Guide to the Order Of Railway Conductors And Brakemen Records,
1868-1969

Collection Number: 5148

Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library

Contact Information:
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Compiled by:
Constance Bulkley
Date completed:
1974
EAD encoding:
Casey S. Westerman, August 20, 2002

© 2002 Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen. Records, 1868-1969.
Collection Number:
5148
Creator:
Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen.
Quantity:
22.4 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Contains correspondence, publications, subject files, memorabilia, photographs, and convention proceedings.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
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.
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

The Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen (ORC & B) was founded in 1868 as an order of railroad conductors and later expanded to include brakemen.
The Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen was founded by T.J. "Tommie" Wright in 1868 in Amboy, Ill. as the Conductors Union. The name was changed to Order of Railway Conductors of America (ORC) in 1878. In 1942, the Order of Sleeping Car Conductors merged with ORC. The union's name was changed in 1954 to the Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen. In 1969, the Order merged with the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen, Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, and Switchmen's Union of North America to form the United Transportation Union.
The ORC & B International Headquarters, Grand Division, was located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa with subordinate divisions in the United States, Canada, and the Panama Canal Zone. The principal officers included the president, senior vice-president, general secretary-treasurer, executive vice-president, vice-president/Washington legislative representative, vice-president/National Railroad Adjustment Board, four regional vice-presidents, Board of Trustees (3 members), and the ORC & B Board of Directors (comprised of the above 13 officers.) General Adjustment Committees on each property (Class 1 railroads) were responsible for execution of the contract, with each chairman, as principal officer, exercising a high degree of autonomy. Legislative matters on the state level were the responsibility of the State Legislative Committee and its chairman.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

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.
Membership records consist of name listings organized by railroad division/union local number. The Kheel Center cannot perform research on an individual union member within this collection unless provided with such numbers. The records are otherwise open to researchers who wish to use them.

SUBJECTS

Names:
Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926.
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945.
Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen.
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen.
Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.
United States. National Railroad Adjustment Board.

Subjects:
Labor laws and legislation-United States.
Locomotive firemen-United States.
Railroad conductors-United States.
Railroad employees.

Form and Genre Terms:
Memorabilia.
Photographs.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Access Restrictions:
Access to the collections in the Kheel Center is restricted. Please contact a reference archivist for access to these materials.
Restrictions on Use:
This collection must be used in keeping with the Kheel Center Information Sheet and Procedures for Document Use.
Cite As:
Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen. Records, 1868-1969. #5148. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIAL

5037. United States. Emergency Board No. 81.
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.
5754. Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen. General Committee of Adjustment, Seaboard Airline Railroad Co. files.
5833. Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen. Additional James Paddock papers.

COLLECTION ARRANGEMENT

Executive officers' files are arranged chronologically. General Chairmen's files are arranged alphabetically by names of railroads. Union locals' files are arranged numerically by local. Subject files are arranged alphabetically by subject. Collective bargaining files, convention proceedings, publications, and photographs are arranged by form of document.

SERIES LIST

I. Executive Officers' files, 1881-1968. Boxes 1-2
II. General Chairmen's files, 1903-1969. Boxes 2-7
III. Union Locals' files, 1868-1965. Boxes 8-13
IV. Subject Files, 1890-1968. Boxes 14-16
V. Collective Bargaining Files, 1888-1967. Box 16
VI. Convention Proceedings, Publications, And Photographs, 1928-1969. Boxes 19-22

