Railroad and Railroad Related Collections

 

I.    Railroad Collections

Akron, Canton & Youngstown Railway Co. 1915-1946. Belt Railway Company of Chicago. 1913.

Boston and Providence Railroad. 1832. Canadian National Railways. 1924

Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company. 1918-1974.

Chicago & Northwestern Transportation Company. 1907-1946. Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad Company. 1913. Cleveland Electric Company. 1913.

Conrail. 1997-1998.

Dedham Branch Railroad. 1843.

Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railway Company. 1903-1908, 1956. Erie Lackawanna Railway Company. 1964-1971.

Erie Railroad Company. 1916-1922, 1941. Illinois Central Railroad.

Kansas City Southern Railways Company. 1933. Long Island Railroad. 1994.

New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad Co;. 1918-1948. Northern Pacific Railway Co. 1903-1945.

Old Colony Railroad. 1832. Pennsylvania Railroad.

Southern Pacific Railroad. 1966-1971.

Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway Company. 1889-1939.

 

II.   Union and Association Collections

AFL-CIO. Railway Employees’ Department.

Amalgamated Association of Street and Electric Railway Employees of America. 1918. American Train Dispatchers Association.

Association of American Railroads (AAR). Brotherhood of All Railway Employees. Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers (BLE). Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen (BLF).

Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen (BLF&E). Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees. 1902-1970. Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen of America.

Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.

Brotherhood of Railway, Airline and Steamship Clerks, Freight Handlers, Express, and Station Employees.

Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. Brotherhood Railway Carmen of America. Consolidation Committee of Enginemen

International Brotherhood of Firemen and Oilers. Ladies Auxiliary of the UTU. 1913-1972.

Ladies Society of the Formers BLF&E. 1884-1959. National Maritime Union (NMU). 1937-1948

Order of Railway Conductors (ORC).

Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen (ORC&B). Order of Sleeping Car Conductors.

Railway Labor Executives’ Association. Switchmen’s Union of North America (SUNA). Transport Workers Union of America (TWU).

United National Association of Post Office Craftsmen (UNAPOC). 1903-1961

United Transportation Union (UTU).

 

III.  Railroads and Government

Federal Railroad Administration. National Railroad Adjustment Board. National Railway Labor Conference. New York City.

New York State Board of Mediation and Arbitration. Railway Labor Act.

Task Force on Rail Transportation. 1973-1983. U.S. Congress. 1869-1920.

U.S. Department of Labor. U.S. Emergency Board.

U.S. National Mediation Board.

U.S. President’s Railroad Commission. U.S. Railroad Boards of Arbitration. U.S. Railroad Labor Board.

U.S. Railroad Lighter Captains’ Commission. U.S. Railroad Marine Workers’ Commission. U.S. Railroad Retirement Board.

U.S. Wage Stabilization Board.

 

IV. Railroad Disputes and Labor Arbitration

AFL, Railway Employees Division vs. Union Pacific. 1955. BMWE v. ICC. 1960.

BRT v. LIRR. 1961

David L. Cole, Arbitrator.

Eastern, Western and Southeastern Carriers v. Railway Labor Organizations. 1952. I. Robert Feinberg, Arbitrator.

James Gross, Arbitrator. James C. Hill, Arbitrator. Elmer E. Hilpert, Arbitrator.

International Railway Company vs. the Amalgamated Association of Street, Electric

Railway and Motor Coach Employees of America

LIRR vs. Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.

AT&SF vs. Public Utilities Commission and City of Los Angeles Montgomery Ward vs. Northern Pacific Terminal Company of Oregon. 1940. ORC&B vs. Seaboard Airline.

REA vs. Teamsters. 1947

Charles Rehmus, Arbitrator. Rochester Transit Company. 1950.

M.E. Sandsberry, Jr. vs. Gulf Colorado and Santa Fe. 1955-1956

Jacob Seidenberg, Arbitrator.

Ralph T. Seward, Arbitrator. 1980-1987. William E. Simkin, Arbitrator.

S. Herbert Unterberger, Arbitrator. Saul Wallen, Arbitrator. 1945-1969.

Barbara Wertheimer, Arbitrator. 1914-1982. Louis Yagoda, Arbitrator.

Arnold M. Zack, Arbitrator.

 

V.   General Railroad Related

Clair H. Beegle.

Blacks in the Railroad Industry. 1946-1954. Harrington Emerson.

Don McMurray. Philip Taft. Adolph Germer. Carroll D. Wright.

Railroad Collection.

Railroad Industrial Relations Project.

John Baer sketches and cartoons for Labor, 1920-1970.

 

I.  Railroad Collections

Akron, Canton & Youngstown Railway Co. 1915-1946.

5516. Akron, Canton & Youngstown Railway Co. Files, 1915-1946.

Correspondence of the Akron, Canton, and Youngstown Railway CompanyBelt Railway Company of Chicago. 1913.

 

5080. Belt Railway Company of Chicago. 19135080. Belt Railway Company of Chicago

Record of arbitration proceedings between the Chicago & Western Indiana Railroad Company and the Belt Railway Company of Chicago and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen, and the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.

 

Boston and Providence Railroad. 1832.

5483. L.P. Allen, Collector. Railroad Labor Payrolls. 1832.

Payroll and labor records of the Boston and Providence Railroad, dating back as far as 1832.

 

Canadian National Railways. 1924

5150. Train Orders, November 1924.

 

Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company. 1918-1974.

5489. Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company. Agreements, 1918-1974.

Collective bargaining agreements of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company.

 

Chicago & Northwestern Transportation Company. 1907-1946.

5533. Chicago & Northwestern Transportation Company. Records, 1907-1946.

Include correspondence concerning grievance claims and work rules; agreements with major railroad unions; statistics on workers' compensation and hours; miscellaneous legal documents concerning disputes brought before federal boards; and miscellaneous circulars, etc., concerning company-labor relations.

