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Fonds F0279 - Brotherhood of Railway Carmen of America. Kitchener Lodge No. 145 fonds

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Brotherhood of Railway Carmen of America. Kitchener Lodge No. 145 fonds


  • 1914-1934 (Creation)

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37.5 cm of textual records. -- 1 photograph

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The Brotherhood of Railway Carmen of America was established in Kansas City, Missouri, USA before 1900. Kitchener Lodge No. 145, a local in Calgary, Alberta, was formed at a meeting in the Labor Temple on September 25, 1914. Its territory included the Alyth Yards and the Calgary Depot. The union had a grievance committee and a Joint Protective Board for the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) system. It also established a sick and benefit fund in conjunction with BRCA, Ladysmith Lodge No. 42.


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Gifts of the University of Calgary, Calgary Labour Council and R. Glasford, 1969-1980.

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The fonds consists of minutes (1914-1934), correspondence (1917-1924), monthly reports (1918-1919), financial records (1918-1924), strike vote ballots, lyrics to hymns sung at meetings, and a photograph of an annual picnic.

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The material is in English.

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Wednesday, July 04, 2018




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