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Martin J. Rock Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Rock

Scope and Content of the Collection

Collection includes Martin J. Rock's correspondence regarding several legal cases regarding the Pullman Company, including insurance cases and the dissolution of the company. Collection contains data used to represent Pullman in these cases, including official company documents, board of director information, and financial records from 1947 to 1995.


  • Creation: 1947-1995



Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The Martin J. Rock Papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).

Ownership and Literary Rights

The Martin J. Rock Papers 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.

Biography of Martin J. Rock

Pullman Company attorney, 1947 to 1980.

Born November 21, 1919, Martin J. Rock earned both his BA and JD from Notre Dame University. After serving in World War II, Rock began his career as an attorney in 1948. In 1957, Rock was appointed Tax Attorney for the Pullman Company in 1947, working under Frank A. Malone until passing the bar in 1948. In 1960, he became General Attorney of Pullman, the head of the Law Department in 1963, and General Counsel in 1964. He continued to represent Pullman and its workers after the dissolution of the company in 1980. Rock died on October 28, 2011.


0.8 Linear Feet (2 boxes)


Correspondence, legal documents, insurance documents, financial information, and other miscellaneous data pertaining to Martin J. Rock's career as an attorney for the Pullman Company, from 1947 to 1995.


Materials arranged alphabetically.

Collection Stack Location

1 31 6


Gift of Jan E. Stone, 2012

Processed by

Emma Martin, 2012.

Inventory of the Martin J. Rock Papers, 1947-1995
Emma Martin
Language of description
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Repository Details

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

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