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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Note to the Researcher

University of Texas Arlington

Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific Railway Company Accident Record Book:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific Railway Company.
Title: Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific Railway Company Accident Record Book
Inclusive Dates: 1904-1905
Abstract: Originally chartered in Illinois in 1847 as the Rock Island and LaSalle Railroad Company, the road was renamed Chicago and Rock Island Railroad Company in 1851, the Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific Railroad Company in 1866, and the Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific Railway Company in 1880. In Texas, three main Rock Island routes crossed the state through Fort Worth, Dallas, Houston, Galveston, Dalhart, Memphis, and Amarillo. This Rock Island record book contains information about railway accidents involving injury to an employee, passenger, or other individual, in Texas and New Mexico between March 15, 1904, and July 7, 1905. Reports include date, time, location, and cause of the accident; information regarding the injured party; and an alphabetical index of persons injured.
Identification: AR462, OS390
Extent: 1 oversize box (0.3 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library

Historical Note

Originally chartered in Illinois in 1847 as the Rock Island and LaSalle Railroad Company, the road was renamed Chicago and Rock Island Railroad Company in 1851, the Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific Railroad Company in 1866, and the Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific Railway Company in 1880. In Texas, three main Rock Island routes crossed the state through Fort Worth, Dallas, Houston, Galveston, Dalhart, Memphis, and Amarillo.

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Scope and Contents

This Rock Island record book contains information about railway accidents involving injury to an employee, passenger, or other individual, in Texas and New Mexico between March 15, 1904, and July 7, 1905. Reports include date, time, location, and cause of the accident; information regarding the injured party; and an alphabetical index of persons injured.

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Restrictions

Access

Open for research.

Literary Rights Statement

Permission to publish, reproduce, distribute, or use by any and all other current or future developed methods or procedures must be obtained in writing from Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library. All rights are reserved and retained regardless of current or future development or laws that may apply to fair use standards.

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Index Terms

These materials are indexed under the following headings in the catalog of The University of Texas at Arlington Library. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Organizations
Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific Railway Company--Records and correspondence.
Subjects
Railroad accidents. New Mexico.
Railroad accidents. Texas.
Alternate Titles
Texas Labor Archives.

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Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift of Barbara Gray, August 7, 1992.

Citation

Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific Railway Company Accident Record Book, AR462, OS390, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library.

Acquisition

Gift, 1992.

Accessioned as number 92-36.

Processing Information

The collection was processed by Tara Kirk in spring 2005.

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 Note to the Researcher 

Please exercise a great deal of care in handling this volume. It is large and bulky, and the spine is loose.

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