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Guide to the Davenport Besler Corportation Papers

Collection Overview

Date Span: 1909-1955
Creator: Davenport Besler Corportation
Extent: 80.00 linear feet.
Collection Number: MSC0081
Repository: University of Iowa Special Collections
Summary: Business records of a liquidated Davenport, Iowa, locomotive manufacturing company.

Alternate Extent Statement: Photographs in Boxes 1, 2, 3, 78, 110

Access: This collection is open for research.

Use:

Acquisition: Donated to the University of Iowa Libraries in 1962 by H.A. Arzberger, Former Secretary.

Preferred Citation: Papers of the Davenport Bessler Corportation, The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, Iowa.

Repository: University of Iowa Special Collections
Address: Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-335-5921
Curator: Greg Prickman
Email: lib-spec@uiowa.edu
Website: http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/sc

In 1901, the W. W. Whitehead Company started manufacturing locomotives in Davenport, Iowa. In 1902 they began manufacturing light locomotives. In 1904, the name was changed to the Davenport Locomotive Works. In 1933, the company was reorganized and it became the Davenport-Besler Corporation. During this time the company developed to the point that it was shipping its products around the world. By then, they were also manufacturing snow plows, and had an extensive outside business in grey iron casting, drop forging, and steel hammer forging, as well as steel tank and structural steel work.

In order to handle all this work, the company had on its own premises approximately a mile of standard gauge railroad tracks, doing all of its switching between the various departments with its own locomotive and cars. In the nineteen twenties and thirties, Davenport-Besler developed a diesel locomotive, which enjoyed a wide market in America and abroad.

During World War II, Davenport-Besler manufactured locomotives for the war effort and in November 1943 they were awarded the Army-black "E" Production Award for Excellence in War Production.

An investment group headed by a Davenport businessman, Glenn L Seydel, acquired the company in May 1955. On May 17, 1956, the plant closed down, citing a "highly competitive situation" and the five and one-half month Westinghouse strike which slowed the delivery of parts needed in the factory.

These papers detail the business operations of the company, rather than the technical side of the business. There are minutes of the board of directors meetings 1927-1952, advertising materials, price lists, patent information, catalogs, letters and telegrams, tax information, employee records, job classification details, financial records, and other such matters that pertain to the operation of the business. There are scrapbooks with newspaper clippings about the plant and the people involved with it and there are some photographs.
The Historical Construction Equipment Association has a collection on Davenport Bessler Company.

Historical Construction Equipment Association 16623 Liberty Hi Road Bowling Green, Ohio 43402 419-352-5616 Fax 419-352-6086

