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Ernest LaMarr King manuscripts

 Collection — Box: 1-2
Identifier: F385 K581

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of typed and hand written manuscripts of some of King's stories and articles. The pieces about the railroad include discussions of the railroading business, profiles of prominent engineers, and narratives describing harrowing railroad journeys.

Dates

  • 1948-1953

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

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

Ernest LaMarr King (1875-1954) was a superintendent for the Southern Pacific Railroad who also wrote articles and stories about the railroad. In addition to his numerous short works, King was also the author of the railroading book Main Line. King began his railroad career as a messenger-telegrapher in Wadsworth, Nevada. At the time of his retirement, he was the vice-president in charge of operations at Southern Pacific's office in Portland, Oregon.

[Source: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=King&GSiman=1&GScty=99048&GSob=n&GRid=15390025&]

Extent

3 linear feet (2 containers)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Ernest LaMarr King (1875-1954) was a superintendent for the Southern Pacific Railroad who also wrote articles and stories about the railroad. The collection consists of typed and hand written manuscripts of some of King's stories and articles.

Arrangement

Material within this collection may have little to no intellectual or physical arrangement. Any arrangement may have derived from the records' creators or custodians. It may be necessary to look in multiple places for the same types of materials.

Physical Description

2 clamshell boxes.

Processing Information

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.
Title
Guide to the Ernest LaMarr King Manuscripts
Status
Complete Description
Author
Austin Munsell
Date
2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.
Sponsor
Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

Contact:
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA