Guide to the J. R. Jacks Collection Collection,

Record Group 080

Date Span  1888-1982 (bulk 1950-1975)

Extent
0.66 cf

Historical Note:  John Russell Jacks, Sr. (Jan 4, 1910--Feb. 27, 2006), was employed by Southern Railway and Western Union.  He lived in  Dothan, AL, 1962-1995, where he was a member of First Methodist Church and a founding member of the Wiregrass Society for Railway History in 1967.  Jacks was also a Kiwanis member and member of the National Rose Society. After leaving Dothan, he moved to Birmingham.  He is interred in Barnesville, GA. (Jacks obituary, Dothan Eagle, March 1, 2006)

Scope/Content:  Contains records of the Wiregrass Society for Railway History (WSRH), 1967-82, National Railway History bulletins, Central of Georgia Railroad information, Research materials and memoirs/histories concerning railroads, Southern Railway train orders and magazines, Railway maps, photographs, and artifacts.

Organization:  Organized into 5 series:  1. Wiregrass Society for Railway History records; 2. Railroad History Reference Material; 3. Personal Reference materials; 4. Artifacts; 5. Maps.

Provenance:  Dothan Landmark Park, as a local history repository, accepted Mr. Jacks's documents on local railroad.  Mr. Jacks also deposited a separate set of documents relating to the WHRS, a local railroad enthusiasts' group (now defunct).  Gift agreement unavailable.

Processing Note:  Originally processed as part of RG 030 - Dixie Depot.  The Wiregrass Archives staff reviewed material in 2006 and determined that it was not part of the Dixie Depot records.  Assigned separate RG number of 080 in June 2007.  Maps encapsulated in Mylar for preservation and ease of access.

Preferred Citation:  J. R. Jacks Collection, RG 080, Wiregrass Archives, Troy University--Dothan Campus, Dothan AL.

Date processed:   June 2007
Processed By:
  TB

INVENTORY

Series 1:  WSRH Records

File I.D.

 

File Label

080

04-0428

001

001

 

Wiregrass Society for Railway History (WSRH) - Founding/Governing Documents - 1967

080

04-0428

001

002

 

WSRH - Non Profit Organization Application and Status - 1968, 1973

080

04-0428

001

003

 

WSRH - Charter Constitution and By-Laws, 1967

080

04-0428

001

004

 

WSRH - Correspondence - 1967-1969, 1971-1972

080

04-0428

001

005

 

Financial Records - 1973-1974, 1976

080

04-0428

001

006

 

Wiregrass Society for Railway History - Membership - Wiregrass Chapter (1968, 1969, 1972, 1974, 1975)

080

04-0428

001

007

 

WSRH - Meeting Notes - 1970 - 1971

080

04-0428

001

008

 

Baldwin Engine # 610 - 1967-1968, 1972-1973

080

04-0428

001

009

 

Diesel Locomotive # 1 - 1968

080

04-0428

001

010

 

Southern Railway Coaches 1016-1017-1018  - 1971

080

04-0428

001

011

 

Southern Railway Coaches 1201, 1202, 1203 - 1968

080

04-0428

001

012

 

SR - 126 Baggage and Express Car 1973

080

04-0428

001

013

 

Rail Museum - 1964, 1968, 1971, 1972-1973

080

04-0428

001

014

 

Hartford and Slocomb Railroad Company - 1967, 1971, 1973

080

04-0428

001

015

 

Excursions on Hartford and Slocomb RR; Southern RY R4 0 1973, 1971

080

04-0428

001

016

 

Insurance - Rail Excursions Tours - 1971-1972

080

04-0428

001

017

 

WSRH - Steel Wheel - 1967, 1970-1974

080

04-0428

001

018

 

WSRH - Newsletters - Member Chapter - 1971, 1982

080

04-0428

001

019

 

The Bulletin / National Railway Historical Society - 1970-1972

Series 2:  Historical Research materials

File I.D.

