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Overview

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Arrangement of the Collection

Restrictions

Access Terms

Administrative Information

For additional material on the life of Samuel Vauclain, see:

Description of Series

Notebooks and Journals, 1876-1920

Reports on Foreign Production, circa 1920

Correspondence Concerning Foreign Business and Foreign Sales Reports, 1919-1928

Correspondence and Reports of Domestic Sales, 1919-1928

Orders, Estimates, and Other Business Records, 1910-1928

Baldwin Locomotive Works correspondence with New York, Boston, and Other Offices, 1876-1938

Employment Memorabilia, Speeches, and Correspondence, 1893-1936

Advertisements and Clippings, 1891-1928

Photographs, Drawings, Portraits, and Illustrations

Oversize Materials

Southern Methodist University

Samuel M. Vauclain papers

A Guide to the Collection



Overview

Creator: Vauclain, Samuel M. (Samuel Matthews), 1856-1940.
Title: Samuel M. Vauclain papers
Inclusive Dates: 1856-1940
Abstract: Samuel Matthews Vauclain was a lifelong employee of the Baldwin Locomotive Works Company. He was a locomotive manufacturer, inventor, salesman, and international businessman. One of his many achievements was the invention of the compound locomotive in 1889. The collection contains business and personal notebooks, business correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, charts, and sketches. Approximately 90% of the collection concerns Vauclain's business career with the other 10% pertaining to his personal life. Of the business papers about half relate to Baldwin Locomotive Works' foreign affairs.
Accession No: A1980.0220
Extent: 15 boxes (15 linear feet)
Language: Material is in English
Repository DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University

Biographical Note

In 1832 Mathias Baldwin constructed the “first practical locomotive built and run in Pennsylvania” with the help of a railroad mechanic named Andrew Constant Vauclain. By 1856 Vauclain had risen to become a roundhouse foreman for the Pennsylvania Railroad. With the promotion came an increase in pay, but it also forced Vauclain to separate from his family. In February 1856 he left hi s children and his wife, Mary A. Vauclain, who was five months pregnant, and he relocated to Altoona, Pennsylvania. Shortly after the birth of a son, Samuel, she moved the family from Port Richmond to Altoona, the center of Pennsylvania Railroad Company operations and the place of Samuel M. Vauclain’s rearing and education.

Samuel Matthews Vauclain (May 18, 1856 – February 4, 1940) gradually acquired his father’s taste for locomotives and quickly ascended from the lower ranks of the railroad production community to become a locomotive manufacturer, inventor, salesman, and international businessman. When he turned 16 S. M. Vauclain decided not to attend college and, with his father’s help, found employment in the repair shops of the Pennsylvania Railroad. The next year he signed a four-year indenture contract with the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. When the period of indenture ended in 1877, Vauclain was promoted to Assistant Foreman. The $150-200 per month salary allowed Vauclain to provide for a family, and on April 17, 1879, Vauclain married Annie Kearney of Altoona.

At the age of 24 Samuel Vauclain was earning a decent salary and living with his wife in a newly constructed home outside of Altoona. Vauclain's big opportunity came when he was offered a position as engine inspector for sixty locomotives being constructed at the Baldwin Locomotive Works in Philadelphia. Vauclain impressed the employers at the plant with his attention to detail. Thus, when a position fell vacant in 1883 for the general foreman of the 17th Street shops, Vauclain was offered the job. From that day in 1883 until the end of his life in 1940, Samuel Vauclain worked for the Baldwin Locomotive Works Company.

Vauclain moved up the promotion ladder quickly at Baldwin Locomotive Works. He soon became Superintendent of the 17th Street Shops. Later he was hired as the Superintendent of Equipment, and by the age of 30 Vauclain was the General Superintendent of the Baldwin Locomotive Works. In January 1896 Vauclain was asked to become a member of the board of directors.

During his early years at the Baldwin Locomotive Works Vauclain also engineered locomotive engine prototypes and first of a kind electrical machinery. He was one of the first men to apply to processes of heavy equipment and in 1889 Vauclain invented the compound locomotive. Also in 1902 he performed developmental work on the balanced compound.

