• IdentificationCB&Q A-9
  • TitleInventory of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Payroll Records, 1879-1938 bulk 1889-1900 CB&Q.A-9
  • PublisherThe Newberry Library - Modern Manuscripts
  • RepositoryThe Newberry Library - Modern Manuscripts
  • Physical Description282.9 linear feet (422 volumes and 1 box)
  • Date
    • Bulk, 1889-1900
    • 1879-1938
  • Location4a 41 1-14
  • AbstractPayroll 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 Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records.
  • OriginationChicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company.

Deposit of the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Company, 1943, with subsequent additions, 1948-onward. Ownership transferred to Newberry Library by Burlington Northern Company, 1975.

The Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).

The Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records are the physical property of the Newberry Library. Copyright may belong to the authors or their legal heirs or assigns. For permission to publish or reproduce any materials from this collection, contact the Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections.

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records, The Newberry Library, Chicago.

Martha Briggs, Alison Hinderliter, Lisa Janssen, Kelly Kress, Emma Martin, Andrew Olofsson, and Pamela Olson, 2014.

422 payroll books, organized alphabetically by division. Some division books contain payroll information for a variety of departments, others are dedicated to a particular job or department within that division. Information generally includes name, type of job, and compensation information. Most books are marked with old volume numbers; this information was discarded in favor of a new system based on the current division arrangement.

In 1976, researcher Paul V. Black compiled computerized lists which cross-reference the payroll books according to date, occupation, and original volume number. There is also a "Detailed Payroll Analysis," which includes information about the frequency of various divisions and departments,

Forms part of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records.

This finding aid describes additions to the original deposit of records inventoried in the Guide to the Burlington Archives in the Newberry Library, 1851-1901 (Chicago: Newberry Library, 1949).

Volumes arranged by division.

  • NamesChicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company.
  • Subject
    • Chicago
    • Manuscripts, American -- Illinois -- Chicago
    • Railroads
    • Railroads -- Employees
    • Wages -- Railroads