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Frank H. Beberdick Pullman collection

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Beberdick Pullman

Scope and Content of the Collection

Miscellaneous materials primarily concerning the historic Town of Pullman and Pullman Manufacturing Company, 1881-2001.

Includes photographs, scrapbooks, and ephemera concerning the town of Pullman and the Pullman manufacturing company. Car related materials consist primarily of Pullman advertisements, a small collection of drawings and postcards. Included among the car related materials is a roster of Amtrak Passenger cars. There are drawings and articles concerning the Corliss engine, a Photograph album of vessels made by Pullman Standard, and articles related to the Allen Paper Wheel Company. Other materials include photocopies of car building and shipping records, correspondence, and some advertisements, articles and writings.


  • Creation: 1881-2001



Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The Frank H. Beberdick Pullman collection is open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).

Ownership and Literary Rights

The Frank H. Beberdick Pullman collection is 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 at

Biography of Frank H. Beberdick

Frank Harry Beberdick, born in 1927, is a long time resident of the town of Pullman, IL. His interest in locomotives began in high school and led to positions in the maintenance departments of the Columbus, Ohio & Pennsylvania Railroad. A walking tour of the Pullman community and shops inspired him and ignited his volunteer work as archivist for the Historic Pullman Foundation.


4.3 Linear Feet (2 boxes and 2 oversize boxes)


Miscellaneous materials relating to the historic Pullman company town and Pullman Manufacturing Company, 1881-2001.


Arranged alphabetically by subject and type of material.

Collection Stack Location

1 4 6, 1 16 2


Gift, Frank H. Beberdick, 2008.

Processed by

Jo Ellen McKillop Dickie, 2008.

Inventory of the Frank H. Beberdick Pullman collection, 1881-2001
Jo Ellen McKillop Dickie
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Revision Statements

  • 2011-08-16: Revisions, additions, and updates were made.

Repository Details

Part of the The Newberry Library - Modern Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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Chicago Illinois 60610 United States