Illinois Central Gulf Railroad Company Selected Personnel Files

Collection Number: 5295

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:
Illinois Central Gulf Railroad Company Selected Personnel Files, 1886-1973
Collection Number:
5295
Creator:
Illinois Central Gulf Railroad Company (ICG)
Quantity:
22 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Personnel records, records (documents).
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Select records of the Personnel Department of the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad [ICRR]. The collection includes select personnel department files dealing with a wide range of subjects including railroad legislation, grievances, arbitration, wage and hour disputes, vacations, unionization efforts on the road, disciplinary issue, and discrimination against, harassment of, and racialized violence against black workers. Also found are historical documents about the ICRR, maps, correspondence files, minutes of meetings, transcripts of hearings before arbitration boards, interpretation of work rules, claims made by employees, and transcripts of legal proceedings.
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

The Illinois Central Railroad [ICRR] was a Class I railroad in the central United States, connecting Chicago with both New Orleans, Louisiana and Mobile, Alabama on its main line.
The ICRR was formed in 1851 when the original investors succeeded in obtaining a large land grant from the federal government for the purpose of building a railroad under provisions granted by the Douglas Land Grant Bill. The grant was particularly generous, and the railroad expanded rapidly. The expansion was so rapid that the Illinois Central was one of the world's largest railroads by the time of the Civil War, branching out from Chicago westward to Sioux City, Iowa and southward to Cairo, Illinois. During the latter part of the nineteenth century and first two decades of the twentieth, the ICRR continued to add mileage to its holdings. This was especially the case in the south where the company succeeded in connecting Cairo with New Orleans. By the onset of the Great Depression, the Illinois Central controlled almost 5000 miles of track and was one of America's largest railroads.
As the twentieth century progressed, the ICRR, like the railroad industry in general, came under increasing pressure from new forms of transportation, especially the automobile. As a result, it began to experience shrinking profit margins and depressed markets for its services. The ICRR responded by implementing technologically advanced operating equipment, such as the diesel engine, cutting back on certain service, such as passenger service, and eliminating what it viewed as antiquated work practices among its employees.
This last aspect of the ICRR's response to its new operating environment produced acute struggles between the railroad unions and the railroad itself, culminating in the Presidential Emergency Board mandated elimination through attrition of virtually all firemen's positions in 1963. The ICRR's final response to its depressed situation was to merge with the Gulf, Mobile, and Ohio railroad in 1972 to form the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad. In 1998, the ICRR was purchased by the Canadian National Railway and integrated into its operations.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Inclusive date range: 1886-1973
Bulk dates: 1916-1968
Series 1: Historic Documents
Series 2: Subject Files
Series 3: Interpretation of Rules
Series 4: Railroad Case Files, Arbitrations, and supporting materials
Series 5: Miscellaneous
This collection contains select files from the Personnel Department of the Illinois Central Railroad [ICRR]. The records are arranged into five series which reflect the original file order the documents were housed in when still in use by their creators.
PROCESSING INFORMATION:

Papers are brittle and require delicate handling.
The folder titles in Series 2 regarding discrimination have been retitled by the processing archivist to reflect modern usage, except in the cases of organization names. As such, the Association of Colored Railway Trainmen and the National Association of Colored Locomotive Firemen remain unchanged, but in all other instances, the use of "colored" has been updated to African American in all folder titles.
The files in Series 4 have been reconstructed by the processing archivist after disruption to the original order during records transfer. All efforts were made to reconstruct the original order.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Illinois Central Gulf Railroad Company
United States Railroad Administration.
Yazoo and Mississippi Valley Railroad Company
Alabama and Vicksburg Railway
Vicksburg, Shreveport and Pacific Railroad
Paducah and Illinois Railroad Company
Missouri Pacific Railroad Company
Mississippi Central Railroad Company
Gulf and Ship Island Railroad Company

Subjects:
Personnel management--United States--Sources.
Railroads -- Illinois -- History
Railroads -- Buildings and structures -- Illinois
Railroads--Employees
Wages -- Railroads -- United States
Industrial relations -- United States
Collective bargaining -- Railroads -- United States

Form and Genre Terms:
Personnel records.
Records (documents)


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:
Illinois Central Gulf Railroad Company Selected Personnel Files #5295. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

Related Collections:
5197: Illinois Central Gulf Railroad Miscellany
5188m: Association of American Railroads Agreement of May 1936
5943: Dan A. Ballard Collection of Railroad Memorabilia & Wage Information
SERIES LIST

Series 1: Historic Documents, 1886-1973
Series 2: Subject Files, 1901-1969
Series 3: Interpretation of Rules, 1911-1935
Series 4: Railroad Case Files, Arbitrations, and supporting materials, 1930-1971
Series 5: Miscellaneous, 1934-1954

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
This series includes documents historically significant to the ICRR. There are records documenting a change in ICRR accounting practices and a booklet describing the development of the employee wage structure on railroads. An ICRR booklet from 1915 lists all employees of the ICRR at that time as well as including a complete roster of the company's engines and rolling stock and a map of the system. There are two pages of a Time Book from 1886 and a ticket from a train trip in 1891. There are also tickets from the last run of the Hawkeye train. Finally, this series contains the centenary address by ICRR president W.A. Johnston in a specially printed booklet that contains reproductions of photographs of the ICRR.
