Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen Photographs

Collection Number: 5148 P

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


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen Photographs, 1831-1968
Collection Number:
5148 P
Creator:
Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen (ORC&B)
Quantity:
2.1 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Photographs.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
This collection of photographs include photographs taken at Division and Committee meetings as well as Membership Banquets and Ceremonies. Some of the Divisions represented in the photographs are: 42, 43, 91, 133, 135, 139, 180, 236, 248, 313, 339, 518, and 647.
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

The Order of Railway Conductors of America (ORC) was a labor union that represented train conductors in the United States. It has its origins in the Conductors Union founded in 1868. Later it extended membership to brakemen. In 1969 the ORC merged with three other unions to form the United Transportation Union.[wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_Railway_Conductors]

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

This collection of photographs include photographs taken at Division and Committee meetings as well as Membership Banquets and Ceremonies. Some of the Divisions represented in the photographs are: 42, 43, 91, 133, 135, 139, 180, 236, 248, 313, 339, 518, and 647.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen x Archives

Form and Genre Terms:
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 Photographs #5148 P. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

Related Collections:
5148: Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen Records
5148 MB: Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen Memorabilia
5754: Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen and Seaboard Airline Railroad Company General Committee of Adjustment Files
6289: Order of Railway Conductors Division 642 Records

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
Box 1 Folder 2 1950
August 1950 (Pittsburgh)
Box 1 Folder 3
Box 1 Folder 4
Box 1 Folder 5
Box 1 Folder 6
Box 1 Folder 7
Box 1 Folder 8
Box 1 Folder 9
Box 1 Folder 10
includes: Rock Island; Florida; Southern Railway; Eastern; Seaboard Airline Railroad; Canadian; and Texas
Box 1 Folder 11 1941
31-May-41
Box 1 Folder 12 1946
September 2, 1946- includes: Transportation Committee; Committee on Officers Reports; Local Housing Committee; Codifying Committee; Special Caucus Committee; Jurisprudence Committee.
Box 1 Folder 13
Box 1 Folder 14
Box 1 Folder 15
Box 1 Folder 16
Box 1 Folder 17
Box 1 Folder 18
Box 1 Folder 19
Box 1 Folder 20
Box 1 Folder 21
Box 1 Folder 22
Box 1 Folder 23
Box 1 Folder 24 1963
11-Apr-63
Box 1 Folder 25
Box 1 Folder 26 1953
29-Mar-53
Box 1 Folder 27 1949
Box 1 Folder 28
Box 1 Folder 29
Box 1 Folder 30 1957
includes: General Committee of Adjustments, Delaware & Hudson Railroad; Great Northern General Committee, St Paul; B & O General Committee, April 1957; L & N General Committee, May 1957.
Box 1 Folder 31
Box 1 Folder 32
Box 1 Folder 33 1869-1890
includes: Calvin S. Wheaton, Elmira, NY Div. 9, October 1880 to July 1890; Alfred G. Black, Crestline, Ohio, Div. No. 8, October 1869 to August 23, 1870.
Box 1 Folder 34 1885
Box 1 Folder 35
Box 1 Folder 36
Box 1 Folder 37 1931
Box 1 Folder 38
Box 1 Folder 39
Box 1 Folder 40
Box 1 Folder 41
Box 1 Folder 42
Box 1 Folder 43
includes: Montreal banquet; Chicago Pullman Banquet; Knoxville Div. No 139; merit certificates to 4 retired Southern Railway conductors
Box 1 Folder 44
Box 1 Folder 45
Box 1 Folder 46
Box 1 Folder 47 1957
Jul-57
Box 1 Folder 48 1949
Box 2 Folder 34
Box 2 Folder 1
Box 2 Folder 2 1953
