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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 26 Collections and/or Records:

Albert R. Merritt Collection

Identifier: M172
Scope and Contents

Books and memorabilia relating to railroads.

Dates: Other: 1960-1989

Alexander M. Richmond Papers

Identifier: M003
Abstract Alexander Malcolm Richmond (1889-1957) was employed by the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company (1922-1949) and was involved in union activities with Main Line Lodge, No. 146, Brotherhood Railway Carmen of America (1940-1951). He was also an executive board member of the Joint Protective Board, Brotherhood Railway Carmen of America (1949-1951). His papers include business correspondence concerning working conditions, union business, work violations, and safety issues;...
Dates: 1940-1951

Articles and Publications on Otto Mears, 1972-1999

Identifier: B216.01.0001.0002
Scope and Contents Copies of articles on Otto Mears include: one copy of "Otto Mears, Pathfinder of the San Juan" and two photocopies of the second page of the article by Courtney Randolph, one photocopy of Michael Kaplan's Colorado's Little Big Man", One copy of "Jewish Cowboys and Indians" by William Kramer published in the London Jewish Chronicle Magazine on September 28, 1979. A visitors guide brochure to the Colorado State Capitol and a photo copy of the first floor of the capitol is also included from...
Dates: 1972-1999

Bob Richardson for Colorado Reflections

Identifier: couda-richardson

Bob Richardson, executive director of the Colorado Railroad Museum, shares his knowledge and expertise regarding the history of railroads in the West, railroad unions, and the working conditions and compensation of railroad workers. Also discusses the importance of railroads for the development of Colorado.

Dates: Date Not Yet Determined

Box 1, 1948-1999

 File — Box B216.01.0001: Series B216.01 [Barcode: U186020736134]
Identifier: B216.01.0001
Abstract (1) mounted Rocky Mountain Empire Magazine page, 1948; (1) sheet music ''The Ballad of Otto Mears'' (1) letter from Kankakee Federal Savings regarding ballad and (1) supplemental handout about ballad; (1) file folder with photocopies of ''Western States Jewish Historical Quarterly'', clippings from London Jewish Chronicle 1979, photocopy of "Colorado's Littler Big Man: The Early Career of Otto Mears, 1840-1881", and a copy of the Visitors Guide to Colorado's Capitol and a map of the first...
Dates: 1948-1999

Box 2, 1892

 File — Box B216.02.0002: Series B216.02 [Barcode: U186023261502]
Identifier: B216.02.0002

Collection on Otto Mears

Identifier: B216
Abstract Otto Mears (1840-1931) was an entrepreneurial businessman who built railroads and was essential to the development of Southwestern Colorado. The son of an English father and Russian mother, he immigrated to the United States after being orphaned at an early age. After making it all the way to California he was placed in a boardinghouse at eleven years old when relatives could not be found to care for him. After serving in the Civil War he moved to Colorado where he began to build his empire....
Dates: Other: 1892, 1948-1980

Durango to Silverton, undated

Identifier: B229.01.0015.00001

Silent color film depicting views from the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, as well as scenes from around Ouray, Colorado.

Dates: undated

Evelyn Essig for Colorado Reflections

Identifier: couda-essig

Evelyn Essig discusses living at the train depot when her father worked for the railroad companies in Kokomo, Colorado and growing up on a Ute Indian Reservation and in Gunnison, Colorado. Reflects on childhood memories such as going to see movies at the theater. Essig spent much of her childhood raising her younger siblings.

Dates: Date Not Yet Determined

Fred Dow for Colorado Reflections

Identifier: couda-dow
Abstract Fred Dow, a professor at the University of Colorado Denver, discusses the influx of Chinese immigrants into the state of Colorado providing labor for mines, railroads, and other labor industries in the 1860s and 1870s. Dow discusses his family history and heritage as a Chinese American. Dow traces the mass migration of Chinese immigrants from the 1840s, factors contributing to the "great migration," describes the mostly young, single, male population of Chinese workers, and describes the...
Dates: Date Not Yet Determined