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Employee Records of the Pullman Car Works [Calumet, Illinois], 1902-1948 (ICPSR 6351)

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This data collection contains work histories of employees of the Pullman Car Works in Calumet, Illinois, who left the plant between 1902 and 1948. A complete work history for each employee is presented, including wage rates, occupation, date of hire, length of time on the job, and reasons for leaving. Demographic information in the collection includes date of birth, gender, marital status, race, ethnicity, place of birth, citizenship, and English language ability.

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  PULLDEMO File: Demographic Characteristics - Download All Files (0.9 MB)
DS2:  PULLJOBS File: Job Characteristics - Download All Files (2.8 MB)
DS3:  PULLPREV File: Previous Employment History - Download All Files (0.8 MB)
DS4:  PULLNOTE File: Note Records - Download All Files (0.3 MB)

Study Description


Whatley, Warren C., and Gavin Wright. Employee Records of the Pullman Car Works [Calumet, Illinois], 1902-1948. ICPSR06351-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1995. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06351.v1

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This study was funded by:

  • National Science Foundation (NSF: SES-8300696 and SES-8910514)
  • University of Michigan

Scope of Study

Time Period:  

  • 1902--1948

Date of Collection:  

  • 1989--1991

Universe:   Employees of the Pullman Car Works in Calumet, Illinois, who left the plant between 1902 and 1948.

Data Types:   administrative records data


Sample:   Stratified random sample of 4,793 employees. Due to funding limitations, only 4,147 employees were coded.

Data Source:

manuscript employee records of the Pullman Car Works housed at the South Suburban Genealogical and Historical Society in South Holland, Illinois


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Version History:

  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 5 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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