Browse by Series:
Series 1: GENERAL

  • Series 1: GENERAL
  • Box 1:
  • Three scrapbooks containing clippings of articles, advertisements, and other miscellany of importance to the company,including photographs of the fire that destroyed a warehouse inJanuary 1933 - 1934-1943; 1943-1945
  • Photographs of products and plant equipment. Products include machine tools, snow ployw, and locomotives
  • Box 2:
  • Photographs of products and plant equipment, continued
  • Box 4:
  • Miscellaneous personnel loose-leaf notebook
  • Detroit Ordnance Papers
  • Miscellaneous locomotive correspondence
  • Westinghouse Electric International - 1955
  • Rock Island Bank & Trust Company - 1954
  • Rock Island Bank & Trust - 1955
  • Lane & Waterman re: Bonds Issued and Stock
  • Box 5:
  • R.F.C. Loan Data
  • Transportation Corps., Department of the Army - 1951
  • Inventory of items shipped to Canadian Locomotive Company
  • Box 6:
  • Inventory of items shipped to Canadian Locomotive Company
  • Box 7:
  • Inventory of items shipped to Canadian Locomotive Company
  • Miscellaneous correspondence
  • Miscellaneous Snow Plow Correspondence
  • No. 2 R.F.C. Reconstruction Finance Corporation
  • Box 8:
  • General Service Administration - 1954
  • The Renegotiation Board - 1954
  • United States Department of Commerce Bureau of Census - 1954
  • United States Miscellaneous - 1954
  • Fort Eustis, Virginia
  • U.S. Senate Representatives - 1954
  • Engineering Research & Development Lab., Ft. Belvoir, Virginia - 1954
  • Picatinny Arsenal - 1954
  • Transportation Department, Marietta, Pennsylvania - 1954
  • Department of Army, Marietta, Pennsylvania
  • US Corps of Engineers - 1954
  • Blue Brass Ordnance Depot - 1954
  • Utah General Depot, Ogden, Utah - 1954
  • Box 9:
  • United States Miscellaneous - 1955
  • Reconstruction Finance Corporation - 1954
  • United States black - 1954
  • Transportation Research and Development Laboratory, Fort Eustis, Virginia - 1954
  • 80 Ton Govt.
  • Unmarked folder with erased title "Material inventory"
  • US Army 80 ton
  • US Dept. Army M-1002 DA-44-009 Eng. 625 (Mine Exploder), Fort Belvoir, Virginia
  • Cost Work Sheets
  • 80 ton Army
  • War Powers Act Letters
  • Box 10:
  • U.S.A. 7927 57226 USA 8499 US Govt. 57227
  • Mt. Washington Project. Smith, Hinchman & Graylls, Inc.
  • Rock Island Arsenal - 1955
  • Dept. of Commerce. Bureau of Census. Survey of Manufacturers
  • United States (Miscellaneous) - 1956
  • US Representative - 1955
  • Transportation Res. & Development Lab., Ft. Eustis, Virginia - 1955
  • Chicago Procurement Office - 1955
  • Transportation Department, Marietta, Pennsylvania - 1955
  • NPA-Ry. Eq. Div. 44 & 80 T DE, etc.
  • Box 11:
  • Marietta TC Depot, Marietta, Pennsylvania - 1952
  • US Government Security File
  • US Dept. of Interior, 1955, "Fish and Wildlife Service"
  • Wilkins Air Force Depot Shelby, Ohio - 1955
  • United States black - 1955
  • R.F.C. Requests for new tools; report of money received and invoice amounts billed
  • Reconstruction Finance Corp.,
  • Walter E. Heller & Company
  • Ralph Heninger - 1955
  • Ralph Heninger - 1954
  • HOL HOP HOR HOY 30
  • J. Imbrie, Jr. (Miscellaneous Memoranda from his desk 6-2-55)
  • J. Imbrie, Jr. - 1955
  • JE JI JO JU 33: Correspondence
  • Jim Imbrie, Jr. - 1954
  • Box 12:
  • Industrial Gear Manifacturing Company - 1955
  • Industrial Mutual Insurance - 1955
  • Industrial Mutual Insurance - 1954
