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Leroy Roberts Railroad Collection

Identifier: 1989-0073

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of maps, atlases, photographs, pamphlets, booklets, real estate appraisals and other property records, bridge lists, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and timetables, almost exclusively documenting the history of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, better known as the New Haven Railroad, and its predecessor railroad lines, particularly the portions of the railroad that ran in Connecticut. The maps include blueprint copies of many of those that were created for the Interstate Commerce Commission in 1915 by the New Haven Railroad, known as the valuation series. The photographs series is an extensive set of images of virtually every railroad station and depot in Connecticut, plus many images of town and city views and of other railroad structures such as roundhouses and freight yards.


  • undated, 1851-1993


The collection is open and available for research.

Restrictions on Use and Copyright Information

Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from both the University of Connecticut Libraries and the owner(s) of the copyright.


Leroy Roberts is a resident of Meriden, Connecticut, and an avid historian and collector of photographs, documents and memorabilia of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, particularly the portion of the railroad that ran through the state of Connecticut. He was an employee of Pratt & Whitney's Tool Division.


100 Linear Feet

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Collection of maps, photographs and other documents focusing on the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad and its predecessor railroad lines, particularly those that ran in Connecticut.

Provenance and Acquisition

The collection was donated by Leroy Roberts in the years between 1989 and 2012.

Location of Copies or Alternate Formats

Digital reproductions of materials in this collection may also be found in the Archives & Special Collections digital repository.

Related Material

Archives & Special Collections has a substantial collection of materials pertaining to the railroads of southern New England, particularly the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad. For detailed information on these collections please contact the curator or ask at the Reading Room desk.

Leroy Roberts Railroad Collection
Archives & Special Collections staff
2014 February
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

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