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Brotherhood of Maintenance of Right of Way Employees, Local 2754 Records:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Brotherhood of Maintenance of Right of Way Employees. Local 2754. (Harlingen, Tex.)
Title: Brotherhood of Maintenance of Right of Way Employees, Local 2754 Records
Dates: 1948-1957
Abstract: Records document the activities of the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees, Local 2754, a labor union of railway employees in Harlingen, Texas and consist of a bound volume of minutes, correspondence, memoranda, and agreement, and a membership list.
Identification: AR16
Extent: 2 folders (0.2 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries

Historical Note

The Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees is a labor union of railway workers responsible for the construction and maintenance of railroad tracks, bridges and other railway structures. Local 2754 was the local affiliate of the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees and was located in Harlingen, Texas. In 1948, Local 2754 reconvened after several years of inactivity.


Scope and Contents

Records consist of a bound volume of minutes, correspondence, memoranda, an agreement, and a membership list. The correspondence, memoranda, and agreement pertain to rules, regulations, and legislation. The minutes record the proceedings of meetings held by Local 2754 between 1948 and 1957 and cover membership, communication with other labor unions, motion proposals and votes, grievances, closed shops, and other general labor issues.


Organization

Items are in 2 folders. Minutes are in a bound volume in chronological order.

Restrictions

Access

Open for research.


Index Terms

These materials are indexed under the following headings in the catalog of The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Organizations
Brotherhood of Maintenance of Right of Way Employees. Local 2754 (Harlingen, Tex.)--Records and correspondence.
Subjects
Railroad construction employees--Labor unions--Texas--Harlingen--History--Sources.
Places
Harlingen (Tex.)--History--Sources.
Alternate Titles
Texas Labor Archives

Administrative Information

Citation

Brotherhood of Maintenance of Right of Way Employees, Local 2754 Records, AR16, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.

Acquisition

Gift, 1971. Accessioned as number 71-22.


Administrative Information

Grant Support

The retrospective updating and conversion of this finding aid was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Special Collections "Documenting Democracy: Access to Historical Records" project, 2014-2015.


Note to the Researcher

This collection is also known as: Brotherhood of Maintenance of Right of Way Employees Lodge 2754 Records.


Container List

Box Folder
1 1 Memoranda, Membership List, and Agreement 1949-1956
2 Minute Book 1948-1957