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 Pullman State Historic Site (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.
The day of service at Pullman has space for 25 participants and advance registration is required. Please plan to attend for the entire day.
Register between April 5 - May 5.
Learn more about the Pullman Company and neighborhood in the Encyclopedia of Chicago History.
Tour the Pullman Factory Complex
Friends of the Pullman Sate Historic Site are offering an optional 45-minute tour of the factory site for Day of Service participants (no guests please). The tour starts and ends at our work site, and concludes at 5:30. Please help us plan by indicating your interest in the tour when you register for the day of service.
Our work site will be in the Pullman Factory Complex, 610 E. 111th Street, Chicago, IL 60628.
Please be aware that this is a non-traditional work environment:
Participants are responsible for their own transportation.