Box 1 Folder 1b 1941
Box 1 Folder 1a 1924
Box 1 Folder 1c 1941
Box 1 Folder 2a 1908-1934
Box 1 Folder 2b 1915
Includes entire roster of engines and rolling stock and map of system
Box 1 Folder 3a 1886-1973
Box 1 Folder 3b 1951
Box 1 Folder 4a 1937
Box 1 Folder 4b 1920
This series is arranged alphabetically by subject (see folder list for all topics included). The records in this series consist of correspondence; transcripts of proceeding before arbitration and mediation boards; minutes of meetings; death records; documentation of disciplinary matters; employee claims forms; financial records, including extensive documentation of rates of pay, wage schedules, timekeeping, and vacation pay; newspaper and magazine clippings; government publications such as the Railway Labor Act and its subsequent amendments and other federal legislation impacting the ICRR; reproduced journal articles; pamphlets; decisions and circulars from the National Mediation Board; ICRR employee bulletins; results of union committee elections; railroad passes for employees; Red Scare Era propaganda publications; draft deferment forms; criminal trial proceedings; and records documenting the operations of the ICRR and its relations with the railroad labor organizations.
In this series, there are records documenting ICRR's apprenticeship programs, including financial records, courses of study, correspondence with other carriers regarding their apprenticeship programs, and rosters of the names of the apprentices. There is also a sample apprenticeship certificate from 1955.
This series includes extensive claims filings by ICRR employees. The claims, dating from 1935-1960, are arranged chronologically. They include the initial claim, correspondence, awards, decisions, transcripts, memoranda, and minutes of meetings regarding claims and grievances filed against the ICRR by its employees. The most prevalent issues include: seniority; safety; job description; facilities for training; lunch break; leaves of absence; overtime pay; assignments asking employees to work seven day in a row; work assignments; travelling expenses; starting time; pensions; physical examinations; theft of company property; wage discrepancies; and vacation time.
The records of employee deaths, injuries, and illnesses from 1941-1946 are found in this series. In addition to the reports on the actual events, this file also includes correspondence regarding the nature of the incident as well as correspondence expressing well wishes from the ICRR to the injured employees and condolences to the surviving families of those employees who died. Disciplinary records, including investigations of alleged infractions, employee violations of the rules, and correspondence regarding the ways in which the infractions were documented in the employees' files are found in this series. Also of note is the extensive correspondence between the ICRR and other carriers regarding various disciplinary systems and the adoption of the Brown System, which uses a discipline by record approach.
Of particular note are the discrimination files. They document the discrimination faced by the African-American employees of the ICRR. The discrimination files record the various efforts made by African-American employees to preserve their job security and seniority rights, particularly in the aftermath of the closed shop amendment to the Railway Labor Act. While the closed shop amendment was in theory designed to protect workers' rights, it had a staggeringly negative effect on African-American railroad men. The major railroad unions and brotherhoods only allowed white members, and once the closed shop amendment came into force, African-American employees were left unrepresented in all labor negotiations. In practice, this created a situation where the unions would use a form of "sharp practice," in which they would manipulate seniority rosters and local rules to keep African-Americans off the crew rosters so that initially they would lose jobs to white employees, and after six months they would lose their seniority and their jobs. The ICRR management was aware of the practice, and in internal communications recognized it as targeted discrimination, but declined to put a halt to it because the "sharp practice" was technically a legal application of the seniority rules. (See also Series 4 for lawsuits regarding seniority rules.) In response to these pressures, African-American railroad men attempted to organize themselves so that their interests would be protected. The correspondence between these early organizers and ICRR management are found in these files. Of note is the file dedicated to Thomas D. Redd, one of the co-founders of the Association of Colored Railway Trainmen and Locomotive Firemen (ACRT). The ACRT was founded in 1918, although the ICRR never recognized it and would only meet with Redd and the other representatives "as individuals." In 1934, the ACRT with other local chapters of African-American railroad men formed the International Association of Railway Employees (IARE). The ACRT/IARE and other local unions representing African-American employees also filed petitions before the Railroad Adjustment Board and when the Board refused, filed a Writ of Mandamus in an attempt to compel the Board to hear their grievances. The IARE joined the UTU in 1970. During its years of operation, the IARE fought to protect its members' seniority rights, protest discriminatory contracts, and protest the racialized violence that its members suffered at the hands of their white co-workers and the general public.
Extensive documentation of the racialized violence African-American ICRR employees were subjected to are also found in these files. There were three periods of especially heightened racial violence in 1916, 1921-1922, and 1932-1933 when African-American trainmen were targeted by white gunman while doing their jobs. The discrimination files contain both an internal report from the ICRR detailing these atrocities. For the attacks in 1921-1922 and 1932-1933, the ICRR documented the names of all the men who were attacked, although they did not do so for the men who were attacked in 1916. The attackers in 1921-1922 are identified as members of the Klu Klux Klan, although no arrests were ever made. The attacks in 1933-1934 were carried out by four white ICRR employees and one other man not affiliated with the ICRR. These men were tried for their crimes. Three were convicted, and served minimal jail time. Two others, who were the first two arrested, and who identified their co-conspirators in sworn testimony, were both found not guilty by a jury. These two men then sued the ICRR for back pay, wrongful termination, and slander. The case file regarding these suits contains their confessions and portions of their criminal trials. The discrimination files also contain the reports of an ICRR Special Agent who summarized the events and the trial for ICRR management. Also found in these files are an internal report by the ICRR gathering data on these events and the report and notes the ICRR created for a federal investigation into workplace discrimination in 1934.
The discrimination files are arranged alphabetically, however, due to outdated and offensive language, the folder titles have been updated to more suitable language (see processing note for further details).
Files on jurisdictional disputes between non-operating shop crafts on specific task and the determinations by labor boards are found in this series. For additional information on the rules and interpretations that governed the work of non-operating shop craft employees, see series 3.
Matters regarding wages, rates of pay, schedules, vacations and retirement funds determined by the Railroad Retirement Board are all located in this series. The files are organized by employee class and geographic division on the ICRR.
Newspaper clippings documenting various strikes and threatened strikes in the 1960s during the crew consist disagreements between the carriers and unions are found in this file. For more information on this dispute, see Series 4 and the files containing the records regarding the lawsuits and arbitrations that arose from this issue. There are also clippings documenting strikes from other time periods, including the Freight Handlers' strike in 1902, the Clerks' strike of 1912, and the Longshoremen's strike in 1923. In addition to the clippings, there are many records documenting the ICRR management's attempts at union busting through the hiring of day laborers during the strikes of the Freight Handlers and the Clerks.
