Scope and Contents Railroad Correspondence including letters sent by the Library Exchange Division to railroads in the United States requesting copies of publications and replies from the railroads. The collection includes the letter heads of many railroad companies which ceased operation.
Scope and Contents Caterpillar Tractor Company Research working papers written by faculty members for work funded by the Caterpillar Tractor Company relating to financial planning and forecasting, short line railroads, accounting, pensions, and securities.
Randall Vause Mills joined the University of Oregon English faculty in 1938. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Mills wrote two books and numerous articles on transportation in the Pacific Northwest. He also wrote articles on bridge construction and location. In addition, Mills was interested in folklore, and was the founder and first president of the Oregon Folklore Society. The collection largely consists of correspondence, manuscripts, research material and notecards, printed material, photographs, and scrapbooks pertaining to transportation in the Pacific Northwest and folklore.
The Jones Glass Plate Negative Collection is comprised of 466 fragile glass plate negatives from about 1870 to 1900 and is a unique resource for the history of Texas. Most of the collection focuses on a variety of scenes from life in early Austin. There is some coverage of San Antonio and Houston.