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Railroads -- Arkansas

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:

Arkansas Railroad Depot Collection

Identifier: MC 698
Scope and Content Note A set of 175 black and white picture postcards, all of them photographic prints, of railroad depots in Arkansas. A colored halftone post card of the Camp Pike, Little Rock, warehouses is also included. All the postcards are 3 1/2" x 5 1/2". All the railroad depot postcards are black and white photographic prints on Kodak (usually) "photo post card" stock. All are identified on the front of the postcard with at least the name of the town. Usually the name of the railroad and the...
Dates: ca 1920-1984

Bentonville Railroad Executive Committee Records

Identifier: MC 997
Scope and Content Note

Transactions of an executive committee of concerned northwest Arkansas businessmen who wished to establish a railroad from Bentonville to Oklahoma and points west. The proposed railroad was eventually acquired by the Arkansas and Oklahoma Railroad.

Dates: 1895-1898

Bob and Patty Besom Collection

Identifier: MC 1758
Scope and Content Note The collection contains Arkansas historical materials collected by Bob and Patty Besom. Series I, The University of Arkansas News Bureau files, contains a variety of material focused on contemporary University activities. Included are printed, typed, or hand-written press releases, communications from faculty, staff and media, newspaper clippings, research material, and drafts of stories. Series II, Union Saw Mill Material, contains materials pertaining to the Union Saw Mill...
Dates: circa 1759-2019

Herbert Earle Buchanan Family Papers

Identifier: MS B85
Scope and Content Note Series 1 contains 33 items of correspondence. Twenty of the 24 letters dated 1857-1898 are to James Albert Buchanan, and pertain to land, familial, and other affairs of the Buchanan family of Washington County, Ark., especially to the role of County Surveyor J. A. Buchanan in work performed 1880-1881 for railroads under construction in the vicinity. Nine letters dated 1928-1929 pertain to Herbert Earle Buchanan's candidacy for presidency of Washington and Lee University; correspondencents...
Dates: 1837-1902, 1928-1929

"Peg Leg" Decker Photographs

Identifier: MC 1025
Scope and Content Note Glass plate negatives of businesses and people in Leslie (Searcy County), Arkansas, 1907-1921. At least some of the portraits in this collection were obviously taken outside houses, with a backdrop hung to make a "studio" portrait. Some images were identified by people attending a Homecoming at Leslie; their notes, from the photocopies, are included in contents descriptions. Unless otherwise noted, the plates are 6 1/2" x 8 1/2". Many, especially the portraits, have two images...
Dates: 1907-1921

DeGoeijen Scrapbook Photographs

Identifier: MC 1258
Scope and Content Note

Copy photographic prints of originals in the Museum of the Gulf Coast, Port Arthur, Texas. The photographs, mostly taken by DeGoeijen during visits along the KCS line in 1897 and 1927 include railroad engines, depots, bridges, and street scenes in Mena (Polk County) and DeQueen (Sevier County), Arkansas, and Beaumont and Port Arthur, Texas. Photographic prints.

Dates: 1897-1927

Jewell Swaim Erfurth Scrapbooks

Identifier: MC 1630
Scope and Content Note

Materials include two scrapbooks that contain correspondence regarding Mrs. Erfurth’s retirement, as well as photographs and memorabilia from her career at Missouri Pacific Railroad. The collection includes a letter dated January 7, 1911 from Senator Joseph T. Robinson to her father, Mr. Guy Swaim. The collection also includes her obituary.

Dates: 1911-1995

Eureka Springs Railway Research Materials

Identifier: MC 1769
Scope and Content Note

Materials include books, topographic maps, photographs, CD-ROMs, newspaper clippings, photographs, and railroad spikes.

Dates: 1969-2007

Fort Smith and Interurban Railroad Company

Identifier: qMS F771
Scope and Content Note

Corporation Comments

Prospectus, copy of application for incorporation, record of action taken on application by Arkansas State Board of Railroad Incorporation, articles of incorporation, list of subscribers to stock, and minutes of first stockholders' meeting of Fort Smith, Arkansas corporation. Documents are dated February 7 to February 11, 1910.

Dates: 1910

Hot Springs Street Railway Company Journal

Identifier: MC 578
Scope and Content Note

Monthly accounts of Hot Springs Street Railway Company, January 1, 1913-December 31, 1918.

Dates: 1913-1918

Thomas Chipman McRae Papers

Identifier: MS M244
Scope and Content Note Correspondence, speeches, clippings, essays, memoranda, pamphlets, reports, bulletins, receipts, invoices, minutes of meetings, legislative bills, lists, invitations, notes, broadsides, and other documents relating to the personal, familial, professional, business, political, and other affairs of McRae, banker, lawyer, and legislator, United States Congressman (1885-1903), and Governor of Arkansas (1921- 1924). The collection includes the papers, 1930-1938, of Thomas Chipman...
Dates: 1879–1938

Peters Family Papers

Identifier: MC 917
Scope and Content Note The papers pertain primarily to Arthur Nelson Peters (Jay Hale's grandfather) and his business, the Ball and Peters Railroad and General Contractors Company of Little Rock. The papers consist of three series--family papers, property records, and business records. Series 1, Family Papers, includes Peters family histories, an eyewitness account of the Battle of Shiloh during the Civil War, correspondence during World War I, military records, poems from the 1850's and 1860's, and...
Dates: 1854-1972

South by Southwest Collection

Identifier: MC 971
Scope and Content Note Letters, diaries, ledgers, legal documents, and printed items dealing with a wide variety of Arkansas subjects and people. In addition, fragile ledgers may be viewed on 2 reels of microfilm. Included are nine letters, written from 1866 to 1876 from Fort Smith (Sebastian County), Fayetteville (Washington County), Little Rock (Pulaski County), and Washington, D.C., by James E. Trott, George William Sellers, Charles Whiting Walker, Elias C. Boudinot, Margaret Waterson, James M....
Dates: 1828-1992

Farrell Stockslager "The Railroad in Harrison" Report

Identifier: MC 2417

Student report on the history and impact of railroads in Harrison, Arkansas.

Dates: 1982

Jesse Turner Correspondence

Identifier: MS T85
Scope and Content Note Letters and related material received by the Arkansas lawyer, jurist, legislator, and politician Jesse Turner, who was a pioneer settler in Van Buren, Arkansas, pertaining to his law practice there and to political and other affairs in Arkansas, especially as regards railroad development, Reconstruction, efforts to secure a federal appointment for William Minor Quesenbury, the duel between Solon Borland and Benjamin J. Borden, the creation of Franklin County, and Archibald Yell's campaign...
Dates: 1831-1917

Washington County Historical Society Collection

Identifier: MC 1368
Scope and Content Note The historical papers which comprise Series 1 were maintained to support historical and genealogical research at Headquarters House in Fayetteville, where the society has its offices and a historical museum. The original order of the files has been retained as far as possible, with some adjustments to provide easier access to the materials. There is great variation in the type and quantity of materials in these files, reflecting their existence in a continuing research and publishing...
Dates: circa 1833-1995

Lewie A. Watkins Papers

Identifier: MC 782
Scope and Content Note The collection consists of four photographs, a scrapbook pertaining to Watkins's many activities (including nine photographs and a number of postcards), and a minute book containing the records of the Missouri and Arkansas Railway Company (one of the successor corporations of the Missouri and North Arkansas Railroad Company). A newsletter included in the orginal collection, Oak Leaves (a publication of the Missouri and Arkansas Railroad Museum,...
Dates: ca. 1917-1981