Labor Editorial Files

Collection Number: 5693

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


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Labor Editorial Files, 1900-1979
Collection Number:
5693
Creator:
Labor Magazine
Quantity:
24.5 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Records (documents).
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Files of Edward Keating and John Baer of the magazine Labor.
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

This collection is divided into two main series. First, the files of Edward A. Keating, Editor of Labor magazine and second, the files of John Baer, Labor Cartoonist. The collection includes correspondence, original sketches and cartoons, photocopies of published cartoons (other than Baer's), articles, memorabilia and photographs.
Edward Keating's files include correspondence, arranged chronologically, and editorial files, arranged alphabetically by subject. John Baer's files include correspondence, biographical information, articles, clippings, memorabilia, and photographs.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Baer, John.
Keating, Edward, 1875-1965.
Labor magazine.

Form and Genre Terms:
Records (documents)


INFORMATION FOR USERS

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Cite As:
Labor Editorial Files #5693. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

Related Collections:
5693 G: Labor Editorial John Baer Cartoons

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1 1917-1919
April through Oct; Military Reports and correspondence re to William C. Harllee, Major, U.S. Marine Corps, (Later to become Lt. Col. (1919)). Notable commendations for service, signed by Assistant Secretary of War Breckinridge.
Box 1 Folder 2 1920
May-Dec; Correspondence between Keating (then Chairman of the Railroad Organizations Campaign Committee) and E.J. Manion, Secretary, Railroad Labor Chief Executive Organization, re meeting in Chicago on May 21, 1920 where political platform was established; Also contains correspondence to Keating as Manager of the Plumb Plan League from E.J. Manion on RED letterhead re results of meeting at Chicago; Correspondence between Manion and Keating re selection of Mr. Glenn E. Plumb as General Counsel for the 16 Associated Organizations, and list of pledgers to support the Plumb Plan.
Box 1 Folder 3 1921-1922
Jan-Feb; Correspondence between Keating and Manion re Manion denying to make $1000 pledge to the Plumb Plan
Box 1 Folder 4 1922
Jan 1st-March 13th; Contains large folder labeled "Report of Operations and Training, 15th Regiment, U.S. Marine Corps, Jan.-March 13, 1922 personal copy of Lt. Col. Harllee;" detailed report of Operations of 15th Regiment in Eastern District Dominican Republic re bandit situation by William C. Harllee; copies of the 15th Regiment Newsletter, Oct. 29, Nov. 12, 1921; correspondence and reports also re bandit insurrection in Eastern District Dominican Republic (1921); summary of known casualties occurring in the Eastern Districts during period of Sept. 29 to Dec. 1921, San Pedro de Macoris, Jan. 4, 1922 by Wm. Harllee; Correspondence between Harllee and Keating containing a copy of the Naval Omnibus Bill (marked on page k, pensions) postmark 1926; transcripts of boards investigating Marine caused death of Dominican Republican natives, all containing some correspondence of Harllee as regimental commander, March 1922; report commending General Harllee re Patrol Scout Training, Dec. 5, 1921; Report of operation and training from Jan 1st to March 13, 1922 from District Commander Harllee to commanding general; miscellaneous maps of portions of the Dominican Republic; remainder of the correspondence ^g_ Harllee and his regiment had eliminated most of the bandits, but had also molested innocent sugar cane workers; (the only apparent link between Harllee and Keating so far is that one letter postmarked 1926); many reports of troop movements, etc., could not help noticing confidential reports on native informants and coded missives.
Box 1 Folder 5 1923
Jan 3rd-Dec 11th; Clipping and accompanying correspondence (Dec.1923) re Huey P. Longs endorsement for Governor of Louisiana by Labor; "An Open Letter" from Alvin Moore (Republican candidate for Congress, from the First (Seattle) District of Washington) re_ "A solution of our National Transportation Problem" June 15, 1923, for nationalization of the railroads; Miscellaneous requests for subscriptions; Miscellaneous requests for 'Mat Service' of Baer's cartoon (1923); correspondence between William E. Sweet, Gov. of Colorado and Keating re address for 50th anniversary of the BLF&E, Nov. 1923 and misc. telegrams; Dec. 3, 1923 reporting events of the 50th anniversary of the BLF&E, evidently the "big party" was a success; further note-there are a lot of telegrams from around the U.S. re_ some insurance, most report same success; correspondence from John C. Ready, President, System Federation #17, Secretary-Treasurer District H3, I.A.M. to Editor, Labor re request to print article presumably on a strike involving IAM, Dec. 6,1923; correspondence from League of Women Voters to Editor of "Labor" re request by League to publish articles in Labor; Handwritten correspondence (Dec. 1923) from Benjamin Judkins to the editor, letter sent with enclosures (newspaper clippings), both letter and clippings are re the apparent secret sale of land near San Diego by said city, apparently the issue is acquisition of water and etc. rights; also an editorial on capital accumulation and too powerful business interests in California.
Box 1 Folder 6 1923
December 12th-29th; Correspondence from Wade Shurtleff to J.A. Lecher (Dec.12, 1923) re_ support (assume by subscription) for Labor in Ind.; Correspondence to C.A. McDonald, Secretary-Treasurer, Missouri Pacific System Federation from C.A. Newton (U.S. House of Rep.), Joseph A. Meed (U.S. Senate), L.C. Dwyer (Senate) Harry B. Hawes (House) and Selden P. Spencer(Senate) - all Congressmen from Missouri re increase in wages for Postal Employees; correspondence from B.M. Jewell, President, RED to Keating (Dec. 12, 1923) re one Mr. McAdoo and "How he got started to Knoxville, Tenn." Correspondence from J.H. Rae to Keating (Dec. 13, 1923) re_ delivery of handwritten letter of Senator Frank B. Willis (Dec. 3, 1923) -Willis contends will not support child labor law because unconstitutional and upholds Supreme Court decision - Rae is critical of the decision and Willis; Memo to Willis and Lovell (Dec. 14, 1923) re lobbying of Scott Wolff for bill to prohibit interstate traffic of strike breakers, from Keating; Press releases (Dec. 1923) re referendum for American Peace Award (Committee consists of Leonard Hand, Mrs. FDR, Henry Stimson, Elihu Root, etc.) unclear of what referendum is for; Correspondence from Keating to B.M. Jewell re tariffs and Keating as a free trade advocate; correspondence from Jewell to William Johnston (Pres., IAM) and J.D. Noonam (Pres., IBEW) re tariff protection; correspondence between Keating and I. Derrickson, Gen. Secretary-Treasurer, Order of Railroad Telegraphers re appellation of U.S. Railroad Board; Correspondence from Keating to J.H. Rae re constitutionality of child labor law; from W.W. Warwick, Oficina del Agente Fiscal, Panama, to Keating re Herbert Brews attack on Warwick; from Esther Everette Lape to Keating (Dec. 17, 1923) re attempt to secure ballot printing for American Peace Award in Labor, includes description of award, set up by Edward W. Bok offering $100,000 for the best, practical plan by which U.S. may cooperate with other nations and achieve peace in the world; From William McAdoo to Keating re McAdoo's speech Labor printed; Between C.A. McDonald (Sec.-Treas., Fed. #2) and Keating, Dec. 1923, re private vs. government ownership of the railroads; From Robert McKinley, (Sec.-Treas., Texas State Fed. of Labor) to Keating re policy platform adopted by above at labor political conference, includes typed copy of platform; from George E. Sloan, Editor in Chief of the Si-De-Ka, accompanying enclosures from said publication re Labor, Dec. 23, 1923; from (unreadable) to Keating, Dec. 23, 1923 re the sad fate of C.A. Phelan, former General Manager Missouri and North Arkansas Railroad; from Wayne B. Wheeler (General Counsel of the Anti-Saloon League of America)to Keating re prohibition; from Jewell to Keating re success of meeting of the conference for progressive political action in Chicago; from Jewell to Keating re endorsement of McAdoo's candidacy.