 

File Label

080

04-0428

001

022

 

Central of Georgia Employee Handbooks - 1917, 1958, 1960

080

04-0428

001

023

 

Central of Georgia Railway Company - Rules / Regulation Books [1917, 1958] Labor Agreement [1959]

080

04-0428

001

024

 

Central of Georgia Seniority Roster - 1964-1967

080

04-0428

002

001

 

Central of Georgia Magazine - Nov. 1939, April 1941, March 1943

080

04-0428

002

002

 

Central of Georgia Magazine, "The Right Way" - [March 1956, August 1958, November 1958, July 1963, October 1963 (photocopy)]

080

04-0428

002

003

 

Historical Record - River Junction [Chattahoochee] , FL - 1903, 1908, 1915

080

04-0428

002

004

 

Couch, H. A. - Memoirs - 1976

080

04-0428

002

005

 

Newspaper Clippings - 1969, 1972

080

04-0428

002

006

 

Displayed Steam Locomotives:  Their care and Maintenance Illinois Railway Museum [March 1974]

080

04-0428

002

007

 

"The General", Claude H. Ryan [Author] , 1962

080

04-0428

002

008

 

"A History of the Central of Georgia Railway Company"; W. E. Dorminey [Author] 1965

080

04-0428

002

009

 

Locomotive Advertising in America, 1850-1900

080

04-0428

002

010

 

Southern Railway System [Magazine] "Ties" - July / Aug. 1972, Jan. / Feb. 1974, Mar. / Apr. 1979

080

04-0428

002

011

 

Time Tables - Railroad - 1957, 1962-1963, 1965, 1969, 1970

080

04-0428

002

013

 

Train Orders and Updates - Central of Georgia / Southern Railway - Dec. 18-25, 1962, Apr. 7, 1974

080

04-0428

002

015

 

45 Photographs of railway stations, rolling stock, tracks and trestles, people, maintenance, in southeastern Alabama, southwestern Georgia, northern Florida - 1974-1975 + Four prints of the last run of the "Nancy Hanks," and Barnesville, GA, station, 1971

080

04-0428

002

016

 

Five Max Calloway Photos of WRHS Excursion, Oates Street, Dothan, AL bridge, Railway passes and workers.- 1973-1975

 Series 3:  Personal Files

File I.D.

 

File Label

080

04-0428

002

012

 

Train Orders - January 31, 1975 - Last Train Orders Made by J. R. Jacks before Retirement.

080

04-0428

002

014

 

Miscellaneous [1917, 1936, 1955, 1967, 1969, 1971]

Series 4:  Artifacts

File I.D.

 

File Label

080

04-0428

002

017

 

Artifacts

 Series 5:  Maps

File I.D.

 

File Label

080

04-0428

001

020

 

Cram's Township Railroad Map - Alabama [ca. 1888] - Original Doc. 

080

04-0428

001

021

 

Cram's Township Railroad Map - Alabama [ca. 1888] - Photocopy [see also MC5 Item 1]

080

04-0428

002

018

 

Map - Rand McNally Pocket Map - Alabama [Map Missing] - 1932

080

04-0428

MD5

001

 

Crams Township Railroad Map - Alabama - [c. 1888]

080

04-0428

MD5

002

 

Map of Southern Freight Association, n. d., post 1912

080

04-0428

MD5

003

 

Railroad Junction Points Map of Southeastern Part of United States; Pre 1912 (year of Name Change of Abbeville Junction to Grimes [AL])

080

04-0428

MD5

004

 

Railroad Junction Points Map of Southeastern Part of United States; post 1912

080

04-0428

MD5

005

 

Distance Map: Showing Mileage Between Junction Points in Southern Territory - June 30, 1924

080

04-0428

MD5

006

 

Distance Map: Showing Mileage Between Junction Points in Southern Territory - June 30, 1926

080

04-0428

MD5

007

 

Map of the Southern Railway System, 1926

080

04-0428

MD5

008

 

Map of the Southern Railway System, 1930

080

04-0428

MD5

009

 

Atlanta and West Point Rail Company / The Western Railway of Alabama / Georgia Railroad, 1926

080

04-0428

MD5

010

 

Central of Georgia - County Map GA and AL, 1923

080

04-0428

MD5

011

 

Duplicates of Encapsulated Maps [(1) Southern Freight Assoc., (2) Central of Georgia]

080

04-0428

MD5

012

 

Out of Territory Maps - Upper Midwest (Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, etc.), Chicago IL Rapid Transit Lines, Florida Peninsula - Florida East Coast Railway, 1926, Florida Sectional Map (oversized), Dept. of Agriculture, 1952, Florida East Coast Railway, Miami, FL, 1927, The Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad, n. d., Illinois Central / Central of Georgia / Steamship Co. of Savannah, 1922


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