A Guide to the Rock Island Lines Insurance Booklet, 1926 Rock Island Lines Insurance Booklet Ms2009-041

A Guide to the Rock Island Lines Insurance Booklet, 1926

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2009-041


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Processed by: John M. Jackson, Special Collections Staff

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2009-041
Title
Rock Island Lines Insurance Booklet 1926
Physical Characteristics
1 container; 0.1 cu. ft.
Language
English
Abstract
Booklet promoting an insurance plan for employees of the Rock Island Lines.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Rock Island Lines Insurance Booklet must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Rock Island Lines Insurance Booklet, Ms2009-041 - Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Acquisition Information

The Rock Island Lines Insurance Booklet was purchased by Special Collections in 2009. The documents had been part of a larger group of railroad-related materials compiled by a collector, then sold to a dealer (see "separated material" section).

Processing Information

The processing and description of the Rock Island Lines Insurance Booklet commenced and was completed in March 2009.


Historical Information

The Rock Island and LaSalle Rail Road Company was chartered in Illinois in 1848; then renamed the Chicago and Rock Island Railroad Company in 1851; and the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company in 1866. The Chicago, Rock Island and Gulf Railway was chartered in 1902 to provide an extension of the Rock Island system from Fort Worth, Texas to Galveston. In 1947, the companies were reorganized and consolidated as the Chicago, Rock island and Pacific Railroad Company. Commencing operation on January 1, 1948, the company operated nearly 8,000 miles of track in 14 states. In 1975, the company entered bankruptcy, its assets eventually liquidated.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of a booklet promoting and describing a group insurance plan for employees of the Rock Island Lines. Underwritten by the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company of New York, the plan offered life, accidental death and disability, and sick benefits.

Related Material

Separated Material

The Rock Island Lines Insurance Booklet was acquired as part of a larger collection of railway-related material that had been compiled by a collector, then sold to a dealer. In the course of processing, the drawing was removed to a separate collection. The acquisition of which this booklet was a part also included:

Chapman J. French Papers (Ms2009-034)
Mine Hill & Schuylkill Haven Railroad Stock Certificates (Ms2009-035)
New River Mineral Company Stock Certificate (Ms2009-036)
Norfolk & Western Railway and Associated Companies Collection (Ms2009-037)
Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Receipts (Ms2009-038)
Raleigh Coal & Coke Company Rail Spur Drawing(Ms2009-039)
Reed Island Iron Company Receipts (Ms2009-040)
Sullivan Railroad Company Stock Certificate (Ms2009-042)
Tennessee, Alabama & Georgia Railroad Annual Report (Ms2009-043)
Tennessee, Alabama & Georgia Railway Annual Report (Ms2009-044)
Thomas Wood and Company Freight Records (Ms2009-045)
Virginia Iron, Coal and Coke Company Receipts (Ms2009-046)


Contents List

folder 1
Booklet 1926