Day of Service at Pullman State Historic Site

  • 20 May 2017
  • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • 610 E. 111th Street, Chicago, IL 60628


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The day of service at Pullman State Historic Site (PSHS) is an opportunity to volunteer your professional skills or learn new ones as we give some much needed archival attention to materials with local and national historical significance.

CAA and Friends of the Pullman State Historic Site are partnering to address a time-sensitive need to inventory the Tenneco Company Collection. The Tenneco Company acquired the Pullman Company and its records in 1996. The materials that comprise the Tenneco Company Collection were transferred to PSHS about 4 years ago. Approximately 150 boxes need to be inventoried before they are moved from their current storage location to accommodate construction related to the Pullman National Monument , part of the National Park Service.

We will create a container-level inventory and condition report for the Tenneco Collection, with an emphasis on materials up to 1897. We’ll provide worksheets, description guidelines, and basic training. If you haven’t done this type of work before, we can pair you with a more experienced volunteer.

Date: Saturday, May 20

Time: 10 AM - 4:30 PM. Please plan to attend the entire day.

Location: 610 E. 111th Street, Chicago

Registration required. Limited to 25 participants.

Register before May 5. 

For full details, including information about the work site, as well as transportation and parking options, see the event page.

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