Order of Railway Telegraphers (Atlanta, Ga.) records
Scope and Content of the Records
The records of the Order of Railway Telegraphers, 1899-1900, consists of five bulletins providing the latest news of the strike by members in Atlanta against the Southern Railway Company.
- Creation: 1899-1900
- Order of Railway Telegraphers of North America (Organization)
Restrictions on Access
Collection is open for research use.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Georgia State University is the owner of the physical collection and makes reproductions available for research, subject to the copyright law of the United States and item condition. Georgia State University may or may not own the rights to materials in the collection. It is the researcher's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and obtain permission from the copyright holder before publication, reproduction, or display of the materials beyond what is reasonable under copyright law. Researchers may quote selections from the collection under the fair use provision of copyright law.
History of the Order of Railway Telegraphers
Railroad telegraphers first began trade union activities during the Civil War when they joined with their commercial counterparts to create the National Telegraphic Union in 1863, but it was short-lived. In 1886, a group of railroad telegraphers met in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to form a secret organization named the Order of Railway Telegraphers of North America, primarily a fraternal organization. Rivalries from other union groups forced the organization to turn to a more protective trade union similar in form and structure to other railroad brotherhoods and began collective bargaining.
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Language of Materials
The records of the Order of Railway Telegraphers, 1899-1900, consist of five bulletins on a strike in Atlanta.
Collection purchased by Bookworm and Silverfish, 1979.
Processed by Robert Dinwiddie at the file level, 1980. This collection guide was created from a legacy finding aid. The inventory's contents and storage locations of separated materials (if applicable) were not verified at that time.
- Order of Railway Telegraphers (Atlanta, Georgia):
- A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
- Georgia State University Library
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