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Grand International Auxiliary to the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Raleigh Division 507


The Grand International Auxiliary to the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Raleigh Division 507, was a service and support organization. As ahelp mate to the trade union locomotive engineers, the auxiliary was founded to promotefraternal love, take care of social activities and render assistance to members when sorrow and tragedy occurs.This one box of records date from 1911 to 1921 and include minutes, membership rolls, financial and other records.

Title

Grand International Auxiliary to the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Raleigh Division 507

Collection Number

Org.56

Date(s)

1911 - 1921

Language

English

Physical Description
Boxes
1
Abstract

The Grand International Auxiliary to the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Raleigh Division 507, was a service and support organization. As a  "help mate" to the trade union locomotive engineers, the auxiliary was founded to promote  "fraternal love, take care of social activities and render assistance to members when sorrow and tragedy occurs."

This one box of records date from 1911 to 1921 and include minutes, membership rolls, financial and other records.

Physical Location

For current information on the location ofthese materials, please consult the Public Services Branch, State Archives of North Carolina.

Creator

Grand International Union of Locomotive Engineers. Raleigh division, no. 507

Repository

State Archives of North Carolina


This collection is organized into 1 series: Administrative and Miscellaneous Records. Arrangement is chronological within the subseries.


Available for research.


Copyright is retained by the authors of these materials, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law (Title 17 US Code). Individual researchers are responsible for using these materials in conformance with copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials.


Processed by Catherine J. Morris, August, 1986

Encoded by Fran Tracy-Walls, December, 2002


The Grand International Auxiliary to the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers (GIA) came into existence in 1887 in Chicago as a support organization to the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers (BLE). The BLE itself was founded in Marshall, Michigan on May 8, 1863, as The Brotherhood of the Footboard; a year later, this name was changed to the current name. The purpose of the GIA has been  "to serve the interests and welfare of the Grand International Auxiliary and Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers' members and their families throughout the United States and Canada." The GIA founders adopted the following slogan during the organization's first year:  "As Help Mates we promote fraternal love, take care of social activities and render assistance to members when sorrow and tragedy occurs." Subsequently, GIA chapters spread throughout the United States and Canada. The Raleigh Division, 507, formed probably during the late nineteenth or early twentieth century.

Eligible members of the GIA included wives, daughters, and sons of BLE members. Beginning in 1921, the auxilary sponsored the Aged Dependent Sisters and Relief Fund. Seventy years later, in 1991, the fund was renamed the Care and Assistance Program. This is a program whereby financial assistance may be rendered to qualifying GIA members when applied for and deemed necessary by the Executive Board.


The Grand International Auxiliary to the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers (GIA) came into existence in 1887 in Chicago as a support organization to the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers (BLE). The BLE itself was founded in Marshall, Michigan on May 8, 1863, as The Brotherhood of the Footboard; a year later, this name was changed to the current name. The purpose of the GIA has been  "to serve the interests and welfare of the Grand International Auxiliary and Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers' members and their families throughout the United States and Canada." The GIA founders adopted the following slogan during the organization's first year:  "As Help Mates we promote fraternal love, take care of social activities and render assistance to members when sorrow and tragedy occurs." Subsequently, GIA chapters spread throughout the United States and Canada. The Raleigh Division, 507, formed probably during the late nineteenth or early twentieth century.

Eligible members of the GIA included wives, daughters, and sons of BLE members. Beginning in 1921, the auxilary sponsored the Aged Dependent Sisters and Relief Fund. Seventy years later, in 1991, the fund was renamed the Care and Assistance Program. This is a program whereby financial assistance may be rendered to qualifying GIA members when applied for and deemed necessary by the Executive Board.


[Identification of item], Org.56, Grand International Auxiliary to the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Raleigh Division 507, State Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC, USA.


Received as a gift from Dr. and Mrs. Richard K. Perrin, Raleigh, NC. [Found on the property of Roland P. Doepner (deceased)]; accessioned June 22, 1982.


Additional information on topics found in this collection may be found in the Manuscript and Archives Reference System (MARS)  http://www.ncarchives.dcr.state.nc.us.


Included in the collection of the Grand International Auxiliary to the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Raleigh Division 507 are minutes, membership rolls, financial records, and other records. Dates of the collection range from 1911 to 1921.

This collection is organized into 1 series: Administrative and Miscellaneous Records. Arrangement is chronological within the subseries.


Included in the collection of the Grand International Auxiliary to the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Raleigh Division 507 are minutes, membership rolls, financial records, and other records. Dates of the collection range from 1911 to 1921.


  • Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers (U.S.)
  • Grand International Union of Locomotive Engineers. Raleigh division, no. 50
  • Labor unions--North Carolina--Raleigh.
  • Locomotive engineers.
  • Railroads--Employees.
  • Raleigh (N.C.)

Box: 1  
Minutes

1825
Membership Rolls

1826
Financial Records, etc.