Burlington Railroad Strike Collection (Aurora), 1916-1982
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Brief Description:

The Burlington Railroad Strike records were collected by the donor in the course of his Ph.D. dissertation research.  The records from the Burlington Railroad were donated to Mr. Flynn by a company official.  These records include special agent reports, legal documents, and correspondence.  The Burlington Railroad Strike records also consist of oral history interview transcriptions that the donor conducted during his research.

James R. Flynn completed his dissertation entitled, "The Railroad Shopmen's Strike of 1922 on the Industry, Company, and Community Levels" in July 1993.  Copies of the dissertation may be found in Founders Memorial Library, the History Department, and the Regional History Center.

Held at:
Northern Illinois University
Founders Memorial Library
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-753-1779
Email: rhcua [at] niu.edu
Record Series Number: RHC/RC/217
Volume: 3.75 Linear Feet
Acquired: 11/08/1993.
Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to the collection.
Subject Index
Aurora (Ill.)
Burlington Railroad
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company
Labor
Labor unions
Railroads
Strikes and lockouts
Genres/Forms of Material
Oral history
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Property rights in the collection belong to the Regional History Center; literary rights are dedicated to the public.
Acquisition Notes: James R. Flynn  James R. Flynn donated the Burlington Railroad Strike Collection to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on November 8, 1993.
Related Materials: For further information regarding railroads the researcher should consult the W.W. Embree Collection (RC 2); the Chicago and North Western Railway Historical Society Records (RC 51); and the Finch-Marshall Railway Collection (RC 54).
Related Publications: James R. Flynn completed his dissertation entitled, "The Railroad Shopmen's Strike of 1922 on the Industry, Company, and Community Levels" in July 1993.  Copies of the dissertation may be found in Founders Memorial Library, the History Department, and the Regional History Center.