Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract The Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes (BMWE) was founded at Demopolis, Alabama, in July 1887 under the name The Order of Railroad Trackmen, and eventually it came to include all workers who build and maintain the tracks, bridges, buildings and other structures of the railroads. Its Grand Lodge headquarters was permanently established in Detroit, Michigan, in 1913, and the organization is comprised of System Divisions or Federations, each of which has under its jurisdiction one or more...
Dates: 1899 - 2004; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1990
Abstract Carl Person served as strike secretary during the 1911 to 1915 railroad strike against the Illinois Central and Harriman Lines. He was a writer, editor and distributor of the weekly strike bulletins. He collected the materials included in this collection pertaining to the strike, to his trial for killing a strike-breaker in 1914 and to his expulsion from the International Association of Machinists. The U.S. Commission on Industrial Relations and strike-breaking are among topics included. Among...
Dates: 1910 - 1920
Abstract Bruce Duncan Phillips (1935-2008), better known as Utah Phillips, was born in Cleveland, Ohio on May 15, 1935. He became well known as a folk singer, performer, storyteller, poet, radio host, and activist beginning in the late 1960s and continued to be a prominent figure in the American folk and labor communities for the following four decades. He was a staple of folk festivals, a perennial touring musician, and ultimately became one of the distinguished elders of the folk music community. He...
Dates: 1915 - 2009; Majority of material found within 1968 - 2008