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Resources on the Northern Pacific

This list is far from complete, if you know of public collections of Northern Pacific materials, please write to the address below.





California State Library
P. O. Box 2037
Sacramento, CA 95809
Henry McCartney collection, surveyor, NP related material, 1878-1910, 84-18

Cascade Foothills Historical Society
P. O. Box 530
Buckley, WA 98321
NP related materials, Fairfax, Wilkeson and Buckley Branch photos

Cornell University
Olin Library
Ithaca, NY 14850
Davenport family papers, NP related materials, 15 cubic feet, 6,689 items, 62-2436
A. L. Langellier papers, NP land agent, 62-2020

Denver Public Library
1357 Broadway
Devner, CO 80203
Davidson Collection; NP related postcards and photographs circa 1880s

Duke University Library
341 Perkins
Durham, NC 27706
R. N. Hewett collection, NP related material
McMullen Family collection, NP related material
B. H. Merett collection, NP related material

Eastern Montana College Library
1500 N 30th St.
Billings, MT 59101
Charles A. Dewar papers, NP surveyor, 1 cubic foot, 1880-1900, 78-1190

Eastern Washington State Historical Society
W 2316 First Ave.
Spokane, WA 99204
Northern Pacific correspondence, .3 cubic feet, 1911-1916
Adelaide Gilbert papers, Fred Gilbert, NP superintendent, 89-430
NP photographs from central and eastern Washington

Harvard Business School, Baker Library
Cambridge, MA 02138
Northern Pacific collection, Cole Room, 1885-1896
Charles D. Barney papers, NP related material, 1870-1899, 60-897
Jay Cooke & Co. papers, NP related materials, 40 cubic feet, 60-897
Samuel M. Felton correspondence, NP related material, 1834-1889
Henry Villard papers, 1862-1900, 68-1277
Charles W. Wetmore records, NP financier, 1888-1896, 60-1008

Harvard College
Houghton Library
Cambridge, MA. 02138
Thomas F. Oakes papers, NP president
Henry Villard papers, NP related material, 8 volumes, 16 folders, 1863-1905

James J. Hill Reference Library
4th & Market St.
St. Paul, MN 55106
James J. Hill papers, NP related material 1,900 lineal feet, 1838-1916
Louis W. Hill papers, NP related material 1,000 lineal feet

Historical Society of Pennsylvania
1300 Locust St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Jay Cooke papers, NP related materials, 20,000 items, 60 volumes, 60-1760
Thomas B. Morris papers, NP civil engineer, 1870-1880, 69-1740

Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Rd.
San Marino, CA 91108
George Suckley correspondence, NP 1853 survey, 1846-1886, 61-2604

King County Department of Assessments
Abstracts Office
500 4th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104
NP plat maps for King County

King County Landmarks Commission
1115 L. C. Smith Building
506 2nd Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104
NP related materials, photo file for King County historical sites

Lewis County Historical Society
599 NW Front St.
Chehalis, WA 98532
NP Chehalis Station drawings, 1910

Library of Congress
Washington, D. C. 20540
Daniel S. Lamont papers, NP related material, 17,500 items, 62-4600

Library of Congress Photographs
Washington, D. C. 20540
Northern Pacific collection, NP related materials
AAR collection, NP related materials
W. C. Riley photo collection, NP related materials

Massachusetts Historical Society
1154 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02215
Gardiner L. Lane, NP investor

Minnesota Historical Society
345 Kellogg Blvd. W
St. Paul, MN 55102
Northern Pacific corporate records, 1864-1970
Andrew family papers, NP related material around Hudson, Wi. and NP Beneficial Assoc.
Everett Bailey collection, NP related material, 1867-1868
George Brackett, NP contractor, 45 volumes, 1871-1905, 62-3248
E. Clark, NP related material from Superior extension, 1870-1880
Solomon G. Comstock, NP related material, 47 volumes, 58 boxes, 60-1806
Jay Cooke microfilm papers, 1871-74
Dorfler collection, NP scrapbook, photos and timetables, 1905-1953, P616
P. B. Groat advertising, NP land sales, 1880-1890
Thomas Gunn diary, NP Minnesota surveyor, 1870
Norman M. Lorentzsen papers, BN president 1950-1960
Robert Macfarlane papers, NP president
George B. McClellan diary, Pacific Survey, 1852
Louis Menk papers, NP president, 1950-1960
Walter T. Post letters, NP accounting clerk, 1889-1897, 72-2068
James Taylor collection, NP publicist, 1860-1870
St. Paul Board of Trade, NP related freight shipment records, 1888-1889, 60-486
Whipple Scandrett papers, NP related material, 70-1648
Edwin Winter, NP related material, 3 volumes, 1 box, 1875-1921