The ICRR extensively documented the activities of its employees during World War 2. In additional to documenting their manpower concerns and their attempts to obtain draft deferrals for their skilled employees, the ICRR management also documented the service histories of all their employees who joined the armed forces. At the instigation of management, supervisors conducted brief interviews with all returning veterans, compiling brief accounts of each individuals experience in the war. These files contain a rich history of the service of thousands of railroad employees on the ICRR. The World War 2 files also contain information about how the company worked to find employment for returning veterans, to allow for leaves of absence so that veterans could take advantage of the G.I. Bill's various provisions, and what use the skills gained during service might be put to use in employment with the ICRR.
Finally, in the post war period, the ICRR hosted numerous visitors in its various departments. The majority of these visitors were foreign nationals who were studying American railroad practices in order to apply them in their own countries. Representatives from places as diverse as Ghana, Japan, Italy, South Africa, Great Britain, France Australia, and India all spent time with various departments on the ICRR. Their visits are documented both through U.S. State Department records, but also through correspondence between ICRR management and the foreign representatives.
Box 1 Folder 5a 1930
In addition to inter-office correspondence and financial forms, there are blueprints for proposed office and store house spaces
Box 1 Folder 5b 1930
In addition to inter-office correspondence and financial forms, there are blueprints for proposed office and store house spaces
Box 1 Folder 6 1941-1962
A run of the ICRR bulletin "Things to Talk About"
Box 1 Folder 7 1936
Box 1 Folder 8 1950
List of films about ICRR and economy available
Box 1 Folder 9 1920-1941
Box 1 Folder 10 1953
Red Scare Era speech, but file contains complete list of ICRR employees to whom copy of the speech was mailed by the personnel department
Box 1 Folder 11 1948-1951
Correspondence with the Railway Education Bureau re apprenticeship programs at ICRR
Box 1 Folder 12 1952-1953
Correspondence with Association of American Railroads to certify apprenticeship programs, with other railroads to arrange joint training programs, and with other railroads for examples of how to set up certain training programs
Box 1 Folder 13 1952-1955
Invoices for training to Railway Education Bureau and progress reports on apprentices
Box 1 Folder 14 1952-1954
rosters of ICRR apprentices enrolled in various crafts
Box 1 Folder 15 1950-1955
Correspondence with Railway Education Bureau, report from Texas and Pacific Railroad's apprenticeship program, a roster of ICRR apprentices, syllabi for apprenticeships, copy of Railway Age magazine with article on apprenticeships
Box 1 Folder 16 1955
Box 1 Folder 17a 1933-1953
Box 1 Folder 17b 1936-1937
Arbitration between Western Pacific Railway, Tidewater Southern Railway, Sacramento Northern Railway and BLF&E, ORC
Box 1 Folder 18 1921-1943
Box 1 Folder 19 1924-1942
Box 1 Folder 20 1934-1938
Box 1 Folder 21 1941-1945
Ordering of and list of ICRR personnel who have the manual
Box 2 Folder 1 1924-1935
Box 2 Folder 2 1938
Contain system canvas of classes of employees handling baggage and/or express
Box 2 Folder 3 1932
Box 2 Folder 4a 1935
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 2 Folder 4b 1935
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 2 Folder 5a 1936
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 2 Folder 5b 1936
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 2 Folder 5c 1936
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 2 Folder 5d 1936
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 2 Folder 5e 1936
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 2 Folder 6a 1937
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 2 Folder 6b 1937
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 2 Folder 6c 1937
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 2 Folder 6d 1937
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 2 Folder 6e 1937
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 2 Folder 6f 1937
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 2 Folder 6g 1937
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 3 Folder 1a 1938-1939
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 3 Folder 1b 1938-1939
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 3 Folder 1c 1938-1939
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 3 Folder 1d 1938-1939
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 3 Folder 1e 1938-1939
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 3 Folder 1f 1938-1939
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 3 Folder 2a 1939
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 3 Folder 2b 1939
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 3 Folder 3a 1940
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 3 Folder 3b 1940
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 3 Folder 3c 1940
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 3 Folder 4a 1941
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 3 Folder 4b 1941
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 3 Folder 4c 1941
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 3 Folder 5 1942
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 4 Folder 1a 1943
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 4 Folder 1b 1943
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 4 Folder 1c 1943
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 4 Folder 1d 1943
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 4 Folder 2a 1944
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 4 Folder 2b 1944
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 4 Folder 3a 1945
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 4 Folder 3b 1945
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 4 Folder 3c 1945
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 4 Folder 4a 1946
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 4 Folder 4b 1946
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 4 Folder 5a 1947
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 4 Folder 5b 1947
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 4 Folder 6a 1948
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 4 Folder 6b 1948
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 4 Folder 7a 1949
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 4 Folder 7b 1949
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 5 Folder 1a 1950
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 5 Folder 2a 1951
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 5 Folder 2b 1951
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 5 Folder 3a 1952
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 5 Folder 3b 1952
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 5 Folder 4a 1953
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 5 Folder 4b 1953
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 5 Folder 5a 1954
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 5 Folder 5b 1954
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 5 Folder 5c 1954
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 5 Folder 5d 1954
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 5 Folder 5e 1954
