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A Study of Railway Transportation photographs and manuals

Accession 1994.253

Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library


PO Box 3630
Wilmington, Delaware, 19807
302-658-2400
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[Description and dates], Box/folder number, A Study of Railway Transportation photographs and manuals (Accession 1994.253), Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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Descriptive Summary

Title: "A Study of Railway Transportation" photographs and manuals
Dates: 1951
Accession Number: 1994.253
Creator: Association of American Railroads.
Extent: 57 photographic prints
Physical Description: 57 photographic prints ; b&w : 8.5 x 11 in. 2 manuals : 116 pp.
Location: GL Box 2.
Language of Material: English
Repository: Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
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.
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Administrative Information


Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

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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.

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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.

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Access Points

Railroads--United States.
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