Guide to the Robert Truax Washington, D.C., transportation collection, 1880-1985

Robert Truax Washington, D.C., transportation C0273


Published by George Mason University Libraries

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Descriptive Summary

Repository George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections Research Center
Creator Truax, Robert A.
Title Robert Truax Washington, D.C., transportation collection
Date 1880-1985
Physical Characteristics 6 linear feet (4 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Abstract Collection consists of a variety of transportation-related documents, maps, and images. The most numerous group in the collection is approximately 150 postcards of Washington, D.C., from the early to mid-20th century, many of which include streetcars as well as famous streets and buildings.
Collection Number C0273
Language English

Historical Information

Wikipedia article on streetcars in Washington, D.C.

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Scope and Content

Collection consists of a variety of transportation-related documents, maps, and images. There are 150 postcards of Washington, D.C., many of which include streetcars as well as famous streets and buildings. The collection also includes approximately 12 maps of Washington, D.C., street railway and bus routes from 1880 and the 1940s. There are rolling stock inventories from the 1930s and conductor leave of absence reports from the 1920s. There are also a small number of World War II letters unrelated to the rest of the collection. There are also two glass plate negatives approximately 6.5 x 8.5" that contain images of Luna Park in Arlington, Virginia, and a railroad track and train in Harper's Ferry Virginia. Both images date from around 1900 to 1915. There are also a small number of materials related the postal service and stamps. Finally, there are two oversize volumes: one volume of passenger receipts from 1909. and one volume of conductor receipts from 1898.

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Arrangement

Organized by subject and date.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions on personal use. Permission to publish material from Robert Truax Washington, D.C., transportation collection must be obtained from Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

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Related Material

Special Collections Research Center holds many other transportation-related collections.

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Index Terms

Geographical Names:

Washington, D.C.--Postcards.

Subjects:

Urban transportation.

Document Types:

Maps.
Postcards.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Robert Truax Washington, D.C., transportation collection, #C0273, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Jeff Haggquist and Heidi Worley in August 2014.

Processing Information

Processing completed by Michael Hogan in July 2015. EAD markup completed by Jordan Patty in July 2015.

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Contents List

Robert Truax Washington, D.C., transportation collection, 1880-1985
Box
3 Conductor receipts, 1898
Box Folder
1 1 Glass plate negatives, circa 1905-1915
2 Maps and pamphlets, 1986-1985
3 Motorman and conductor leave of absence logbook, 1921-1929
Box
4 Passenger receipts, 1909
Box Folder
1 4 Rolling stock and cars inventory, 1930s
5 Rolling stock and cars inventory, 1930s
6 Washington, D.C., postcards, circa 1900-1950
7 Washington, D.C., postcards, circa 1900-1950
Box Folder
2 1 Washington, D.C., postcards, circa 1900-1950
Oversize
1 Washington, D.C., street railway and bus route maps, 1880-1940s
Box Folder
2 2 World War II letters, 1940s
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