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 5 Folder 5f 1954
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 5 Folder 5g 1954
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 6 Folder 1a 1955-1956
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 6 Folder 1b 1955-1956
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 6 Folder 1c 1955-1956
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 6 Folder 1d 1955-1956
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 6 Folder 1e 1955-1956
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 6 Folder 1f 1955-1956
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 6 Folder 1g 1955-1956
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 6 Folder 1h 1955-1956
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 6 Folder 1i 1955-1956
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 6 Folder 1j 1955-1956
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 6 Folder 2a 1955-1956
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 6 Folder 2b 1955-1956
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 6 Folder 2c 1955-1956
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 6 Folder 2d 1955-1956
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 6 Folder 2e 1955-1956
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 6 Folder 2f 1955-1956
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 6 Folder 2g 1955-1956
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 6 Folder 2h 1955-1956
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 6 Folder 2i 1955-1956
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 7 Folder 1a 1957
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 7 Folder 1b 1957
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 7 Folder 1c 1957
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 7 Folder 2a 1958
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 7 Folder 2b 1958
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 7 Folder 2c 1958
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 7 Folder 3 1959
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 7 Folder 4 1960
Correspondence and minutes of meetings regarding employee grievances and claims
Box 7 Folder 5 1920
Box 7 Folder 6a 1942-1949
Box 7 Folder 6b 1938-1949
Box 7 Folder 6c 1945-1950
Box 7 Folder 7 1925-1939
Box 7 Folder 8 1941-1946
Death records of ICRR employees, reports on accidents that caused death or injury, condolences sent by ICRR, and get well soon letters sent by ICRR
Box 7 Folder 9 1939-1940
Box 7 Folder 10 1921-1933
Box 8 Folder 1 1925-1937
Box 8 Folder 2 1942-1943
Box 8 Folder 3 1902-1920
August 1902 to February 1920
Box 8 Folder 4 1922-1942
Box 8 Folder 5 1929
Box 8 Folder 6 1920-1938
Box 8 Folder 7 1929-1944
Box 8 Folder 8 1940-1945
Box 8 Folder 9 1931-1939
Box 8 Folder 10 1935-1936
Box 8 Folder 11 1920-1937
Box 8 Folder 12 1919-1934
Box 8 Folder 13a 1923
Box 8 Folder 13b 1927-1937
1927: date of a conference, but all notes missing from file 1937: correspondence re African-American switchman Albert Pryor's attempt to organize fellow African-American switchmen
Box 8 Folder 14 1934
Federal investigation of transportation prompted ICRR to document the number of African-Americans they employed and what workplace discrimination they faced. Also found in this folder is a memorandum, attached to a letter dated May 9, 1934, recording a narrative of the shootings of African-American employees (see also box 8, folders 23A-29 for additional documentation of these events).
Box 8 Folder 15 1931
Box 8 Folder 16 1924-1939
Box 8 Folder 17 1929-1930
Box 8 Folder 18 1929
Box 8 Folder 19 1931
Box 8 Folder 20 1932-1939
to compel the NRAB to hear complaint of Louisville Lodge #10, Association of Colored Railway Trainmen vs. Illinois Central Railroad Company
Box 8 Folder 21a 1924-1941
Box 8 Folder 21b 1935-1939
Correspondence to and from George E. Washington, Mr. Clayborne's representative. (see box 18, folder 5 for additional materials on this case).
Box 8 Folder 22a 1925-1941
Box 8 Folder 22b 1925-1941
Box 8 Folder 23a 1934
Includes different drafts of report and memoranda describing conditions faced by African-American employees. The names of the victims are included in lists made during the three waves of violence in 1916, 1921-1922, and 1932-1933.
Box 8 Folder 23b 1932-1933
Partial correspondence file of Chief Special Agent T. T. Keliher
Box 8 Folder 24 1933-1939
These two white ICRR trainmen were arrested for, confessed to, and tried for the murders and attempted murders of African-American ICRR trainmen in Jackson, Mississippi. They were found not guilty in a jury trial, and then sued the ICRR for back-pay, slander, and wrongful termination. Folder contains a memorandum, dated July 22, 1937, that contains the entire narrative of the shootings.
Box 8 Folder 25 1934-1937
Correspondence, legal proceedings, court filings, and memoranda
Box 8 Folder 26 1938
Correspondence, legal proceedings, court filings, and memoranda
Box 8 Folder 27 1938
Complete case file presented to National Railroad Adjustment Board; carrier exhibits include the confessions of Lee and Smith as well as portions of their criminal cases.
Box 8 Folder 28 1939-1942
Correspondence, legal proceedings, court filings, and memoranda. Includes decision of Arbitration Board, which reinstated Smith and awarded him back-pay but denied Lee's claims.
Box 8 Folder 29 1936-1940
Account ledger sheets documenting monetary award to Smith from ICRR
Box 8 Folder 30 1935
Box 9 Folder 1 1910-1930
Box 9 Folder 2 1916
"Train and Enginemen: Eight hour movement, year 1916. Printed matter and miscellaneous circulars."
Box 9 Folder 3 1935-1936
"Information re employees working conditions, etc. Commissioner of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, 1935." "List of employee representatives residing in various States, 1936."
Box 9 Folder 4 1943-1945
War Manpower Commission
Box 9 Folder 5a 1943-1944
War Manpower Commission
Box 9 Folder 5b 1943-1944
War Manpower Commission
Box 9 Folder 6 1940-1951
Box 9 Folder 7 1940-1941
Box 9 Folder 8 1927
Box 9 Folder 9 1950-1952
Anti-communism, pro-America Red Scare era comic book with correspondence to all ICRR employees who were given a copy by management
Box 9 Folder 10 1940
magazine article from American Machinist
Box 9 Folder 11 1949-1953
Box 9 Folder 12 1949-1950
Box 9 Folder 13 1950-1955
Box 9 Folder 14 1948-1949
Box 9 Folder 15 1949-1951
Box 9 Folder 16a 1940-1946
contains list of each year's honorees, in addition to correspondence and programs from the Gold Pass Luncheon celebrations
Box 9 Folder 16b 1940-1946
contains list of each year's honorees, in addition to correspondence and programs from the Gold Pass Luncheon celebrations
Box 10 Folder 1a 1902-1905
Box 10 Folder 1b 1903
Box 10 Folder 2 1912
Box 10 Folder 3
Box 10 Folder 4 1910-1913
Box 10 Folder 5 1914-1918
Box 10 Folder 6 1914-1915
Box 10 Folder 7 1915-1919
Box 10 Folder 8a 1906-1911
Box 10 Folder 8b 1907-1910
Box 10 Folder 9a 1911-1913
Box 10 Folder 9b 1911-1913
Box 10 Folder 10 1929-1932
Delay in handling of, 1932 Manner in which they should be handled, 1929
Box 10 Folder 11a 1917-1938
given out by the American Museum of Safety
Box 10 Folder 11b 1917-1938
given out by the American Museum of Safety
Box 10 Folder 12 1942-1951
Box 10 Folder 13 1924-1925
To provide for settlement of disputes between carriers and their employees
Box 11 Folder 1 1929
Request for information on rates of pay of certain groups of employees.
