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Southern Museum Archives Catalog

The Southern Museum Archives and Library

Library and Archives Collections

The Archives at the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History house a significant collection of company records, engineering drawings, blueprints, glass plate negatives, photographs and correspondence from various American businesses representing the railroad industry in the South after the Civil War. The Archives also contain a growing collection of Civil War letters, diaries, and official records.

Civil War Archives Collections:

  • Civil War Archives collection
    Miscellaneous individual and family Civil War collections include correspondence, military papers, Confederate Veteran Magazines, articles, historical currency, maps, ephemera, and more.
  • The Family of Wilson W. Brown Collection
    Series consists of certificate of U.S. Army Records issued by the G.A.R. (Grand Army of the Republic), newspaper articles regarding Mr.Brown’s participation in the Great Locomotive Chase (also known as Andrews Raid and The Mitchel Raid), photographs, Raiders’ reunion, correspondence and Mr. Wilson’s manuscript.

Civil War Library Holdings:

Non-circulating library research only

Railroad Archives Collections:

Glover Machine Works Collection:

Glover Machine Works: Bo Glover Collections

  • Business Records Collection
    Organizational History of the Glover Machine Works 1895-1995 including Glover Machine Works Builder's Files; Locomotive Specifications; Photographs/Postcards/Builder's Illustrations/Advertising Photograph's/Designers-Engravers-Printers-Proofs/Glover Machine Works Shop and Foundry Photographs; Time Books/Payroll Journals/Cash Books/Accounting Journals/Ledger for Glover Steel Company, dated 1887-1937; Glover Machine Steel Company Daily Time Records, dated 1897-1935; and Glover Machine Works Alpha Invoice, insurance, and Miscellaneous Files, Superior Invoices, and Customer Orders.
  • Catalog/Supplements Collection
    Collection consists of over 500 trade catalogs that were requested by the Glover Machine Works during the course of their business operations between 1890 and 1960.
  • Glass Plate Negative Collection
    The Glover Photograph Collection, which is comprised of over 800 glass plate negatives and thousands of photographs, contains images of Glover family gatherings, Glover engines at work in various settings, non-railroad related equipment manufactured at the Glover Machine Works, and photographs of workers and machinery in the interior of the Glover plant.

Personal Correspondence

  • Personal Correspondence
    Series consists of personal correspondence and business correspondence of the Glover family and Glover Machine Works between 1859 and 1968.

Glover Machine Works: Ersie & Polly Hamby Collection

  • Ersie & Polly Hamby Collection
    Newspaper clipping of “Historic Highlights in Cobb County: The Glover Machine Works Local and International” from Marietta Daily Journal, undated.

Col. James G. Bogle Collection:

  • Col. James G. Bogle collection
    Series includes Trains Magazines and Railroad Passes; Western & Atlantic History of W&A Locomotives; Timetables/Schedules; Making of the Great Locomotive Chase Movie, Walt Disney & Wilbur G. Kurtz Collection; Railroad Engineering Drawings Collection; Various Civil War and Train Prints & Lithographs Including Wilbur G. Kurtz; Civil War and Railroad Map Collection; I.C.C. (Interstate Commerce Commission) Accident Investigation Reports, 1918 – 1970; and Wilbur G. Kurtz Newspaper Articles.

David W. Salter Collection:

  • David W. Salter collection
    The David W. Salter Collection consists of 47,021 items including railroad related photographs, negatives, slides, timetables/schedules, maps, posters, books including Official Guides, correspondence and model trains of various scales.

Southern Railway Historical Association Collections:

Southern Railway Historical Association (SRHA) Collection contains Presidents' Files including Samuel Spencer, 1894 — 1906; W. W. Finley, 1906 — 1913; Fairfax Harrison, 1913 — 1937; Earnest E. Norris, 1938 — 1951; Harry A. DeButts, 1952 — 1961; D. William Brosnan, 1962 — 1967; W. Graham Claytor, Jr., 1967 — 1977; L. Stanley Crane, 1978 — 1980; and Harold H. Hall, 1980 — 1982. Additional series include 727th Railroad Operating Battalion Photographs and Correspondence; Accident Reports 1950-51; Annual Reports; AFE: Authorities for Expenditures & Retirements; Organizational records of the Central of Georgia Railroad; ◦Southern Railway Depots; Employee Lists; ◦Executive Files, Washington, D.C., 1877 – 2000; Historic Structure Drawings; General Information; Law Department: Abandonments, Central of Georgia Acquisitions and Trackage Rights of Various Lines; Locomotive, Passenger & Freight Car Information; ◦Southern Rails Magazines, 1983 — 1996; Miscellaneous Ephemera; Photographs, Postcards; Proposed Yard at Columbus, Ohio; Southern Railway System Newsletters, 1947 — 1989; Tallulah Falls Railway ◦President's Files, 1895 — 1942; Ties Magazines Issues 1947-1965 (incomplete); Employee Timetables, 1932 — 1995; Passenger Timetables, 1891 — 1997; and Valuation Section Reports to the Interstate Commerce Commission.

SRHA Individual Collections

Individual Collections:

Cotton Industry Related Collections:

Lateral Files:

Railroad Library Holdings:

The following websites may offer additional resources for your research.

Archives/Library Use Fee:

Research at the Southern Museum Archives & Library is free to members of the Museum Foundation but there is an archives fee of $10.00 per day for non-members.  The fee is for the research, not for the result; you must pay the fee whether or not we find exactly what you want.

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