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Chicago and North Western Railway Company records

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-CNW
Abstract Records of the Chicago and North Western Railway, including abstracts of title for Cook County, Illinois, properties of this company and its predecessor firms, together with personnel records. Also 3 boxes of "North Western Line" quarterly publications, approximately 300 black and white 8x10 prints from the mid 20th century of railroad scenes from Chicago area communities, and scattered annual reports of the C&NW Railroad from 1861-1969.
Dates: 1847-1970s

Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad Company Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Chicago and Western
Abstract Letters from John B. Carson, president of the Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad Company and Belt Railway Company of Chicago (formerly Chicago and Western Indian Belt Railway Company) to Anthony J. Thomas who represented J.P. Morgan railroad interests in New York City. Thomas also was the treasurer of this company, which was mostly concerned with financing for construction projects like viaducts and two-way track in Chicago.
Dates: 1881-1890

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records

 Collection
Identifier: CB&Q-Main
Abstract Correspondence, reports, maps, blueprints, financial documents, advertising materials, photographs, and other items documenting the history of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company (CB&Q), which existed from 1855 to 1970.
Dates: 1820-1999

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Advertising Department

 Record Group
Identifier: CB&Q-A-2
Abstract Administrative files, advertising copy, press kits, budgets, and subject files relating to the promotion of the railroad. Forms part of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records.
Dates: 1850s-1960s

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Auditor's Office

 Record Group
Identifier: CB&Q-36
Abstract Financial records (Ledgers, Journals, Construction Accounts, and Miscellaneous Accounts) of the CB&Q Railroad Company. Mostly detailed financial records kept in large ledger books. Forms part of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records.
Dates: 1855-1914

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Aurora Laboratory Records

 Record Group
Identifier: CB&Q-A-7
Abstract Reports and minutes of the engineers and scientists working at the CB&Q’s testing laboratories in Aurora, Illinois. Includes results from their testing a variety of materials and substances for their suitability for use in manufacturing rails, train car parts, and various structures. Forms part of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records.
Dates: 1876-1906

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Burlington & Missouri River Railroad in Iowa

 Record Group
Identifier: CB&Q-5
Abstract Correspondence, reports, circulars, securities, and other miscellaneous materials related to the Burlington and Missouri River Railroad-Iowa (B&MRR-Iowa), incorporated in 1852 and leased to the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company (CB&Q) in 1872. Includes materials related to incorporation, operation, branches to Chariton and Creston, and consolidation with CB&Q. Forms part of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records.
Dates: 1852-1919

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Burlington & Missouri River Railroad in Nebraska

 Record Group
Identifier: CB&Q-6
Abstract Correspondence, contracts, financial records, and other materials related to the Burlington & Missouri River Railroad in Nebraska (B&MRR-Nebraska), incorporated in 1869 and taking over all Nebraska property of the Burlington & Missouri River Railroad in Iowa, as well as the Nebraska land grant given to the B&MRR-Iowa in 1864. The B&MRR-Nebraska consolidated with the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company (CB&Q) in 1880. Includes materials related to...
Dates: 1850-1918

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Correspondence

 Record Group
Identifier: CB&Q-3
Abstract Incoming and outgoing letters of Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company (CB&Q) executives, members of the board, lawyers, and other employees. Content covers virtually all aspects of railroad management, including financial and legal matters, expansion and acquisition, relations with other railroads and subsidiaries, personnel and policies, construction, rates, and other business matters. Forms part of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records.
Dates: 1857-1918

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Correspondence by Office

 Record Group
Identifier: CB&Q-31
Abstract Correspondence between Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company (CB&Q) officers and directors, organized by Boston or Chicago office of origin. Content includes railroad extensions, construction, salaries, financial issues, strikes, and other aspects of company management. Forms part of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records.
Dates: 1875-1909

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Decade Subject File

 Record Group
Identifier: CB&Q-33
Abstract Correspondence, statements, reports, and other papers related to different aspects of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company (CB&Q) operations, grouped by decade: 1860, 1870, 1880, 1890, and 1900. Each decade comprises a separate series, and subseries within each decade follow the same sequence: Statements, Equipment, Personnel, Legal, Contracts, New Lines, Pools, and Miscellaneous, with a separate Strike subseries in 1880. Forms part of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy...
Dates: 1856-1935; Majority of material found within 1860 - 1920

