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Finding aid for the Los Angeles Railway Records
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Box: folder 1:1-2, 18:3

Series 1. Board of Directors and Stockholders 1895 - 1899

Series Scope and Content Summary

Stockholder's meetings notices, Board of Directors meeting announcements, correspondence appointing proxies for meetings, 1 report written by a bondholder's committee in 1897 detailing the true financial condition of the Los Angeles Railway Company.
Box: folder 1:3-17, 2:1-22, 18:4-18, 19:1-13, 20:1-9, 21:1-9, 22:1-10, 23:1-9, 24:1-8, 25:1-8, 26:1-9, 27:1-8, 28:1-7, 29:1-24, 31:, 53:

Series 2. Contracts, Decrees, Deeds, and Agreements 1890 - 1943

Series Scope and Content Summary

Documents regarding land rights for divisions and substations, documentation of the transfer in name from the Los Angeles Consolidated Electric Railway to the Los Angeles Railway, debt certificates, documentation of the consolidation of smaller streetcar companies into the Los Angeles Railway, contracts with power and electric companies, deeds, and contracts with groups of employees.
Box: folder 8-15:, 29:25

Series 3. Construction 1898

Series Scope and Content Summary

Track work specifications, estimates of costs associated with replacing cable tracks with tie construction, field and level books detailing proposed changes to Los Angeles Railway property with drawings and measurements.
Box: folder 3:1-4, 29:26-27, 53

Series 4. Corporate Culture 1898 - 1942

Series Scope and Content Summary

Los Angeles Railway bylaws, a history of the Los Angeles Railway and its predecessors as written by Garfield Sorensen in 1939, photographs depicting Los Angeles Railway headquarters, employees, and company sports teams.
Box: folder 2:23, 3:5-12, 53:

Series 5. Correspondence 1894 - 1899

Series Scope and Content Summary

Correspondence between the Los Angeles Railway and banks, the Southern California Power Company, bondholders, and the Union Trust Company of San Francisco
Box: folder 3:13-15, 53:

Series 6. Divisions, Yards, and Shops n.d.

Series Scope and Content Summary

Photographs depicting Los Angeles Railway divisions and shops.
Box: folder 3:18-26, 4:1-8, 29:28, 53:

Series 7. Equipment 1939 - 1940

Series Scope and Content Summary

Documentation of one-man operation safety features, use of specific dash signs, data books and bus diagrams, vehicle decals, photographs depicting Los Angeles Railway streetcars, motor coaches, and nonrevenue vehicles.
Box-Folder 4:9

Series 8. Female Employees 1939 - 1940

Series Scope and Content Summary

Documentation of one-man operation safety features, use of specific dash signs, data books and bus diagrams, vehicle decals, photographs depicting Los Angeles Railway streetcars, motor coaches, and nonrevenue vehicles.
Box: folder 4:11-18, 5:1-10, 6:1-4, 29:29-30, 32, 30:1-5, 33:, 34:, 53:

Series 9. Financial Records 1895 - 1943

Series Scope and Content Summary

Account sheets, statements of allotment of shares, minutes of meetings and cash account, check book stubs, vouchers for cash and bonds, statements of business of operation, valuation report for the Los Angeles Railway and some transit companies that were incorporated into the Los Angeles Railway.
Box: folder 6:5-9, 30:5, 53:

Series 10. Maps and Routes 1932 - 1945

Series Scope and Content Summary

Route maps and ride guides created for Los Angeles Railway passengers.
Box: folder 6:10-15, 7:1-5, 30:6, 53:

Series 11. Public Relations 1921 - 1944

Series Scope and Content Summary

Informational newsletters for Los Angeles Railway passengers.
Box: folder 7:6-8, 17:

Series 12. Reports 1930 - 1946

Series Scope and Content Summary

Reports on patronage, transportation requirements, and a housing survey created by or for the Los Angeles Railway.
Box: folder 7:9-19

Series 13. Tickets and Transfers 1940 - 1941

Series Scope and Content Summary

Tickets and transfers used by passengers of the Los Angeles Railway.
Box: folder 7:11-12, 16-17:, 35-52:, 30:

Series 14. Two Bells 1920 - 1944

Series Scope and Content Summary

Issues of Two Bells, the Los Angeles Railway employee news magazine from 1920 - 1944.
Box: folder 7:13-15, 30:7

Series 15. Miscellaneous 1890 - 1898

Series Scope and Content Summary

Photographs depicting Downtown Los Angeles, stills from the film "Syncopation", blank company stationary