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International Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers


The members of the International Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers working between Childress and Fort Worth met in Wichita Falls, Texas on November 20, 1907, to formed Sub Division 736. The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers is the senior national labor organization in the United States; it is also North America’s oldest rail labor union. The BLE was founded in Marshall, Michigan on May 8, 1863, as The Brotherhood of the Footboard; a year later, its name was changed to the present. The BLE’s motto is: “Since 1863, A Tradition of Forward Thinking.”


The provenance is unknown, but the collection was donated before 1991.

Scope and Contents Note

The collection consists of one minute book from 1907 - 1912.

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Last updated: July 2, 2014