Modern Manuscripts Search Results: subject is "Railroads"Click on the name of the collection to see call number and finding aid information
- Miscellaneous materials relating to the historic Pullman company town and Pullman Manufacturing Company, 1881-2001.
- The LeRoy Blommaert Collection of Chicago Suburban Timetables contains timetables for Chicago suburban railroad lines. The collection highlights the corresponding railroad lines: Burlington Route, Illinois Central, North Shore Line, Rock Island, and South Shore Line.
- Five printed exhibition brochures and six postcards from the 1933 Century of Progress Exposition in Chicago, together with a 1909 postcard showing Madison St. from LaSalle St. One brochure highlights Italian progress under Mussolini, and the remainder of the brochures and postcards are from railroad and related companies including the Burlington, Union Pacific, Baltimore and Ohio, Chicago and NorthWestern, London Midland & Scottish, and Clark Autotram.
- Documents relating to Issue Series "C" bonds (printed volume, 1920), together with a file containing letters, memoranda, and other documents relating to vacations with pay authorized for war veterans returning from service with the armed forces, 1942-1958. Also an "M" series sinking fund bond, 1963.
- 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.
- A personal collection of Dr. William O. Field and his father, it consists of approximately 7,000 postcards documenting Europe and America from around 1895 to the 1950s. Strengths include steamships, railroads, travel related images, pre-World War I European politics, and views of European cities in the early twentieth century. One of the five original postcard albums in the collection was copied and the copies were made into a volume; it documents the European "Grand Tour" of Dr. Field's parents between 1899 and 1902.
- A collection of railroad ephemera that includes script, stock, and loan certificates, the Act of Incorporation for the Fitchburg Railroad Company, bonds from the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad, and early railroad currency.
- The Archives of the Illinois Central Railroad Company document the activities of the Company and its subsidiary lines and companies from before its charter on Feb. 10, 1851, through and a bit beyond 1972, when the line merged with the Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad to become Illinois Central Gulf Railroad. The collection includes correspondence of administrators and staff, minutes, reports and legal documents, financial records, stock information, historical material, maps, blueprints, and photographs.
- Very incomplete personnel records of the Illinois Central Railroad Company that were abandoned in the Champaign (IL) Depot, salvaged by the staff of the Urbana Free Library, and subsequently donated to the Newberry Library. Includes employee service record cards for switchmen, telegraphers, firemen, brakemen, and engine foremen. Also includes fingerprint records, and employee applications (1910-1930) that were donated by a former IC employee.
- Three stock certificates of the New York Central Sleeping Car Company and Central Transportation Company. One certificate from the New York Central Sleeping Car Company is dated 1875 and the other is dated 1880. The certificate from the Central Transportation Company is undated.
- Photographs, employee indexes, reports, minutes, financial information, and other materials relating to the Pullman company, Pullman Inc., the Pullman Land Association, and the Town of Pullman, IL, transferred from the South Suburban Genealogical and Historical Society south of Chicago, IL.
- Records of this railroad sleeping-car operator and manufacturer. The Pullman Company (originally Pullman's Palace Car Company) revolutionized rail travel, dramatically increased employment opportunities for African Americans who served as porters on its cars, and had a significant impact on the American labor movement. Records for the entire firm are included until the mid-1920s division into operating and manufacturing companies; after that date, records mainly chronicle the activities of the operating company. Included are voluminous individual employee records and labor relations documents; the records of individual Pullman cars (e.g., drawings, specifications, photographs); scrapbooks documenting nineteenth-century operations, including the Town of Pullman and the Strike of 1894; records of subsidiary and absorbed companies; administrative, legal, financial, and securities records; and much more.
- Three volumes containing typewritten indexes to articles in the Pullman News, the Pullman Company’s employee magazine, together with article transcripts, 1922-1947. Also index to conductors and porters who were mainly listed in the Pullman News monthly honor roll, 1922-1924.
- 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.
- Correspondence, legal documents, insurance documents, financial information, and other miscellaneous data pertaining to Martin J. Rock's career as an attorney for the Pullman Company, from 1947 to 1995.
- Papers of Des Moines, Iowa, attorney John Sumner Runnells, partner in the firm Runnells & Walker, including legal case files, and correspondence pertaining to his legal work, political activities on behalf of the Republican Party, role as U.S. District Attorney for Iowa, and procurement of CB&Q railroad passes and Western Union telegraph "stamps" for others.
- Photographs, postcards, and memorabilia collected by R.L. Sharick (1892-1971), a former CB&Q employee based in Oregon, Illinois. Sharick had a 61-year career with the railroad, starting as a water boy in 1906 and culminating as a ticket agent / telegrapher in 1968.
- Photographs documenting Chicago railroad, maritime, air, and mass transportation collected and/or taken by Young while researching his four books (Chicago Aviation, Chicago Maritime, Chicago Transit, and Iron Horse in the Windy City) published by Northern Illinois University Press. Also research files relating to mass transit and railroads, magazine advertisements, artwork, and a few maps.