Part 1 - Bibliographies and Finding Aids

Compiled by historian Don Meints.


Alward, Dennis and Pierce, Charles S., compilers. Index to the Local and Special Acts of the State of Michigan, 1803-1927.Lansing MI: State of Michigan, 1928.

Andresen, John. Index to the Canadian National Railways Record of Archival Deposits. Montreal: Canadian National Railways, 1965.

Barnett, LeRoy. Bibliography of Michigan Railroads. Ann Arbor: Historical Society of Michigan, 1983.

---- Railroads in Michigan: A Catalog of Company Publications, 1836-1980. Marquette MI: Northern Michigan Univ. Press, 1986.

Bryant, Keith L., editor. Railroads in the Age of Regulation, 1900-1980. New York: Facts on File, 1988.

Bullard, Thomas R. Street, Interurban and Rapid Transit Railways of the United States: A Selective Historical Bibliography.Forty Fort PA: Harold E. Cox, 1984.

Degowski, Gregory. "Michigan Railroad History Bibliography." Royal Oak MI: Bluewater Chapter, National Railway Hist. Socy., 1988.

Dow, Andrew.  Dow’s Dictionary of Railway Quotations.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006.

Feltner, Charles E. and Baron, Jeri. Great Lakes Maritime History: Bibliography and Sources of Information. Dearborn MI: Seejay, 1982.

Frey, Robert L., editor. Rails in the Nineteenth Century. New York: Facts on File, 18?.

Gilda, Martinello. "Canadian National's Dechief Library at Montreal." Railfan and Railroad, 6:9 (Sept. 1986), pp. 39-40.

Hansen, Holly T., compiler. The Directory of North American Railroads, Associations, Societies, Archives, Libraries, Museums and Their Collections. Croyden UT: H T Holly Research Services, 1999.

Hathaway, Richard. Dissertations and Theses in Michigan History. Lansing: Michigan Dept. of State, 1974.

Karamanski, Theodore J.  Deep Woods Frontier: A History of Logging in Northern Michigan.  Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1989.  (Railroads and logging in U. P.)

Michigan Historical Collections. Penn Central Transportation Co. Ann Arbor: Bentley Historical Library, 1986-87. (Finding aid)

Middleton, William D., Smerk, George M., and Diehl, Roberta L.  Encyclopedia of North American Railroads.  Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana University Press, 2007.

Milhaupt, Fritz. Pere Marquette Railway: HO Modeler's Reference Guide and PM Railway Bibliography. Ann Arbor MI: author, 1995.

Morrison, Paul Cross. Geographer's Mirror of Michigan: A Bibliography of Professional Writings. East Lansing MI: Michigan State Univ., 1964.

National Archives and Records Administration. Pfeifer, David, compiler. Records Relating to North American Railroads: Reference Information Paper #91. Washington, 2001?

Preliminary Checklist of Michigan Imprints. Detroit: Michigan Historical Record Project, Work Projects Administration, 1942. Reprint, New York: Kraus Reprint, 1964.

Streeter, Floyd Benjamin. Michigan Bibliography. 2 vols. Lansing MI: Mich. Historical Comm., 1921.

Taber, Thomas T. III, compiler. Guide to Railroad Historical Resources United States and Canada. Muncy PA: author, 1993. 4 volumes.

Taber, Thomas T. III. Railroad Periodical Index 1831-1999: Eighty Periodicals Containing Steam, Electric, and Industrial Railroad Material. Muncy PA: author, 2001.

Thompson, Thomas Richard. "Check List of Publications on American Railroads Before 1841." Bulletin of the New York Public Library, 45 (1945), pp. 3-68, 533-584, 859-940; 46 (1942?), pp. 865-909.

Trap, Paul. Lake Michigan Car Ferries: Bibliography and Roster. Holland MI: author, 1998.

Zito, Anthony, compiler. A Guide to the Historical Collections of Michigan State University. East Lansing MI: Michigan State Univ. Press, 1969.