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Guide to the South Coast Railroad Museum collection SBHC Mss 18
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  • Access Restrictions
  • Use Restrictions
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement note
  • Related Materials
  • Processing Information

  • Title: South Coast Railroad Museum collection
    Identifier/Call Number: SBHC Mss 18
    Contributing Institution: UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 10.0 linear feet (6 cartons, 1 oversize box, 2 telescoping boxes)
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1950-1968
    Date (inclusive): circa 1878-1976
    Abstract: Mostly printed materials, such as pamphlets, brochures, guides, and timetables, relating to railroad history, with some emphasis on California.
    Physical Location: SRLF (Boxes 1-6), Del Sur Oversize (Box 7), Oversize Rolled (Boxes 8-9, Annex 2).
    Language of Materials: The collection is in English.
    creator: South Coast Railroad Museum

    Access Restrictions

    The collection is open for research.

    Use Restrictions

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of Item], South Coast Railroad Museum Collection, SBHC Mss 18. Department of Special Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of the South Coast Railroad Museum Board, 1991-1995.

    Scope and Content

    The collection includes histories, timetables, annual reports, travel brochures, official guides, catalogs, magazines, manuals, equipment registers, maps, blueprints, trip passes, and other ephemera relating to railroad lines primarily in North America. There are a few late 19 and early 20th century items, but the bulk of the collection is from the 1950s-1960s.

    Arrangement note

    The collection contains the following series:
    1. Companies (Boxes 1-4). Arranged alphabetically, by name of the railroad.
    2. Railroad Organizations and Publishers (Boxes 4-6). Arranged alphabetically by name or title of publication.
    3. Oversize

      Boxed (Box 7).

      Rolled (8-9).

    Related Materials

    UCSB Special Collections:
    1. Myrick, David. Author of numerous books on railroads in the West.
    2. Romaine Trade Catalog Collection. Catalogs on railroad supplies.
    3. Wyles Collection. Printed materials relating to the role of the railroads in the Civil War and the development of the West, including transcontinental railroads.
    Other Institutions:
    1. California State Archives.
    2. California State Railroad Museum.
    3. Minnesota Historical Society. Great Northern Railway materials.

    Processing Information

    Processed and arranged by D. Tambo, 2011.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    South Coast Railroad Museum
    Annual reports
    Ephemera (general)
    Magazines (periodicals)
    Maps (documents)
    Railroads--North America