Grace McDonald Papers

Collection Number: 5203

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


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Grace McDonald Papers, 1936-1969
Collection Number:
5203
Creator:
McDonald, Grace
Quantity:
0.5 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Papers (documents).
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Information on California Supreme Court, Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company vs. Public Utilities Commission and City of Los Angeles. California Supreme Court, Southern Pacific Company vs. Public Utilities Commission of the State of California. Copy of "Working Together - Our Priority", Annual report of Executive Secretary Grace McDonald. Papers include: Issues of Railroad Unity News, California Farm Reporter, "Swing Shift : A Novel" by Grace
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Mrs. McDonald worked closely with her husband on the railroad unity movement of the 1930's. She organized the California Farmer-Labor Association and issued a monthly bulletin, Farmer Consumer Reporter. She also was a successful lobbyist and organizer on issues of small farmer welfare and labor cooperation.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Papers include: Issues of Railroad Unity News, California Farm Reporter, "Swing Shift : A Novel" by Grace McDonald.
Information on California Supreme Court, Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company vs. Public Utilities Commission and City of Los Angeles. California Supreme Court, Southern Pacific Company vs. Public Utilities Commission of the State of California. Copy of "Working Together - Our Priority", Annual report of Executive Secretary Grace McDonald.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company.
Southern Pacific Company
United Transportation Union

Subjects:
Unemployment insurance
Social security

Form and Genre Terms:
Papers (documents)


INFORMATION FOR USERS

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Cite As:
Grace McDonald Papers #5203. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1 1936
11 issues, January-November 1936
Box 1 Folder 2 1950-1951
December 1950-January 1951
Box 1 Folder 2
Box 1 Folder 2 1948
Oct-48
Box 1 Folder 2 1949
May-49
Box 1 Folder 2 1949
Nov-49
Box 1 Folder 2 1949-1950
December 1949-January 1950
Box 1 Folder 2 1950
Jun-50
Box 1 Folder 2 1950
Sep-50
Box 1 Folder 2 1951
Jun-51
Box 1 Folder 2 1953
Dec-53
Box 1 Folder 2 1956
Jul-56
Box 1 Folder 2 1951
The Citadel Press: New York, 1951. UTU Constitution, Article 92, p. 116, confirms rights of railroad employee to refuse to cross picket lines as described in the book.
Box 1 Folder 2 1950
Jul-50
Box 1 Folder 3
Box 1 Folder 3 1953-1957
Writ denied, March 9, 1953. This action establishing RR liability for construction of grade crossings was invalidated by action of the state legislature setting a 10% limit on liability October 1, 1955. See Law of the State Legislature Chapter 1202 and Chapter 2091 of the Public Utility Code of 1957.
Box 1 Folder 3 1953-1954
Statement in opposition to Appellant Statement. 1953-1954 Docket.
Box 1 Folder 4 1969
June 21, 1969.