Description
Container
I. Executive Officers' files, 1881-1968.
Primarily committee minutes and papers (largely correspondence) of ORC presidents and other union officials.
Include Order of Railway Conductors (ORC) and Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen (ORC & B) Executive Committee minutes for Districts 1, 2, and 3 (1951-1963). These include hearings of the National Mediation Board on wages; minutes of meetings of District No. 1 Western Association of General Committees (1958); minutes of meetings of the Association of General Chairmen (1962) and minutes of general meetings (1961); Grand Lodge Executive Committee minutes (1961, 1962); minutes of meetings with the secretary of labor (1962); and Executive Committee minutes regarding U.S. Emergency Board No. 154 (1963).
Also included is a ledger book of benevolent funds of ORC, Terminal City, Division 267 (1890-1967) and miscellaneous correspondence and materials of the following ORC and ORC & B presidents: C.S. Wheaton, E.E. Clark, Austin B. Garretson, James A. Phillips, Harry W. Fraser, Roy O. Hughes, Louis J. Wagner, and J.A. Paddock.
Other materials include data sheets of information collected for "History of Railway Labor Act", prepared by ORC & B; speeches and other documents; and additional routine materials concerning Austin B. Garretson (1906-1919), Harry W. Fraser (1941-1950), and Louis J. Wagner (1961-1964).
Constitutions, 1881-1966 Executive Committee, Minutes, 1951-60
Box 1
Executive Committee, Minutes, 1962-67
Box 2 Folder 1-4
C.S. Wheaton, 1880-1890, correspondence
Box 2 Folder 5
Includes letters to Wheaton from local officers and Grand Secretary Daniels on situations in various locals; ms. agreement between the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers (BLE) and ORC with the Railroad Commission (1887); and ORC circular letters regarding the goal of strike avoidance and urging readers not to join the United Trainmen's Association, among other letters.
President E.E. Clark, 1890-1906, correspondence
Box 2 Folder 6-7
Includes a pledge of mutual aid between BLE and ORC (1890-1893); correspondence of Eugene V. Debs (grand secretary-treasurer, Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen (BLF) (1891-1892) regarding exclusion of Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen (BRT) from a railroad federation "Supreme Council" that ORC was asked to join along with the BLF and Switchmen's Union of North America (SUNA); a letter (1897) from the secretary-treasurer of the Grievance Committee of the Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Railroad regarding local trouble; federation agreement between ORC, BLF, BRT, and SUNA; correspondence (1895-1898) between Clark and F.S. Rawlins (superintendent of telegraphers for St. Louis S.W. Railroad) and W.J. Wright (ORC, secretary-treasurer) regarding a telegraphers' dispute and the resultant contract annulment; Clark and E.A. "Ned" Moseley (secretary, Interstate Commerce Commission) (1898) discussing labor legislation presented in Congress; Clark with Attorney General Philander Chase Knox (1903) and Acting Attorney General J.K. Richard regarding defective safety appliances and the Safety Appliance Act; and other documents.
President A.B. Garretson, 1906-1919, correspondence
Box 2 Folder 8
President J.A. Phillips, 1935-1943, correspondence
Box 2 Folder 9-12
James A. Phillips materials (1935-1943) include correspondence with Timothy Shea (assistant president, BLF) regarding the ten and twelve hour workday; letters of congratulations from Franklin D. Roosevelt on ORC's 70th anniversary; a letter regarding American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations attempts to unite; also a typed ms. (106 pp.), "Historical Sketch of the Origin and Development of the Transportation System Properties Operated as Part of the Southern Pacific System"; and other items.
