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Transcontinental Railroad Collection

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Collection Overview

Collection Inventory+/-

Content Description

Collection Use

Administrative Information

Subjects

Collection Overview +/-

Title: Transcontinental Railroad Collection
Dates: 1896 (inclusive)
Collection Number: P 056
Summary: Reproductions of photographs of the building of the Transcontinental Railroad, 1869, and of some individuals who were involved with it. Includes the classic photograph taken at the site of the driving of the Golden Spike, accredited to photographer Charles R. Savage, but actually taken by photographer, Andrew J. Russell.
Repository: Stewart Library Special Collections
Address:
Weber State University
2901 University Circle
Ogden UT 84408

Collection Inventory +/-

Box 1: Photographs

1 Union Pacific Railroad box cars and construction boss, Jack Casement in the foreground. Black and white, 8" x 10'.

2 Construction train at Granite Canyon. Black and white, 8" x 10".

3 Union Pacific private railroad car with Silas Seymour; consulting engineer, Sidney Dillon; director, T.C. Durant; and director, John Duff. Black and white, 8" x 10".

4 Beginning of the driving of the Golden Spike ceremony at Promontory, Utah. Black and white, 8" x 10".

5 After the Golden Spike was driven, Promontory, Utah, May 1869. In this photograph, chief engineers Grenville Dodge of the Union Pacific Railroad and Sam Monta- gue of the Central Pacific Railroad shake hands. Black and white, 8" x 10".

Content Description +/-

Reproductions of photographs of the building of the Transcontinental Railroad, 1869, and of some individuals who were involved with it. Includes the classic photograph taken at the site of the driving of the Golden Spike, accredited to photographer Charles R. Savage, but actually taken by photographer, Andrew J. Russell.

Collection Use +/-

Restrictions on Access:

Open to public research.

Administrative Information +/-

Arrangement:

This collection is arrranged by subject group.

Processing Note:

This collection was processed by a Special Collections processor.

Creator:

Russell, Andrew

Language:

Collection materials are in English.

Sponsor:

Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Quantity:

1 box

Language of the Finding Aid:

Finding guide is in English in Latin script.

Author of the Finding Aid:

Finding aid created by Sarah Langsdon.

EAD Creation Date:

2011

Standard:

Finding aid based on DACS (Describing Archives: A Content Standard).

Subjects +/-

Subject Terms:

Images
Material Types
Golden Spike National Historic Site (Utah)
Railroads
Promontory Point (Utah)
Union Pacific Railroad

Personal Names:

Russell, Andrew

Geographical Names:

Ogden, Utah

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