Guide to Federal Records

Records of the Federal Coordinator of Transportation


(Record Group 133)
1930-37

OVERVIEW OF RECORDS LOCATIONS

Table of Contents

  • 133.1 ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY
  • 133.2 GENERAL RECORDS OF THE COORDINATOR'S OFFICE 1932-36
  • 133.3 RECORDS OF OPERATING SECTIONS 1930-37
  • 133.3.1 Records of the Research Section
  • 133.3.2 Records of the Transportation Service Section
  • 133.3.3 Records of the Labor Relations Section
  • 133.3.4 Records of the Property and Equipment Section
  • 133.3.5 Records of the Car Pooling Section
  • 133.3.6 Records of the Regional Coordination Section
  • 133.4 RECORDS OF THE RESEARCH STAFF ON RAILROAD CONSOLIDATION 1933-36
  • 133.5 RECORDS OF REGIONAL OFFICES 1933-36
  • 133.5.1 Records of the Eastern Regional Office
  • 133.5.2 Records of the Southern Regional Office
  • 133.5.3 Records of the Western Regional Office
  • 133.6 OTHER RECORDS 1933-36
  • 133.7 CARTOGRAPHIC RECORDS (GENERAL)

133.1 ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY

Established: As an independent agency by the Emergency Railroad Transportation Act (48 Stat. 211), June 16, 1933.

Functions: Investigated railroad labor conditions and helped the railroad industry to reduce duplicate services and facilities, eliminate practices impairing net earnings, and accomplish financial reorganization.

Abolished: June 16, 1936, by action of Public Resolution 27 (49 Stat. 376), June 14, 1935.

Related Records: Record copies of publications of the Federal Coordinator of Transportation in RG 287, Publications of the U.S. Government.

Subject Access Terms: New Deal agency.

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133.2 GENERAL RECORDS OF THE COORDINATOR'S OFFICE
1932-36

Textual Records: Subject file of Coordinator Joseph B. Eastman, 1933-36, with a card index. Printed and processed copies of reports on the transportation industry, 1933-36. Press releases, 1933-35.

Maps (22 items): United States, showing time zones; services of the Southern Pacific, Baltimore and Ohio, and Pennsylvania Railroad systems; railroads in the vicinity of the New River- Pocahontas Coal Field, WV; and railroad yards and terminals in selected cities, 1932-36. SEE ALSO 133.7.

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133.3 RECORDS OF OPERATING SECTIONS
1930-37

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133.3.1 Records of the Research Section

Textual Records: Reports, correspondence, memorandums, and notes maintained by the research assistant, 1933-36. Completed questionnaires, correspondence, and other records relating to surveys of water transportation of freight, 1933; inter-road accounts, 1934; and grain elevators, 1933-35. Records relating to federal legislation and regulatory activities affecting the transportation industry, 1932-37.

Maps (4 items): Federal land-grant, bond-aided, and "equalization" railroads, 1935. SEE ALSO 133.7.

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133.3.2 Records of the Transportation Service Section

Textual Records: Subject files, 1933-36. List of U.S. corporations owning fleets of 10 or more vehicles, 1933. Correspondence, statistics, and other records on highway freight service, 1934-35. Correspondence and questionnaires relating to the work of the Shippers' Advisory Committee, 1933. Working materials, statistical data, and other records of surveys of carload traffic, 1933-35; transport by motor trucks and pipelines, 1934-35; passenger traffic, 1933-34; bus traffic, 1934; and merchandise traffic, 1933-35. Records relating to containers used in handling freight traffic, 1933-34.

Maps (6 items): United States, showing trade areas, "epigraphic rate blocks," and locations of freight traffic department agencies, n.d. SEE ALSO 133.7.

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133.3.3 Records of the Labor Relations Section

Textual Records: Reports, correspondence, and other records relating to section work, 1933-36. Records maintained by Adjudicator with the Railroad Retirement Board Tedford E. Schoonover, 1933-36. Copies of legislative bills affecting the transportation industry, 1934-36. Correspondence with railroad employees and labor organizations relating to employment conditions and disputes with carriers, 1933-34. Records, including reports, correspondence, and completed questionnaires, relating to an investigation of company unions and charges of railroad resistance to the organization of independent unions among railroad employees, 1933-35. Records relating to section inquiries and surveys, 1933-36. Records relating to the effect on employment of proposed consolidations of terminal facilities, 1934-35.