Box 1 Folder 7 1923
Press release, re Locomotive Firemen's "Birthday Party."
Box 1 Folder 8 1924
January 1st-12th; Correspondence from John C. Ready, President System Fed. #17 to Keating re article by Schlefer to be printed in Labor, "A Connecticut Labor Trial."; from Keating to Gov. of Colo., Sweet and Attorney General of Colorado Wayne C. William, Jan. 2, 1924 re decisions on the "Rio Grande case"; letter addressed to McAdoo and Keating requesting copies of McAdoo's San Francisco speech; correspondence from D.B. Robertson (Pres. BLF&E) to Keating re New York Central Rail Strike, Jan.4, 1924; from Keating to B.M. Jewell, Jan. 7, re Senator Lafollette and political infighting in the Congress; Telegram from Charles MacGowan to Labor re attempt of the milk producers (in process of strike) to get recognition from AFL, Jan. 75 1924; correspondence from McGowan to Arther E. Holder, Sec. Conference for Progressive Political Action, Jan. 9, re McGowan's turning down request to appear at Conference; correspondence from Arthur Keep, Editor, Telegrapher Journal, Jan. 75 re Mr. McNamee (who at one time was an alcoholic and now 'stays in his shell because of the hang-over from his past' ). Correspondence from E. Davidson, General Secretary & Treasurer IAM to Sen. Hiram Johnson, Jan. 10, re the Mexican situation which is evidently U.S. covert operations to overthrow a "constitutionally elected" President Obregon who is sympathetic to labor; between R.E. Moon, Chmn. Missouri State Legislative Bd., BLF&E and Keating re amendments to the Constitution of the State of Missouri, Jan. 5; between Keating and C.W. Maier, Special Rep. to the BLF&E re politics in general and more specifically the chances of the Democratic Party in national elections; from Keating to Daniel Roper, Jan. 11, re once again the drunken part of Robert McNamee; correspondence from Wayne Williams, Attorney-General of Colorado to Keating, Jan. 8, re the "Rio Grande" issue, some type of re-organization plan and "juggling" of the railroads; correspondence and clipping, Jan. 18, from Keating to William C. Lyons re McAdoo, candidate for Democratic presidential nomination.
Box 1 Folder 9 1924
January 14th-23rd; Correspondence from John E. Mankin (U.S. House of Rep.) to Keating re the scoop on the finances of Secretary Mellon; from W.S. Stone, Grand Chief of Brotherhood of Locomotive Enginemen to Keating, Jan. 16 re H.M. Curry's (Gen. Mechanical Superintendent-Northern Pacific) forced resignation; from Arthur Keep, editor Labor to Keating re more on Robert McNamee; from William G. McAdoo to Keating re_ a publication called "A History of Organized Felony and Folly;" Speech of Gov. John J. Blaine on the 50th anniversary celebration of the BLF&E at Milwaukee; Correspondence from an unidentified signature to Keating Jan. 22, re_ the M&NA Railroad and the strike of that railroad, also contains an enclosure - a motion for postponement in the Boone Circuit Court of Clay Holt against J.D. Jones and others, and also a handwritten letter and financial information on the M&NA (The Missouri and N. Arkansas RR); from D.B. Robertson, Pres. of the BLF&E to Keating re settlement reached on the New York Central Lines, Jan. 23, enclosed is a mimeo copy of the settlement and correspondence on same issue.
Box 1 Folder 10 1924
January 24th-28th; Correspondence from William McAdoo to Keating, Jan.25, re the Mellon Plan; Between Arthur Keep and Keating re European investment into U.S. , the death of capitalism, etc. ; From Ex-Congressman Alim Moore (Seattle) to Keating re_ solution to the railroad problem; From D.B. Robertson and L.D. Sampson, Chmn. Valparaiso University Alumni, Jan. 28, re Sampson requests to help in pro-labor activities; From R.S. Jones (Wash. Office, McAdoo for President Comm.) to Keating re Jones's switch in support of McAdoo.
Box 1 Folder 11 1924
January 29th-31st; From Benjamin Judkins to Keating, Jan. 29, re_ that old water issue in California, enclosed many newspaper clippings about the water issue; from Judkins to Warren G. Harding (President) re_ the water issue in San Diego.
Box 1 Folder 12 1924
Feb. 2nd-8th; Correspondence from Murray E. King to Keating, Feb. 2, re the state prison manufacturing affair; from Keating to J. Ramsay McDonald re_ the purpose of Labor; from James K. Lindley (ORC) to Roy Fitzgerald (Cong. 3rd Ohio Dist.) re_ Workmen's Compensation Bill; from William McAdoo to Keating re editorial in LA Express favorable to McAdoo; From Keating to Wayne C. Williams, Att. Gen. Colo., re previous issue of railroad land purchase, Rio Grande, also re-organization; between Keating and J.T. Vanakle Feb. 4, re M&NA default on loan and attempted investigation; from Emil 0. Jorgensen to Keating regarding one Professor Richard T. Ely who Jorgensen regards as 'one of the worst enemies of economic freedom this nation has ever seen," the whole plot is laid out in Feb. 5; from Arthur Keep to Keating, Feb. h re_ the "world bank" and some shady dealing with Horn blower, Weeks & Co.; From the Labor Bureau to Keating re_ attempts to increase circulation of their own, "Facts for Workers", also enclosed a questionnaire as a sample copy; from Keating to Hon. George C. Record, Feb.55 suggesting Lafollette as a 3rd party candidate for President; clippings on "Happy Home Dresses," possibly in relation to prior clothing scandal; From Keating to Sen. Thomas Wake, Feb. 6, re Strauns shady connections and some relationship to Coolidge campaign; from Keating to Wayne C. William, Attorney General, Colorado, re the Rio Grande re-organization scheme; Advance press release dated Feb. 7, entitled "The Pennsylvania Railroad Shopmen Betrayed," article written by H.S. Jeffrey who enacted suit against shopmen for recent strike; from James Couzens, Senator-Michigan to Keating re New York tax reduction motivations; from Charles McGowan to Keating re the endorsement of proposed political candidates.