Box 11 Folder 2 1942-1966
In addition to correspondence regarding the magazine, this folder includes a b&w photo of Corporal Genevieve Wade, WAAC, March 30, 1943, employee of the ICRR.
Box 11 Folder 3 1931
Working conditions of employees; request for copies of our working agreements
Box 11 Folder 4 1949-1951
between machinists and blacksmiths
Box 11 Folder 5 1948
between machinists and boilermakers; between blacksmiths and carmen;
Box 11 Folder 6 1948-1949
between machinists and electricians; between machinists and blacksmiths;
Box 11 Folder 7 1949
between machinists and blacksmiths
Box 11 Folder 8 1948-1950
between machinists and blacksmiths;
Box 11 Folder 9 1948-1954
between machinists and boilermakers
Box 11 Folder 10a 1946-1955
Numerous clippings and articles from various labor publications and major newspapers.
Box 11 Folder 10b 1946-1955
Numerous clippings and articles from various labor publications and major newspapers.
Box 11 Folder 11a 1940-1945
Numerous clippings and articles from various labor publications and major newspapers.
Box 11 Folder 11b 1940-1945
Folder includes a copy of "Railroad Notes" from November 1941, which has an article of intimidation, harassment, and disenfranchisement of African-American railroad firemen.
Box 11 Folder 12a 1936
"A Survey of the Rules Governing Wage Payments in Railroad Train and Engine Service" by the Federal Coordinator of Transportation, Section of Labor Relations
Box 11 Folder 12b 1933-1934
(see also box 8, folder 12)
Box 11 Folder 13 1939
Correspondence with W. H. Werner from Shreveport, Louisiana
Box 11 Folder 14 1942
Correspondence with Pennsylvania Railroad's Personnel Manager re a piece of legislation in new Jersey regarding crew consist.
Box 11 Folder 15 1935-1940
Lists of election results and list of committee members for shop crafts
Box 11 Folder 16 1934-1939
Lists of election results and list of committee members for shop crafts
Box 11 Folder 17 1935-1937
Correspondence re rail passes for elected committee members
Box 11 Folder 18 1921-1936
Majority of records about 1923 strike in New Orleans
Box 11 Folder 19 1950
Box 11 Folder 20 1929-1931
Box 11 Folder 21 1930-1932
Box 11 Folder 22 1930
copies of agreements with labor organizations furnished
Box 12 Folder 1 1933
Information re wage matters
Box 12 Folder 2 1934-1947
Box 12 Folder 3 1940-1943
Box 12 Folder 4 1940-1943
Box 12 Folder 5a 1934-1940
Box 12 Folder 5b 1953-1963
Box 12 Folder 6a 1934-1957
Cases to be heard before the Board, etc.
Box 12 Folder 6b 1934-1957
Agreements covering Rates of Pay, Rules, and Working Conditions
Box 12 Folder 6c 1939-1948
Box 12 Folder 7 1901-1917
Box 12 Folder 8 1942-1947
Box 12 Folder 9 1937
Box 12 Folder 10 1950
Red scare era anti-communist pamphlet ordered for employees
Box 12 Folder 11 1923-1934
Wage rates, petition for raises, correspondence regarding who is the direct superior of these employee (warning: letters contain racial slurs).
Box 12 Folder 12 1942-1943
For war effort.
Box 12 Folder 13 1941-1943
Box 12 Folder 14 1941-1956
Contains org chart for filing grievances in 1941
Box 12 Folder 15 1941-1948
Force of office of manager of personnel.
Box 12 Folder 16 1944-1955
Employees -- indebtedness of
Box 12 Folder 17 1945-1950
Leasing and purchase of Pullman Cars; uniform contract with Pullman Company; servicing of Pullman Cars by railroad.
Box 12 Folder 18 1939-1946
Separated by Groups: Clerks, 1939-1943; Maintenance of Way employees, 1940-1944; Engineers, 1941-1946; Conductors, suburban service, Chicago, 1941; Conductors, 1939-1945.
Box 12 Folder 19 1939-1945
Separated by Groups: Shop crafts, skilled, 1939-1945; Firemen, 1938-1941; Vicksburg route firemen, 1941; Trainmen, 1940-1944.
Box 12 Folder 20 1938-1941
Separated by Groups: Shop crafts, unskilled, 1938-1941; Suburban trainmen, 1941; Switchmen and switchtenders, 1941; Yardmen and switchmen, 1938-1941; Signal department employees, 1941; System Federation No. 99, 1941.
Box 12 Folder 21 1938-1947
Separated by Groups: Telegraphers, 1939- 1944; Train porters, 1940; general, 1938-1943; Train dispatchers, 1938-1947; records of employees, 1941.
Box 12 Folder 22 1941-1942
correspondence re "Railways and Organized Labor" by P. Harvey Middleton.
Box 12 Folder 23 1904-1912
includes records re 1906 clerks' strike, including newspaper clippings.
