Guide to the Pennsylvania Railroad Voluntary Relief Department Membership Certificate and Regulations, 1911

Summary Information

Title: Pennsylvania Railroad Voluntary Relief Department Membership Certificate and Regulations, 1911
Collection: AC.742
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Abstract:

This collection is a regulations booklet for the Pennsylvania Railroad Voluntary Relief Department with a Membership Certificate inside front cover to John M. Eyler, dated July 1, 1911. A Stamp in bottom left-hand corner says he began membership with the relief fund April 14, 1904.

Creator: Pennsylvania Railroad.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Pennsylvania Railroad Voluntary Relief Department was established on February 1, 1886 as an insurance plan providing sick and death benefits to the worker or his family, and also retirement benefits in 1900. It was funded by the company and by voluntary contributions from the employees. The management of this fund was messy and unorganized at the beginning, but its creation helped establish the company as an attractive employer.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains one booklet: Regulations Governing the Pennsylvania Railroad Voluntary Relief Department for member John M. Eyler, who became a member of the fund April 14, 1904, with the certificate dated July 1, 1911.

Arrangement

This is a single-item collection.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

This collection was purchased, but seller is unknown. Accession number AC.2011.014

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Elliott, January 2014. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.742: Membership Certificate and Regulations of Pennsylvania Railroad Voluntary Relief Department, member John M. Eyler, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Membership Certificate and Regulations, 1911 ACSC_Box 25, Folder 2