The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 54, July 1950 - April, 1951 Page: 138
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
In the foreword it is stated that "the author, a political scien-
tist, has made an analytical portrait of institutional changes un-
der wartime pressure." It is the story of the impact of the war
on the existing state governmental institutions. Several studies
on the record of Virginia in the last war are in progress since
the summer of 1946 under the supervision of the World War II
History Division of the Virginia State Library.
War is waged as a nation. State governments within the na-
tional framework are supposed to carry on the normal functions
within their province but that is not always possible because of
the national needs. A study of the changes necessary in the state
government seems very worthwhile as a part of the complete
story of the war.
The Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Company de-
posited in the Newberry Library in 1943 the bulk of its nine-
teenth century central office and land office records for the period
from 1850 to 9go01. Elizabeth Coleman Jackson and Carolyn
Curtis have compiled a Guide to these archives, a copy of which
the Association received recently.
The introduction states that "this Guide is intended to serve
two purposes: It is a catalog, the only one that exists, to the
more than a million letters, some 1500oo bundles of miscellaneous
materials, and about 2000 bound volumes of ledgers, accounts
and operating books .. , and being considerably more detailed
than a catalog and with a substantial index, it can be called a
Guide which roughly indicates for the student in what bundle
or volume he may reasonably expect to find a particular docu-
ment." It is not a calendar of the collection.
According to the accompanying letter, copies of this Guide
as long as the supply lasts can be obtained upon application to
the Newberry Library, Chicago.
The Guide follows, it is stated, the practices set up by Charles
M. Andrews in his Guide to the Materials for American History
to 1783 in the Public Records Office of Great Britain.
The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission has
published Guide to the Published Archives of Pennsylvania cov-
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 54, July 1950 - April, 1951, periodical, 1951; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101133/m1/166/: accessed December 11, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.