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This topic covers railroad companies, railroad employees, and railroad historians documenting roads, primarily in North America. Documents include administrative records, advertising materials, and ephemera.
Found in 57 Collections and/or Records:
David M. Young Chicago transportation photographs and research files
Abstract Photographs documenting Chicago railroad, maritime, air, and mass transportation collected and/or taken by Young while researching his four books (Chicago Aviation, Chicago Maritime, Chicago Transit, and Iron Horse in the Windy City) published by Northern Illinois University Press. Also research files relating to mass transit and railroads, magazine advertisements, artwork, and a few maps.
Dates: approximately 1900-approximately 2005
Frank H. Beberdick Pullman collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Beberdick Pullman
Abstract Miscellaneous materials relating to the historic Pullman company town and Pullman Manufacturing Company, 1881-2001.
Illinois Central Railroad Company Archives
Abstract The Archives of the Illinois Central Railroad Company document the activities of the Company and its subsidiary lines and companies from before its charter on Feb. 10, 1851, through and a bit beyond 1972, when the line merged with the Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad to become Illinois Central Gulf Railroad. The collection includes correspondence of administrators and staff, minutes, reports and legal documents, financial records, stock information, historical material, maps, blueprints, and...
Dates: 1831-1984; Majority of material found within 1851 - 1970
Illinois Central Railroad Company personnel records
Abstract Very incomplete personnel records of the Illinois Central Railroad Company that were abandoned in the Champaign (IL) Depot, salvaged by the staff of the Urbana Free Library, and subsequently donated to the Newberry Library. Includes employee service record cards for switchmen, telegraphers, firemen, brakemen, and engine foremen. Also includes fingerprint records, and employee applications (1910-1930) that were donated by a former IC employee.Records have been arranged in...
Dates: approximately 1910-1970
John S. Runnells Papers
Abstract Papers of Des Moines, Iowa, attorney John Sumner Runnells, partner in the firm Runnells & Walker, including legal case files, and correspondence pertaining to his legal work, political activities on behalf of the Republican Party, role as U.S. District Attorney for Iowa, and procurement of CB&Q railroad passes and Western Union telegraph "stamps" for others.
LeRoy Blommaert Collection of Chicago Suburban Timetables
Abstract The LeRoy Blommaert Collection of Chicago Suburban Timetables contains timetables for Chicago suburban railroad lines. The collection highlights the corresponding railroad lines: Burlington Route, Illinois Central, North Shore Line, Rock Island, and South Shore Line.
LeRoy Blommaert Collection of Railroad Timetables and Advertising Materials
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Blommaert 2
Abstract Railroad timetables, guides, advertising material, and other railroad ephemera collected by LeRoy Blommaert. Materials document over a century of railroad travel and tourism throughout the United States, with some items from Canada, Mexico, England, and Switzerland.
Dates: 1850-1982; Majority of material found within 1850 - 1970
Martin J. Rock Papers
Abstract Correspondence, legal documents, insurance documents, financial information, and other miscellaneous data pertaining to Martin J. Rock's career as an attorney for the Pullman Company, from 1947 to 1995.
Pullman Car Works records
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Pullman Car Works
Abstract Photographs, employee indexes, reports, minutes, financial information, and other materials relating to the Pullman company, Pullman Inc., the Pullman Land Association, and the Town of Pullman, IL, transferred from the South Suburban Genealogical and Historical Society south of Chicago, IL.
Pullman Company records
Abstract Records of this railroad sleeping-car operator and manufacturer. The Pullman Company (originally Pullman's Palace Car Company) revolutionized rail travel, dramatically increased employment opportunities for African Americans who served as porters on its cars, and had a significant impact on the American labor movement. Records for the entire firm are included until the mid-1920s division into operating and manufacturing companies; after that date, records mainly chronicle the activities of the...
Pullman Company Records - Artifacts
Abstract Non - record items and objects produced by the Pullman's Palace Car Company and the Pullman Company as part of their business operations. Forms part of the Pullman Company Records.
Pullman Company Records - Audiovisual Materials
Abstract Photographic prints, negatives, transparencies, films, filmstrips, and sound recordings, documenting Pullman’s Palace Car Company and Pullman Company cars and car furnishings, officials and employees, properties, advertising, and employee recruitment and training. Forms part of the Pullman Company Records.