 

Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad Company. 1913.

5080. Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad Company. 1913.

Record of arbitration proceedings between the Chicago & Western Indiana Railroad Company and the Belt Railway Company of Chicago and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen, and the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.

 

Cleveland Electric Company. 1913.

5895m. Cleveland Electric Company. Rules & Regulations for the Conductors Booklet,1913. [no online guide yet]

Cleveland Electric Company's Rules & Regulations for the Conductors and Motormen booklet

 

Conrail. 1997-1998.

6093. Conrail. Merger Documents, 1997-1998.

 

Dedham Branch Railroad. 1843.

 

5153m. Dedham Branch Railroad. Payroll, June 30, 1843.

Pay roll for the Dedham Branch Rail Road for the month ending June 30, 1843.

 

Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railway Company. 1903-1908, 1956.

5013. Erie Lackawanna Railway Company. Misc. Documents. 1903-1965.

Reports and publications generated or collected by the Erie Lackawanna Railroad Company.

 

Erie Lackawanna Railway Company. 1964-1971.

5013. Erie Lackawanna Railway Company. Misc. Documents. 1903-1965.

Reports and publications generated or collected by the Erie Lackawanna Railroad Company.

 

5173. Collins, John, Collector. Railway Labor Records, 1969-1971.

Consists of a manuscript notebook containing a poll of union members and union officials employed on the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad. The poll concerned the merger which created the United Transportation Union.

 

Erie Railroad Company. 1916-1922, 1941.

5013. Erie Lackawanna Railway Company. Misc. Documents. 1903-1965.

Reports and publications generated or collected by the Erie Lackawanna Railroad Company.

 

Illinois Central Railroad.

5197. Illinois Central Gulf Railroad. Miscellany. 1903-1965.

Memorabilia of the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad and its predecessor companies.

 

5295. Illinois Central Gulf Railroad Company. Selected personnel files, 1901-1965.

Files and publications of the Personnel Department of the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad.

 

5943. Railroad Memorabilia & Wage Information. Dan A. Ballard, Collector.

Includes railroad passes (Ill. Central), receipts, wage information,  schedules, and timetables.

 

Kansas City Southern Railways Company. 1933.

5601. Kansas City Southern Railways Company. 1933 Strike. Miscellany.

 

Long Island Railroad. 1994.

5963m. Long Island Railroad. Strike Clippings. 1994.

Newspaper clippings documenting the Long Island Railroad strike in 1994.

 

New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad Co;. 1918-1948.

5537. New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad Co. (Nickel Plate Railroad, Buffalo, NY) Files, 1918-1948.

Files of the New York, Chicago, and St. Louis Railway Company, also known as Nickel Plate Railroad, Buffalo, NY.

 

Northern Pacific Railway Co. 1903-1945.

5600. Northern Pacific Railroad. Minnesota Division. Labor Records, 1903-1940s. [no online guide]

Consists chiefly of claims cases brought before the Train Service Board of Adjustment; also letter press books containing certificates of examination and documentation of employee termination.

 

5553. Northern Pacific Railway Co. Reports and Correspondence of Trainmaster, 1918.

1918 reports and correspondence of the trainmaster of the Northern Pacific Railway Company.

 

Old Colony Railroad. 1832.

5483. L.P. Allen, Collector. Railroad Labor Payrolls. 1832.

Payroll and labor records of the Boston and Providence Railroad, dating back as far as 1832.

 

Pennsylvania Railroad.

5449 mf. Miller, J.F. "Report to Joseph Wood, General Manager, Pennsylvania Lines West of Pittsburgh, on the 1894 Strike of the American Railroad Union" (222 p).

Two hundred and twenty-two page typescript carbon of are port on the Pullman Strike.

 

Southern Pacific Railroad. 1966-1971.

5604. Passenger Conductor's Record Books, 1966-1971.

 

Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway Company. 1889-1939.

5550. Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway Co. Offices of Vice-President & General Manager. Representative Files, 1934-1939.

Files of the Vice President and General Manager of the Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway Company.

 

5174m. Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway Company. 1889-1913.

Work Agreements, Regulations, Wage Book and Book of Rules from Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway Company.

 

II. Union and Association Collections

 

AFL-CIO. Railway Employees’ Department.

5478. American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL- CIO). Railway Employees' Department. Records, 1917-1970

This collection is primarily the correspondence (carbons and originals), of the RED Presidents: B.M. Jewell, Fred N. Aten, and Michael Fox, with officers of RED affiliated unions and the carriers. Also, included are minutes and proceedings, legal records, financial records, legislative materials, circulars, publications, reports, case files, statistical data and clippings.

 

Amalgamated Association of Street and Electric Railway Employees of America. 1918.

5159m. Amalgamated Association of Street and Electric Railway Employees of America. Certificate of Membership for Clarence Wheeler, 1918.

Photocopy of Clarence Wheeler's Certificate of Membership to Amalgamated Association of Street and Electric Railway Employees of America.

 

American Train Dispatchers Association.

5195. American Train Dispatchers Association. Records, 1950-1971.5195. American Train Dispatchers Association

Agreements and other materials relating to the American Train Dispatchers relationship with various railroad carriers.

 

Association of American Railroads (AAR).

5188 AV. Association of American Railroads. "Railroad Regulation: An Absurd Game." Slide Transparencies and Sound Recording.5188 AV. Association of American Railroads

5188m. Association of American Railroads. Agreement of May 1936.

Agreement between railroad carriers and labor unions, dated May 1936.

 

Brotherhood of All Railway Employees.

5903. Brotherhood of All Railway Employees. Records.

 

Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers (BLE).

5147. Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. Records.

