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Charles J. Kennedy, Railroad Collection

Title: Charles J. Kennedy, Railroad Collection

Creator: Kennedy, Charles J.

Dates: 1826-

Quantity: 290 boxes (291 linear ft.)

Collection Number: MS 0081

Language: English

Restrictions: None

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Preferred Citation: Charles J. Kennedy Railroad Collection (MS 0081). Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries.

Formats: None

Biographical Note

After earning a B.A. from Hastings College, an M.A. from the University of Nebraska, and a Ph.D. from Wisconsin, Charles J. Kennedy taught at Iowa Wesleyan College and served as a specialist officer in naval aviation. He then joined the faculty of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1946 and retired as professor emeritus of economics in 1981. Kennedy's teaching interests were focused on economic and business history with a concentration on railroad history and management. Much of his work centered on the history of the Boston and Maine Railroad and its predecessors.

Scope and Contents

The Charles J. Kennedy Railroad Collection is made up of three parts, Interstate Commerce Commission Freight Tariff Files, Annual Reports of American Railroads, and Railroad Publications.

Freight and passenger tariffs of 172 railroads and their predecessors for 1887-1891, which the National Archives had saved before destroying the tariffs of the other railroads, and the full set of the tariffs of the Boston & Maine and its predecessors from 1887 to 1945. These tariffs were donated by the U.S. National Archives to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

A portion of the Annual Reports were formerly part of the library of the Railroad Economics Bureau in Washington, these pamphlets were given to the University Libraries in the 1960s with a large quantity of other material through the efforts of Professor Kennedy.

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