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Descriptive Summary of the Collection

Administrative Information

Scope and Content of the Collection

Arrangement

Selected Search Terms

Container List

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Inventory of the Railroad Photograph Collection, ca. 1868-1914


The Newberry Library
Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections
60 West Walton Street
Chicago, Illinois 60610-7324
USA
Phone: 312-255-3506
Fax: 312-255-3646
E-Mail: specialcolls@newberry.org
URL: http://www.newberry.org

Machine-readable finding aid encoded by Polly Smith, 2009.

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Descriptive Summary of the Collection

Title Railroad Photograph Collection
Dates ca. 1868-1914
Extent 0.1 linear feet (2 folders)
Abstract Two groups of railroad photographs, including 15 reproductions related to the construction of the Union Pacific Railroad, ca. 1868-1869, and 34 snapshots and postal cards of railroad men, engines, cars, stations and wrecks apparently taken in Wisconsin, ca. 1913-1914.
Language Materials are in English.
Repository Newberry Library, Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections
Collection Call Number Midwest MS 145
Collection Stack Location 3a 35 3

Administrative Information

Cite As

Railroad Photograph Collection, Newberry Library.

Provenance

Union Pacific: donor unknown. Wisconsin collection: gift of Roberta Troup, 1974.

Processed by

Virginia Hay Smith, 2008.

Access

The Railroad Photograph Collection is open for research; the collection is available in the Special Collections Reading Room. (Priority III).

Ownership and Literary Rights

Railroad Photograph Collection are the physical property of the Newberry Library. Copyright may belong to the authors or their legal heirs or assigns. For permission to publish or reproduce any materials from this collection, contact the Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections.

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Scope and Content of the Collection

Two small groups of railroad photographs. There are 15 mounted modern reproductions relating to the construction of the Union Pacific Railroad, including shots of the meeting with the Central Pacific line at Promontory, Utah, May 10, 1869. The second group of 34 snapshots and postcards shows railroad men, engines, cars, stations and wrecks, apparently taken in Wisconsin ca. 1913-1914.

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Arrangement

Arranged in 2 folders.

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Selected Search Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Newberry Library's public catalog. Researchers desiring additional materials on a particular topic should search the catalog using these headings.

Names

  • Union Pacific Railroad

Subjects

  • Photographs -- 1851-1900
  • Photographs -- 1901-1950
  • Railroads -- Design and construction -- Photographs
  • Railroads -- Wisconsin -- Photographs
  • Steam locomotives -- Photographs

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Container List

Folder Contents
1 Construction of the Union Pacific Railroad, ca. 1868-1869
2 Candid photographs taken in Wisconsin, ca. 1913-1914