Files of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.

 

Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen (BLF).

6146 P. Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen. Photographs.

 

Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen (BLF&E).

5141. Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen. Records, 1873-1975 (bulk 1910-1970).

Bulletins, correspondence, convention proceedings, arbitration, grievance, and subject files, meeting minutes, union publications, and ephemera relating to the BLFE, labor relations in the railroad industry in the United States, and railroad labor issues from the late 19th through the mid-20th centuries.

 

5646. Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen. Additional Records.

6176. Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen. Additional. [no online guide]

5141 MB. Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen. Memorabilia.

5141 P. Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen. Photographs, 1863-1960.

5467. Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen. Lodge 807 (Auburn, NY) Records, 1919-1932.

Consist chiefly of correspondence regarding employee claims and grievances, the wage-rules movement, mergers, and routine business matters; also, routine administrative documents, forms, certificates and schedules, monthly reports, etc.

5869. Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen. Local 807, Auburn, NY. Additional Records.5869. Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen

5475. Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen. General Chairman, Boston and Maine Railroads. Records.

5517. M.E. Brooks & A.J. Coates, Collectors. Items re Railroad Wage Reduction Movement, 1931.

Correspondence concerning the Railroads Wage Reduction Movement. Documents were collected by M.E. Brooks, Local 1581, and A. J. Coates, Local 1081, of the United Transportation Union.

 

5611. Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen. Honorary Register of Disabled, 1879-1905. [no online guide]

Grand Lodge, BLFE, "Honorary Register of Disabled", recorded chronologically, includes 1) name, 2) lodge, 3) date of disability, 4) cause, and 5) remarks; also, an alphabetical index of names with a page reference.

 

Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees. 1902-1970.

 

5005. Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees. Miscellaneous Records, 1925-1970.

Consist chiefly of working agreements, protective agreements, mediation agreements and legislative materials.

 

5448. Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees. Cadosia, NY Lodge #1179 (Previously 257) Records, 1902-1921.

Include minutes, dues books and certificate of membership.

 

Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen of America.

 

5030 MB. Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen of America. Memorabilia.

5182. Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen, General Committee of the New York Central Railroad (Lines West), William J. Doble (chairman) files, 1909-1962.

Files of the chairman of the New York Central Railroad (Lines West) of the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen of America, including information regarding labor relations on the Michigan Central, Peoria and Eastern, and Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroads.

 

5182 P. Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen of America. Photographs.

General chairman's meeting in Chicago, Ill (Morrison Hotel) on September 24-25, 1949; Toledo, Ohio photographer's picture of 13 unidentified men; another picture displaying 11 unindentified men (one man appears in each photo).

 

5450. Lyon, A. E. Papers.

Collection of historical sketches, recollection of events and experiences, and expressions of A.E. Lyon's opinions and versions of successes and failures all with respect to American railroad labor's interest in what is generally called International Labor Affairs.

 

Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.

 

5021. Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Additional.

Records of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, including draft manuscript of a History of the BRT, Convention proceedings, an insurance certificate and a condensed history compiled by S.G. Fleisher.

 

5149. Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Records, 1883-19735149. Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen

These records deal chiefly with the union during the presidential terms of office of A.F. Whitney (1928-1949), W.P. Kennedy (1949-1963), and Charles Luna (1963-1968).

 

5149 MB. Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Memorabilia.

5149 P. Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Photographs.

This is a collection of photographs that come largely from Pennsylvania, with a large portion from the Pennsylvania State Legislative Board, B.R.T.

 

5446. Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Ledgers, 1883-1933.

This collection contains records, meeting minutes and ledgers of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.

 

5612. Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Moosic Tunnel Lodge #93. Minutes, 1893-1894.

5623. Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen. Legislative Board of New York. Selected Files,1930-1960's.

5631. Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific. General Committee File. 1932-1944.

5647. Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Minute Books. Joppa Lodge, Toledo, Ohio,1893-1951.

5894. Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Additional Railroad Booklets.

 

Brotherhood of Railway, Airline and Steamship Clerks, Freight Handlers, Express, and Station Employees.

5735. Brotherhood of Railway, Airline and Steamship Clerks, Freight Handlers, Express, and Station Employees. Additional Records, 1975-1979.

5488. Brotherhood of Railway, Airline, and Steamship Clerks, Freight Handlers, Express and Station Employees. Records.

5488A. Brotherhood of Railway, Airline, and Steamship Clerks, Freight Handlers, Express and Stations Employees. Chicago Files, 1906-1971.

5488A mf. Brotherhood of Railway, Airline, and Steamship Clerks, Freight Handlers, Express and Station Employees. Guides.

5488B. Brotherhood of Railway, Airline, and Steamship Clerks, Freight Handlers, Express and Station Employees. Records.

5488B mf. Brotherhood of Railway, Airline, and Steamship Clerks, Freight Handlers, Express and Station Employees. Guides.

5488C. Brotherhood of Railway, Airline, and Steamship Clerks, Freight Handlers, Express and Station Employees. Additional Records.

5488D. Brotherhood of Railway, Airline, and Steamship Clerks, Freight Handlers, Express and Station Employees. Additional Records, 1920-1950.

5488 MB. Brotherhood of Railway, Airline, and Steamship Clerks, Freight Handlers, Express and Station Employees. Memorabilia.

6187. Brotherhood of Railway, Airline, and Steamship Clerks. Freight Handlers, Express and Station Employees. Philadelphia Division.  Robert Curran. Union Local President's Papers, 1966-1968. [no online guide yet]

 

Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters.

5462 mf. Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. Chicago Division. Selected Papers, 1925-1938.

Largely intra-union correspondence with A. Philip Randalph and other officers regarding local organizing efforts, grievances, rival unionism, and other matters of interest to the division.

 

5976 mf. Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. Records. (Series A, Part 1).

