correspondent for a Los Angeles paper. He was graduated from San Bernardino High School in 1891 and afterwards obtained a clerical job in the mechanical department of the Atchinson, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway at San Bernardino.
Extent
4.5 Linear Feet (10 boxes)
Restrictions
While Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns.
Availability
Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use. Audiovisual materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy.