Martin (Boyce F.), Sr. Collection, 1948-1979

Descriptive Summary

Title
Martin (Boyce F.), Sr. Collection, 1948-1979
Creator
Martin, Boyce F. Sr.
Finding Aid Author
Archives Staff
Repository
University of Louisville

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Boyce F. Martin, Sr.; 1907-1981.
Boyce F. Martin, Sr. was a Louisville, Kentucky business executive and civic leader. He was educated at Davidson College and earned a master's degree from Harvard University's Business School. He first worked for the American Telephone and Telegraph company, then returned to the academic world, first as Assistant Dean of the Harvard Business School and later as Professor of Economics and Dean of the School of Business Administration at Emory University, Atlanta. In 1942, he began a long career with the Louisville Cement Company, becoming company president in 1958. While in Louisville, he served on the boards of the American Printing House for the Blind, Norton Memorial Infirmary and several banks. He was also a member of the Board of Overseers at the University of Louisville, and president of the Louisville Chamber of Commerce, and the Louisville Rotary Club. His hobby, model railroading, is reflected in this collection.
Scope and Content
Boyce F. Martin, Sr. Collection; 1948-1979
The Boyce Martin collection was donated to the University of Louisville Archives in 1989 by Mrs. Martin through the offices of Charles Castner. Mr. Castner, formerly of the Louisville and Nashville (L & N) Railroad and himself a railroad buff, serves as consultant to the University Archives for its extensive L & N collection. He has been instrumental in bringing together other railroad materials to enhance the L & N records and Mr. Martin's photographs and writings on model railroading is a valuable resource for other hobbiests.
The Boyce Martin Papers are in four series: 1. Martin's writings and support material; 2. miscellaneous correspondence; 3. publications; and 4. photographs, slides, and negatives.
All series are arranged in alphabetical order by folder title when known, and railroad names are highlighted throughout. In series one, a biography folder for Martin and his notebook/diary precede the records. This diary appears to be a journal written during the building of his own model railroad, the Osage. While most of the photographs are contained in series four, some are found with other support material in series one, as are drafts of Martin's writings. Series three contains reference publications on railroads as well as an incomplete collection of bound Model Railroader's, 1947 to 1978. In series 4, the photographs and negatives are arranged primarly by type of rolling stock or structure and the slides remain as Martin grouped them. They include a trip to Seattle and extensive shots of the Osage.

Contents of the Collection

1. BOYCE MARTIN'S WRITINGS AND SUPPORT MATERIAL

1. Biography folder

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2. B.F. Martin - Notebook/diary

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3. B.F. Martin - Newsletters and Manuscripts

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3. Australian Railroad

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4. B & O Railroad/North Vernon, IN

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5. B & O Railroad/North Vernon, IN - diagrams and plans

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6. same - models

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7. C & O Railroad/Huntington, W.Va.

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8. East Glen article

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9. East Glen - prototype and models

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10. Esmeralda Canning Co. - article, correspondence

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11. same - photos

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12. Georgia Railroad - photos

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13. same

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14. same - Washington Branch article

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15. same - photos

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16. Illinois Central Railroad/Central City, KY

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17. L & N/Anchorage, KY - photos

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18. L & N - baggage carts

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19. L & N - coach

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20. L & N/Crestwood, KY - model, photos

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21. L & N/LaGrange, KY - models, station, photos

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22. L & N/ Louisville shop - article

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23. same - photos

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24. L & N - misc. photos

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25. Louisville, New Albany & Corydon Railroad - notes, article

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26. same - photos

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27. Madison, IN Railroad

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28. Miscellaneous Railroad photos

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29. Model Railroad photos

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30. Model Railroad scenery; 1948

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31. same

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32. same - misc. photos

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33. same - train photos

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34. same - scenery, towns; 1948

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35. New York Central - drawings, correspondence

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36. New York Central/Louisville, KY - roundhouse

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37. New York Central/Lafayette, IN - Mike - photos (for article?)

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38. New York Central/North Vernon - article

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39. same - photos

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40. Nickel Plate (later N & W) Railroad, Linden, IN - article

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41. same - photos

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42. Norfolk and Western - photos

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43. North Vernon, IN

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44. same - misc. photos

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45. Osage Railroad; 1948-52 - Anchorage, KY

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46. Pennsylvania Railroad - photos

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47. same - Attaboy Station article

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48. same - photos

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49. same - Train Order Station article

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50. same - photos

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51. Prototype RRs and Models

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1. Seattle trip - article

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2. same - photos

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3. same - photos of stations

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4. same

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5. Scenery photos

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6. Southern Railroad - photos

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7. Speed Quarry Railroad - article, drawings