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - General Passenger Traffic Department Records

 Record Group
Identifier: CB&Q-A-3
Abstract The General Passenger Traffic Department ensured the quality and reliability of the passenger travelers' experience, and promoting tourism as well as business travel along the routes of the CB&Q. Records include administrative files relating to specific passenger trains, or to railroad operations in general. Forms part of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records.
Dates: 1924-1965

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Historical and Printed Materials

 Record Group
Identifier: CB&Q-32
Abstract Official and unofficial histories of the company, annual reports, in-house newsletters, circulars, scrapbooks, timetables, pamphlets, and research files produced by the CB&Q and its historians. Forms part of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records.
Dates: 1849-1999

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Land Department

 Record Group
Identifier: CB&Q-7
Abstract Correspondence, reports, maps, plats, promotional material, ledgers, legal and financial volumes, contracts, applications, and some drawings pertaining to the examination and sale of lands granted to the CB&Q by Federal land grant acts. Most of the lands were sold for farming, in Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, and Missouri. Forms part of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records.
Dates: 1852-1934

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Maps, Blueprints, and Drawings

 Record Group
Identifier: CB&Q-A-6
Abstract Printed maps, manuscript maps, technical blueprints, and drawings produced by the CB&Q and its affiliated lines. Forms part of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records.
Dates: 1870-1971

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Master Mechanic's Records

 Record Group
Identifier: CB&Q-A-8
Abstract Meeting minutes and scattered subject files relating to the Master Mechanics Association of the CB&Q. The association was formed to make recommendations to the management about construction, maintenance, and repair of all rail cars, equipment, tools, and rail lines. Forms part of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records.
Dates: 1886-1966; Majority of material found within 1886 - 1895

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Office of the President

 Record Group
Identifier: CB&Q-A-1
Abstract Materials created and collected by Ralph Budd (1879-1962), who was the president of the CB&Q from 1932 to 1949. Includes correspondence with President Franklin D. Roosevelt, administrative files, and Federal Coordinator of Transportation Files. Forms part of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records. Forms part of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records.
Dates: 1924-1955

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Other Corporations

 Record Group
Identifier: CB&Q-8
Abstract Railroads and other interests built or acquired by CB&Q as the company advanced west of the Mississippi, expanding the empire throughout the Midwest and western states. Most series include a volume of corporate records detailing articles of incorporation, meeting minutes, resolutions, and notice of acquisition or dissolution. Other materials include annual reports, financial statements, correspondence, journals, ledgers, legal papers, contracts, construction statements, equipment reports,...
Dates: 1820-1964; Majority of material found within 1870 - 1900

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Payroll Records

 Record Group
Identifier: CB&Q-A-9
Abstract Payroll books of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company (CB&Q), organized by division, and including name, type of job, and compensation information. Forms part of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records.
Dates: 1879-1938; Majority of material found within 1889 - 1900

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Personal Papers

 Record Group
Identifier: CB&Q-A-4
Abstract Collections of correspondence, memorabilia, and photographs of three people related to the CB&Q but whose papers do not constitute part of the records of the company. Includes papers of C.E. Perkins's wife Edith Forbes Perkins, his daughter Edith Perkins Cunningham, and William A. Davis, postmaster for St. Joseph, Missouri, supposedly the first to suggest Railway Mail Service as a replacement for the Pony Express. Forms part of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records.
Dates: 1862-1934

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Photographs, Artwork, and Audiovisual

 Record Group
Identifier: CB&Q-A-5
Abstract Photographs, cartoons, drawings, and paintings, and two boxes of audio media of oral histories, interviews, Burlington Route chapter readings by its author, and radio programs. Forms part of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records.
Dates: ca. 1852-1975

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Predecessor Companies

 Record Group
Identifier: CB&Q-1&2
Abstract Correspondence, circulars, and other documents primarily related to the predecessor companies of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company (CB&Q), spanning the years 1849-1864: the Aurora Branch Railroad, the Chicago and Aurora Railroad Company, the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Company, and the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Rail Road Company. Forms part of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records.
Dates: 1849-1889