Vauclain’s hard-working attitude and inventive spirit earned him the position of Vice President in 1911. As V.P. and later Senior V.P. (1917), Vauclain was responsible for the sale of locomotive engines and locomotive parts to Allied nations during World War I. His performance in Europe was exemplary and in May 1919 after Alba Johnson’s Death, Vauclain was appointed president of the Baldwin Locomotive Works. As president Vauclain continued to negotiate sales of locomotives with near-bankrupt European countries.

By 1929 Vauclain had witnessed the construction of the 60,000 locomotive built by Baldwin. With the onset of the Great Depression he organized the cross-country trek of the “Prosperity Special.” Nonetheless, with his wife’s health ailing, Vauclain decided to resign as President of the Baldwin Locomotive Works at the age of 73. He was appointed the Chairman of the Board and served in that position until his death in 1940. At the time of his death, Baldwin Locomotive Works was enjoying its most prosperous period. Just 16 years later all work was suspended.

Vauclain performed many duties outside of his business environment. Samuel and Annie Vauclain parented six children; two, Sam, Jr., and Constance, died at an early age. Samuel Vauclain was a faithful member of the Republican Party and also a member and/or director of over 50 other organizations. Vauclain received his numerous honorary degrees, decorations, and awards, and was president of the Bryn Mawr Children’s Hospital. He and Annie most enjoyed gardening at their “Broadlawn” estate in Rosemont, Delaware County.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Samuel M. Vauclain Collection consists of approximately 15 cubic feet of material which dates from 1872 until 1938. Within the collection there are business and personal notebooks, business correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, charts, and sketches. Approximately 90% of the collection concerns Vauclain's business career with the other 10% pertaining to his personal life. Of the business papers about half relate to Baldwin Locomotive Works' foreign affairs.

The collection includes a copy of Vauclain's indenture contract with Pennsylvania Railroad, correspondence and photographs with European heads of state, correspondence concerning domestic and foreign business, propaganda on the "Prosperity Special," numerous speeches and magazine articles, and sketches and correspondence concerning Vauclain's innnovations.

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Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is organized into ten series:
Series I: Notebooks and Journals, 1876-1920
Series II: Reports on Foreign Production, circa 1920
Series III: Correspondence Concerning Foreign Business and Foreign Sales Reports, 1919-1928
Series IV: Correspondence and Reports of Domestic Sales, 1919-1928
Series V: Orders, Estimates, and Other Business Records, 1910-1928
Series VI: Baldwin Locomotive Works correspondence with New York, Boston, and Other Offices, 1876-1938
Series VII: Employment Memorabilia, Speeches, and Correspondence, 1893-1936
Series VIII: Advertisements and Clippings, 1891-1928
Series IX: Photographs, Drawings, Portraits, and Illustrations
Series X: Oversize Materials, 1883-1912

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Restrictions

Access to Collection:

Collection is open for research use.

Publication Rights:

Permission to publish materials must be obtained from the Director of the DeGolyer Library.

Copyright Statement:

Copyright restrictions may apply.

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Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following terms in the Southern Methodist University Libraries' online catalog. Researchers desiring related materials may search the catalog using these terms.
Baldwin Locomotive Works
Pennsylvania Railroad
Mechanical engineers--United States
Railroads--United States--History
Locomotives, Compound

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Papers and printed material of Samuel M. Vauclain, DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University

Processing Information

The business and personal papers of Samuel M. Vauclain were given to the DeGolyer Foundation by the family of Samuel M. Vauclain, III in 1963. The DeGolyer Foundation’s assets were donated to Southern Methodist University in 1974 and became part of the DeGolyer Library Manuscript Collection.

Prepared by

Prepared by Alexander H. Lorch III, 1997

Encoded by

Cynthia Franco, 2006

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For additional material on the life of Samuel Vauclain, see:

Vauclain, Samuel M. and Earl Chapin May Steaming Up!: the Autobiography of Samuel M. Vauclain (New York: Brewer & Warren, 1930). DeGolyer Library Call Number TJ140.V3A3 1973.