President H.W. Frazer, 1941-1950, correspondence
Box 2 Folder 13
President R.O. Hughes, 1950-1958, correspondence
Box 2 Folder 14
Includes data gathered on the case of an entire ground crew fired for refusing to cross a picket line; minutes of a meeting of the Association of General Committees, Districts 1, 2, and 3 (1953); letters of Hughes and Karl R. Bendestet (assistant secretary of Army) (1952) regarding railroad operation by the government; and other documents.
President L.J. Wagner, 1961-1964, correspondence
Box 2 Folder 15
President J.A. Paddock, 1958-1964
Box 2 Folder 16-19
J.A. Paddock materials (1958-1964) include discussion of a proposed merger with BRT; background information on labor-management relations in the railroad industry (1969); and Paddock's proposal on wage structure (1962).
Sec. Treasurer, Correspondence, 1889-1962
Box 2 Folder 20-21
Board volumes-Ledger Books
Box 2 Folder 22-23
II. General Chairmen's files, 1903-1969.
Include correspondence between general grand secretary-treasurer of the Order of Railway Conductors of America (ORC) with members of ORC General Committees of Adjustment on various railroads. The correspondence regards routine administrative matters; also minutes of General Committees in regional sessions.
There is routine correspondence from committees representing workers on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway (1907-1960), Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (1908-1969), Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway (1908-1957), Chicago and North Western Railway (1903-1961), Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad (1904-1960), Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad (1921-1962), Illinois Central Railroad (1930-1960), and Louisville and Nashville Railroad (1919-1957).
Additional committee files include those on the Atlantic Coast Line Company (1909-1965), Gulf Coast and Santa Fe Railroad (1908-1958), Atlantic and West Point Railroad (1911-1955), Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (1910-1961), Bangor and Aroostook Railroad (1907-1919), Boston and Albany Railroad (1908-1962), Boston and Maine Railroad (1911-1949), Burlington and Rock Island Railroad (1945-1952), Central of Georgia Railroad (1918-1963), Central of New Jersey Railroad (1917-1961), Lehigh and New England Railroad (1952-1958), Chesapeake & Ohio Railway (1910-1957), Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad (1939-1947), Chicago Great Western Railway (1912-1949), Chicago, Indianapolis and Louisville Railroad (1907-1962), Kansas City Southern Railway (1920-1960), Lehigh Valley Railroad (1947-1957), Long Island Railroad (1954), Maine Central Railroad (1932-1949), Michigan Central Railroad (1944-1961), Minneapolis and St. Louis Railroad (1936-1957), Minneapolis and St. Paul Railroad (1907-1958), Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad (1918-1966), Missouri Pacific Railroad (1904-1961), Missouri Pacific Railroad (Gulf Coast Lines) (1908-1959), and New Orleans and Northeastern Railroad (1926-1928). The files concern a wide variety of individual grievances and contract negotiations on individual properties. The materials are largely routine and facilitative in nature.
Minutes, General Chairmen
Box 2 Folder 24-25
Atlantic Coast Lines, 1909-1965
Box 3 Folder 1-4
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe, 1907-1960
Box 3 Folder 5-20
Gulf Coast & Sante Fe, 1908-1955
Box 3 Folder 21-24
Atlantic & West Point, 1911-1955
Box 3 Folder 25
Baltimore & Ohio, 1910-1961
Box 3 Folder 26-30
Bangor & Aroostook, 1907-1919
Box 4 Folder 1
Boston & Albany, 1908-1962
Box 4 Folder 2-3
Boston & Maine, 1911-19-9
Box 4 Folder 4-5
Burlington & Rock Island, 1945-1952
Box 4 Folder 6