  • International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
  • International (miscellaneous) - 1955
  • News Story about the closing of the plant
  • Iowa (state of) - 1955
  • I J 32
  • USA 8514 57258 USA 8526 US Government
  • Caterpillar Tractor Company, January-June - 1956
  • Caterpillar Tractor Company, July-December - 1955
  • Caterpillar Tractor Company, January- June - 1955
  • Caterpillar Tractor Company - 1954
  • Canadian Locomotive Company
  • Cecil Cook Agency - 1955
  • Box 13:
  • Cecil Cook Agency - 1954
  • Corporation Trust Company - 1955
  • Davenport Besler Stock Bonds - 1955
  • Donations, - 1954, 1955
  • Dun & Bradstreet, Inc. - 1955
  • Arthur J. Feicht, 1955
  • First Trust & Savings Bank, 1955
  • Barnett H. Fischer
  • FO FU FY 22: Correspondence
  • Frink Sno-Plows - 1955
  • Frink Sno-Plows - 1954
  • Walter E. Heller & Company - 1955
  • W. G. Besler, 143 Libert St., NYC
  • Gledhill Road Machinery Company
  • Box 14:
  • George Besler - 1955
  • William Besler - 1955
  • Brown & Sites Company Inc. New York, N.Y.
  • LO-2031 52 a 19, 980-G Brown and Sites 3425 etc.
  • 55SX 24942 (8-1164) 8313
  • Boeing Airplane Company - 1954
  • Boeing Airplane Company - 1955
  • Gas Turbine Locomotive Boeing Airplane Company
  • Boeing Airplane Company Spec 8002-A3437, etc.
  • Betty, Betty, Neuman, Heninger & Van Der Kamp - 1955
  • Box 15:
  • Betty, Betty, Neuman, Heninger & Van Der Kamp
  • George Bernstein
  • B3: Correspondence
  • Apprentices Kepp Current
  • Arthur Anderson Company - 1954
  • Arthur Anderson & Company - 1955
  • American Appraisal Company, - 1955
  • Donald Accole, - 1955
  • Summary of letters, January 1st to July 31st - 1956
  • BE 4: Summary of Letters, January 1 through July 31 - 1956
  • George Besler - 1954
  • George Besler. Cuban Survey and Report - 1955
  • George D. Besler
  • George and William Besler - 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936
  • Box 16:
  • Monthly Statements - 1904-1919
  • Balance Sheet Statements; Profit and Loss Statements - 1956
  • Notebook with the following sections: Direct Labor, Indirect Labor, Office, Miscellaneous, Supplies, Office, Miscellaneous, Airplane
  • Board of Directors Minutes - 1942-1946
  • Box 17:
  • Board of Directors Minutes - 1933-1942
  • Board of Directors Minutes - 1927-1933
  • Box 18:
  • Board of Directors Minutes - 1946-1949
  • Board of Directors Minutes - 1949-1952
  • Annual Reports - 1952, 1953, 1954
  • Transportation Research and Develoment. Station, Fort Eustis, Virginia
  • Lieutenant Colonel W. C. Rogers Transportation Office Research Division
  • Miscellany - 1951-1952
  • Reconstruction Finance Corporation
  • Box 19:
  • Reconstruction Finance Corporation - 1953
  • Department of Commerce, National Production Authority - 1952
  • Inspector of Naval Material - 1952
  • Miscellaneous Correspondence - 1949-1951
  • US. Government Security File, 1951
  • Indenture of Conveyance, dated December 29, 1933, by and between Davenport Locomotive and Manufacturing Corporation Davenport-Besler Corporation
  • Offer of Davenport-Besler Corporation to purchase properties and assets of Davenport Locomotive and Manufacturing Corporation
  • Davenport Besler Corporation Inventory, Volume 2
  • Notebook with defense materials allotment documents
  • Box 20:
  • Payroll Recapitulation and Expenses notebook - 1951-1954
  • Shop Expense Notebook - 1954-1956
  • Box 21:
  • Notebook: Davenport Locomotive and Manufacturing Corporation Proxy and Consent for meetings of Stockholders
  • Office of International Trade Washington 25, D.C.
  • Obstacles and Demolitions, Fort Belvoir, Virginia - 1951
  • US Government (miscellanoues) - 1951
  • Davenport-Besler Corporation
  • Box 22:
  • Corporate documents
    4 folders
  • Box 23:
  • Corporate Documents
  • Monthly Statement Reports
  • Labor Turnover - 1952-1953
  • Security Contractor's File
  • Plant Security
  • US Government- Security File
  • Employer Mutual Report- January
  • Employer Mutual Report-February
  • Employer Mutual Report-March
  • Employers Mutual Report-April
  • Employers Mutual Report-May
  • Employer Mutual Report - 1955
  • Employer Mutual Report - 1954
  • Employer Mutual Report - 1953
  • Employer Mutual Report - 1952
  • Fiscal Year Ending August 31 - 1934
  • Fiscal Year Ending August 31 - 1935
  • Fiscal Year Ending August 31 - 1935
  • Fiscal Year Ending August 31 - 1936
  • State of Iowa- Gas Tax Refund
  • Iowa State of Gasoline Tax
  • Box 24:
  • Notebook with advertising material and price lists on products
  • State of Iowa -- Sales Tax - 1949, 1950, 1951 ,195,1953
  • State of Iowa -- Use Tax - 1949, 1950, 195, 1952, 1953
  • Iowa (State of) Used Tax - 1944, 1945, 1946 , 1947, 1948
  • Flow Sheets
  • Reports from various Attorneys on Athey and Moore Patents
  • Wagon Copyright Papers
  • Euclid Patents
  • File Wrapper Athey & Western Wheeled Scraper
  • Box 25:
  • Patent 1,706,099, List of our Claims
  • Miscellaneous Wagon Correspondence
  • Wagon Manufacturers -- Letters & Circulars
  • Opinion In Case of Athey Truss Wheel Co. vs Moore & Moore, No. 4119
  • Die Vise Patent Application
  • Bills House & Senate
  • Martin and Farr Patents
  • Agreement Papers With Creeper Wheel Company (contemplated)
  • Stock Ledger Davenport Locomotive Works
  • Real Estate
  • Securities & Exchange Commission Questionnaire and Answers
  • Fordson Gasoline Locomotive Investigation
  • Rotary Scraper
  • Euclid Wagon Patents
  • Box 26:
  • Wagon Patent Applications
  • File Patent Papers, LeTourneau, Frink, etc.
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Correspondence (To)
  • Blue Cross Correspondence (From)
  • Blue Cross -- Current Billing
  • Insurance Forms for Bureau of Labor & Iowa Industrial Comm.
  • Iowa State Employment Service Monthly Reports
  • US Dept. of Labor Work Injuries
  • Labor Turnover Report
  • Union Contract
  • Accident Insurance Forms to be made out (4 copies), etc.; Snow Plow Material
  • Box 27:
  • Appraisals
  • Appraisals. A.D.T. System
  • Delaware (state of)
  • Delaware Corporations
  • Iowa State Employment Dept. Insurance Report
  • US& State Annual Information Return
  • Box 28:
  • State of Iowa Foreign Corporation Permit
  • Iowa, State of, Gasoline Tax
  • State of Iowa-Sales Tax - 1946
  • Iowa Sales Tax - 1948
  • State of Iowa-Sales - 1947
  • 378 US Government Capital Stock Tax
  • Federal Trade Commission Financial Reports
  • Application for Necessity Certificates
  • Box 29:
  • Renegotiation - 1955-1956
  • Renegotiation - 1954
  • Renegotiation - 1953
  • Renegotiation - 1952
  • Renegotiation - 1951
  • Renegotiation - 1946
  • Renegotiation - 1945
  • Revolving Credit Agreement, March 29 - 1951
  • Salary Ranges, July 1 - 1954
  • Assessor
  • Mutual Boiler & Machine Ins. - 1954
  • American Appraisal Company
  • American Appraisal Company
  • American Appraisal Company
