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Cody-Sylvan Pass Motor Company records

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7635

Scope and Contents

Contains business records of the Cody-Sylvan Pass Motor Company, including profit and loss statements as well as correspondence regarding trips in automobiles through Yellowstone. Materials date from between 1915 and 1916.

Dates

  • 1915-1916

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Originals restricted. Digital copy available online for public use. Transcription of originals also available for public use.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Cody-Sylvan Pass Motor Company records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative history

The Cody-Sylvan Pass Motor Company was founded in 1913 by F. J. Haynes. In 1916, the company became the first motorized bus fleet allowed in Yellowstone. At that time, it was co-owned by William Nichols and Shaw & Powell. Their fleet consisted of seven ten-passenger trucks with open bodies, five six-passenger Buicks, one Buick service car, and one GMC Truck. In 1917, the company lost its bid to YPTCo, and Haynes was forced to sell his shares in the company.

Extent

2 folders (0.11 linear ft.)

Language

English

Arrangement

Materials arranged in chronological order.

Custodial History

Donated.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated.

Appraisal

19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Illustrates some of the logistics that went into creating Yellowstone National Park as it is today.

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital copy available online. Transcriptions available in Folder 2.

Processing Information

Processed; Elizabeth Ballif, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2011.

Creator

Title
Register of the Cody-Sylvan Pass Motor Company records
Status
Completed
Author
Elizabeth Ballif, student processor, and John M. Murphy, curator
Date
2011 July 27
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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Provo Utah 84602 United States