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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

University of Texas Arlington

Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen, Texas Legislative Board, Records:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen (U.S.). Texas Legislative Board.
Title: Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen, Texas Legislative Board, Records
Inclusive Dates: 1891-1976
Bulk Dates: 1904-1966
Identification: AR38
Extent: 7 boxes (2.83 linear feet)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library

Historical Note

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen was organized in 1900. It changed its name in 1908 to the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen. In 1969, the group merged with the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, the Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen, and the Switchmen’s Union of North America to form the United Transportation Union. The Legislative Board urged support of candidates who were favorable to labor issues and also presented legislation of interest to labor to candidates and members of the Legislature.

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Scope and Contents

Minutes of conventions, 1904-1952; correspondence, 1924-1964; reports, 1941-1958; newsletters and printed material, 1924-1964. Includes: printed material of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen, 1922- 1966; reports of the Joint Railway Legislative Board of Texas and its successor, the Texas Joint Railway Labor Legislative Board, 1915-1959; reports of the Joint Labor Legislative Board of Texas, 1903-1927; report of the Joint Farm-Labor Legislative Conference of Texas, 1923; and negotiating manuals of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, 1953. Also includes correspondence from M. M. McKnight and information on itinerant (gypsy) truckers, W. Lee O’Daniel, old age assistance (social security), and rail and highway traffic (1925-1932).

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Organization

The records are arranged by organization. The last record group contains miscellaneous material pertaining to railroading.

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Restrictions

Access

Open for research.

Literary Rights Statement

Permission to publish, reproduce, distribute, or use by any and all other current or future developed methods or procedures must be obtained in writing from Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library. All rights are reserved and retained regardless of current or future development or laws that may apply to fair use standards.

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Index Terms

These materials are indexed under the following headings in the catalog of The University of Texas at Arlington Library. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Organizations
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen. Texas Legislative Board--Records and correspondence.
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen (U.S.). Texas Legislative Board--Records and correspondence.
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen--Records and correspondence.
Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.
Subjects
Labor unions--Political activity--Law and legislation--Texas.
Labor unions--Texas--Sources.
Places
Texas--Politics and government--1865-1950.
Texas--Politics and government--1951- .
Alternate Titles
Texas Labor Archives

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Related Material

Labor Journal, Austin, Texas, 1929-1933 mf.

Southwestern Railway Journal, Fort Worth, 1907-1925 mf.

Locomotive Engineers Journal, Cleveland, 1867-1902 mf.

Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen Magazine, Cleveland, 1925; 1942-1944; 1949-1963.

AR110, Series 19: Texas State Federation of Labor Records, Correspondence with Texas Labor Associations (folders 14 and 15).

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Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift of Blondie Jergens, late 1960's.

Citation

Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen, Texas Legislative Board, Records, AR38, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library.

Processing Information

Duplicate copies were added in February, 1979 (38-6-4).

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Container List

 

Box Folder
1 1 History of labor union legislative boards in Texas, 1957
2 Printed Minutes, Biennial Conventions, 1904-1952
(3rd - 27th conventions)
3 Report of the Chairman, July 5, 1941 - June 30, 1947
4 Report of the Chairman, April 1, 1948 - June 7, 1958
5 Correspondence, General, and Miscellaneous Records, 1941-1964
6 News Bulletin, 1957-1958; 1961-1964
7 Political Material: bulletins, correspondence, pamphlets, 1936-1939
Box Folder
2 1 Political Material: correspondence, Misc. records, Feb. - May, 1940
2 Political Material: correspondence, Misc. records, July - Oct., 1940
3 Political Material: correspondence, clippings, March, 1941 - July 18, 1942
4 Political Material: correspondence, clippings, July 21, 1942 - Oct., 1942
5 U. S. Senatorial Elections: correspondence, voting records, speeches clippings, 1941-1942
6 Political Material: correspondence, clippings, April, 1944 - Aug. 20, 1944
7 Political Material: correspondence, clippings, resolutions, Aug. 21, 1944 - Sept. 8, 1944
Box Folder
3 1 Political Material: correspondence, clippings, Sept. 9, 1944 - June 30, 1947
2 Political Material: correspondence, clippings, Jan. - June 1948
3 Political Material: correspondence, clippings, July, 1948-1949
4 Political Material: correspondence, clippings, Misc. records, 1950 - April, 1952
5 Political Material: correspondence, clippings, Misc. records, May - Aug., 1952
6 Congressional Elections: correspondence, clippings, Misc. records, 1954-1956
7 Political Calendar: correspondence, clippings (calendars themselves removed to Box 7 because of size), 1942-1953
8 Election Laws, Texas: correspondence, clippings, Misc. rec., 1924-1948
Box Folder
4 1 Emancipator (monthly magazine): Correspondence, scattered copies of magazine, 1950-1953
2 Farmers' Union: correspondence, newspaper, May - July 8, 1944
3 Farmers' Union: correspondence, newspaper, July 11, 1944-1945
4 Fight for Free Enterprise: correspondence, clippings, pamphlet, 1945
5 Freedom: articles, clippings, booklets, 1942-1945
6 Holbrook, J. T., St. Sen.: correspondence concerning, 1934
7 Itinerant Truckers (or Gypsy Peddlers): newsletters, Misc. records, 1941-1942
8 O'Daniel, W. Lee: correspondence, clippings, Misc. rec., 1941-1948
9 Old Age Assistance: correspondence, newsletters, pamphlets, articles, Misc. records, 1933-1939
10 Old Age Assistance: correspondence, reports, clippings, legislation, 1941-1947
Box Folder
5 1 Rail and Highway Traffic: correspondence, misc. records, 1925-1930
2 Rail and Highway Traffic: correspondence, reports, clippins, 1931
3 Rail and Highway Traffic: court cases, misc. records, Jan. - Sept., 1932.
4 Rail and Highway Traffic: clippings, court cases, Oct., 1932-1952.
5 Rail - Highway Grade Crossing Accidents: reports, 1946-1949.
6 War Civilian Security Program: correspondence, misc. records, 1943.
6 Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen
7 News Releases and Misc. Records, 1962-1966
8 Souvenir Programs, 1922, 1923, 1925
(2 copies)
9 Program, 1928
10 Program, 1929
Box Folder
6 1 Biennial Reports, 1933-1959
(for Reports, 1915-1931, see (38-6-3)
2 Correspondence, Reports, Voting Records, 1937-1942; 1944-1964
3 Report - 1925, Notes for Labor Plank for State Democratic Platform, Galveston, 1934.
4 Reports, 1903 - 1931.
This volume contains Reports of the Joint Labor Legislative Board of Texas, 1903 -1913, Biennial Reports of The Joint Railway Legislative Board of Texas, 1915-1931 and the Eleventh Biennial Report of the Joint Farm Labor Legislative Conference of Texas, 1923.
4a Reports of the Joint Railway Legislative Board of Texas 1929 - 1949, 1955, 1957.
4b Reports, 1905 - 1919.
This volume includes the Reports of the Joint Labor Legislative Board of Texas and the Eleventh Biennial Report of the Joint Farm Labor Legislative Conference of Texas, 1923.
5 Agreements, Texas and Pacific Railway Co., 1891; 1893; 1915;
Cleburne Santa Fe Employees' Credit Union, 1968
6 Newsreel (newsletter of Missouri Pacific Lines -1950-1953)
7 Newsreel, 1954-1956
8 Sinclair, Angus, Locomotive Engine Running and Management (1902)
9 Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, Negotiating Manual (1953)
10 Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, An Outline of the Procedural Requirements in Handling Disputes Under the Railway Labor Act, Including Disciplinary Matters
Box Folder
OS76 1 UTU Texas Line, July, 1976 -
2 Texas and Pacific Railway Co.: Telegrams and Train Orders, 1894
3 Miscellaneous including display material (documents are under folder)

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