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Special Collections: Guide to the Raymond F. Vigue Transport Notebooks

Summary Information:

Collection Title: Raymond F. Vigue Lumber Transport Notebooks
Collection Number:
MS 604
Date of Collection:  
1927-1997
Size of Collection:
3 boxes, 7 models

Administrative Information:

Provenance: Original materials loaned to Special Collections and photocopied by Special Collections staff. Models, donated.
Access Restrictions: 
No restrictions
Preferred Citation: 
Raymond F. Vigue Lumber Transport Notebooks, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University of Maine
Copyright:  Contact department for copyright information
For Additional Information:

Special Collections Department
University of Maine
5729 Fogler Library
Orono, Maine 04469-5729
(207) 581 1686

Biographical Information:

Raymond F. Vigue was born in Winslow, Maine in 1913. He began work for Hollingsworth and Whitney Co. in 1927. He was employed there until 1951. In 1951, he went to work for Mack Trucks, Inc. designing highly specialized heavy duty trucks and trailers utilized in off highway operations. He worked there until 1961 when he was employed by the Maine State Highway Commission as an equipment engineer. In 1967, he was promoted to Director of Motor Transport Service. He retired in 1978 but was a consultant for many firms until January 1998.

Contents:

This collection is the notebooks (in photocopy) of the various aspects of Mr. Vigue’s jobs. Mr. Vigue has recorded every aspect in minute detail. The notebooks mostly concern transport in logging operations. Some marksmanship records are also in the collection.

Notes on Arrangement: 

Shooting notebooks are at the end of the collection.

Arrangement: 

Arranged in chronological order, and by subject as Mr. Vigue arranged them. 

Box List

 Box 2486

 

Box 2486  vol 1 Biographical Information and Chronological Account of Developments in Lumbering Transportation
Box 2486  vol 1 Hollingsworth and Whitney - Teenage Years (1927-1929)
Box 2486  vol 2 Hollingsworth and Whitney
Box 2486  vol 3 Hollingsworth and Whitney - (1943-1947)
Box 2486  vol 4 The Early Years
Box 2486  vol 5 IPCO Trailer Trains - (1954-1961) - Advancements in Transportation  Technology in the 1950’s   
Box 2486  vol 6 IPCO Trailer Trains - (1954-1961) - Multi-Unit Trains of the Late 1950’s
Box 2486  vol 7 Miscellaneous Studies - Equipment Studies and Development
Box 2486  vol 8 Development of Golden Road Truck Trains - (1977-1983)
Box 2486  vol 9 Development of Golden Road Truck Trains - (1984-1990)
Box 2486  vol 10 The Lombard Story - Development of Log Hauling and Other Machines by  Alvin O. Lombard
Box 2486  vol 11 Articles - State of Maine - Development of State Highway Maintenance Equipment - Part I
Box 2486  vol 12 Articles - State of Maine - Development of State Highway Maintenance  Equipment - Part II
Box 2486  vol 13 Logging in the Pacific Northwest - The Mack Years - Part I
Box 2486  vol 14 Logging in the Pacific Northwest - The Mack Years - Part II
Box 2486  vol 15 Mack Off-Highway Trucks
Box 2486  vol 16 Development of Logging Trucks in the Northeastern United States
Box 2486  vol 17 Conversion Trucks
Box 2486  vol 18 Snapshots of Logging and Pulpwood Operations
Box 2486  vol 19 Miscellaneous Paper Company Studies
Box 2486  vol 20 Trade Articles and Models of Trailer Trains Developed by R. F. Vigue
Box 2486  vol 21 Photo History of Logging Trains
Box 2486  vol 22 A Man Named Mac - Historical Interviews - (1865-1950)
Box 2486  vol 23 Evolutionary Development in the Mechanization of Pulpwood Transportation  in Maine
Box 2486  vol 24 Photo History of Various Logging Operations
Box 2486  vol 25 Hollingsworth and Whitney - Photo History of Equipment and Operations
Box 2486  vol 26 Book 1 - Development of Air Powered Snowplanes and Sleds - Part I
Box 2486  vol 26 Book 2 - Development of Air Powered Snowplanes and Sleds - Part II
Box 2486  vol 27 Book 1 - State Highway Commission/Maine Dept. of Transportation - Part I

