Pullman Company Records - Law Department
Scope and Content of the Collection
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
This finding aid supersedes the Guide to the Pullman Company Archives (Chicago: Newberry Library, 1995)
- Creation: 1878-1980
- Creation: Majority of material found within 1888 - 1980
- Pullman Company (Organization)
Materials are in English.
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.
Ownership and Literary Rights
The Pullman Company Records - Law Department, are the physical property of the Newberry Library. Copyright may belong to the authors or their legal heirs or assigns. For permission to publish or reproduce any materials from this collection, contact the Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections.
History of the Pullman Company Law Department
Department handling all Pullman Company legal matters. Responsibilities included advising all departments on legal questions, constructing agreements and contracts, participating in labor affairs (collective bargaining, claims and discipline cases, and arbitration), handling court litigation, and overseeing state rules and regulations and tax and franchise matters.
67.1 Linear Feet (1 box, 51 record cartons, 3 oversize boxes, and 11 volumes)
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.
Papers are organized in the following subgroups
- Subgroup 01: General Counsel records, 1878-1980, bulk 1907-1980
- Subgroup 02: General Adjuster, Workmen’s Compensation records, 1913-1980
- Subgroup 03: General Claims Agent records, 1944-1968
- Subgroup 04: Tax Agent records, 1888-1979
Collection Stack Location
1 75 2-5, 1 74 5
Gift of Pullman Family and Pullman Company, 1948-1981
Martha T. Briggs and Cynthia H. Peters, 1995.
- Inventory of the Pullman Company Records - Law Department, 1878-1980, bulk 1888-1980Case.Pullman.04
- Finding aid prepared by Martha T. Briggs and Cynthia H. Peters
- Language of description
- Script of description