Dear Mr. Reeves,
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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located 50 series in the Records of the Interstate Commerce Commission (Record Group 134) that contain records about railroads and may include the Chicago, Anamosa and Northern railway. The records are not digitized. For more information about these series, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDT2. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.
We suggest that you review the Records Relating to North American Railroads by David Pfeiffer, a finding aid for researching railroad records in the National Archives.
We also suggest that you search the websites listed below for research tips and resources for the information you are seeking:
- Iowa State Archives
- State Historical Society of Iowa
- The Chanute Daily Tribune
- Chicago, Anamosa & Northern Railroad
- Value of Railroad Antiques From Chicago, Anamosa and Northern Railway
- Sonken v. Board of Supervisors
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!