  • American Appraisal Company
  • Cotton & Woolen Mfg., Use and Occupancy Report
  • Cotton & Woolen Mfg. Ins. Co., Forms -- values of Property
  • Box 30:
  • Cotton & Woolen Mfg. Ins. Co., Factory Mutual Engr.
  • Iowa Insurance Service Bureau, Medical Cost of Injuries
  • Financial Statements
  • Gov't. Contract DA-36-o22-TC-etc.
  • Gov't. Contract DA-36-022-TC-etc.
  • Gov't. Contract DA-44-177-TC-61-etc.
  • Operating Statements
  • Inventory Year Ending August 31, 1952
  • Inventory Year Ending August 31, 1951
  • Balance Sheet Statements & Profit & Loss Statements - 1955
  • Balance Sheet Statements & Profit & Loss Statements - 1954
  • Box 31:
  • Balance Sheet Statements & Profit & Loss Statements - 1953
  • Balance Sheet Statements & Profit & Loss Statements - 1952
  • Balance Sheet Statements & Profit & Loss Statements - 1951
  • Balance Sheet Statements & Profit & Loss Statements - 1950
  • Balance Sheet Statements & Profit & Loss Statements - 1949
  • Balance Sheet Statements & Profit & Loss Statements - 1948
  • Balance Sheet Statements & Profit & Loss Statements - 1947
  • Balance Sheet Statements & profit & Loss Statements - 1946
  • Balance Sheet Statements & Profit & Loss Statements - 1945
  • Excess Profits Tax
  • Box 32:
  • Tax Papers
  • County Taxes
  • City Taxes
  • Income Taxes - 1950
  • Income Taxes - 1949
  • Income Taxes - 1948
  • Income Taxes - 1947
  • Income Taxes, August 31 - 1946
  • Form for Stock Certificates Receipts
  • Order Report Blanks
  • Government Billings and Progress Payments
  • Audit Forms, etc.
  • Miscellaneous Notices
  • Box 33: Long, John Charles
  • Lamb, Mrs. Phyllis
  • LaClaw, Helen Patricia
  • Leabo, Dorwin N.
  • Lepley, Norma Pauline
  • Lonsky, Hugo M.
  • Lord, James Vernon
  • Lorenz, William Herbert
  • Lotspiech, Darlene Fay
  • Love, Charles Harold
  • Louck, Clarence
  • Louck, Evertte M.
  • Lowry, Glen Arthur
  • Luckstead, Wesley G.
  • Long, James F.
  • Lund, Arlene Ray
  • Macomber, John
  • Macomber, William Ch.
  • Malles, George
  • Manatt, Alfred Price
  • Mangels, Bill
  • Mangels, Richard
  • Mangels, Robert Henry
  • Manning, Jim D.
  • Manning, Charles Joseph
  • Markham, Truman M.
  • Marquette, Virgil H.
  • Marshall, Frank Robert
  • Martin, Joseph Alvin
  • Martin, Bob Leroy
  • Martin, Chester Leroy
  • Martin, William DeWayne
  • March, Gordon L.
  • Matheny, Alvin A.
  • Mathews, Leroy Earl
  • Matthys, Ernest
  • Mattie, Lorraine Mary
  • Mayfield, Albert R.
  • Mayne, James W.
  • McCallister, Harlan R.
  • McCann, John
  • Box 34:
  • McCollam, Stephen Alfred
  • McGuire, James E. Sr.
  • McDonough, Everett
  • McGill, Richard Kenneth
  • McNamara, Robert U.
  • McNeal, John Thornton
  • Meincke, John William
  • Meier, Clemens
  • Meir, George Gus
  • Meier, Howard G.
  • Meinert, Milo G.
  • Metzger, Ernest Calvin
  • Menes, Julius
  • Myers, Eileen Louise
  • Duykers, Walter A.
  • Durry, Walter F.
  • Dudra, Raymond F.
  • Drenter, Ann
  • Doyle, Charles F.
  • Duffy, Margaret Krause
  • Dougherty, Henry
  • Doss, Darrell O.
  • Dooley, Charles
  • Dohrn, Eugene Herbert
  • Dodd, Leo
  • Dirck, Donald L.
  • Dickensen, Roderick E.
  • Diamond, Jim Ronald
  • Dhaemers, Edward Harold
  • Diewold, Albert A.
  • Devorak, Lester C.
  • Deporter, Cyriel
  • Denison, Gilbert G.
  • Delzell, William A.
  • Delong, Samuel Dwight
  • Dekeyral, Fred C.
  • Deaver, Eldon Clark
  • Dearver, Beatrice D.
  • Day, Gerald Norman
