Scope and Content
Title: Fremont Ackerman Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1890-1945
Collection number: 312
Extent: 62 boxes (31 linear ft.)
92 oversize folders
4 oversize boxes
University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Fremont Ackerman worked as an engineer for the Northern Pacific Railroad Company in Montana. He later established his own
business as a civil engineer and surveyor in the Southern California area. The collection consists of field books, maps, drawings,
correspondence, and business papers related to Fremont Ackerman's work with the construction of the Northern Pacific Railroad
in Montana and his activities as a civil engineer and surveyor in the Los Angeles region.
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.
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copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds
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Provenance/Source of Acquisition
Gift of William Coit Ackerman and Ruth Lovilla Ackerman, 1955.
[Identification of item], Fremont Ackerman Papers (Collection 312). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research
Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
Ackerman graduated from Ohio State University in 1883; worked as an engineer for the Northern Pacific Railroad Company in
Montana; moved to Los Angeles, California, and established his own business as a civil engineer and surveyor in the Southern
Scope and Content
Collection consists of field books, maps, drawings, correspondence, and business papers related to engineer Fremont Ackerman.
Materials relate to his work with the construction of the Northern Pacific Railroad in Montana and his activities as a civil
engineer and surveyor in the Los Angeles region. Topics include land and water companies in Arizona and California and real
estate development in Southern California. Includes surveys conducted by Ackerman for the Lucky Baldwin estate, William Wolfskill
rancho, Abbot Kinney's Venice in America project, and the property of William Andrews Clark.
Northern Pacific Railroad Company.
Railroad engineers--Montana--Archival resources.
Civil engineers--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.
Surveyors--California, Southern--Archival resources.
Real estate development--California, Southern.