Guide to the Southern Pacific Transportation Company Records, 1936-1954 JL015

Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford University Libraries
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, California, 94305-6064
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� 1999

Title: Southern Pacific Transportation Company Records,
Identifier/Call Number: JL015
Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.5 Linear feet
Date (inclusive): 1936-1954
creator: Southern Pacific Transportation Company

Scope and Content

Collection includes Southern Pacific dispatcher's daily train sheets and correspondence, a memorandum and a map regarding the sheets. The sheets are a sampling from three stations (Los Angeles, Beaumont, and Mexicali, Baja).

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item] Southern Pacific Transportation Company Records, JL015, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.


Gift of Southern Pacific Transportation Company to the Jackson Library of Business, 1970. Transferred to the Department of Special Collections in 1979.

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“Correspondence and Daily Dispatcher's sheets”. 1

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence and date re: Dispatcher's correspondence between Mr. David Myrick of the Treasury Dept. of the Southern Pacific Transportation Co., who sent the Dispatcher's sheets, and Ms. Marion Smith: a. letter to Ms. Smith 12/9/69 promising and identifying dispatches, b. 2nd letter to Ms. Smith 1/28/70 accompanying sheets, c. a five page memorandum “explaining purpose of Dispatcher's Train sheets, describing L.A. Division of Southern Pacific Co., and pointing out some changes in railroad operations in L.A. Division as reflected in Sheets”, d. map of L.A. Division (revised Jan. 1, 1954).

Smaller bundle (14" � 25") - 59 daily sheets, 2 dates: 1/14/1936 - 10/22/1954.


Larger bundle (22" � 25") - Dispatcher's daily sheets, 3 dates: 1/23/1936 - 10/6/1952

Scope and Contents note

Both bundles include records from three stations - L.A., Beaumont, and Mexicali, Baja.