Thomas O. Russell papers, 1908-1954  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Russell, Thomas O.
Title
Thomas O. Russell papers
Dates
1908-1954 (inclusive)
Quantity
27.0 linear feet, (18 containers)
Collection Number
Ax 059
Summary
Thomas O. Russell was a designer and builder of railroad lines and railroad facilities. He moved to Oregon in 1909. From 1929 to 1935, Russell was chief engineer for the Companhia Itabira do Brasil, and planned the Itabira Railroad. The collection consists of designs and plans made for the Southern Pacific Railroad and minor railroad lines in Oregon and California as well as documents and correspondence on the Itabira Railroad project. From 1943, the files consist of records of privately contracted engineering projects for the California Oregon Power Company, G. F. Atkinson Company, and other projects.
Repository
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SCUA
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR
97403-1299
Telephone: 541-346-3068
spcarref@uoregon.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Thomas O. Russell was born in Nashville, Tennessee, and came to Oregon in 1909. He was a designer and builder of railroad lines and railroad facilities. From 1929 to 1935, Russell was chief engineer for the Companhia Itabira do Brasil, working for Percival Farquhar, planning the Itabira Railroad.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists of designs and plans made for the Southern Pacific Railroad and minor railroad lines in Oregon and California, 1908-1918; the Minarets & Western Railroad, Fresno, California, and the Sugar Pines Lumber Company, Madera, California, 1921-1926. It also contains documents and correspondence on the Itabira Railroad project from 1929 to 1935. From 1943, the files consist of records of privately contracted engineering projects for the California Oregon Power Company, G. F. Atkinson Company, and other projects.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Thomas O. Russell Papers, Ax 059, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series:  Minarets and Western RailroadReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
1 1
Estimates
1 2
I. V. Monthly Financial Statement
1 3
Financial Statements
1 4
53-A
1 5
58-A
1 6
53-B
1 7
Progress Report No.59 and Correspondence
1 8
Progress Report No. 43 and Correspondence
1 9
Progress Report No. 8, No.116: Payroll Information
1 10
Progress Reports No. 103, No.93, No.81
1 11
51-G
1 12
T.O. Russell Personal - 10D
1 13
T.O. Russell Personal - SP-41
1 14
AT and SF
1 15
3-E and 3-G
1 16
51- A
2 1
Progress Report No. 74 and 3-J
2 2
T.O. Russell Personal- 3K
2 3
Minarets and Western Railroad Co. Fresno, CA
2 4
Minarets and Western Railroad Co. Fresno, CA- 1-X
2 5
Maps and Progress Charts
2 6
Maps
2 7
Maps and Plans
2 8
Blueprints
3 1
Plans
3 2
Plans
3 3
Plans and Specifications
3 4
Plans and Specifications
3 5
Plans and Specifications
3 6
Plans and Specifications
3 7
Plans and Specifications
4 1
Balance Sheet
4 2
Correspondence
4 3
T.O. Russell Personal
4 4
3-E Conf.
4 5
T.O. Russell Personal - Estimates (part 1)
4 6
T.O. Russell Personal - Estimates (part 2)
4 7
T.O. Russell Personal - Estimates (part 3)

Series:  Sugar Pine Lumber CompanyReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
5 1
T.O. Russell Personal - Estimates (part 4)
5 2
Various Correspondence
5 3
File 2-e, 3-e conf. and 3-f
5 4
SP-12, SP-6, SP-5
5 5
SP-40
5 6
F.T. Co.
5 7
G.W. Basche
5 8
Compensation
5 9
SP-44

