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Pullman Company. : Pullman Company Records,, 1859-1982

Records of this railroad sleeping-car operator and manufacturer. The Pullman Company (originally Pullman's Palace Car Company) revolutionized rail travel, dramatically increased employment opportunities for African Americans who served as porters on its cars, and had a significant impact on the American labor movement. Records for the entire firm are included until the mid-1920s division into operating and manufacturing companies; after that date, records mainly chronicle the activities of the operating company. Included are voluminous individual employee records and labor relations documents; the records of individual Pullman cars (e.g., drawings, specifications, photographs); scrapbooks documenting nineteenth-century operations, including the Town of Pullman and the Strike of 1894; records of subsidiary and absorbed companies; administrative, legal, financial, and securities records; and much more.
Extent: 2132.3 linear feet - (776 boxes, 830 record cartons, 22 oversize boxes, 69 oversize folders,1687 volumes, 9 film reels, 3 filmstrips, and 1 steel locker)
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Railroads
Call Number: Case Pullman Main
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