Guide to the Lehigh Valley Railroad Records

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1046
Creators:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Lehigh Valley Railroad Company
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Dates:
1882-1936.
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
3.25 Cubic feet
10 boxes
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Papers and photographs relating to the infrastructure of the Lehigh Valley Railroad, including correspondence, blueprints, inspection reports, plat books, and photographs of tracks and bridges. .

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
The Lehigh Valley Railroad was incorporated in 1846 as the Delaware, Lehigh, Schuylkill and Susquehanna Railroad Company. In 1853, the name was changed to Lehigh Valley Railroad. It was one of a number of railroads built in the northeastern United States primarily to haul anthracite coal.

Administration
Processing Information
Processed by Mark Seggal (volunteer) and Franklin Robinson Jr., archivist; supervised by Vanessa Broussard Simmons, archivist, 2010.
Author
NMAH Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisiton
Collection donated by Division of Work and Industry,,National Museum of American History, 12th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20560.

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.,Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Preferred Citation
Lehigh Valley Railroad Records, 1882-1936, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.

Related Archival Materials
Additional Lehigh Valley Railroad Company Records are at the Pennsylvania State Archives.

Ownership and Custodial History
Ownership and Custodial History
Transferred to the Archives Center by the Division of Work and Industry, National Museum of American History. Original provenance unknown.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Photographs -- 1920-1940 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Railroad bridges Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Correspondence Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Payrolls Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Blueprints Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reports Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Railroads -- Pennsylvania Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Railroads -- Maintenance and repair Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Railroads -- Buildings and structures Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Railroad tracks Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Railroad companies -- Pennsylvania Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives