History: This collection was donated by Prof. Don Hofsommer in 1999.
Scope: Comprised largely of original publications and documents from many railroads, the Hofsommer Collection is especially strong on material from the following railroads (most of the collection relates to Prof. Hofsommer's published work): Quanah, Acme, and Pacific; the St. Louis South Western Railway; the Missouri, Kansas, Texas Railroad; the Texas & New Orleans Railroad, the Grand Trunk Corporation, the Grand Trunk Western Railroad, and the Southern Pacific Railroad. Each of these railroads is accorded a specific series within the collection. There are also lesser holdings from many other railroads merged into a single series. The last series is devoted to biographical material on individual railroad executives.
Holdings: 29 Boxes
Access: *Important* Collection B-12 is housed at an off-site location and is therefore not available on demand. Patrons are urged to contact the library at least one week before their arrival.