Box 1 Folder 13 1924
Feb. 9th-16th; Correspondence from Keating to Senator Lafollette, Feb. 9, re M&R propaganda on the Chesapeake & Ohio; from Keating to John F. McNamara, Editor, BLF&E Magazine, re Teapot Dome scandal investigation; From T.C. Cashen, President, Switchmen's Union to Keating re the BRT's use of private investigations under the guise of organizer, basically factional infighting; Confidential correspondence from W.G. Lee to F.W. Morey, re an enclosed report on the Switchmen's Union in Birmingham and the rivalry there with the BRT - report is signed by Roy C. Smith (Organizer BRT) and addressed to W.G. Lee, President of BRT; from Henry M. Rathbone (HOR-ILL) to Keating, re_ Rathbone request for Keating to hear his first speech in Senate; an original copy of the Birth Control Herald (Jan. 1924)published by the Voluntary Parenthood League, NYC, emphasis on Cummins-Vaite bill to free up contraceptive knowledge; from Basil M. Manby, Dir. of Peoples Legislative Service to Keating re Committee on Interstate Commerce of Railroad Propaganda; from Keating to Wayne Williams re the Rio Grande issue.
Box 1 Folder 14 1924
Feb. 18th-25th; Telegram from Charles J. MacGowan to Keating re McAdoo's candidacy; from W.W. Norton, Publisher, People's Institute Publ. Co., to Keating re_ People's Inst. Pub. Co.; From Charles McGowan to Keating reporting on the St. Louis Labor Conference, 1924; Miscellaneous correspondence re the death of Jack Dermody; from McAdoo to Keating re corruption on the railroad lines and congressional activities on the Esch-Cummins Act; from Keating to Lafollette re_ federal loan to the Missouri and North Arkansas Railroad, also correspondence on same issue from S.J. Venable to Keating; from Wayne Williams to Keating, re William's decision not to pursue investigation of "Rio Grande" controversy
Box 1 Folder 15 1925
Feb. 25th; Correspondence between Keating and Williams re the Rio Grande issue and dismay of McAdoo.
Box 1 Folder 16 1924
March 1st-14th; From D.B. Robertson, Pres. BLF&E to Keating re_ to Pacific Bulletin article where Labor is accused of falsifying information; from Keating to George M. Shriver, Senior VP, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad re Shriver's finances; partial report re the Constitutional Convention in State of Missouri; from Jesse Kennedy to Keating re_ corrupt political system, additional correspondence from Kennedy re_ an initiative and referendum on alcohol prohibition; from Judson King, Director of the National Popular Government League, to Keating re opposition to Section 23 of the Immigration Bill; from Mr. Hunter, involved with the company union of the Great Northern Railroad, circular criticizing labor's stance against the railroad, also a partial stenographic transcript of relevant section of the hearing before the Railroad Labor Board, sent by McGowan to Keating in response to the circular; from Andrew R. McDonald to Keating re the Esch-Cummins Law, also called the Transportation Act of 1920; between Keating and McAdoo in re the political campaign and the effect of the oil scandal on the Republican Party; between Keating and Williams re to attempts to secure investigation in the Congress of the Rio Grande reorganization; Martin F. Ryan, Pres. of the Brotherhood. of Railway Carmen to Keating re_ political machinations which may lead to the re-election of Calvin Coolidge.
Box 1 Folder 17 1924
March 15th-27th; Correspondence from Marvin Gates Sperry, National Pres., Private Soldiers' and Sailors' Legion to Keating expressing their organizations affiliation with all pro-labor factions; from Keep to Keating implying possible collusion and graft between Coolidge administration and Henry Ford; between I.D. Mumby and Keating re_ possible candidacy for presidential office of Robert Lafollette; between Keep and Keating re the St. Louis conference; from Wayne Williams to Keating re the Rio Grande issue and possible VP nomination for Governor Sweet of Colorado; between Keating and H.E. Wills re_ a Knoxville, Tenn. publication called the Journal in reference to "club purchasing of carloads of coal"; from Judson King endorsing E.D. Morel for the Nobel Peace Prize - result of the election on the Great Northern RR sent to Keating by T.C. Cashen, Pres. Switchmen's Union.
Box 1 Folder 18 1924
March 28th-31st; From T.F. Shuman, Gen. Chmn. ORC, to Keating re H.G. 6865, the Rainey Bill; from W.S. Stone, BLE to Keating re the turn around case in reference to the Denver & Rio Grande Western RR; between Keating and Williams re the presidential situation as it relates to Ralston and Cummings; C.J. Ross to Keating re an enclosed copy of a resolution to be presented at the coming session of Grand Div.
Box 1 Folder 19 1924
April 1st-25th; Telegram from Keating to H.E. Miles, Chairman of the Fair Tariff League re conditions for a fair tariff; From Esther Everett Lape, member-in-charge, American Peace Award to Keating re the publication of some old peace proposals from prior contest; from Arthur Keep to Keating re possible attempt by the railroad to turn workers away from progressives in the Congress; from J.T. Venable to Keating re exposure of the failure of the Missouri & Arkansas Railroad to pay the interest on their government loan; correspondence from William McAdoo to Keating re possible endorsement of U.S.G. Cherry for U.S. Senate; copy of summary of minutes of the 4th annual conference of Editor's Official Railroad Labor Magazine; correspondence from Keep to Keating re Keep quitting his job with the O.R.T.; between Keating and Venable re working conditions on the M&NA Railroad and some news clippings.
Box 1 Folder 20 1924
May 2nd-29th; Advertisement re "Buy a Farm" attached correspondence (unsigned) to the First National Bank re the turning over of funds to the Michigan Federation of Farm Loan Associations, additional correspondence re Senator Couzens; correspondence between Keating and Keep re probabilities for a 3rd party political movement; correspondence from Keating to E.K. Derrickson re in appreciation for Derrickson support in getting Cleveland convention to go for labor conventions; miscellaneous correspondence re Keating's planned trip to Cleveland.