Smith, Marvin W. Samuel M. Vauclain (1856-1940) Courageous Pioneer Believer in America! (New York: Newcomen Society of North America, 1952). DeGolyer Library Call Number TJ140.V3S6 1952.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I:
Notebooks and Journals, 1876-1920
3 boxes

Box Folder
1 Algebra Book, "Comments on the System and Shop Practices", Business Journals, and Newspaper Clippings
1 Algebra Book
2 "Comments on the System and Shop Practices"
3 Business Journal
4 Business Journal
5 Business Journal
6 Business Journal
7 Business Journal
Box Folder
2 Newspaper Clippings, Personal Notebook, Production Notebooks 1886-1913
1 Business Journal
2 Personal Notebook, 1882
3 Production Notebooks, 1886-1891
4 Production Notebooks, 1892-1896
5 Production Notebooks, 1897-1901
6 Production Notebooks, 1902-1906
7 Production Notebooks, 1907-1909
8 Production Notebooks, 1910-1913
Box Folder
3 Production Notebooks, Locomotive Journals, and Various Other Notebooks and Journals
1 Production Notebooks, 1914-1916
2 Production Notebooks, 1917-1918
3 Production Notebooks, 1918-1920
4 Notebooks and Locomotive Journals
5 Notebooks and Locomotive Journals
6 Notebooks and Locomotive Journals
7 Notebooks and Reports
8 Notebooks
9 Notebooks

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Series II:
Reports on Foreign Production, circa 1920
1 box

Box Folder
4 Reports on Foreign Production
1 Reports and Illustrations on Southeast Asia, the Pacific, and Russia
2 Reports and Illustrations on Europe, Siberia, Cuba, and Poland
3 Extracts from Minutes of a Foreign Sales Department Meeting and Reports on South America and Europe
4 Foreign Business Correspondence Concerning Russian Oil
5 Report of Oil in the Caucasus
6 Persian Caucasian Reports
7 Various Business Correspondence Concerning the Caucasian Railway
8 Financial Statements and Various Correspondence Concerning the Trans-Caucasian Railway
9 Report of Messrs, Danglards and Gruber of Their Study of the Trans-Caucasian Railway in Connection with the Export of Oil from Baku
10 Report of Messrs, Danglards and Gruber of Their Study of the Trans-Caucasian Railway in Connection with the Export of Oil from Baku
11 Correspondence, Newspaper Clippings, Telegrams, and Other Documents Concerning Persia
12 Correspondence, Newspaper Clippings, Telegrams, and Other Documents Concerning Persia
13 Correspondence, Newspaper Clippings, Telegrams, and Other Documents Concerning Persia and the Persian Railway
14 Correspondence, Newspaper Clippings, Telegrams, and Other Documents Concerning Persia and the Persian Railway
15 Correspondence and Other Documents Concerning Persia and the Persian Railway
16 Journal Concerning Business with the Trans-Caucasian Railway
17 Business Letters from M. Bunting and George Emerson Concerning Manchuria and the Trans-Siberian Railway

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Series III:
Correspondence Concerning Foreign Business and Foreign Sales Reports, 1919-1928
2 boxes