6110 mf. University Publications of America. Records of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, Series A, Parts 1-3

 

Brotherhood Railway Carmen of America.

5943. Railroad Memorabilia & Wage Information. Dan A. Ballard, Collector.

Includes railroad passes (Ill. Central), receipts, wage information, schedules, and timetables

 

Consolidation Committee of Enginemen

5496 mf. Novack, George. "Unity Caucus on the Railroads: The Story of the Consolidation Committee of Enginemen," 1946-1949.

Microfilm copy of "Unity Caucus on the Railroads; the Story of the Consolidation Committee of Enginemen." This document is an account of the development of the CCE, including an assessment of its impact.

 

International Brotherhood of Firemen and Oilers.

5943. Railroad Memorabilia & Wage Information. Dan A. Ballard, Collector.

Includes railroad passes (Ill. Central), receipts, wage information, schedules, timetables.

 

Ladies Auxiliary of the UTU. 1913-1972.

 

5196. Ladies Auxiliary of the UTU. Minute Books, 1913-1972.

Minutes, 1913-1972, of the Iowa state meetings of the Ladies' Auxiliary to the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen and its successor, the Iowa Joint Board, Ladies' Auxiliary of the United Transportation Union.

 

Ladies Society of the Formers BLF&E. 1884-1959.

5176. Grand Lodge, Ladies Society of the Formers BLF&E. Records, 1884-1959.

The remaining records of the Ladies' Society of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen (BLF & E), and its successors.

 

National Maritime Union (NMU). 1937-1948

5258. Standard, William. Papers, 1937-1948.

Consists of William L. Standard's files as general counsel for the National Maritime Union (N.M.U.). These document public policy toward the N.M.U. during World War II; the status of the merchant marine under the U.S. War Shipping Administration; the politics of Joseph E. Curran (president, N.M.U.); collective negotiations between the N.M.U. and various railroads and shipping companies; and work stoppages conducted by the N.M.U.

 

Order of Railway Conductors (ORC).

6260m. Order of Railway Conductors (ORC) Home. Savannah, GA. Papers.

 

Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen (ORC&B).

5148. Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen (ORC&B) Crew.

These records represent the small surviving fraction of the union's total record production, the largest part of which was periodically disposed of throughout the history of the union.

5148 MB. Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen. Memorabilia.

5148 P. Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen. Photographs.

5606. Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen. Unification Documents, 1968-1971.

 

Order of Sleeping Car Conductors.

5507. Opie, Ellsworth D.  "Transition-An Autobiography."5507. Opie, Ellsworth D.

This is the unpublished autobiography of Ellsworth D. Opie, a Pullman Conductor on primarily Northeastern lines (1914-1955) and officer of Order of Sleeping Car Conductors (1923-1943).

 

Railway Labor Executives’ Association.

5300. Railway Labor Executives' Association. Miscellany

Files and audio recordings of the Railway Labor Executives' Association.

 

5484. Railway Labor Executives' Association. Records, 1930-1967.

 5552.  R ail wa y La bor Ex ecuti ves’  Associ ati on.  Add itional Records.

Files of the Railway Labor Executives' Association for the years 1968-1972.

 

5728. Railway Labor Executives' Association. Additional Records, 1973-1985.

6087. Railway Labor Executives' Association. Additional Records, 1962-1967.

 

Switchmen’s Union of North America (SUNA).

5034. Switchmen's Union of North America. Records.

Included in this collection are constitutions; by-laws, convention and Board of Director Minutes; officer's records; financial documents; strike, arbitration, wage and vacation files and a host of ancillary documents and photographs as well as oral history transcripts in which S.U.N.A. leaders discuss the merger with the U.T.U.

 

5034 MB. Switchmen's Union of North America. Memorabilia.

5034 P. Switchmen's Union of North America. Photographs.

5084. Switchmen's Union of North America. Additional Records.

Documents of the Switchmen's Union of North America, including expired insurance policies, deeds, bonds, blueprints, legal opinions, and correspondence.

 

5405 mf. Switchmen's Union of North America. Constitutions, 1894-1913.

Constitutions of the Switchmen's Union of North America.

 

5406 mf. Switchmen's Union of North America. Arbitration, 1910.

Arbitration proceedings in the matter of the Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad (Chicago Switching District); Chicago Great Western Railroad (System, except Twin Cities), Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway (System, except Inver Grove); Chicago Terminal Transfer Railroad (System); Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway (Specified Yards); Michigan Central Railroad (West of Detroit River); Pere Marquette Railroad (System); Wisconsin Central Railway (Chicago Switching District); and Switchmen's Union of North America, representing the Yardmen. March 4, 1910.

 

5447. Switchmen's Union of North America. Additional Unification Minutes and Convention Proceedings, 1900-1971.

5556. Switchmen's Union of North America. Additional Records.

Arbitration awards, tape recordings, meeting minutes, and correspondence of the Switchmen's Union of North America.

 

5590. Switchmen's Union of North America. Lodge 55, Lake Shore. Membership Registers, 1960-1965.

5613. Switchmen's Union of North America. Oakland Lodge #158. Minutes, 1926-1947.

5630. Meyers, W.B. Files. Switchmen's Union Officer.

 

Transport Workers Union of America (TWU).

5800. Transport Workers Union of America, Local 2001. Files.

5990 mf. Transport Workers Union of America. Minutes, 1938-1971.

 

United National Association of Post Office Craftsmen (UNAPOC). 1903-1961

5269. United National Association of Post Office Craftsmen. Records, 1903-1961.

The collection chiefly consists of the minutes of the Executive Committee of the United National Association of Post Office Clerks (later the United National Association of Post Office Craftsmen) (1941-1958). Also included are minutes of the National Legislative Council of Federal Employee Organizations, of which the United National Association of Post Office Clerks was a member (1933-1944).

