TABLE OF CONTENTS


Descriptive Summary of the Collection

Administrative Information

Biography of Frank H. Beberdick

Scope and Content of the Collection

Arrangement

Selected Search Terms

Container List

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Inventory of the Frank H. Beberdick Pullman Collection, 1881-2001


The Newberry Library
Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections
60 West Walton Street
Chicago, Illinois 60610-7324
USA
Phone: 312-255-3506
Fax: 312-255-3646
E-Mail: specialcolls@newberry.org
URL: http://www.newberry.org

Machine-readable finding aid encoded by Polly Smith, 2009.

©2009.


Descriptive Summary of the Collection

Collector Beberdick, Frank H. (Frank Harry), 1927-
Title Frank H. Beberdick Pullman Collection
Dates 1881-2001
Extent 4.3 linear feet (2 boxes and 2 oversize boxes)
Abstract Miscellaneous materials relating to the historic Pullman company town and Pullman Manufacturing Company, 1881-2001.
Language Materials are in English.
Repository Newberry Library, Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections
Collection Call Number Midwest MS Beberdick Pullman
Collection Stack Location 3a 37 3

Administrative Information

Cite As

Frank H. Beberdick Pullman Collection, The Newberry Library, Chicago.

Provenance

Gift, Frank H. Beberdick, 2008.

Processed by

Jo Ellen McKillop Dickie, 2008.

Access

The Frank H. Beberdick Pullman Collection are 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 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.

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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.

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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.

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Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject and type of material.

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Selected Search Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Newberry Library's public catalog. Researchers desiring additional materials on a particular topic should search the catalog using these headings.

Names

  • Beberdick, Frank H. (Frank Harry), 1927-
  • Corliss steam-engine
  • Pullman Company
  • Pullman Company -- Employees -- History
  • Pullman Incorporated. -- Pullman-Standard Division
  • Pullman, George Mortimer, 1831-1897

Subjects

  • Company towns -- United States -- History
  • Manuscripts, American -- Illinois -- Chicago
  • Photographs -- 1851-1900
  • Photographs -- 1901-1950
  • Photographs -- 1951-2000
  • Pullman (Chicago, Ill.)
  • Pullman cars -- United States -- Drawings
  • Pullman Strike, 1894
  • Railroad cars -- History
  • Sound recordings -- 1951-2000

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Container List

Box Folder Contents
1 1 Cars-Advertisements-Chicago & Alton RR.
1 2-3 Cars-Advertisements-Pullman Company, 1930-1950
1 4 Cars-Advertisements-Pullman Company (photocopies)
1 5 Cars-Advertisements- Pullman Company (oversize box 3)
1 6 Cars-Advertisements-Pullman Standard, ca. 1943
1 7 Cars-Articles and Writings-Allen Paper Car Wheel, 1992
1 8 Cars-Articles and Writings-Passenger Cars,(photocopies)1939
1 9 Cars- Building and Shipping Records, (photocopies), 1903-1970
1 10 Cars-Correspondence- Blankets, 1983
1 11 Cars-Correspondence-Consolidated Car Heating Co., (photocopies), 1890
1 12 Cars-Correspondence- Locomotives,( photocopies), 1961-1988
1 13 Cars-Correspondence-State Public Utilities Commission, 1914
1 14 Cars-Correspondence-Westinghouse Brakes (photocopies),1881
1 15 Cars-Dining-Beverage and Cigar order form, ca. 1930
1 16 Cars-Dining-Menu Covers, ca. 1950
1 17 Cars-Dining-Notice Card, ca. 1940
1 18 Cars-"List of all Cars", 1942
1 19 Cars-Photograph-Advertising Art
1 20 Cars-Postcards-Passenger & Locomotives, ca. 1900-1998
1 21 Cars-Plans-Car No. 111, 1887
1 22 Cars-Plans- Nos. 4069L-4167A(small scale)
1 23 Cars-Plans- Nos. 7418-7600A(small scale)
1 24 Cars-Roster-Amtrak Passenger Cars, (photocopies) 1972
1 25 Corliss Engine-Articles and Writings (see oversize box 3)
1 26 Corliss Engine-Drawings (see oversize box 4)
1 27 Pullman Automobiles-Articles and Writings (photocopies),ca.1909-1910
1 28 Pullman Building-Articles and Writings (photocopies)
1 29 Pullman Building-Postcards, 1908
1 30 Pullman Company-Articles and Writings-Pullman Inc., (photocopies)ca. 1938-1950
1 31 Pullman Company-Articles and Writings-Pullman Strike
1 32 Pullman Family-Genealogy, 1995-1997
2 33 Pullman Music-Compact disc- Miscellaneous titles
2 34 Pullman Music-Compact disc-"Pullman City of Brick"
2 35 Pullman Standard-Periodicals-"Carbuilder" Dec. 1943
2 36 Pullman Standard-Photograph Album-WWII, ca. 1943-1944
2 37 Pullman Standard-Vessels-1943-2001
2 38 Town of Pullman-Articles and Writings-Arcade Theater (1 photocopy), ca. 1881-1883
2 39 Town of Pullman-Correspondence-Visit to Pullman, (photocopy), 1893
2 40 Town of Pullman-Drawings- House Plans, (photocopy), 1896
2 41 Town of Pullman-Photograph Album, 1880-1970
2 42 Town of Pullman-Photographs (from originals at Art Institute), ca. 1870-1880's
2 43 Town of Pullman-Photographs 111th street, ca. 1880-1890's
2 44 Town of Pullman-Photographs-Bakery and delicatessen, ca. 1916
2 45 Town of Pullman-Photographs-Clock Tower Restoration, 2005
2 46 Town of Pullman-Photographs-Factory Fire, 1999
2 47 Town of Pullman-Photographs-Pullman Standard Cabinet Shop, ca. 1995
2 48 Town of Pullman-Photographs-Steel Freight car Shops, 1909
2 49 Town of Pullman-Postcards-Hotel Florence, ca. 1930's
2 50 Town of Pullman-Posters-Historic House Tour (Oversize box 4)
2 51 Town of Pullman-Scrapbook, ca. 1938-1974
2 51 Town of Pullman-Scrapbook, ca. 1938-1974
3 Cars-Advertisements- Pullman Company, ca. 1937-1940
3 Corliss Engine- Articles and Writings,(photocopies), ca. 1876-1984
4 Corliss Engine-Drawings
4 Town of Pullman-Posters- Historic House Tour, ca. 1988-1995