Montana Historical Society
725 N Roberts St.
Helena, MT 59601
Northern Pacific collection, timetables, annual reports to the state of Montana, 1916-1940
Andrew Cook, NP contractor, Townsend, Montana, 79-346
F. J. Haynes collection, NP photographer
Mollie OKeefe papers, NP related material
Thomas C. Power papers, US Senator, NP related material, 79-539

Montana State University Library
Bozeman, MT 59715
Livingston Anti-Merger Committee collection, NP related material, 16 cubic feet, 1960-1970, 71-1796
W. Milnor Roberts papers, NP civil engineer, 7 cubic feet, 1825-1881, 71-1797

Museum of History and Industry
2700 24th Ave. E
Seattle, WA 98112
Northern Pacific collection, map books, 1,175 employee timetables, system wide, 1900-1970

New Hampshire Historical Society
30 Park St.
Concord, NH 03301
Charles S. Mellon correspondence, NP related material, 6,500 items, 1880-1890, 73-183

North Dakota State University
Fargo, ND 58105
Roy Johnson collection, NP related material from Fargo, 90-659
James B. Powers papers, NP civil engineer in Minnesota, 3 cubic feet, 1872-1930, 81-835
Fred S. Rutledge papers, NP employee and hobo, 1884-1961, 81-841

Northwestern University
Transportation Library
Evanston, Ill. 60201
NP related material, NP-GN-SP&S merger briefs, N. D.

Ohio Historical Society
1982 Velma Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43211
Jay Cooke papers, NP related materials, 7,000 items, 1845-1897, 68-1379

Oregon Historical Society
1230 SW Park Ave
Portland, OR 97205
Northern Pacific collection, archival material and annual reports, 1864-1946
NP Terminal Co. corporate records, 1882-1968v
John C. Ainsworth papers, NP related material, 1 volume, 1877-1892, 80-619
Northern Pacific Land Department, Western District files, Oregon land sales, 20 boxes, 83-1670
James OKeane papers, NP related deeds and legal papers, 1885-1960, 76-1202
Don H Roberts collection, NP locomotive photographs 1870s-19070s

Seattle Times
Photo Library
P. O. Box 70
Seattle, WA 98111
NP related materials

Stanford University
Green Library
Stanford, CA 94305
T. Hopkins collection, NP related material
William B. Hyde letters, NP related material, M267
Hoover Institution
William L. Darling papers, NP Chief Engineer, 1917-1919
T.H. Lantry letters, NP General Manager, 1917-1921

State Historical Society of Colorado
1300 Broadway
Denver, Colo. 80203
NP related material, corporate records, 89-144

State Historical Society of North Dakota
Bismarck, ND 58501
David R. Taylor collection, NP related material, 92 items, 1865-1929, 65-796

Tacoma Public Library
Northwest Room
1102 Tacoma Ave. N
Tacoma, WA 98402
Commingore collection, NP related Green River photographs
Richards collection, NP related Tacoma photographs

Tacoma Public Utilities
3638 S 35th St.
Tacoma, WA 98411
NP related materials for Green River Watershed

US Forest Service
Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie NF
21905 64th Ave. W
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043
NP related materials for Green River Watershed

University of California at Berkeley
Bancroft Library
Berkeley, CA 94720
Northern Pacific collection
J. J. Gilbert papers, NP related materials on Tacoma, 1878
Edward Nolan collection, NP photograpsh and advertising materials

University of Minnesota
10 Walter Library
117 Pleasant St. SE
Minneapolis, MN. 55455
John Harnsberger Ph.D., NP & Jay Cooke 1868-1873
Robert L. Frey Ph.D., NP locomotives
Thomas S. Roberts collection, NP land examiner, 1880-1883
University of Minnesota Controller papers, NP track removal from campus, 1908-1919

University of Montana Library
Missoula, MT. 59801
Northern Pacific, NP construction records for Montana, 150 cubic feet, 1880-1970, 78-1642
NP Pacific and Cascade Division records, 1870-1910

University of Notre Dame
University Archives
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Edward N. Hurley papers, NP related material

University of Oregon Library
Eugene, OR 97403
John C. Ainsworth papers, 14 feet related to the NP, 1858-1893
Borthwick family papers, NP surveyor, 1870
Hazard Stevens, NP correspondence, 1873
Thielson family papers, NP construction engineer and Paymaster

University of Vermont Library
Burlington, VT 05401
Thomas Canfield papers, NP related construction material,, 4 cubic feet, 81-298

University of Virginia
Alderman Library
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Thomas L. Rosser papers, NP surveyor, 1860-1939, 61-3302

