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Richard Worsam Meade papers, 1904-1933

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0861
Bib ID 4079094 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Meade, Richard Worsam, 1870-1933
Title Richard Worsam Meade papers, 1904-1933
Physical Description 29 boxes (29 boxes)
Language(s) English .
Additional Description http://www.columbia.edu/cu/libraries/inside/projects/findingaids/scans/pdfs/ldpd_rbml_4079094.pdf
Access

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Arrangement

Arrangement

Arranged.

Description

Summary

Correspondence, pamphlets, reports, surveys, and maps relating to taxicab and motorbus transportation in various cities, chiefly in the United States.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Richard Worsam Meade papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/89.

Subject Headings

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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Maps Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Bus lines Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Buses Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Detroit (Mich.) -- Commerce Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Detroit Motor Bus Company (Detroit, Mich.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New York (N.Y.) -- Commerce Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New York Transportation Company (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
People's Motorbus Company of St. Louis (Saint Louis, Mo.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Saint Louis (Mo.) -- Commerce Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Taxicabs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Transportation, Automotive -- Michigan -- Detroit Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Transportation, Automotive -- Missouri -- Saint Louis Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Transportation, Automotive -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Meade was a pioneer in the field of motor bus and taxicab services, establishing the first of these in the United States in 1906. He was president and general manager of the New York Transportation Company, 1904-1918; president and general manager, Detroit Motor Bus Company, 1919-1921; and People's Motorbus Company of St. Louis, 1922-1931; and Consultant on Transportation, 1931-1933.