Box 1 Folder 21 1924
June 2nd-24th; Routine correspondence re payment of subscription contracts; from Keep to Keating re 3rd party politics and non-voters; from Sen. Lafollette Jr. to Keating re the Cleveland convention; article from Harrison Times entitled "Railroad is Menaced by Barkley Bill,; Order of Railroad Telegraphers Report of Proceedings, May 23, 1924 correspondence from White Moore, Attorney to Keating re_ action against Labor for libel in Mack-Miller Candle Co. case, also contains complaint in said case before the FTC; correspondence from Keating to Herman E. Wills, giving a categorical dealing with all the issues of the delegation; from Spencer Miller Jr. (Secretary of Workers Education Bureau) to Keating re possible future connection between English and American liberal newspapers; correspondence from Keating to White & Moore re the Mack-Miller Candle Co. case and a possible law suit for libel; correspondence from H.S. Jeffrey to the shareholders of the Mechanics and Merchants Bank re a request for contributions per share to recoup lost money in a lawsuit against the railroad leadership.
Box 1 Folder 22 1924
July-August; Correspondence from H.S. Jeffrey to Keating re_ the attempt to raise more money for the suit; from White and Moore to Keating re_ once again that libel suit, will submit entire matter to Chairman of FTC and wait for voluntary judgment; from Keating to Thompson (FTC) in attempt to secure voluntary decision re Labor's printing of the allegedly libelous material; commendatory letter from Rear Admiral C.P. Plunkett to Lt. Col. William Harllee; from Keating to Keep complaining about Morris Hillquit power grabs; also letter from Keep to Keating re_ the Clayton Act and court decisions in the Colorado & Pennsylvania Mining cases; also correspondence re how Debs beat it out of West Virginia before he was arrested; from Venable to Keating re_ the deportation from towns of Labor members by local police; correspondence from Thompson to Keating in re Keating's request for voluntary decision in Mack-Miller Candle Corp.; circular from the IAM (#l6l) re Special Labor Day edition of Labor showing why Lafollette and Wheeler should be elected; telegram and correspondence re signing an endorsement sheet for Lafollette; from Keep to Keating re_ the Kansas City meeting.
Box 1 Folder 23 1924
Sept.-Oct.; Handwritten correspondence to Keating from Keep re prediction of forthcoming events in Austria and Italy; curriculum outline on party organization by Phillips Bradley sent to Keating for possible publication in Labor; Sept. 1919 issue of Catholics & Prohibition with attached correspondence from Father George Zunchen; from Spencer Miller Jr., Secretary of the Workers Education Bureau to Keating with enclosure of Prof. Bradley's outline of the "party system"; from Ethel M. Smith, Leg-Sec. National Women's Trade Union League to Keating re establishing a fighting front on the Child Labor Amendment.
Box 1 Folder 24 1924
Nov.-Dec; From Ethel M. Smith to Keating re Child Labor Amendment and also enclosed the churches position against the union in, "The Shame of Massachusetts;" copy of the Pilot, official organ of the Archdiocese of Boston, re William Cardinal O'Connell's (Archbishop of Boston) antagonism toward the Child Labor Amendment; also enclosed an undated list of Massachusetts Mills owning southern plants; From Thomas M. Pierson, 2nd VP, ORT, to Keating re the loss in the "Casey for Congress Campaign;" From Carl Vrooman, Bd. of Dir. of the Farmers Political Conference (ill.) to Keating re the formation of their organization which hopes to become the biggest political farm organization in America, contains enclosure, "Declaration of Principles of the Organization" and misc.; Correspondence from M.W. Martin, Editor of Journal of the International Brotherhood of Blacksmiths, Drop Forgers and Helpers to Keating re_ a new Labor subscription drive; from Keating to Keep re the loss of Lafollette in the election and the great damage to the progressive movement - Keating blames Morris Hillquit; from Keep to Keating re_ same -also evidence that electoral ballots in some states were miscounted; telegram from Palmer (?) to Keating re the final election figures not yet published; from MacGowan to Keating re the "Chicago Transaction Situation."
Box 1 Folder 25 1924
Partial report undated, apparently re Lafollette campaign; from Venable to Keating re_ a certain manager problem on the M&NA Railroad; from Keating to Phil Ziegler explaining, how Labor began; from William Lemke to E.C. Davidson requesting Davidson's endorsement for Lemke as Ambassador to Mexico and then Davidson's request to Keating for advice.
Box 1 Folder 26 1925
Feb.-Aug.; Correspondence from Spencer Miller Jr., Secretary of the Workers Education Bureau to Keating re a proposition to write a history of the railroad labor organizations, funded by Labor; Summary of the Minutes of the 5th Annual Conference of Editor's, official railroad magazine; Memo to Mr. Wills from Keating re_ Riddick Lockwood affair and corrupt politicians; from Keating to James Mellvena, Chief Engineer Div. 308, BLE re Canadian Editor of Labor; audit report of the Labor Cooperative Educational and Publishing Society, Inc. , 192^-25; More correspondence from Spencer Miller to Keating re_ the history of the railroad labor organization in America, contains tentative outline for a 12 chapter book, further enclosed is a breakdown of expenditures; memo to Keating listing total operating expenses and revenue of Labor; from McAdoo to Keating re McAdoo rejects idea of running for the senate; from E. Kruse, VP of the Mid-West Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers Securities Corp. to Keating serving as a report on alleged Communist, Otto S. Wangerin.
Box 1 Folder 27 1925
Sept.-Dec. 8th; Labor Cooperative Educational and Publishing Society, Treasurer's Report; from Keating to Emil Jergensen, Manufacturers & Merchant Federal Tax League re publication of articles about one, Professor Ely; correspondence re_ dinner Labor is holding in honor of Robert Lafollette Jr.
Box 1 Folder 28 1925
Dec. 10th-24th; Correspondence re Lafollette dinner; press release entitled, "Complimentary Dinner to Senator Robert M. Lafollette of Wisconsin, Tues., Dec. 15, 1925," release also includes transcript of Lafollette's speech and newspaper clippings.
Box 1 Folder 29 1925
Presumably a banquet attendance list for Lafollette dinner.
