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Charles Castner regional history collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RG_251-UA
During the early 1960s, Charles Castner produced a public affairs series called "Kentucky Profiles" for WHAS radio. Later, Castner, a longtime railroad history enthusiast, worked as a public relations and information officer for the L & N Railroad Company, subsequently the Seaboard Systems Railroad.

Dates

  • 1889-1980
  • Majority of material found within 1960-1980

Creator

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in the Inventory of the Charles Castner Regional History Collection, 1889-1980 (bulk: 1960-1980) have not been transferred to the University of Louisville.

Extent

2 linear feet

Biographical / Historical

Railroad history expert Charles B. Castner produced a public affairs series called "Kentucky Profiles" for WHAS radio a Louisville station that broadcast throughout the southeast United States in the early 1960s. He subsequently worked as a public relations and information officer for the Louisville and Nashville Railroad, later merged with the Seaboard Systems and CSX. Since his retirement, Castner has worked as a longtime associate with the University of Louisville Archives and its L&N collection. The collection includes a reference file, organized alphabetically by Kentuckiana community or landmark, created by Charles Castner while producing the "Kentucky Profiles" radio scripts. The scripts are found at the end of this series. Also included are news and magazine clippings, notes, and copies of historical photographs documenting the history of the major rail and transit systems serving the Louisville area. Most of the series is organized alphabetically by the name of the transit operating companies. The photographs document transit operations, including interurbans, in the Louisville area. Castner also has donated over seven hundred volumes to the Rare Book department for the Charles B. Castner Collection of Railroad History.

Creator

Title
Charles Castner Regional History Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Archives Staff
Date
1986
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Louisville Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Ekstrom Library, Lower Level Room 17
Louisville KY 40292
502 852-6752
502 852-6673 (Fax)