Central of Georgia, 1918-1963
Box 4 Folder 7-10
Central of New Jersey, 1917-1961
Box 4 Folder 11-12
Lehigh of New England, 1952-1958
Box 4 Folder 13
Chesapeake & Ohio, 1910-1957
Box 4 Folder 14-17
Chesapeake & Ohio Pere Marquette, 1920-1957
Box 4 Folder 18-19
Hocking Valley (Chesapeake & Ohio), 1945
Box 4 Folder 20
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy, 1908-1969
Box 4 Folder 21-27
Chicago & Eastern Illinois, 1939-1947
Box 5 Folder 1
Chicago Great Western, 1912-1949
Box 5 Folder 2
Chicago Indianapolis & Louisville, 1907-1962
Box 5 Folder 3
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul, 1908-1957
Box 5 Folder 4-12
Chicago & Northwestern, 1903-1961
Box 5 Folder 13-19
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific, 1904-1960
Box 5 Folder 20-26
CCC & St. Louis, 1910-1957
Box 5 Folder 27-31
Gulf, Mobile & Ohio, 1921-1962
Box 6 Folder 1-6
Illinois Central, 1930-1960
Box 6 Folder 7-15
Kansas City Southern, 1920-1960
Box 6 Folder 16-19
Lehigh Valley, 1947-1957
Box 6 Folder 20-21
Long Island, 1954
Box 6 Folder 22
Louisville & Nashville, 1919-1957
Box 6 Folder 23-29
Maine Central, 1932-1949
Box 6 Folder 30
Michigan Central, 1944-1961
Box 6 Folder 31
Minneapolis & St. Louis, 1936-1957
Box 6 Folder 32
Minneapolis & St. Paul, 1907-1958
Box 6 Folder 33-35
Missouri-Kansas-Texas, 1918-1966
Box 7 Folder 1-3
Missouri-Pacific (Proper), 1904-1961
Box 7 Folder 4-7
Missouri-Pacific (Gulf Coast Lines), 1908-1959
Box 7 Folder 8-12
New Orleans & Northeastern Railroad, 1926-1928
Box 7 Folder 13-16
III. Union Locals files, 1868-1965.
Include fragmentary membership registers, bylaws and ledgers of ORC & B locals. Include fragmentary membership registers of Lodge Divisions no. 115, El Capitan (San Francisco), 1892-1969; Division no. 267, "Pacific" (Vancouver, British Columbia), 1891-1911; and Division no. 575, Paris, Tennessee,1965-1968; bylaws for Locals 1-737 (1882-1965), including routine correspondence regarding bylaw amendments, drafts, and printed copies of the bylaws. Also Local 115 (San Francisco, Calif.) records, including minutes (1903-1909), bound volumes relating to membership attendance at Local meetings, financial records, insurance and benefit records (25 vol.); and miscellaneous financial records relating to Locals 267 and 565.
Please note: Membership records consist of name listings organized by railroad division/union local number. We cannot perform research on your behalf without being provided with such numbers. The records are otherwise open to researchers who wish to use them.
Register of Divisions-Division 1-750 & 1000
Box 8 Folder 1
Locals
1
Box 8 Folder 2
18
Box 8 Folder 3
19-20
Box 8 Folder 4-5
23
Box 8 Folder 6
25
Box 8 Folder 7
26
Box 8 Folder 8
28
Box 8 Folder 9
30-34
Box 8 Folder 10-14
36
Box 8 Folder 15
38
Box 8 Folder 16
40
Box 8 Folder 17
42-46
Box 8 Folder 18-22
49-54
Box 8 Folder 22-23
56
Box 8 Folder 29
63-65
Box 8 Folder 30-32
83
Box 8 Folder 33
87
Box 8 Folder 34
98-110
Box 8 Folder 35-45
111
Box 8 Folder 46
115-Record of members at meetings, 1906-1914 & Reports of Minutes, 1903-1909
Box 8 Folder 47
Division 115 Ledgers-1892-1917
Box 9 Folder
Division 115 Ledgers-1918-1934
Box 10 Folder
Division 115 Ledgers-1935-1969
Box 11 Folder
151-158
Box 12 Folder 1-8
160-162
Box 12 Folder 9-11
164-166
Box 12 Folder 12-14
168-170
Box 12 Folder 15-17
172
Box 12 Folder 16
174-175
Box 12 Folder 19-20
177
Box 12 Folder 21
180-182
Box 12 Folder 22-24
185-187
Box 12 Folder 25-27
192-193
Box 12 Folder 26-29
196
Box 12 Folder 30
198
Box 12 Folder 31
203-207
Box 12 Folder 32-36
209-211
Box 12 Folder 37-39
213
Box 12 Folder 40
217-218
Box 12 Folder 41-42
220
Box 12 Folder 43
223-226
Box 12 Folder 44-47
229
Box 12 Folder 48
231-232
Box 12 Folder 49-50
234-235
Box 12 Folder 51-52
241
Box 12 Folder 53
243-244
Box 12 Folder 54-55
249
