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Pullman Company Records - Office of Finance and Accounts

 Collection
Identifier: Case-Pullman-03

Scope and Content of the Collection

Includes books of account, balance sheets, financial statements, tax returns, ICC accounting documents and reports, payrolls, revenue records, etc., of the Pullman’s Palace Car Company and the Pullman Company.

Although records are only partially processed, they are open and available for research. Unpublished inventory for processed record series and survey sheets for unprocessed series available in the library. See Pullman Record Group 03 Survey Sheets binder.

Forms part of the Pullman Company Records

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

Dates

  • 1867-approximately 1980
  • Majority of material found within 1867-1970

Creator

Language

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 - Office of Finance and Accounts 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 Office of Finance and Accounts

The Office of Finance and Accounts, under general supervision of the Vice President and Comptroller, undertook all corporate accounting, including general accounting, financial statements and balance sheets, taxation, ICC reporting, payroll, car operations accounts, Mexican accounts, and all transactions concerning the company’s property and materials.

Extent

531.4 Linear Feet (42 boxes, 141 record cartons, 5 oversize boxes, 967 volumes, and 28 drawers of microfilm)

Abstract

Office responsible for all corporate accounting. Includes general accounting, financial statements and balance sheets, taxation, ICC reporting, payroll, car operations accounts, Mexican accounts, and all transactions concerning the company’s property and materials. Forms part of the Pullman Company Records.

Organization

Papers are organized in the following subgroups
Subgroup 01: Vice President and Comptroller records, ca. 1910-ca. 1970
Undetermined
Subgroup 02: General Auditor records, 1867 - ca. 1980, bulk 1867-ca. 1969
Undetermined
Subgroup 03: Auditor of Disbursements records, 1887-1969
Undetermined
Subgroup 04: Auditor of Receipts records, 1872-1969
Undetermined

Collection Stack Location

1 75-84; 4a Microfilm Storage

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 - Office of Finance and Accounts, 1867- approximately 1980, bulk 1867-approximately 1970
Status
Completed
Author
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

Contact:
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