Box Folder
5 Correspondence Concerning Foreign Business and Reports Concerning Foreign Sales
1 Eight Page Letter Written in Kashmir, India to Samuel Vauclain from William Crozier
2 Correspondence Concerning Business in Rumania
3 Correspondence Concerning Samuel Vauclain's Trip to Poland, Rumania, and Serbia
4 Correspondence Concerning Rumania, Poland, and Russia
5 Documents Related to the Nationalization of the Mexican Railways
6 Correspondence Concerning Norway, 1921
7 Foreign Correspondence Concerning Persia
8 Letters and Business of the Foreign Sales Department
9 Letters and Business of the Foreign Sales Department
10 Letters and Business of the Foreign Sales Department
11 Letters and Business of the Foreign Sales Department
12 Letters and Business of the Foreign Sales Department
13 Letters and Business of the Foreign Sales Department
14 Letters and Business of the Foreign Sales Department
15 Letters and Business of the Foreign Sales Department
16 Letters and Business of the Foreign Sales Department
17 Business of the Foreign Sales Department
18 Letters and Business of the Foreign Sales Department
19 Letters and Business of the Foreign Sales Department
20 Letters and Business of the Foreign Sales Department
21 Letters and Business of the Foreign Sales Department
22 Correspondence Concerning Business with the Swiss Government
23 Letters from Samuel Vauclain to F. de St. Phalle and Further Notes from Samuel Vauclain to St. Phalle
24 Letter to Charles G. Hawley from Samuel Vauclain
Box Folder
6 More Correspondence Concerning Foreign Business and Reports Concerning Foreign Sales
1 Foreign Sales Notifications
2 Foreign Sales Orders
3 Foreign Sales Orders
4 Foreign Sales Reports
5 Foreign Sales Reports
6 Correspondence Concerning Orders Received
7 Foreign Sales Orders
8 Foreign Sales Department
9 Foreign Sales Reports
10 Foreign Sales Reports
11 Foreign Sales Reports
12 Foreign Sales Orders
13 Foreign Sales Correspondence Concerning Remington Arms Company and Russian Business
14 Correspondence Concerning a Trip to Europe and a Confidential Memorandum
15 Unidentified Letter Addressed to "My Dear Ned" Concerning a Trip to Bucharest
16 Correspondence and Other Information Concerning Cuba
17 Telegrams to Vauclain in Bermuda
18 Barter Situation with Eurasia
19 Correspondence Concerning Argentine State Railways
20 Locomotives Completed and Weekly Reports of Eddystone Plant
21 Correspondence Concerning the Remington Arms Company, Eddystone Plant, and Munitions Production
22 History of Eddystone
23 Various Correspondence Concerning Eddystone Munitions Corporation and the Eddystone Ammunition Corporation
24 Architectural Blueprints of Buildings at Eddystone, PA.
25 Correspondence Concerning Midvale Steel Co. and Unfinished Orders
26 Correspondence and Drawings Concerning Midvale Steel Comapny
27 Correspondence of the Midvale Company
28 Baldwin Locomotive Works' Agreements of Incorporation
29 Baldwin Locomotive Works General Bulletins
30 Correspondence of the Domestic Sales Department
31 Domestic Sales Department Orders for Steam and Electric Locomotives

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Series IV:
Correspondence and Reports of Domestic Sales, 1919-1928
1 box

Box Folder
7 Correspondence and Reports of the Domestic Sales Department
1 Correspondence Concerning Domestic Sales Orders
2 Weekly Reports of the Domestic Sales Department
3 Weekly Reports of the Domestic Sales Department
4 Weekly Reports of the Domestic Sales Department
5 Weekly Reports of the Domestic Sales Department
6 Weekly Reports of the Domestic Sales Department
7 Weekly Reports of the Domestic Sales Department
8 Weekly Reports of the Domestic Sales Department
9 Weekly Reports of the Domestic Sales Department
10 Weekly Reports of the Domestic Sales Department
11 Weekly Reports of the Domestic Sales Department
12 Weekly Reports of the Domestic Sales Department
13 Weekly Reports of the Domestic Sales Department
14 Weekly Reports of the Domestic Sales Department
15 Weekly Reports of the Domestic Sales Department
16 Weekly Reports of the Domestic Sales Department
17 Weekly Reports of the Domestic Sales Department
18 Weekly Reports of the Domestic Sales Department

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Series V:
Orders, Estimates, and Other Business Records, 1910-1928
1 box

