Holden, Roy Jay, Jr., Papers

Roy Jay Holden, Jr., Papers, 1947-1989 Ms.1991.023


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.1991.023
Title
Roy Jay Holden, Jr., Papers1947-1989
Quantity
9 Cubic Feet, 13 boxes
Creator
Holden, Roy Jay, 1921-1989
Location
Please note: This collection is in off-site storage and requires 2-3 days notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives for more information.
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
Roy Jay Holden, Jr. (1921-1989) was an authority on the handling of hazardous materials, working for the American Car and Foundry Industries (1947-1970) and the Bureau of Explosives of the Association of American Railroads (1980-1989). The collection documents his career in railroad tank car design and the handling of hazardous materials.

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The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], Roy Jay Holden, Jr. Papers, Ms1991-023, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

The collection was acquired by Special Collections and University Archives prior to 2002.

Processing Information

The collection is unprocessed. Minimal description was completed prior to 2002.


Biographical Note

Roy Jay Holden, Jr. (1921-1989) was an authority on the handling of hazardous materials. The son of Virginia Tech Professor Roy Jay Holden, Sr., he graduated from the university in 1942 in Mechanical Engineering. He progressed from Stress Analyst to Product Manager (1947-1970) with American Car and Foundry Industries in St. Charles, Missouri. He served as manager of Technical Services (1980-1989) of the Bureau of Explosives of the Association of American Railroads and was responsible for advising railroad companies on the shipping of hazardous materials and on measures for reducing the hazards.

Scope and Content

The Roy Jay Holden, Jr., Papers document his career in railroad tank car design and the handling of hazardous materials.

Related Material

VT Special Collections and University Archives also maintains the papers of Holden's father, the Roy Jay Holden Papers, Ms1982-014.

Separated Material

The following books were cataloged for VT Special Collections and University Archives's Rare Book Collection: Report to the Association of American Railroads: A Review of Cost-Benefit Methodology Employed by the Association of American Railroads and Railways Progress Institute Railroad Tank Car Safety Research and Test Project Compared with a Related Analysis by Calspan Corporation, June 1974. The Official Railway Guide: North American Freight Service Edition, September/October 1981. Report to the Association of American Railroads Research and Test Department: Engineering Significance of Failure Analysis Information for Tank Car UTLX 98646., Which Developed a Head Fracture During Humping/Switching Operations in the Toronto Yards of the Canadian National Railroad, Report No. WP-113, January 1985. Metallurgical Investigation of a Dot-111A1--W4 Railroad Tank Car that Developed Leaks While in Ethylene Oxide Service, February 1985. Chemicals and Communications: Emergency Response Seminar, June 1985. The Official Railway Guide, March/April 1987. Hazardous Materials: Emergency and Environmental Response (4th Annual International Hazardous Materials Association Conference), June 1987.


Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Railroad
  • University History

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Roy Jay Holden, Jr. Papers by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Container List

box 1-13
Papers
1947-1989