Aug. 18, 1888 - May 18, 1890
Scope and Contents note
The Pullman's Palace Car Company (and later Pullman Company) General Superintendent’s office in Chicago received Pullman-related newspaper clippings and magazine articles from divisional superintendents, passenger agents, and other interested parties throughout the United States and Europe. The clippings were arranged, marked with source, and pasted into scrapbooks at the Chicago office.
Scrapbooks containing clippings from United States and foreign publications relating to all aspects of company operations. Included are articles about George Pullman and his family, the town of Pullman, employees, labor relations and strikes (including 1894), competitors and corporate acquisitions, lawsuits, new routes, fares, car improvements and innovations, railway accidents and crimes, passengers and excursions, and other railroad companies There is also scattered correspondence and a few printed handbills.
Scrapbooks have been digitized and are also available on 35 mm. microfilm in the General Reading Room of the library.
- Creation: 1888 - May 18, 1890
- From the Collection: Pullman Company (Organization)
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The Pullman Company Records are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).
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