Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen of America Photographs

Collection Number: 5182 P

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

This collection was processed with the help of generous funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).
DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen of America Photographs, 1949
Collection Number:
5182 P
Creator:
Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen of America (BRSA)
Quantity:
0.3 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Photographs.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
A collection of black and white photographs of members of the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen of America, both formal committee pictures, and one candid photograph.
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

The Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen [BRS] is a labor union in the United States. It was founded in 1901 and represents workers who are tasked with maintaining railroad signal systems, highway-rail crossing warning systems and fabricating railroad signal equipment. The BRS is affiliated with the AFL-CIO and is a member of the Transportation Trades Department.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Inclusive date range: circa 1949
Bulk dates: circa 1949
This collection consist of four black and white photographs. On is identified as the General Chairman's Meeting in Chicago, Illinois at the Morrison Hotel on September 24-25, 1949. The second, which has a Toledo, Ohio photographer's stamp on the back, is a picture of 13 unidentified men. The third photograph shows 11 unidentified men. At least one particular man appears in each of these photographs, but he is unidentified. The final picture is a candid shot of men and women at a formal dinner.
PROCESSING INFORMATION:

The photgraph in folder 2 is creased and requires delicate handling.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Doble, William J., 1904-1972.
Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen of America.

Subjects:
Railroads. Employees. Labor Unions.
Railroad signalmen.

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 Railroad Signalmen of America Photographs #5182 P. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

Related Collections:
5182: William J. Doble Papers

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1 1949
3 photographs
Box 1 Folder 1 1949
Format: black and white photograph
September 24-25, 1949. Photographer: Burke & Dean.
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1 1949
Format: black and white photograph
circa 1949. Photographer: Harold E. Waltz
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 1 1949
Format: black and white photograph
circa 1949; stamp on back of photograph "Taylor LE-5987"
Format: black and white photograph.
Box 1 Folder 2 1949
Format: black and white photograph
Stamp on photograph: Chase, Washington
Box 2
Format: black and white photograph