Abilene and Southern Railway Company Defendant records
Scope and Contents
The collection contains testimonies, briefs, exhibits, lumber company statistics and research, and correspondence used in the case.
Testimony, brief and hearing material was created in Houston, Texas on March 10-11, 1924 and in Portland, Oregon on April 7-8, 1924.
Files titled "Docket 4, 1321," part 1 and part 2, contain correspondence.
There are thirty-three files of research and statistics on numerous lumber companies.
There is also a tied bundle containing additional correspondence.
Also available is a Interstate Commerce Commission booklet, 1922-1923.
- Abilene and Southern Railway Company (Organization)
- West Coast Lumbermen's Association (Organization)
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Conditions Governing Use
Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.
Biographical / Historical
The Abilene and Southern Railway Company was chartered on January 13, 1909, to build from Abilene south to Sonora, about 160 miles. The Abilene and Southern was merged into the Missouri Pacific Railroad Company on November 1, 1978.
In 1922, the West Coast Lumberman's Association sued the Abilene and Southern Railway co. regarding "unjust and unreasonable" lumber rates.
1.5 linear feet (1 container) : 1 record storage box
Language of Materials
In 1922, the West Coast Lumberman's Association sued the Abilene and Southern Railway Co. regarding "unjust and unreasonable" lumber rates. The collection (1922-1924) contains testimonies, briefs, exhibits, lumber company statistics and research, and correspondence used in the case.
Material within this collection is minimally arranged. Any arrangement is either derived from the records' creators or custodians or from staff at the time of initial processing. It may be necessary to look in multiple places for the same types of materials.
Collection processed by staff.
This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal organization and rehousing.
Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.
- Businesses and Corporations Subject Source: Archiveswest
- Correspondence Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Legal correspondence Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Legal documents Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Legal files Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Lumber trade -- United States Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Lumbering -- Oregon Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Railroad companies -- Texas Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Guide to the Abilene and Southern Railway Company Defendant records
- Complete Description
- Tanya Parlet and Kira B. Homo.
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
- Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).