Paperwork

This is an official business meeting and appointment calendar form that was used by New Haven Railroad managers after 1955. This item is from the collection of Marc Frattasio.

Here is a table placecard that was used during one of president Patrick McGinnis's many public speaking events. Many of these events (Chamber of Commerce functions, etc.) included a meal. This item is from the collection of  Marc Frattasio .

Here is a table placecard that was used during one of president Patrick McGinnis's many public speaking events. Many of these events (Chamber of Commerce functions, etc.) included a meal. This item is from the collection of Marc Frattasio.

During 1954 the New Haven began to host testimonial dinners for employees with service greater than 35 years. This is the program and menu from a testimonial dinner conducted in Boston during November 1955. During these dinners the employees were presented with service pins and a lifetime travel pass. This item is from the collection of Marc Frattasio.

In early December 1955 the New Haven Railroad held a management seminar in Hartford, CT. This was known as the "Planned Progress" seminar. The main purpose of the seminar was for each department head on the railroad to report on how his organization was helping to support the goals and objectives of the McGinnis administration. One important feature of this seminar was a color side presentation showing the application of the new image designs to structures and equipment. Wonder what happened to the slides. This is the program from this event. It is from the collection of Marc Frattasio.

Traditionally new railroad employees had to learn their trade with on-the-job training. However, in later years the New Haven Railroad put together some formal training courses for this purpose. Here's the book that went along with a railroad training course in the basics of passenger traffic related work. This item is from the collection of Marc Frattasio.

The McGinnis administration implemented an employee suggestion program called "Find A Better Way And Suggest It", which was abbreviated to "FABWASI". The program was intended to encourage employees to make suggestions to management that would help improve efficiency and cut costs. The unionized employees associated improvements in efficiency and cost cutting to equate to job reductions. Because of this they generally did not participate in the program. This is the folder that was used to present the program to employees. This item is from the collection of Marc Frattasio.