Box 1 Folder 30 1926
January-June; Correspondence from Albert F. Coyle to Keating re Matthew Woll and his reactionary and "misguided attack against friends of labor;" correspondence and enclosed article on "Government Telephones in Manitoba" from J.A.P. Haydon, Canadian Labor to Keating; from John J. Casey, Business Agent, Local 147 of Plumbers and Steam Fitters to Keating re request for information against the Wilkes- Barre Chamber of Commerce; from William A. Cullop, candidate for Democratic nomination in U.S. Senate to Keating asking Keating for a political endorsement; from George F. Milton to Keating re Tennessee Executive Committee vote to abolish 2/3's rule; copy of resolution no. 33 by labor delegates of the Pennsylvania labor movement re establishment of a Pennsylvania edition of Labor; from L.E. Keller, Statistician, Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees to Keating re_ enclosed table and comments in purchasing power of wages of M&WE
Box 1 Folder 31 1926
July 6th-17th; Correspondence from A. Johnston, Grand Chief Engineer, BLE to Keating re_ decision rendered by Indiana Court upholding the laws of the BLE; from A.A. Graham, Attorney to William Green re_ anti church remarks about their anti-labor, pro-slavery attitude; between Keating and Emil Jorgensen and Senator C.C. Cook re_ the case of Professor Ely, also enclosed one copy of "The Case of Professor Richard T. Ely," by Jorgensen, pub. by the Manufacturer and Merchants Federal Tax League; correspondence from J.A.P. Haydon, VP, Ontario & Quebec Conference of Typographical Unions to Keating re Prime Minister of Canada, Arthur Meighen; Handwritten correspondence from J.S. Brown to Keating re pension differentials on the Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh Railway and possible investigation thereto; pamphlet re_ the Second Annual Railroad Labor Institute at Brookwood Labor School.
Box 1 Folder 32 1926
July 18th-26th; Correspondence from A. Graham to William Green re_ Green's "stabbing labor in the back in his speech against the general strike in Denver;" from Calif. State Senator Charles Lewis to Keating re_ the ravages of false ice cream; Correspondence from Keep to Keating re American Ambassador to Germany's speech "which was a plea for dictatorship"; from Keep to Keating re_ attempts of women to secure employment on the railroads; article, "Reminiscences on the Metamorphosis of the Labor Movement," by Louis Ludlow, with attached correspondence; newspaper clippings with attached letter from Keating to C.S. Adams on municipal ownership of electric plants; anonymous mss. entitled, "British Government Denies Wireless for Shaw," re how the government denied G.B. Shaw access to a wireless during speech in London.
Box 1 Folder 33 1926
July 27th-31st; Correspondence from May F. Lathrop to Keating re the meeting of the Commission on Uniform Laws, Lathrop being the former Chairman of the Committee on Laws Concerning Women and Children; from William Green to Keating re American Bar Association meeting in Denver; from Norman Lombard, Executive Dir. of the Stable Money Association giving Keating membership in that Organization, also enclosed pamphlet "The Evil Consequences of our Unstable Dollar," by Lombard; Correspondence from Keep to Keating re_ "that dirty skunk" Hawes; from Florence Kelly, General Secretary National Consumers' League re workmen's compensation for children; handwritten notes of Fred Barr, BLF&E re the Western Maryland Railroad strike.
Box 1 Folder 34 1926
Aug. 1st-10th; Newspaper clipping re Colorado's Statehood, correspondence included from Louis Cunningham, Gazette & Tele. Co. gives Keating's pen name as Elliot Harris; from A.A. Graham to William Green, again blasting Green; from John P. Burke, Pres. IBPS&PMW re attempts to organize the paper workers in Quebec; from H.S. Jeffrey to A.N. Haig re_ Jeffrey's prophetic prediction of the downfall of labor leader J.A. Franklin, B.M. Jewell, and W.H. Johnston, also enclosed is flyer for Jeffrey's new book, Man's Inhumanity to Man; press telegram to Keating from A. Johnston re annual union meeting of the BLE in Winnipeg; from Fred Barr to W.S. Hotchkiss re the death of an alleged scab named Hammond; from Charles Lewis, Calif. State Senator to Keating re_ canals as transportation in U.S.; from A.A. Graham to William Green re_ Green's opposition of the labor government in Mexico; between Fred Barr and Keating (correspondence & clippings) re events of the railroad strike in Thomas, West Virginia; clipping from San Jose Calif., entitled "American Labor and Russia;" from Keating to M.J. Helalien re Mexico's President's religious tirade against Catholics.
Box 1 Folder 35 1926
Aug. 11th-25th; Mss. by Keating re the labor press; from Keating to C.A. Harley re possible fraud of the mail order houses; handwritten letter and article entitled "Real Wages" by Charles P. Kraft; from Benjamin Judkins re that land sale and water rights scheme in San Diego (includes clippings); from Keating to George L. Eppler re the voting record of Senator Zihlman; from Fred Barr to Keating re a train wreck in West Maryland; from Charles Chaison, Chairman, Mich. Leg. Bd., BLE, to Keating re attempt to prevent re-election of Cong. Frank D. Scott; reprint of the "Pennsylvania Dutch Farmer Plan," from the Gettysburg Compiler; from Fred Barr to Keating re events during the Western and Maryland Railroad strike;
Box 1 Folder 36 1926
Aug. 26th-31st; Misc. clippings on the seniority war on the Grand Trunk Railroad; from Keating to Ben Hillard re Congressman Vaile's voting record, particularly in reference to oil magnate; from Ralph M. Easly to Keating re flaws in the primary system; from Keep to Keating re access to political records; additional correspondence between Keating and Easly re getting people to the polls, etc.; From Keating to W.L. Hamilton, Pres. BBDEA re President Harding's role in 1922 shop craft strike; from Thomas Duncan, Madison, Wisconsin, Assembly Chairman, re_ the Lenroot use of Edward Melms endorsement to secure labor votes, (enclosed letter from Melms indicating that Melms did not endorse Sen. Lenroot).
Box 1 Folder 37 1926
Sept. 1st-16th; Handwritten correspondence from Samuel Glatfelter, Congressman, Pennsylvania re candidate endorsement; from Charles H. Lewis, California State Senate to Keating re the regulation of the public utilities; article from A. Blankenhorn to Keating entitled, "AFL Delegate Farrington Not Going to Tennessee Valley Commission," also enclosed correspondence explaining story re sell-out of contracts of the miners
Box 1 Folder 38 1926
Sept. 18th-30th; Clippings and correspondence from Keating re American antagonism toward England and the U.N.; from Keating to William C. Harllee re politics (evidently not the first between them) specifically re the progressive movement; from Judson King to Keating re Governor Sweet as candidate for Senator; from Carlson, Intl. Pres. of Switchmen's Union to Keating re Arkansas special edition of Labor; from Henry Hunt, Lawyer, to Keating requesting aid for Passaic NJ strikers; from P.H. Callahan to Denis McCarthy and Newton Baker re_ Governor Smith and the religious issue.
