Series 04: Pullman Company, Second Vice President. Series B: Miscellaneous Scrapbooks, 1883-1924
Scope and Contents note
General scrapbooks assembled or maintained in the Second Vice President's office of the Pullman's Palace Car Company and, after 1899, the Pullman Company.
Newspaper and magazine clippings, together with some printed notices of the Pullman Company and other firms, 1883-1924. Clippings are primarily from Eastern, southern, and Midwestern newspapers, and deal mainly with the various aspects of Pullman's Palace Car Company and Pullman Company operations. Included are articles concerning accidents, excursions, fates, exhibitions, technological innovations, car interiors and exteriors, car design, officers and employees, the Pullman strike, the town of Pullman, the Pullman Building in Chicago, corporate finances, annual meetings, etc. There is also information about competitor sleeping car firms and their acquisition by Pullman, George Pullman and his family, prominent Chicagoans and railroad men, and the railroad industry in general: strikes, mergers, new lines, personnel, facilities, etc.
Scrapbooks have been digitized and are also available on 35 mm. microfilm in the General Reading Room of the library.
- Creation: 1883-1924
- 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 chronologically by start date of volume.
General Physical Description note
9 volumes in 9 boxes and 1 oversize box