Box 12 Folder 56
250
Box 12 Folder 57
253
Box 12 Folder 55
256-259
Box 12 Folder 59-62
261-264
Box 12 Folder 63-66
267
Box 12 Folder 67
270-271
Box 12 Folder 68-69
275
Box 12 Folder 70
278
Box 12 Folder 71
281-282
Box 12 Folder 72-73
284-285
Box 12 Folder 74-75
289-290
Box 12 Folder 76-77
292-293
Box 12 Folder 78-79
299-303
Box 12 Folder 80-84
307-309
Box 12 Folder 85-87
311-312
Box 12 Folder 88-89
314
Box 12 Folder 90
316-318
Box 12 Folder 91-93
320
Box 13 Folder 1-2
324
Box 13 Folder 3
326
Box 13 Folder 4
327-329
Box 13 Folder 5-7
331
Box 13 Folder 8
334-335
Box 13 Folder 9-11
339-340
Box 13 Folder 12-13
347
Box 13 Folder 14
350-351
Box 13 Folder 15-16
354
Box 13 Folder 17
356
Box 13 Folder 18
357
Box 13 Folder 19
359-360
Box 13 Folder 20-21
365
Box 13 Folder 22
370
Box 13 Folder 23
373
Box 13 Folder 24
374-375
Box 13 Folder 25-26
378-382
Box 13 Folder 27-31
384
Box 13 Folder 32
386
Box 13 Folder 33
391-392
Box 13 Folder 34-35
395
Box 13 Folder 36
397
Box 13 Folder 37
399
Box 13 Folder 38
401-404
Box 13 Folder 39-42
406
Box 13 Folder 43
408-409
Box 13 Folder 44-45
412-413
Box 13 Folder 46-47
415-416
Box 13 Folder 48-49
418-419
Box 13 Folder 50-51
425
Box 13 Folder 52
433
Box 13 Folder 53
440
Box 13 Folder 54
443-446
Box 13 Folder 55-58
450-451
Box 13 Folder 59-60
453
Box 13 Folder 61
455
Box 13 Folder 62
458
Box 13 Folder 63
463
Box 13 Folder 64
468
Box 13 Folder 65
470
Box 13 Folder 66
500
Box 13 Folder 67
503
Box 13 Folder 68
506
Box 13 Folder 69
508
Box 13 Folder 70
514-516
Box 13 Folder 71-73
519
Box 13 Folder 74
523
Box 13 Folder 75
529
Box 13 Folder 76
530
Box 13 Folder 77
532
Box 13 Folder 78
538
Box 13 Folder 79
540
Box 13 Folder 80
543
Box 13 Folder 81
556
Box 13 Folder 82
558
Box 13 Folder 83
560-561
Box 13 Folder 84-85
563
Box 13 Folder 86
566-568
Box 13 Folder 87-89
570
Box 13 Folder 90
575
Box 13 Folder 91
577
Box 13 Folder 92
579
Box 13 Folder 93
580
Box 13 Folder 94
583-585
Box 13 Folder 95-97
591
Box 13 Folder 98
596-599
Box 13 Folder 99-102
608-609
Box 13 Folder 103-104
613
Box 13 Folder 105
616-617
Box 13 Folder 106-107
619
Box 13 Folder 108
622
Box 13 Folder 109
625
Box 13 Folder 110
627
Box 13 Folder 111
629
Box 13 Folder 112
633-634
Box 13 Folder 113-114
641-643
Box 13 Folder 115-117
645-652
Box 13 Folder 118-125
654
Box 13 Folder 126
659
Box 13 Folder 127
66l
Box 13 Folder 128
672
Box 13 Folder 129
677
Box 13 Folder 130
680
Box 13 Folder 131
682-685
Box 13 Folder 132-135
688
Box 13 Folder 136
704
Box 13 Folder 137
709
Box 13 Folder 138
712
Box 13 Folder 139
715-716
Box 13 Folder 140-141
719
Box 13 Folder 142
722-723
Box 13 Folder 143-141
726
Box 13 Folder 145
728
Box 13 Folder 146
735
Box 13 Folder 147
737
Box 13 Folder 148
IV. Subject Files, 1890-1968.
Include materials relating to accident insurance, the proposed merger of Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen with Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, research materials regarding union and railroad history, and miscellaneous correspondence.
Accident Insurance Department files include routine correspondence from chairmen of the Order of Railway Conductors Insurance Committee to President Sheppard; Amalgamation files concern the proposed merger of the ORC & B with the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen and include correspondence between J.A. Paddock (president) with Carl T. Trol (Local chairman) regarding merger (1961-1962), a draft unification agreement (1968) and correspondence of Paul R. Bennett (general chairman, Seaboard Coastline), J.F. Kalka (general chairman), J.O. Niles (general chairman, Missouri Pacific Gulf District), John C. McDonough (Wisconsin legislative representative) with C.F. Lane (president) and O.R. Lundborg (vice-president) (1968) regarding the proposed merger; financial records, including ledgers (1890, 1930-1941); and history files, including a ms. history of the ORC (anonymous, n.d.), data sheets collected for a history of the Railway Labor Act (n.d.), and documents regarding the history of Kate Shelly (railroad heroine of 1881), including a brief recounting of her deeds, and commemorative papers and memorabilia gathered for a celebration of Kate Shelly Day (1953-1957). Also files, notably of the ORC & B's secretary-treasurer, on routine union business.
