Guide to the Paul Reeves Bus Driver Collection 1920-1962 MG 1676


Descriptive Summary
Historical Note:
Scope and Content Note
Access Points
Administrative Information

Container List

Paul Reeves Documents

Guide to the Paul Reeves Bus Driver Collection
MG 1676

The New Jersey Historical Society
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The New Jersey Historical Society, Publisher
Processed by Evan Panayi.

Finding aid encoded by Julia Telonidis. August 2006. Production of the EAD 2002 version of this finding aid was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.Finding aid written in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Reeves, Paul.
Title: Paul Reeves Bus Driver Collection
Dates 1920-1962
Abstract: This collection contains materials belonging to Paul Reeves, a Somerset County, New Jersey, bus driver.
Quantity: .04 linear feet (7 folders)
Collection Number: MG 1676

Historical Note:

Paul Reeves was a bus driver for the Somerset Bus Company and Suburban Transit Corporation from the 1920s to the early 1960s. During these years he drove many different bus routes, which are reflected in the notations in his notebooks. He lived in Franklin Park, Milltown, New Brunswick, and Somerset, New Jersey.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection includes bus driver’s licenses; bus tickets; blank lost and found tags; account book doctor’s certificate; member slips in the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen; earning deduction receipts; notes on bus connections; identification cards; notebooks concerning transit lines and his job; and 10 diaries. The diaries detail which routes he drove, special passenger notes, and personal information. A March 1921 entry details the death of his father and Sept. 1921 mentions him hitting an automobile in South Amboy.

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Access Points

The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.
Subject Organizations:
Somerset Bus Company (Somerset, N.J.)
Suburban Transit Corporation.
Subject Topics:
Bus drivers–New Jersey
Bus driving–New Jersey.
Bus lines–New Jersey
Subject Places:
New Brunswick (N.J.)
Somerset (N.J.)
Document Types:
Address Books.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 1676, Paul Reeves Bus Driver Collection, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 2004.

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Container List

Paul Reeves Documents

Box Folder Title Date
1 1 Somerset Bus Company 10-Trip Commutation Tickets n.d.
1 2 Somerset Bus Company Finder’s Receipts n.d.
1 3 Paul Reeves Address and Mini notebooks 1929-1953
1 4 Paul Reeves Date Book (8) 1913-1926
1 5 Paul Reeves Bus driver notebooks (2) ca. 1920s
1 6 Paul Reeves Stationary Diaries/Notebooks (3) 1924-1943
1 7 Miscellaneous Documents: doctor’s certificates, paycheck stubs, receipts, contracts 1927-1962

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