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Eddie Watkins papers
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  • Descriptive Summary
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Eddie Watkins papers
    Dates: 1935-1943
    Collection Number: MS 466
    Creator/Collector: Watkins, Eddie
    Extent: 3 folders
    Repository: California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives
    Sacramento, California 95814
    Abstract: Papers collected by Eddie Watkins as a waiter for Southern Pacific, Dining Car Department and a member of the Dining Car Cooks and Waiters Union, Local 456 (Oakland, California).
    Language of Material: English


    This collection is open for research at our off-site storage facility with one week's notice. Contact Library & Archives staff to arrange for access.

    Preferred Citation

    Eddie Watkins papers. California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Dining Car Cooks & Waiters Union, Local 456 (Oakland, California): membership cards, working card, dues book, business card, and Union bulletin, miscellaneous correspondence relating to Eddie Watkins' employment, including his timebook for 1935-1937, and announcements for various events and festivities in Oakland: Cooks & Waiters Ball, Oakland, August 22, 1937; A. Philip Randolph address, October 17, 1937; National Negro Congress meeting, December 5, 1937; 13th Anniversary dance, Oakland Division Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, August 22, 1938; Cooks and Waiters Christmas Gift.