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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Interstate Commerce Commission Minutes, 1925



Descriptive Summary

Creator: United States. Interstate Commerce Commission.
Title: Interstate Commerce Commission Minutes
Dates: 1925
Abstract: Comprising a transcript and an application, the Interstate Commerce Commission Minutes, 1925, concern the San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railway Company’s requests to build a rail line from Edinburg to Harlingen, Texas, and to extend its line from Falfurrias to the Mexican border.
Extent: 5 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Established by the Interstate Commerce Act of 1887, the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) regulated the rates and services of carriers transporting passengers or freight from state to state. Created to fight growing railroad monopolies, its jurisdiction was later extended to include trucking, pipelines, and more. By the 1970s, trucking had turned interstate transport into a model of efficiency, causing the Carter administration to eliminate most of the ICC’s power. In December 1995, the ICC was abolished and replaced by the Surface Transportation Board.

Source:

Gordon, John Steele. “R.I.P., ICC.” American Heritage Vol. 47, Issue 3 (1996): 22-23.

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Scope and Contents

Comprising a transcript and an application, the Interstate Commerce Commission Minutes, 1925, concern the San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railway Company’s requests to build a rail line from Edinburg to Harlingen, Texas, and to extend its line from Falfurrias to the Mexican border. The application details the company’s plan, and the transcript documents testimony at an ICC hearing for the request.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railway Company
United States. Interstate Commerce Commission. -- Archives
Subjects
Railroads -- Freight -- Rates -- Texas
Railroads -- Texas
Railroads -- Mexican-American Border Region

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Interstate Commerce Commission Meeting Minutes, 1925, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2J107 Official stenographer's minutes before the Interstate Commerce Commission finance docket number 4823 and 5005
Application of San Antonio and Aransas Pass RY County, October 5, 1925 - October 9, 1925

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