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Railroads -- United States

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad Company Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-703
Scope and Contents FULL FINDING AID (PDF)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...
Dates: 1853-1984

John Lefeber Des Champs Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-2551
Scope and Contents FULL FINDING AID (PDF)Amateur historian. Typewritten and handwritten copies of manuscripts (n.d.) entitled "The Short Line Midland Valley: a Class I Railroad" "Midland Valley" "Muskogee and the Midland Valley" "The Railroads in Osage County" and "John William DeSchamps and John Lefeber DeSchamps" all by John Lefeber Des Champs, along with a reminiscence entitled "Midland Valley Railroad Company, A.W. Lefeber's Kind Remembrances of 51 Years (1903-1954) of Association with Mr. Charles Edward Ingersoll and Family.". The collection also includes research materials such as correspondence, notebooks, notecards, a photograph log, and published materials relating to railroads in general and specifically to the Midland Valley Railroad Company, the Kansas, Oklahoma, and Gulf Railway Company, and the Oklahoma City, Ada,...
Dates: 1905-1994