Box Folder
8 Correspondence and Reports Concerning Orders Received, Shop Orders, Estimates, Extra Work, Employment, Traffic Dept., Drawing Room, Misc. Business
1 Value of Orders
2 Value of Orders
3 Value of Orders
4 Foreign and Domestic Sales' Weekly Estimates
5 Value of Orders
6 Foreign and Domestic Sales' Monthly Estimates
7 Foreign and Domestic Sales' Monthly and Weekly Estimates
8 Correspondence with A.B. Ehst Concerning Estimates and Orders
9 Correspondence of C.A. Bourgeois, Shop Works Manager, Concerning the Shipment of Locomotives
10 Shop Reports Including a "List of Railroad Inspectors at Baldwin Locomotive Works"
11 Shop Rules - 1910
12 Reports of the Extra Work Dept.
13 Employment Applications and Comments - 1919
14 Compensation Act Expenses
15 Inquiry from Pennsylvania State University Regarding Apprentices at Baldwin Locomotive Works
16 Liberty National Bank Survey
17 Weekly Reports of the Traffic Department
18 Payroll and Number of Employees
19 Transportation Data and Payroll Information for Cabinet Meetings
20 Weekly Reports of the Traffic Department
21 Weekly Reports of the Traffic Department
22 Correspondence Concerning the Drawing Room
23 Material and Supply Department Record for 1920
24 Miscellaneous Business Correspondence - 1919
25 Miscellaneous Business Correspondence - 1920
26 Miscellaneous Business Correspondence - 1921
27 Miscellaneous Business Correspondence - 1922
28 Miscellaneous Business Correspondence - 1923
29 Miscellaneous Business Correspondence - 1924
30 Miscellaneous Business Correspondence - 1925

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Series VI:
Baldwin Locomotive Works correspondence with New York, Boston, and Other Offices, 1876-1938
1 box

Box Folder
9 Correspondence between Baldwin Locomotive Works, the New York and Boston Office, and Other Companies
1 Three Telegrams and One Letter Concerning William F. Drysdal of Worthington Pump Company
2 New York and Boston Office Weekly Reports
3 New York and Boston Office Weekly Reports
4 New York and Boston Office Weekly Reports
5 New York and Boston Office Monthly Reports
6 New York and Boston Office Monthly Reports
7 New York Office Monthly Reports
8 New York Office Monthly Reports
9 Locomotives and Extra Parts Completed and Shipped
10 Total Expenditure for 1914
11 Business Correspondence Concerning the Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railroad Co.
12 Statement Showing the Amount of Business Secured from the Reading Railroad and the Amount of Freight Paid to this Railroad for the Years 1919 - 1925 Inclusive
13 Baldwin Locomotive Works - Standard Steel Works Co. Report
14 Minutes of the Eighteenth Annual Meeting of the Baldwin Locomotive Works Board of Directors
15 Annual Reports of Baldwin Locomotive Works
16 Baldwin Locomotive Works and the Depression of the 1930's
17 Correspondence Concerning Southwark Foundry Co.
18 Correspondence Concerning the Weir Auxiliary Machinery Co. and the Manufacture of their Products by Southwark Foundry Co.
19 Correspondence Concerning the Canadian Locomotive Company
20 Correspondence Concerning the London Underground Goods Railways
21 First Annual Report to the Stockholders of the Union Oil Company
22 Correspondence between J. Kruttschnitt of Southern Pacific Railroad and Baldwin Locomotive Works
23 Letter to Standard Steel Car Company
24 Correspondence to Commonwealth Steel Company
25 Correspondence with Standard Steel Works Company
26 Correspondence between Vauclain and U.S. Treasury Department
27 Correspondence between Vauclain and U.S. Treasury Secretary David Houston
28 Correspondence with the U.S. Navy
29 Correspondence with the U.S. War Department Concerning the Destruction of the Ammunition Plant in November 1915.
30 Correspondence with the U.S. War Department Concerning National Defense Day
31 Handwritten Letters
32 One Letter from S.M. Vauclain to Theodore Ely, June 11, 1883
33 Handwritten Report of S.M. Vauclain to Charles Parry
34 Handwritten Letters Addressed to S.M. Vauclain
35 Correspondence between Sir Hiram Maxim and S.M. Vauclain
36 Handwritten Letter from S.M. Vauclain to John H. Converse of Lehigh Valley Railroad
37 Summons and Lawsuit Filed by Francis King vs. Baldwin Locomotive Works
38 Letter of Congratulations to S.M. Vauclain from George H. Emerson on His Being Appointed President
39 Letter Recommending the John Scott Medal be Awarded to S.M. Vauclain
40 Sixty-Ninth (?) and Seventy-Second Birthday Greetings to Vauclain
41 Meeting Minutes and Announcement of S.M. Vauclain as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Baldwin Locomotive Works
42 Miscellaneous Baldwin Locomotive Works' Side Business in Chinese Silk
43 Correspondence between S.M. Vauclain and Pennsylvania Railroad
44 Correspondence between Sewall and S.M. Vauclain Concerning Harvard Economic Suggestions
45 Letter from S.M. Vauclain to A.B. Johnson and Others Concerning the Construction of Locomotives for Europe during World War I
46 Report of President Vauclain to the Board of Directors
47 Miscellaneous Correspondence
48 Letter from S.M. Vauclain to His Wife
49 Letter of Inquiry from J.N. Cru to S.M. Vauclain about Bryn Mawr
50 Correspondence between S.M. Vauclain and Daniel Willard, President of Baltimore & Ohio Railroad
51 Correspondence between S.M. Vauclain and Andrew Fletcher, President American Locomotive Company
52 Letter to Mrs. Thomas Wheelwright about Madeira-Mamore Railway
53 Correspondence between C.R. Gray of Union Pacific Railroad and S.M. Vauclain
54 Correspondence between Baldwin Locomotive Works and New York Central Railroad Company
55 Correspondence Concerning the International Conference of American States
56 Visitors to Baldwin Locomotive Works from the College of Engineering at Cornell University

