SCOPE: The Greene Line Collection traces the development of Green Line Steamers Incorporated, as well as its antecedent and related companies through correspondence, financial documentation, business records, newspaper clippings, photographs, blueprints and memorabilia. The years covered by the collection are the 1920s through the 1950s.
The materials in the collection date from the 1920s to the early 1960s. The collection consists of 30 half-size record boxes and four oversized boxes, totaling about 18 linear feet.
In addition, the collection boasts a sizeable amount of documentation and blueprints covering the U.S. Lighthouse Tender Wakerobin, a vessel that was of personal interest to the previous collector of the Greene Line Collection. When the Greene Line Collection was acquired, the materials regarding the Wakerobin were included. The Wakerobin materials consist of correspondence, operational records, and blueprints pertaining to the vessel from the 1920s through the 1950s.
EXTENT: Approximately 18 linear feet of archival records including correspondence, blueprints, photographs, business and financial records, and publications.
This is collection P-010. This collection is available for on-site use only in the Rare Book and Manuscripts Reading Room. Some of the collection may be photocopied, digitally scanned or photographed, depending on condition. Researchers are advised to call ahead concerning changes in hours due to University intersessions and holidays. The St. Louis Mercantile Library is located on levels one and two of the Thomas Jefferson Library building. More information about conducting research with the archival collections of the Library, including current building hours and reading room policies, can be found on our Research page
Preferred Citation note: The preferred citation for this collection is "From the collections of the Herman T. Pott National Inland Waterways Library at the University of Missouri - St. Louis.”
A published finding aid for Special Collection P-10 is available for download, in .PDF and .RTF format below.
Greene Line Collection Finding Aid (.pdf)
Greene Line Collection Finding Aid (.rtf)
The Delta Queen Boarded Up For Her Journey Through The Panama Canal, from the Greene Line Collection.