W.B. Meyers Papers

Collection Number: 5630

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


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
W.B. Meyers Papers, 1963-1976
Collection Number:
5630
Creator:
Meyers, William Roy
Quantity:
18 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Reports, pamphlets, correspondence, contracts, minutes, publications, papers.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

W.B. Meyers was an officer in the Switchmen's Union of North America.

ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

The Switchmen's Union of North America is among the older of the railway brotherhoods. Beginning in 1877 with the formation of a local Switchmen's organization in Chicago, the movement became national when the Switchmen's Mutual Aid Association of North America held its first meeting nine years later.
This association was destroyed, as a result of a disastrous lockout by the Chicago Northwestern and the 1888 strike against the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy which had equally unfortunate results. Building on what was left of the S.M.A.A., several lodges met in Kansas City in October of 1854 and formed the Switchmen's Union of North America.
By the time of its merger into the United Transportation Union in 1969, the single Chicago labor organization of 1877 had grown to international status with 275 lodges in the United States and Canada having a combined membership of 12,000.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Meyers, William Roy.
Switchmen's Union of North America.

Subjects:
Railroads--Employees--Labor unions--United States.

Form and Genre Terms:
Records.
Correspondece.
Reports.
Minutes.
Contracts.
Publications.
Pamphlets.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Access Restrictions:
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Restrictions on Use:
This collection must be used in keeping with the Kheel Center Information Sheet and Procedures for Document Use.
Cite As:
W.B. Meyers Papers #5630. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

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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
5405 mf: Switchmen's Union of North America Constitutions on Microfilm
5406 mf: Switchmen's Union of North America Arbitration on Microfilm
5447: Switchmen's Union of North America Additional Unification Minutes and Convention Proceedings
5556: Switchmen's Union of North America Additional Records
5556 AV: Switchmen's Union of North America Audio-Visual Materials
5590: Switchmen's Union of North America Lake Shore Lodge 55 Membership Registers
5613: Switchmen's Union of North America Oakland Lodge 158 Meeting Minutes