University of Washington Libraries
Seattle, WA 98105
Northern Pacific Thurston County deeds, 1871
Northern Pacific reports on Wilkeson mines, 1877-1878
Northern Pacific Seattle records, 1864-1888
NP Brotherhood of Ry Clerks papers, Tacoma Division, 1940-1970
Thomas Burke papers, NP related legal papers from Seattle depot, 1899
Olive Cadbury papers, Joseph McCabe papers, NP superintendent, 1890
Edwin N. Cooke papers, letter from Jay Cooke
Richard Crosby papers, NP mechanical superintendent, 1920
Daniel H. Gilman papers, NP related materials, 1,725 items, 1886-1902, 61-2643
Harry C. Heermans, NP related materials, 20 cubic feet, 1889-1930, 66-975
F. W. D. Holbrook papers, NP assistant civil engineer, Mandan, 1872-1880
John J. McGilvra papers, NP related legal papers, N. D.
W. Milnor Roberts papers, microfilm, NP civil engineer, 1870-1880
Paul Schulze correspondence, NP land agent, 1889-1894
Amos Slater papers, mining engineer, NP related materials, 1880-1900
Walla Walla Farmers Union records, NP related material, 1887

University of Wisconsin Library
Madison, WI 53706
Albert J. Earling, NP Montana and Idaho construction photos, 1908
Henry F. Whitcomb papers, NP related materials, 1882

University of Wyoming
American Heritage Center
Laramie, WY 82071
Paul Ault collection, NP photos, 5878 P
Richard Bolan collection, NP related material, 1880-1894, 1865 D
H. E. Bowie collection, NP passenger car plans, 1940, 1895 R
A. M. Rudolph Beeder collection, NP related material, 7298 T
E. O. Fuller Business Reports, NP related material, 80 D
William O. Gibson photo collection, NP related material, 1930-1940, 7450 P
Goodspells Bookshop, NP related materials, 1870, 3389 D
John W. Haw collection, NP agricultural development, 3214 D
Phil Middlebrook collection, NP related material, 6302 N
Oregon & Transcontinental Co. collection, NP photos, 6040 P
Albert M. Rung collection, NP posters, 441 D

Vermont Historical Society
Montpelier, VT 05602
John G. Smith papers, NP related material, 4 cubic feet, 1810-1899, 64-1590

Virginia Historical Society
428 North Blvd.
Richmond, VA 23221
Robert C. Lee collection, NP engineer, 58 items, 67-686

Washington State Archives
1120 Washington St.
Olympia, WA 98504
NP related materials, plat maps, section maps

Washington State Archives
Puget Sound Regional Branch
1809 S 140th St.
Seattle, WA 98168
WPA/King County Assessors Office Property-Record Cards

Washington State Historical Society
315 N Stadium Wy.
Tacoma, WA 98403
Northern Pacific South Tacoma Shops, personnel records, 1903-1955
Arthur Denney papers, Seattle land donation to the NP, 1873-1894
Clinton Ferry papers, NP related material on Tacoma, 1890
Leonard Larson papers, Max C. King, NP locomotive engineer and author, 3.5 cubic feet, 1912-1970
William H. Wallace papers, NP related material, 3 volumes, 1870-1873

Washington State Railroads Historical Society
P. O. Box 552
Pasco, WA 99301
Daniel McLaughlin manuscript, NP roadmaster 1930

Washington State University Library
Pullman, WA 99163
NP annual reports
NP Dry Lake Station freight ledger, 1882

White River Valley Historical Society Museum
918 H St. SE
Auburn, WA 98002
Harold Burch collection, NP emphemera, NP steam and diesel locomotive manuals
Albert Farrow collection, NP Auburn photographs
NP related materials

Whitman College
Penrose Memorial Library
345 Boyer St.
Walla Walla, WA. 99362
Thomas K. Gray papers, NP construction on Green River, 1885
William H. Kennedy papers, NP assistant engineer, South Prairie, 1870-1890

Yakima Valley Museum and Historical Society
2105 Tieton Dr.
Yakima, WA 98902
Andrew Gibson Collection, NP assistant engineer, 1880-1900

Yale University Library
1603A Yale Station
New Haven, Conn. 06520
Northern Pacific collection, land grant books, 51 microfilm reels of NP corporate papers from MHS, 1864-1922
William R. Coe collection, NP related material
Herman Haupt papers, NP chief engineer
John C. Schwab papers, NP related material



Author: John A. Phillips, III. Title: Resources on the Northern Pacific. URL: pw2.netcom.com/~whstlpnk/resources.html.

© March 12, 2000

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