International Harvester Company corporate archives central file (documented series), 1819-1998

International Harvester Company

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  • Format Mixed Materials; Videos, Slides, Films; Photos, Drawings, Prints; Sound Recordings
  • Physical Details
    • 919.1 c.f. (709 record center cartons, 401 archives boxes, and 180 flat boxes); plus
    • additions of 140.6 c.f
    • 46 disc recordings
    • 4 tape recordings
    • 1 slide carousel, and
    • 4 filmstrips
  • OCLC ocn173705657, ocn173693185
  • Finding Aids
    • Register. A database describing the processed portion of this series is available ONLY through the Wisconsin Historical Society intranet accessed in the Archives


  • Advertising literature, photographs, color transparencies, publications, price lists, press releases, reports, correspondence, minutes, production records, and other audio and visual materials documenting the products and activities of the International Harvester Company. The company's product lines included trucks, tractors, farm implements, refrigerators, construction equipment, and lawn and garden equipment. The records document nearly every facet of the company's operations, including labor relations, employee activities, marketing, advertising, public relations, sales, finances, manufacturing, engineering, foreign operations, military contracts, experimental machinery, factories, and dealerships. International Harvester's corporate archives created this series over a period of several years. The files are in random order and a file number has been assigned to each folder or item. Researchers must use a database to find relevant folder titles and their corresponding box and file numbers.


  • Forms part of the McCormick Collection.
  • The following box numbers do not exist for this series: 15, 17, 20, 24, 28-29, 33, 38, 49, 97, 135, 165, 186, 202, 217, 343, 348-352, 357, 359, 509-510, 537, 830, 887, 991, 994, 1001-1010, 1014, 1023, 1089-1094, 1104, 1121-1126, 1128, 1133-1137, and 1140-1145.
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