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Association of Colored Railway Trainmen and Locomotive Firemen:

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 Library, Special Collections and Archives, Atlanta
Creator: Association of Colored Railway Trainmen and Locomotive Firemen.
Title: Association of Colored Railway Trainmen and Locomotive Firemen records
Dates: 1918-1936
Quantity: .16 linear feet
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.
Identification: L1991-06
LanguageEnglish.

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.


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.


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.

McCullough, B. G.
Associated Colored Trainmen of America.
Colored Trainmen of America.
Labor unions, Black--United States.
Labor unions--Afro-American membership.
Labor unions--Railroads--United States.
Locomotive firemen--United States.
Railroads--United States--Employees.
United States--Labor--Trade-unions.

Restrictions

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.


Administrative Information

Citation

[item], [folder title], Association of Colored Railway Trainmen and Locomotive Firemen Records, L1991-06, Southern Labor Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.


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