Box 1 Folder 39 1926
Oct. 1st-10th; Several newspaper clippings sent to Keating re klanism in Arkansas; correspondence from P.M. Abbott to Keating with article entitled, "California's Political Parties State Platforms;" from Ben Deacon, U.S. Press Representative, Canadian National Railways, to Keating re mineral deposits in Canada; from William Holly, Chairman Finance Committee of Public Ownership League to Judson King re_ public ownership at Mussel Shoals Power Co.; "special correspondence," re the trial of Henry M. Daugherty for conspiracy to defraud the U.S. Government; Correspondence from a group who after spending a month in Russia declare the U.S. Government should recognize Russia (enclosed a photo of an American admiring the Russian Crown Jewels); from Homer Bane, Counsel, Tacoma, to Keating re public ownership of water power in Tacoma; from JAP Hayden to Keating re Hayden's investigation of the overworking of Canadian prison guards; article by Judson King with enclosure to Keating re the I & R investigation of public ownership of waterworks; article from Herald Examiner (Chicago) entitled, "Russian Ruler (Stalin) Wants U.S. As Friend."
Box 1 Folder 40 1926
Oct. 12th-23rd; Reprint of National Association of Manufacturers, "Cutting Down Immigration Has Ended the Day of Cheap Labor," sent by H. Hull, Comm. General of Immigration; correspondence from Florence Kelly, National Consumers League re_ the possible literary abuses of Labor in citing the League; Telegram from William P. Henry to Keating announcing the death of Eugene V. Debs; from J.T. Brownie, President Amalgamated Engineering Union re unification of the metal workers; from Benjamin Judkins to Keating re the same San Diego land scandal; from Keep re Labor's position on Congressman Lyle; from F.H. Knight, Asst. General President BRAC re the Texas open port law being declared unconstitutional.
Box 1 Folder 41 1926
Oct. 28th-30th; From David E. Lilienthal to Keating re the Child Labor Law; from Keating to J.E. Hewell re_ the Child Labor Amendment; from Keating to C.E. Baxter re Labor's endorsement policy for political candidates; from JAP Hayden to Keating re inquiring into the Canadian Hydro Power issue; from Hubert Herrins, Director, The Seminar on Relations with Mexico requesting Keating's presence at seminar; from Keating to Max Akridge re_ the situation in Mexico and why the Calles regime was supportive; from W.J. Adms, Editor and Manager, Railway Carmen's Journal re translation of Labor into French for the Quebec Province and the Hydro issue.
Box 1 Folder 42 1926
Nov. 1st-9th; Newspaper clippings sent to Keating re_ the role of the church as progressive or reactionary; flyer on the motion picture "The Passaic Textile Strike - The First Motion Picture ever to be Made About Workers on Strike;" correspondence between P.H Callahan and Thomas Lawler, also with Dan Bride re William Jennings Bryan and prohibition; between Dowling and Keating re AFL Insurance Co.; from H.P. Fagan to Keating re the election changes of Smith Brookhart in the Iowa primaries; report from J.M. Clarke re the convention of papermakers in NY; form letter signed by William M. Schultz Jr., Gen. Manager of the Union Mutual Casualty Co., to "All Railroad Men" re new non-cancellable income policy.
Box 1 Folder 43 1926
Nov. 10th-13th; Correspondence from John E. Hill, Southern Colorado Bank to Keating re William Sweet's senatorial race loss, attributing the loss to the farm vote; telegram from Keating to Durham County Press re overproduction in the coal mines; from Keating to Hubert Blankenhorn re the election results and how labor stood up; from J.W. Bryan, one time "Bull Moose" Congressman from Washington to Keating re his "ABC" movement pamphlet; from A.A. Graham to Green re how undemocratic the AFL is.
Box 1 Folder 44 1926
Nov. 16th-20th; Correspondence from W.R. Jackson to Keating re municipal light plants; from Norman Hapgood, Chairman Wheeler Defense Committee, to Keating enclosing last resolution adopted by that body; handwritten correspondence from JAP Hayden to Keating re change of policy on the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario; from Keating to Albert Coyle, Editor, BLE Journal re Pennsylvania wage increase for shopmen; clippings sent to Keating by P.H. Callahan re_ prohibition and "The Social Question in Mexico."
Box 1 Folder 45 1926
Nov. 22nd-30th; Correspondence from Luther D. Armstrong of "The New Store" to Keating re labor's policy of US intervention into the Philippines; from P.H. Callahan to Joseph Torello and David Walsh re Catholics in politics; from Marguerite Owners to Keating re Nevada's election of a Republican governor; from Jesse T. Kennedy to Keating re the Migratory Workers Union; release by the BLF&E "Sweeping Victory for Candidates Endorsed by Labor in Carbon County, Pa."; from Keep to Keating re Mussolini; newspaper clipping sent by Clinton Johnson to Keating re land frauds; press release by William A. Wolff re_ the trial of Edward L. Doheny and Albert E. Fall; from Keating to William Atkinson, Ass. Pres, Boilermakers, re the voting record of Atlee Pomerene, former Ohio Senator; article from Henry Flury on "The Dew of Death" - poison gas; from Keep to Keating ,con't) re_ the Farm Bureau Federation and progressives, includes clipping on Nagel Committee.
Box 2 Folder 1 1926
Dec. 1st-8th; Correspondence from Keating to T.W. Donnelly, Arizona State Senate, re the labor position of Governor Hunt; from Mrs. Walter Gum, Pres. L. 531 BLF&E to Keating re article on new women's auxiliary from Arkansas; from JAP Hayden to Keating re the Canadian railroad conductor strike; from Mercer Green to Keating re company unionism; from Jesse T. Kennedy to Keating migratory workers; from Vaughn Backman to Keating re pamphlets on court amendment to abolish war published by the Women's Peace Union; pamphlet from the Second Conference on the Cause and Cure of War; from J.B. Carwell to Keating re_ the religious situation in Mexico; from Keating to E.H. Fitzgerald, Grand President, Brotherhood. of Railway Clerks re_ recent Supreme Court decision involving ICC; circular entitled, "Synopsis of Sugar Situation and the Development of Long Island to Sugar Beet Culture," by Kurt Grunwald, and correspondence re_ the potential of sugar beets on a railroad crop; Program for the 20th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Labor Legislation.
Box 2 Folder 2 1926
Dec. 12th-18th; Correspondence from JAP Hayden to Keating re the strike of the BRC on the Canadian Pacific Railroad; from Blank to Keating re_ French censorship of American press; obituary of Albert Eugene King, Gen. Secretary Treasurer of the BRT; article sent by Keep to Keating entitled, "Italy Puts Yoke on Capital and Labor" also correspondence on Italy Leaders Maletesta and Mussolini; from Hayden to Keating re_ the CNR Railroad of the Carmen and wages of Canadian Railroad workers; from Carl Berg, Swamp field Farm to Keating re tax refund Mellon-Coolidge proposal.
