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Published on Aug 10, 2010
In the 1940s, the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy railroad began giving its company archives to the Newberry Library. Hidden in these archives were thousands of negatives created for a book project to celebrate the company's centenary in the 1950s. Ginger Frere, Reference Librarian at the Newberry Library, helped to digitize and make available online a representative sample of these photographs. These photographs provide an intimate view of the operations of the extensive CB&Q railroad and how it shaped daily life in the towns in passed through and connected.
Photographs and additional materials from the Newberry's CB&Q collection will be on display in a Spotlight Exhibit from August 10 to October 16, 2010. For more information, please visit http://www.newberry.org/exhibits/gran...