Series 01: Records, 1927-1949
Scope and Contents note
Correspondence, memoranda, etc., of Pullman Inc. Vice Resident, Transportation Research, E. E. Adams, annual and consultant reports, and cancelled stock certificates, 1927-1933. Subjects of E. E. Adams files include high-speed trains, types of car accommodations, and accidents. There are also applications for positions and suggestions from employees. Annual reports, 1927-1949, discuss operations of Pullman Inc. and its subsidiaries, including the Pullman Company, and a 1940 report prepared by the consultant firm of Edward L. Bernays contains public relations recommendations to increase the business of Pullman in the face of increasing competition from private automobiles, buses, and airplanes.
- Creation: 1927-1949
- From the Collection: Pullman Company (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
The Pullman Company Records are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).
Medical records and records of disciplinary action are closed for a period of fifty years after the creation of the record. Such records may be disclosed only to the named individual or his legal representative. Application and service files that may contain medical and disciplinary information will be reviewed and records removed before the files are supplied to a researcher.
Personnel records less than fifty years old and not specified in (1) above are open for research with the user's written assurance that information from the records will be used for statistical or summary purposes only and that no specific names or individually identifiable information will be disclosed. Such information may be revealed only if the individual or his legal representative agrees to its release, or if the individual is deceased.
Photocopies of open personnel records less than fifty years old are supplied only for the researcher's personal use and may not be reproduced. All copies must be destroyed or returned upon completion of work.
Arranged by type of record, and arranged alphabetically thereunder.
General Physical Description note
2 boxes, 3 record cartons, and 1 oversize box