Guide to the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen Lodge 833 (Malden, WA) Attendance Register 1927-1961
Cage 5057

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen Lodge 833 (Malden, WA) Attendance Register
ID
Cage 5057
Date [inclusive]
1927-1961
Extent
1.0 folder
General Physical Description note
.10 linear feet of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
This collection consists of a single item, a bound attendance register for the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen Lodge 833 (Malden, WA), covering the years 1927-1961.

Preferred Citation note

Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen Lodge 833 (Malden, WA) Attendance Register, 1927-1961

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

The Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen was founded in 1883 in Oneonta, N.Y. as a protective and insurance organization. By the time of its merger with three other railroad labor unions to form the United Transportation Union in 1969, it had the greatest membership of any of the operating railroad brotherhoods.

The Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen (BRT) was established to represent members' interests in obtaining a satisfactory contract with management. The first Canadian lodge was established in Moncton, New Brunswick in 1885, and the first Ladies' Auxiliary was organized in Fort Gratiot, Mich. in 1889. These records reflect the union's political and fraternal activities as well as its actions in the areas of collective bargaining, grievances, and railroad and labor legislation. As the largest of the unions which merged to form the United Transportation Union in 1969, the bulk of its then current files formed the basis for the files now held in the merged union's headquarters.

The rail service members of the BRT included conductors and their assistants, dining car stewards, ticket collectors, train baggagemen, brakemen, and train flagmen. The yard service members of the BRT included yardmasters, yard conductors, switchtenders, foremen, flagmen, brakemen, switchmen, car tenders, operators, hump riders, and car operators. In 1933, the BRT organized interstate bus operators, and included them under BRT contracts held with U.S. bus companies.

BRT officers were elected at the Grand Lodge Convention of the Brotherhood, held every 4 years. The principal officers included a president, an assistant to the president, a general secretary-treasurer, Canadian and national legislative representatives, a senior vice-president, BRT representative, and National Railroad Board of Adjustment representative. The BRT had four governing boards: the Board of Directors, Board of Trustees and Insurance, Board of Appeals, and Executive Board.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of a single item, a bound attendance register for the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen Lodge 833 (Malden, WA), covering the years 1927-1961.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2013

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright restrictions apply.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

This item was donated to the Washington State University Libraries by the Whitman County Library in 2012 (MS 2013-04).

Processing Information note

This collection was processed by Cheryl Gunselman.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen

Subject(s)

  • Labor Unions
  • Labor unions -- United States
  • Railroad conductors -- United States -- Washington (State)
  • Railroad employees
  • Railroad law -- United States
  • Railroads
  • Switchmen -- United States
  • Washington (State)

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