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Present library shelving that will be added on to.
by D. Evenson
At their November meeting the Tom E. Dailey Foundation awarded a $3,195 grant to Lake States for the purchase of additional library shelving. "We have around another 1,000 books that need to be placed on library shelving so this will be a tremendous addition to our archives." said President Bob Ristow. LSRHA has discovered and corrected a website searching issue/problem regarding our C & NW archive items. Now by selecting Chicago & North Western from the drop down menu(s), you will readily find 12,024 drawings, 808 photos, 83 maps & diagrams, 50 documents, and 6 timetables! We still have other C & NW items in our collections that have not yet been fully cataloged and entered into our website for searching, so contact us if you do not find what you are looking for.
Changes have been made to the searching capabilities and if you now search for the C&NW drawings you will find 12,971 entries. The Chicago,St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha now has 9,073 files. if you tried in the past with no results, you should find drawings listed now. Thanks for your patience in this matter! LSRHA staff.
August 11,2016
A hot summer this year, progress is continuing, however, with drawing files. The IT team is continuing to process the web files, hopefully the CRIP & CMStP files will be available on line soon! Cataloging continues and a 'new' collection is being entered. Please be patient as much work is needed to get the drawings cataloged, entered into Excel files, proof read and then configured to the web site! August 11, 2016

The Sheffield Car Company drawings are part of the huge Fairbanks, Morse collection. The Sheffield Plant was located in Three Rivers, Michigan and produced a line of several railroad products including VELOCIPEDES, HAND CARS, PUSH CARS, MOTOR CARS, WATER STAND PIPES, OIL STAND PIPES, CATTLE GUARDS AND WATER TANK FIXTURES(/b). It is possible that additional products will be found in the collection also.

MAY 28,2017
Cataloging of the Sheffield drawings has been completed. It is still possible, however, that some drawings may still be found in isolated boxes on the shelves. Total drawing count is over 27,800. The process of entering all entries into the Excel file is continuing. Hopefully the entire file will be entered and check for errors this fall. Inclusion on the WEB site would follow shortly thereafter.

If you are interested in drawings from the Sheffield collection, do not hesitate to call or write, we will attempt to find any drawings for you.
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Lake States president Bob Ristow doing a power point presentation to the Baraboo Young Professionals.
Recently the Baraboo Young Professionals Association held their monthly meeting at Lake States.

After conducting a short business meeting, Lake States president Bob Ristow presented a power point on the history of Lake States and what the group is doing to preserve railroading history. Paul Wolter then gave a talk on the history of the Chicago&Northwest Railroad and its importance to early Baraboo.

Following the presentations the Young Professionals were given a tour of the Lake States archives and could ask questions and socialize with the Lake States volunteers.