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Descriptive Summary

Scope and Contents

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I. 1919-1921

Series II. 1921-1922

Series III. 1922-1923

Series IV. 1926-1927

University of Texas Arlington

Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, Cherry Blossom Lodge No. 671 Records (1909-1928):

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Cherry Blossom Lodge No. 671 (Dallas, Tex.).
Title: Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, Cherry Blossom Lodge No. 671 Records
Inclusive Dates: 1909-1928
Bulk Dates: 1920-1928
Abstract: These records consist primarily of the incoming correspondence and circulars sent to the officers and brothers of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, Cherry Blossom Lodge No. 671, for 1920-1923 and 1926-1927. Also included are minutes, receipts, and printed material (1909-1927) as well as proceedings of conventions for the Legislative Assembly, Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen (1921-1922, 1927), the Western Association of General Committees of Order of Railway Conductors and B.R.T. (1927), and the Fourteenth Biennial Legislative Assembly of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen of Texas (1926).
Identification: AR240
Extent: 4 boxes (1.67 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library

Scope and Contents

The records consist primarily of correspondence and incoming circulars for 1920-1923 and 1926-1928. Most of the correspondence is from the B.R.T. Grand Lodge and other local lodges. Also present are correspondence, minutes, receipts, and printed material (1909-1927) as well as proceedings of conventions for the Legislative Assembly, Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen (1921-1922, 1927), the Western Association of General Committees of Order of Railway Conductors and B.R.T. (1927) and the Fourteenth Biennial Legislative Assembly of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen of Texas (1926). The records also include correspondence, minutes, and printed material of the Legislative Board of Texas of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen (1920-1927) and material from the Kessler Plan Association of Dallas, Texas.

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Organization

The papers are organized into four series, each of which represents a chronological time period. Material within each series is arranged alphabetically by correspondent's name or by the subject of the document. The contents of each file unit are in reverse chronological order.
Series I. 1919-1921.
Series II. 1921-1922.
Series III. 1922-1923.
Series IV. 1926-1927.

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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 Railroad Trainmen.--Cherry Blossom Lodge No. 671 (Dallas, Tex.)--Records and correspondence.
Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen--Records and correspondence.
Alternate Titles
Texas Labor Archives

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Related Material

Unprocessed mss. 88-10: Records, 1923-1952

OH87: Oral History Interview with Billy Cowan, 1987

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Separated Material

AR140: Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, Cherry Blossom Lodge No. 671 Records, 1903-1951

AR410: Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, Cherry Blossom Lodge No. 671 Financial Records, 1923-1952

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Administrative Information

Citation

Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, Cherry Blossom Lodge No. 671 Records, AR240, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library.

Acquisition

Gift, 1977 and 1979.

Accessioned as numbers 77-62 and 79-8.

Processing Information

This collection was received in four letter books which were discarded because of their poor condition. The materials were placed in acid-free folders in their original filing order and were then arranged in chronological order. With a few exceptions, the records are in good physical condition. Some letters are damaged due to age and vermin.

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Container List

 

Series I. 1919-1921

Box Folder
1 1 A, March 1920-May 1921
Correspondence, special circular.
2 B, February 1919-May 1921
Correspondence, receipt.
3 C, March 1920-May 1921
Correspondence, receipts, circulars.
4 D, March 1920-May 1921
Correspondence, receipts.
5 E, October 1920
Correspondence.
6 F, March 1920-April 1921
Correspondence, receipts.
7 G, March 1920-May 1921
Correspondence, circulars, minutes of General Committee meetings, report of Sub-Committee on Trainmen Agreement, statement.
8 H, February 1920-May 1921
Correspondence, minutes of General Committee and Joint General Committee meetings, monthly reports.
9 I-J, February 1920-April 1921
Correspondence, circular.
10 K, March 1920-February 1921
Correspondence, receipt.
11 L, March 1920-May 1921
Correspondence, proceedings of the Legislative Assembly, copy of House Bill No. 6, minutes of Legislative Board of Texas, pamphlets, United States Railroad Labor Board decision and order.
12 M, December 1919-May 1921
Correspondence, receipts, minutes.
13 N-O, March 1920-August 1920
Correspondence.
14 P-Q, May 1920-June 1920
Correspondence.
15 R, April 1920-June 1920
Correspondence.
16 S, March 1920-May 1921
Correspondence, receipts, minutes of General Committee meetings.
17 T, March 1920-April 1921
Correspondence, minutes of General Grievance Committee meetings.
18 U-V, April 1920-December 1920
Correspondence.
19 W, February 1920-March 1921
Correspondence, receipts.
20 Y-Z, April 1920
Correspondence, circulars.

