Guide to the Good Roads Train Postcard, 1911,

Summary Information

Title: Good Roads Train Postcard, 1911,
Collection: AC.711
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

The collection is one black and white advertisement card addressed to the Mayor of Harrisonburg, Virginia, advertising dates and cities of lectures and exhibits on the Good Roads Train sponsored by the Southern Railway and the Danville and Western Railway in 1911.

Creator: Southern Railway and Danville & Western Railway

Biographical/Historical Note

According to W.W. Finley, president of the Southern Railway, the purposes of this Good Roads Train were to arouse increased interest in the subject of improved roads in the territory traversed by the lines of the company; to teach farmers and road officials the fundamental principles of road building; and to encourage the organization of local good road associations.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a black and white postcard advertising the lecture and exhibit circuit of the Good Roads Train presented by the Southern Railway and Danville & Western Railway. The text includes a partial schedule, with date, location, and time of lectures in various Virginia cities. It is postmarked 1911 so presumably the lectures occurred around that time. It was addressed to the Mayor of Harrisonburg, Virginia.


This is a single-item collection.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

This collection was purchased from Bookworm and Silverfish in 2009. Accession number AC.2010.014

Processing Information

This colleciton was processed by Anita Elliott, December 2013. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.711: Postcard, Advertisement of Lectures and Exhibits by the Southern Railway and Danville & Western Railway in Various Virginia Cities via the "Good Roads Train", W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Postcard, 1911 ACSC_Box 24, Folder 7