 

United Transportation Union (UTU).

5139. United Transportation Union (UTU). Records.

5139 AV. United Transportation Union (UTU). Audio-Visual Material.

5139 MB. United Transportation Union (UTU). Memorabilia.

5139 P. United Transportation Union (UTU). Photographs.

5164. United Transportation Union. Canada. Records, 1884-1974.

Copies of the Constitution and by-laws, logbooks, and minutes, etc. of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen; correspondence about Railroad Pension Plans in Canada and Union participation among Railroad employees in Canada, 1971.

5173. Collins, John, Collector. Railway Labor Records, 1969-1971.

Consists of a manuscript notebook containing a poll of union members and union officials employed on the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad. The poll concerned the merger which created the United Transportation Union.

 

5589. United Transportation Union. Vice-President's (George W. Legg) Office. Subject Files. 1968-1972.

5711. United Transportation Union. New York State Legislative Director. Files, 1955-1977.

6023. United Transportation Union. Additional Records.

6055. United Transportation Union. Additional Collective Bargaining Agreements, 1910-1979.

 

III.    Railroads and Government

 

Federal Railroad Administration.

5833. Paddock, James A. Additional Papers.

 

National Railroad Adjustment Board.

5198. Reilly, Francis J. Records.

5837. National Railroad Adjustment Board. Case Files.

 

National Railway Labor Conference.

5329. National Railway Labor Conference, 1964-1965.

Awards of the Crew Consist Special Board of Adjustment of the National Railway Labor Conference.

5205. National Railway Labor Conference. Additional Records.

Records accumulated by the Western, Eastern and Southeastern Carriers Conference Committees which served as the collective bargaining units for the member railroads in their jurisdictions prior to the establishment of the National Railway Labor Conference.

5205 mf. National Railway Labor Conference. Records, 1907-1955. Microfilm.

Selected microfilmed records accumulated by the Western, Eastern and Southeastern Carriers Conference Committees which served as the collective bargaining units for the member railroads in their jurisdictions prior to the establishment of the National Railway Labor Conference.

 

New York City.

5118. New York City Board of Transportation and the Transport Workers Union.

Transcript and exhibits of New York Fact Finding Board in the Transit Industry, concerning the Board of Transportation and Transport Workers Union dispute in 1950.

5251. New York City Mayor's Advisory Transit Committee, 1946.

5114. New York City Transit Authority. Fact Finding Panel, 1954.

Exhibits presented to the New York City Transit Authority Fact Finding Board by the Transit Workers Union of America and the New York City Transit Authority.

 

New York State Board of Mediation and Arbitration.

5099. New York State Board of Mediation and Arbitration. Yonkers Railroad Company.

Investigation of the strike of the employees of the the Yonkers Railroad.

 

Railway Labor Act.

5960. Bakke, E. Wight. Additional Papers.

This collection includes general and editorial correspondence,  manuscripts and publications of significant works, research material, teaching material, national and international professional contributions, and information about Yale's Labor and Management Center.

 

Task Force on Rail Transportation. 1973-1983.

5714. Task Force on Rail Transportation (US) . St. Louis Terminal Project. Files, 1973-1983.

 

U.S. Congress. 1869-1920.

5708m. U.S. Congressional Hearings (Senate Library) 41st-73rd Congress. 1869-1934; U.S. Congress. House, 1919-1920. Plumb Plan.

Materials on U.S. Congressional hearings regarding federal ownership of American railroad per the Plumb Plan.

 

U.S. Department of Labor.

5946 mf. U.S. Department of Labor. Women's Bureau Records, Pt. 2, Series B. Subjects and Correspondence Files, 1918-1965. [no online guide yet]

 

U.S. Emergency Board.

5036. U.S. Emergency Boards under the Railway Labor Act.

Reports to the President by Emergency Board, submitted between 1941 and 1969.

 

5037. U.S. Emergency Board No. 81.

Consist of carrier and employee exhibits; awards, reports, etc.; also documents pertaining to the General Rules Movement.

 

5039. U.S. Emergency Board No. 98.

Transcript of proceedings and exhibits, Emergency Board No. 98, 1951. Union shop case. Seventeen cooperating (non-operative) railway labor organizations and 390 carriers, most combined for representation by Eastern, Western, and Southeastern Carriers Conference Committees, 1926-1952.

 

5040. U.S. Emergency Board No. 106, 1954.

Consists of transcripts of the proceedings (38 volumes), and 83 union and carrier exhibits documenting wage structure and various work rules and working conditions.

 

5042. U.S. Emergency Board No. 111

Transcripts and exhibits, Emergency Board no. 111, 1955. Wage-rules case. International Brotherhood of Teamsters and Brotherhood of Railway Clerks vs. Railway Express Agency.

 

5043. U.S. Emergency Board No. 114, 1955.

Consist of three briefs for the carriers: The wage increase demand, Summary of carriers' executive testimony and The health and welfare demand.

 

5044. U.S. Emergency Board No. 116, 1956.

Consist of the Board's report to the president and employee and carrier exhibits.

 

5045. U.S. Emergency Board No. 118, 1957.

Transcripts of proceedings and exhibits of the Emergency Board No. 118, 1957. Wage, benefits and work rules case. Toledo, Lorain and Fairport Dock Company, Toledo Lakefront Dock Company, and Cleveland Stevedore Company vs. United Mine Workers of America, District 50, 1945-1957.

 

5046. U.S. Emergency Board No. 119, 1957.

The collection consists of the transcripts of the proceedings (9 vol.) along with the final report (38 pp.). There are also copies of 35 exhibits which provide a picture of the wage structure of the railroad and marine industries and describe in detail the jobs  performed by union members.

