The Resource Chesapeake Western Railway records

Chesapeake Western Railway records

Label
Chesapeake Western Railway records, 1928-1982
Title
Chesapeake Western Railway records
Inclusive dates
1928-1982
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Chesapeake Western Railway Company records, 1928-1982, consist of 29.3 linear feet of business records pertaining to the employees, assets, and business transactions of the company. The collection is topically arranged in seven series with the largest series first; then chronologically within subseries. Series consist of Personnel Records, Reports, Account Books, Correspondence, Blueprints and Schematics, Publications, and Miscellaneous Documents
Related
Cataloging source
VMC
Label
Chesapeake Western Railway records
Link
http://www.lib.jmu.edu/special/manuscripts/4010CW.aspx
Note
Also known as: the Chesapeake Western Railway Co. records; Records of the Chesapeake Western Railway Co
Arrangement
Series I. Personnel records, 1929-1982 ; Series II. Reports, 1953-1981 ; Series III. Account books, 1932-1974 ; Series IV. Correspondence, 1976-1979 ; Series V. Miscellaneous documents, 1935-1980 ; Series VI. Publications, 1963-1977 ; Series VII. Blueprints and schematics, 1951-1979.
Control code
39777026
Cumulative index finding aids
See web link for Finding Aid.
Extent
9.5 Hollinger boxes, 12 record storage boxes, 1 rolled storage box, 5 flat boxes and 8 oversize Hollinger boxes.
Governing access note
For use, see Special Collections librarian
Ownership
Records represent the day to day business operation of the Chesapeake Western Railway Company through 1982. After a fire that year, records were left in the CW building on Chesapeake Drive in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and remained in that facility until 1997. In April 1997 JMU requested and received permission from the Superintendent, Va. Div. of Norfolk Southern in Roanoke to salvage records damaged in the fire. After cleaning and inventory by students, the materials were deposited in Carrier Library in Feb. 1998.

Library Locations

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      Carrier Library Second Floor Room 203, MSC 1704, 880 Madison Drive, Harrisonburg, VA, 22807, US
      38.438299 -78.8741916
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