Box 12 Folder 24a 1926-1947
Watson-Parker Railway Labor Act
Box 12 Folder 24b 1926-1947
Watson-Parker Railway Labor Act
Box 12 Folder 24c 1944-1951
Box 12 Folder 24d 1935-1948
Box 13 Folder 1 1943-1951
Box 13 Folder 2 1943-1954
Box 13 Folder 3 1934
Box 13 Folder 4 1935
Box 13 Folder 5 1950
Box 13 Folder 6 1937-1951
Box 13 Folder 7 1937-1951
Box 13 Folder 8 1951
Box 13 Folder 9a 1921-1922
(oversize charts are fragile)
Box 13 Folder 9b 1934
Box 13 Folder 10a 1947
Box 13 Folder 10b 1921-1922
Box 13 Folder 11 1942
in Mechanical Department as of March 1, 1942
Box 13 Folder 12 1943
in Mechanical Department as of December 27, 1943
Box 13 Folder 13 1946
in Mechanical Department as of May 27, 1946
Box 13 Folder 14 1947
Box 13 Folder 15 1938-1949
Box 13 Folder 16 1948-1952
Box 13 Folder 17 1920-1921
Union selection ballots and vote tallies
Box 13 Folder 18 1921
Union selection ballots and vote tallies
Box 13 Folder 19 1921
Box 13 Folder 20 1926
Box 14 Folder 1 1900
Box 14 Folder 2 1942-1947
Box 14 Folder 3 1905-1947
Box 14 Folder 4 1945-1948
Box 14 Folder 5 1930-1937
Box 14 Folder 6 1941-1943
Box 14 Folder 7a 1941-1948
Box 14 Folder 7b 1941-1948
Box 14 Folder 8 1934-1936
Box 14 Folder 9 1950
Red Scare era pamphlets and publications from House Un-American Committee
Box 14 Folder 10a 1964
Wall Street Journal Chicago Tribune
Box 14 Folder 10b 1964
Chicago's American Chicago Daily News
Box 14 Folder 10c 1964
Chicago Daily News Chicago Sun-Times
Box 14 Folder 11 1964
Box 14 Folder 12 1967
Correspondence, ICRR's request for an injunction, newspaper clippings
Box 14 Folder 13 1969
Box 14 Folder 14 1921
Box 14 Folder 15 1930
among standard railway labor organizations
Box 14 Folder 16 1949-1952
Red Scare Era anti-socialism/anti-communism presentation by ICRR management
Box 14 Folder 17 1950
Box 14 Folder 18 1928-1929
Box 14 Folder 19 1910-1917
Box 14 Folder 20a 1901-1916
Box 14 Folder 20b 1901-1916
Box 14 Folder 21 1935-1937
Receipt and return of, by local committee members, etc.
Box 14 Folder 22 1950
Box 15 Folder 1 1942-1943
Box 15 Folder 2 1926-1929
Box 15 Folder 3 1921
Box 15 Folder 4 1940-1947
for various classes of employees
Box 15 Folder 5 1921-1945
for various classes of employees
Box 15 Folder 6 1940-1946
for various classes of employees
Box 15 Folder 7 1941-1947
for various classes of employees
Box 15 Folder 8a 1946-1965
Box 15 Folder 8b 1946-1965
Box 15 Folder 9 1918-1919
Suppl. #7
Box 15 Folder 10a 1918-1919
Suppl. #7
Box 15 Folder 10b 1918-1919
Suppl. #7
Box 15 Folder 11 1918-1920
Suppl. #7
Box 15 Folder 12a 1918-1920
Suppl. #7
Box 15 Folder 12b 1918-1920
Suppl. #7
Box 15 Folder 12c 1918-1920
Suppl. #7
Box 15 Folder 13a 1918-1920
Suppl. #7
Box 15 Folder 13b 1918-1920
Suppl. #7
Box 15 Folder 14 1918-1920
Suppl. #7
Box 15 Folder 15a 1918-1920
Suppl. #7
Box 15 Folder 15b 1918-1920
Suppl. #7
Box 16 Folder 1 1918-1943
Box 16 Folder 2a 1934-1936
January 1934 - November 1936
Box 16 Folder 2b 1934-1936
January 1934 - November 1936
Box 16 Folder 3a 1936-1940
December 1936 - November 1940
Box 16 Folder 3b 1936-1940
December 1936 - November 1940
Box 16 Folder 3c 1943-1944
Box 16 Folder 4 1946
Brief reports on the service history of all ICRR employees who served in WW2
Box 16 Folder 5a 1946-1947
Brief reports on the service history of all ICRR employees who served in WW2 (This folder includes a letter announcing a memorial to the 220 ICRR employees who died in the armed services during WW2.)
