Finding Aid for the Harold Lee Hamilton papers, 1935-1975

Processed by UCLA Library Special Collections staff; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé.
UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Harold Lee Hamilton papers
Date (inclusive): 1935-1975
Collection number: 1535
Creator: Hamilton, Harold Lee, b. 1890.
Extent: 2 oversize boxes.
Abstract: Collection includes reports, speeches, memos, newsclippings, photographs and books related to the history of the Electro-Motive Division of the General Motors Corporation and the history of the Diesel locomotive on the occasion of its 25th Anniversary.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Harold Lee Hamilton papers (Collection 1535). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233111 

Scope and Content

Collection consists of material relating to the development of the diesel engine.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Harold Lee, Hamilton, b. 1890
Diesel motor---History---Archival resources


Container List

Box 1

Record of 25th Anniversary Celebration, Electro-Motive Division - General Motors Corporation October 24, 25, 25, 1947

Physical Description: Oversize leather-bound volume in slipcover.

Scope and Content Note

Includes pasted-in reports, speeches, memos, newsclippings and b/w photographs related to the history of the Electro-Motive Division of the General Motors Corporation and the history of the Diesel locomotive on the occasion of its 25th Anniversary.
Box 2

Line drawing of Locomotive in desert scene by Rainey Bennett 1947

Physical Description: Framed and matted.

Scope and Content Note

Signed "For H.L. Hamilton..."
Box 2

Line drawing of Locomotive in train station by Rainey Bennett 1947

Physical Description: Framed and matted

Scope and Content Note

Signed "For H.L. Hamilton..."
Box 2

The American Heritage History of Railroads in America by Oliver Jensen 1975

Physical Description: Oversize hardbound volume with dust jacket.
Box 2

General Motors Executive Conference 1948

Scope and Content Note

Hardbound volume containing name index of members, and photographs of conference participants.
Box 2

Booklet entitled "Commemorating the Leadership of Harold L. Hamilton in the successful Application of the Internal Combustion Engine to the Propulsion of Mainline Trains on American Railroads" 1956

Box 2

Booklet entitled "The Elmer A. Sperry Award for 1957" 1957

Box 2

Color print of "World's Most Powerful Diesel Locomotive --- Union Pacific's 6900 Centennial Locomotive" undated

Box 2

Color print of "'Big Boy,' The World's Largest Steam Locomotive" undated

Scope and Content Note

Subtitled "Union Pacific Railroad operated 25 of these giant mallet type, 4-8-8-4, locomotives over the mountain grades of western United States in freight service. Numbered in the 4000 series, the 'Big Boys' reigned supreme in a long list of successful steam power on the U.P."
Box 2

Dawn of the Diesel Age by David Dietz 1935

Physical Description: Hardbound book published by the Scripps-Howard Newspapers.