William R. Hogarty Library
One of our Society's goals, that of establishing a museum and archival library, has been realized in our William R. Hogarty Library. The Library houses over 13,850 catalogued items relating to the Northwestern Pacific Railroad and other Redwood Empire rail lines. The Library contains over 7,500 photographs, 1,700 maps, 900 plans, a large reference book library, collections of employee timetables and rosters, as well as many historical documents and Artifacts.
We have found a new home for our Library and Archive. We have relocated to a Petaluma office space with a very convenient location. We are at 1364 No.McDowell in Petaluma, this location is directly across from the Kohl's shopping center Click here for pictures of our new location. We could use help with data entry and sorting, if you are interested please send an e-mail.
The Library/Archive applied for and was granted a $1000.00 Grant from the Tom E. Dailey Foundation. This grant money will be spent on making our collections more accessable to the public. A new slide scanner, photo albums and a new computer workstation have been set up.
Currently the Library is open every Thursday for a work session from 10 AM until 4 PM. We will have the same hours for access on the first Saturday of each month. To gain access at other times for research purposes contact the NWPRRHS secretary firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Purchase of the Roger Graeber videos, of talks given at Whistlestop North in Santa Rosa, benefit the Library/Archive. Click in the button below for details.
This page was created on November 8, 2000
and last updated on June 1, 2013