Guide to the New York Central Railroad Valuation Negatives

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1072
Creators:
Grand Trunk Western Railroad Company
New York Central Railroad Company
Dates:
1914-1923
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
12 Cubic feet
36 boxes
Repository:
The collection consists of photographic negatives relating to a valuation study of the New York Central Railroad dating from 1914 to 1923.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Collection consists of over 3,500 photographic negatives relating to a valuation study of the New York Central Railway. These materials include images of bridges, structures, stations, railroad cars, and other subjects. Certain negatives also capture glimpses of everyday life including families outside of company-owned housing, railroad employees at work, busy city scenes, advertisements, automobiles, and in some cases, the surveyors at work. The negatives begin with valuation survey number twenty-seven and end with 145. These negatives date from 1914 to 1923 with the bulk dating from 1916 to 1921. The negatives are arranged sequentially according to their valuation survey (VS) numbers, which denote specific geographic areas along the railway lines. Geographic locations were identified using copies of valuation survey maps from the Pennsylvania State Archives.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged into one series.

Administration
Author
Jade D'Addario, Vanessa Broussard-Simmons, and Justine Thomas
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Grand Trunk Western Railroad Company donated the collection in 1986.
Custodial History
Transferred to the Archives Center in 2007 by the Division of Work and Industry.
Processing Information
Collection processed by Jade D'Addario, intern, 2014; Anne Jones, volunteer, 2014; Eva Buchanan, intern, 2017; Stephanie Haeg, intern, 2017; Karalyn Glos,intern, 2018; Austin Knox, intern, 2018; and Justine Thomas, intern, 2018; supervised by Vanessa Broussard-Simmons, supervisory archivist.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is opened for research. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Preferred Citation
New York Central Railway Valuation Negatives, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction. Smithsonian Institution owns rights. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

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Interstate Commerce Commission Locomotive Inspection Reports (NMAH.AC.0241)
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Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Railroad bridges Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Railroad companies Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Railroad cars Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Railroads -- Trains Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Railroad stations Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Railroads -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Railroads Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- Black-and-white negatives -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Work and Industry Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering 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