  • Davis, Forest Edwin
  • Davis, David Francis
  • Chas, H. Davis
  • Box 35:
  • Boxes 35-55 contain personnel records
  • Box 56:
  • Letters and telegrams
  • 27-Apr - 1955
  • February 14, 13, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 3, 2, 1 - 1956
  • 41328 - 1955
  • January 31, 30, 27, 26, 25, 24, 23, 20, 19, 18, 17, 16, 13, 12, 11, 10, 5, 4, 3 - 1956
  • December 29, 30, 28, 27, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 9, 7, 6, 5, 2, 1 - 1955
  • November 30, 29, 28, 23, 22, 21, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 11, 10 - 1955
  • August 17, 16, 15, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 - 1955
  • Box 57:
  • Letters and telegrams - 1955
  • July 19, 20, 18, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 8, 7, 6 - 1955
  • June 29, 28, 27, 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 16, 15, 14 - 1955
  • September 13, 12, 9, 8, 7, 6, 2, 1 - 1955
  • August 31, 30, 29, 26, 25, 24, 23, 22, 19, 18 - 1956
  • August 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 19 - 1956
  • April 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 19 - 1956
  • 31-May - 1956
  • April 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 30 - 1956
  • May 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 25, 28, 29 - 1956
  • March 22, 21, 20, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 9 - 1956
  • Box 58:
  • Letters and telegrams
  • March 8, 7, 6, 5, 2, 1 - 1956
  • February 29, 27, 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 17, 16, 15 - 1956
  • July 16, 13, 10, 9, 6, 5, 3, 2 - 1956
  • June 29, 28, 27, 26, 25, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 1 - 1956
  • March 30, 29, 28, 27, 26, 23 - 1956
  • April 2, 3, 4, 5 - 1956
  • March 19, 1956, February 26 - 1957
  • September 15, 14, 12, 11, 10, 7, 6, 5, 4 - 1956
  • August 30, 29, 28, 27, 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 10, 7, 6, 3, 1 - 1956
  • July 30, 27, 26, 25, 24, 23, 20, 19, 18, 17 - 1956
  • October 21, 20, 19, 18, 17, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3 - 1955
  • September 30, 29, 28, 27, 26, 23, 22, 21, 20, 1 - 1955
  • October 28, 27, 26, - 1955
  • March 15, 14 ,11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 4, 3, 2, 1 - 1955
  • September 15, 16,14 - 1955
  • Box 59:
  • Letters and telegrams - 1955
  • February 25, 28, 24 - 1955
  • May 31, 27, 26, 25, 24, 23, 20, 18, 17, 16, 13 ,12, 11, 10, 9, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 - 1955
  • April 29, 28, June 1, November 9, 8, 7, 4, 3 - 1955
  • November 3, 2, 1,June 13,10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 4, 3 - 1955
  • December 9, February 22, 21, 18, 17, 16, 15 - 1955
  • February 14, 15, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 4, 3, 2, 1 - 1955
  • Box 60:
  • Letters and telegrams
  • January 31, 28, 27, 26, 25, 24, 21, 20, 19, 18 - 1955
  • January 17, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3 - 1955
  • April 26, 25, 22, 15, 21, 20, 21, 20, 19, 18, 14, 12 - 1955
  • April 12, 13, 11, 8, 7, 6, 5, 1, March 31 - 1955
  • March 30, 29, 28, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 18, 17, 16 - 1955
  • Box 61:
  • Letters and telegrams
  • April 3, 7, 8 - 1953
  • December 22, 21, 18, 17, 16, 15 - 1953
  • December 14, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 4, 3, 2, 1 - 1953
  • 10-Jul-29 - 1953
  • July 28, 27, 24, 23, 22, 21, 31, 30 - 1953
  • 30-Nov-27 - 1953
