Pullman Company Records - Public Relations Department
Scope and Content of the Collection
Administrative files of departmental executives, advertising brochures and art work, and historical reference files.
For Pullman News issues (May 1922 to Oct. 1955) see call number Case folio HD8039.R1 P85.
Forms part of the Pullman Company Records
This finding aid supersedes the Guide to the Pullman Company Archives (Chicago: Newberry Library, 1995)
- Creation: 1860-1968
- 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 - Public Relations 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 Public Relations Department
Department established in July 1934, to coordinate the company’s overall public relations efforts, including employer-employee relations, and to direct its advertising program. In 1934, the department also assumed responsibility for the Pullman News, the company employee magazine started in 1922 and discontinued in 1955. Departmental managers included George A. Kelly, Justin J. Nolan, and Alfred E. Greco.
10.8 Linear Feet (4 boxes, 5 record cartons, 5 oversize boxes, and 1 oversize folder)
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.
Papers are organized in the following series
- Series 1: Advertising materials, 1923-1958
- Boxes 1-3
- Series 2: Advertising brochures, 1925-1964
- Boxes 1-7
- Series 3: History files, 1860-1968
- Boxes 1-3
Collection Stack Location
1 61 3-4
Gift of Pullman Family and Pullman Company, 1948-1981
Martha T. Briggs and Cynthia H. Peters, 1995.
- Inventory of the Pullman Company Records - Public Relations Department, 1860-1968Case.Pullman.09
- Finding aid prepared by Martha T. Briggs and Cynthia H. Peters
- Language of description
- Script of description