John Collins Collection of Railway Labor Records

Collection Number: 5173

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


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
John Collins Collection of Railway Labor Records, 1970-1971
Collection Number:
5173
Creator:
Collins, John
Quantity:
0.5 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Posters, questionnaires .
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor- Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
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. Also included are miscellaneous materials from railroad companies.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

John Collins is a lawyer and government employee. At the time he accumulated these documents he was a fireman employed on the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad out of Buffalo, N.Y. and a law student. These materials were gathered for a research paper for a University of of Buffalo seminar.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

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.
Questions were raised concerning the necessity of the merger and its effects, especially at the local level. Also included are notes of interviews with brakemen, engineers, firemen, trainmen, conductors and carmen and notes on the organizing efforts of the new union. This collection also contains routine railroad forms and documents.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Erie-Lackawanna Railroad Company
United Transportation Union
Collins, John F.

Subjects:
Railroads--Employees--Labor unions--United States
Railroads -- Officials and employees--Interviews.
Railroad--Employees.
Trade-union leadership. Interviews.
Trade-union merger. United States.
Trade-unions. Railroads. United States.

Form and Genre Terms:
Posters.
Questionnaires.


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:
John Collins Collection of Railway Labor Records #5173. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1 1970
Box 1 Folder 2 1971