 

Box 2487

 

Box 2487  vol 27 Book 2 - State Highway Commission/Maine Dept. of Transportation - Part II
Box 2487  vol 27 Book 3 - State Highway Commission/Maine Dept. of Transportation - Motor     Transport Service
  **vol 28 Books 1-4 are located in Box 2488
Box 2487  vol 29 Book 1 - Equipment Management System Training Course - Presented at the  University of Maine (Developed by Byrd, Tallamy, MacDonald, and                  Lewis under contract for the Federal Highway Administration of the U.S.  Department of Transportation)
Box 2487  vol 29 Book 2 - Equipment Management System Training Course - Course Records
Box 2487  vol 29 Book 3 - Equipment Management System Training Course - Course Notebook
Box 2487  vol 29 Book 4 - Equipment Management System Training Course - Instructor’s Guide  - Part I
Box 2487  vol 29 Book 5 - Equipment Management System Training Course - Instructor’s Guide  - Part II
Box 2487  vol 29 Book 6 - Equipment Management System Training Course - Supplemental  Material - Part I
Box 2487  vol 29 Book 7 - Equipment Management System Training Course - Supplemental  Material - Part II
Box 2487  vol 29 Book 8 - Equipment Management System Training Course - Supplemental   Material - Part III
Box 2487  vol 30 Book 1 - Photo History of the Mechanization of Wood Harvesting, Transportation, and Processing - (1928-1995) - Part I
Box 2487  vol 30 Book 2 - Photo History of the Mechanization of Wood Harvesting,  Transportation, and Processing - (1928-1995) - Part II
Box 2487  vol 30 Book 3 - Photo History of the Mechanization of Wood Harvesting,  Transportation, and Processing - (1928-1995) - Part III
Box 2487  vol 31 Book 1 - Shooting
Box 2487  vol 31 Book 2 - Shooting
Box 2487  vol 31 Book 3 - Shooting
Box 2487  vol 31 Book 4 - Shooting
Box 2487  vol 31 Book 5 - Shooting
Box 2487  vol 31 Book 6 - Shooting  Records
Box 2487  vol 31 Book 7 - Shooting Records - 1997 Season

 

Box 2488

 

Box 2488  vol 28 Book 1 - Lacroix’s Eagle Lake and West Branch Railroad - Purpose,        Operations, and Supporting Data
Box 2488  vol 28 Book 2 - Lacroix’s Eagle Lake and West Branch Railroad - Operations,    Personnel and Contracts
Box 2488  vol 28 Book 3 - Lacroix’s Eagle Lake and West Branch Railroad - Segments of   Lacroix’s Operation in Northern Maine
Box 2488  vol 28 Book 4 - Lacroix’s Eagle Lake and West Branch Railroad - Operations    Correspondence

 

Models

 

Model 1 3000 Horsepower 8x8 Off Highway Diesel-Electric Tractor
Model 2 300 Horsepower Articulated Oil Exploration/Heavy Hauler
Model 3 10 Ton Lombard Logging Tractor with 2 Lombard Design Sleds
Model 4  1947 Air Propelled Sled Built by Raymond F. Vigue
Model 5 Dromedary 6x6 Truck Tractor and Semi-Trailer
Model 6 Dual Track Transportation Vehicle
Model 7 1934 Lombard Half-Track Logging Tractor


Finding Aids for selected manuscript collections in the Special Collections Department at Fogler Library are accessible online in URSUS, in a browsable Guide to Manuscript Collections. Please contact Special Collections at spc@umit.maine.edu or (207) 581-1686 for further information.

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