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Pullman Company Records - President's Office

 Collection
Identifier: Case-Pullman-01

Scope and Content of the Collection

Records created in the offices of Pullman’s Palace Car Company and Pullman Company presidents and vice presidents, together with personal papers.

Forms part of the Pullman Company Records

This finding aid supersedes the Guide to the Pullman Company Archives (Chicago: Newberry Library, 1995)

Dates

  • 1867-1982

Creator

Language

Materials are in English.

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 - President's Office, 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 President's Office

Chief executive officer of the Pullman’s Palace Car Company, 1867-1899, and Pullman Company, 1900-1969. For the first thirty years, Pullman’s Palace Car Company founder and President George M. Pullman exercised complete control of the firm’s business affairs. When Pullman died in 1897, governance broadened to include an Executive Committee consisting of the President and several members of the Board of Directors. With the creation of Pullman, Inc. in 1927, the President of the new holding company also served as President of the Pullman Company. In 1947, when Pullman, Inc. sold its operating arm, the Pullman Company, to the railroads, the Pullman Company President directed the business in conjunction with the Executive Committee and a new Advisory Council composed of executives of owner railroad companies.

Extent

73.5 Linear Feet (21 boxes, 43 record cartons, and 26 volumes)

Abstract

Papers of the Chief executive officer of the Pullman’s Palace Car Company, 1867-1899, and Pullman Company, 1900-1969. Includes records created in the offices of Pullman’s Palace Car Company and Pullman Company presidents and vice presidents, together with personal papers. Forms part of the Pullman Company Records.

Organization

Papers are organized in the following subgroups
Subgroup 01: Office of the President, 1867-1982
Undetermined
Subgroup 02: Office of the Vice President, 1915-1944
Undetermined
Subgroup 03: Personal Papers, 1881-1905
Undetermined

Collection Stack Location

1 87 1-5

Provenance

Gift of Pullman Family and Pullman Company, 1948-1981

Processed by

Martha T. Briggs and Cynthia H. Peters, 1995.

Creator

Title
Inventory of the Pullman Company Records - President's Office, 1867-1982Case.Pullman.01
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Martha T. Briggs and Cynthia H. Peters
Date
©2015.
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the The Newberry Library - Modern Manuscripts Repository

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