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Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad Company Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-703

Scope and Contents


Corporate records arranged in five functional sub-groups of executive files; legal files; engineering records; property accounting; and real estate and industrial development records. Record series of the executive sub-group include minutes (1905-1915, 1947-1975); annual reports (1884-1908, 1915-1932, 1941, 1948-1975); subject files (1900-1984); monthly letters to the Board of Directors (1921-1972); correspondence (1913-1976); corporate files of associated railroads (1910-1975); liquidation files (1968-1984); and stock ledgers (1853-1864; 1906-1933). In the legal sub-group are: subject files (ca. 1925-1979); correspondence (1969-1976); contracts (1900-1910, 1930, 1950-1960); merger files-Union Pacific (1963-1975); merger files-other railroads (1920-1980); litigation files (1830-1960); legislation files-state level (1908-1920); and liquidation files (1975-1984). The Engineering sub-group consists of project files (1890-1975); graphics, which include maps, tables, station blueprints, track layouts, bridges, engines and cars, total-system diagrams, and statistical charts (ca. 1890-1980); structural notes (1916-1917); and capital expenditures (1840-1941, 1947, 1966-1968). In the property accounting sub-group are grand summaries (1942-1972); valuations (1915-1981); money control files (1903-1904, 1935-1942); original cost data files (1934-1941); general balance sheet statements (1959-1964); and revenues and expenditure files (1902-1903, 1928-1944). The real estate and industrial development records sub-group includes: real estate sales files (1937-1974); abstracts of title (1859-1902, 1911-1931); industrial area files (1956-1977); lease records (1902-1925); quit claim deeds and tax records (1890-1907); land contracts (1941-1943); and the station master series (1979). Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Photograph Collection also in repository..


  • Creation: 1853-1984


Restrictions on Access

Available for public access.


520 Cubic Feet (520 ft.)

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Ownership and Custodial History

Purchased from Scott Petersen.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Records: Source of acquisition--Petersen, Scott. Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--1986.

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Repository Details

Part of the Western History Collections Repository

630 Parrington Oval
Room 300
Norman Oklahoma 73019 United States