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1
Box 1 Folder 1 1969
January 1969 thru June 1969
Box 1 Folder 2 1969
July 1,1969-
Box 1 Folder 3 1969
March 18,1969 to September 30,1969
Box 1 Folder 4 1969
Box 1 Folder 5 1970
January 1,1970 to June 14, 1970
Box 1 Folder 6
June 15, 1970 to December 31,1970
Box 1 Folder 7 1971
January 1,1971 to June 30, 1971
Box 1 Folder 8
January 1,1972 to June 30,1972
Box 1 Folder 9 1972
March 1, 1972 - June 30, 1972
Box 1 Folder 10 1972
July 1, 1972 - December 21, 1972
Box 1 Folder 11
July 1, 1971 to December 31, 1971
Box 1 Folder 12
January 1,1973 to June 30, 1973
Box 2
Box 2 Folder 1
Box 2 Folder 2
Box 2 Folder 3
Box 2 Folder 4 1955-1956
Box 2 Folder 5 1969
March 10,1969
Box 2 Folder 6
Box 2 Folder 7
Box 2 Folder 8
Box 2 Folder 9 1971
Box 2 Folder 10 1975
Box 2 Folder 11 1971
Box 2 Folder 12 1959
November 1, 1959
Box 2 Folder 13 1966
Box 2 Folder 14
Box 2 Folder 15
Box 2 Folder 16
Box 2 Folder 17 1960
Box 2 Folder 18 1960
Box 2 Folder 19
Box 2 Folder 20
Box 2 Folder 21
Box 2 Folder 22
Box 2 Folder 23 1955
Box 2 Folder 24
Box 2 Folder 25 1958
Box 2 Folder 26
Box 2 Folder 27 1957
Box 2 Folder 28
Box 2 Folder 29
Box 2 Folder 30 1956
Box 2 Folder 31 1957
Box 2 Folder 32 1958
Box 2 Folder 33 1953
Box 2 Folder 34 1952
Box 2 Folder 35 1950
Box 3
Box 3 Folder 1
Box 3 Folder 2
Box 3 Folder 3 1971-1972
Box 3 Folder 4
Box 3 Folder 5 1967
Box 3 Folder 6 1967-1968
Box 3 Folder 7 1971
October 15,1971
Box 3 Folder 8
Box 3 Folder 9
Box 3 Folder 10
Box 3 Folder 11
Box 3 Folder 12 1955-1956
Box 3 Folder 13
Box 3 Folder 14
Box 3 Folder 15 1947
Box 3 Folder 16 1947
Box 3 Folder 17
Box 3 Folder 18
Box 3 Folder 19 1950
Box 3 Folder 20 1951
Box 3 Folder 21 1951
Box 3 Folder 22
Box 3 Folder 23 1956
Box 3 Folder 24 1957
Box 3 Folder 25
Box 4
Box 4 Folder 1
Box 4 Folder 2
Box 4 Folder 3
Box 4 Folder 4
Box 4 Folder 5
Box 4 Folder 6 1966
Box 4 Folder 7
Box 4 Folder 8
Box 4 Folder 9
Box 4 Folder 10
Box 4 Folder 11
Box 4 Folder 12
Box 4 Folder 13
Box 4 Folder 14
Box 4 Folder 15
Box 4 Folder 16
Box 4 Folder 17
Box 4 Folder 18 1959
Box 4 Folder 19
Box 4 Folder 20
Box 4 Folder 21
Box 5
Box 5 Folder 1 1958
Box 5 Folder 2
Box 5 Folder 3 1962
Box 5 Folder 4
Box 5 Folder 5
Box 5 Folder 6 1969-1970
Box 5 Folder 7
Box 5 Folder 8 1968
Box 5 Folder 9 1967
April 10, 1967
Box 5 Folder 10
Box 5 Folder 11
Box 5 Folder 12 1953
April 1953
Box 5 Folder 13
Box 5 Folder 14
Box 5 Folder 15 1955
Box 5 Folder 16
Box 5 Folder 17 1966
Jan. 20-21, 1966
Box 5 Folder 18
Box 5 Folder 19
Box 6
Box 6 Folder 1
Box 6 Folder 2
Box 6 Folder 3 1967-1968
Box 6 Folder 4 1966-1967
Box 6 Folder 5
Box 6 Folder 6 1969-1970
Box 6 Folder 7
Box 6 Folder 8
Box 6 Folder 9 1969
April 15,1969
Box 6 Folder 10
Box 6 Folder 11
Box 6 Folder 12 1960
Box 6 Folder 13 1967-1968
Signed July 29,1968
Box 6 Folder 14 1962
July-Aug-1962
Box 6 Folder 15 1973
Box 6 Folder 16
Box 6 Folder 17 1950
Box 7
Box 7 Folder 1 1958
Box 7 Folder 2
Box 7 Folder 3 1962
Box 7 Folder 4
Box 7 Folder 5 1967
Box 7 Folder 6 1969-1970
Box 7 Folder 7
Box 7 Folder 8 1967
Box 7 Folder 9 1968
July 29, 1968
Box 7 Folder 10 1951
Box 7 Folder 11 1953
Box 7 Folder 12
Box 7 Folder 13 1955
Box 7 Folder 14 1955