Box 16 Folder 5b 1946
Brief reports on the service history of all ICRR employees who served in WW2
Box 16 Folder 5c 1946
Brief reports on the service history of all ICRR employees who served in WW2
Box 16 Folder 6a 1944-1948
Box 16 Folder 6b 1943-1946
Box 16 Folder 7a 1946-1947
Brief reports on the service history of all ICRR employees who served in WW2 and correspondence re returning service members' employment
Box 16 Folder 7b 1942-1947
Rosters of ICRR employees in service, casualty reports, re-employment of veterans, seniority rights of veterans
Box 16 Folder 7c 1942-1947
Rosters of ICRR employees in service, casualty reports, re-employment of veterans, seniority rights of veterans
Box 17 Folder 1a 1943-1944
Selective Service Regulations
Box 17 Folder 1b 1943-1944
Selective Service Regulations
Box 17 Folder 2a 1943-1944
Selective Service Regulations
Box 17 Folder 2b 1943-1944
Selective Service Regulations
Box 17 Folder 3a 1943-1945
Selective Service Regulations
Box 17 Folder 3b 1943-1945
Selective Service Regulations
Box 17 Folder 4a 1942-1943
Railroads requesting deferments of certain classes of railroad employee
Box 17 Folder 4b 1942-1943
Railroads requesting deferments of certain classes of railroad employee
Box 17 Folder 5 1942-1952
Obtaining release of men from the armed services
Box 17 Folder 6a 1945
List submitted to Office of Defense Transportation and subsequent correspondence
Box 17 Folder 6b 1945
List submitted to Office of Defense Transportation and subsequent correspondence
Box 17 Folder 6c 1945
List submitted to Office of Defense Transportation and subsequent correspondence
Box 17 Folder 7 1943
Box 17 Folder 8a 1942
Box 17 Folder 8b 1941-1943
Box 17 Folder 9 1940
Letter to operating department employees covering better understanding re working conditions and the disagreements resulting therefrom
This series consists of a general index and thirteen volumes of Rulings and Interpretations on Shop Craft Rules, as were agreed on in 1935. In these volumes, the work rules and agreements between the ICRR and all non-operating shop-craft employees and their unions are filed along with correspondence, interpretations, rule applications, any minutes of meetings held regarding that rule, any subsequent interpretations, as well as charts and graphs containing quantitative data regarding the work rules. The unions involved in these agreements include: International Association of Machinists; International Brotherhood of Blacksmiths; International Brotherhood of Boilermakers; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; International Association of Railway Carmen; International Brotherhood of Sheetmetal Workers; and Brotherhood of Railway and Steamship Clerks. Many of the documents used in these volumes are duplicates of records found in the Subject Files, though these are marked "Reader Copy."
Box 17A Folder 1 1935
Subsequent to April 1, 1935 (sections A through I, Inc. )
Box 17A Folder 2a 1923-1935
"Letters in each section of this book are in date order."
Box 17A Folder 2b 1925-1935
"Letters in each section of this book are in date order."
Box 17A Folder 3a 1927-1935
"Letters in each section of this book are in date order."
Box 17A Folder 3b 1927-1935
"Letters in each section of this book are in date order."
Box 17A Folder 4a 1926-1935
"Letters in each section of this book are in date order."
Box 17A Folder 4b 1926-1935
"Letters in each section of this book are in date order."
Box 17A Folder 5 1923-1935
"Letters in each section of this book are in date order."
Box 17A Folder 6a 1920-1935
"Letters in each section of this book are in date order."
Box 17A Folder 6b 1920-1935
"Letters in each section of this book are in date order."
Box 17A Folder 7a 1924-1935
Machinists - 50 to 64 Inc. "Letters in each section of this book are in date order."
Box 17A Folder 7b 1928-1935
Boilermakers - 50 to 78 Inc. "Letters in each section of this book are in date order."
Box 17A Folder 7c 1928-1935
Blacksmiths - 50 to 64 Inc. "Letters in each section of this book are in date order."
Box 17A Folder 8a 1920-1935
Sheetmetal Workers, 50 to 61 Inc. Electricians, 50 to 64 Inc. "Letters in each section of this book are in date order."
Box 17A Folder 8b 1924-1935
Carmen, 50 to 73 Inc. "Letters in each section of this book are in date order."
Box 17A Folder 9a 1911-1935
"Letters in each section of this book are in date order."
Box 17A Folder 9b 1911-1935
"Letters in each section of this book are in date order."
Box 17A Folder 10 1923-1935
"Letters in each section of this book are in date order."
Box 17A Folder 11 1923-1935
"Letters in each section of this book are in date order."
Box 17A Folder 12 1922-1935
"Letters in each section of this book are in date order."
Box 17A Folder 13 1932-1935
This series contain the files documenting some of the legal disputes between the ICRR and the railroad unions. The files contain correspondence, transcripts, legal filings, biographies of various emergency board members, the results of studies conducted in attempts to support various claims by the carrier, awards, and documentation on the results the awards by various boards had on the ICRR.
Of note are the files documenting the hearings before the Interstate Commerce Commission in 1971 in which the ICC claimed jurisdiction over enforcing Equal Employment Opportunity in surface transportation, including the carriers.
The C. T. Earle vs. ICRR Co. files contain the records regarding a suit brought by a switchman, with the support of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, against the ICRR alleging that his seniority rights had been violated. This case became a test case for the ICRR, and twenty-three other similar suits are also documented in this file. One of the cases is also documented in the discrimination files in Series 2.
The remainder of cases are concerned with the issues of crew consist, i.e. how many men it takes to operate a railroad. The dispute between the unions, who did not want any positions to be eliminated, and the carriers, who argued that the crew consists were outdated and not reflective of modern railroad practices, eventually culminated in the need for Emergency Board 172's intervention. A brief summary of the labor disputes leading up to the creation of this board may be found in the Affidavit of James E. Wolfe. As part of preparing for the hearing in front of this board, the ICRR employed a University of Chicago professor , Dr. Benjamin King, to design a Crew Consist Time and Motion Study. The study was functionally executed by John Roberts and other ICRR employees. The results of this study, as well as charts, IBM printouts, and graphs containing all of the raw data gathered..
Box 18 Folder 1 1956
Box 18 Folder 2 1957-1958
Clerks' cases withdrawn from the Third Division of the National Railroad Adjustment Boards for handling by Special Board of Adjustment No. 170.
Box 18 Folder 3 1954-1958
with supporting documentation from the Clerks and the carrier
Box 18 Folder 4a 1971
Box 18 Folder 4b 1971
Box 18 Folder 4c 1971
Box 18 Folder 4d 1971
Box 18 Folder 5a 1934-1943
Lawsuit filed by switchman, C. T. Earle, member of the BRT, against the ICRR for wrongful termination. The case is primarily about seniority rights. 23 other cases similar to this one were also affected by the final ruling, which found in favor of the ICRR. (Includes case file of George Clayborne, see box 8, folder 21b).
Box 18 Folder 5b 1934-1943
Lawsuit filed by switchman, C. T. Earle, member of the BRT, against the ICRR for wrongful termination. The case is primarily about seniority rights. 23 other cases similar to this one were also affected by the final ruling, which found in favor of the ICRR. (Includes case file of George Clayborne, see box 8, folder 21b).
