Dan A. Ballard Collection of Railroad Memorabilia & Wage Information
Collection Number: 5943
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University LibraryThis collection was processed with the help of generous funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).
Dan A. Ballard Collection of Railroad Memorabilia & Wage Information, 1933-1987
Ballard, Dan A.
0.3 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Memorabilia, records (documents).
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Collection of railroad memorabilia collected by Dan Ballard and Dan Alber Ballard, Jr. from their time working on the Illinois Central Railroad, Louisiana Division
Collection material in English
Dan Ballard, Sr. and his son, Dan Allbert Ballard, Jr., were both employees on the Illinois Central Railroad. Dan Ballard, Sr. was born on September 11, 1899 in Louisiana. He married Lillie Minor in 1923 and had four children. Their oldest, Dan Albert ballard, Jr., was born on June 7, 1924 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dan Ballard, Sr. was employed as a cinder pit man, helper, and staionary engineer in the New Orleans Passenger Terminal. Dan Albert Ballard, Jr. was employed as a coach cleaner at the New Orleans Passenger Terminal. Both were active union members in their respective crafts: Ballard, Sr. in the International Brotherhood of Firemen and Oilers; Ballard, Jr. in the Brotherhood Railway Carmen of America. Dan Albert Ballard, Jr.'s grandon, Edward Kennedy, donated these materials to the Kheel Center. Mr. Kennedy is an alumnus of Cornell's ILR School.
Inclusive date range: 1933-1987
Bulk dates: 1942-1955
This collection consists of the memoribilia collected by Dan Ballard, Sr. and his son, Dan Albert Ballard, Jr. over the course of their careers as employees of the Illinois Central Railroad, Louisiana Division and as union members. Dan Ballard, Sr. belonged to the International Brotherhood of Firemen and Oilers, and was one of the members who was named of their certificate of affiliation with the AFL-CIO, which is found in this collection. Dan Albert Ballard, Jr. was a member of the Brotherhood Railway Carmen of America, and his union dues reciepts are found in this collection. Also found in this collection are pay stubs, certificate of service months and wages from the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board, and Dan Ballard Sr.'s Designation or Change of Beneficiary form for the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board. In addition to these personal records, this collection also contains membership and union dues cards from the International Brotherhood of Firemen and Oilers from other union members, a collection of seniority lists from the New Orleans Passenger Terminal from 1970, and time tables for other railroads. Of particular note is the employee's train pass issued to Dan Albert Ballard, Jr, identifying him as an African-American employee and limiting the train cars in which he was permitted to travel.
Ballard, Dan Albert, 1924-
Ballard, Dan, 1899-1990
Illinois Central Railroad.
Louisville and Nashville Railroad.
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.
Brotherhood Railway Carmen of America.
International Brotherhood of Firemen and Oilers.
United States. Railroad Retirement Board.
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Dan A. Ballard Collection of Railroad Memorabilia & Wage Information #5943. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.
|Box 1||Folder 1||1962|
|Box 1||Folder 2||1962|
Between Detroit, Toledo, Dayton, Cincinnati. Connections via L&N RR between Cincinnati and New Orleans
|Box 1||Folder 3||1950-1951|
"For Dan Ballard, Jr. (Col.), good only in coaches, between stations on Louisiana Division"
|Box 1||Folder 4||1942-1954|
|Box 1||Folder 5||1946-1954|
|Box 1||Folder 6||1949|
|Box 1||Folder 7||1942-1955|
|Box 1||Folder 8||1951-1954|
|Box 1||Folder 9||1973|
|Box 1||Folder 10||1938|
|Box 1||Folder 11||1955-1978|
|Box 1||Folder 12||1933|
Local Union No. 942, New Orleans, Louisiana
|Box 1||Folder 13||1954-1970|
|Box 1||Folder 14|
|Box 1||Folder 15||1983-1987|
Brotherhood Railway Carmen of the United States and Canada, Twenty-Seventh Convention, Kansas City, MO, August 1983 - Ashtray; BRAC 28th Regular Convention, Hollywood, FL, July 27-31, 1987 - Money Clip.