Marmion Mills papers
Scope and Contents
The collection contains studies of urban transportation systems for companies or for municipalities, with occasional correspondence. Mills authored many of the reports and studies but other authors are Paul Opperman, James Myers, and James Ellis.
The paper finding aid contains a listing of most of the content in the collection.
Transportation systems and/or municipalities represented in the collection include the following:
Buffalo Transit Co., 1948-1949; Golden Gate Transit case (Pacific Greyhound lines), 1954; National City Lines, Inc., 1935-1938; North Coast Transportation Co. and Portland-Seattle Stage Co., 1926-1929; Oklahoma City Railway Co., 1946-1948; San Francisco Municipal Railway, 1950-1954; Seattle Transit System, 1938- 1942; Tacoma Railway and Power Co., Tacoma transit project, 1937-1938; Vancouver, B.C., British Columbia Electric Co. transit service report, 1952-1953.
Other reports, studies, proceedings, and maps include:
a report on the proposed Hood Canal bridge (1955); a report of subway and rapid transit system of San Francisco (1950); 1950s map of San Francisco, photographs of the San Francisco project, and leaflets; general management policies for National City Lines; report of the operating and engineering feasibility of the Cleveland subway; proceedings of a transportation and engineering conference (1954); a study of zone fares (1954); a report on highway classification and state's interests in highways (1952); maps of proposed transit routes (1952; 1953); chart of line earnings per mile in San Francisco (1950; 1951).
- Mills, Marmion D., 1890-1964 (Person)
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
Marmion D. Mills was a transportation engineer and consultant who worked at one time for General Motors. Mills is reported to have been an proponent of tearing out streetcar and trolley tracks to make way for automobile and bus lanes.
3 linear feet (2 containers) : 2 record storage boxes
Language of Materials
Marmion D. Mills was a transportation engineer and consultant who worked at one time for General Motors. The collection contains studies of urban transportation systems for companies or for municipalities, with occasional correspondence.
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.
Other Finding Aids
Paper finding aid with additional information is available in Special Collections & University Archives.
Collection processed by staff, 1965.
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 to no organization and rehousing.
Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.
- Correspondence Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Reports Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Transportation Subject Source: Archiveswest
- Transportation -- Research -- United States Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Transportation engineers -- United States -- Correspondence Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Urban policy -- United States Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Urban transportation -- United States Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Guide to the Marmion Mills Papers
- 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)
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