Collection SC/088 - William Crosby Papers

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US ILfC SC/088

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William Crosby Papers


  • 1940-2000 (Creation)


Four boxes. .4 linear feet

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William Crosby worked with Elliott Donnelley to preserve shay locomotives at the Illinois Railroad Museum and at the La Porte Indiana Historic Steam Society. Crosby made home movies of Donnelley's western railroad trips.

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The collection contains files, photographs, 8mm films and publications relating to railroads and railfans.

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Papers of William Crosby, Donated in the early 2000s by Marianne Crosby of Glencoe IL.

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Marianne Crosby, Glencoe

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