Monday, May 09, 2016

Archives for the CPRR

From: "Ethan Blue"

I found your marvelous website, and have been searching through its masses of information! Incredible stuff!

I'm specifically trying to find correspondence between the CPRR and the federal government — specifically the Department of Labor and the immigration bureau — from the early 20th century. And really, between 1914 and 1945.

As some background, I’m researching the use of CPRR and Southern Pacific trains (as well as a bunch of others) as deportation trains in these years. I’ve read a great many sources kept by the Department of Labor, but have had trouble identifying archival collections that hold the rail companies perspectives.

Any recommendations on where these archives might be found would be very welcome. (I’ve done a quick search through the Southern Pacific records at Stanford University, but have so far come up short.) ...

—Ethan Blue, Senior Lecturer, History, University of Western Australia

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