Found 11 collections related to Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters

Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 250
2.54 linear feet (6 boxes)
The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (BSCP) organized railway porters (traditionally an occupation for African-Americans) to bargain with the Pullman Company which held a virtual monopoly on the nation's sleeping car facilities. The Brotherhood... more
Shoemaker, Elijah
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 571
0.02 linear feet (2 folders)
Elijah Shoemaker was the local chairman of the Sante Fe System Local of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and assistant district chairman (Los Angeles). These papers contain original and mimeographed correspondence to and from the national... more
American Fund for Public Service
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 74
31 linear feet (59 boxes); 36 microfilm reels
The American Fund for Public Service, also known as the Garland Fund, was created in 1922 by Charles Garland to support radical social and economic causes. The board of directors included prominent leaders of the labor movement, the Socialist and... more
Randolph, A. Philip (Asa Philip), 1889-1979
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 232
1.83 linear feet (3 boxes)
A. Philip Randolph was a civil rights leader and President of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. The A. Philip Randolph collection consists of speeches, statements, and press releases related to A. Philip Randolph and his work with the labor... more
Johnson, Alphonso Henry, 1892-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 550
2 folders
Alphonso H. Johnson, a Harlem resident, was a sleeping car porter with the Pullman Company and a member of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. The Alphonso H. Johnson Papers contain personal letters primarily from female friends who lived in... more
Webster, Milton P., 1887-1965
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 570
.2 linear feet (1 archival box)
Milton Price Webster joined the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (BSCP) in 1925 and soon became A. Philip Randolph's major ally. He was the first vice-president of the BSCP and chief negotiator of contracts. Together with Randolph, Webster led... more
Thomas, Luther S.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 370
0.21 linear feet (1 box)
Luther S. Thomas was an African American railroad porter employed by the Pullman Company in the 1940s and 1950s, and president of the Asheville North Carolina Division of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. The Luther S. Thomas papers cotains... more
Tucker, Rosina Corrothers
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 372
0.4 linear feet
Born in 1881 in Washington D.C., Rosina Corrothers Tucker worked as a union organizer for the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and served as the first president of the union's Ladies Auxiliary. She assisted in the planning for a March on... more
Woolfolk, Arthur L., 1916-1996
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 569
1 folder
Arthur L. Woolfolk was the 1st Vice President of the Atchison, Topeka and Sante Fe System Local in 1956 and Local Chairman of Sante Fe System Local in 1967, both of Denver, Colorado. The Arthur L. Woolfolk Papers contain original and mimeographed... more
Davis, Jessica Bell, d. 1991
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 426
.8 linear feet
The Jessica B. Davis, Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters collection consists of the constitution and history of the BSCP, programs, anniversary and commemorative booklets, speeches and writings by A. Philip Randolph, and news clippings by and... more
Bancroft Library. Oral History Center
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 294
2.0 linear feet (12 volumes)
These oral history interviews form part of the Negro Political History series of the Earl Warren Era Project completed by the Regional Oral History Office, Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley. The interviews were conducted with... more