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Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Simpson Division 210 records

 Collection
Identifier: L1973-45

Scope and Content of the Records

The Records, 1884-1918; 1949, of Simpson Division 210 of the Grand International Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers consist primarily of correspondence, financial documents, minutes and committee reports. In addition to day-to-day union affairs, the correspondents (1891-1918) discuss the strike against the Southern Railway System by the Order of Railroad Telegraphers, 1900; contract negotiations, 1905; the Concerted Movements for the Eight Hour Day, 1915-1918; and state and national legislation affecting railway employees. The minutes (1890-1916) illuminate the interest of the rank-and-file in work rules and contract terms, grievance procedures and decisions, committee investigations and the care of indigent members and survivors of members. The financial documents (1884-1917) include audits and monthly, quarterly and annual statements from Division 210 and the Grand Brotherhood. Reports (1900-1916) on charges against, and grievances of, Division 210 members comprise the bulk of the remainder of the collection.

Dates

  • 1884-1918; 1949

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the Worldwide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult the reference archivist to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original. All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.
Oversized materials stored off-site. Contact archivist in advance to view these materials; 24-hour notice is required.

Historical Note

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Simpson Division 210 located in Macon, Georgia was chartered in 1883.

Extent

2.5 Linear Feet (in 7 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Simpson Division 210, located in Macon, Georgia, received its charter in 1883. The local's records, 1884-1918, 1949, consist primarily of correspondence, financial documents, minutes and committee reports.

Off-Site Storage

Oversized materials stored off-site. Contact archivist in advance to view these materials; 24-hour notice is required.

Acquisition Information

Donated in 1973.

Separated Materials

During processing, materials were separated to other Southern Labor Archives Printed Collections. For periodicals, see the Southern Labor Archives periodicals collection finding aid or catalog. For proceedings or monographs, consult archivist.

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Periodicals Collection

  1. Columbus (Georgia) Trades and Labor Advertiser, February 15, 1957

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Proceedings Collection

  1. Grand International Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Second Biennial Convention, List of Officers and Delegates, 1896
  2. Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Mattoon Ill.), Division 37 -- Mattoon, Commercial (Souvenir Edition), 1900

Transferred to Georgia State University Library general collection (consult catalog for access)

  1. Six volumes

Processing Information

Processed by Robert Dinwiddie at the file level, June 1974.
Title
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Simpson Division 210 (Macon, Georgia):
Subtitle
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
June 1974
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • May 2001: EAD finding aid created by Apex Data Services.
  • February 2018, March 2020: Edited by Hal Hansen

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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Atlanta, Georgia 30303
404-413-2880
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