Box 2 Folder 3 1926
Dec. 19th-31st; Correspondence from Florence Kelley, Gen. Sec. , National Consumers League re children's compensation for industrial injuries; article by JAP Hayden to Keating re_ the Canadian-American railroad freight differential.
Box 2 Folder 4 1926
Correspondence from Jesse Kennedy to Keating re migratory workers with enclosed article entitled "The Migratory Workers" by George W. Campbell; statement by Brookhart, apparently before a Conference of the Corn and Cotton Belt, also contains the remarks of Abe D. Waldaves; mss. entitled "Wild Scenes as France Revises Its Constitution to Save France"; article, "British Labor's Daily Gets New Editor and Goes Out to Fight"; other mss. entitled, "British Labor Down and Going Lower," "Big China Giant Gives Another Shake," "Bromley and Hicks Sailing for USA, Will Tell British Railwaymen Stand," "Labor Party Talks and Waits, There's Nothing Else To Do," European Metalworkers-Found Much to Praise and Some to Blame in USA," "British Union Still Reducing Benefit," "Why Mussolini Continues to Be Most Hated Ruler," "Putting the Last Screws On the Miners"; article, "Wage Increase to Canadian Rail Workers Justified," also, "Canada's Deputy Minister of Labor"; copy of statement made by Albert Coyle, Editor of BLE Journal in reply to "attack" by John Lewis at AFL Detroit convention.
Box 2 Folder 5 1927
Jan. 3rd-10th; Correspondence from Norman Thomas, Executive Director, League for Industrial Democracy, re_ organization of the Pullman Porters; from Keating to Martin F. Ryan, Gen. President, BRC, re the credentials of JAP Hayden; from D.B. Robertson, President, BLF&E re Brandeis' attempt to set up railroad library at University of Louisville.
Box 2 Folder 6 1927
Jan. 11th-25th; Correspondence from Wallace M. Short to Keating re the Missouri River project, also, newspaper clippings; from Robertson re negotiations of the BLF&E; pamphlet, National Bureau of Information and Education re distribution of wealth; from Robertson re troubles on the Canadian National Railway.
Box 2 Folder 7 1927
Jan. 26th-31st; Correspondence from W.S. Warfield, President of Order of Sleeping Car Conductors re_ scalping of railroad tickets by employees; from A. Philip Randolph, General Organizer, Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters re history of the organization and organizational activities; from B.J. Whitley to Keating re Mexican immigration and effect on labor movement.
Box 2 Folder 8 1927
Feb. 1st-10th; Correspondence from Keating to C.J. Ross re legionnaires bonus film-flam where certificate holders were not allowed to exchange for cash; from D.B. Robertson to Keating re wage negotiations; from Robertson re agreement (wages) reached by the BLF&E and railroads; from Keating to James Stedman, BLF&E, re Coolidge as President.
Box 2 Folder 9 1927
Feb. 11th-19th; Correspondence and clipping from J.K. Whitfield re Mussel Shoals Nitrate Plant and the farm fertilizer issue; from Ethel Smith, Leg. Secretary, National Women's Trade Union League of America to Keating (con't) re Georgia's child labor law.
Box 2 Folder 10 1927
Feb. 21st-28th; Correspondence from C.A. Ritter to Bill Neville re overproduction of farm produce.
Box 2 Folder 11 1927
March 1st-10th; Correspondence from A. Philip Randolph requesting Labor's assistance in the strike; from H.D. Ulrich, Gen. Chairman, Railway and Steamship Clerks re wage award pertaining to said union on the Boston and Maine Line; from A.C. Murphy, Chmn. Local Committee Order of Railway Conductors to Editor of National Tribune re wages on the railroads; from H.D. Ulrich re the job classification arbitration hearing on the Boston and Maine; copy of the Commonweal, published by J.W. Graham, Peace for the Commonwealth Land Party.
Box 2 Folder 12 1927
March 11th-19th; Correspondence and clippings from F.E. Shaffer to Keating re_ the Farm Relief Bill; from Clarence E. Smith re_ insurance claim against railroads; correspondence and circular from W.H. Strong, Jr., to Keating re company towns and company housing.
Box 2 Folder 13 1927
March 21st-30th; Correspondence from Keating to P.J. Tucker, World Bureau, re U.S. intervention into world affairs; between Wayne Wheeler, Anti-Saloon League of America and Keating re_ the phrasing of the prohibition amendment; from James Stedman, 1st VP, Cooperative Legislative Council to Keating re_ convict labor contracts; correspondence addressed to Board of Directors of League of Women Voters by Keating re_ Keating's challenge as a candidate for membership on the Advisory Council of the Citizens Federation.
Box 2 Folder 14 1927
April 1st-19th; Copy of speech delivered by President Daniel Willard before a Labor dinner re the organized labor movement; Report on same dinner by George Leonard; correspondence from Keating to Editor, Colorado Springs Gazette, re speech covered by paper, given by James E. Gorman, President, Rock Island Railroad with reference to railroad wages; resolution passed at meeting of all shop crafts of the CNR in condemnation of CNR wage policy; memo from Keating to Mr. Wills re the enactment of the Locomotive Inspection Law.
Box 2 Folder 15 1927
April 20th-29th; Copy of article entitled, "Hints to the Climax of Standardization of Labor Values to Cut the Cordiein Knot," by R.O. Richards (Leader of the constructive progressive movement); article, "On Guard for the Workers in Washington;" Correspondence from Keating to Arthur E. Suffern, Federal Council of Churches of Christ re wage movement among railroad workers; rough draft (unsigned) of article entitled, "Boards of Adjustment in the Railway Labor Act;"
Box 2 Folder 16 1927
May 2nd-19th; Correspondence from Keating to D. Rondberg re limiting the term of presidency to two; a "Resolution on Sacco and Vanzetti," signed by Coopers Local of St. Paul; from Lydia Wentworth, author of War Myth in US History, to Keating re need of labor support to end war; resolution for Sacco-Vanzetti by the BRAC signed by Harley Swain, President.
Box 2 Folder 17 1927
May 20th-31st; Program of "Suggestions Concerning Informal, Unofficial Conference to Consider the Highest Welfare of the l8th Amendment"; memo to Mr. Wills apparently re a speech given in memoriam to workers who lost their lives; from Edward M. Winston to Keating re the Mexican government confiscation of American citizens assets; from James W. Zachary to Abraham Cohan with reference to attempts to gain support for communism.
Box 2 Folder 18 1927
June 1st-10th; Correspondence between Keating and G.R. Stahl, Executive Secretary, National Bureau of Economic Research re an enclosed news bulletin of the HBER which makes reference to an increase in American workers wages.
