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Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Simpson Division 210 (Macon, Georgia):

A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library

Georgia State University
Georgia State University
Special Collections and Archives
100 Decatur St., SE
Atlanta, GA 30303-3202
404-413-2880
Fax: 404-413-2881
archives@gsu.edu

May 2001



Profile Description

Creation: Text converted and initial EAD tagging provided by Apex Data Services, May 2001.
Language: English

Collection Summary

Repository: Georgia State University, University Library, Special Collections and Archives, Atlanta
Creator: Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers (U.S.). Simpson Division 210 (Macon, Ga.)
Title: Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Simpson Division 210 Records
Dates: 1884-1918; 1949
Extent2.5 linear feet
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.
Identification: L1973-45
LanguageEnglish.

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.


Historical Note

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


Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the Georgia State University Library online catalog (GIL). Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Order of Railroad Telegraphers (U.S.)
Southern Railway (U.S.)
Eight-hour movement
Labor unions--Locomotive engineers--Georgia
Labor unions--Georgia--Local unions
Locomotive engineers--Georgia
Strikes and lockouts--Telegraphers
Georgia--Labor--Trade-unions
Macon (Ga.)--Labor--Trade-unions

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access. Oversize material stored offsite; allow 24 hours for retrieval.

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.


Administrative Information

Citation

[item], [folder title], [series title], Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Simpson Division 210 (Macon, Ga.) Records, L1973-45, Southern Labor Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.


Separated Material

Separated material: During processing, printed material was transferred to other Southern Labor Archives Collections. See List of Separated Material following Detailed Description of the Collection.


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