Switchmen's Union of North America Audio-Visual Materials

Collection Number: 5556 AV

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


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Switchmen's Union of North America Audio-Visual Materials, 1962-1963
Collection Number:
5556 AV
Creator:
Switchmen's Union of North America (SUNA)
Quantity:
1 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Audiovisual materials.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Audio tapes from the Switchmen's Union of North America.
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

The Switchmen's Union of North America is among the older of the railway brotherhoods. Beginning in 1877 with the formation of a local Switchmen's organization in Chicago, the movement became national when the Switchmen's Mutual Aid Association of North America held its first meeting nine years later.
This association was destroyed, as a result of a disastrous lockout by the Chicago Northwestern and the 1888 strike against the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy which had equally unfortunate results. Building on what was left of the S.M.A.A., several lodges met in Kansas City in October of 1854 and formed the Switchmen's Union of North America.
By the time of its merger into the United Transportation Union in 1969, the single Chicago labor organization of 1877 had grown to international status with 275 lodges in the United States and Canada having a combined membership of 12,000.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Switchmen's Union of North America.

Subjects:
Railroads-- United States.
Railroads -- Employees -- Labor unions -- United States.

Form and Genre Terms:
Audiovisual materials.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Access Restrictions:
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Restrictions on Use:
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Cite As:
Switchmen's Union of North America Audio-Visual Materials #5556 AV. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

Related Collections:
5034: Switchmen's Union of North America Records
5034 MB: Switchmen's Union of North America Memorabilia
5034 P: Switchmen's Union of North America Photographs
5084: Switchmen's Union of North America Additional Records
5405 mf: Switchmen's Union of North America Constitutions on Microfilm
5406 mf: Switchmen's Union of North America Arbitration on Microfilm
5447: Switchmen's Union of North America Additional Unification Minutes and Convention Proceedings
5556: Switchmen's Union of North America Additional Records
5590: Switchmen's Union of North America Lake Shore Lodge 55 Membership Registers
5613: Switchmen's Union of North America Oakland Lodge 158 Meeting Minutes
5630: W.B. Meyers Papers

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1
Box 1 Item 1 1963
2 Tapes
Box 1 Item 2 1963
Box 1 Item 3 1963
Box 1 Item 4 1963
2 recording tapes
Box 1 Item 5 1963
2 recording tapes
Box 1 Item 6 1963
Box 1 Item 7 1963
2 recording reels
Box 1 Item 8 1963
2 recording reels
Box 1 Item 9 1963
Box 1 Item 10 1963
4 Recording Tapes
Box 1 Item 11 1963
2 recording tapes
Box 1 Item 12 1963
2 recording tapes
Box 1 Item 13 1963
Box 1 Item 14 1963
4 Recording tapes
Box 1 Item 15 1963
Box 1 Item 16 1963
3 recording tapes
Box 1 Item 17 1962
Box 1 Item 18 1962