BRAC Memorabilia

Collection Number: 5488 MB

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


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
BRAC Memorabilia,
Collection Number:
5488 MB
Creator:
Brotherhood of Railway, Airline, and Steamship Clerks, Freight Handlers, Express and Station Employees (BRAC)
Quantity:
1 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, constitutions, memorabilia.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Constitutions, correspondence, membership cards, and a handkerchief
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

The Brotherhood of Railway and Steamship Clerks, Freight Handlers, Express, and Station Employees was organized in 1899, and it was the largest single railroad organization for employees who devoted a majority of their time to clerical work of any description including chief clerks, foremen, train announcers, gatemen, checkers; parcel, baggage, and storeroom employees; dock and pier workers; train and engine crew callers; timekeepers; paymasters; freight inspectors; rate and tariff compilers; weigh masters; ticket clerks and sellers; operators of all office and station equipment devices; telephone and switchboard operators; and all employees occupying or performing duties similar to those mentioned. After three months of experience in clerical work employees of both genders, with good moral character, became eligible for membership. The union secured increases in wages and better working conditions for its members.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Brotherhood of Railway, Airline, and Steamship Clerks, Freight Handlers, Express, and Station Employees.
Order of Railroad Telegraphers (U.S.)

Form and Genre Terms:
Correspondence.
Constitutions.
Memorabilia.


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:
BRAC Memorabilia #5488 MB. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

Related Collections:
5082: U.S. National Mediation Board Transcript of Hearings Regarding the BRAC
5086: U.S. National Mediation Board Transcripts Regarding New York Central Railroad Company and BRAC
5488: BRAC Records
5488 A: BRAC Chicago Files
5488 A & B mf: BRAC Guides on Microfilm
5488 B: BRAC Records
5488 C: BRAC Additional Records
5488 D: BRAC Additional Records
5735: BRAC Additional Records
6187: BRAC, Philadelphia Division, Union Local President Robert Curran Papers

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1 1891-1899
Box 1 Folder 2 1900-1909
Box 1 Folder 3 1911-1919
Box 1 Folder 4 1921-1924
Box 1 Folder 5 1927-1933
Box 1 Folder 6 1936-1946
Box 1 Folder 7 1952-1964
Box 2 Folder 1 1893-1921
Box 2 Folder 2 1949-1952
Box 2 Folder 3
Box 2 Folder 4 1912
photocopy and original (ripped)
Box 2 Folder 5 1912
photo copy and original (ripped)
Box 2 Folder 6