The Paul Shoup collection contains some 7,500 items, by rough estimate, and covers primarily his terms as president and vice
chairman of the Southern Pacific Company between 1929 and 1938. There are some items dated 1928 and some pertaining to Southern
Californians, Inc., which he joined after retiring from Southern Pacific in 1938. There are also a few items dated as late
as 1945 and 1946. The collection is made up, in part, of personal and business correspondence, various business papers and
reports, minutes of meetings of stockholders and boards of directors, financial statements, annual reports, governmental and
Congressional documents, Depression relief proposals, clippings, memos, and Shoup's own articles and addresses.
Paul Shoup, son of Timothy and Sarah Sumner Shoup, was born in San Bernardino, California on January 8, 1874. While still
in school, he worked delivering newspapers and later as a local correspondent for a Los Angeles paper. He was graduated from
San Bernardino High School in 1891 and afterwards obtained a clerical job in the mechanical department of the Atchinson, Topeka
and Santa Fe Railway at San Bernardino.
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