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133.3.4 Records of the Property and Equipment Section

Textual Records: Subject files relating to operational problems, such as centralized purchasing and simplification and standardization of equipment, and to section activities, 1930-36. Correspondence and statistics concerning costs and estimated economies of proposed shop facilities consolidation, 1934-36. Reports and correspondence concerning the use of diesel equipment in European countries, 1934-36. Correspondence and descriptive literature relating to highway freight equipment, 1935. Records relating to operations of railroad stores departments, 1934-36. Reference files on standardization and simplification of railway equipment and the use of freight containers, 1933-36. Records relating to surveys and studies of handling and preparing scrap material, 1934-35, and of motive power equipment, 1935. Subject files of the assistant director and other officials, 1934-36.

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133.3.5 Records of the Car Pooling Section

Textual Records: Records relating to the development of railroad car pooling plans, movement of freight cars, and disposition of worn and obsolete equipment, 1933-36.

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133.3.6 Records of the Regional Coordination Section

Textual Records: Correspondence and related records concerning economy in regional coordination projects and meetings of regional directors, 1933-36. Correspondence with the Eastern Regional Coordinating Committee and the Eastern Regional Director, and reports relating mainly to studies of proposed coordination of transport facilities and services, 1934-35. Subject files of the section director, 1933-36. Reports relating to proposed consolidations of shop facilities, 1935-36. Reports and correspondence relating to activities in the Southern Region, 1934-36.

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133.4 RECORDS OF THE RESEARCH STAFF ON RAILROAD CONSOLIDATION
1933-36

Textual Records: Correspondence, reports, analyses, and other records relating to a study of the railroad consolidation plan proposed by Frederick H. Prince, 1933-34. Office files of William B. Poland, who headed the study of the "Prince Plan," 1933. Reports, correspondence, and reference material maintained by the Southern Advisory Committee on Railroad Consolidation, 1933.

Maps (55 items): Railroad lines and jointly owned lines as advocated by the "Prince Plan," and lines of individual railroads as allocated in 1929 by the Interstate Commerce Commission, 1933- 36. SEE ALSO 133.7.

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133.5 RECORDS OF REGIONAL OFFICES
1933-36

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133.5.1 Records of the Eastern Regional Office

Textual Records (in New York): Case files relating to consolidation and coordination projects, with indexes, 1933-36. General correspondence, 1933-36. Coordination and consolidation reports, 1934-35. Subject file of the eastern traffic assistant, 1933-36. Personnel records, 1933-36.

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133.5.2 Records of the Southern Regional Office

Textual Records (in Atlanta): Subject-classified central files, 1933-36. "Docket" file, 1933-36. Office file of Regional Director C.E. Weaver, 1933-35. Case files and reports relating to proposed consolidation projects, 1935-36. Reading file, 1934-36. Suggestion file, 1933-36.

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133.5.3 Records of the Western Regional Office

Textual Records (in Chicago): Correspondence file, 1933-36. Office files of Assistant Regional Director W.F. Kirk, 1933-35. Records relating to consolidation of terminal facilities, 1933- 36. Reports on coordination projects, 1934-35. Completed questionnaires containing data on leases of railroad-owned warehouse and storage space, n.d. Subject file of the western traffic assistant, 1933-36. Records relating to the Chicago Terminal Study, 1933-36.

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133.6 OTHER RECORDS
1933-36

Textual Records: Minutes, reports, and program correspondence of the Mechanical Advisory Committee; and office files of Chairman L.K. Sillcox, 1934-36. Subject file of the general counsel relating to the railroad industry, 1933-36. Subject files of the executive and traffic assistant, 1933-36.

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133.7 CARTOGRAPHIC RECORDS (GENERAL)

SEE Maps UNDER 133.2, 133.3.1, 133.3.2, and 133.4.


Bibliographic note: Web version based on Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States. Compiled by Robert B. Matchette et al. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1995.
3 volumes, 2428 pages.

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