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Amalgamated Association of Street and Electric Railway Employees of America, Division 103, Archives

Collection Number: A&M 2536

Scope and Contents

Records of a local union of street car employees in Wheeling, West Virginia. There are minute books, correspondence, contracts, agreements, boards of arbitration hearings, and financial records, including membership figures and lists of members from the founding of the local to the late 1950s. The correspondence concerns mainly intra-union issues of seniority, transfers of membership, and local union governance, but there are also a few letters about Division 103's support of other organized workers and about the American labor movement. The records also include one folder of legal documents submitted to the Interstate Commerce Commission for consideration in its drafting of safety regulations for motor carriers. There is also an addendum [2010 February 03] of a copy of the March 1918 issue of "The Motorman and Conductor," a publication of this union.


  • Creation: 1899-1958


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Conditions Governing Access

No special access restriction applies.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. For more information, please see the Permissions and Copyright page on the West Virginia and Regional History Center website.


5.5 Linear Feet (5 ft. 6 in. (12 document cases, 5 in. each); (1 wrapped package, 5 in.); (1 wrapped package, 1/2 in.))

Physical Location

West Virginia and Regional History Center / West Virginia University / 1549 University Avenue / P.O. Box 6069 / Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 / Phone: 304-293-3536 / Fax: 304-293-3981 / URL:

Separated Materials

A "200 ft. reel of movie film labelled 'Div. 103 Banquet'" was separated to A&M 4370, the Motion Picture Collection [Reel no. 319].

Amalgamated Association of Street and Electric Railway Employees of America, Division 103, Archives, 1899-1958
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Repository Details

Part of the West Virginia and Regional History Center Repository

1549 University Ave.
P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown WV 26506-6069 US