Accident Ins. Dept.-Correspondence
Box 14 Folder 1
Advertising, 1952
Box 14 Folder 2
Amalgamation Rpt., 1962
Box 14 Folder 3
Authority from Insurance Commissioner
Box 14 Folder 4
Benefit Dept.
Box 14 Folder 5
Conductor's Examinations
Box 14 Folder 6
Conductor & Brakemen's Association
Box 14 Folder 7
Convention, 1962
Box 14 Folder 8
Films Patent Rights-Photos, 1956-59
Box 14 Folder 9
General Committee of Adjustment
Box 14 Folder 10
Grand Division Program, 1950
Box 14 Folder 11
History
Box 14 Folder 12-13
Jurisprudence Committee Reports, 1962,1966
Box 14 Folder 14
Ledgers
Box 14 Folder 15-16
Legislation, 1892
Box 14 Folder 16a
Membership
Box 14 Folder 17-18
Merger
Box 14 Folder 19-21
Miscellaneous
Box 14 Folder 22
"ORC Days"
Box 14 Folder 23
Railroad Conductor Magazine Correspondence & 1877 issue
Box 14 Folder 24-25
Kate Shelley. Correspondence, releases, photos, clippings, guest list, memorial ceremony articles, 1955-59.
Box 15
Unification United Trainmen's Assoc.
Box 16
V. Collective Bargaining Files, 1888-1967.
Include wage schedules, rates of pay and work rules, agreements, contracts, rules and regulations and instructions (1888-1959) of various railroads; letters, (1901-1920) (4 vol.), regarding work rules and articles for trainmen, engineers, firemen, yardmen, and telegraphers, and claims made regarding various sections of agreements (wages, deadheading, runaround, and additional miles); arbitration award for New York Central and Hartford Railroad and Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad vs. the Order of Railway Conductors of America (ORC) (1910); exhibits before the Board of Arbitration in concerted wages movement, Eastern territory (1913) by ORC and the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen (BRT); transcripts of witness testimony before the Department of Justice (1937) in the case of Chicago and North Western Railway vs. the Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen (ORC & B); compilation of case claims before the United States National Railroad Adjustment Board involving ORC & B vs. various railroads, (1955-[1961]-1967) (parties to dispute, statement of claims, finding and award); documents regarding a movement to repeal New York's "excess crew" law; opinions by Justice Gerald Nolan (Supreme Court, State of New York) in the case of New York Central Railroad (plaintiff) vs. Louis J. Lefkowitz (defendant), attorney general of the State of New York; and other documents.
VI. Convention Proceedings, Publications, And Photographs, 1928-1969.
Include transcripts of convention proceedings and printed information on train operations, as well as union directories, ritual booklets, miscellaneous union publications, and photographs.
Proceedings of Order of Railway Conductors (ORC) conventions for the fortieth convention, 1931 (8 vol.), forty-second convention, 1941 (4 vol.), forty-sixth convention of the ORC & B, 1958 (3 vol.), and forty-seventh convention, 1962 (3 vol.). Also a union publication regarding its retirement home in Savannah, Ga., initiation ritual booklets (1933-1958), and other printed materials. Also included are photographic negatives of the forty-seventh convention.
"Scrapbook of Forms" Includes 7 volumes of "International Library of Technology," newspaper clippings & misc. publications .
Box 19
Proceedings: 1931, 1941, 1958, 1962
Box 20-22