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COLLECTION Identifier: Mss:724 1861-1969 U58

Papers relating to the Ames family and the Union Pacific Railroad


Papers relating to both the Ames family and their involvement in the Union Pacific Railroad, 1861-1969. The material was gathered by Charles E. Ames in writing his book, "Pioneering the Union Pacific" (Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1969).


  • Creation: 1861-1969

Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Some materials may be stored offsite; access requires advance notice. Contact for more information.


3 linear feet (4 volumes, 2 boxes, 1 carton)

Materials in this collection were gathered by Charles E. Ames in writing his book, "Pioneering the Union Pacific" (Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1969). The collection includes his reading notes, family scrapbooks, two account books, 1868-1872, of Oakes Ames, and copies of pamphlets and documents relating to the railroad. Also included are microfilm copies of records held by other repositories: part of the autobiography of Grenville Dodge; Department of Interior letters to and from Oakes and Oliver Ames, 1865-1870; and reports by Dodge, 1868-1869, and the government directors of the Union Pacific Railroad, 1864-1872.

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Part of the Baker Library Special Collections and Archives, Harvard Business School Repository

Baker Library Special Collections and Archives holds unique resources that focus on the evolution of business and industry, as well as the records of the Harvard Business School, documenting the institution's development over the last century. These rich and varied collections support research in a diverse range of fields such as business, economic, social and cultural history as well as the history of science and technology.

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