 

5052. U.S. Emergency Board No. 129, 1959.

Transcript of proceedings and exhibits of the Emergency Board No. 129. Wages, assignment of jobs, and hours case. Long Island Railroad Company and Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, 1953-1960.

 

5053. U.S. Emergency Board No. 130 and No. 145, 1960.

Documents relating to Board 130 consist of briefs. Documents relating to Emergency Board 145 include transcripts of proceedings (15 vol.), final report and related documents, carrier and employee briefs, and exhibits.

 

5054. U.S. Emergency Board No. 133, 1960.

Collection consists of carrier exhibits.

 

5055. U.S. Emergency Board No. 134, 1961.

Transcripts of proceedings of the United States Emergency Board No. 134, under the Railway Labor Act. Proceedings concerned the New York Harbor Carriers' Committee and Lighter Captains Union, Local 996, International Longshoremen's Association.

 

5057. U.S. Emergency Board No. 137, 1961.

Transcript of proceedings and exhibits of the Emergency Board No. 137, 1961. Wage and benefits case. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, et al. and Railroad Yardmasters of America, 1937-1961.

 

5058. U.S. Emergency Board No. 138, 1961.

Transcript of proceedings and exhibits of the Emergency Board No. 138, 1961. Southern Pacific Company (Pacific Lines) vs. Order of Railroad Telegraphers,

1950-1961. Includes transcripts of proceedings (14 vol.); carrier exhibits including maps, agreements, statistics on population, income, comparative railroad revenue, passenger and freight statistics, data on fringe benefits, social security, railroad unemployment, insurance and other data for Class 1 railroads (1950-1959); employees' exhibits including statistics on agencies closed and union positions abolished on the Southern Pacific Railroad, employment and productivity trends, employment stabilization agreements, and rules prohibiting or controlling contracting out of work, among other matters.

 

5060. U.S. Emergency Board No. 145, 1961.

Transcript of proceedings and exhibits of the Emergency Board No. 144,1961. Akron and Barberton Belt Railroad and other carriers represented by Eastern, Western, and Southeastern Carriers' Conference Committees vs. Eleven Cooperating Railway Labor Organizations, 1949-1962.

 

5062. U.S. Emergency Board No. 154. [no online guide yet]

5064. U.S. Emergency Board No. 169.

Transcript of proceedings and exhibits of the Emergency Board No. 169. National Railway Labor Conference and Eastern, Western, and Southeastern Carriers Conference Committees.

 

5030. U.S. Emergency Board No. 179. Exhibits and Related Material of the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen.

Exhibits and related material of the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen's case before the President's Emergency Board No. 179.

 

5934. Stark, Arthur. Papers. President's Emergency Board #219.

 

U.S. National Mediation Board.

 

5087. U.S. National Mediation Board. Arbitration Board No. 192.

Briefs and exhibits of Arbitration Board No. 192. Carriers represented by the Eastern, Western, and Southeastern Carriers' Conference Committees and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, 1907-1954.

 

5088. U.S. National Mediation Board. Arbitration Board No. 254.

Briefs and exhibits of Arbitration Board No. 254. Carriers represented by the Eastern, Western, and Southeastern Carriers' Conference Committees and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, 1936-1960.

 

5090. U.S. National Mediation Board. Arbitration Board No. 275.

United States. National Mediation Board arbitration case no. 275 : Chicago and North Western Railway Company vs. Order of Railroad Telegraphers (U.S.) : documents, 1962.

 

5089. U.S. National Mediation Board. General Managers Association of New York.

United States. National Mediation Board. Arbitration case no. 225 : Labor Committee of the General Managers' Association of New York, representing New York Harbor Railroads vs. the Lighter Captains' Union, International Longshoremen's Association : proceedings and exhibits, 1957.

 

5086. U.S. National Mediation Board. New York Central Railroad Company, 1956

Records relating to a dispute between the New York Central Railroad Company and certain of its employees represented by the Brotherhood of Railway and Steamship Clerks, Freight Handlers, Express and Station Employees.

 

5082. U.S. National Mediation Board. Railroad Hearings.

Records of the United States National Mediation Board, consisting of the transcript of hearings before Referee Harold M. Gilden, concerning cases deadlocked by committee established by Section 13 of the Agreement of May 1936, Washington, D.C.

 

5579. National Mediation Board Emergency Board #180. Train Crew Consists, 1972.

Files of National Mediation Board Emergency Board #180.

 

U.S. President’s Railroad Commission.

 

5003. U.S. President's Railroad Commission, 1961.

Consist of the transcript of the hearings, exhibits presented by carriers and unions, and studies prepared by the staff of the Commission.

 

5003 P. U.S. President's Railroad Commission, 1961. Photos.

16 x 20" Photographs of railroad workers, yards, trains, buildings, hearings and cardboard exhibit materials

 

U.S. Railroad Boards of Arbitration.

 

5463. U.S. Railroad Boards of Arbitration, Conciliation and Mediation. Records, 1941-1955.

This collection consists of several sub-series of transcripts, hearings, and exhibits relating to government mediation and arbitration in the railroad industry.

 

5526. Arbitration Board 282. Employees' and Carriers' Exhibits; and Interpretations

Exhibits, transcripts, and interpretations of Arbitration Board No. 282 in the dispute between the B.L.E. and the Union Railroad.

 

U.S. Railroad Labor Board.

 

5514. U.S. Railroad Labor Board. Earnings of Train and Engine Service Employees. (11 vols. v. 11 missing.), 1923.

5327. U.S. Railroad Labor Board. Proceedings and Related Documents, 1921.

 

U.S. Railroad Lighter Captains’ Commission.

 

5077. U.S. Railroad Lighter Captains' Commission.

Transcript and proceedings of the Railroad Lighter Captains' Commission. New York Harbor Carriers' Conference Committee and Lighter Captains' Union, Local 996, International Longshoremen's Association.

