Guide to the Railroad History Collection of America

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1327
Creators:
Perrin, Francis
Mathis-Oster, Patricia
Jiranek, Andrew
Amtrak
ConRail
Dates:
1922-2000
bulk 1968-1990
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
13 Cubic feet
13 boxes
Repository:
The collection documents railroad ephemera, primarily relating to Amtrak and Conrail.

Content Description
Content Description
The collection contains photographs, internal documents such as safety and procedures manuals, employee copies of schedules, a scrapbook of clippings and photographs, brochures, timetables, advertising, "consists" (i.e., listings of which types of cars were on each train and in what order), maintenance regulations, track charts, publications such as annual reports, maps, etc. The collection relates almost entirely to Amtrak and Conrail. A file on fellow railroad collector and enthusiast is also included.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Collection is unarranged.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection is unprocessed.
Author
Archives Center Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection had been the property of Railroad History Collection of America, Inc., which was liquidated after the death of the corporation's owner, Frank Perrin. The collection was donated to the Archives Center in 2014 by the heir, Patricia Mathis-Oster, through attorney Andrew Jiranek, Receiver.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
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.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Advertisements Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Annual reports Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brochures Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Charts Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Color photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manuals Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Maps Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Railroad companies Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Railroad engineers Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Railroad trains Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Railroads Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Railroads -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Railroads -- Employees Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Railroads -- History Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Schedules Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Technical manuals Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Timetables Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Perrin, Francis Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mathis-Oster, Patricia Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jiranek, Andrew Personal 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