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Collection TitleCL 45 Ladies Auxiliary to the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen/ Clara Bradley Drill TeamCreatorBooth Library
Processed BySue Rogan
Date Completed:August 2009
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by George Bowman in 1984.
Terms:Elmira (N.Y.); Railroads-Employees; Trade-unions; Trade-unions-Railroads; Women-Societies and clubs
Historical:The Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen-The Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, a labor union and mutual insurance organization for railroad workers, was founded in Oneonta, New York in 1883.  The first Ladies Auxiliary was organized in 1889.  The two Elmira lodges, No. 229 Chemung Lodge and No. 413 Northern Central Lodge, were founded in 1894. Both lodges had Ladies Auxiliaries associated with them.  The Clara Bradley Drill Team was founded in 1922 from members of the Ladies Auxiliary of both Elmira lodges and preformed marches and dance drills at various occasions.  The organization provided benefits to widows, orphans and disabled railroad employees, as well as political lobbying on behalf of railroad workers.  In 1969, the Brotherhood merged with two other railroad unions to form the United Transportation Union. 
Scope:The Ladies Auxiliary to the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen/ Clara Bradley Drill Team Collection contains records pertaining to those organizations including treasurer's reports and minutes, 1926-1964; newsletters, 1963-1964; correspondence, 1948-1965; and miscellaneous material. 
Extent.5 Linear Feet
Date Span1927-1965
AbstractThis collection contains material related to the Elmira branch of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen and the Clara Bradley Drill Team.


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Ladies Auxiliary to the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen Queen City Lodge No. 611 year end bank report, December 31, 1960. (2 copies)Document010501
Receipt for dues paid by Marilyn Dickenson to the Traesurer of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Brotherhood of Railraod Trainmen, April 17, 1961. (2 copies)Receipt010601
Program - Twenty-first Annual Convention of the New York State Association Brotherhood of Trainmen and the Ladies Auxiliary to the B of R.T., Hotel Syracuse, Syracuse, New York, September 19-21, 1957.Program010701
Minutes of the New York State Legislative Board Meeting, Ladies Auxiliary to the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, Ten Eyck Hotel, Albany, New York, May 4-6, 1960.Document010801
Blank form for the claiming of death benefits from the Ladies Auxiliary to the Brotherhood of Railroad trainmen.Document010901
Proceedings of the New York State Legislative Board of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, Schine-Ten Eyck Hotel, Albany, New York, June 23 & 24, 1964. (multiple copies)Document011001
Queen City Lodge #611 of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen quarterly reports: July 17, 1957; April 13, July 3, October 11, 1960; January 30, April 30, October 29, 1961.Document011101
Queen City Lodge #611 of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen Annual Report for 1960.Document011102
Newsletter - Congressional Record: Proceedings and Debates of the 87th Congress, Second Session, January 17, 1962.Newsletter011201
Newsletter - BRT Washington Report, Legislative Department of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen: Feburary 21, March 9, April 17, June 27, August 3, October 9, 1962; February 20, March 22, May 24, July 18, September 9, November 18, 1963; January 31, May 15, August 15, September 15, 1964.Newsletter011202
Booklet - How Did Your U.S. Senators and Congressmen Vote.... 87th Congress, Second Session by the Brotherhood of Railraod Trainmen, National Legislative Department, 1962.Booklet011203
Information Regarding H.R. 4222 - The King-Anderson Medicare Bill from the Ohio State Legislative Board of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, ca. 1962.Document011204
Listing of House Committees, 87th Congress, Second Session, 1962.Document011205
Notes on the U.S. Senators and Congressmen for the Southern Tier, ca. 1960s. Notes011206
(12) Membership applications to the Ladies Auxiliary to the Brotherthood of Railroad Trainmen by June Adams, Margaret Stachowski, Goldie Lane, Marion Virgiia Lane, Nancy Jankowski, Myrtle Vaughan, Blanche Stull, Auralia Ryan Meck, Mary Cardwell, Ruby Littell, Mae McMahon, and Anne Sattler, 1945.Document011301
Letters from the New York State Assication of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen and Ladies Auxiliary to Pride of Elmira Lodge 134 inviting the Drill Team to New York State Convention in Rochester, June 22 & July 9, 1948. Letter011401
Letter to Eleanor Brown from Mae C. Miller regarding railroad legislation, December 26, 1959.Letter011402
Letter from State Senator Harold A. Jerry Jr., 49th District, to Eleanor Brown regarding the Full Crew Law, January 14, 1960.Letter011403
Correspondence regarding the Estate of Florence Toomey between the Ladies Auxiliary to the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, John B. Lawless, Grace Bevan, and the James D. Barrett Funeral Home, February-April 1961.Correspondence011404
Letter from Marilyn Dickinson to the treasurer resigning her membership, February 11, 1961.Letter011405
Letter from the Ladies Auxiliary treasurer to Agnes Rathbun regarding disability benefits, April 24, 1961.Letter011406
Letter to Mary Gorski regarding the New York State meeting of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, June 11, 1961.Letter011407
Mary Gorski correspondence regarding railroad legislation with New York State Assemblyman Harry J. Tifft, New York State Senator Harold A. Jerry Jr., Senator Kenneth B. Keating, Congressman Howard W. Robinson and Senator Jacob K. Javits, March-May 1962.Correspondence011408
Personal correspondence between Mae Miller and Mary Mary Gorski, April-July 1962.Correspondence 011409
Letter, "What The Loss of 100 Railroad Jobs Means to a Community," March 15, 1962.Letter011410
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