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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the C. F. Goodridge Papers, 1904-1929



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Goodridge, C. F.
Title: Goodridge, C. F. Papers
Dates: 1904-1929
Abstract: The C. F. Goodridge Papers include correspondence, literary productions, imprints, legal papers, and a photograph pertaining to legislative problems of railway unions in Texas.
Accession No.: 1941
Extent: 4 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

C. F. Goodridge served as the representative for the Four Railroad Brotherhoods, which, along with the State Federation of Labor, organized the Joint Legislative Board in 1903. He sat on the board for the sessions of the 30th through the 37th Legislatures (1907-1921), and was the chairman of the Texas Nonpartisan Political Conference, which convened in Dallas, April 25, 1922. Representing the Order of Railway Conductors, Goodridge attended the Joint Farm-Labor Legislative Conference, a part of the 38th Texas Legislature, 1923.

Sources: Texas Bureau of Labor Statistics. Fifth Biennial Report, 1917-1918. [Austin: TBLS], 1918.

Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. The Railroad trainman, Volume 39. S. I.: The Brotherhood, 1922.

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Scope and Contents

The C. F. Goodridge Papers, 1904-1929, include correspondence, literary productions, imprints, legal papers, and a photograph pertaining to legislative problems of railway unions in Texas. The papers also relate to the Democratic National Platform, 1928, and to the control of railroads during World War I. Furthermore, the materials document the controversy surrounding Governor James Ferguson and his opinions about certain faculty members at the University of Texas, 1917, as well as the unionization of Texas.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions

Unrestricted use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Goodridge, C. F.--Archives.
Subjects (Organizations)
Texas Joint Railway Labor Legislative Board
Order of Railway Conductors of America--Texas
Democratic Party (Tex.)
Texas. Legislature
Subjects
Railroads--Employees--Labor unions--Texas
Labor unions--Organizing--Texas
Places
Texas

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

C. F. Goodridge Papers, 1904-1929, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2D216 Correspondence, 1904-1928 and undated
Fragments
Printed material, 1909-1929 and undated
Clippings
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3T84 Photograph
Fort Worth and Denver South Plains Railway Depot, Plainview

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