Bridge Line Historical Society Collection, 1870-2019
- Bridge Line Historical Society
- The collection consist of the Bridge Line Historical Society's newsletter, as well as original maps, drawings, and related material documenting the Delaware & Hudson Railway, a railroad that operated in the northeastern United States.
- 37.1 cubic ft.
- English and English
- Preferred citation:
- Preferred citation for this material is as follows: and Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Bridge Line Historical Society Collection, 1870-2018. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the Bridge Line Historical Society Collection).
Access and Use
- Conditions Governing Access:
Access to this collection is unrestricted.
The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of copyright. Whenever possible, the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives will provide information about copyright owners and other restrictions, but the legal determination ultimately rests with the researcher. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the Head of Special Collections and Archives.
- Scope and Content:
The collection includes the BLHS's newsletter, The Bridge Line Historical Society Bulletin, as well as maps, drawings, and related material documenting the Delaware & Hudson Railway. Two oversize boxes are present in this collection that contain pins, a Pullman Company tea towel, a plate with the inscription The Empire State Express, as well as cash books.
- Biographical / Historical:
The Bridge Line Historical Society (BLHS) was founded in 1990 to document the history of the Delaware & Hudson Railway, a railroad that operated in the northeastern United States and was known as "The Bridge Line" to New England and Canada. Delaware & Hudson was founded in 1823 as a canal company and sold in 1990 to Candian Pacific Limited. The BLHS was established by individuals with ties to Delaware & Hudson who sought to preserve that railroad's identity.
- Acquisition information:
All items in this manuscript group were transferred to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives in 2006, 2007, and 2015.
The collection is arranged into three series:
Series 1: Administrative and Subject Files, 1907-1981 Series 2: Maps, Blueprints, and Drawings, 1870-2004 Series 3: Newsletters, 1991-2017
- Processing information:
Processed in 2017 by Claire Robertson