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8. same - photos

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9. Station, photos

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10. same

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11. Train trips - photos

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12. Trestles and Tunnels - article

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13. same - photos

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2 - MISCELLANEOUS CORRESPONDENCE

1. B.F.Martin - Whit (Tower)

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2. Miscellaneous

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3. Notes and correspondence re model railroad articles

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4. B.F. Martin - correspondence; 1972-1979

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5. B.F. Martin - miscellaneous

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3 - PUBLICATIONS

1. Alexander, Edwin P. Down at the Depot

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2. Allen, C. Frank, S.B. Railroad Curves and Earthwork

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3. Armstrong, John. Track planning for realistic operation

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4. Assorted Price Lists and Catalogs

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5. Atlanta and West Point Railroad - Standard Plans

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6. Beebe, Lucius. Highball- A Pageant of Trains

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7. Beebe, Lucius. Twentieth Century

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8. BlueGrass Railroading

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9. Chesapeake and Ohio Historical Newsletter

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10. Courier-Journal Magazine; January 4, 1953

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11. Dubin, Arthur D. Some Classic Trains

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12. Farrington, S. Kip Jr. Railroading the Modern Way.

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13. Harvard Business School Bulletin

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14. HO Monthly - Model Trains; 1951, 1952

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15. Kalmbach, A.C. The Model Railroader Cyclopedia

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16. Kalmbach, A.C. Model R.R. Track and Layout

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17. Kalmbach, Publications. Railroad Station Planbook

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18. Lucas, Walter A. editor Popular Picture and Plan Book of Railroad Cars and Locomotives

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19. McClanahan, Bill "Scenery for Model Railroads"

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20. MCR NMRA Division 8 "Roster October 1980"

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21. National Railway Historical Society --- Bulletin Vol. 31, No. 6 1966

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22. NMRA By Laws and Standards

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23 NMRA. The Official Guide of the Model Railways of the U.S., Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico and Cuba 2c

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24. New York Central System "Road to the Future" (This is a book of post-cards.)

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25. Pinkepank, Jerry A. "Diesel Spotter's Guide"

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26. Pinkepank, Jerry A. "The Second Diesel Spotter's Guide"

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1. Prince, Richard E. Steam Locomotives and History, Georgia Railroad and West Point Route

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2. Plowden, David Farewell to Steam

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3. Railroad Model Craftsman; Oct. 1950, June 1951, March 1975

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4. Sagle, Lawrence W. B & O Power

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5. Strunk, William Jr. and White, E.B. The Elements of Style

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8. "Sling Shot & Vinegar Valley Railroad" Rulebook

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9. Thorne, Peter J. "Practical Projects for Model Railroaders"

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10. Trains; Dec. 1972

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11. Walthers, Wm K. Inc. "Walthers Decal Catalog and RR Lettering Manual"

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The Railway and Locomotive Historical Society, Inc. "Railroad History" Vols. 134 thru 145

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Model Railroader; Vols. 14-23 (1947-56); Vol. 30 (1963); Vols. 37-43 (1970-76); Vol. 45 (1978)

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NMRA Bulletin 1974-1980

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4 - Photographs

1. Engines

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2. Railroad cars, both passenger and freight

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3. Town scenes

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4. Specific structures and locales

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5. Specific structures on Osage

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6. Structures and layout

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7. Mountain structures

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8. Minature people, grades, scenery

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9. Numbered photos

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Mounted Photos

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1. C & O/Central Station, 7th and River, Louisville, KY ca. 1955

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2. Illinois Central - Steam Locomotive/Central City, KY ca. 1950s

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3. L & N/Anchorage, KY "HK Tower, Picking up Orders" ca. 1950

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4. North Vernon, IN - sketch

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5. NYC/North Vernon, IN - Big Four Passenger Station - sketch

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6. Osage RR, Model RR layout ca. 1950s

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Negatives

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E.G. Baker

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B & O - North Vernon Q-3/Washington...

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C & O

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Crestwood

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Derby Hokay/Station...

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Engines/prototype

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F-7 Conversion/article

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FRT. House/model

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Infra Red filter pictures

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L & N

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Locomotives/prototype

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Mantua/Hudson Conversion

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Miscellaneous

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M(odel) R(ailroader) covers

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NMRA...

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North Vernon/NYC & Pennsy

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Osage scenery

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PeeWee Valley station model

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Shelbyville, Kentucky

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Small Stations

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South Portsmith

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Speed Narrow Gauge

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Trees

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Water tower/model

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A-F

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Bridges and tunnels

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Models

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Models and Scenery

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Osage

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Slides and slide negatives

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Station - Sept. '77

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Seattle and far west

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