Preliminary Inventory to the Wilbur L. Metz Collection of Railroad Ephemera

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1172
Creators:
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company
Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad Company
Reading Company
United Transportation Union
Pennsylvania Railroad.
Western Maryland Railway Company
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Brotherhood of Railway Carmen of America
Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen (U.S.)
Chessie System, inc.
ConRail
Metz, Wilbur L.
Dates:
1910-1986
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.3 Cubic feet
4 boxes
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Printed materials collected by Metz during his railroad career, including timetables, rule books, operational manuals, safety manuals, labor union materials, regulations, Metz' IDs and certifications, blank company forms, company newsletters, and internal memoranda and correspondence. The papers relate to several railroads: Western Maryland Railway Company, the Reading Co., Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad, Pennsylvania Railroad, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company, the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad, and Conrail. Unions for which papers are included in the collection are the United Transportation Union, the Brotherhood of Railway Carmen, and the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen.

Arrangement
Arrangement
9 series: Series 1, Western Maryland Railway Company; Series 2, Reading Company; Series 3, Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad; Series 4, Pennsylvania Railroad; Series 5, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad; Series 6, Chessie System; Series 7, ConRail; Series 8, Labor Union materials; Series 9: Miscellaneous papers, relating to various companies.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Railroad brakeman.

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
UNPROCESSED COLLECTION.
Restrictions on Access
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
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
Wilbur L. Metz Collection of Railroad Ephemera, 1910-1986, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.

Ownership and Custodial History
Ownership and Custodial History
Transferred from the Transportation Collections in 2009.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Memoranda Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Labor unions Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pamphlets -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Railroad companies Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Transportation Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Railroads -- Employees Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Railroads -- Maryland Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Correspondence -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Forms (documents) Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Letters Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Instructional materials Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manuals Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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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