The Last Pullman Car Film Project records

Descriptive Summary

The Last Pullman Car Film Project records
Kartemquin Films
29.0 Linear feet
Kartemquin Films

Acknowledgements and Access

This collection was part of the BMRC Survey Initiative, 2009-2011. For current information about the collection and its status, please contact Kartemquin Films at

Biographical/Historical note

The Last Pullman Car is a 56-minute 1983 film by Kartemquin Films. In 1864, George Pullman began selling his famous railroad sleeping cars which helped him build a vast industrial empire that was supposed to last forever. In 1981, however, Pullman workers found themselves in the midst of a fight not only for their jobs but the future of the American rail car industry. One hundred years of government, union and corporate policies are traced in this engaging story.

Scope and Contents note

The Last Pullman Car Film Project Records include 16mm film prints, original negatives, trims, outs, soundtrack elements, videotape, production research files, labor research files, labor magazines, newspapers, books, and minute books from the United Steelworkers Local 1834 from 1944-1967.

Processing Information note

This collection was surveyed as part of the Black Metropolis Research Consortium's Survey Initiative on 2011 March 22 by Andrew Steadham.

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