 

U.S. Railroad Marine Workers’ Commission.

 

5076. U.S. Railroad Marine Workers Commission.

Transcript and exhibits presented to the Railroad Marine Workers Commission. New York Harbor Carriers' Conference Committee and International Organization of Masters, Mates and Pilots Locals 1 and 3, the Marine Engineers' Beneficial Association Number 33, and the Seafarers International Union of North America, Atlantic and Gulf District, Railroad and Marine Division, AFL- CIO, 1959-1962.

 

U.S. Railroad Retirement Board.

 

6215. Speirs, Neil P., Collector. U.S. Railroad Retirement Board. Member's Files.

6215 MB. Speirs, Neil P., Collector. U.S. Railroad Retirement Board. Memorabilia

6215 P. Spiers, Neil P., Collector. U.S. Railroad Retirement Board. Member's Photos

 

U.S. Wage Stabilization Board.

 

5067. U.S. Wage Stabilization Board, 1952. American Locomotive Company.

Transcript of the hearing before the Wage Stabilization Board, 1952. American Locomotive Company and the United Steelworkers of America.

5066. U.S. Wage Stabilization Board. File Note.

 

IV.          Railroad Disputes and Labor Arbitration AFL, Railway Employees Division vs. Union Pacific. 1955.

5366. American Federation of Labor, Railway Employees Department vs. Union Pacific Railroad Company-Hanson et al, 1955.

This was a case testing the union shop provision of the Railway Labor Act in the Nebraska Courts, and appealed in the Supreme Court.

 

BMWE v. ICC. 1960.

 

5347. Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees,  Railway  Labor  Executives’ Association. ICC and Erie Lackawanna (Merger of Erie Lackawanna RR), 1960.

Consist of a brief presented before the Michigan District Court by the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes and the Railway Labor Executives' Association, contesting a railroad merger on the grounds that it would result in loss of jobs guaranteed to union members.

 

BRT v. LIRR. 1961

 

5348. W.P. Kennedy as President of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen against the Long Island Railroad Co. 1961.

 

David L. Cole, Arbitrator.

5588. Cole, David L. Papers, 1940-1975.

Includes detailed notes (hand-written and typed), correspondence, reports, minutes, and related materials documenting Cole's career as a government official, lawyer, arbitrator and mediator. Also includes over 750 arbitration awards, decisions, and related documents (arranged, for the most part, alphabetically by name of company) for cases arbitrated by Cole, primarily in the textile, garment, steel, meat-packing, maritime, longshore, farm implement, and transportation industries.

5588 mf. Cole, David. Additional Arbitration Records.

 

Eastern, Western and Southeastern Carriers v. Railway Labor Organizations. 1952.

5071. Eastern, Western and Southeastern Carriers Conference Committee and the Railway Labor Organization.

Briefs, summations, arguments, memoranda, and awards pertaining to the Eastern, Western and Southeastern Carriers' Conference Committees and Operating and Nonoperating Railway Labor Organizations.

 

I. Robert Feinberg, Arbitrator.

5548. Feinberg, I. Robert. Arbitration Records.

Includes over 2500 arbitration awards, decisions and related documents for cases arbitrated primarily in the industries of steel, fur, electronics, transportation, construction, chemicals, aluminum, retail trade, entertainment, television, publishing, wholesale and retail food, paper, shipbuilding, textiles, baking, machinery, and aircraft. Also include arbitration cases in civil service, public education, and public utilities.

 

James Gross, Arbitrator.

5959. Gross, Professor James. Additional Arbitration Files.

 

James C. Hill, Arbitrator.

5538. Hill, James C. Arbitration Files.

 

Elmer E. Hilpert, Arbitrator.

5493. Hilpert, Elmer E. Arbitration Papers.

Files include correspondence, briefs, transcripts, exhibits, awards. Many of the case files in this collection contain a substantial amount of documentation.

 

International Railway Company vs. the Amalgamated Association of Street, Electric Railway and Motor Coach Employees of America

5112. International Railway Company and the Amalgamated Association of Street, Electric Railway and Motor Coach Employees of America, Local 1342 and 1386. Arbitration Files, 1946.

 

LIRR vs. Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.

5102. Long Island Railroad and the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, Locals 517 and 1090.

Documents include transcripts of proceedings (8 vol.); reports, recommendations and proposals of the Emergency Board and of the New York State Board of Inquiry; proposals of the carrier, union and National Mediation Board; carrier and union exhibits, statements and agreements.

 

AT&SF vs. Public Utilities Commission and City of Los Angeles

5203. McDonald, Grace. Papers, 1936-1969.

Papers include: Issues of Railroad Unity News, California Farm Reporter, "Swing Shift : A Novel" by Grace McDonald.

 

Montgomery Ward vs. Northern Pacific Terminal Company of Oregon. 1940.

5370. Montgomery Ward and Company vs. Northern Pacific Terminal Company of Oregon, 1940.

Brief, reply, and opinion in United States District Court, District of Oregon, Civil Case No. 1686, 1951.

 

ORC&B vs. Seaboard Airline.

5754. Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen, and Seaboard Airline Railroad Company, General Committee of Adjustment. Files.

 

REA vs. Teamsters. 1947

5308. Railway Express Agency & Int'. Bro. of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen & Helpers, 1947

Transcripts, exhibits, and reports of United States Emergency Board no. 52 under the Railway Labor Act. Concerning a dispute between the Railway Express Agency and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

 

Charles Rehmus, Arbitrator.

6212. Rehmus, Charles. Arbitration files, 1963-2006.

 

Rochester Transit Company. 1950.

