Railroad History Archive
Recent Gifts and Acquisitions
In the mid-1950s, during the 20-month period when Patrick B. McGinnis was president, the New Haven Railroad conducted a comprehensive survey of its stations. In 2011 we received a gift of four binders of these surveys from Mr. Frank Morrissey of Braintree, Mass. While Mr. Morrissey never worked for the railroad, members of his family did, and they collected railroad memorabilia ranging from books and mementoes to photographs and reports. Mr. Morrissey kindly donated these materials to the archive, where they contribute to the rich historical record of the railroad and its impact on the people and economy of southern New England.
The station surveys can be found in the University Railroad Collection, an "artificial" collection that we here in the archives created to hold smaller donations from many different donors. You can find out what is in the collection through its finding aid at http://doddcenter.uconn.edu/asc/findaids/univrr/MSS19970041.html
Shown here are photographs from the Waterbury, Connecticut, railroad station survey.
See our other recent gifts here.
This page is maintained by L. Smith.