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Texas railroad history collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS 640
Finding aid note: Stored offsite at the Library Service Center and require 24-hour notice for retrieval. Please contact the Woodson Research Center at 713-348-2586 or woodson@rice.edu for more information.

Scope and Contents

Pamphlets and documents documenting the history of Texas railroad lines such as Houston & Texas Central Railroad Co., Texas & Pacific Railway Co., Texas & New Orleans Railroad Co., Galveston, Harrisburg & San Antonio Railway Co.

Dates

  • 1867 - 1935

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

Stored offsite at the Library Service Center and require 24-hour notice for retrieval. Please contact the Woodson Research Center at 713-348-2586 or woodson@rice.edu for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish from this material must be facilitated through the Woodson Research Center.

Biographical / Historical

Texas railroads began in 1852 with the first tracks laid, and became more prevalent in the 1860s and 1870s.

Extent

.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Pamphlets and documents documenting the history of Texas railroad lines such as Houston & Texas Central Railroad Co., Texas & Pacific Railway Co., Texas & New Orleans Railroad Co., Galveston, Harrisburg & San Antonio Railway Co.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in five series: General history, Houston & Texas Central Railroad Co., Texas & Pacific Railway Co., Texas & New Orleans Railroad Co., Galveston, Harrisburg & San Antonio Railway Co.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The materials were deaccessioned from the Baker Botts historical collection.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Texas railroad history collection, 1867-1935
Status
Completed
Author
Lee Pecht
Date
2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas Repository

Contact:
Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston Texas 77005 USA