Local History Digital Materials

These digital materials are only a small percentage of the archive’s Local History collections. Please contact us for information about locating non-digitized materials, publication of images, or how to obtain high resolution files at spec@wumail.wustl.edu.


St. Louis reference books: Graphic Facts About People in St. Louis and St. Louis County, 1947 booklet about demographics

Eads Bridge Terminal Railroad Drawings: Digital reproductions exist for all of the drawings, however most are not available online. Patrons can view all digitized files while visiting University Archives.

TR-002: #46: Showing mode of supporting the railway on joints 7 & 34 of side spans and 8 & 36 of centre span, Date: 1/18/1871, Signed: Eads, Size: 27″x20″

TR-004: #31: Showing mode of supporting crossbeams of railroad on joints 9 & 10 of side spans, Date: 12/24/1870; received at St. Louis, 1/5/1871 by Walter Katte, Signed: Eads, Size: 27″x20″

TR-007: #30: Support of crossbeam of lower roadway at joint #s 10 & 34 and 11 & 33 (centre span), Date: 12/22/1870; received at St. Louis, 1/5/1871 by Walter Katte, Signed: Eads, Size: 27″x20″

TR-044: #27A (revised) Full size section of wrought iron longitudinal beam and steel rail used in construction of railway, including table of lengths of beams for centre and side spans Date: 7/27/1871; received at St. Louis, 8/23/1871 by Walter Katte, Size: 27″x20″

TR-169: Sketch showing relative position of bridge tunnel and new post office, St. Louis, drawing A, U.S.P.O (proposed), city block 193, between Olive & Locust Streets, Size: 25″x14″

TR-294: Unidentified, diagram showing the base of bridge piers below water level, Size: 32″x27″

St. Louis Car Company Collection:

Series 01 — PCC sales brochure

Series 02 — Specifications for PCC construction, 1941 and 1947

Series 04 — Cardinal Aircraft Sales brochure

Series 05 – images from the collection available on flickr (less than 2% of the thousands of images available in the collection available online).

Documents are available as: full text-pdf, full-text Google Books, or full-text Hathi Trust (all patrons can access materials via HathiTrust, however a WUSTL log-in is required to download items). Some texts are also provided via subscription databases accesabile on campus or via WUSTL log-in.