Box 7 Folder 15 1959
Box 7 Folder 16 1966
Jan 20-21, 1966
Box 7 Folder 17
Box 7 Folder 18 1967
Box 8
Box 8 Folder 1
Box 8 Folder 2
Box 8 Folder 3 1967
Box 8 Folder 4 1964
Box 8 Folder 5 1967
Box 8 Folder 6
Box 8 Folder 7
Box 8 Folder 8
Box 8 Folder 9
Box 9
Box 9 Folder 1 1966
Box 9 Folder 2
Box 9 Folder 3
Box 9 Folder 4
Box 9 Folder 5
Box 9 Folder 6
Box 10
Box 10 Folder 1
Box 10 Folder 2
Box 10 Folder 3
Box 10 Folder 4
Box 10 Folder 5
Box 10 Folder 6
Box 10 Folder 7
Box 10 Folder 8
Box 10 Folder 9
Box 10 Folder 10
Box 10 Folder 11
Box 10 Folder 12
Box 10 Folder 13
Box 11
Box 11 Folder 1 1972
Box 11 Folder 2
Box 11 Folder 3 1972
Box 11 Folder 4 1973
January 15, 1973
Box 11 Folder 5
Box 11 Folder 6
Box 11 Folder 7
Box 11 Folder 8
Box 11 Folder 9
Box 11 Folder 10
Box 11 Folder 11
Box 11 Folder 12
Box 11 Folder 13 1975-1976
Box 11 Folder 14
Box 12
Box 12 Folder 1
Box 12 Folder 2
Box 12 Folder 3
Box 12 Folder 4
Box 12 Folder 5
Box 12 Folder 6
Box 12 Folder 7 1966
Box 12 Folder 8
Box 12 Folder 9
Box 12 Folder 10
Box 12 Folder 11
Box 12 Folder 12
Box 12 Folder 13
Box 12 Folder 14
Box 12 Folder 15
Box 12 Folder 16
Box 13
Box 13 Folder 1 1971
December 16, 1971
Box 13 Folder 2 1970
May 26, 1970
Box 13 Folder 3 1971
Box 13 Folder 4 1970
April 16, 1970
Box 13 Folder 5
Box 13 Folder 6 1971
February 3, 1971
Box 13 Folder 7 1971
February 3, 1971
Box 13 Folder 8 1967
June 14, 1967
Box 13 Folder 9 1970
April 8, 1970
Box 13 Folder 10
Box 13 Folder 11
Box 13 Folder 12
Box 13 Folder 13
Box 13 Folder 14
Box 13 Folder 15 1972
Jan. 27, 1972
Box 14
Box 14 Folder 1
Box 14 Folder 2
Box 14 Folder 3
Box 14 Folder 4 1962
Box 14 Folder 5
Box 14 Folder 6
Box 14 Folder 7
Box 14 Folder 8
Box 14 Folder 9
Box 14 Folder 10 1963
Box 14 Folder 11
Box 14 Folder 12
Box 14 Folder 13
Box 14 Folder 14
Box 14 Folder 15
Box 14 Folder 16
Box 14 Folder 17
Box 15
Box 15 Folder 1
Box 15 Folder 2
Box 15 Folder 3
Box 15 Folder 4
Box 15 Folder 5
Box 15 Folder 6
Box 15 Folder 7
Box 15 Folder 8
Box 15 Folder 9
Box 15 Folder 10
Box 15 Folder 11
Box 16
Box 16 Folder 1
Box 16 Folder 2
Box 16 Folder 3 1973
Box 16 Folder 4
Box 16 Folder 5 1970
Box 16 Folder 6 1934-1970
Box 16 Folder 7 1970
Box 16 Folder 8 1970
Box 16 Folder 9
Box 16 Folder 10
Box 16 Folder 11 1967
Box 16 Folder 12 1958
Box 16 Folder 13
Box 16 Folder 14 1963
Box 16 Folder 15 1973
Box 16 Folder 16 1972
Box 16 Folder 17 1971
Box 16 Folder 18 1967
Box 16 Folder 19 1963
Box 16 Folder 20 1972
Box 17
Box 17 Folder 1
Box 17 Folder 2
Box 17 Folder 3
Box 17 Folder 4
Box 17 Folder 5 1971
Box 17 Folder 6 1970
Box 17 Folder 7 1969
Box 17 Folder 8 1972
Box 17 Folder 9 1971
Box 17 Folder 10 1967
Box 17 Folder 11
Box 17 Folder 12
Box 17 Folder 13
Box 17 Folder 14
Box 17 Folder 15
Box 17 Folder 16
Box 17 Folder 17
Box 17 Folder 18
Box 17 Folder 19 1970
January 1,1970 to July 1, 1970
Box 17 Folder 20 1972-1973
July 1,1972 to January 1,1973
Box 17 Folder 21
Box 18
Box 18 Folder 1
Box 18 Folder 2
Box 18 Folder 3
Box 18 Folder 4
Box 18 Folder 5
Box 18 Folder 6
Box 18 Folder 7
Box 18 Folder 8
Box 18 Folder 9
Box 18 Folder 10 1971-1972
Box 18 Folder 11
Box 18 Folder 12
Box 18 Folder 13
Box 18 Folder 14
Box 18 Folder 15 1963-1964