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Railroad Laborer Diary Edit

Summary

Identifier
MSS-0056

Dates

  • July 1894 (Creation)

Extents

  • 0.01 Cubic Feet (Whole)
    1 folder

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  • Content Description

    Diary of an unidentified male railroad laborer on a crew laying and repairing track along the Columbia River in Oregon. The diary entries are dated July 3-20, 1894. The writer mentions being in Arlington. Typical entries include a log of hours worked, meal breaks, and descriptions of work completed. Also included are some observations of localities like the Columbia River, descriptions of the weather, mention of the O.R. & N. Co. railway, and mentions of specific events such as a dispute when the crew was not receiving enough water and an instance when they had to move the rail cars containing their supplies in the absence of an engine.

  • Arrangement

    Collection has not yet been arranged and described.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open for research use. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the Nebraska Public Records Statutes (Neb. Rev. Stat. ยงยง 84-712 through 84-712.09), and other relevant regulations. Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Nebraska Omaha assumes no responsibility.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of copyright. Whenever possible, Archives & Special Collections will provide information about copyright owners and related information. Securing permission to publish or use material is the responsibility of the researcher. Note that unless specifically transferred to the University of Nebraska at Omaha, any applicable copyrights may be held by another individual or entity. Further information about copyright policy is available at http://libguides.unomaha.edu/library_policies.

  • Custodial History

    Ebay purchase from seller 50s-60s-70s on 2/2/16.

  • Preferred Citation

    Railroad Laborer Diary, July 1894, Archives and Special Collections, Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library, University of Nebraska at Omaha.

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