Guide to the National Railway Historical Society Papers, September 5, 1977

Summary Information

Title: National Railway Historical Society Papers, September 5, 1977
Collection: AC.746
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

The National Railway Historical Society Papers is a collection of a commemorative postcard of the last day of the Roanoke, Virginia Convention of the Society, September 5, 1977, with its special postmarks and railroad stamps.

Creator: National Railway Historical Society.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Roanoke Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society was established in 1955, and has been active in preservation and restoration of historical rail equipment, documentation and structures, maintaining a fleet of passenger cars and diesel locomotives, and sponsoring rail excursions.

The Chapter works together with three other organizations in the Roanoke Valley, the Virginia Museum of Transportation, the O. Winston Link Museum, and the Norfolk & Western Historical Society, all the while promoting the Roanoke Valley as a rail destination. Indeed, these groups, along with the Blue Ridge Chapter and the C&OHS, have had the Commonwealth of Virginia designate this area as Virginia's Rail Heritage Region.

Scope and Contents

This collection is one postcard advertising the last day of the National Railway Historical Society Convention in Roanoke, Virginia on September 15, 1977. It has three special railroad stamps and special postmarks commemorating the Society and Convention.


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 was purchased from Bookworm and Silverfish in 2010. Accession number AC.2011.013

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Anita Elliott, January 2014. 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.746: National Railway Historical Society Papers, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Papers, September 5, 1977 ACSC_Box 25, Folder 6