Cody-Sylvan Pass Motor Company records

Cody-Sylvan Pass Motor Company records

Dates: 1915-1916

Contains business records of the Cody-Sylvan Pass Motor Company, including profit and loss statements as well as correspondence regarding trips in automobiles through Yellowstone. Materials date from between 1915 and 1916.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Cody-Sylvan Pass Motor Company
  • Call Number: MSS 7635
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Materials arranged in chronological order.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Cody-Sylvan Pass Motor Company records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 7635; Cody-Sylvan Pass Motor Company records; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 7635, LTPSC.
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Acquisition Information
Subject Terms
Yellowstone National Park; Yellowstone National Park--Description and travel; Business, Industry, Labor, and Commerce; Transportation; Cody-Sylvan Pass Motor Company--Archives
Genre / Form
Letters; Financial records
Processing Information
Processed; Elizabeth Ballif, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2011.
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts. Illustrates some of the logistics that went into creating Yellowstone National Park as it is today.
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Finding Aid Title
Cody-Sylvan Pass Motor Company records
Finding Aid Author
Elizabeth Ballif, student processor, and John M. Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2016-09-15 13:57:20 -0600.
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Administrative history

The Cody-Sylvan Pass Motor Company was founded in 1913 by F. J. Haynes. In 1916, the company became the first motorized bus fleet allowed in Yellowstone. At that time, it was co-owned by William Nichols and Shaw & Powell. Their fleet consisted of seven ten-passenger trucks with open bodies, five six-passenger Buicks, one Buick service car, and one GMC Truck. In 1917, the company lost its bid to YPTCo, and Haynes was forced to sell his shares in the company.

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Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts