Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, Chicago Division records, 1925-1969

 

Descriptive Inventory for the Collection at the Chicago History Museum, Research Center

By Lee C. Fosburgh, Apr 1994; rev. by Jennifer Asimakopoulos, July 2005

 

© Copyright 2005, Chicago Historical Society, 1601 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614

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Main entry: Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, Chicago Division

Title: Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, Chicago Division records, 1925-1969

Inclusive dates: 1925-1969

Size: 61 linear feet (137 boxes).

3 microfilm reels: neg.; 35 mm. Camera negative of most papers 1925-1938 in box 1-5

3 microfilm reels ; 35 mm. Reader use of most papers 1925-1938 in box 1-5

A&M accession numbers: 1967.0672, 1969.0026, 1972.0006, 1978.0038, 1980.0021

Restrictions: Researchers who wish to consult box 24-30 must sign the Chicago History Museum's "Request for Research Access to Confidential Case Records" form.

 

Part of the collection has been microfilmed.

 

This descriptive inventory contains

1. Brief history of BSCP,

2. Brief history of International Ladies Auxiliary, Chicago Division,

2. Brief biography of A. Philip Randolph,

3. Brief biography of Milton P. Webster,

4. Description of the collection,

5. BSCP materials microfilmed,

6. Description of some related material,

7. List of online catalog headings,

8. Provenance statement,

9. Restrictions,

10. Storage designation,

11. Container list of box/folder numbers and titles.

 

Brief history of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, Chicago Division

The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (BSCP) was the first large and successful trade union of African American workers in the United States. It began in New York City on Aug 25, 1925, by a small group of militant Pullman Porters and A. Philip Randolph, an editor and labor advocate. Milton P. Webster, a former porter, began organizing the Chicago Division of the BSCP in Nov of the same year. Over the next twelve years, the Chicago Division emerged as the heart of the international BSCP because of its militancy during the union's fight for recognition. Chicago, as a railroad hub of the nation and the home of nearly one-fourth of the Pullman porter work force, was a logical place to launch a campaign for improvement in the working condition of the porters. Chicago was also the headquarters of the Pullman Company, which had a notorious record of anti-union activity.

 

Among the objectives of the BSCP were the advancement of the social, moral, and material interests of its members; lawful efforts to raise members' standard of living; and the maintenance of harmonious relations with employers. Grievances that the BSCP sought to redress included low wages; long work hours; lack of pay for time spent in preparing cars and receiving passengers; insufficient rest opportunities for porters during and between trips; requirements that porters-in-charge perform conductor's work without additional compensation; and lack of collective bargaining privileges.

 

For more than a decade, the BSCP carried on a struggle for its existence and for recognition as the officially designated representative for porters and maids. The Pullman Company, insisting that its own Employee Representation Plan provided an adequate voice for Sleeping Car staffs, vigorously contested the alleged need for the porters and maids to be represented by the BSCP. In 1926 the BSCP applied to the Pullman Company for negotiations on behalf of the maids and porters, and, when refused, placed the matter before the Federal Mediation Board. In Aug 1927, after a number of inconclusive meetings, the Board announced that the mediation and recommended that the dispute be arbitrated. In reaching this decision, the Federal Mediation Board ruled that, in its opinion, the BSCP represented the majority of Pullman porters and maids. Although the BSCP agreed to submit the dispute to binding arbitration, the Pullman Company refused.

 

The BSCP's next tactic was to try to expose the inequities of porters' compensation and the insufficiency of their wages through an attack on the tipping system, which the BSCP felt was an unfair method of calculating the porters' pay. In Sept 1926, the BSCP filed a petition with the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) to compel the Pullman Company to ban tipping. The ICC ruled, in a 4-to-3 vote, that it did not have jurisdiction in the case.

 

After petitions to both the Mediation Board and the ICC failed, the BSCP began to collect strike votes among its members in an effort to demonstrate its ability to create a national emergency by closing the railroads. Although over 6,000 votes were cast in favor of the strike, it was cancelled on the recommendation of William Green, President of the American Federation of Labor (AFL), and on further consideration by BSCP officials.

 

These set-backs in the BSCP's efforts to achieve the status of a bona fide bargaining agent for its members through non-coercive tactics appear to have thrown its leadership into a period of retrenchment and improvisation. Randolph spent five months in Chicago in 1932 working with Webster to decide the future course of the BSCP. They decided on a policy of appealing to in federal courts and Congress.

 

In Oct 1930, the BSCP filed an injunctive suit in Federal District Court of Northern Illinois to enjoin the Pullman Company from operating and financing its Employee Representation Plan. The case was decided against the BSCP in 1933. The reverses in the courts coincide with a decline in membership beginning in 1928 and reaching an all time low of 658 in 1933. Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected President in 1932, and the membership of the BSCP began increasing again with Roosevelt's enactment of New Deal legislation favorable to labor groups.

 

In 1934, BSCP officers appealed to the Senate and House Committees on Interstate Commerce for protection under the Railway Labor Act. Congress responded with an amendment which extended the Act to specifically include sleeping car porters, maids, and dining car employees. As a result of this legislation, porters voted in a national election in May and June 1935, to choose between the BSCP and the Pullman Porters and Maids Protective Association (PPMPA), the Company-controlled union. The BSCP won by the margin of 5,931 to 1,422. On July 1, 1935, the BSCP was certified by the National Mediation Board as the bargaining agent for porters and maids. The first labor negotiations between the BSCP and representatives for the Pullman Company were held on July 29, 1935. An agreement was finally worked out on Aug 25, 1937. This represented the first major labor agreement between a United States corporation and an African American-led union.

 

The BSCP's aggressiveness and success in Chicago became a model for other groups of African American workers. The Chicago Division began directly aided in organizing groups of janitors, railway express workers and dining car waiters even before the porters had achieved their first contract. The Chicago BSCP held Negro Labor Conferences which educated the general public about unionism. In 1941, A. Philip Randolph led the call for a massive Mar on Washington to protest discrimination against African Americans in defense work hiring and in the armed services. The Mar was called off after President Roosevelt issued an executive order for fair employment practices in hiring defense plant workers. But Randolph's proposed Mar forced government concessions and won African Americans their first jobs on Chicago's city transit lines.

 

The BSCP formerly affiliated with the AFL on Feb 21, 1929. On Aug 10, 1935, an International Charter was granted by the AFL to the BSCP for organizing Canadian porters, red caps, African American locomotive engineers and dining car employees. During the 1940s, the BSCP exercised the functions of a fully privileged bargaining agent, representing individual porters and the body of its members in negotiations with management.

 

The decline in passenger service in the 1950s and 1960s resulted in cutbacks in the employment of porters. The Pullman Company went out of business on Dec 31, 1968, and the porters still remaining with the Pullman Company were furloughed. The BSCP suffered as a result of the Pullman closing because the Pullman Company had been its primary employer since its beginnings. Many of the porters in the BSCP were "raided" or otherwise absorbed by the Hotel and Restaurant Employees' International Union. By 1975, most of the porters in the BSCP had retired and those remaining were renamed "service attendants," with the majority working for the U.S. Government-operated Amtrak railway agency.

 

The union was officially dissolved during the last convention of the BSCP, held on Feb 28, 1978. The thousand remaining members merged with the Brotherhood of Railway and Airline Clerks.

 

Brief history of the International Ladies Auxiliary

The International Ladies' Auxiliary formed under the sponsorship of the BSCP in 1931. Major concerns of the Ladies' Auxiliary were consumer education and establishing a consumer cooperative as a strategy to protect African American families from escalating living costs. The International Ladies' Auxiliary was governed by President Halena Wilson for may years.

 

Brief biography of Asa Philip Randolph

Asa Philip Randolph, President of the BSCP and national labor and African American leader, was the son of a Florida African Methodist Episcopal (AME) minister, James W. Randolph, and Elizabeth (Robinson) Randolph. He was born in Crescent City, Florida, on Apr 15, 1889. Randolph attended high school in Jacksonville, Florida. In 1914, Randolph married Lucille E. Campbell (d.1963).

 

Randolph moved to New York City and worked odd jobs while taking courses in political science and economics at the City College of New York. In 1917, Randolph, along with Chandler Owen, founded the Messenger, a monthly magazine subtitled "The Only Radical Negro Magazine in America." The Messenger ran until 1928, functioning as the mouthpiece of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (BSCP) after 1925. It was succeeded in 1928 by The Black Worker.

 

Randolph combined journalism with an activist commitment to labor welfare and socialism. In 1921, he was an unsuccessful candidate on the Socialist ticket for the office of Secretary of State for New York State.

 

In 1925, Randolph (along with Milton P. Webster) was asked by a group of militant porters to undertake the organization of a union of Pullman porters and maids. Having failed in earlier attempts to organize, the porters were seeking a leader not employed by the Pullman Company, and therefore not subject to company reprisals. Randolph proved to be an able and inspiring leader, serving the BSCP first as General Organizer and later as President. From 1925 through 1935, he was instrumental in bringing the BSCP's case before various regulatory and judicial agencies in an ultimately successful effort to have it certified as a bargaining agent for porters and maids.

 

Throughout his long career, Randolph was also active in general labor matters and civil rights movements. He was named by Fiorello LaGuardia to the Mayor's Committee on Race in 1935. In 1941, Randolph proposed a Mar on Washington to protest discrimination against African Americans in defense jobs and the armed forces. Throughout the war years, Randolph and Grant Reynolds led the League for Non-Violent Civil Disobedience Against Military Segregation. After the war, Randolph acted to keep alive the impetus toward equal rights brought about by emergency labor shortages. Randolph urged President Dwight D. Eisenhower to establish policies and programs to insure African American rights in the federal service and to support equal employment opportunity legislation.

 

In the 1950s and 1960s, Randolph became increasingly prominent as a national labor leader. In 1955, he was elected Vice President of the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO).

 

Randolph promoted the Mar on Washington in 1963 and the 1964 Mar on Albany, New York. He served as an advisor on civil rights matters under President John F. Kennedy and was appointed by President Lyndon B. Johnson to the Advisory Council for Anti-Poverty in 1965. In 1966(?) he was named Honorary Chairman of the White House Conference on Civil Rights.

 

Randolph served as International President of the BSCP until 1968. He died in New York City in 1979.

 

Brief biography of Milton Price Webster

Milton Price Webster (1887-1965), the son of a barber from Tennessee, was a former Pullman porter, an assistant bailiff (1924-1930), a Chicago South Side Republican party leader, and union organizer. His political connections as well as his bailiff position provided him autonomy from the Pullman Company and enough income to donate both time and money to union causes.

 

Webster's experience with unions began in the period between 1917 and 1924, when he was allied with fellow Chicagoan Robert L. Mays in the Railroad Men's International Benevolent Industrial Association (RMIBIA). The RMIBIA, a national coalition of African Americans in several railroad crafts, protested discrimination by American Federation of Labor (AFL) shop workers and fought for higher wages for the African American jobs of porters and waiters.

 

Webster, along with A. Philip Randolph, helped found the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (BSCP) in 1925. He served as an organizer of the BSCP in Chicago and later was elected President of the Chicago Division of the BSCP, a position in which he remained until his death in 1965. Webster also served as the BSCP's chief negotiator of contracts with railroad companies and acted as the First International Vice President of the BSCP in 1937.

 

The Committee on Fair Employment Practices Commission (FEPC) was created by President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Executive Order #8802 of June 25, 1941, banning discrimination in the American defense program. In July 1941, President Roosevelt appointed Webster to be a member of the FEPC, serving until it was disbanded in June 1946. The commission initially was comprised of Mark Ethridge (chairman), William Green, David Sarnoff, Earl B. Dickerson, Philip Murray, and Webster.

 

Originally situated in the Office of Production Management where it had broad investigative powers and virtual autonomy, the FEPC was reorganized on Aug 1, 1942, and placed under the War Manpower Commission. Although FEPC members protested the change, the Committee remained under the supervision of the Manpower Commissioner Paul V. McNutt, who limited the FEPC's activity and authority. The FEPC continued to receive reports from its field representative and hold hearings in Washington and other cities to report its findings throughout the war. Stripped of authority after the war, the FEPC disbanded on June 28, 1946.

 

Illinois Governor Dwight Green appointed Webster to the Illinois Commission Against Discrimination in 1947. Webster also served on the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) Civil Rights Committee and its Sub-Committee on Compliance from May 1957 to 1965. Along with his service in labor organizations, Webster continued to be active in politics, participating in the political field at every level from precinct captain to worker for national campaigns.

 

Description of the collection

The collection consists of correspondence, minutes, reports, grievances, scrapbooks, clippings, fliers, newsletters, and publications; topical, financial, and membership files; and sound recordings of speeches, interviews, and conferences that were created by or collected by the Chicago Division office of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, the first national African American trade union. Milton P. Webster's files that contain agendas, minutes, correspondence, and reports pertinent to his position on the President's committee of Fair Employment Practices Commission (FEPC) and correspondence with A. Philip Randolph are present. The records of the BSCP International Ladies' Auxiliary include correspondence, financial and membership files, printed materials from the Ladies' Auxiliary of the BSCP and particularly of its president, Mrs. Halena Wilson of Chicago. The collection also includes a St. Louis Division of the BSCP scrapbook containing clippings, correspondence, pamphlets, handbills, photographs, and news releases relative to the proposed Mar on Washington. Material on the FEPC, and other civil rights issues is also included. Forty percent of the collection was microfilmed for purchase by University Publications of America.

 

Topics of the collection include the BSCP's early struggle in Chicago and New York City to attract members and gain formal recognition as the bargaining representative of Pullman porters and maids, and negotiations with the Pullman Company and various railway companies. Topics of the Ladies' Auxiliary files include wage and price controls, poll taxes, and consumer cooperatives sponsored by the Chicago Division of the auxiliary.

 

The BSCP records consist of five series:

Series 1. Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (BSCP), Chicago Division Operating Files, 1902-1978

Series 2. BSCP International Files, 1938-1975

Series 3. BSCP International Ladies' Auxiliary of the BSCP, 1931-1968

Series 4. St. Louis Division Scrapbook, 1942-1944

Series 5. Milton P. Webster's Fair Employment Practices Commission (FEPC) Files, 1941-1946

 

Series 1. BSCP, Chicago Division Operating Files, 1902-1978 (Box 1-102)

Series 1 consists of correspondence, financial records (bank statements, ledgers, and reports), hearings, membership files (card file and ledgers), Pullman Company and railroad company agreements, and topical files of the BSCP's Chicago Division. The Chicago Division was the heart of the international BSCP serving as an example of militant local unions during the international union's fight for recognition. Most of the records in this series are arranged chronologically.

 

The majority of the BSCP correspondence is concentrated in the early years of the union, 1925-1929 (boxes 1-3). During this time the union was being organized and was fighting for recognition as a bargaining agent for porters and maids. About half of the material from these years is comprised of A. Philip Randolph's correspondence to Milton P. Webster and copies of Webster's replies. Topics of the Randolph-Webster correspondence include the organization, administration, and policies of the BSCP. Randolph-Webster correspondence not related to the BSCP pertains to political matters such as African American press, communism, and African Americans in the labor movement. In addition to the Randolph-Webster correspondence, there is administrative material comprised of financial and audit reports, notices of meetings, and Chicago Division election ballots.

 

The correspondence during the early 1930s (boxes 3-5) is exceedingly routine and sparse. In addition to actual correspondence, the series also contains clippings from African American newspapers from the early 1930s. Toward the end of the 1930s, the records are more substantive since they include BSCP agreements with the Pullman Company and various other railway companies, as well as bulletins issued by the BSCP Chicago Division to it members. A small amount of the correspondence is A Philip Randolph's letters to and from the Chicago Division.

 

Correspondence from the 1940s (box 5-10) includes routine administrative records of the Chicago Division such as minutes of business meetings, printed material, and clippings. There is also correspondence between A. Philip Randolph and Halena Wilson concerning the policies, activities, and personalities of the International Ladies' Auxiliary of the BSCP. There are two boxes of mimeograph (boxes 7-8) master forms from 1945 that consist of letters from Webster to the National Railroad Adjustment Board concerning individual BSCP cases. Although A. Philip Randolph and other Brotherhood leaders were central in planning the proposed Mar on Washington in 1941, there are few items regarding this campaign in the collection.

 

Correspondence from 1950-1968 (boxes 10-13) is diverse but limited in scope. The correspondence documents Webster's service on the Civil Rights Committee of the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 1956-1965. There is also Committee news releases, agenda, and minutes. The correspondence also contains routine news releases from the BSCP Chicago Division as well as labor agreements with the Pullman Company and other railroad companies.

 

The BSCP Chicago Division financial records consist of bank statements (boxes 14-15), ledgers (boxes 16-21), and reports (boxes 22-23) that document the financial activity of the Division. Along with the bank statements, there are cancelled checks, insurance items, and leases. Items of importance include bank statements and cancelled checks from the early years of the union, 1927-1930. The ledgers contain information such as statements of receipt and disbursement kept by the Chicago Division from 1927-1976. The financial reports are fiscal year-end reports that contain information including statements of receipt and disbursement that were produced for the Chicago Division by their accountants.

 

The BSCP hearings files (boxes 24-30) are restricted use material due to personal privacy concerns. Researchers who wish to consult this material must sign the Chicago History Museum's "Request for Research Access to Confidential Case Records" form. The records concern grievances that were made by the Pullman Company or railroads against BSCP membership. They are organized alphabetically by the individual's last name.

 

The BSCP membership files (boxes 31-50) contain card files and ledgers of Chicago Division membership. The card files (unorganized index cards) and ledgers contain the porter or maids' name, and the date and amount paid for membership dues.

 

The Pullman records (boxes 51-59) are arranged in their original alphabetical order by title. They consist mainly of bargaining agreements between the BSCP and the Pullman Company from 1937-1968. The records also contain routine correspondence between the BSCP and the Pullman Company from 1949-1968 that regard topics such as reduction of hours, strikes, and workers in the armed forces.

 

The railroad files (boxes 60-93) consist of bargaining agreements and correspondence between the BSCP and railroad companies. Railroad companies documented include Alton; Amtrak; Atlantic Coast Line; Baltimore and Ohio Railroad; Burlington Northern; Canadian National; Canadian Pacific; Central of Georgia; Chesapeake and Ohio; Chicago and Eastern Illinois; Chicago and Northwestern; Chicago, Western Indiana; Chicago, Burlington and Quincy; Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific; Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific; Colorado and Southern; Delaware, Lackawanna and Western; Denver and Rio Grande Western; Erie; Florida East Coast; Fort Worth and Denver City; Grand Trunk and Western; Great Northern; Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe; Gulf, Mobile and Ohio; Illinois Central; Kansas City Southern; Lehigh Valley; Long Island; Louisville and Nashville; Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie; Missouri, Kansas, Texas; Missouri Pacific; New York Central; New York, New Haven and Hartford; Norfolk and Western; North Pacific; Pennsylvania; Rock Island; St. Louis and San Francisco; St. Louis, Southwestern; Santa Fe; Seaboard; Soo Line; Southern; Southern Pacific; Texas Pacific; Union Pacific; Wabash; Western Pacific; and Wichita Valley. The agreements address BSCP grievances such as low wages, long work hours, lack of pay for time spent in preparing cars and receiving passengers, insufficient rest opportunities for porters during and between trips, and requirements that porters-in-charge perform conductor's work without additional compensation.

 

Kept in their original alphabetical order by title, the BSCP topical files (boxes 94-102) broadly document the BSCP's interests and administrative activities. The topical files contain fliers, brochures, and routine mailings from civil rights organizations on the local and national level (1929-1978).

 

Also included in the topical files are 18 reels of audio tape of BSCP speeches by Randolph and Webster. The speeches are reiterations of the importance of strong organization and individual loyalty to the union. The speeches also include illuminating references to the BSCP's history and role in civil rights and anti-discrimination movements.

 

Series 2. BSCP International Files, 1938-1975 (Box 103-117)

Series 2 contains convention general papers and proceedings, financial records, and minutes from the BSCP International office in New York City. Much material issued by the international office is found in Series 1, where it is intermingled with records of the Chicago office.

 

The convention general papers (boxes 103-104) contain routine correspondence from the international executive board and convention delegates regarding the coordination of the biannual and later triennial BSCP International conventions (1948-1975). These files also contain a small amount of printed material such as annual conference programs and convention resolutions. The most complete set of records in this series are an unbroken run of convention proceedings including transcripts of the conventions (boxes 105-108). The transcripts offer a verbatim report of what went on in the meetings.

 

The financial reports (boxes 109-113) were produced for the BSCP International by their accountants. They are fiscal year-end reports that contain information such as statements of receipt and disbursement, income from locals, and refunds to the organization from 1944-1977.

 

The minutes (boxes 114-117) from the BSCP International board contain agendas and proceedings are arranged chronologically by the date when the meetings occurred, 1948-1964. Topics discussed include the financial status of the union and impending labor negotiations between the union, railroads, and the Pullman Company. The files also contain routine correspondence between international board members.

 

Series 3. International Ladies' Auxiliary of the BSCP, 1931-1968 (Box 118-128)

Series 3 contains correspondence and a scrapbook of the International Ladies' Auxiliary formed in 1931 from the office of the president of the Auxiliary, BSCP officials, and local officers of the Auxiliary throughout the country. The primary topics discussed are consumer education and establishing a consumer cooperative as a strategy to protect African American families from escalating living costs. The records also include reports of the proceedings of the organization's biennial conventions, financial and membership records, news releases, and pamphlets. The records are arranged both alphabetically (boxes 118-120) and chronologically (boxes 121-128).

 

A considerable amount of the records consist of correspondence of International President Halena Wilson who resided in Chicago. The correspondence includes information regarding Auxiliary administration and activities throughout the country. The correspondence also contains vivid and detailed descriptions of Auxiliary personalities and personal and factional discord within the organization.

 

In addition to Wilson's correspondence with her colleagues, there is also routine correspondence with national figures on matters of interest to Auxiliary and the African American community. Among the correspondents were President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt, various congressmen, Chicago Mayors Edward J. Kelly and Martin A. Kennelly, S.I. Hayakawa, Agnes Nestor, and Bess Truman.

 

A major concern of the Auxiliary was consumer education and the establishment of a consumer co-operative. There are eleven folders of records on the co-operative buying club (1941-1953) sponsored by the Chicago Division of the Auxiliary. The records consist of administrative materials relating to Club activities, meetings, and business matters. Other materials included are records such as printed educational material on consumer affairs, personal finance, and budgeting from the Office of Price Administration and the Buying Club.

 

A lesser amount of the material consists of her correspondence with political and civil rights leaders on matters such as wage and price controls, poll tax, consumer education, and civil rights. Halena Wilson's correspondence with A. Philip Randolph is filed with the BSCP, Chicago Division Operating correspondence from 1938-1952.

 

Series 4. St. Louis Division Scrapbook, 1942-1944 (Shelf)

Series 4 consists of clippings plus a small amount of correspondence, pamphlets, handbills, photographs, and news releases collected by the St. Louis Division of the BSCP. The material pertains to the proposed Mar on Washington, the Fair Employment Practices Commission (FEPC), and other miscellaneous civil rights and equal opportunity matters. The book is arranged chronologically.

 

Series 5. Milton P. Webster's Fair Employment Practices Commission Files, 1941-1946 (Box 129-134)

Series 5, consists of Milton P. Webster's correspondence and a scrapbook relating to his service on the Fair Employment Practices Commission (FEPC). Topics include complaints by African American workers to the FEPC regarding discrimination in the American defense program. The records are arranged chronologically.

 

The FEPC correspondence and to a lesser extent FEPC memoranda, studies, investigative reports, agenda and minutes of meetings document incidents of employment discrimination. Although the FEPC was active in investigating employment practices in defense-related industries, a minimal amount of that material concerns the Chicago area. A few items are related to racial discrimination in Cook County plumbers unions. A memorandum on FEPC hearings in Chicago is included as well. There is also a considerable amount of records regarding major FEPC investigations of national discrimination cases such as the Pittsburgh Glass Company's dismissal of Jehovah Witnesses who would not participate in patriotic ceremonies and an aborted hearing on discrimination in the railroad industry.

 

There is also a scrapbook of newspaper clippings from 1941 to 1942 relative to discrimination matters and the Committee's activities.

 

BSCP Materials Microfilmed

Portions of this collection have been microfilmed by University Publications of America, and the microfilm may be purchased from that company. The Chicago Historical Society's contract with University Publications bars the historical society from loaning the microfilm to researchers through interlibrary loan services. The following material was microfilmed:

 

Box 1-13

Box 24-Folders 2, 10-12, 15-16

Box 26-Folder 6

Box 27-Folders 5, 9-10

Box 28-Folders 1, 8-10

Box 29-Folders 1, 4, 7, 15, 17

Box 30-Folder 7

Box 50-Folders 3, 4

Box 51-52

Box 53-Except Folders 5-6

Box 54-56

Box 57-Except Folder 1

Box 58-59

Box 79-Folders 1, 9-10

Box 80-Folder 11

Box 81-Folder 6

Box 94-Folders 4, 8-19, 21-24

Box 95-Folders 1, 3-5, 9-10, 13-28

Box 96-Folders 2-3, 5-11, 14-15, 17-18

Box 97-Folders 5, 7-11

Box 100-Folders 1-3, 5-9, 11-12

Box 101-Folders 3-7, 14-16

Box 102-Folders 1-6, 13-20

Box 103-Except Folder 5

Box 104-108

Box 118-127

Box 128-Except Folders 8-10

Box 129-134

 

Description of some related material

A BSCP membership Would War II roster was transferred to the Decorative and Industrial Arts Department. BSCP fliers and posters and photographs, including promotional photographs of A. Philip Randolph, Milton P. Webster, and BSCP membership were transferred to the Prints and Photographs department. Printed materials such as handbills were transferred to the Library Department.

 

List of online catalog headings

Online Catalog: The following index headings were entered in the online catalog.

Main entry: Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. Chicago Division.

Subject entries:

Afro-American women -- Illinois -- Chicago.

Afro-Americans -- Illinois -- Chicago.

Afro-Americans -- Employment -- History -- 20th century.

Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. International Ladies Auxilary.

Civil rights

Discrimination in employment -- Illinois -- Chicago

Discrimination in employment -- United States.

Domestics -- United States.

Cooperative societies

Pullman Company.

Pullman porters

Railroad companies -- United States.

Railroads. Employees

Railroads. Illinois. Chicago

Railroads. Pullman cars

Railroads. United States

Trade-union consumer cooperatives. Illinois. Chicago

Trade-unions -- Illinois -- Chicago

Trade-unions. Organizing

Trade-unions. -- Porters -- History -- 20th century -- United States.

Trade-unions -- Railroads -- History -- 20th century -- United States.

Trade-unions. Railroads. Illinois. Chicago

Trade-unions. Records and correspondence

Trade-unions. Recognition

Women -- Societies and clubs -- United States.

 

Form/genre:

Audio cassettes.

Audio tapes.

Mimeograph masters.

Scrapbooks.

Photoprints.

 

Added entries:

Brooks, Charles Wayand, 1897-1957.

Dickerson, Earl B. (Earl Burrus), 1891-1986

Hayakawa, S. I. (Samuel Ichlye), 1906-

La Guardia, Fiorello H. (Fiorello Henry), 1882-1947

Mar on Washington

Nestor, Agnes, 1880-1948

Owen, Chandler

Planned Parenthood Association of Chicago.

Randolph, A. Philip (Asa Philip), 1889-1979

Roosevelt, Eleanor (Roosevelt), 1884-1962

Roosevelt, Franklin Delano, 1882-1945

Truman, Bess (Wallace)

Webster, Milton Price, 1887-1965

Wilson, Halena, 1897-1975

 

Provenance statement:

The main body of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, Chicago Division records was given to the Chicago Historical Society by the Chicago Division of the BSCP. The records were received May 1967, July 1969, and Feb 1972, (A&M accession numbers 1967:0672, 1969:0026, 1972:0006, 1978.0038, 1980.0021). The St. Louis Scrapbook was accessioned Jan 1971.

 

Restrictions:

Researchers who wish to consult box 24-30 must sign the Chicago History Museum's "Request for Research Access to Confidential Case Records" form.

 

Storage designation:

Collections: BSCP, Chicago Division records

Oversize Collections: BSCP, Chicago Division records

Microfilm: BSCP, Chicago Division records

 

Descriptive inventory by: Lee C. Fosburgh, April 1994

 

This collection was processed with the assistance of a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Title II-C Program, 1993-1994.

 

Container list of box/folder numbers and titles:

Series 1. BSCP, Chicago Division Operating Files, 1902-1978 (Boxes 1-102)

Box 1

Folders:

1            Correspondence 1925

2            Correspondence Jan 1926

3            Correspondence Feb 1926

4            Correspondence Mar 1926

5            Correspondence Apr 1926

6            Correspondence May 1926

7            Correspondence June 1926

8            Correspondence July 1926

9            Correspondence Aug 1926

10          Correspondence Sept 1926

11          Correspondence Oct 1926

12          Correspondence Nov 1926

13          Correspondence Dec 1926

14          Correspondence Jan 1927

15          Correspondence Feb 1927

 

Box 2

Folders:

1            Correspondence Mar 1927

2            Correspondence Apr 1927

3            Correspondence May 1927

4            Correspondence June 1927

5            Correspondence July 1927

6            Correspondence Aug 1927

7            Correspondence Sept 1927

8            Correspondence Oct 1927

9            Correspondence Nov 1927

10          Correspondence Dec 1927

11-13    Correspondence 1927, nd.

 

Box 3

Folders:

1            Correspondence Jan 1928

2            Correspondence Feb 1928

3            Correspondence Mar 1928

4            Correspondence Apr 1928

5            Correspondence May 1928

6            Correspondence June 1928

7            Correspondence July-Aug 1928

8            Correspondence Sept-Dec 1928

9            Correspondence Jan-Mar 1929

10          Correspondence Apr-Dec 1929

11          Correspondence Jan-Oct 1930

12          Correspondence Nov-Dec 1930

 

Box 4

Folders:

1            Correspondence Jan-Apr 1931

2            Correspondence May-June 1931

3            Correspondence July-Dec 1931

4            Correspondence Jan-May 1932

5            Correspondence June-Dec 1932

6            Correspondence Jan 1933-Jan 1935

7            Correspondence Feb-Dec 1935

8            Correspondence 1936

9            Correspondence 1937

 

Box 5

1-2        Correspondence 1937, nd.

3            Correspondence Jan-Apr 1938

4            Correspondence May-Sept 1938

5            Correspondence Sept-Dec 1938

6            Correspondence Jan-May 1939

7            Correspondence June-Oct 1939

8            Correspondence Nov-Dec 1939

9            Correspondence Jan-Apr 1940

10          Correspondence May 1940

11          Correspondence June-July 1940

12          Correspondence Aug-Sept 15, 1940

13          Correspondence Sept 21-Dec 1940

14          Correspondence Jan-Mar 1941

 

Box 6

Folders:

1            Correspondence Apr-July 1941

2            Correspondence Aug-Dec 1941

3            Correspondence Jan-Apr 1942

4            Correspondence May-July 1942

5            Correspondence Aug 1942

6            Correspondence Sept-Oct 1942

7            Correspondence Nov-Dec 1942

8            Correspondence Jan-Aug 1943

9            Correspondence Sept-Dec 1943

10          Correspondence Jan-June 1944

11          Correspondence July-Dec 1944

 

Box 7

Folders:

1-10      Correspondence 1945 (Mimeograph Originals)

 

Box 8

Folders:

1-7        Correspondence 1945 (Mimeograph Originals)

 

Box 9

Folders:

1            Correspondence Jan-June 1945

2            Correspondence July-Dec 1945

3            Correspondence Jan-Sept 1946

4            Correspondence Oct 1946

5            Correspondence Nov 1946

6            Correspondence Dec 1946

7            Correspondence Jan-Dec 1947

8            Correspondence Jan-June 1948

9            Correspondence July-Dec 1948

 

Box 10

Folders:

1            Correspondence Jan-July 1949

2            Correspondence Aug-Dec 1949

3            Correspondence 1951

4            Correspondence 1952

5            Correspondence 1953

6            Correspondence 1954

7            Correspondence 1955

8            Correspondence 1956

9            Correspondence Jan-June 1957

10          Correspondence July-Dec 1957

 

Box 11

Folders:

1            Correspondence Jan-June 1958

2            Correspondence July-Dec 1958

3            Correspondence Jan-Mar 1959

4            Correspondence Apr-June 1959

5            Correspondence July-Oct 1959

6            Correspondence Nov-Dec 1959

7            Correspondence Jan-May 1960

8            Correspondence June-Dec 1960

9            Correspondence 1960, nd.

 

Box 12

Folders:

1            Correspondence Jan-May 1961

2            Correspondence June-Dec 1961

3            Correspondence Jan-June 1962

4            Correspondence July-Dec 1962

5            Correspondence 1963

6            Correspondence Jan-May 1964

7            Correspondence June-Sept 1964

8            Correspondence Oct-Dec 1964

 

Box 13

Folders:

1            Correspondence 1965

2            Correspondence 1966

3            Correspondence 1967

4            Correspondence Jan-Aug 1968

5            Correspondence Sept-Dec 1968

6-10      Correspondence nd.

 

Box 14

Folders:

1            Financial records, Bank statements 1927

2            Financial records, Bank statements 1928

3            Financial records, Bank statements 1928-1930

4            Financial records, Bank statements June 1929-May 1930

5            Financial records, Bank statements Nov 1929-Jan 1930

6            Financial records, Bank statements Feb-Mar 1930

7            Financial records, Bank statements Apr-May 1930

8-9        Financial records, Bank statements 1954

10-11    Financial records, Bank statements 1955

12-13    Financial records, Bank statements 1956

14-15    Financial records, Bank statements 1957

16-17    Financial records, Bank statements 1958

18          Financial records, Bank statements 1959

19-20    Financial records, Bank statements 1961

21-23    Financial records, Bank statements 1962

 

Box 15

Folders:

1-2        Financial records, Bank statements 1965

3-5        Financial records, Bank statements 1966

6            Financial records, Bank statements 1967

7-8        Financial records, Bank statements 1968

9            Financial records, Bank statements 1970

10-11    Financial records, Bank statements 1971

12          Financial records, Bank statements 1972

13-15    Financial records, Bank statements nd.

 

Box 16

Folders:

1            Financial records, Ledgers 1927-1929

2            Financial records, Ledgers 1925-1927

3            Financial records, Ledgers 1927-1931

4            Financial records, Ledgers 1928

5            Financial records, Ledgers 1928-1929

6            Financial records, Ledgers 1928-1933

 

Box 17

Folders:

1            Financial records, Ledgers 1929-1931

2            Financial records, Ledgers 1935-1938

3            Financial records, Ledgers 1935-1936

4            Financial records, Ledgers 1936-1945

5            Financial records, Ledgers 1939-1941

 

Box 18

Folders:

1            Financial records, Ledgers 1942-1945

2            Financial records, Ledgers 1944-1948

3            Financial records, Ledgers 1949-1952

4            Financial records, Ledgers 1949-1960

 

Box 19

Folders:

1            Financial records, Ledgers 1951-1956

2            Financial records, Ledgers 1952-1957

Shelf      Financial records, Ledgers 1957-1959

3            Financial records, Ledgers 1959

4            Financial records, Ledgers 1960

Shelf      Financial records, Ledgers 1960-1963

Shelf      Financial records, Ledgers 1960-1964

5-6        Financial records, Ledgers 1961

7            Financial records, Ledgers 1961-1965

8-9        Financial records, Ledgers 1962

 

Box 20

Folders:

1            Financial records, Ledgers 1962

2-3        Financial records, Ledgers 1963

4            Financial records, Ledgers 1963-1965

5-6        Financial records, Ledgers 1964

7            Financial records, Ledgers 1965

 

Box 21

Folders:

1-3        Financial records, Ledgers 1965

4-5        Financial records, Ledgers 1966

6            Financial records, Ledgers 1967

7            Financial records, Ledgers 1968

8            Financial records, Ledgers 1969

9            Financial records, Ledgers 1971

10          Financial records, Ledgers 1974

11          Financial records, Ledgers 1975

12          Financial records, Ledgers 1976

13          Financial records, Ledgers nd.

 

Box 22

Folders:

1-2        Financial statements, Reports 1940

3-5        Financial statements, Reports 1942

6            Financial statements, Reports 1952

7            Financial statements, Reports 1961

8            Financial statements, Reports 1962

9            Financial statements, Reports 1963

10          Financial statements, Reports 1964

11-12    Financial statements, Reports 1965

13-14    Financial statements, Reports 1966

 

Box 23

Folders:

1-4        Financial statements, Reports 1967

5-8        Financial statements, Reports 1968

9-10      Financial statements, Reports 1969

11          Financial statements, Reports 1970

12          Financial statements, Reports 1971

13          Financial statements, Reports 1972

14          Financial statements, Reports 1973

15          Financial statements, Reports 1974

16          Financial statements, Reports 1975

17          Financial statements, Reports 1976

18          Financial statements, Reports 1977

 

Box 24

Restriction: Researchers who wish to consult box 24-30 must sign the Chicago History Museum's "Request for Research Access to Confidential Case Records" form.

Folders:

1            Hearings Abbott, J.F. 1964

2            Hearings Allen, C.W. 1966

3            Hearings Anderson, Raymond 1975

4            Hearings Bailey, Courtney 1976

5-6        Hearings Barry, D.J. 1975

7-8        Hearings Barry, D.J.1976

9            Hearings Bickham, Paul 1975

10          Hearings Blake, S.P. 1966

11          Hearings Blanchette, A.R. 1968

12          Hearings Brawner, N. 1966

13-14    Hearings Brown, Frank 1960

15          Hearings Bryant, E.E. 1963

16          Hearings Calvin, L.B. 1976

17          Hearings Cochvane, W.J. 1971

18          Hearings Chambers, G.F. 1975

19          Hearings Conlon, Russell H. 1976

20          Hearings Coleman, U. 1966

21          Hearings Cook, Leland 1960

 

Box 25

Restriction: Researchers who wish to consult box 24-30 must sign the Chicago History Museum's "Request for Research Access to Confidential Case Records" form.

Folders:

1            Hearings Cook, Leland 1960

2            Hearings Cooper, C.E. 1972

3            Hearings Covington, Ray 1974

4-5        Hearings Crowder, William 1943

6            Hearings Davis, Rocky 1975

7-9        Hearings Davis, Rocky 1977

10          Hearings Douglas, V.M. 1976

11          Hearings Elder, B.T. 1966

12          Hearings Elderidge, J.L. 1964

13          Hearings Epstein, Henry 1945

 

Box 26

Restriction: Researchers who wish to consult box 24-30 must sign the Chicago History Museum's "Request for Research Access to Confidential Case Records" form.

Folders:

1            Hearings Fort Worth and Denver Railway Company 1963

2            Hearings Frence, F.D. 1966

3            Hearings Galloway, Tillman 1975

4            Hearings Gaudin, Glen 1977

5            Hearings Harris, A.B. 1966

6            Hearings Helm, L.H. 1966

7            Hearings Hicks, Courtney V. 1975

8-9        Hearings Hudson, T.L. 1976

10          Hearings Hunt, J.W. 1963

11-12    Hearings Hunter, Orie F. 1947

13-14    Hearings Jamais, F. 1963

15          Hearings Jennings, A.L. 1962

16          Hearings Jimmerson, E.L. 1975

17          Hearings Johnson, Vernell 1977

 

Box 27

Restriction: Researchers who wish to consult box 24-30 must sign the Chicago History Museum's "Request for Research Access to Confidential Case Records" form.

Folders:

1            Hearings Jamais, F. 1963

2            Hearings Jennings, A.L. 1962

3            Hearings Jimmerson, E.L. 1975

4            Hearings Johnson, Vernell 1977

5            Hearings Jones, Joseph H. 1977

6            Hearings Kansas City Southern Railway Case 1951

7            Hearings King, William 1955

8            Hearings Lee, Dannie 1977

9            Hearings Locomotive Firemen's Case 1953

10          Hearings Locomotive Firemen's Case 1955

11          Hearings Macklin, George 1949

 

Box 28

Restriction: Researchers who wish to consult box 24-30 must sign the Chicago History Museum's "Request for Research Access to Confidential Case Records" form.

Folders:

1            Hearings Macklin, George 1949

2            Hearings Mahone, S.J. 1976

3            Hearings Manning, W.B. 1969

4            Hearings Matthews, Henry 1975

5            Hearings Mayfield, W. 1966

6            Hearings Miles, Jerome F. 1972

7            Hearings Miles, Jerome F.1973

8-10      Hearings Morris, Benjamin F. 1958

 

Box 29

Restriction: Researchers who wish to consult box 24-30 must sign the Chicago History Museum's "Request for Research Access to Confidential Case Records" form.

Folders:

1            Hearings New Haven Case 1948

2-3        Hearings Newman, E.J. 1976

4            Hearings Parker, Eldridge 1970

5            Hearings Peel, P.F. 1975

6            Hearings Phillips, Milton 1975

7            Hearings Phillips, Milton 1975

8            Hearings Pirtle, Herbert 1975

9            Hearings Pyburn, Leroy 1961

10          Hearings Reeves, Tremaine 1975

11-12    Hearings Taft, T.S. 1963

13          Hearings Taylor, W.G. 1961

14          Hearings Thomas, J.S. 1939

15          Hearings Tillman, G.R. 1966

16          Hearings Train Porters Case 1954

17          Hearings Union Shop Court Case 1953

18          Hearings Vickerstaff, W.G. 1975

 

Box 30

Restriction: Researchers who wish to consult box 24-30 must sign the Chicago History Museum's "Request for Research Access to Confidential Case Records" form.

Folders:

1-2        Hearings Washington, E.C. 1960

3            Hearings Wesson, J.W. 1965

4-6        Hearings Wheeler, W. 1962

7            Hearings Williams, J.L. and Amos, John W. 1976

8            Hearings Williams, W.L. 1958

9            Hearings Williamson, Louis 1970

10          Hearings Willis, H.L. 1975

 

Boxes 31-49

Membership, Card file A-Z

 

Box 50

Folders:

1            Membership, Ledger 1925-1935

2            Membership, Ledger 1931-1937

3            Membership, Ledger 1934-1974

4            Membership, Ledger 1936-1974

5            Membership, Ledger 1937

Shelf      Membership, Ledger 1968

6            Membership, Ledger 1969

Shelf      Membership, Ledger 1969

Shelf      Membership, Ledger 1969-1970

Shelf      Membership, Ledger 1970-1971

7            Membership, Ledger-nd.

 

Oversize Collections: O.S. Certificate of Affiliation 1921

Oversize Collections: O.S. Certificate of Affiliation 1936

Oversize Collections: O.S. Certificate of Affiliation 1937

Oversize Collections: O.S. Certificate of Affiliation 1951

Oversize Collections: O.S. Certificate of Affiliation 1961

Oversize Collections: O.S. Certificate of Affiliation-nd.

O.S. Miscellaneous Oversized Material 1936

O.S. Miscellaneous Oversized Material 1947

O.S. Miscellaneous Oversized Material 1963

O.S. Miscellaneous Oversized Material 1968

O.S. Newsletter 1953

O.S. Newsletter 1965

 

Box 51

Folders:

1            Pullman Company topics, reports, and agreements "Acknowledgement of Re-instructions" 1942

2-3        Pullman Company topics, reports, and agreements Agreements 1937

4-5        Pullman Company topics, reports, and agreements Agreements 1940

6            Pullman Company topics, reports, and agreements Agreements 1941

7            Pullman Company topics, reports, and agreements Agreements 1944

8-9        Pullman Company topics, reports, and agreements Agreements 1946

10          Pullman Company topics, reports, and agreements Agreements 1947

11          Pullman Company topics, reports, and agreements Agreements 1948

12          Pullman Company topics, reports, and agreements Agreements 1949

13          Pullman Company topics, reports, and agreements Agreements 1951

 

Box 52

Folders:

1            Pullman Company topics, reports, and agreements Agreements 1952

2            Pullman Company topics, reports, and agreements Agreements 1953

3            Pullman Company topics, reports, and agreements Agreements 1954

4            Pullman Company topics, reports, and agreements Agreements 1960

5            Pullman Company topics, reports, and agreements Agreements 1963

6            Pullman Company topics, reports, and agreements Agreements 1964

7            Pullman Company topics, reports, and agreements Agreements 1966

8            Pullman Company topics, reports, and agreements Agreements 1968

9            Pullman Company topics, reports, and agreements Allocation of Lines 1950

10          Pullman Company topics, reports, and agreements Allocation of Runs 1948

11          Pullman Company topics, reports, and agreements Amendment of Rule 2 1953

12          Pullman Company topics, reports, and agreements Analysis of Pullman Operations 1947

13          Pullman Company topics, reports, and agreements Analysis of Revised Pullman Agreement 1953

14          Pullman Company topics, reports, and agreements Application for Rule 29

15          Pullman Company topics, reports, and agreements Arbitration Agreement 1957

16          Pullman Company topics, reports, and agreements Armed Forces 1942

17          Pullman Company topics, reports, and agreements Armed Forces Feb 1945

18          Pullman Company topics, reports, and agreements Armed Forces Nov 1945

19          Pullman Company topics, reports, and agreements Armed Forces 1946

20          Pullman Company topics, reports, and agreements Armed Forces 1950

21          Pullman Company topics, reports, and agreements Away from Home Expense 1963

22          Pullman Company topics, reports, and agreements Beyond a Reasonable Doubt 1953

23          Pullman Company topics, reports, and agreements Board of Directors 1947

24          Pullman Company topics, reports, and agreements Boeckelman, F.J. 1954

25          Pullman Company topics, reports, and agreements Boeckelman, F.J. 1955

26          Pullman Company topics, reports, and agreements Boeckelman, F.J. 1959

27          Pullman Company topics, reports, and agreements Boeckelman, F.J. 1965

28          Pullman Company topics, reports, and agreements Brutality to Porters 1945

29          Pullman Company topics, reports, and agreements Bulletin to Car Service Employees and Related Materials 1953

30          Pullman Company topics, reports, and agreements Bulletins 1948

31          Pullman Company topics, reports, and agreements Car Cleaning Situation 1949

32          Pullman Company topics, reports, and agreements Car Cleaning Situation 1950

33          Pullman Company topics, reports, and agreements Car Cleaning Situation-nd.

 

Box 53

Folders:

1            Pullman Company topics, reports, and agreements Claims 1951

2            Pullman Company topics, reports, and agreements Claims 1957

3            Pullman Company topics, reports, and agreements Claims 1958

4            Pullman Company topics, reports, and agreements Claims 1967

5            Pullman Company topics, reports, and agreements Commissary Sign out Periods 1949-1950

6            Pullman Company topics, reports, and agreements Commissary Employees 1951

7            Pullman Company topics, reports, and agreements Complaints 1964

8            Pullman Company topics, reports, and agreements Complaints 1966

9            Pullman Company topics, reports, and agreements Conductors Agreement 1940

10          Pullman Company topics, reports, and agreements Conductors Agreement 1944

11          Pullman Company topics, reports, and agreements Conductors Agreement 1945

12          Pullman Company topics, reports, and agreements Conductors Agreement 1949

13          Pullman Company topics, reports, and agreements Conductors Agreement 1950

14          Pullman Company topics, reports, and agreements Conductors Arbitration Case 1954

15          Pullman Company topics, reports, and agreements Conductors Order 1949, 1954

16          Pullman Company topics, reports, and agreements Conference on Wages and Working Conditions 1947

17          Pullman Company topics, reports, and agreements Conference on Wages and Working Conditions 1948

18          Pullman Company topics, reports, and agreements Consolidation of Birmingham and Montgomery 1955

19          Pullman Company topics, reports, and agreements Consolidation of Districts 1950

20          Pullman Company topics, reports, and agreements Consolidation of Districts 1958

21          Pullman Company topics, reports, and agreements Consolidation of Eastern and Southern District 1957

22          Pullman Company topics, reports, and agreements Consolidation of Galveston and Houston 1955

23          Pullman Company topics, reports, and agreements Consolidation of North and West Districts 1955

24          Pullman Company topics, reports, and agreements Consolidation of Western and Southern Districts 1960

25          Correspondence 1949

26          Correspondence 1950

27          Correspondence 1951

28          Correspondence 1952

29          Correspondence 1953

30          Correspondence 1954

 

Box 54

Folders:

1            Correspondence 1955

2            Correspondence 1957

3            Correspondence 1958

4            Correspondence 1959

5            Correspondence 1960

6            Correspondence 1961

7            Correspondence 1962

8            Correspondence 1963

9            Correspondence 1965

10          Correspondence 1968

11          Deductible Time Matter 1938

12          Delinquents 1961-1962

13          Delinquents 1963-1966

14          Discharge Notices 1961-1964

15          Discontinuance 1958-1963

16          Discriminatory Employment Practices of the Pullman Company 1946

17          Disposal of Pullman Business 1944

18          Dues Deduction Form (Pullman) 1966

19          Election 1947, 1950

20          Extra Porters 1950

21          Furloughed Employees 1947-1949

22          General Electric Special Tour 1950

23          Health and Welfare Benefits 1955

 

Box 55

Folders:

1            Health and Welfare Wages 1959, 1967

2            Holidays 1956-1966

3            Hospital Medical Insurance Organizations 1956

4            Illinois Workmen’s Compensation Law 1965

5            Insurance-Prudential 1958

6            Interpretation of Rule 40 and 41 1944

7            Interpretation of Rule 46 1954

8            Interpretation of Rule 43(b) 1957

9            Loss of Linen 1952

10          Mediation Agreements 1965, 1966

11          Memorandum of Agreement 1944, 1964

12          Memorandum of Approval 1946

13          Memorandum of Understanding 1942-1953

14          Menus 1950

15-17    Material (Pullman)-nd.

18          Number of Porters in Various Districts 1946

19          Payroll Trip Reports 1952

20          Pickens Railroad 1966

21          Placed Employees 1945

 

Box 56

Folders:

1            Pooled Lines 1947-1948

2            Porter Situation 1955

3-4        Preparatory Release Time 1938

5            Preparatory Release Time 1943-1958

6-7        Preparatory Release Time-nd.

8            Pullman Finances 1941

9            Record of Time Required to Put Away Car on Arrival Form-nd.

10          Reduction of Hours 1949

11          Reduction of Hours 1961

12          Reduction of Hours 1962

13          Reduction of Hours 1963

 

Box 57

Folders:

1            Reduction of Hours 1963

2            Reduction of Hours 1963

3            Roster Situation in Western and Milwaukee Agency Districts 1944

4            Seniority Rosters 1964

5            Seniority Rosters 1965

6            Separation Allowances 1968

7-9        Separation Allowances 1969-1970

 

Box 58

Folders:

1            Separation Allowances 1971-1974

2            Separation Allowances-nd.

3            Special Tax 1962

4            Organization Committee 1947

5            Storeroom 1947-1948

6-7        Storeroom 1949

8            Storeroom 1950

9            Strike Ballot 1962

10          Strike Threat 1946

11          Strike Vote 1952

12          Strike Vote 1953

 

Box 59

Folders:

1            Strike-Conductors 1954

2            Strike-Conductors 1962

3            Strike-Pennsylvania 1960

4            Suggestions on Proposals for Negotiations with the Pullman Company 1966

5            Temporary Attendant 1953

6            Time Clerk Insurance 1952

7            Transfer of Vancouver Porters 1955

8            Transfer of Pullman Service to New York Central 1958

9            Transfer of Pullman Porters of Pennsylvania 1962

10          Upgrading of Porters 1966

11-14    Wage and Rules Case 1963

15          Wage Increase 1946

16          Wage Increase 1947

17          Wage Increase 1950-1955

18          Wage Increase 1956

19          Wage Increase 1957

20          Yard Forces 1948

21          Zone and District Superintendents 1947

 

Box 60

Folders:

1            Railroads Alton 1940

2            Railroads Alton 1941

3            Railroads Alton 1944

4            Railroads Alton 1945

5            Railroads Alton 1946

6            Railroads Alton 1947

7            Railroads Alton 1949

8            Railroads Alton 1950

9            Railroads Amtrak 1971

10          Railroads Amtrak 1973

11-12    Railroads Amtrak 1974

13-14    Railroads Amtrak 1975

15          Railroads Amtrak 1976

16          Railroads Amtrak 1977

17          Railroads Amtrak 1978

18          Railroads Atlantic Coast Line Railroad 1943-1954

19          Railroads Atlantic Coast Line Railroad 1964

 

Box 61

Folders:

1            Railroads Baltimore and Ohio Railroad 1948-1969

2            Railroads Burlington Northern 1968

3            Railroads Burlington Northern 1969

4-6        Railroads Burlington Northern 1970

7-8        Railroads Burlington Northern 1972

9            Railroads Burlington Northern 1973

10          Railroads Burlington Northern 1975-1976

11          Railroads Canadian National Railways 1958-1959

12          Railroads Canadian Pacific Railway 1943

 

Box 62

Folders:

1            Railroads Canadian Pacific Railway 1948-1949

2            Railroads Canadian Pacific Railway 1951

3            Railroads Canadian Pacific Railway 1956

4            Railroads Canadian Pacific Railway 1961

5            Railroads Central of Georgia 1956

6            Railroads Chesapeake and Ohio 1948-1955

7            Railroads Chesapeake and Ohio 1968-1969

8            Railroads Chesapeake and Ohio 1970-1971

9            Railroads Chicago and Eastern Illinois 1946

10          Railroads Chicago and Eastern Illinois 1947

11          Railroads Chicago and Eastern Illinois 1948

12          Railroads Chicago and Eastern Illinois 1949

13          Railroads Chicago and Eastern Illinois 1950

14          Railroads Chicago and Eastern Illinois 1951

15          Railroads Chicago and Eastern Illinois 1953

16          Railroads Chicago and Eastern Illinois 1954

17          Railroads Chicago and Eastern Illinois 1955

18          Railroads Chicago and Eastern Illinois 1956

19          Railroads Chicago and Eastern Illinois 1957

20          Railroads Chicago and Eastern Illinois 1958

21          Railroads Chicago and Eastern Illinois 1959

22          Railroads Chicago and Eastern Illinois 1960

23          Railroads Chicago and Eastern Illinois 1961

24          Railroads Chicago and Eastern Illinois 1962

25          Railroads Chicago and Eastern Illinois 1964

26          Railroads Chicago and Eastern Illinois 1965

 

Box 63

Folders:

1            Railroads Chicago and Eastern Illinois 1966

2            Railroads Chicago and Eastern Illinois 1967

3            Railroads Chicago and Eastern Illinois 1968

4            Railroads Chicago and Eastern Illinois 1969

5            Railroads Chicago and Eastern Illinois-nd.

6            Railroads Chicago and Northwestern 1938

7            Railroads Chicago and Northwestern 1939

8            Railroads Chicago and Northwestern 1940

9            Railroads Chicago and Northwestern 1941

10          Railroads Chicago and Northwestern 1942

11          Railroads Chicago and Northwestern 1944

12-13    Railroads Chicago and Northwestern 1946

14          Railroads Chicago and Northwestern 1947

15          Railroads Chicago and Northwestern 1948

16-17    Railroads Chicago and Northwestern 1949

18          Railroads Chicago and Northwestern 1950

19          Railroads Chicago and Northwestern 1951

20          Railroads Chicago and Northwestern 1953

21          Railroads Chicago and Northwestern 1954

 

Box 64

Folders:

1            Railroads Chicago and Northwestern 1955

2-3        Railroads Chicago and Northwestern 1956

4            Railroads Chicago and Northwestern 1957

5            Railroads Chicago and Northwestern 1958

6            Railroads Chicago and Northwestern 1959

7            Railroads Chicago and Northwestern 1960

8            Railroads Chicago and Northwestern 1961

9            Railroads Chicago and Northwestern 1962

10          Railroads Chicago and Northwestern 1963

11          Railroads Chicago and Northwestern 1964

12          Railroads Chicago and Northwestern 1965

13          Railroads Chicago and Northwestern 1966

14          Railroads Chicago and Northwestern 1967

15          Railroads Chicago and Northwestern 1968

16          Railroads Chicago and Northwestern 1969

17          Railroads Chicago and Northwestern-nd.

18          Railroads Chicago, Western Indiana Railroad 1941

19-20    Railroads Chicago, Burlington and Quincy 1938

21          Railroads Chicago, Burlington and Quincy 1939

 

Box 65

Folders:

1-2        Railroads Chicago, Burlington and Quincy 1941

3            Railroads Chicago, Burlington and Quincy 1942

4            Railroads Chicago, Burlington and Quincy 1944

5            Railroads Chicago, Burlington and Quincy 1945

6            Railroads Chicago, Burlington and Quincy 1946

7            Railroads Chicago, Burlington and Quincy 1947

8            Railroads Chicago, Burlington and Quincy 1948

9            Railroads Chicago, Burlington and Quincy 1949

10          Railroads Chicago, Burlington and Quincy 1950

11          Railroads Chicago, Burlington and Quincy 1951

12-14    Railroads Chicago, Burlington and Quincy 1952

15          Railroads Chicago, Burlington and Quincy 1953

16          Railroads Chicago, Burlington and Quincy 1954

 

Box 66

Folders:

1            Railroads Chicago, Burlington and Quincy 1955

2            Railroads Chicago, Burlington and Quincy 1956

3-7        Railroads Chicago, Burlington and Quincy 1957

8            Railroads Chicago, Burlington and Quincy 1958

9            Railroads Chicago, Burlington and Quincy 1959

10-11    Railroads Chicago, Burlington and Quincy 1960

 

Box 67

Folders:

1-5        Railroads Chicago, Burlington and Quincy 1960

6-9        Railroads Chicago, Burlington and Quincy 1961

 

Box 68

Folders:

1            Railroads Chicago, Burlington and Quincy 1961

2-6        Railroads Chicago, Burlington and Quincy 1962

7-11      Railroads Chicago, Burlington and Quincy 1963

12-15    Railroads Chicago, Burlington and Quincy 1964

 

Box 69

Folders:

1-2        Railroads Chicago, Burlington and Quincy 1964

3-11      Railroads Chicago, Burlington and Quincy 1965

 

Box 70

Folders:

1-5        Railroads Chicago, Burlington and Quincy 1965

6-9        Railroads Chicago, Burlington and Quincy 1966

10          Railroads Chicago, Burlington and Quincy 1967

 

Box 71

Folders:

1-3        Railroads Chicago, Burlington and Quincy 1967

4-8        Railroads Chicago, Burlington and Quincy 1968

 

Box 72

Folders:

1-2        Railroads Chicago, Burlington and Quincy 1968

3-6        Railroads Chicago, Burlington and Quincy 1969

7            Railroads Chicago, Burlington and Quincy 1970

8            Railroads Chicago, Burlington and Quincy 1973-1977

9            Railroads Chicago, Burlington and Quincy-nd.

10          Railroads Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific 1942

11          Railroads Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific 1943

12          Railroads Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific 1945

13          Railroads Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific 1946

 

Box 73

Folders:

1            Railroads Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific 1946

2            Railroads Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific 1947

3            Railroads Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific 1948

4            Railroads Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific 1949

5            Railroads Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific 1950

6            Railroads Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific 1951

7            Railroads Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific 1953

8            Railroads Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific 1954

9-10      Railroads Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific 1955

11          Railroads Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific 1958

12          Railroads Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific 1959

13          Railroads Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific 1960

14          Railroads Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific 1961

15          Railroads Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific 1962

16          Railroads Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific 1963

 

Box 74

Folders:

1            Railroads Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific 1956

2            Railroads Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific 1964

3            Railroads Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific 1965

4            Railroads Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific 1966

5            Railroads Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific 1967

6            Railroads Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific 1968

7-8        Railroads Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific 1969

9            Railroads Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific 1970

10          Railroads Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific 1971-1975

11          Railroads Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific 1953, 1960-1964

12          Railroads Colorado and Southern 1944-1966

 

Box 75

Folders:

1            Railroads Delaware, Lackawanna and Western 1948

2            Railroads Denver and Rio Grande Western 1947

3            Railroads Denver and Rio Grande Western 1948

4            Railroads Denver and Rio Grande Western 1949

5            Railroads Denver and Rio Grande Western 1950

6            Railroads Denver and Rio Grande Western 1951

7            Railroads Denver and Rio Grande Western 1952

8            Railroads Denver and Rio Grande Western 1953

9            Railroads Denver and Rio Grande Western 1954

10          Railroads Denver and Rio Grande Western 1955

11          Railroads Denver and Rio Grande Western 1956

12          Railroads Denver and Rio Grande Western 1958

13          Railroads Denver and Rio Grande Western 1959

14          Railroads Denver and Rio Grande Western 1960

15          Railroads Denver and Rio Grande Western 1961

16          Railroads Denver and Rio Grande Western 1962

17          Railroads Denver and Rio Grande Western 1964

18          Railroads Denver and Rio Grande Western 1965

19          Railroads Denver and Rio Grande Western 1966

20          Railroads Denver and Rio Grande Western 1967

21          Railroads Denver and Rio Grande Western 1968

22          Railroads Denver and Rio Grande Western 1972-1973

23          Railroads Denver and Rio Grande Western 1975

24          Railroads Erie 1952

25          Railroads Florida East Coast 1939, 1949

26          Railroads Fort Worth and Denver City Railway 1947-1957

 

Box 76

Folders:

1            Railroads Fort Worth and Denver City Railway 1958-1966

2            Railroads Grand Trunk and Western 1967

3            Railroads Grand Trunk and Western 1968

4            Railroads Grand Trunk and Western 1969

5            Railroads Grand Trunk and Western 1970-1971

6            Railroads Great Northern 1948, 1951, 1964

7            Railroads Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe 1945-1946

8            Railroads Gulf, Mobile and Ohio 1941

9            Railroads Gulf, Mobile and Ohio 1942

10          Railroads Gulf, Mobile and Ohio 1947

11          Railroads Gulf, Mobile and Ohio 1948

12          Railroads Gulf, Mobile and Ohio 1949

13          Railroads Gulf, Mobile and Ohio 1950

14          Railroads Gulf, Mobile and Ohio 1951

15          Railroads Gulf, Mobile and Ohio 1951

16          Railroads Gulf, Mobile and Ohio 1953

 

Box 77

Folders:

1            Railroads Gulf, Mobile and Ohio 1953

2            Railroads Gulf, Mobile and Ohio 1954

3            Railroads Gulf, Mobile and Ohio 1955

4            Railroads Gulf, Mobile and Ohio 1956

5            Railroads Gulf, Mobile and Ohio 1957

6            Railroads Gulf, Mobile and Ohio 1958

7            Railroads Gulf, Mobile and Ohio 1959

8            Railroads Gulf, Mobile and Ohio 1960

9            Railroads Gulf, Mobile and Ohio 1961

10          Railroads Gulf, Mobile and Ohio 1962

11          Railroads Gulf, Mobile and Ohio 1964

12          Railroads Gulf, Mobile and Ohio 1965

13          Railroads Gulf, Mobile and Ohio 1966

14          Railroads Gulf, Mobile and Ohio 1967

15          Railroads Gulf, Mobile and Ohio 1969

16          Railroads Gulf, Mobile and Ohio-nd.

17          Railroads Illinois Central 1939

18          Railroads Illinois Central 1939

19          Railroads Illinois Central 1940

20          Railroads Illinois Central 1941

 

Box 78

Folders:

1            Railroads Illinois Central 1944

2            Railroads Illinois Central 1945

3            Railroads Illinois Central 1946

4            Railroads Illinois Central 1947

5            Railroads Illinois Central 1948

6            Railroads Illinois Central 1949

7            Railroads Illinois Central 1950

8            Railroads Illinois Central 1951

9            Railroads Illinois Central 1952

10          Railroads Illinois Central 1953

11          Railroads Illinois Central 1954

12          Railroads Illinois Central 1956

13          Railroads Illinois Central 1958

14          Railroads Illinois Central 1959

15          Railroads Illinois Central 1960

16          Railroads Illinois Central 1961

17          Railroads Illinois Central 1962

18          Railroads Illinois Central 1971

19          Railroads Illinois Central 1972

20          Railroads Illinois Central 1976

21          Railroads Illinois Central 1978

22          Railroads Illinois Central-nd.

 

Box 79

Folders:

1            Railroads Kansas City Southern 1924

2            Railroads Kansas City Southern 1944

3            Railroads Kansas City Southern 1948

4            Railroads Kansas City Southern 1951

5            Railroads Kansas City Southern 1955

6            Railroads Lehigh Valley 1947, 1949

7            Railroads Long Island 1961

8            Railroads Louisville and Nashville 1943-1949

9            Railroads Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie 1938

10          Railroads Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie 1949, 1951

11-13    Railroads Missouri, Kansas, Texas 1947

14          Railroads Missouri, Kansas, Texas 1948

 

Box 80

Folders:

1-2        Railroads Missouri, Kansas, Texas 1951

3            Railroads Missouri, Kansas, Texas 1952

4            Railroads Missouri, Kansas, Texas 1953

5            Railroads Missouri, Kansas, Texas 1954

6            Railroads Missouri Pacific 1940

7            Railroads Missouri Pacific 1941

8            Railroads Missouri Pacific 1942

9            Railroads Missouri Pacific 1943

10          Railroads Missouri Pacific 1944

11          Railroads Missouri Pacific 1945

12          Railroads Missouri Pacific 1947

13          Railroads Missouri Pacific 1948

14          Railroads Missouri Pacific 1949

15          Railroads Missouri Pacific 1950

16          Railroads Missouri Pacific 1951

17-18    Railroads Missouri Pacific 1953

19-20    Railroads Missouri Pacific 1954

 

Box 81

Folders:

1-2        Railroads Missouri Pacific 1957

3-4        Railroads Missouri Pacific 1958

5            Railroads Missouri Pacific 1960

6            Railroads Missouri Pacific 1961

7            Railroads Missouri Pacific 1961

8            Railroads Missouri Pacific 1964

9            Railroads Missouri Pacific-nd.

10          Railroads New York Central 1955

11          Railroads New York Central 1957

12-14    Railroads New York Central 1958

15          Railroads New York Central 1959

 

Box 82

Folders:

1            Railroads New York Central 1959

2-3        Railroads New York Central 1960

4            Railroads New York Central 1961

5            Railroads New York Central 1962

6            Railroads New York Central 1963

7            Railroads New York Central 1964

8-9        Railroads New York Central 1965

10-11    Railroads New York Central 1966

12          Railroads New York Central 1968

13-14    Railroads New York Central-nd.

 

Box 83

Folders:

1            Railroads New York, New Haven and Hartford 1949

2-3        Railroads New York, New Haven and Hartford 1957

4            Railroads New York, New Haven and Hartford 1958

5            Railroads New York, New Haven and Hartford 1960

6            Railroads New York, New Haven and Hartford 1962

7            Railroads New York, New Haven and Hartford 1964

8            Railroads Norfolk and Western 1965

9            Railroads Norfolk and Western 1966

10          Railroads Norfolk and Western 1969

11          Railroads Northern Pacific 1950

12          Railroads Pennsylvania 1956

13          Railroads Pennsylvania 1957

14          Railroads Pennsylvania 1966

15          Railroads Pennsylvania 1967

16          Railroads Pennsylvania 1971

17          Railroads Pennsylvania 1972

18          Railroads Pennsylvania 1976

 

Box 84

Folders:

1            Railroads Pennsylvania-nd.

2            Railroads Rock Island 1961

3            Railroads Rock Island 1962

4            Railroads St. Louis and San Francisco 1946

5            Railroads St. Louis, Southwestern 1944

6            Railroads Santa Fe 1939

7            Railroads Santa Fe 1940

8            Railroads Santa Fe 1941

9            Railroads Santa Fe 1946

10          Railroads Santa Fe 1947

11        Railroads Santa Fe 1948

12          Railroads Santa Fe 1949

13          Railroads Santa Fe 1950

14          Railroads Santa Fe 1951

15          Railroads Santa Fe 1953

16          Railroads Santa Fe 1954

17          Railroads Santa Fe 1955

 

Box 85

Folders:

1-2        Railroads Santa Fe 1956

3            Railroads Santa Fe 1957

4-5        Railroads Santa Fe 1958

6-7        Railroads Santa Fe 1959

8            Railroads Santa Fe 1959

9            Railroads Santa Fe 1960

 

Box 86

Folders:

1-2        Railroads Santa Fe 1961

3            Railroads Santa Fe 1962

4            Railroads Santa Fe 1963

5-7        Railroads Santa Fe 1964

8-9        Railroads Santa Fe 1965

 

Box 87

1-4        Railroads Santa Fe 1965

5-8        Railroads Santa Fe 1966

 

Box 88

Folders:

1            Railroads Santa Fe 1967

2-3        Railroads Santa Fe 1968

4-7        Railroads Santa Fe 1969

8            Railroads Santa Fe 1970

 

Box 89

Folders:

1            Railroads Santa Fe 1971

2            Railroads Santa Fe 1972

3            Railroads Santa Fe 1973

4-6        Railroads Santa Fe 1974

7            Railroads Santa Fe 1975

8            Railroads Santa Fe-nd.

9            Railroads Seaboard 1946-1972

10          Railroads Soo Line 1938

11          Railroads Soo Line 1940

12          Railroads Soo Line 1941

13          Railroads Soo Line 1942

14          Railroads Soo Line 1944

15          Railroads Soo Line 1945

16          Railroads Soo Line 1946

17          Railroads Soo Line 1948

18          Railroads Soo Line 1949

19          Railroads Soo Line 1950

20          Railroads Soo Line 1951

 

Box 90

Folders:

1            Railroads Soo Line 1952

2            Railroads Soo Line 1953

3            Railroads Soo Line 1954

4            Railroads Soo Line 1955

5            Railroads Soo Line 1956

6            Railroads Soo Line 1957

7            Railroads Soo Line 1958

8            Railroads Soo Line 1959

9            Railroads Soo Line 1960

10          Railroads Soo Line 1961

11          Railroads Soo Line 1962

12          Railroads Soo Line 1963

13          Railroads Soo Line 1965

14          Railroads Soo Line 1966

15          Railroads Soo Line 1967

16          Railroads Southern 1969

17-18    Railroads Southern 1970

19          Railroads Southern 1977

20          Railroads Southern Pacific 1948

21          Railroads Southern Pacific 1949-1971

22          Railroads Texas Pacific 1943-1946

23          Railroads Texas Pacific 1950

24          Railroads Texas Pacific 1955

25          Railroads Union Pacific 1939

26          Railroads Union Pacific 1940

27          Railroads Union Pacific 1942

28          Railroads Union Pacific 1945

29          Railroads Union Pacific 1946

 

Box 91

Folders:

1            Railroads Union Pacific 1946

2-4        Railroads Union Pacific 1947

5            Railroads Union Pacific 1948

6            Railroads Union Pacific 1949

7            Railroads Union Pacific 1950

8            Railroads Union Pacific 1951

9-10      Railroads Union Pacific 1953

 

Box 92

Folders:

1            Railroads Union Pacific 1954

2            Railroads Union Pacific 1955

3            Railroads Union Pacific 1956

4            Railroads Union Pacific 1957

5            Railroads Union Pacific 1958

6-7        Railroads Union Pacific 1959

8            Railroads Union Pacific 1960

9            Railroads Union Pacific 1961

10          Railroads Union Pacific 1962

11          Railroads Union Pacific 1963

12          Railroads Union Pacific 1963

 

Box 93

Folders:

1-3        Railroads Union Pacific 1964

4            Railroads Union Pacific 1965

5            Railroads Union Pacific 1966

6            Railroads Union Pacific 1967

7            Railroads Union Pacific 1969

8            Railroads Wabash 1949-1961

9            Railroads Western Pacific 1945, 1969

10          Railroads Wichita Valley 1946

 

Sound recordings (audio tapes):

Reel 1-2       BSCP National Convention, 1956

Reel 3-4       Speeches by A. Philip Randolph 1955-1956

Reel 5-11     BSCP Twentieth Anniversary Celebration 1953

Reel 12        Address by A. Philip Randolph on the Increase of Dues-nd.

Reel 13-15   Speeches by Milton P. Webster 1955-1956

Reel 16-17   Speeches by Messrs. Vezina, J.F. Griner, K. Kaplansky 1955

Reel 18        Unidentified

 

Box 94

Folders:

1            Topical Files A. Philip Randolph Institute 1967-1971

2            Topical Files A. Philip Randolph Institute 1972

3            Topical Files A. Philip Randolph Institute 1972

4            Topical Files Adams, J.J. 1966

5            Topical Files Adjustment Board 1949

6            Topical Files Adult Education 1969

7            Topical Files American Foundation for Negro Affairs 1969

8            Topical Files American Train Dispatchers Association 1963

9            Topical Files Annual $10.00 Notice 1952

10          Topical Files Application 1955

11          Topical Files Army discharge of BSCP membership 1942

12          Topical Files Arnold, E. 1966

13          Topical Files Association of American Railways 1955

14          Topical Files Association of Western Railways 1956

15          Topical Files Atlantic Coast Line Porters 1949

16          Topical Files Audit Report 1959

17          Topical Files Authorization for Handling Board Cases 1945

18          Topical Files Away from Home Expenses 1963

 19         Topical Files Board of Fundamental Education 1970

20          Topical Files Bowe, William 1965

21          Topical Files Canadian Railway Board of Adjustment 1940

22          Topical Files Civil Rights Committee 1964

23          Topical Files Chicago-Midwest Detroit-Pittsburgh Zone Conference 1955

24          Topical Files Chicago-Midwest Detroit-Pittsburgh Zone Conference 1955

 

Box 95

Folders:

1            Topical Files Civil Right Commission 1957

2            Topical Files Commissary Delinquents 1947-1948

Shelf      Topical Files Commodity Report 1952

3            Topical Files Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) Pullman Porter's Organizing Committee 1946

4            Topical Files Constitution (AFL-CIO) 1955

5            Topical Files Cotton Belt-nd.

6            Topical Files Credit Unions 1971-1972

7            Topical Files Debs, Eugene V. Awards Dinner 1967

8            Topical Files Dellums, C.L. nd.

9            Topical Files Dinner Committee 1969

10          Topical Files Dining Car Employees Proposals for $.25 Per Hour Increase 1956

11          Topical Files Election of Officials 1962

12          Topical Files Election of Officials 1974

13          Topical Files Eufre, P.C. 1966

14          Topical Files Firemen's Conference 1951

15          Topical Files Firemen's Conference 1956-1958

16          Topical Files Full Crew Bill 1949

17          Topical Files Gaines, Houston 1966

18          Topical Files Health and Welfare 1968

19          Topical Files Income Tax 1957

20          Topical Files Income Tax Analysis 1946

21          Topical Files Income Tax for Porters 1956

22          Topical Files Income Tax for Porters 1957

23          Topical Files Income Tax on Porters Tips 1949

24          Topical Files Income Tax Report 1955

25          Topical Files Income Tax Report 1958

26          Topical Files Income Tax Report 1960

27          Topical Files Income Tax Report 1961

28          Topical Files Income Tax Traveling Report 1961

 

Box 96

Folders:

1            Topical Files Information 1977

2            Topical Files International Association of Railway Employees 1961

3            Topical Files International Speech and Report Given by A. Philip Randolph 1968

4            Topical Files Interim Report to the Mayor from the City Commissioner on Human Rights of New York 1963

5            Topical Files Jackson, O.W. 1966

6            Topical Files Joint Council Controversy 1961

7            Topical Files Labor Organization 1964

8            Topical Files Lather's Case Decree 1958

9            Topical Files Lease with Continental Properties 1952

10          Topical Files Libel Suit Against CIO 1949

11          Topical Files Lie Detector Tests 1953

12          Topical Files List of Presidents-nd.

13          Topical Files McNeal, T.D. 1966

14          Topical Files Menus-nd.

15          Topical Files Metropolitan Community Church 1969-1970

16          Topical Files Minutes of Meetings-nd.

17          Topical Files Miscellaneous Contracts 1940-1958

18          Topical Files Miscellaneous Material 1976

19          Topical Files Monthly Meetings 1975

 

Box 97

Folders:

1            Topical Files Monthly Meetings 1976

2            Topical Files National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) 1969-1970

3            Topical Files NAACP 1971

4            Topical Files NAACP 1972-1977

5            Topical Files National Labor Regulations Act-nd.

6            Topical Files National Mediation Board 1962

7            Topical Files Negro American Labor Council 1968

Shelf      Topical Files News clippings 1930-1931

8            Topical Files News clippings 1956

9            Topical Files News clippings-nd.

10-11    Topical Files Petition 1954

12          Topical Files Photographs (Duplicates)-nd.

 

Box 98

Folders:

1            Printed Material 1929

2            Printed Material 1930

3            Printed Material 1936

4            Printed Material 1939

5            Printed Material 1941

6            Printed Material 1942

7            Printed Material 1944

8            Printed Material 1945

9            Printed Material 1946

10          Printed Material 1947

11          Printed Material 1948

12          Printed Material 1949

13          Printed Material 1950

14          Printed Material 1951

15          Printed Material 1952

16          Printed Material 1953

17          Printed Material 1954

18          Printed Material 1955

19          Printed Material 1956

20          Printed Material 1957

 

Box 99

Folders:

1            Printed Material 1959

2            Printed Material 1960

3            Printed Material 1961

4            Printed Material 1963

5            Printed Material 1964

6            Printed Material 1965

7            Printed Material 1966

8            Printed Material 1967

9            Printed Material 1968

10          Printed Material 1969

11          Printed Material 1970

12          Printed Material 1971

13          Printed Material 1972

14          Printed Material 1973-1978

15-16    Printed Material-nd.

 

Box 100

Folders:

1            Proceedings of BSCP Provisional Committee 1947

2            Railroad Adjustment Board 1957

3            Railroad Discharge Forms 1965

4            Railroad Retirement Board 1940-1948

5            Railway Labor Executives Association 1951-1955

6            Railway Labor Executives Association 1956

7            Railway Labor Executives Association 1957

8            Railway Labor Executives Association 1958

9            Rates of Pay 1951

10          Receipts of Selected Items in Chicago Commerce 1902-1911

11          Resolution 46

12          Revision of Constitution 1955

13          Rosters-nd.

 

Box 101

Folders:

1            Rosters-nd.

2            Rosters-nd.

3            Rule Governing Monthly Reports of Railroad Accidents 1957

4            Rump Meetings 1955

5            Salary Checks 1966

6            SCLC 1971

7            Section 6-nd.

8            Shackelford, Personal Miscellaneous 1965-1969

9            Shackelford, Personal Miscellaneous 1971

10          Shackelford, Personal Miscellaneous 1972

11          Shackelford, Personal Miscellaneous 1975

12          Shackelford, Personal Miscellaneous 1976

13          Shackelford, Personal Miscellaneous-nd.

14          Southern Zone Conference 1949

15          Strike Instructions 1963

16          Thompson, L.B. 1970-1971

 

Box 102

Folders:

1            Travel Vouchers for Troop Movements 1962-1968

2            Travelers Insurance Company 1957

3            Travelers Insurance Company 1970

4            Torry, J.P. 1966

5            Train Porters 1939-1940

6            Unemployment Insurance Benefits 1955

7            Union Material-Miscellaneous 1967-1970

8            Union Material-Miscellaneous 1972

9            Union Material-Miscellaneous 1973

10          Union Material-Miscellaneous 1974

11          Union Material-Miscellaneous 1975

12          Union Material-Miscellaneous 1976

13          Union Shop Law 1950

14          Union Shop Proposals 1951

15          Vacation and Holiday Movement 1959

16          Wage Stabilization Board 1951-1952

17          Washington Job Protection Agreement 1961

18          Webster, Milton P.-nd.

19          Welfare Benefits 1955

20          Workmen's Compensation Act 1941

 

Series 2. BSCP International Files, 1938-1975 (Boxes 103-117)

Box 103

Folders:

1            BSCP International Convention arrangements and resolutions 1948

2            BSCP International Convention arrangements and resolutions 1950

3-4        BSCP International Convention arrangements and resolutions 1953

5            BSCP International Convention arrangements and resolutions 1953

6            BSCP International Convention arrangements and resolutions 1956

7-12      BSCP International Convention arrangements and resolutions 1959

13          BSCP International Convention arrangements and resolutions 1962

 

Box 104

Folders:

1            BSCP International Convention arrangements and resolutions 1962

2            BSCP International Convention arrangements and resolutions 1965

3-4        BSCP International Convention arrangements and resolutions 1975

 

Box 105

Folders:

1-2        Convention Proceedings transcripts 1938

3-4        Convention Proceedings transcripts 1940

5            Convention Proceedings transcripts 1942

6-7        Convention Proceedings transcripts 1944

8            Convention Proceedings transcripts 1946

 

Box 106

Folders:

1            Convention Proceedings transcripts 1946

2            Convention Proceedings transcripts 1948

3-4        Convention Proceedings transcripts 1950

5            Convention Proceedings transcripts 1953

6-7        Convention Proceedings transcripts 1956

 

Box 107

Folders:

1-2        Convention Proceedings transcripts 1959

3-4        Convention Proceedings transcripts 1962

 

Box 108

Folders:

1-2        Convention Proceedings transcripts 1965

3            Convention Proceedings transcripts 1969

4            Convention Proceedings transcripts 1971

5-6        Convention Proceedings transcripts 1975

 

Box 109

Folders:

1            Financial Reports 1944-1946

2            Financial Reports 1948

3-6        Financial Reports 1949

7-8        Financial Reports 1950

9-10      Financial Reports 1951

11-14    Financial Reports 1952

15          Financial Reports 1953

 

Box 110

Folders:

1            Financial Reports 1953

2-4        Financial Reports 1954

5-7        Financial Reports 1955

8-10      Financial Reports 1956

11          Financial Reports 1957

 

Box 111

Folders:

1-2        Financial Reports 1957

3-7        Financial Reports 1958

8-11      Financial Reports 1959

12          Financial Reports 1960

 

Box 112

Folders:

1            Financial Reports 1960

2-4        Financial Reports 1961

5-7        Financial Reports 1962

 

Box 113

Folders:

1            Financial Reports 1962

2-4        Financial Reports 1963

5-7        Financial Reports 1964

8            Financial Reports 1965

9            Financial Reports 1968

10-11    Financial Reports 1972

12          Financial Reports 1977

 

Box 114

Folders:

1            Minutes Mar 1948

2            Minutes June 1948

3            Minutes Sept 1948

4            Minutes 1948 (International Board Correspondence)

5            Minutes Apr 1949

6            Minutes Dec 1949

7            Minutes Jan 1950

8-9        Minutes Sept 8-9, 1950

10          Minutes Sept 15, 1950

11          Minutes Feb 1951

12          Minutes May 1951

13          Minutes Dec 1951

14          Minutes May 1952

15          Minutes Nov 1952

16          Minutes Dec 1952

17          Minutes 1952 (International Board Correspondence)

18          Minutes May 1953

 

Box 115

Folders:

1            Minutes Sept 1953

2            Minutes Oct 2, 10, 1953

3            Minutes Oct 4, 9, 1953

4-5        Minutes May 3-6, 1954

6-7        Minutes Dec 6-9, 1954

8-9        Minutes May 16-18, 1955

10-11    Minutes Nov 27-28, 1955

12-14    Minutes Sept 6-14, 1956

 

Box 116

Folders:

1            Minutes Nov 1956

2            Minutes May 6-8, 1957

3            Minutes 1957 (International Board Correspondence)

4-5        Minutes Dec 16-18, 1957

6-7        Minutes June 2-4, 1958

8-9        Minutes Dec 8-11, 1958

10          Minutes 1950 (International Board Correspondence)

11-12    Minutes May 4-6, 1959

13          Minutes Sept 4, 1959

14          Minutes Sept 11-13, 1959

 

Box 117

Folders:

1            Minutes 1959 (International Board Correspondence)

2-3        Minutes May 31-June 2, 1960

4-5        Minutes Mar 27-29, 1961

6            Minutes Dec 1-2, 1961

7            Minutes Dec 4, 1961

8            Minutes Feb 1962

9            Minutes May 1962

10          Minutes Sept 1962

11-12    Minutes May 31-June 4, 1963

13          Minutes 1963 (International Board Correspondence)

14          Minutes Jan 1964

15          Minutes Aug 1964

 

Series 3. Ladies Auxiliary of the BSCP, 1931-1968 (Boxes 118-128)

Box 118

Folders:

1-2        Alphabetical Correspondence Convention Proceedings 1946

3            Alphabetical Correspondence Convention Proceedings 1946-1947

4            Alphabetical Correspondence Co-op Buying Club 1941

5            Alphabetical Correspondence Co-op Buying Club 1942

6            Alphabetical Correspondence Co-op Buying Club 1943

7            Alphabetical Correspondence Co-op Buying Club 1944

8            Alphabetical Correspondence Co-op Buying Club 1945

9            Alphabetical Correspondence Co-op Buying Club 1948

10          Alphabetical Correspondence Co-op Buying Club 1949

11          Alphabetical Correspondence Co-op Buying Club 1950

12          Alphabetical Correspondence Co-op Buying Club 1951

13          Alphabetical Correspondence Co-op Buying Club 1952

14          Alphabetical Correspondence Co-op Buying Club 1953

 

Box 119

Folders:

1            Alphabetical Correspondence McLaurin, Benjamin F. 1949-1950

2            Alphabetical Correspondence Nashville Ladies Auxiliary 1949-1950

3            Alphabetical Correspondence New Orleans Ladies Auxiliary 1949

4            Alphabetical Correspondence New York Ladies Auxiliary 1949

5            Alphabetical Correspondence New York Ladies Auxiliary 1950

6            Alphabetical Correspondence Norfolk Ladies Auxiliary 1949-1950

7            Alphabetical Correspondence Nutall, Ardella 1949-1950

8            Alphabetical Correspondence Oakland Ladies Auxiliary 1949-1950

9            Alphabetical Correspondence Omaha Ladies Auxiliary 1949-1950

10          Alphabetical Correspondence Opening and Closing Ceremony of the Auxiliary 1946-1947

11          Alphabetical Correspondence Oklahoma City Ladies Auxiliary 1949-1950

12          Alphabetical Correspondence Parsons-Denison Ladies Auxiliary 1949-1950

13          Alphabetical Correspondence Philadelphia Ladies Auxiliary 1949-1950

14          Alphabetical Correspondence Pittsburgh Ladies Auxiliary 1949-1950

15          Alphabetical Correspondence Portland Ladies Auxiliary 1949-1950

16          Alphabetical Correspondence Printed Matter 1940-1950

17          Alphabetical Correspondence Randolph, A. Philip 1949-1950

18          Alphabetical Correspondence Richmond Ladies Auxiliary 1949-1950

19          Alphabetical Correspondence St. Louis Ladies Auxiliary 1949-1950

20          Alphabetical Correspondence St. Paul Ladies Auxiliary 1949-1950

21          Alphabetical Correspondence Salt Lake City Ladies Auxiliary 1949-1950

22          Alphabetical Correspondence San Antonio Ladies Auxiliary 1949-1950

 

Box 120

Folders:

1            Alphabetical Correspondence Seattle Ladies Auxiliary 1949-1950

2            Alphabetical Correspondence Shreveport Ladies Auxiliary 1949-1950

3            Alphabetical Correspondence Scholarship Data-Summer Labor Schools 1949

4            Alphabetical Correspondence Scholarship Data-Summer Labor Schools 1950

5            Alphabetical Correspondence Smith, Bennie 1949-1950

6            Alphabetical Correspondence Tampa Ladies Auxiliary 1949-1950

7            Alphabetical Correspondence Toronto Ladies Auxiliary (Canadian Pacific Railroad) 1949-1950

8            Alphabetical Correspondence Toronto Ladies Auxiliary (Pullman) 1949-1950

9            Alphabetical Correspondence Totten, Ashley L. 1949-1950

10          Alphabetical Correspondence Tucker, Rosina C. 1943-1949

11          Alphabetical Correspondence Tucker, Rosina C. 1951

12          Alphabetical Correspondence Tucker, Rosina C. 1952

13          Alphabetical Correspondence Tucson Ladies Auxiliary 1949-1950

14          Alphabetical Correspondence Vancouver Ladies Auxiliary 1949-1950

15          Alphabetical Correspondence Washington Ladies Auxiliary 1949-1950

16          Alphabetical Correspondence Winnipeg Ladies Auxiliary 1949-1950

17          Alphabetical Correspondence Women's Trade Union League 1949-1950

 

Box 121

Folders:

1            Chronological Correspondence Historical Data-nd.

2            Chronological Correspondence 1931

3            Chronological Correspondence 1938

4            Chronological Correspondence 1939

5            Chronological Correspondence Jan-Feb 1940

6            Chronological Correspondence June-Aug 1940

7            Chronological Correspondence Sept 1940

8            Chronological Correspondence Oct-Dec 1940

9            Chronological Correspondence Jan-Dec 1941

10          Chronological Correspondence 1941, nd.

11          Chronological Correspondence Jan-Feb 1942

12          Chronological Correspondence Mar 1942

13          Chronological Correspondence Apr 1942

14          Chronological Correspondence May 1942

 

Box 122

Folders:

1            Chronological Correspondence June 1942

2            Chronological Correspondence July 1942

3            Chronological Correspondence Aug 1942

4            Chronological Correspondence Sept 1942

5            Chronological Correspondence Oct 1942

6            Chronological Correspondence Nov-Dec 1942

7            Chronological Correspondence Jan-Feb 1943

8            Chronological Correspondence Mar-June 1943

9            Chronological Correspondence July-Oct 1943

10          Chronological Correspondence Nov-Dec 1943

11          Chronological Correspondence Jan-May 1944

 

Box 123

Folders:

1            Chronological Correspondence June-Aug 1944

2-3        Chronological Correspondence Sept 1944

4            Chronological Correspondence Oct-Dec 1944

5            Chronological Correspondence Jan-Mar 1945

6            Chronological Correspondence Apr-June 1945

7            Chronological Correspondence July-Oct 1945

8            Chronological Correspondence Nov-Dec 1945

9            Chronological Correspondence Jan 1946

10          Chronological Correspondence Feb-Mar 1946

11          Chronological Correspondence Apr-June 1946

 

Box 124

Folders:

1            Chronological Correspondence July-Aug 1946

2-4        Chronological Correspondence Sept 1946

5            Chronological Correspondence Oct-Dec 1946

6-7        Chronological Correspondence 1946, nd.

8            Chronological Correspondence Jan-June 1947

9            Chronological Correspondence July-Oct 1947

 

Box 125

Folders:

1            Chronological Correspondence Nov-Dec 1947

2            Chronological Correspondence Jan-Mar 1948

3            Chronological Correspondence Apr-May 1948

4            Chronological Correspondence June-July 1948

5            Chronological Correspondence Aug 1948

6-7        Chronological Correspondence Sept 13-15, 1948

8-10      Chronological Correspondence Sept 1948(?)

 

Box 126

Folders:

1            Chronological Correspondence Sept 1948(?)

2            Chronological Correspondence Oct 1948

3            Chronological Correspondence Nov 1948

4            Chronological Correspondence Dec 1948

5            Chronological Correspondence Jan-July 1949

6            Chronological Correspondence Aug-Dec 1949

7            Chronological Correspondence 1949, nd.

8            Chronological Correspondence Jan-May 1950

9            Chronological Correspondence June 1950

10          Chronological Correspondence July-Aug 1950

11          Chronological Correspondence Sept 11-13, 1950

 

Box 127

Folders:

1            Chronological Correspondence Sept 11-13, 1950

2            Chronological Correspondence Sept 1950(?)

3            Chronological Correspondence Oct-Nov 1950

4            Chronological Correspondence Dec 1950

5            Chronological Correspondence 1950, nd.

6            Chronological Correspondence Jan-June 1951

7            Chronological Correspondence July-Dec 1951

8            Chronological Correspondence Jan-May 1952

9            Chronological Correspondence June-Dec 1952

10          Chronological Correspondence Jan 1953

 

Box 128

Folders:

1            Chronological Correspondence Oct 1953

2            Chronological Correspondence Nov-Dec 1953

3            Chronological Correspondence 1954

4            Chronological Correspondence Jan-May 1955

5            Chronological Correspondence June-Dec 1955

6            Chronological Correspondence Jan-July 1956

7            Chronological Correspondence Aug-Dec 1956

8            Chronological Correspondence 1959

9            Chronological Correspondence 1962

10          Chronological Correspondence 1968

 

Shelf      Halena Wilson Scrapbook-nd.

 

Series 4. Saint Louis Division Scrapbook, 1942-1944 (Shelf)

Shelf      Pages 1-126: Jan 1942-July 1943

Shelf      Pages 127-254: July 1943-Feb 1944

Shelf      Pages 255-375: Feb 1944-Oct 1944

 

Series 5. Milton P. Webster’s Fair Employment Practices Commission (FEPC) Files, 1941-1946 (Boxes 129-134)

Box 129

Folders:

1            Correspondence June 1941

2            Correspondence July 1941

3            Correspondence Aug 1941

4            Correspondence Sept 1941

5            Correspondence Oct 1941

6            Correspondence Nov 1941

7            Correspondence Dec 1941

8            Correspondence 1941, nd.

9            Correspondence Feb 15, 1942

10          Correspondence Jan-Feb 16, 1942

11-12    Correspondence Jan-Feb 17, 1942

13          Correspondence Feb-Mar 1942

 

Box 130

Folders:

1-2        Correspondence Apr 1942

3            Correspondence May 1942

4-5        Correspondence June 1942

6-7        Correspondence July 1942

8-9        Correspondence Aug 1942

10          Correspondence Sept 1942

 

Box 131

Folders:

1-2        Correspondence Oct 1942

3-4        Correspondence Nov 1942

5-6        Correspondence Dec 1942

7-9        Correspondence 1942, nd.

10          Correspondence Jan 1943

11          Correspondence Feb 1943

 

Box 132

Folders:

1-2        Correspondence Feb 1943

3            Correspondence Mar 1943

4-5        Correspondence Apr 1943

6            Correspondence May 1943

7            Correspondence June 1943

8            Correspondence July 1943

9            Correspondence Aug 1943

10          Correspondence Sept 1943

 

Box 133

Folders:

1-2        Correspondence Sept 1943

3            Correspondence Oct 1943

4            Correspondence Nov 1943

5            Correspondence Dec 1943

6-7        Correspondence 1943, nd.

8            Correspondence Jan 1944

9            Correspondence Feb 1944

10          Correspondence Mar 1944

11          Correspondence Apr 1944

12          Correspondence May 1944

13          Correspondence June 1944

14          Correspondence July 1944

 

Box 134

Folders:

1            Correspondence Aug 1944

2            Correspondence Sept 1944

3            Correspondence Oct 1944

4            Correspondence Nov 1944

5            Correspondence Dec 1944

6-7        Correspondence 1944, nd.

8            Correspondence Jan 1945

9            Correspondence Feb 1945

10          Correspondence Mar 1945

11          Correspondence Apr 1945

12          Correspondence May 1945

13          Correspondence June 1945

14          Correspondence July 1945

15          Correspondence Aug 1945

16          Correspondence Sept-Dec 1945

17          Correspondence Jan-June 1945

 

Shelf      News clippings Scrapbook 1941-1942