Cunningham, Richard.Indiana Historical Society - Smith Memorial Library3 manuscript boxes, 9 artifacts.The collection holds documents pertaining to the operations of several railroad comanies during the years 1964-1985.Contact InformationCollection guideCatalog Record
Stickel, Edward R., collector.Hagley Museum and Library - Manuscripts and Archives Department2.1 linear ft.The Edward Stickel collection consists of copies of official documents relating to the commuter rail operations of SEPTA and its predecessors, and on rail transit generally. The documents include reports, specifications, rule books, safety manuals, and employee timetables. Of particular note are specifications for the original Budd "Pioneer III" car designs of 1956, a nationwide inventory of rail transit vehicles (1977), and a similar illustrated study of transit car costs (1975).Contact InformationCatalog Record
Penn Central Corporation.Hagley Museum and Library - Manuscripts and Archives Department8,000 linear ft.The records of the Penn Central Transportation Company were divided between the Penn Central Corporation and Conrail in 1976-1992. A great deal has been lost over the years so that relatively little nineteenth century material remains. Additional records have passed to Amtrak and the commuter authorities, and others were destroyed in the reorganization of offices that followed the merger. The PRR library and historical collection was dispersed by sale at auction in 1972.Contact InformationCatalog Record
Metro-North RailroadNew York State Historical Documents18 cubic feet.Metro-North Railroad Collection contains photographic materials and related records that document the history of Metro-North and its predecessor railroad companies. Railroads documented include: New York and Harlem Railroad; Hudson River Railroad; New York and New Haven Railroad; New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad; New York Central Railroad; Pennsylvania Railroad; Long Island Railroad; Penn Central; Conrail; and Metro-North Railroad (formerly Metro-North Commuter Railroad). There are also materials documenting the construction and maintenance of Grand Central Depot, Station and Terminal, and the construction, demolition and reconstruction of Pennsylvania Station in New York City.Contact InformationCatalog Record
Gunn, Charles B.University of Connecticut - Homer Babbidge Library10 linear ft.Consists of papers produced by and about Gunn, as well as, materials he collected of historical information about the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company, Penn Central, Amtrak and Conrail. Includes photographs taken by Gunn for the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company in the mid-1950's.Contact InformationCatalog Record
Penn Central Transportation Company. Public Affairs - Public Relations Dept.Hagley Museum and Library - Manuscripts and Archives Department5 linear ft.Hagley's portion of the records of the Public Affairs - Public Relations Department consists of two series. Earlier material may be found in the records of the Department of Special Services and the Public Relations & Advertising Department of the PRR.Contact InformationCatalog Record
Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne, and Chicago Railway Company.Senator John Heinz History Center.5linear ft.Contains photographs of the construction of the bridge over Lacock Street in Allegheny City, photographs of the construction of the Federal Street Station, and photographs of subsequent renovations to the Federal Street Station.Contact InformationCatalog Record
To expand your search, put an upper-case OR between your keywords.
For example, dust OR bowl retrieves records containing either dust or bowl.
How do I make my search more specific?
Put quotes around your keywords to find records with an exact phrase.
For example, "dust bowl" retrieves records with the words dust and bowl together).
What is a proximity search?
That is when you decide how close together you want your keywords to be in search results.
Simply put a ~ and a number between 1 and 4 at the end of your exact phrase to tell ArchiveGrid
how many other words are allowed to separate your keywords. For example, "dust bowl"~4 retrieves
records where dust and bowl appear within four words of each other.
What are finding aids?
Finding aids are records that describe collections and what they contain.
People who work at an institution that owns collections write the finding aids, and the
institution contributes finding aids to ArchiveGrid. We provide links to websites
for the departments which manage their institution's finding aids, so you can contact
them when you read a finding aid and want more information about something inside
the collection that interests you.
What is the difference between archives, manuscripts and special collections?
An archive typically stores and preserves material created by its parent institution,
while manuscripts and special collections typically store and preserve rare materials
and donated collections. Please explore our website to learn more about the world of archives!