  • November 27, 25, 24, 23, 20, 19, 18, 17, 16, 13, 12 - 1953
  • November 12, 11, 10, 9, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 - 1953
  • 31-Dec - 1953
  • December 29, 28, 23 - 1953
  • June 17, 23, 22, 19, 26, 25, 24 - 1953
  • 24-Jun-20 - 1953
  • Box 62:
  • Letters and telegrams
  • 29-Jun - 1953
  • July 2, 1, 3, 7, 6, 9, 8, 20, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13 - 1953
  • March 20, 31, 30, 27, 26 - 1953
  • June 2, 1, 4, 3, 8, 5, 16, 15, 12, 11, 10, 9, 18 - 1953
  • May 8, 7, 15, 14, 22, 21, 20, 26, 25 - 1953
  • Feb. 3, 2 - 1953
  • 3-Mar-02 - 1953
  • Feb. 27 - 1953
  • March 6, 5, 4, 11, 10, 9, 6, 13, 12, 20, 19 - 1953
  • Box 63:
  • Letters and telegrams
  • March 18, 17, 16, 26, 25, 24, 23 - 1953
  • 6-May - 1953
  • April 23, 24, 27, 28, 15, 16, 17, 8, 6, 3 - 1953
  • Aug. 21, 20, 28, 27, 26, 31, 28 - 1953
  • October 1, 6, 5, 2, 8, 7, 13, 12, 9, 19, 16, 15, 14, 26, 23 - 1953
  • October 22, 21, 20, 30, 29, 28, 27 - 1953
  • Box 64:
  • Letters and telegrams
  • May, February, September - 1953
  • Box 65:
  • Letters and telegrams
  • August, April, January - 1953
  • Box 66:
  • DBC January (Yellow order sheets) - 1956
  • Supplies-January - 1956
  • Supplies-February - 1956
  • Supplies-March - 1956
  • Supplies-September,; October, November , December - 1955
  • Supplies -May 1956; April - 1956
  • CLC -Invoices -- January - 1956
  • Income taxes, including final ending - 1956
  • Iowa Sales Tax Certificates Auction Sales June 5 -- June 7, 1956 - 1956
  • Box 67:
  • Income taxes - 1955
  • Income taxes - 1954
  • Income taxes - 1953
  • Income taxes - 1952
  • Income taxes - 1951
  • Sheets showing profit and loss - 1955
  • Unknown accounting worksheets
  • Box 68:
  • Duplicate Vouchers 1-1500; 6001-7500
  • Box 69:
  • Duplicate Vouchers 1501-3000; 3001-4500
  • Box 70:
  • Accounts Receivable - 1954-1956
  • Tax Withholding; Statements - 1952-1956
  • Earning Statements
  • Box 71:
  • Employee Earnings Records - 1954-1956
  • Box 72:
  • Employee Earnings Records - 1954-1956
  • Box 73:
  • Weekly Earnings Records, January-February - 1953
  • General Ledger
  • Cash Assets
  • Inventory
  • Financial Assets
  • Deficit Charges
  • Liability
  • Reserves
  • Capital
  • Sales
  • Sales Costs
  • Manufacture Expenses
  • Engineering Expenses
  • Selling Expenses
  • Administration Expenses
  • Income Charges and Credit
  • Box 74:
  • Employees Earnings Records. Incomplete - 1953
  • Box 75:
  • Employees Earnings Records. Incomplete - 1952
  • Box 76:
  • Employees Earnings Records. Incomplete - 1951
  • Material Requested blanks February - 1956
  • Canceled Contract-Brown and Sites Co., 30 Church St., New York, NY
  • Box 77:
  • Personnel File Cards
  • Financial sheets for yearly basis
  • Box 78:
  • Photographs of products (Many duplicates)
  • Invoices (May, March, February, April) - 1956
  • Bank Statements - 1956
  • Order Blanks (New and Used)
  • Box 79:
  • Duplicate Invoices
  • January, December - 1956, 1955
  • Box 80:
  • Duplicate Invoices
  • February, July, April - 1953
  • Box 81:
  • Duplicate Invoices
  • June, October, November, December - 1953
  • Box 82:
  • Duplicate Invoices
  • September, January, Marcy - 1953
  • Box 83:
  • Duplicate Invoices
  • January, July; May, August - 1954, 1953
  • Box 84:
  • Duplicate Invoices
  • June, September, August, May - 1954
  • Box 85:
  • Duplicate Invoices
  • November, October, December, April, March - 1954
