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Montgomery C. Meigs Papers

Creator:
Meigs, Montgomery C., 1816-1892  Search this
Photographer:
Russell, Andrew J., 1829-1902  Search this
Names:
Pension Building  Search this
Post Office Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Extent:
12.5 Cubic feet (27 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Albums
Clippings
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Place:
Georgia
West Point (N.Y.)
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1870 - 1890
Summary:
The collection documents Mongomery C. Meigs, an Army officer, engineer, architect, and scientist. Meigs's papers include scrapbooks and photographs relating primarily to his work on the Pension Building and the Washington Aqueduct in Washington, D.C. but also his interest in politics, military affairs, construction, Native Americans, inventions, real estate, and financial matters.
Scope and Contents:
The collection documents, Mongomery C. Meigs, an Army officer, engineer, architect, and scientist. Meigs's papers include scrapbooks and photographs relating primarily to his work on the Pension Building in Washington, D.C., an extension to the Post Office Building, the Washington Aqueduct, Cabin John Bridge, and the dome of the United States Capitol. The scrapbooks reflect Meigs's interests in politics, military affairs, construction, Native Americans, inventions and technology, real estate, and financial matters.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into two series.

Series 1: Scrapbooks, 1870-1890

Series 2: Photographs, 1850-1885
Biographical / Historical:
1816, May 3, Born, Augusta, Georgia

1832, Entered United States Military Academy, West Point, New York

1837, Second lieutenant, Corps of Engineers. Surveyed Upper Mississippi River

1838, Survey engineering work, Delaware River

1839, Duty at army headquarters, Washington, D.C.

1841, Married Louisa Rodgers (died 1879)

1843-1852, Stationed in Detroit, Michigan, until return to permanent duty in Washington, D.C.

1852, Supervised construction of the Washington aqueduct for Great Falls, Virginia and various United States Capitol improvements, including a new and larger dome

1861, June Appointed Quartermaster General, United States Army

1865, April 15, Present at the death of Abraham Lincoln

1867, Postwar illness and trip to Europe

1882, Retired from the United States Army. Began engineering work on the Pension Office Building, Washington, D.C.

1892, January 2, Died, Washington, D.C.

*Biographical Chronology courtesy the Library of Congress, Montgomery C. Meigs Papers, 1799-1892 (bulk 1849-1892)
Related Materials:
Materials at the Archives Center, National Museum of American History

William R. Hutton Papers (AC0987)

Materials at the National Museum of American History

Several curatorial divisions hold material culture related to Montgomery C. Meigs and include

Division of Culture and the Arts (now Division of Cultural and Community Life)

Armed Forces History (Division of Political and Military History)

Division of Home and Community Life (now Division of Cultural and Community Life)

Division of Medicine and Science

Division of Work and Industry

Materials at Other Organizations

Library of Congress, Manuscript Division

Montgomery C. Meigs Papers, 1799-1892 (bulk 1849-1892)

Army officer, engineer, architect, and scientist. Correspondence, diaries and journals, notebooks, family papers, military papers, drawings and plans, scrapbooks, and other papers relating primarily to Meigs's work in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, his service as Quartermaster General during the Civil War, and family matters.
Provenance:
Parts of the collection were donated by Dr. Paul L. Smith on January 8, 1971 and Mr. and Mrs. Mayo S. Stuntz on March 8, 1974. Other sources are unknown.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Bridges -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Architecture -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Civil engineers  Search this
Civil engineering  Search this
Architects  Search this
Tunnels  Search this
Reservoirs -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Water-supply  Search this
Washington Aqueduct  Search this
Engineering  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Hydraulic structures  Search this
Engineers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings -- 19th century
Albums
Clippings -- 1850-1900
Photographs -- 19th century
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Montgomery C. Meigs Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0984
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Montgomery C. Meigs Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8e649874c-9c6e-415a-a930-ead48c870f68
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0984
Online Media:

Volume 3

Collection Creator:
Meigs, Montgomery C., 1816-1892  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Russell, Andrew J., 1829-1902  Search this
Container:
Box 2
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1876 July 16 to 1878 May 28
Scope and Contents:
Volume 3 covers a wide range of topics that include Russian-Turkish War, the Indian Wars, new industrial and mechanical products, politics, and changing military affairs. There is no index, and the pages are not numbered. The scrapbook is a collection of newspaper clippings and illustrations, along with a few handwritten notes and drawings.

The main themes are the Russian-Turkish War, Indian affairs, military affairs, and industrial/mechanical advertisements and stories. Throughout the volume there are printed illustrations of military and political figures from the United States and other countries. Meigs gave considerable attention to following the progress of the Russian-Turkish War, as well as stories on the Indian Wars. There are many references to Sitting Bull, the Nez Perce, and Crazy Horse. This volume also contains advertisements and stories for and about new industrial and mechanical products--from sewing machines to railroads and new clothing accessories and firearms. There is a heavy focus on military affairs, especially changes in military policy and leadership and new technology and thought. Meigs also included several stories about the Washington Monument's construction and challenges to its progress. There are some stories related to archaeological discoveries around the world.

Some of the publications included in Volume 3 areThe New York Times, The Daily Telegraph, the Army and Navy Journal, The World, The American Architect and Building News, The Evening Star, The Daily Graphic, and the National Union.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Montgomery C. Meigs Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Montgomery C. Meigs Papers
Montgomery C. Meigs Papers / Series 1: Scrapbooks
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep89e0abc47-ecba-4d10-aae7-9832a1d31c94
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0984-ref17

Volume 4

Collection Creator:
Meigs, Montgomery C., 1816-1892  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Russell, Andrew J., 1829-1902  Search this
Container:
Box 2
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1878 June 3 to 1879 July 10
Scope and Contents:
Volume 4 covers a wide range of topics including debate over retiring senior Army officers stories about Civil War battles and the questioning of established accounts of various Civil War events, the Zulu War in South Africa and the change in control over the Bureau of Indian Affairs. There is an index at the front of the scrapbook with only one note, and the pages are numbered.

One of the most common topics is the issue of retiring Army officers the debate over expanding the number of authorized retired officers. This issue was of special interest to Meigs since he was one of the officers who had reached retirement age, but who could not retire because of the small number of authorized retirees. He also included a considerable number of articles about foreign affairs, especially the Zulu War of 1879 and the Afghan War. Other articles provide accounts of Civil War battles and leaders, and of the trial of General William B. Hazen versus David S. Stanley. In addition to the newspapers, Meigs included cutouts of advertisements for various industrial products and services, as well as new inventions.

Some of the papers that appear commonly throughout Volume four areThe Evening Star, the The New-York Daily Tribune, the New York Herald, The Evening Telegraph, The Daily Graphic, the Army and Navy Journal, and The North American.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Montgomery C. Meigs Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Montgomery C. Meigs Papers
Montgomery C. Meigs Papers / Series 1: Scrapbooks
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8be8dd6b0-9e8b-48f8-b76b-b72b51e13c91
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0984-ref19

Volume 7

Collection Creator:
Meigs, Montgomery C., 1816-1892  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Russell, Andrew J., 1829-1902  Search this
Container:
Box 4
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1880 September 18 to 1881 March 1
Scope and Contents:
Volume 7 is a bound scrapbook with numbered pages and index. There are no notes in the index. This volume contains a large number of articles dealing with the Afghan War, the presidential election of 1880, debates and stories about the Civil War, foreign news and affairs, and illustrations of notable constructions and buildings.

Within this volume there are substantial articles dealing with the Afghan War and the presidential election of 1880, including descriptions of both Winfield Hancock and James Garfield, as well as their views and proposed policies. There are also articles related to the issue of Irish home rule, a hot-button issue in 1880-1881, that appeared in both British and American publications; southern claims from the Civil War and how the United States government was responding to them; and tensions between the North and South. Meigs also included stories on the harsh winter of 1880, and illustrations about the weather systems affecting the country. Also included are stories about the retirement of Army officers and debates over a variety of Civil War topics, especially battles and campaigns. Clippings of new industrial inventions and other items can be found throughout the volume, as well as some notes and drawings by Meigs.

Some of the publications included in volume seven areThe Republic, the Army and Navy Journal, The Daily Graphic, the The New-York Daily Tribune, and The Washington Post.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Montgomery C. Meigs Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Montgomery C. Meigs Papers
Montgomery C. Meigs Papers / Series 1: Scrapbooks
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep831d74e38-9928-4479-8796-6f7a31ffc642
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0984-ref38

Women in Aviation Industry, WWI

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer C2, Folder 176060-80
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Photos
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
See more items in:
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Biographies
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Biographies / Series C2: Biographies: Groups / Women in Aviation and Space Science
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2842194d0-8a22-4987-9c32-a78c657839ca
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-c-ref76534

Women in Aviation Industry, 1930s

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer C2, Folder 176080-01
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Documents
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
See more items in:
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Biographies
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Biographies / Series C2: Biographies: Groups / Women in Aviation and Space Science
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg264ce34d8-37f1-4109-bb22-de61acbc9137
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-c-ref76537

Women in Aviation Industry, 1940s

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer C2, Folder 176090-01
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Documents
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
See more items in:
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Biographies
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Biographies / Series C2: Biographies: Groups / Women in Aviation and Space Science
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2cd16985f-5b9f-4954-b009-46dcfe202436
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-c-ref76540

Women in Aviation Industry, 1940s

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer C2, Folder 176090-60
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Photos
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
See more items in:
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Biographies
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Biographies / Series C2: Biographies: Groups / Women in Aviation and Space Science
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2f5a15952-94c9-49a7-b3c9-849c70753de6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-c-ref76543

Pullman Palace Car Company Collection

Creator:
Pullman Palace Car Co.  Search this
Pullman, George M., 1831-1897  Search this
Names:
Lincoln, Robert Todd  Search this
Extent:
8 Cubic feet (11 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Correspondence
Drawings
Date:
1867-1982
bulk 1900-1930
Summary:
Records of the Pullman Company, manufacturers and operators of railroad sleeping cars. Pullman also manufactured hospital and dining cars at its Chicago facilities. Dating from 1867 to 1982 (bulk 1900-1930s), the collection includes background materials, correspondence, financial, personnel and operating records, drawings and photographs.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of materials from 1867-1982 (bulk 1900-1930s), and includes background materials, correspondence, financial records, operating records, personnel records, drawings, and photographs. Of note is the documentation of hospital cars and instructions for porters. The collection is not a complete record of the Pullman Palace Car Company's activities.

Series 1, Historical Background, 1867-1982, contains newspaper clippings and articles about the Pullman Palace Car Company and George Pullman. Also included is a 318-page typescript titledThe History of the Sleeping Car 1923, by Charles S. Sweet; documentation on how Pullman cars were named; and other histories of the Pullman Company including its hospital cars and maquetry design.

Series 2, Correspondence, 1912-1960, consists primarily of documentation about the sale of cars and equipment by Pullman Palace Car Company to specific railroad companies. The correspondence details the cost per car and in some instances, leasing costs, operating costs, and other relevant statistical and financial information about the transactions. There is some consolidated data on cars sold to the railroads as well as summary data on the type of car sold, name of car, selling price, purchasers, and the date the sale was approved. The correspondence is organized chronologically within Pullman Company correspondence wrappers which were used to maintain the correspondence in a uniform manner and in consecutive date order.

Correspondence about hospital cars contains information on the rental of Pullman cars to the United States government as well as letters discussing specifications for building hospital unit cars for the United States Army. There is one folder of miscellaneous correspondence with individuals seeking copies of photographs from the company and/or offering their historical writings about the company.

Series 3, Financial Records, 1875-1930, consists primarily of details of cost documentation created by the Pullman Company's Manufacturing Department. The cost sheets are arranged chronologically and represent an itemized financial breakdown of costs by material, labor, extra equipment, sundries, and recapitulation for a variety of Pullman cars. The cover sheet for work orders notes the lot number, plan number, type of Pullman car (e.g. baggage, parlor, private) being manufactured or serviced/repaired, to whom the order belongs, and associated dates. For example, one private, steel car for Mr. D. J. Reid or general service parlor car for Southern Railway.

Series 4, Operating Records, 1875-1972, consists of records used by the company for daily operations, particularly instructions for porters as well as repair logbooks, volumes detailing car building completion, published supplements noting specific changes to cars, correspondence, reports, newspaper clippings, and lists of cars built by Pullman and cars withdrawn from service. Also included is the Illustrations Accompanying the Report of the Engineer-in-chief, H.C. Mais, on Observations on Railways Made During His Tour in 1883. Henry Coathupe Mais (1827-1916) was an English born civil engineer who spent most of his career in Australia. Mais toured railways and other works in Europe and America. His lengthy report with many detailed illustrations was printed in 1884 as a parliamentary paper. Some report pages were moldy and have been separated. These pages include: the index, pages 1-7; page 58; and pages 98-111.

The reports found in the "general file" include Sleeping, Parlor and Lounge Equipment (1945) and Pullman Passenger Survey A Continuing Study--Part II, (1955). The latter report by McFarland, Aveyard and Company studied attitudes and opinions of Pullman passengers. There is a typescript of a presentation made by George W. Bohannan of the Pullman Company to the American Association of Passenger Traffic Officers (1964).

The records documenting the completion of cars are bound volumes arranged chronologically. The volumes detail lot number, plan numbers, date of order, type of car, account name, date of delivery, destination route, estimate price, cost price, and contract price. In some instances, new information was glued or taped into the volume. The repair books capture the date, name of car, yard, name of porter, and date shipped.

Series 5, Personnel Records, 1873-1979, includes a payroll list for the General Ticket Department, 1876; instructions for passengers with cholera, 1873; reward notices for an 1878 robbery; instructional manuals for Pullman porters; photographs of Pullman Company employees working, and general correspondence, 1896-1979; ancedotes about Pullman porters; an obituary for George Arthur Kelly, an executive vice president for the Pullman Company; articles and newspaper clippings about porters and conductors, particularly the Society for the Prevention of Calling Pullman Car Porters "George." Started in 1916, the Society for the Prevention of Calling Pullman Car Porters "George" was founded by George W. Dulany, Jr., an Iowa lumber merchant. Dulany organized the society for fun after hearing passengers call every porter George. The society became a hobby and there were no meetings, dues, or activities associated with his work. Dulany's campaign was solely to have passengers use a porter's correct name or simply call them "porter."

Series 6, Drawings, 1907-1939 and undated, contains bound volumes arranged chronologically of records of tracings of drawings for Pullman cars. The volumes detail the negative number, date, type of car, job number, and remarks.

Series 7, Photographs, 1932-1950s and undated, consists primarily of black-and-white copy prints (8" x 10") documenting employees, especially porters, passengers, and hospital cars. Many of the hospital cars depict both the exterior and interior, but none with patients. The passenger photographs are almost exclusively interior images of persons dining, sleeping, playing cards, and in general seating areas. The Southern Pacific dining car photographs are original prints and bear the Pullman Car Company embossed stamp and unique number. This range of photographs is (Pullman photograph #32867 to #32873) and the images depict exterior and interior views of the dining cars. There is one album of ninety-nine photographs taken by Ricardo Villalba (active 1860-1880) in Peru. The album was made for W.W. Evans, Esquire in 1875. The images depict landscapes, bridges, train tracks, railroad cars, railroad engines, and buildings, such as the Pano Cathedral.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into seven series:

Series 1, Historical Background, 1867-1982

Series 2, Correspondence, 1912-1960

Series 3, Financial Records, 1875-1930

Series 4, Operating Records, 1875-1972

Series 5, Personnel Records, 1873-1979

Series 6, Drawings, 1907-1939 and undated

Series 7, Photographs, 1932-1950s and undated
Biographical / Historical:
George M. Pullman (1831-1897) developed the railroad passenger sleeping car service into a major 19th century industry. He created the Pullman Palace Car Company in 1867. George Pullman was succeeded as president of the company by Robert Todd Lincoln, President Abraham Lincoln's son, who served until 1911. In 1900, after buying competing companies, the firm was reorganized as the Pullman Company.

The idea for specially designed sleeping cars came to Pullman while traveling from Buffalo to Westfield, New York in 1854. He altered existing railroad cars in September, 1858, for service on the Chicago and Alton Railroad. They first sleeping car built to Pullman's specifications was the "pioneer," which carried part of the Lincoln funeral party from Chicago to Springfield, Illinois in 1865. In 1867 "hotel cars" were introduced. These sleeping cars, equipped with kitchen and dining facilities, eliminating the need for trains to stop at stations for passengers to buy food. In 1868, Pullman built the "Delmonica," devoted to restaurant purposes. The Pullman firm also built streetcars and trolleys.

In 1880 George Pullman built the town of Pullman, just south of the city of Chicago along the Illinois Central Railroad line, as the site for his manufacturing plant. Intended as a model manufacturing town, it had 12,000 residents in 1893. It suffered from the usual company town problems and was annexed to Chicago in 1889. In the wake of the depression of 1893 Pullman reduced wages for its workers by 25% or more. The American Railway Union, lead by Eugene V. Debs, sought to bring wage issues to arbitration but Pullman refused. In June, 1894 some 4,000 employees struck the company gaining support from thousands of railroad workers who refused to handle trains with Pullman cars. President Grover Cleveland sent federal troops to Chicago in July and after a period of sporadic violence the strike was over by the end of the summer.

In later years the Pullman company introduced several innovations. It built lighter, articulated cars of alloy steel beginning in 1936. The following year, it introduced the roomette car with eighteen enclosed private rooms. In 1956 Pullman introduced the dome sleeper car with an upper deck observation level. The United States anti-trust suit against Pullman Manufacturing and Operating Company resulted in a 1944 decision requiring a separation of car building and car operation activities. Pullman sold its sleeping car service, transferring its operating unit to a group of fifty-nine railway firms in 1947.

George Pullman introduced two notable practices. First, rather than operating railroads, his firm leased sleeping cars to the railroads and provided the complete services on them, including supplying porters, conductors, dining staff, and food and linens. Second, Pullman named each of his sleeping and dining cars rather than assigning them numbers. This was intended to enhance the company's image by creating a personality for the car. Different categories of names signified different categories of cars and geographical names also helped to promote travel to the areas in which they operated.

Arthur Detmers Dubin assembled these Pullman Company materials. Dubin was born in 1923 in Chicago, Illinois. He began his architectural education at the University of Michigan in 1941 but was interrupted by World War II, and he served with distinction in the United States Army until 1946. After completing his studies in 1949, Dubin joined his father's and uncle's architectural firm, Dubin and Dubin, as a second--eneration architect. The leadership of the firm soon passed to Arthur and his brother, Martin David, and in 1965 they were joined by John Black and in 1966 by John Moutoussamy. Arthur's life--ong interest in trains and transportation and their implications for architecture is evident in transit stations commissions and service on transportation--elated advisory boards (Dubin was a member of the Illinois Railroad Commission), as well as in his writings and personal collections. Dubin was an avid train enthusiast and collector.

References

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Area Architects Oral History Project
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

Pullman Palace Car Company Photographs (NMAH.AC.1175), contains photographs of Pullman cars: freight, passenger, private and street railway/rapid transit cars. The bulk of the collection contains approximately 13,500 original glass plate negatives, film negatives, and copy prints.

Industry on Parade (NMAH.AC.0507) contains Reel #99, Servicing Sleepers, 1952. The Pullman Coach Company, Chicago, Illinois.

Materials In Other Organizations

Art Institute of Chicago

Bombardier Corporation

California State Railroad Museum

Chicago Historical Society

Arthur Dubin Collection at Lakeforest College

Illinois Railway Museum

Newberry Library, Pullman Company Archives

The Pullman Company archives consists of 2,500 cubic feet of records from the Pullman Company and Pullman heirs. The collection is comprised of business archives of the Pullman Palace Car Company from 1867 and include records of the entire firm up to the 1924 split into operating (sleeping car operation, service, and repair) and manufacturiung companies. From 1924 to 1981 the records chronicle the activities of the operating company only.

Pennsylvania State Archives

Pullman State Historic Site

Pullman Technology (Harvey, Illinois)

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Arthur D. Dubin Papers (83-015; 83-076; 83-101)

South Suburban Genealogical & Historical Society (South Holland, illinois)
Provenance:
Collection materials were donated by Arthur D. Dubin in 1980 and on January 30, 1986. Additional materials were donated by Lorrain Douglass, Kiara S. Winans and Kristin Peterson on April 3, 2012.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Hospital cars  Search this
Hotel car  Search this
Roomette car  Search this
Dining cars  Search this
Labor relations  Search this
Railroads -- Dining-car service  Search this
Sleeping car  Search this
Strikes and lockouts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1930-1940
Correspondence -- 1930-1960
Drawings
Citation:
Pullman Palace Car Company Collection, 1867-1982, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0181
See more items in:
Pullman Palace Car Company Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep859ac8544-9c31-48af-be09-abe3d415e126
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0181
Online Media:

[Pullman Repair Record Book : ledger]

Creator:
Pullman Palace Car Co.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Pullman Palace Car Co.  Search this
Pullman, George M., 1831-1897  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 11.4" x 8.5")
Container:
Box 2, Folder 22
Type:
Archival materials
Ledgers (account books)
Date:
1900 to 1907
Scope and Contents:
Scan of pages 156-157.
Local Numbers:
AC0181-0000004 (AC Scan No.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Railroad car builders  Search this
Railroad equipment industry  Search this
Genre/Form:
Ledgers (account books)
Collection Citation:
Pullman Palace Car Company Collection, 1867-1982, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Pullman Palace Car Company Collection
Pullman Palace Car Company Collection / Series 4: Operating Records / Repair Record Book
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep86103318f-9eff-45f1-92cf-7ec512abd75a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0181-ref639

[Pullman Construction and Registration Book, Chicago Works : ledger]

Creator:
Pullman Palace Car Co.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Pullman Palace Car Co.  Search this
Pullman, George M., 1831-1897  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (approx. 11.4" x 9.7")
Type:
Archival materials
Ledgers (account books)
Date:
1887 to 1893
Scope and Contents:
Scan of page 6, 1887.
Arrangement:
In series 4, box 2, folder 20.
Local Numbers:
AC0181-0000005 (AC Scan No.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Railroad car builders  Search this
Railroad equipment industry  Search this
Genre/Form:
Ledgers (account books)
Collection Citation:
Pullman Palace Car Company Collection, 1867-1982, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Pullman Palace Car Company Collection
Pullman Palace Car Company Collection / Series 4: Operating Records / Record of completion of cars
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8b809f279-0cec-4201-8ac8-a9088b7b674f
EDAN-URL:
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Hiller XHOE-1 Hornet

Manufacturer:
United Helicopters Incorporated  Search this
Dimensions:
Rotor Diameter: 7 m (23 ft)
Length: 3.9 m (12 ft 9 in)
Height: 2.4 m (7 ft 10 in)
Weights: Empty, 243 kg (536 lb)
Gross, 489 kg (1,080 lb)
Type:
CRAFT-Rotary Wing
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the United States Navy, Bureau of Weapons.
Inventory Number:
A19610115000
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station:
Vertical Flight
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv90eb5a25c-bd9b-4e9d-a038-1fb0d0ec48fb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19610115000
Online Media:

Vought V-173 "Flying Pancake"

Manufacturer:
Vought Aircraft Company  Search this
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the United States Navy, Bureau of Weapons.
Inventory Number:
A19610120000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9065bd5f9-ea60-4364-9229-087f3758d5cc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19610120000
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Nakajima Kikka (Orange Blossom)

Manufacturer:
Nakajima Hikoki K. K.  Search this
Materials:
All-metal aircraft except for fabric-covered control surfaces.
Dimensions:
Overall: 300 x 810cm, 2300kg, 1000cm (9ft 10 1/8in. x 26ft 6 7/8in., 5070.6lb., 32ft 9 11/16in.)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
Japan
Date:
1945
Credit Line:
Transferred from the United States Navy.
Inventory Number:
A19610121000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station:
World War II Aviation (UHC)
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv99ab60086-3a0b-49e3-a262-050608f11a3d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19610121000
Online Media:

