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A Study of Railway Transportation photographs and manuals

1951
 Collection
Identifier: 1994-253

Abstract

Founded in 1934, the Association of American Railroads is a leading railway organization that focuses on productivity and safety of the U.S. rail industry. Members include major freight railroads in North America and Amtrak. This collection is an educational kit composed of three parts created by the Association of American Railroads. There are two teacher's manuals and loose photographs.

Dates

  • 1951

Creator

Extent

57 item(s)

General Physical Description

57 photographic prints ; b&w : 8.5 x 11 in. 2 manuals : 116 pp.

Historical Note

Following World War I, the United States government requested that the railroad organizations merge into one group. In 1934 five railway associations came together to create the Association of American Railroads. Those groups were the American Railway Association, the Association of Railway Executives, the Bureau of Railroad Economics, the Railway Accounting Officers Association, and the Railway Treasury Officers Association. The Association of American Railroads is a leading organization that focuses on productivity and safety of the U.S. rail industry. Members include major freight railroads in North America and Amtrak.

Scope and Content

This collection is an educational kit composed of three parts created by the Association of American Railroads. There are two teacher's manuals and loose photographs. Volume 1 is "Suggested Study Outlines and Source Material" and Volume 2 is "The Stories Behind the Pictures." The photographs are "a set of pictures portraying railway development, activities, occupations, locomotives and trains, and other aspects of the railroad industry," according to the forward in Volume 1. Although the photographs are a good documentation of mid-twentieth century railroad imagery, they have no specific identification. They were meant to be generic illustrations, and detailed identifications were not published.

Location

GL Box 2.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

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Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
A Study of Railway Transportation photographs and manuals
Status:
Online
Date:
2015
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Audiovisual Collections Repository

Contact:
PO Box 3630
Wilmington Delaware 19807 USA
302-658-2400