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Morse telegraph register Western Union Telegraph Company Records
1820-1995

400 cubic feet
by Robert S. Harding and Alison Oswald

Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C;. archivescenter@si.edu; 202-633-3270; www.americanhistory.si.edu/archives
© 2001, second edition, by the Smithsonian Institution. All rights reserved.


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SERIES 3: EXECUTIVE RECORDS, 1848-1987

Box Folder Description
    Subseries 1: Articles of Association, By-Laws and Incorporation, 1851-1987
153 1-4 Articles of Association and By-Laws, 1907; 1910;1914;1919
  5-28 Articles of Association and Incorporation, 1851-1970
  29 Laws of the State of New York under which Western Union is incorporated, n.d.
154 1-14 By-Laws (As Amended), 1875-1987
155   Subseries 2: Charter Books A and B, 1848-1881?
    Subseries 3: Minutes, 1864-1943
    Index to Minutes of Executive Committee (Alphabetical, A-Z)
170   A-Cha
171   Che-F
172   G-L
173   M-Por
174   Pos-S
175   T-Z
    Index to Minutes of Executive Committee (Chronological)
176   A-R, 1927-1946
177   S-Z, 1927-1946
178   A-S, 1947-1951
179   T-Z, 1947-1951
180 1-2 Index to Minutes of Executive Committee (Volumes A-E)
  Index to Minutes Executive Committee (Microfilm 1864-1871)
175   Minutes of Executive Committee, 1864-1943 (Bound volumes A-T)
156A   Minutes of Executive Committee, Vol. A, 1864 (2 copies)
156B   Minutes of Executive Committee, Vol. B, 1871
157   Minutes of Executive Committee, Vol. C, 1875-1878
    Minutes of Executive Committee, Vol. D, 1878-1879
158   Minutes of Executive Committee, Vol. E, 1879-1881
    Minutes of Executive Committee, Vol. F, 1881-1884
159   Minutes of Executive Committee, Vol. G, 1884-1887
160   Minutes of Executive Committee, Vol. H, 1887-1891
    Minutes of Executive Committee, 1864-1943 (Bound volumes A-T)
159   Minutes of Executive Committee, Vol. I, 1892-1900
160   Minutes of Executive Committee, Vol. J, 1900-1907
161   Minutes of Executive Committee, Vol. K, 1908-1912
162   Minutes of Executive Committee, Vol. L, 1912-1915
    Minutes of Executive Committee, Vol. M, 1915-1918
163   Minutes of Executive Committee, Vol. N, 1918-1920
164   Minutes of Executive Committee, Vol. O, 1921-1923
165   Minutes of Executive Committee, Vol. P, 1924-1926
166   Minutes of Executive Committee, Vol. Q, 1927-1929
167   Minutes of Executive Committee, Vol. R, 1930-1932
168   Minutes of Executive Committee, Vol. S, 1933-1937
169   Minutes of Executive Committee, Vol. T, 1938-1943
  Minutes of Executive Committee, 1944-1961
(Microfilm version, volumes U-Y)
180 4 Minutes of Special Meetings of Executive Committee, 1868-1872
  3 Index to Meetings of Stockholders and Directors, 1864-1880
    Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, 1880-1943 (Volumes B-G)
181   Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, Vol. B, 1880
182   Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, Vol. C, 1892
183   Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, Vol. D, 1906
184   Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, Vol. E, 1918-1925
185   Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, Vol. F, 1926
187   Minutes of Directors and Stockholders, Vol. G, 1935-1943
  Index to Board of Directors, 1851-1880 (Microfilm version)
186 1 Subseries 4: Statement of Directors for Stockholders, 1865
  2-6 Subseries 5: Executive Orders, 1866-1873 (Volumes 1-4)
187A   Subseries 6: Minutes of the Western Union Distribution Service Inc., 1939-1978 (stock corporation)
    Subseries 7: Annual Reports of the Presidents, 1865; 1869-1984
188   1869-1871 (in French)
189 1 Financial data compiled for annual reports, 1865-1900 (not inclusive)
  2 1865; 1869; 1873-1874
189
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3 1875
Resolution by Western Union Board of Directors about the death of Ezra Cornell, 10 March 1875
  4 1876-1877
  5 1878-1879
  6 1880-1881
  7 1882-1884
  8 1885-1887
  9 1888-1889
  10 1890-1892
190 1 1893-1895
  2 1896-1899
  3 1900-1902
  4 1903-1905
  5 1906-1907
  6 1908-1909
  7 1891; 1901; 1908 (photocopies)
191 1 1910-1911
  2 1912-1914
  3 1915-1916
  4 1917-1918
  5 1919-1920
  6 1921
  7 1922-1923
  8 1924-1926
  9 1927-1929
  10 1928 (photocopy)
  11 1930-1931
  12 1932-1933
192 1 1934-1936
  2 1937-1939
  3 1940-1941
  4 1942-1943
  5 1944-1945
  6 1946-1947
  7 1948-1949
  8 1950-1951 (includes report to FCC, 1950)
  9 1952-1953
  10 1954-1955
  11 1956-1957
  12 1958-1959
193 1 1960-1961
  2 1962-1963
  3 1964-1965
  4 1937-1955 (2 copies, bound)
194 1 1966-1967
  2 1968-1969
  3 1970-1971; 1973-1974
  4 1975-1976
  5 1977
  6 1978-1979
  7 1980-1981
  8 1982-1983 and 10-K form
  9 1984 and 10-K form
    Subseries 8: Annual Reports of Western Union Corporation, 1969-1985
  10 1969
  11 1970-1972
195 1 1973-1974
  2 1975-1976
  3 1976-1977
  4 1978-1979
  5 1980-1981
  6 1982-1983
  7 1984-1985
    Subseries 9: Annual Report of Stockholders, 1950-1970
  8 Reports, 1950-1951; 1954;1956
  9 General Reference Binder, 1970- (prepared for use at the annual stockholders meeting)
    Subseries 10: Annual Reports of Divisions, 1866-1869
196 1 Semi-annual report of John Van Horne of Southern Division of Western Union. July 1866-January 1867. (bound volume)
  2 Semi-annual report of Anson Hager of Central Division of Western Union.
July 1866-December 1867. (bound volume)
  3 Semi-annual report of General Superintendent, Central Division of Western Union.
January 1868-June 1869. (bound volume)
    Subseries 11: Company goals and organization, 1856-1958; 1965
  4 Western Union Presidents, Officers, Directors and Office Locations, 1856-1941
  5 Corporate and departmental organization, 1916-1958 (not inclusive)
  6 Company goals, 1965
  7 Company letterhead and envelopes, n.d.

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