Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen Photographs

Collection Number: 5141 P

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


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen Photographs, 1930-1960
Collection Number:
5141 P
Creator:
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen (BLF&E)
Quantity:
1 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Photographs.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen Photographs including image scans, ritual materials, photographs from award ceremonies and other miscellaneous photos
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen is a labor union originally founded in Marshall, Michigan in May 1863, and was called Brotherhood of the Footboard at the time. At the time it was the only trade organization for railroad workers. A year later they changed their name to Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. They took their present name starting in 2004.
In the nineteenth century the Brotherhood generally took a conciliatory approach in dealing with railroad management, preferring to negotiate reasonable demands than to go on strike. The brotherhood was seen as elitist by other railway unions, and sometimes came into conflict during strikes.
In 1969 the B of LF&E merged with three other railway labor organizations to form the United Transportation Union.
In 2004 the Brotherhood merged with the teamsters.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen -- Photographs
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers (U.S.)

Form and Genre Terms:
Photographs.


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:
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen Photographs #5141 P. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

Related Collections:
5141: Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen Records
5141 G: Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen Graphics
5141 MB: Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen Memorabilia
5147: Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers Records
5467: Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen Local 807 (Auburn, NY) Records
5475: Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen General Chairman, Boston and Maine Railroad Records
5611: Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen Honorary Register of Disabled
5646: Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen Additional Records
5869: Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen Local 807 (Auburn, NY) Additional Records
6146 P: Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen Photographs
6176: Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen Additional Records

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1 1915-1954
1 Photograph(s)
Box 1 Folder 1CD
Photograph(s); 01.tif, 02.tif, 03.tif, 04.tif, 05.tif
Box 1 Folder 2 1919
1 Photograph(s); June 29, 1919
Box 1 Folder 2CD
Photograph(s); 06.tif, 07.tif, 08.tif, 09.tif, 10.tif
Box 1 Folder 3 1863-1960
1 Photograph(s) - 1 Contact sheet
Box 1 Folder 3CD
Photograph(s); 11.tif, 12.tif, 13.tif, 14.tif
Box 1 Folder 4 1898
1 Photograph(s)
Box 267 Folder 1
information gathered from a note inside box -- 50 photographs
Box 268 Folder 1
Delaware and Hudson (D&H) system
Box 268 Folder 2
Delaware and Hudson (D&H) system
Box 268 Folder 3 1916
Several officers of the BLFE who were instrumental in pushing enactment of the Railroad Labor Act. Denver, Colorado
Box 268 Folder 4
Central Oregon
Box 268 Folder 5 1958
Box 268 Folder 6 1958
Box 268 Folder 7
Group of men
Box 269
Box 269 Folder 1 1930-1946
Box 270