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Association of Colored Railway Trainmen and Locomotive Firemen records

 Collection
Identifier: L1991-06

Scope and Content of the Records

The collection consists of records of the ACTA and its predecessors. The collection includes correspondence pertaining to grievance and disciplinary cases between union officers, primarily B.G. McCullough, and various railroad company officials; transcripts of accident investigations; transcripts of proceedings called to hear charges of misconduct brought against a union member; and minutes and summaries of national meetings held in 1934 and 1936 to organize a national union for colored railroad workers.

Dates

  • 1918-1936

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.

Historical Note

Founded in 1912 as the Colored Trainmen of America, the union reorganized in 1918 as the Associated Colored Trainmen of America, and again in 1936 as the Association of Colored Railway Trainmen and Locomotive Firemen.

Extent

0.16 Linear Feet (in 7 folders)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

Founded in 1912 as the Colored Trainmen of America, the union reorganized in 1918 as the Associated Colored Trainmen of America, and again in 1936 as the Association of Colored Railway Trainmen and Locomotive Firemen. The collection consists of records of the ACTA and its predecessors, 1918-1936. The collection includes correspondence pertaining to grievance and disciplinary cases; transcripts of accident investigations and misconduct proceedings; and minutes and summaries of meetings held in 1934 and 1936 to organize a national union for colored railroad workers.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Bolerium Books, March 1991.

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in This Repository

  1. Railroad unions contracts collection, 1898-1974 (L-contracts_railroad)
  2. Order of Railway Telegraphers (Atlanta, Ga.) records, 1899-1900 (L1979-39)
  3. Brotherhood of Railway, Airline, and Steamship Clerks, System Board 96 records, 1918-1978 (L1989-18)
  4. Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, Local 536 (Paducah, Ky.) records, 1916-1924 (L2007-03)
  5. Robert W. Smith collection of Brotherhood of Railway and Steamship Clerks, Freight Handlers, Express, and Station Employes membership cards, 1941-1969 (L2008-15)
  6. Amalgamated Transit Union, Division 732 records, 1919-1981 (L1982-02)
  7. Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Simpson Division 210 records, 1884-1949 (L1973-45)

Processing Information

Processed by Robert Dinwiddie at the file level, March 1995.
Title
Association of Colored Railway Trainmen and Locomotive Firemen:
Subtitle
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
March 1995
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.
  • 2007: EAD revised by William Hardesty.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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