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Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 1456 Records

Identifier: MS-113

Scope and Contents

The records of Amalgamated Transit Union, Local #1456 are divided into five series. The series are: Constitution and General Laws, Minutes, Financial Records, Correspondence, and Negotiations. The Minutes series is divided into four subseries: Committee Minutes, Executive Board Minutes, Membership Minutes, and Membership Roll Call. The Negotiations series is divided into four subseries: Agreements, Demands and Proposals, Individual Members' Proposals, and National Labor Relations Board.

Note that the Correspondence series has no records for the years 1955, 1967, 1968 and 1969; the records were received from the Local with those years missing.

The Correspondence series contains several items of note. The 1971 file has a copy of a letter (January 29) from Governor Jimmy Carter explaining his position on the Right to Work Laws. The 1976 file has a campaign letter and photograph (May 21) from Senator Howard Metzenbaum. The researcher will find a letter from Senator John Glenn (July 7) concerning proposed minimum wage legislation in the 1977 file. The 1978 file includes a report on the J.P. Stevens Company (August 18) written by actress Jane Fonda after she inspected the plant incognito. The last letter of the undated Correspondence file is a letter from State Representative C.J. McLin, Jr. in reference to his district (35th) being reapportioned.


  • Creation: 1950-1979


Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on accessing material in this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply. Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Historical Note

The national Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), was founded in 1692. Prior to 1963, the union was known as the Amalgamated Association of Street, Electric Railway, and Motor Coach Employees of America.

ATU Local 1456 was located at 2307 Embry Park Road, Dayton, Ohio. In 1931 it comprised of 110 members who were primarily employed by the St. John Transportation Company. St. John Transportation Company was a transit firm serving the suburban area around Dayton. By 1974 St. John Transportation had 216 employees. In 1981, the president of Local 1456 was Elizabeth Scandrich, at the time, one of only three women presidents in the entire ATU. Ms. Scandrich who coordinated the donation of the records to Wright State in 1981. The local union was no longer listed in the Dayton City Directory in 1983.


2.5 linear feet

Language of Materials



Local 1456 represented the employees of the St. John Transportation Company in Dayton, Ohio. Records include membership, Executive Board, and committee minutes, financial records, correspondence, negotiating records, and agreements.


The collection is arranged into 5 series:

Series I:
Constitution and General Laws, 1973-1975
Series II:
Minutes, 1963-1978
Subseries 1:
Committee Minutes, 1963-1976
Subseries 2:
Executive Board Minutes, 1975-1978
Subseries 3:
Membership Minutes, 1969-1977
Subseries 4:
Membership Roll Call, 1970-1972
Series III:
Financial Records, 1972-1979
Series IV:
Correspondence, 1950-1979
Series V:
Negotiations, 1968-1978
Subseries 1:
Agreements, 1970-1978
Subseries 2:
Demands and Proposals, 1972-1975
Subseries 3:
Individual Members’ Proposals, undated
Subseries 4:
National Labor Relations Board, 1968-1969

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The records of the Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 1456 were accessioned into the Wright State University Archives and Special Collections Department by the Ohio Labor History Project in March of 1981.

Guide to the Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 1456 Records (MS-113)
Harry Moore
1981 March
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Revision Statements

  • 2018 November: Finding aid revised according to DACS standards by Alyssa Stark and Toni Vanden Bos

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Special Collections and Archives
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy
Dayton OH 45435-0001 USA