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Series VII:
Employment Memorabilia, Speeches, and Correspondence, 1893-1936
1 box

Box Folder
10 Employment Memorabilia, Speeches, and Correspondence
1 Letter from Victor Veiga to S.M. Vauclain Concerning the Performance of Four Mikado-Type Locomotives
2 Queen & Co. Invoice to S.M. Vauclain
3 Log of the "Philadelphia" with Samuel Vauclain and Party to the South and Southwest
4 Letter to Alba Johnson from Undetermined Source
5 "Drew's Diary"
6 Speeches - Part I
7 Speeches - Part II
8 Speeches - Part III
9 Speeches - Part IV
10 "My Earliest Recollections of Railroading"
11 Address by Vauclain to Members of the Associated Industries of Massachusetts
12 Menu for the Get Together Banquet of the Sales Department
13 Invitation to the First Trip of the Seaboard Air Line Railways - Miami Extension
14 Letter to Judge Kennesaw "Mountain" Landis Regarding the Nomination of Governor Frank Lowden for President of the U.S.
15 Personal Employment Memorabilia of Samuel Vauclain

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Series VIII:
Advertisements and Clippings, 1891-1928
1 box

Box Folder
11 Advertisements, Newspaper Clippings, Magazines on Industry & Technical Innovations
1 Various Documentation Pertaining to Individual Locomotives
2 Documents Pertaining to the Turbine Locomotive Built for German State Railways
3 Baldwin Locomotive Works' Correspondence Concerning Diesel Locomotives
4 Correspondence Concerning "Split Cab" Engines
5 Description and Diagram of a Wheelan By-Pass Valve
6 Baldwin Locomotive Works' Correspondence Concerning Rhythmic Diagrams
7 Report on Compound Locomotive No. 595
8 Letter Concerning Boiler Explosions
9 Locomotive Test Papers
10 Report of an Oxy - Acetylene Cutting Test
11 Letter from John Nicholson
12 Correspondence Concerning Slide Valves
13 Correspondence Concerning the Automatic Lock Nut
14 Southern Pacific Two-Flow Engine Changes
15 Correspondence between Baldwin Locomotive Works and Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company
16 Letters Concerning James Vauclain, Inventor
17 Sketch and Correspondence Concerning the Coleman Pump
18 "The Great Value of the Avery Process"
19 Correspondence Concerning Engine #60000
20 Report on Performance of 1950 Class Engines of Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe
21 Parts' and Engines' Measurements
22 Innovations - Telephone
23 Fuel Conservation
24 Correspondence Concerning Fireboxes
25 Innovations - Jacob's Equalizer
26 Blueprint of U.S. Metallic Packing Rings for Piston Rods
27 The Baldwin Locomotive Works - Internal Combustion Locomotives, Record No. 85
28 Newspaper Clippings, Magazine Articles, and Letters to S.M. Vauclain
29 Letter from S.M. Vauclain to Bernard Baruch
30 Magazines Reporting on Industry and S.M. Vauclain
31 Baldwin Locomotive Works' Advertisements
32 Baldwin Locomotive Works' Advertisements
