Business records, 1883-1998

International Harvester Company

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  • Format Mixed Materials; Videos, Slides, Films; Sound Recordings
  • Contributors
  • Physical Details
    • 2.8 c.f. (7 archives boxes); plus
    • additions of 35.8 c.f
    • 8.0 c.f. of transparencies and tape recordings, and
    • 79 reels of microfilm (16 mm)
  • OCLC ocn173713250, ocn173702197
  • Finding Aids
    • Register. The processed portion of this collection is also described in Guide to the McCormick Collection, Margaret R. Hafstad, ed., Madison: 1973


  • Business records of the International Harvester Company consisting of charter and by-laws, 1902, 1904, 1918; minutes, 1902; incorporation documents, 1907; annual reports for 1907 through 1966; a history of the company, 1902-1913, by the U.S. Department of Commerce and Labor, and its anti-trust committee reports for 1913; a confidential statement of the company for the 1920 season; sales and collection organization charts, 1926-1929; an accountants' report, 1927; arbitration decisions on labor relations, 1943-1955; telegraphic code, 1947; quarterly reports, 1965-1967; and for varying years, reports of the president, meetings of shareholders, and employee pension benefits. Included also are miscellaneous papers of D.M. Osborne & Company, 1883-1885, and its sale agreement, 1902; and miscellaneous papers of the Deering Harvester Company, 1893, and a Deering appraisal, 1903.
  • The processed portion of this collection is summarized above, dates 1883-1967, and is described in the register. There are additional accessions dating 1908-1998 which are described below. They include meeting minutes and working papers of the International Harvester Company Board of Directors and slides and cassette tapes used in presentations before the Board.


  • Forms part of the McCormick Collection.
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