MS 664 - Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Oak Leaf Lodge No. 196. Ladies Auxiliary (Dayton, Ohio)
|Title||MS 664 - Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Oak Leaf Lodge No. 196. Ladies Auxiliary (Dayton, Ohio)|
The records of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, Oak Leaf Lodge No. 196, Ladies Auxiliary of Dayton, Ohio, include organizational records such as minutes, financial and dues records, and miscellaneous printed material and artifacts.
The records were donated to the Center for Archival Collections in April 1993 through the cooperation of Mrs. Stanley Culler. No restrictions exist on the use of this collection. Duplication is permitted for the purposes of preservation and research. The register was prepared by Marilyn Levinson, Curator of Manuscripts in May 2004.
A few years after the founding of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen in Oneonta, New York in 1883, the women relatives of members of the St. Clair Lodge no. 241 in Fort Gratiot, Michigan established an auxiliary organization in 1886. Two years later, at the 1888 national convention held in Columbus, Ohio support was given for the official formation of the Ladies Auxiliary, open to wives, mothers, and sisters of Brotherhood members, and on June 19, 1889 the Fort Gratiot women received the first charter.
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Oak Leaf Lodge no. 196, Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen was originally chartered on Dec. 13, 1900 in Dayton, Ohio.
In January of 1969, with a labor unification agreement between the Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen, Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen, Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, and Switchmen's Union of North America, a new organization, the United Transportation Union was formed. The following year the Auxiliaries of the former unions followed suit and on March 10, 1970 a new charter was issued for the Ladies Auxiliary of the United Transportation Union. In 1998, the word "Ladies" was eliminated from the Auxiliary title in recognition of modern workplace situations, allowing membership for male relatives and spouses of female Transportation Union employees.
|Scope and Content|
The records of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, Oak Leaf Lodge No. 196, Ladies Auxiliary of Dayton, Ohio consist primarily of procedural records, including a series of minute books and dues/account ledgers dating from the establishment of the Lodge in 1900.
Although the correspondence consists primarily of printed circulars and notices from the Grand Lodge, there are a few individual letters of inquiry about transferring to the lodge as other groups disbanded in later years. The official correspondence also includes listings of Auxiliary members who have died, including the death dates.
Of particular interest in the minutes, also separately copied into the subject files, is the 1905 account of proceedings of charges of adultery brought by Lodge members against Minnie Trader, resulting with her eventual expulsion.
ROLL CALL OF OFFICERS
CORRESPONDENCE - GRAND LODGE BRT
CORRESPONDENCE - GRAND LODGE UTU
CORRESPONDENCE - OHIO STATE MEETING
CORRESPONDENCE - THANK YOU CARDS
EXAMINATION ON RULES, NYCRR
MINNIE TRADER TRIAL
TREASURER'S ADMISSION/INSURANCE FORMS
BOARD OF TRUSTEES ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT
INTERNATIONAL SECRETARY-TREASURER ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT
DUES LEDGERS/ACCOUNT BOOKS
MISCELLANEOUS FINANCIAL RECORDS