Pullman Company Records - Subsidiary and Acquired Companies
Scope and Content of the Collection
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
This finding aid supersedes the Guide to the Pullman Company Archives (Chicago: Newberry Library, 1995)
- Creation: 1865-1940
- Creation: Majority of material found within 1865 - 1921
- 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 - Subsidiary and Acquired Companies 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 Pullman Company Records - Subsidiary and Acquired Companies
From the incorporation of the Pullman’s Palace Car Company in 1867 to the acquisition of Wagner Palace Car Company in 1899, Pullman systematically acquired most of the significant sleeping car operations in the United States. It also established a subsidiary firm in Great Britain, and it moved into the manufacture of cars and rail and car equipment. In 1924, the corporation, having consolidated its sleeping car operations into a virtual monopoly, expanded its freight car construction capacities with the acquisition of the Haskell and Barker Car Company.
29.9 Linear Feet (15 boxes, 2 record cartons, 1 oversize folder, and 86 volumes)
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.
Papers are organized in the following series
- Series 1: Haskell and Barker Car Company records, 1916-1921
- Box 1
- Series 2: Mann’s Boudoir Car Company records, 1883-1909
- Box1; Volumes 1-3
- Series 3: New York Central Sleeping Car Company records, 1875-1888
- Box 1; Volumes 1-5
- Series 4: Pullman Company Limited records, 1875-1905
- Boxes 1-2
- Series 5: Pullman Iron and Steel Company records, 1883-1919, bulk 1883-1899
- Box 1; Volumes 1-6
- Series 6: Pullman Southern Car Company records, 1870-1905, bulk 1870-1894
- Boxes 1-2; Volumes 1-27
- Series 7: Union Foundry and Pullman Car Wheel Works records, 1881-1894
- Box 1; Volumes 1-2
- Series 8: Union Palace Car Company records, 1889-1913
- Box 1; Volumes 1-5
- Series 9: Wagner Palace Car Company records, 1866-1940, bulk 1886-1899
- Boxes 1-4; Volumes 1-28
- Series 10: Woodruff Sleeping and Parlor Coach Company records, 1872-1909
- Boxes 1-2; Volumes 1-6
- Series 11: Miscellaneous car company records, 1865-1913
- Box 1; Volumes 1-4
Collection Stack Location
1 61 4-5, 1 60 4-5
Gift of Pullman Family and Pullman Company, 1948-1981
Martha T. Briggs and Cynthia H. Peters, 1995
- Inventory of the Pullman Company Records - Subsidiary and Acquired Companies 1865-1940, bulk 1865-1921Case.Pullman.10
- Finding aid prepared by Martha T. Briggs and Cynthia H. Peters
- Language of description
- Script of description