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Securities

 Record Group
Identifier: CB&Q-4
Abstract Financial materials of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company (CB&Q), primarily papers and oversize volumes concerning stocks and bonds, showing the history of sales and transfers. Forms part of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records.
Dates: 1856-1922

Ephraim C. Dawes Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Dawes
Abstract Letters, diaries, scrapbooks and writings of Dawes and others, miscellaneous personal and military items, relating to Dawes’s service in the United States Civil War as adjutant and major in the 53rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Also material relating to his historical interests and his subsequent activities in the rail and coal industries in the Midwest.
Dates: 1836-1905; Majority of material found within 1855 - 1895

Frank H. Beberdick Pullman Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Beberdick Pullman
Abstract Miscellaneous materials relating to the historic Pullman company town and Pullman Manufacturing Company, 1881-2001.
Dates: 1881-2001

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Perkins, C. E. (Charles Elliott) 3
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Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific Railroad Company (1948- ) 2
Pullman, George Mortimer 2
Pullman’s Palace Car Company 2
Runnells, John S. 2
Union Pacific Railroad Company 2
Adams, Ansel 1
Albany Rail Road Bridge Company 1
American House Hotel (Princeton, Ill.) 1
Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company 1
Baker, E. L. 1
Baldwin, W. W. (William Wright) 1
Barry, D. F. (David Francis) 1
Beberdick, Frank H. (Frank Harry) 1
Beckwith, E. G. (Edward Griffin) 1
Belt Railway Company of Chicago 1
Blackman, George Curtis 1
Bowdoin College 1
Brown, John B. 1
Bubley, Esther 1
Budd, Ralph 1
Carson, John B. 1
Carvalho, Solomon Nunes 1
Central Transportation Company 1
Chicago & Milwaukee Railroad Co 1
Chicago & North Western Historical Society 1
Chicago and Aurora Railroad Company 1
Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad Company 1
Chicago, Burlington & Northern Railroad 1
Chicago, Iowa, and Nebraska Railroad 1
Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul, and Pacific Railroad Company 1
Chicago, South Shore and South Bend Railroad 1
Chicago, St. Paul & Fond du Lac Rail-Road Company 1
Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railroad 1
Corliss Steam Engine Company 1
Cunningham, Edith Perkins 1
Custer, Elizabeth Bacon 1
Custer, George A. (George Armstrong) 1
Cutler, William Parker 1
Davis, William A. 1
Dawes family 1
Dawes, E. C. (Ephraim Cutler) 1
Dawes, Rufus R. (Rufus Robinson) 1
DeWitt family 1
Egloffstein, F. W. 1
Erie Railway 1
Frémont, John Charles 1
Furber family 1
Gardner, Henry A. 1
Girard, F. F. (Frederic Francis) 1
Godfrey, Edward Settle 1
Goldin, Theodore W. 1
Gunnison, J. W. (John Williams) 1
Hall, Philo E. 1
Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad Company 1
Harris, George B. 1
Hedrich-Blessing (Firm) 1
Illinois Grand Trunk Railway Co 1
Iowa Land Company 1
Iowa Railroad Land Company 1
Joy, James F. (James Frederick) 1
Kansas City, St. Joseph & Council Bluffs Railroad Company 1
Kendall, Milo 1
Kern, Richard H. 1
Kimball, David Pulsifer 1
King, Charles 1
Lee, Russell 1
Lincoln, Abraham 1
Lincoln, Robert Todd 1
Lounsberry, Clement A. (Clement Augustus) 1
Marietta College 1
Mason, R. B. (Roswell B.) 1
McClellan, George B. (George Brinton) 1
McGillycuddy, Valentine 1
Metcalf family 1
Metcalf, Antoinette Brigham Putnam 1
Metcalf, Isaac Stevens 1
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Morgan, George C. 1
Morgan, George Cadogan 1
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont) 1
Morgan, Richard Price 1
New York Central Sleeping Car Company 1
Northern Pacific Railway Company 1
Olmstead, James 1
Perkins, Edith Forbes 1
Pullman Car & Manufacturing Corp 1
Pullman Company. General Passenger Agent 1
Pullman Company. General Ticket Agent 1
Pullman Company. Passenger Traffic Manager 1
Pullman Company. Vice President and Comptroller 1
Pullman Incorporated. Pullman-Standard Division 1
Pullman family 1
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