Rock Island Lines Insurance Booklet

A Guide to the Rock Island Lines Insurance Booklet, 1926 Ms.2009.041


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John M. Jackson

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2009.041
Title
Rock Island Lines Insurance Booklet1926
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet 1 folder
Creator
Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific Railway Company
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
The collection contains a booklet promoting an insurance plan for employees of the Rock Island Lines.

Administrative Information

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Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], Rock Island Lines Insurance Booklet, Ms2009-041, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

The Rock Island Lines Insurance Booklet was purchased by Special Collections in 2009. The documents had been part of a larger group of railroad-related materials compiled by a collector, then sold to a dealer (see "separated material" section).

Processing Information

The processing and description of the Rock Island Lines Insurance Booklet commenced and was completed in March 2009.


Historical Note

The Rock Island and LaSalle Rail Road Company was chartered in Illinois in 1848; then renamed the Chicago and Rock Island Railroad Company in 1851; and the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company in 1866. The Chicago, Rock Island and Gulf Railway was chartered in 1902 to provide an extension of the Rock Island system from Fort Worth, Texas to Galveston. In 1947, the companies were reorganized and consolidated as the Chicago, Rock island and Pacific Railroad Company. Commencing operation on January 1, 1948, the company operated nearly 8,000 miles of track in 14 states. In 1975, the company entered bankruptcy, its assets eventually liquidated.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a booklet promoting and describing a group insurance plan for employees of the Rock Island Lines. Underwritten by the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company of New York, the plan offered life, accidental death and disability, and sick benefits.

Separated Material

The Rock Island Lines Insurance Booklet was acquired as part of a larger collection of railway-related material that had been compiled by a collector, then sold to a dealer. In the course of processing, the drawing was removed to a separate collection. The acquisition of which this booklet was a part also included:

Chapman J. French Papers (Ms2009-034)
Mine Hill & Schuylkill Haven Railroad Stock Certificates (Ms2009-035)
New River Mineral Company Stock Certificate (Ms2009-036)
Norfolk & Western Railway and Associated Companies Collection (Ms2009-037)
Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Receipts (Ms2009-038)
Raleigh Coal & Coke Company Rail Spur Drawing(Ms2009-039)
Reed Island Iron Company Receipts (Ms2009-040)
Sullivan Railroad Company Stock Certificate (Ms2009-042)
Tennessee, Alabama & Georgia Railroad Annual Report (Ms2009-043)
Tennessee, Alabama & Georgia Railway Annual Report (Ms2009-044)
Thomas Wood and Company Freight Records (Ms2009-045)
Virginia Iron, Coal and Coke Company Receipts (Ms2009-046)



Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Rock Island Lines Insurance Booklet by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Container List

folder 1
Booklet
1926