Friday, July 6, 2012

“Everywhere West”: CB&Q RR at the Newberry Library

The Newberry Library in Chicago is the repository for important U.S. railroad records such as those of the Chicago, Burlington, & Quincy Railroad Company and the Illinois Central Railroad Company, as well as the Pullman Company Records. With a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the library is in the process of cataloging and digitizing the massive CB&Q records. They have created a blog to chronicle the progress of this effort, featuring a large number of documents and images. Entitled "Everywhere West: Preserving and Enhancing Access to the Records of the Chicago, Burlington, & Quincy Railroad Company," the blog presents segments of the collection with commentary by the curators working on the project, as well as occasional guests.
   For more information about railroad archives at the Newberry, see their research guide on the subject.