  • Box 86:
  • Duplicate Invoices
  • May, April, January, June - 1955
  • Box 87:
  • Duplicate Invoices
  • October, September, November, February, August - 1955
  • Box 88:
  • Mail
  • Siamese Calculations
  • Miscellaneous
  • Stenco
  • Siam
  • 55Sx 24846 - M (Filee 6-1841) 8262
  • Box 89:
  • 55SX 25155 (8-1174) 8483
  • A.E. STALEY PO H - 2 9107 Inv. #7970
  • CLC
  • 55SX 25258 File 10-2139 8596
  • 8287 Russell Fork [?] Coal Company
  • Legal Correspondence (Siam)
  • Inspection and Testing
  • Legal (Siam)
  • Photoduplications
  • Box 90:
  • Siamese Cables and Telephone Calls
  • Fehr Trip October 26, 1951
  • R. C. Sidney
  • Proposals for the Resumption of Production
  • Siamese Specifications
  • Stenco
  • Box 91:
  • Siamese File to November 1, 1951
  • Siamese Miscellaneous
  • Important Siamese Papers pertaining to financing, Westinghouse, Inc.
  • Siamese Spare Parts Data
  • Siamese Inventory Special Siamese Situation
  • Box 92:
  • 1000 HP Siamese Locomotive
  • 3294
  • 3293
  • 3292
  • 3291
  • 3290
  • 3295
  • 3289
  • 3288
  • 3287
  • 3286
  • 3285
  • 3284
  • 3283
  • 3282
  • 3281
  • Box 93: Certificates of Delivery of imported merchandise
  • Shop Orders, etc.
  • Siamese Folder, Misc.
  • List of Tools furnished with each engine by Caterpillar Tractor Co.
  • List of Prints of 1000 H.P. Locomotive 3281-95
  • Shipping Diagram for Siamese Locomotives
  • 30 53-Ton, DE, C-4-40, 39 - 3/8 Gauge, Shop Nos. 3251-3280
  • Estimated Engineering Time, Automatic Couplers -- 500 H.P. Locomotive
  • Brown and Sites 3281-3295
  • Special Shop Orders for Siamese
  • Box 94:
  • Financial Statements as of August 31 - 1948
  • Financial Statements as of August 31 - 1949
  • Financial Statements as of August 31 - 1940
  • Financial Statements as of August 31 - 1941
  • Special Report - 1929-1942
  • Report, Fiscal Year Ending August 31 - 1936
  • Report. August 31 - 1938
  • Report. August 31 - 1939
  • Report. August 31 - 1937
  • Report of Examination of Federal Tax Returns for the Calendar Year - 1917, 1918, 1919
  • Report August 31 - 1942
  • Report August 31 - 1943
  • Report August 31 - 1944
  • Financial Statements as of August 31 - 1945
  • Financial Statements as of August 31 - 1946
  • Financial Statements as of August 31 - 1947
  • Box 95:
  • Siam 3281-95 Steel CSTG Bolts -- Miscellaneous
  • Miscellaneous Receipts
  • Automatic Coupler -- Multiple Control
  • Siam Lumber and Paint
  • Siam Electric
  • Siamese Spare Parts January - 1953
  • Box 96:
  • B. & S. (Siamese) 1747 2 - 80 ton DE 1 - 88 Ton DE
  • Siamese Spare Parts
  • Siamese Specifications January - 1953
  • Brown & Sites Siamese File - 1953, 1954
  • Box 97:
  • Blank Certificates of Inspection
  • Tools Check List
  • Parking Lists
  • Certificate of Manufacture
  • 2 -Assembly Pictures
  • Box 98:
  • Yellow sheets of daily letters and telegrams - 1954
  • January 4-15; 16-31
  • February 1-15 ; 16-28
  • March 1-15 ; 16 -31
  • Box 99:
  • Yellow sheets of daily letters and telegrams - 1954
  • April 1-15; 16-30
  • May 3-14; 17- 28
  • June 1-15
  • Box 100:
  • Yellow sheets of daily letters and telegrams - 1954
  • June 16-30; July 1-15; 16- 30
  • August 2 -13; 16-31
  • Box 101:
  • Yellow sheets of daily letters and telegrams - 1954
  • September 1-15; 16 -30
  • October 1-15; 16- 31
  • Box 102:
  • Yellow sheets of daily letters and telegrams - 1954
  • September 1-15; 16-30
  • October 1-15; 16-31