5104. Rochester Transit Company. Arbitration Files, 1950.

 

M.E. Sandsberry, Jr. vs. Gulf Colorado and Santa Fe. 1955-1956

 

5378. Sandsberry, M.E. Jr. et al vs. Gulf, Colorado, and Santa Fe Railway Company et al, 1955-1956.

Thirteen employees of the Santa Fe Railroad and the railroad obtained an injunction restraining the unions from striking to secure a union shop contract. The collection consists of company documents as the case moved through various courts.

 

Jacob Seidenberg, Arbitrator.

5217. Seidenberg, Jacob. Additional Arbitration Case Files.

5808. Seidenberg, Jacob. Additional Arbitration Files, 1973-1987.

5519. Jacob Seidenberg. Additional Arbitration Files

5571. Seidenberg, Jacob. Additional Arbitration Files.

5635. Seidenberg, Jacob. Additional Arbitration Files.

5666. Seidenberg, Jacob. Additional Arbitration Files.

5706. Seidenberg, Jacob. Additional Arbitration Files.

5756. Seidenberg, Jacob. Additional Arbitration Files.

5773. Seidenberg, Jacob. Additional Arbitration Files.

5900. Seidenberg, Jacob. Additional Arbitration Files.

5935.Seidenberg, Jacob. Additional Arbitration Files.

5988. Seidenberg, Jacob. Additional Arbitration Files.

5605. Seidenberg, Jacob. Additional Arbitration Records.

5953. Seidenberg, Jacob. Additional Arbitration Records.

 

Ralph T. Seward, Arbitrator. 1980-1987.

5779. Seward, Ralph T. Additional Arbitration Files, 1980-1987.

 

William E. Simkin, Arbitrator.

5784. Simkin, William E. Arbitration Files, 1945-1987.

 

S. Herbert Unterberger, Arbitrator.

5636. Unterberger, S. Herbert. Arbitration and Research Files.

 

Saul Wallen, Arbitrator. 1945-1969.

5012. Wallen, Saul. Papers, 1945-1969.

 

Barbara Wertheimer, Arbitrator. 1914-1982.

5729. Wertheimer, Barbara. Research Files, 1914-1982.

 

Louis Yagoda, Arbitrator.

5802. Yagoda, Louis. Arbitration Files.

 

Arnold M. Zack, Arbitrator.

5861. Zack, Arnold M. Additional Arbitration Files.

5551. Zack, Arnold M. Additional Arbitration Files, 1973-1975.

5620. Zack, Arnold. Additional Arbitration Files, 1972-1978.

5727. Zack, Arnold. Additional Arbitration Files, 1978-1982.

5825. Zack, Arnold. Additional Arbitration Files.

5913. Zack, Arnold. Additional Arbitration Files.

5950. Zack, Arnold. Additional Arbitration Cases.

5512. Zack, Arnold. Arbitration Files.

 

V. General Railroad Related

 

Clair H. Beegle.

5271. Beegle, Clair H. Papers.

 

Blacks in the Railroad Industry. 1946-1954.

5989 mf. Blacks in the Railroad Industry, 1946-1954.

This is a compilation of a variety of materials documenting the struggle of black railroad employees against ouster from the industry by the collusive actions of the companies and the unions. The papers have been divided into six sections: 1) Correspondence 2) Unions and Union-related organizations 3) Writings 4) Legal documents 5) Memoranda, and 6) Printed Material.

 

Harrington Emerson.

5166. Emerson, Harrington. Files.

Correspondence, speeches, writings, studies, reports, and publications of Harrington Emerson.

 

Don McMurray.

5655. McMurry, Don. Papers.

5655 mf. McMurry, Don. Papers.

Consists of two microfilm reels of correspondence of various officials of the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad outlining management's strategy for dealing with the 1977 strike.

 

Philip Taft.

5541. Taft, Philip. Papers, 1840-1976.

Subject files and research notes, which Philip Taft gathered in preparation of his book manuscripts. Included are numerous original documents, which are interspersed throughout the research notes. Particularly well documented subjects are: organized labor abroad; the AFL-CIO's position on foreign affairs; maritime unions; labor and the National Industrial Recovery Act; labor and the National Labor Relations Board; racketeering; labor and the steel industry; teachers' unions; and the two World Wars.

 

Adolph Germer.

5809 mf. The Adolph Germer. Papers.

The Germer collection is divided into six overlapping series of manuscripts; Series 1, Correspondence, 1901-1966; Series 2, Speeches, 1914[?]-1961; Series 3, Personal material regarding Adolph Germer, 1900-1960; Series 4, Subject files on the labor movement, 1898-1961; Series 5, Diaries, 1930-1958; and Series 6, Scrapbook, 1930-1964.

 

Carroll D. Wright.

5399 mf. Wright, Carroll D. Selected Papers, 1878-1901.

Selected writings of Carroll D. Wright, first United States Commissioner of Labor.

 

Railroad Collection.

5014. Railroad Case Files

5563. Railroad Photograph, ca. 1930's. [no online guide yet]

6039. Railroad Files. 1862-1979.

6039 MB. Railroad Memorabilia.

6040 P. Photographs. Railroad Collection.

Largely western United States railroad prints and lantern slides. Lantern slides labeled as if for court exhibits.

 

Railroad Industrial Relations Project.

5481 AV. Railroad Industrial Relations Project. Oral History Interviews.

Audio tapes of interviews conducted by Miriam Feilicher and James O. Morris.

6058 OH. Kheel Center. Oral Histories.

Includes transcripts of interviews conducted by Miriam Feilicher and James O. Morris.

 

John Baer sketches and cartoons for Labor, 1920-1970.

5693. Labor. Editorial Files, 1917-1975.

This collection is divided into two main series. First, the files of Edward A. Keating, Editor of Labor magazine and second, the files of John Baer, Labor Cartoonist.