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Indianapolis Union Railway Company payroll books

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: V398

Scope and Contents

Thsi collection contains two payroll books created by the Indianapolis Union Railway Company from 1884 to 1894.


  • 1884-1894


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Historical Note

The Indianapolis Union Railway Company resulted from the Indianapolis City Council's authorization in 1850 of the laying of tracks for the first union railroad in the country. The expressed purpose of the council's authorization was to build a joint railroad connecting the four railroads then serving Indianapolis. Construction of a common depot started in 1852. The Union Passenger Station opened September 28, 1852. Union Station replaced this first building in 1888. Eventually, the Indianapolis Union Railway operated Union Station, the Union tracks, and the Indianapolis Belt Railroad.


0.6 Cubic Feet (2 volumes)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Related Materials

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

L500: Indianapolis Union Railway Company collection

Processing Information

Collection processing completed in 1999 by Philip N. Williams. EAD finding aid created 2019/10/15 by Lauren Patton.
Indianapolis Union Railway Company payroll books
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.