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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Berrien County train tickets

Identifier: c-00382
Scope and Contents

This collection is made up of miscellaneous tickets, most of them for railroad use. There are tickets from the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Railway Company, Michigan Central Rail Road; Peoples Transit Company; Chicago & Michigan Lake Shore Rail Road; The North-Western Line; Chicago & North-Western Railway. Also there is a lottery ticket and advertisements for the Railroad Hotel of Detroit and Pan American Exposition souvenirs.

Dates: 1868 - 1918

Chicago and West Michigan Railway Company records

Identifier: c-00402
Scope and Contents

The collection contains letterpress books containing correspondence concerning business and legal transactions of the Chicago and West Michigan Railroad Company.

The first volume contains copies of letters written between January 15 and May 16, 1885. At that time, J. B. Mulliken was general manager of the railroad. The second volume contains copies of correspondence written from April 27 to August 27, 1896. Charles H. Heald was the railroad's general manager at the time.

Dates: 1885 - 1896

Edna Z. Emley papers

Identifier: c-00406
Scope and Contents This collection consists of correspondence and various other papers of Edna Z. Emley (nee Osterrout), of Mason, Michigan, and her family. The earliest letters (1836-1851) are to Bernhard Stohlmann of Allen, Hillsdale County, Michigan, a relative of the paternal great-grandmother of Emley's first husband, Clifford Migrants. Most of these letters are written in German and pertain largely to personal matters of Stohlmann and his friends still living in Germany. This correspondence is not...
Dates: 1836 - 1941

Edward Christian Prophet papers

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-17.92
Scope and Contents

The papers include biographical information, general correspondence, financial information, information relating to his speaking engagements, and material relating to the Geography Department at Michigan State University.

In addition, the collection contains the following publications: “Railway Digest” (1954-1960), “A Review of Railway Operations” (1930-1952), “A Yearbook of Railroad Information” (1931-1954) and “Ships” (1943-1946).

Dates: 1923 - 1961

F. E. Williams memoirs

Identifier: c-00019
Scope and Contents

This collections includes typed excerpts from the memoirs (1861-1931) of F. E. Williams, describing his career in the railroad business. His reminiscences include family history and brief descriptions of railroad travel and operation between 1861-1906.

Dates: undated

Frank Galen Hess collection

Identifier: c-00647
Scope and Content

This collection contains six photographs of railroad scenes. Work crews and work camp can be seen in some. The photographs came from the estate of Frank Galen Hess (deceased) of Wilkingsburg, Pennsylvania. The scenes were probably along the tracks of the Pennsylvania Railroad between Altoona and Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. Hess' father was a telegrapher and dispatcher for the P.R.R.; he was the donor's uncle.

Dates: undated

Railroad Club records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-12.3.10
Scope and Content Railroad Club records are comprised of records related to the club and include invitations to club activities, membership information, and a brochure related to Project 1225 (restoration of the Pere Marquette engine). Also included is a print of a drawing of locomotive 1225 drawn by W. Berkomoas produced by the club. Historical Railroad records include records collected by club members and are comprised of forms, labels, stubs, rate information and a copy of the Chicago and Grand...
Dates: 1883 - 1981

Richard Hammerstein collection

Identifier: c-00300
Scope and Contents The Richard Hammerstein collection contains magazines, timetables, maps, and other materials dealing with the history of the C & O Railroad and Lansing, Michigan railroads. Most of the materials are from the 1950s.Photocopies of railroad timetables for various railroads dating from 1872, 1907, and 1909 are also included in the collection. Additionally, the collection contains programs for East Lansing's Golden Anniversary in 1947 and Lansing's Centennial in 1959. Also...
Dates: 1872-1959, undated

Robert M. Williams collection

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-17.279
Scope and Contents

The Robert M. Williams collection primarily contains photographs and postcards of street scenes and daily life in the Michigan towns of Baraga, Brown City, Copper Harbor, Dryden, and L’Anse. There are also postcards and photographs of the dedication and planting of the L’Anse Township School Forest on May 23, 1930. The collection also includes photographs of Michigan State University’s Agriculture Hall, Morrill Hall, and the Physics and Electrical Engineering Building.

Dates: circa 1900s-1930s

Stebbins family papers

Identifier: 00014
Scope and Contents A manuscript copy of Stebbins' book A History of Plymouth Church (of Lansing) written in 1893 is included. Stebbins compiled an autobiography entitled Sketches of My Life, which he was completing at his death in 1901. A copy of the text is included, as well as his diaries, account books and newspaper clippings on railroads.Other materials in the papers are those of his children Arthur C. and Bliss Stebbins and Susan...
Dates: 1741 - 1976; Majority of material found within 1821 - 1940