P-011: Captain William F. and Betty Streckfus Carroll Collection

The Captain William F. and Betty Carroll Collection traces the history and development of Streckfus Steamers Inc., as well as its antecedent and descendant companies through correspondence, financial documents, business documents, photographs and memorabilia. In addition, the collection boasts a sizable number of photographs, blueprints, documents and ephemera related to river vessels, including but not limited to all of the Streckfus vessels. Captain Carroll also collected information on the history of steamboating, packet and excursion businesses, and river information, history, heritage and life, mostly through clippings and transcriptions; however the collection also contains some photographs, publications, charts and correspondence relating to the above subjects. There is also information regarding river personalities, including people involved with the Streckfus family and businesses, as well as river life and river work in general. Most of the biographical information takes the form of photographs or clippings. Currently, the photographs have been digitized. A finding aid to the entire collection is available.
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Captain William F. and Betty Streckfus Carroll Collection Photographs
The photographs of the William F. and Betty Streckfus Carroll Collection are mostly of the boats, people and businesses of the Streckfus Steamers Company, although photographs of other vessels and river personalities can also be found. A finding aid to the full collection, including the photographs, is available.

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