Box 18 Folder 5c 1934-1943
Lawsuit filed by switchman, C. T. Earle, member of the BRT, against the ICRR for wrongful termination. The case is primarily about seniority rights. 23 other cases similar to this one were also affected by the final ruling, which found in favor of the ICRR. (Includes case file of George Clayborne, see box 8, folder 21b).
Box 18 Folder 5d 1934-1943
Lawsuit filed by switchman, C. T. Earle, member of the BRT, against the ICRR for wrongful termination. The case is primarily about seniority rights. 23 other cases similar to this one were also affected by the final ruling, which found in favor of the ICRR. (Includes case file of George Clayborne, see box 8, folder 21b).
Box 18 Folder 5e 1934-1943
Lawsuit filed by switchman, C. T. Earle, member of the BRT, against the ICRR for wrongful termination. The case is primarily about seniority rights. 23 other cases similar to this one were also affected by the final ruling, which found in favor of the ICRR. (Includes case file of George Clayborne, see box 8, folder 21b).
Box 18 Folder 5f 1934-1943
Lawsuit filed by switchman, C. T. Earle, member of the BRT, against the ICRR for wrongful termination. The case is primarily about seniority rights. 23 other cases similar to this one were also affected by the final ruling, which found in favor of the ICRR. (Includes case file of George Clayborne, see box 8, folder 21b).
Box 18 Folder 6a 1933
Transcript of Proceedings of the Arbitration Board, volumes 1 to 6 and Award (missing volume 2).
Box 18 Folder 6b 1933
Transcript of Proceedings of the Arbitration Board, volumes 1 to 6 and Award (missing volume 2).
Box 18 Folder 6c 1933
Transcript of Proceedings of the Arbitration Board, volumes 1 to 6 and Award (missing volume 2).
Box 18 Folder 6d 1933
Transcript of Proceedings of the Arbitration Board, volumes 1 to 6 and Award (missing volume 2).
Box 18 Folder 6e 1933
Transcript of Proceedings of the Arbitration Board, volumes 1 to 6 and Award (missing volume 2).
Box 18 Folder 6f 1933
Transcript of Proceedings of the Arbitration Board, volumes 1 to 6 and Award (missing volume 2).
Box 18 Folder 7a 1930-1938
Box 18 Folder 7b 1930-1938
Box 19 Folder 1 1969
In the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, Nashville Division, Civil Action No. 5378
Box 19 Folder 2a 1968
Box 19 Folder 2b 1968
Box 19 Folder 2c 1967-1969
Box 19 Folder 2d 1967-1969
Box 19 Folder 2e 1967-1969
Box 19 Folder 2f 1967-1969
Box 19 Folder 2g 1968-1969
Box 19 Folder 2h 1967-1969
Box 19 Folder 2i 1967-1969
Box 19 Folder 2j 1967-1969
Box 19 Folder 2k 1968-1969
Box 19 Folder 2l 1969
Box 19 Folder 2m 1967-1969
Box 19 Folder 2n 1967-1969
Box 19 Folder 2o 1967-1969
Box 19 Folder 2p 1967-1969
Box 19 Folder 2q 1967-1969
Box 19 Folder 2r 1967-1969
Box 19 Folder 2s 1967-1969
Box 20 Folder 1a 1949-1957
Engineers and Firemen: manning of electric and diesel engines, request for second engineer. Volume I, closed December 1957.
Box 20 Folder 1b 1949-1957
Engineers and Firemen: manning of electric and diesel engines, request for second engineer. Volume I, closed December 1957.
Box 20 Folder 1c 1949-1957
Engineers and Firemen: manning of electric and diesel engines, request for second engineer. Volume I, closed December 1957.
Box 20 Folder 2a 1965
Box 20 Folder 2b 1964- 1965
Box 20 Folder 2c 1964-1965
Box 20 Folder 2d 1964-1965
Box 20 Folder 2e 1964-1965
Box 20 Folder 2f 1964-1965
Box 20 Folder 2g 1964-1965
Box 20 Folder 2h 1964
Box 20 Folder 2i 1964
Box 20 Folder 2j 1964
Box 20 Folder 2k 1964
Box 20 Folder 2l 1964
Box 21 Folder 1a 1969
Box 21 Folder 1b 1969
Box 21 Folder 2 1967
By Class and Location
Box 21 Folder 3a 1966
Box 21 Folder 3b 1966
Miscellaneous pamphlets and correspondence
Box 21 Folder 4 1935-1949
Miscellaneous pamphlets unattached to any files
Box 21 Folder 4 1949
Format: Pamphlet
Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, General Grievance Committee, Illinois Central System, Chicago 37, Illinois. Accomplishments of the General Grievance Committee with the assistance of Vice Presidents since the re-organization of 1944.
Format: Pamphlet.
Box 21 Folder 4 1935
Format: Pamphlet
"Should unions be compelled to accept legal and financial responsibility?" Compliments of Lexington Avenue Civic Assoc., Inc. by William D. Rawlins
Format: Pamphlet.
Box 21 Folder 4 1935
Format: Pamphlet
An address by Frank Purnell, president, The Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company, at the forty-fourth general meeting of the American Iron & Steel Institute
Format: Pamphlet.
Box 21 Folder 4 1936
Format: Pamphlet
An address by Charles R. Hook, president, The American Rolling Mill Company, at the forty-fifth meeting of the American Iron & Steel Institute.
Format: Pamphlet.
Box 21 Folder 4 1937
Format: Pamphlet
by the Transportation Association of America
Format: Pamphlet.
Box 21 Folder 4 1936
Format: Pamphlet
U.S. Department of Labor. Prepared by Retail Price Division and Cost od Living Division.
Format: Pamphlet.
Box 21 Folder 5 1935-1954
Two unrelated letters that have become detached from their files (1935, 1954).