includes Joint Associations, June 1953; Henry R. Nelson; C. A. Watson (Vice President), W. G. Baker (Canadian Vice President) Jake R. Wilson( Chairman, Grand Trustee). W. H. Jeffries (Grand Trustee), J. A. Bryant (Grand Trustee), Rudolph Froehlich (Grand
Box 2 Folder 3 1929-1932
Christmas Day 1929 and Visitors, 1932.
Box 2 Folder 4 1968
14-Jun-68
Box 2 Folder 5
Box 2 Folder 6 1968
includes retirement dinner, centennial pageant at Sacramento to commemorate Southern Pacific's Western lines; 100th Anniversary Special on ICRR from Freeport, Illinois to Amboy, with an ICRR Depot dedication of marker, June 14- June 15, 1968
Box 2 Folder 7
Box 2 Folder 8 1948
includes: ORC Building, 1948 and Railway Labor Building.
Box 2 Folder 9
Box 2 Folder 10
includes: P. H. Tubin Williams, Texas State Legislative Representative; Congressman James E. Van Zandt, Pennsylvania.
Box 2 Folder 11
general view of the world's largest privately owned tidewater terminal, and a photo of the Coal Dumps with capabilities of dumping forty cars per hour.
Box 2 Folder 12
includes: Fraser, G. H. Harris; Edward Patrick Curtis, Smithville, TX, Phillips; James Andrew Phillips; R O Hughes; Garretson;
Box 2 Folder 13 1953
2/5/53.
Box 2 Folder 14 1917-1918
includes: Brakemen from Santa Fe RR Chillicothe, Ill, 1918; workers on local run between Streator and Pekin Ill. over the Toledo Peoria & Western, 1918; workers on Chicago & Northwestern RR, 1917.
Box 2 Folder 15
Box 2 Folder 16 1953
Box 2 Folder 17
Box 2 Folder 18
Box 2 Folder 19 1944
(January 26, 1944): A. G. wise, Executive V-P; J L D Ives, V-P; R. R. Nicholas, V-P; M. H. Barney, V-P; B. C. Johnson, V-P; R. O Hughes, V-P; J. R. Kelly. Trustee; J. F. Casey, Trustee; J. A. Scott, Chairman, Trustees; J. H Rodgers, V-P; H. Fraser, Presid
Box 2 Folder 20
Box 2 Folder 21 1954
includes: Milner, B. C. Johnson, G. Redrup, Downing, J. H. Irwin, P. J. Hilton, F. E. Renville, April 1954; Finkenburger, B. C. Johnson, C. H. Anderson, T. G. Burke, L. S. Smith, Frank Freeburg, J. F. Byrne, John Willman, K. C. McLane, Roy Hirscheimer, H.
Box 2 Folder 22
B. R. Cowan, (BRT Chairman), W. M. York (ORT Vice- Chairman); P. H. Tobin Williams (ORCB Sec.) E. F. Jergens (BLFE Treas.); C. F. Majors (BRS); H. O. Paul (BLE); R. R. Wheatley (BRO); Tom G. Hawkes (BMWE) and Clyde E. Johnson (Joint Board Public Relations
Box 2 Folder 23 1831-1961
includes: Chicago Rail Fair, September 5, 1949; Engine 22, O & C RR; postcards of the Pennsylvania # 8218, 4/5/53 and Pennsylvania #4191, 11/12/58; First steam on the NYC 1831; postcard of the train wreck of train 7, Trout Lake, August 7, 1912 (x 4); Nove
Box 2 Folder 24 1934-1941
George H. Harris, Grand; Lee F. Dover, Grand; J. R. Kelley; Grand Division; J. A. Bryant, Grand; W. H. Jeffries, Grand, Jake R Williams, Chairman trustees; J. A. Scott, Grand Division; Wilson; J. F. Casey, Grand Div.; Henry Zimmerman, Grand, July 31, 1934
Box 2 Folder 25
R. R. Nicholas; John F. Casey, Sr. V-P; James A. Paddock, Sr. V-P; W. D. Johnson, V-P and Nat'l Legislative Rep.; K. Hinks; Gannnou; Harry Fraser, Sr. V-P; Thomas A. Gregg; F. J. Williams; R. O. Hughes; B. C. Johnson; George W. Lange; A. W. Hair; J. E. Ma
Box 2 Folder 26 1941
9/1/1941; A. [Alvanley] Johnston, Grand Chief Engineer, BLE; Carl Goff, Asst President BLFE; H. W. Fraser, President ORC; A. F. Whitney, President, BRT, and T. C. Cashen, President, SUNA.
Box 2 Folder 27
Box 2 Folder 28 1951
Feb-51
Box 2 Folder 29
Box 2 Folder 30
Box 2 Folder 31 1957
includes: General & Women's Group, B & O, Comm. Mtg. 1957, Hilton-Reicha-Hair; Mrs. Hazel Hand, President of the Ladies' Auxiliary; Mrs. M Rohm, secretary to Rochik; Peg Oram, Annabel Kurtz, Edith Stuart, Hazel Grady. Chas Winters; Nellie E. Douglas, Pres
Box 2 Folder 32 1968
6/15/68.
Box 2 Folder 33 1870
Box 4 Folder 1
Box 3 Folder 1 1959
Box 5OP
Box 5OP Folder 1 1934-1935
Box 6