Satellite, Explorer I

Manufacturer:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology  Search this
U.S. Army Ballistic Missile Agency, Redstone Arsenal  Search this
Materials:
Steel, copper alloy, aluminum, rubber, paint, electrical wires
Dimensions:
Other: 205.7 × 15.2cm, 12.9kg (81 × 6 in., 28 1/2lb.)
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Unmanned
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Inventory Number:
A19620034000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv939119067-3e7a-4e27-8b20-0c53fb7c8546
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19620034000
Online Media:

Mitsubishi Reisen (Zero-Fighter) A6M7 Model 63 ZEKE

Manufacturer:
Nakajima Hikoki K. K.  Search this
Materials:
Lightweight aluminum alloy (developed in Japan), armor plate and self-sealing fuel tanks omitted from the design.
Dimensions:
Overall: 3500 x 900cm, 1900kg, 1100cm (114ft 9 15/16in. x 29ft 6 5/16in., 4188.7lb., 36ft 1 1/16in.)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
Japan
Date:
1939
Credit Line:
Transferred from the United States Navy.
Inventory Number:
A19620083000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9d4fbf8bb-4510-4afc-8870-8854b1c59092
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19620083000
Online Media:

Aichi M6A1 Seiran (Clear Sky Storm)

Manufacturer:
Aichi Aircraft Company (Aichi Kokuki KK)  Search this
Dimensions:
Overall: 460 x 1160cm, 3310kg, 1230cm (15ft 1 1/8in. x 38ft 11/16in., 7297.2lb., 40ft 4 1/4in.)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
Japan
Date:
1945
Credit Line:
Transferred from the United States Navy.
Inventory Number:
A19630308000
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station:
World War II Aviation (UHC)
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv919a2661d-968b-406f-a85b-da8128388759
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19630308000
Online Media:

Curtiss N-9H

Manufacturer:
Curtiss Aeroplane Company  Search this
Materials:
Airframe: Wood
Main Float: Wood
Covering: Fabric
Dimensions:
Wingspan: 16.2 m (53 ft 4 in)
Length: 9.4 m (30 ft 10 in)
Height: 3.3 m (10 ft 9 in)
Weight: Empty, 973 kg (2,140 lb)
Gross, 1,257 kg (2,765lb)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1916-1927
Credit Line:
Transferred from the U.S. Navy Department.
Inventory Number:
A19630431000
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station:
Pre-1920 Aviation
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9b291af7b-24ba-43f7-bf25-fb515aaf0dfa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19630431000
Online Media:

Tuna Tracking Device

Maker:
Wildlife Computers  Search this
Physical Description:
plastic; metal (overall material)
beige (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in x 1 1/2 in; 30.48 cm x 3.81 cm
body: 6 3/4 in x 1 1/2 in; 17.145 cm x 3.81 cm
antenna: 5 1/4 in x 1/16 in; 13.335 cm x .15875 cm
Object Name:
tracking device
Credit Line:
Gift of Wildlife Computers through Kevin Ng
ID Number:
2009.0153.01
Accession number:
2009.0153
Catalog number:
2009.0153.01
Model number:
99-763
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Fisheries
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-bcbd-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1434422

Archivel tracking Device

Maker:
Wildlife Computers  Search this
Physical Description:
plastic; metal (overall material)
yellow (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in x 3/4 in; 30.48 cm x 1.905 cm
antenna: 8 1/2 in x 1/8 in; 21.59 cm x .3175 cm
antennas: 3 1/2 in x 1/8 in; 8.89 cm x .3175 cm
Object Name:
tracking device
Credit Line:
Gift of Wildlife Computers through Kevin Ng
ID Number:
2009.0153.02
Catalog number:
2009.0153.02
Accession number:
2009.0153
Model number:
97-125
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Fisheries
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-bcbf-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1434424

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