Guide to the Erie Railroad Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1082
Creators:
Erie Railroad Company
ConRail
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Olevsky, Walter
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Dates:
ca. 1880-1980.
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
57 Cubic feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
1978 acquisition: Six hundred sixty eight (668) glass negatives relating to the Erie Railroad Company. Subjects include stations, train cars, railroad employees, employees' recreational activities, ferries, construction, street scenes, and resort hotels. 1987 acquisition: A collection of drawings of structures built by the various railroads which, at the time of the donation, constituted the Consolidated Rail Corporation. Included are linen tracings, blueprints, and mechanical copies. 2007 Transfer: Approximately two cubic feet of photoprints made from negatives in the Erie Railroad Collection.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Chartered in 1835, the Erie Railroad operated in New York State, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, originally connecting New York City with Lake Erie. It eventually expanded westward to Cleveland and Chicago. In 1960 the Erie merged with the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad to form the Erie Lackawanna Railroad, becoming part of Conrail in 1976.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection is unprocessed.
Author
NMAH Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisiton
Walter Olevsky,,Purchase.,ACNMAH 1082; Nonacc. No. 1978.0074.
Immediate Source of Acquisiton
Donated by Conrail in 1987 to the National Museum of American History's Division of Engineering and Industry.

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.,Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Preferred Citation
Erie Railroad Collection, ca. 1860-1980, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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.

Ownership and Custodial History
Ownership and Custodial History
Transferred to the Archives Center by the Division of Work and Industry in 2007.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Blueprints Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Railroads -- Buildings and structures Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Railroads -- Employees Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Railroads -- Rolling-stock Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mechanical drawings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tracings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Railroad tracksdrawings Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Railroad stations -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Glass negatives Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Railroads -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Railroads -- 19th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- 19th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drawings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
ConRail Corporate Name 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