Box 2 Folder 19 1927
June 11th-26th; Clipping from the St. Louis Post Dispatch, "How One Man Single Handed Fought The Greatest Lawsuit in History," re the ICC and the railroads; correspondence from C.E. Sheppard, Pres. ORCA to Keating re private investing of the Soviets; from Keating to A. Phillip Randolph re memo attacking Randolph and its origins, also return letter from Randolph giving Randolph's response to accusation of communism, immorality, etc. from Roderick Weir, Editor, Lake County News re a possible presidential candidate to take the Midwestern vote away from Coolidge.
Box 2 Folder 20 1927
July 8th-16th; Legislative report covering the l+5th session of the Legislature of the State of Minnesota, submitted by W.W. Royster, Chairman; correspondence from Keating to Herman E. Wills listing those individuals who may be counted on to support labor; memo from D.B. Robertson to Keating re negotiations between the Conference Committee of Managers, Western Railways and representatives of the BLF&E begun on July 7, also list of participants.
Box 2 Folder 21 1927
July 18th-30th; Correspondence from Harry Slattery to Keating re National Boulder Dam protest, National Electric Light and other power companies; from D.B. Robertson, BLF&E to Keating re_ the negotiation between the Western Railroads and the BLF&E, also contains confidential position papers of the union; from W.W. Royster, Chmn. Minnesota Leg. Bd., BLE to Alex Kinneberg re_ the Federal Inheritance Tax Law.
Box 2 Folder 22 1927
Aug. 1st-12th; Correspondence from H.E. Wills to Chairmen of all BLE State Legislative Boards, re_ subscription to Labor, also correspondence to Keating re same; correspondence from Tom Terral, to Grand Lodge, BLF&E re BLF&E assistance to victims of the Mississippi River flood in Arkansas; from W.H. Sheasby to Keating re the effect of farm stabilization on inflation; telegram from D.B. Robertson to Keating informing him that dispute between Conference Committee of Managers Western Railways and BLF&E was reached; circular by D.B. Robertson issued to Gen. Chairman, Dist. 1, parties to the Western Railways re the arbitration selection in the matter between the Western Carriers and the BLF&E, misc. clippings re Labor's stand on Sacco-Vanzetti death sentences.
Box 2 Folder 23 1927
Aug. 15th-24th; Letter from Citizen's National Committee for Sacco-Vanzetti to Keating re_ same; correspondence from J.F. Cavanaugh to Keating enclosing clippings of one Rev. J.J. Hahn's remarks re Sacco-Vanzetti; between Keating and Myer Schoen re anti-Semitism in Labor's coverage of the Sacco-Vanzetti trial; from A. Philip Randolph, Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters re Pullman Co. arbitration with the Pullman porters.
Box 2 Folder 24 1927
Aug. 26th-30th; Correspondence from A. Philip Randolph to Keating re Pullman porters organizing strategy and Pullman's refusal to arbitrate, enclosed flyer, " Pullman Porters Fight for Freedom;" from Jacob Yeager, Chmn. , Labor Div. Judge, James H. Gray Campaign Committee to E.J. Manion, Pres. ORT, re_ the breaking of the Mellon "gangs" judicial slate.
Box 2 Folder 25 1927
Sept. 1st-23rd; Correspondence from Jacob Yeager to Keating re the Mellon slate for judges of the Court of Common Pleas; from Yeager to Keating enclosing clippings on results of primary election which smashed the Mellon judiciary slate.
Box 2 Folder 26 1927
Sept. 24th-29th; Correspondence from D.B. Robertson to Keating re the selection of arbitrators in Western Railroad Wage negotiations of BLF&E; from David Wallerstein to Keating re recent court case in southwest which holds that railroads cannot have company unions.
Box 2 Folder 27 1927
Oct. 1st-11th; Clippings re $100,000 bribe offered to then County Controller Charles C. McGovern not to be an independent candidate for county commissioner; press release from the Russell Sage Foundation re_ study by Ben M. Selekman entitled, "Postponing Strikes."
Box 2 Folder 28 1927
Oct. 12th-27th; Correspondence from H.E. Rosher, Secretary-Treasurer, Railroad Yardmasters of America, enclosing material about Yardmasters fight for the 8 hr. day; from Keating to Harry Slattery, National Boulder Dam Assn., re the Boulder Dam.
Box 2 Folder 29 1927
Nov. 1st-9th; Telegram from W. Wilson to Keating re_ the death of Arthur (Golden Rule) Nash, also includes clipping from the Cincinnati Post; correspondence from George Wylie, Chmn., Nebraska State Leg. Bd., BLF&E to Keating re Senator Norris as presidential candidate; pamphlet, "Giant Power Proposals in Pennsylvania, a Review," printed by Penn. State Chamber of Commerce.
Box 2 Folder 30 1927
Nov. 10th-17th; Brief for Employees Before the Federal Arbitration Board, Wages of Firemen and Hostlers Western Railroads, prepared by Donald R. Richberg; clipping from the Philadelphia Record on Mayor-elect J. Henry Stump, Reading, Pa., Socialist Mayor; from D.B. Robertson re the Western Maryland Railway strike, includes memo to Keating by Gil Hyatt re_ same.
Box 2 Folder 31 1927
Nov. 18th-30th; Press Release entitled "Industrial Democracy: A New Institution Amongst Mankind," by George Shibley, Director of the Research Institute of Work.
Box 2 Folder 32 1927
Dec. 1st-14th; Correspondence from H.A. Shultz re_ the corruption of Pennsylvania's courts; from P. Ziegler, Railway Clerks, re the labor situation in Cincinnati; press release re result of Supreme Court decision rendering stock dividends non-taxable; from D.B. Robertson to Keating includes a number of communications which describe the situation effecting Western arbitration of BLF&E.
Box 2 Folder 33 1927
Dec. 15th-21st; Correspondence from Keating to M. Rutter re the origins of IWW in Colorado mines; from Keating to C.E. Sheppard, Pres., ORC, re Labor's activities for the coal miners; from A. Philip Randolph to Keating re_ Negro labor conference.
Box 2 Folder 34 1927
Dec. 22nd-31st; Copy of letter from R.A. Wentz, Secretary ACE Div. of Northern Ohio and Laurence E. Davis, Manager Assn. of Electragists re the power trust of the electric power utilities; telegram from D.B. Robertson to Keating re attempt to impeach award rendered in the firemen western wage arbitration; from T.W. Wilson, Pres. , NC State Fed. of Labor to Keating re organizing the tobacco workers.
Box 2 Folder 35 1927
Handwritten memo from D.B. Robertson to Keating re BLF&E; list of Chief Executives of the Standard Railroad Labor Organizations.
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