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Century of Progress Exposition brochures and postcards, 1909-1933

Five printed exhibition brochures and six postcards from the 1933 Century of Progress Exposition in Chicago, together with a 1909 postcard showing Madison St. from LaSalle St. One brochure highlights Italian progress under Mussolini, and the remainder of the brochures and postcards are from railr...

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Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Advertising Department, 1850s-1960s

Administrative files, advertising copy, press kits, budgets, and subject files relating to the promotion of the railroad. Forms part of the

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Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Auditor's Office, 1855-1914

Financial records (Ledgers, Journals, Construction Accounts, and Miscellaneous Accounts) of the CB&Q Railroad Company. Mostly detailed financial records kept in large ledger books. Forms part of the

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Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Aurora Laboratory Records, 1876-1906

Reports and minutes of the engineers and scientists working at the CB&Q’s testing laboratories in Aurora, Illinois. Includes results from their testing a variety of materials and substances for their suitability for use in manufacturing rails, train car parts, and various structures. Forms part o...

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Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Burlington & Missouri River Railroad in Iowa, 1852-1919

Correspondence, reports, circulars, securities, and other miscellaneous materials related to the Burlington and Missouri River Railroad-Iowa (B&MRR-Iowa), incorporated in 1852 and leased to the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company (CB&Q) in 1872. Includes materials related to incorporati...

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Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Burlington & Missouri River Railroad in Nebraska, 1850-1918

Correspondence, contracts, financial records, and other materials related to the Burlington & Missouri River Railroad in Nebraska (B&MRR-Nebraska), incorporated in 1869 and taking over all Nebraska property of the Burlington & Missouri River Railroad in Iowa, as well as the Nebraska land grant gi...

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Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Correspondence, 1857-1918

Incoming and outgoing letters of Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company (CB&Q) executives, members of the board, lawyers, and other employees. Content covers virtually all aspects of railroad management, including financial and legal matters, expansion and acquisition, relations with other...


Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Correspondence by Office, 1875-1909

Correspondence between Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company (CB&Q) officers and directors, organized by Boston or Chicago office of origin. Content includes railroad extensions, construction, salaries, financial issues, strikes, and other aspects of company management. Forms part of the

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Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Decade Subject File, 1856-1935

Correspondence, statements, reports, and other papers related to different aspects of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company (CB&Q) operations, grouped by decade: 1860, 1870, 1880, 1890, and 1900. Each decade comprises a separate series, and subseries within each decade follow the same...

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Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - General Passenger Traffic Department Records, 1924-1965

The General Passenger Traffic Department ensured the quality and reliability of the passenger travelers' experience, and promoting tourism as well as business travel along the routes of the CB&Q. Records include administrative files relating to specific passenger trains, or to railroad operations...

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Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Historical and Printed Materials, 1849-1999

Official and unofficial histories of the company, annual reports, in-house newsletters, circulars, scrapbooks, timetables, pamphlets, and research files produced by the CB&Q and its historians. Forms part of the

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Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Land Department, 1852-1934

Correspondence, reports, maps, plats, promotional material, ledgers, legal and financial volumes, contracts, applications, and some drawings pertaining to the examination and sale of lands granted to the CB&Q by Federal land grant acts. Most of the lands were sold for farming, in Iowa, Nebraska, ...

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Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Maps, Blueprints, and Drawings, 1870-1971

Printed maps, manuscript maps, technical blueprints, and drawings produced by the CB&Q and its affiliated lines. Forms part of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records.

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Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Master Mechanic's Records, 1886-1966

Meeting minutes and scattered subject files relating to the Master Mechanics Association of the CB&Q. The association was formed to make recommendations to the management about construction, maintenance, and repair of all rail cars, equipment, tools, and rail lines. Forms part of the

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Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Office of the President, 1924-1955

Materials created and collected by Ralph Budd (1879-1962), who was the president of the CB&Q from 1932 to 1949. Includes correspondence with President Franklin D. Roosevelt, administrative files, and Federal Coordinator of Transportation Files. Forms part of the

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Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Other Corporations, 1820-1964

Railroads and other interests built or acquired by CB&Q as the company advanced west of the Mississippi, expanding the empire throughout the Midwest and western states. Most series include a volume of corporate records detailing articles of incorporation, meeting minutes, resolutions, and notice ...

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Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Personal Papers, 1862-1934

Collections of correspondence, memorabilia, and photographs of three people related to the CB&Q but whose papers do not constitute part of the records of the company. Includes papers of C.E. Perkins's wife Edith Forbes Perkins, his daughter Edith Perkins Cunningham, and William A. Davis, postmast...

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Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Photographs, Artwork, and Audiovisual

Photographs, cartoons, drawings, and paintings, and two boxes of audio media of oral histories, interviews


Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Predecessor Companies, 1849-1889

Correspondence, circulars, and other documents primarily related to the predecessor companies of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company (CB&Q), spanning the years 1849-1864: the Aurora Branch Railroad, the Chicago and Aurora Railroad Company, the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad...

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Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Securities, 1856-1922

Financial materials of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company (CB&Q), primarily papers and oversize volumes concerning stocks and bonds, showing the history of sales and transfers. Forms part of the

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Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records, 1820-1999

Correspondence, reports, maps, blueprints, financial documents, advertising materials, photographs, and other items documenting the history of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company (CB&Q), which existed from 1855 to 1970.

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Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records, 1879-1938

Payroll books of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company (CB&Q), organized by division, and including name, type of job, and compensation information. Forms part of the

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Chicago Union Station Company Records, 1920-1958

Documents relating to Issue Series "C" bonds (printed volume, 1920), together with a file containing letters, memoranda, and other documents relating to vacations with pay authorized for war veterans returning from service with the armed forces, 1942-1958. Also an "M" series sinking fund bond, 1963.

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David M. Young Chicago Transportation Photographs and Research Files, ca. 1900-ca. 2005

Photographs documenting Chicago railroad, maritime, air, and mass transportation collected and/or taken by Young while researching his four books (Chicago Aviation, Chicago Maritime, Chicago Transit, and Iron Horse in the Windy City) published by Northern Illinois University Press. Also research ...

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