33 Baldwin Locomotive Works' Advertisements
34 "Coming Events" Newsletter and Letter from the Editor to S.M. Vauclain
35 Girard's Letter and Girard's Column in Wall Street Journal Pertaining to Baldwin Locomotive Works
36 Propaganda and Newspaper Reports Concerning the "Prosperity Special"
37 Prosperity Special Newspaper Clip-outs
38 Letter Written by S.M. Vauclain while Aboard the Prosperity General in the Southwestern United States

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Series IX:
Photographs, Drawings, Portraits, and Illustrations
1 box

Box Folder
12 Photographs, Drawings, Portraits, and Illustrations
1 Dry Glass Plate Photograph Negative of a Young Samuel Vauclain
2 Sketch of Driver Wheels and Axles
3 Photographs of the Plant and Plant Employees
4 Photographs of Railroad Track and Scenery
5 Photograph of S.M. Vauclain and Charles E. Keck, President of New York Rotary Club
6 Framed Sketch of a Baldwin Compound Locomotive Engine
7 Photograph of the "Puffing Billy" Engine
8 Photographs Labelled "The Baldwin Locomotive Works, Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A."
9 Newspaper Clippings of Vauclain and His Family
10 Photographs of Locomotive Engines
11 Shop Photographs
12 World War I - U.S. Navy Photographs
13 Warsaw Photographs
14 Framed Silk Woven Portrait of "The First Train"
15 Photographs of the Shop and Detail Parts
16 Letters and Photographs from Goerge Haggerty to Vauclain
17 Photographs of Eddystone
18 Unidentified Photograph of an engine, three workers, and four dignitaries
19 Commonwealth Steel Co. Photographs
20 Five Blueprint Drawings of Baldwin Engines
21 Book of Engine Photographs
22 Photographs of a Mexican Electric Car and a Letter from Vauclain to His Daughter
23 India Photographs
24 Photographs of Shop Machinery and Detail Parts
25 Photograph of Mathias William Baldwin
26 Photographs of Diesel and Steam Engines
27 Photographs Before and After the Ammunition Depot Explosion on November 5, 1915

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Series X:
Oversize Materials
2 boxes

Box Folder
13x Oversize Material
1 Photograph of Machinery
2 Airplane View of Baldwin Locomotive Works Plant at Eddystone
3 Two Photographs of Historic Engines
4 Caricature Drawing of William P. Henszey
5 Two Photographs of the Erecting Shop
6 Russian Chart
7 Charts and Graphs Concerning Locomotive Construction
8 Baldwin Locomotive Works 1912 Calendar
9 Compound Engine Figures
10 Letter from S.M. Vauclain to Burnham, Williams & Company
11 German Newspaper Clipping on the Prosperity Special
12 Advertisement for the Prosperity Special in Campbell, Texas
13 Detail Blueprints
14 Drawing of Prosperity Special by F. Wilkinson
Box Folder
14x Oversize Material
Newspaper Clippings in a Bound Journal
Box Folder
15x Oversize Material
Newspaper Clippings in a Bound Journal

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