Pullman Company Records - Employee and Labor Relations Department
Abstract Records of Pullman Company relations with its employees, their labor unions (including the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters), and federal mediating bodies; employment records, including service records, application files for conductors and some porters, registers listing employment and discharge data, time and absentee records for a few departments, appraisal and discipline files; employee insurance and pension records; and safety and medical records. Forms part of the Pullman Company...
Dates: 1875-1980; Majority of material found within 1918 - 1970
Pullman Company Records - George Mortimer Pullman Estate Papers
Abstract Estate papers of Pullman’s Palace Car Company founder and president George M. Pullman. Includes Pullman estate executors’ correspondence, financial, and probate records, dating primarily from 1897 to 1902, together with attendance books of the Pullman Free School of Manual Training, 1924-1932.
Pullman Company Records - Law Department
Abstract Department handling all Pullman Company legal matters. General Counsel’s administrative files, court case records, state workmen’s compensation records, passenger injury claims records, and state resident agent files. Forms part of the Pullman Company Records.
Dates: 1878-1980; Majority of material found within 1888 - 1980
Pullman Company Records - Manufacturing Department
Abstract Records of the Manufacturing Department, including Pullman’s Palace Car Company, Pullman Company, and Pullman Company Manufacturing Department construction, cost, delivery, and accounting records relating to railroad car manufacture. Forms part of the Pullman Company Records.
Pullman Company records - Office of Finance and Accounts
Abstract Office responsible for all corporate accounting. Includes general accounting, financial statements and balance sheets, taxation, ICC reporting, payroll, car operations accounts, Mexican accounts, and all transactions concerning the company’s property and materials. Forms part of the Pullman Company Records.
Dates: 1867-approximately 1980; Majority of material found within 1867-1970
Pullman Company Records - Operating Department
Abstract Records of the Operating Department, responsible for operation, service, maintenance, repair and engineering of cars and equipment; commissary; purchases and stores; Mexican operations; and corporate regions, districts and agencies. Includes administrative files of department managers, employee instruction books, Mexican operations records, descriptive lists of cars, car engineering, maintenance, and repair records. Forms part of the Pullman Company Records.
Pullman Company Records - Passenger Traffic Department
Abstract Materials related to the Passenger Traffic Department of the Pullman Company, including administrative files of the General Passenger Agent and the Passenger Traffic Manager, state regulatory commission records, and published rate books. Forms part of the Pullman Company Records.
Pullman Company records - President's Office
Abstract Papers of the Chief executive officer of the Pullman’s Palace Car Company, 1867-1899, and Pullman Company, 1900-1969. Includes records created in the offices of Pullman’s Palace Car Company and Pullman Company presidents and vice presidents, together with personal papers. Forms part of the Pullman Company Records.
Pullman Company Records - Public Relations Department
Abstract Records of the Public Relations Department, including administrative files of departmental executives, advertising brochures and art work, and historical reference files. Forms part of the Pullman Company Records.
Pullman Company Records - Pullman Incorporated
Abstract Parent company of the Pullman Company and the Pullman Car and Manufacturing Corporation. The operating arm of the firm, the Pullman Company, remained a corporate subsidiary of Pullman Inc. until 1947, following an anti - trust suit provoked ruling which required the holding company to divest itself of either its operating or manufacturing interests. Includes administrative files, annual reports, and cancelled stock certificates.
Pullman Company Records - Scrapbooks
Abstract Scrapbooks containing newspaper and magazine clippings assembled by various Pullman’s Palace car company and Pullman Company departments, dating primarily from two years prior to the company’s incorporation in 1867 through the 1927 creation of Pullman Inc. There are also several 1940’s Public Relations Dept. volumes. Forms part of the Pullman Company Records.
Pullman Company records - Secretary and Treasurer's Offices
Abstract Official records of the Pullman’s Palace Car Company and Pullman Company, including the charter, by-laws, director’s minutes, annual reports, contracts and agreements, patents, and securities records, dating from the formation of the company until its dissolution. Also includes administrative files of the Secretary and the Treasurer. Forms part of the Pullman Company Records.
Dates: 1862-1980; Majority of material found within 1867-1980
Pullman Company Records - Subsidiary and Acquired Companies
Abstract Records of competitor sleeping car companies acquired by Pullman, of subsidiary car firms established by Pullman to operate regionally, and of subsidiary and acquired car and equipment manufacturing companies. Forms part of the Pullman Company Records.
Dates: 1865-1940; Majority of material found within 1865 - 1921