Fish, Floyd H. Railroad Collection

Floyd H. Fish Railroad Collection, 1927-1987 Ms.2013.006


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Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech

Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061
specref@vt.edu
URL: http://spec.lib.vt.edu

Hannah Bochain, Student Assistant, and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2013.006
Title
Floyd H. Fish Railroad Collection,1927-1987
URL:
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaxtf/view?docId=vt/viblbv01138.xml
Quantity
0.4 Cubic Feet, 1 box
Creator
Fish, Floyd Hamilton, Jr.
Language
English .
Abstract
The Floyd H. Fish Railroad Collection contains articles, magazines, and newspaper clippings involving the railroad industry in the 20th century. The collection also includes books, cataloged for the Special Collections Rare Book Collection.

Administrative Information

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Floyd H. Fish Railroad Collection must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Floyd H. Fish Railroad Collection, Ms2013-006, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Floyd H. Fish Railroad Collection was completed in February 2013.


Historical Note

The Norfolk and Western Railway, appearing many times in the collection, was headquartered in Roanoke, Virginia from 1838 until 1982. The result of over 200 railroad mergers, the Norfolk and Western Railway ran from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mississippi River and up to the Great Lakes.

Scope and Content

The Floyd H. Fish Railroad Collection contains materials relating to the railroad industry in the 20th century. Included in the collection are numerous magazines and newspaper clippings, as well as postcards, photographs, pamphlets, and a set of train-themed card decks from Norfolk & Western. The collection also originally contained a number of railway-related books which have been separately cataloged.



Container List

box-folder 1 folder: 1
"Current Science" Articles
1927
box-folder 1 folder: 2
Publications
1933-1958
Scope and Content

This folder includes single issues of magazines and other periodicals, reports, and ephemeral books, arranged chronologically.

box-folder 1 folder: 3
Publications
1964-1986
Scope and Content

This folder includes single issues of magazines and other periodicals, reports, and ephemeral books, arranged chronologically.

box-folder 1 folder: 4
Newspaper Clippings
box-folder 1 folder: 5
Artifacts and ephemera
box-folder 1 folder: 6
Photographs and postcards