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Series II. 1921-1922

Box Folder
2 1 A, June 1921-July 1922
Correspondence, proposed plan for Amalgamation of the Sixteen Standard Railroad Unions, circular.
2 B, January 1921-June 1922
Correspondence, receipts, circulars.
3 C, April 1921-June 1922
Correspondence, receipts, statements, political brochure (Senator Charles Culberson).
4 D, August 1921-April 1922
Correspondence, receipts.
5 E, May 1921-May 1922
Correspondence, minutes of meeting of Evergreen Lodge no. 81, Fort Worth, diary of B.R.T. Convention.
6 F, July 1921-June 1922
Correspondence, receipts.
7 G, April 1921-May 1922
Correspondence, receipts, circulars, General Committee minutes.
8 H, May 1921-May 1922
Correspondence, receipts, minutes of meeting of General Chairmen, circular, report.
9 I-J, January 1921-March 1922
Correspondence.
10 L, June 1921-June 1922
Correspondence, circulars, minutes of Joint Convention, proceedings of Legislative Assembly.
11 M, May 1921-December 1921
Correspondence, circulars, strike breakers list, General Grievance Committee minutes.
12 M, January 1922-June 1922
Correspondence, General Grievance Committee minutes, reports, list of strike breakers, circulars.
13 N-O, March 1921
Correspondence.
14 P-Q, June 1921-December 1921
Correspondence.
15 R, June 1921-June 1922
Correspondence, receipt.
16 S-T, June 1921-December 1921
Correspondence, strike breakers list, receipts, minutes of General Grievance Committee, circulars, resolution.
17 S-T, January 1922-July 1922
Correspondence, Texas and Pacific Railway Employees Hospital Association minutes, reports, receipts.
18 U-V, March 1922
Correspondence.
19 W, June 1921-April 1922
Correspondence.
20 Y-Z, December 1921
Correspondence.

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Series III. 1922-1923

Box Folder
3 1 A, November 1922-March 1923
Correspondence, resolution.
2 B, July 1922-March 1923
Correspondence.
3 C, August 1922-April 1923
Correspondence, receipts, circulars.
4 D, July 1922-November 1922
Correspondence.
5 E, December 1922
Correspondence.
6 F, July 1922-March 1923
Correspondence.
7 G, July 1922-March 1923
Correspondence, report, circulars, resolution.
8 H, July 1922-February 1923
Correspondence, General Grievance Committee minutes, circulars, agreement.
9 I-J, July 1922-March 1923
Correspondence.
10 K, July 1922-January 1923
Correspondence, receipt.
11 L, June 1922-March 1923
Correspondence, circulars, minutes of the Legislative Board, The Labor Herald reprint.
12 M, July 1922-December 1922
Correspondence, circulars, General Grievance Committee minutes.
13 M, January 1923-March 1923
Correspondence, General Grievance Committee minutes.
14 N-O, October, 1922-January 1923
Correspondence.
15 P-Q, November, 1922-March 1923
Correspondence.
16 R, July 1922-March 1923
Correspondence, receipts.
17 S, July 1922-March 1923
Correspondence, receipts, circulars.
18 T, July 1922-December 1922
Correspondence, circulars.
19 T, January 1923-April 1923
Correspondence, minutes of General Grievance Committees, minutes of Joint General Committee of Adjustment, receipt.
20 U-V, June 1922
Correspondence.
21 W, July 1922-October 1922
Correspondence, circular.
22 Y-Z, September 1922-February 1923
Correspondence.

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Series IV. 1926-1927

Box Folder
4 1 A, April 1926-November 1927
Correspondence, circulars, proceedings of the Western Association of General Committees Order of Railway Conductors and Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.
2 B, March 1909, April 1926-September 1927
Correspondence.
3 C, April 1926-November 1927
Correspondence, receipts.
4 D, April 1926-November 1927
Correspondence, receipt.
5 E, March, 1926-October 1927
Correspondence.
6 F, April 1926-September 1927
Correspondence, reports, decision.
7 G-J, May 1926-November 1927
Correspondence, receipts, General Committee minutes.
8 K-L, April 1926-October 1927
Correspondence, report, minutes of Texas State Organization of B.R.T., newspaper clipping, brochure, circulars, proceedings of the Fourteenth Biennial Legislative Assembly, receipts, including Kessler Plan Assn.
9 M, April 1926-November 1927
Correspondence, receipt, circulars, reports.
10 N-O, April 1926-November 1927
Correspondence.
11 P-Q, December 1925-April 1927
Correspondence.
12 R, April 1926-October 1927
Correspondence, receipts.
13 S, March 1926-October 1927
Correspondence, minutes of meetings of the General Board of Employee's Representatives, and the General Committee, circulars.
14 T-V, April 1926-October 1927
Correspondence, minutes of Employees Hospital Association meetings, reports, receipt.
15 W, August 1926-July 1927
Correspondence, proceedings, circular.
16 Miscellaneous 1920, 1928 (donated 10-14-92)
Correspondence, notice, form from Widows Pension Department.

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