Series:  Itabria Railway (Brasil)Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
6 1
Correspondence
6 2
J.D. Brumley (Chicago and Northwest R.R)
1929-1930
6 3
J.A. Burns
1929
6 4
Farquhar, Percival - Cablegrams
August 1929-January 1930
6 5
Farquhar, Percival - Cablegrams
Jaunuary 1930-July 1930
6 6
Farquhar, Percival - Cablegrams
February 1930-April 1930
6 7
Diary
7 1
W.F. Carey
1930
7 2
Burt Jekyll, Cablegrams
7 3
F. Clemetson
1929-1930
7 4
Contracts
7 5
Copies- extra letters, papers, etc
7 6
Diary notes, T.O. Russell
7 7
Jose Luis Mendes Diniz, Fiscal
7 8
Estimate of project by Russell
7 9
Percival Farquhar
1928
7 10
Percival Farquhar Letters
August 1929-December 1929
7 11
Percival Farquhar Letters
December 1929-July 1930
7 12
Percival Farquhar Monthly Progress Reports
August 1929-April 1930
7 13
Percival Farquhar Letters Personal and Confidential
1929-1930
7 14
H.L. Hunt
7 15
Itabria Iron Ore Company, Ltd.
7 16
Personal Papers
7 17
Land, System for Acquiring
8 1
J. Armstrong Read
8 2
T.O. Russell - Personal
8 3
Santa Cruz Harbor (Russell to Farquhar)
8 4
George Whitelam
8 5
W.L. Zeigler
8 6
Correspondence
8 7
Itabria Reports
8 8
Itabria Reports
8 9
Itabria Reports
9 1
C.M. Weld Report
9 3
Itabria Reports
9 4
Itabria Report, Jekyll, ArB.
9 5
Itabria Report Mining Operation Caue
10 1
Documents and Maps
10 2
Documents and Maps
10 3
Documents and Maps
10 4
Monthly Time Book
10 5
Ponto Journals
11 1
Documents and Maps
11 2
T.O. Russell Personal - Maps
11 3
Report on Santa Cruz Harbor by Fowler
11 4
Itabria
11 5
Itabria
11 6
Documents and Maps
11 7
Ligacao Rio Comprido- Lagoa
11 8
Expense Accounts and Supporting Vouchers
12 1
Reports and Papers
12 2
Draft of Proposed Contract
12 3
Reports
12 4
Plates
12 5
Documents and Papers
12 6
J.W. Kendrick's Re-Estimate
13 1
Contracts/ Employees
13 2
Letters of Farquhar
13 3
Proposed Contract

Series:  California Power CompanyReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
14 1
Office Papers
14 2
Reports
14 3
Personal Papers
14 4
Personal Papers
14 5
Michigan California Lumber Co. Reports
14 6
Report on an Investigation of Sources of Power
14 7
Guy F. Atkinson Company
15 1
Personal Papers
15 2
Personal Papers
15 3
Personal Papers
15 4
Binford and Cox letters
15 5
OP and E File
15 6
Personal Papers
15 7
Letters
15 8
OP and E R.R. Estimate File
15 9
Report on California Oregon Power Co.
16 1
Rail Road Engineering Company
16 2
COPCO Closed File
1947
16 3
COPCO Closed File
1948
16 4
COPCO Closed File
1946
16 5
COPCO Documents
16 6
Reports
16 7
Estimate Report
16 8
Independent Engineers Report

Series:  G.F. Atkinson CompanyReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
17 1
Construction Contracts (1)
17 2
Construction Contracts (2)
17 3
Construction Contracts (3)
17 4
Construction Contracts (4)
17 5
Trusses for U.S. Army Base Adak, Alaska
17 6
Trusses for U.S. Army Base Adak, Alaska
17 7
Final Report of Project Contract W-45-108-eng-202 (1)
1945
17 8
Final Report of Project Contract W-45-108-eng-202 (2)
1945
17 9
Final Report of Project Contract W-45-108-eng-202 (3)
1945
17 10
Final Report of Project Contract W-45-108-eng-202 (4)
1945
17 11
Final Report of Project Contract W-45-108-eng-202 (5)
1945

Series:  Field NotebooksReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
18
Five Field Notebooks
1925-1953

Series:  Rolled PlansReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box
19
Rolled Plans: Willamette Pacific Railroad; Minarets and Western Railroad, Linha de Mayrink a Santos
20
Location profile of the Minarets and Western Railroad
21
Four Rolled Plans: Railroad Line plans in Portuguese; Perfil Geral de Linha Cuyete Perdra Corrida
22
Four Rolled Plans: Perfil Geral de Linha Sao Carlos Cavallinho; Perfil Geral da Linha Cavallinho Baixo Guandu; Perfil Baix Guandu Cuyete

Series:  Photograph AlbumReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
23 1
West Coast Railroad Construction Views
1910-1916

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Railroads--Brazil--Design and construction
  • Railroads--California--Design and construction
  • Railroads--Oregon--Design and construction
  • Personal Names :
  • Russell, Thomas O.--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • California Oregon Power Company
  • Companhia Itabira do Brasil
  • G.F. Atkinson Company
  • Itabira Railway
  • Minarets & Western Railroad
  • Southern Pacific Railroad Company
  • Sugar Pine Lumber Company
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Designs
  • Plans