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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 19: PUBLIC RELATIONS DEPARTMENT RECORDS, 1858-1980

Box Folder Description
605 1 Subseries 1: "Now Our Next 100 Years", 1952
    Subseries 2: Marketing Materials, 1959-1965
  2 Marketing Research Financial Appraisal, 1959
  3 Western Union Products & Services a Brief Description, 1962
  4 Western Union A Study of Market Factors for Telex-TWX Services, 1965
    Subseries 3: Sales materials, 1941, 1966
  5 "Western Union Sales Manual," 1941.
  6 Western Union Business Plan Manual, n.d.
606 1 Western Union Study of Information Utility Business Opportunities Phase 1, January 1966
  2 Private Wire Services, Data Transmission by Western Union [1961?]
  3 Telecommunications Services for Government and Industry by Western Union (marketing brochure), 1962
  4 Info-Com A Computerized Message Data Service of Advanced Design (marketing brochure), 1969
  5 Western Union Innovates (marketing brochure), circa 1960s
    Subseries 4: Newsclippings, 1869-1956 (not inclusive)
621   1883-1893
    1891-1892
607 1 September 1928-October 1931
  2 March 1930-March 1935
  3 November 1934-December 1939
  4 December 1936-November 1943
  5 Miscellaneous, 1938; 1951, 1956
  6 Marshall, Texas, Telegraph History and Centennial Celebration, August 1954
    Subseries 5: Newsclipping Binders, 1918-1975
608 1-2 Binder, January 8, 1918-March 13, 1920
  3-4 Binder, 1919-1920 (Federal control of railroads)
  5 Binder, January-December 1946
  6 Binder, January 1944-October 1945
609 1 Binder, January-December 1943
  2 Binder, January-December 1942
  3 Binder, November 1939-December 1941
  4 Binder, July 1942-October 1943 (Postal)
  5 Binder, 1947-1948 (Merger)
  6-7 Binder, October 1945-September 1946 (Strike)
610 1 Binder, January 1947-December 1948 (Western Union cable strike)
  2 Binder, 1947-1952 (Western Union Land Lines)
  3 Binder, Cable Strike, 1948
  4 Binder, 1940-1946, (Miscellaneous, radio, ITT)
611 1 Binder, 1940-1946, (Miscellaneous--personnel)
  2 Binder, 1974-1975 (clippings and news releases from teleprocessing Industries Inc.)
  3-4 Binder, 1939-1946 (Censorship & European Communication
612 1 Binder, 1939-1946 (Censorship & European Communication
    Subseries 6: Newsclipping Books--Numbered, 1958-1962
613 1 No. 3, January 1958
  2 No. 4, January 1958
  3 No. 5, January 1958-February 1958
  4 No. 6, February 1958
  5 No. 7, March 1958-April 1958
  6 No. 8, 1958
  7 No. 10, 1958
  8 No. 13, 1958
  9 No. 16, December 1958
  10 No. 17, January 1959 (candygrams)
  11 No. 18, February 1959-March 1959
  12 No. 21, April 1959-May 1959
  13 No. 24, August 1959
  14 No. 26, October 1959
  15 No. 27, November 1959-December 1959
  16 No. 28, January 1960
614 1 No. 29, April 1960-June 1960
  2 No. 30, Mid June 1960
  3 No. 32, October 1960
  4 No. 33, November 1960
  5 No. 34, December 1960-January 1961
  6 No. 35, February 1961-March 1961
  7 No. 36, April 1961
  8 No. 37, May 1961-June 1961
  9 No. 38, July 1961-September 1961
  10 No. 39, December 1961-February 1962
615 1 No. 40, February 1962-April 1962
  2 No. 41, October 1962
    Subseries 7: Newsclipping Books, Unnumbered, 1864-1967
616   1864-1869 (Collins Overland Telegraph, Atlantic Telegraph and Cable, Morse Banquet, Western Union and Postal Telegraph, Telegraph Rates)
617   1900-1903 (Robert C. Clowry, Western Union-Pennsylvania Railroad Controversy, Western Union Employees Union, Telegraph Strike)
618   1905-1907 (Telegraph Strike, Military Telegraph Under Lincoln)
615 3 October 1959-December 1959 (Wirefax)
  4 November 1960
  5 November 1960-January 1961
  6 December 1960-January 1961
  7 October 1961
  8 January 1962 (Personal opinion message service)
619 1 August 1962-September 1962
  2 November 1964 (Microwave inaugural)
  3 January 1967-April 1967
  4 Subseries 8: Press clippings, 1927-1939
    Subseries 9: Miscellaneous clippings, 1894-1954
  5-6 Clippings and press releases, 1913-1954
645 1 Clipping book, 1894-1899
  2 Scrapbook of clippings, 1930s-1940s
    Subseries 10: Publicity Clippings, 1959-1978
620 1 August 1959 (Private wire service)
  2 November 1965-December 1965
  3 January 1966-March 1966 ( 2 c.)
  4 April 1966-May 1966 (2 c.)
  5 Miniature photographs, n.d.
  6 Miscellaneous clippings, 1917-1978
  7 Miscellaneous clippings, 1923-1956
    Subseries 11: Articles, 1935, 1944
622 1 Fortune Magazine, November 1935 & December 1944
    Subseries 12: Adverstisements, n.d.
  2 Western Union Everywhere (ink and pencil), n.d.
  3 Messengers Never Cool Their Heels, n.d.
  4 Please mam we want to send a telegram to our mother, n.d.
  5 There are 16,200 Xcvilles in America, n.d.
  6 The yellow blank actually reaches delinquents when others fail, n.d.
  7 Western Union Gift Order, n.d.
  8 Western Union Messenger Distribution Service, n.d.
  9 Don't become a stranger to your relatives, n.d.
  10 Wire ahead for hotel reservations
622 11 Time saved by yellow blank today, n.d.
  12 The pulse of a nations business throbs over Western Union tickers, n.d.
  13 Western Union pick-up of packages, n.d.
  14 Western Union shopping service, n.d.
  15 Western Union 24 hr. a day money order service, n.d.
    Subseries 13: Posters (British), 1858-1936, n.d.
O/S Fldr. 17   Early use of the magnet, n.d.
    Wheat stone tape telegraph, 1858
    Graham Bell's Telephone, 1876
    Post Office Savings Bank for Security, n.d.
    Woman at a telephone booth, n.d.
    Post during lunch hour, n.d.
    Air to East, n.d.
    Empire Airmail Scheme, n.d.
    Character wins achievement the National Savings Habit, n.d.
    State Security Post office Savings Bank, n.d.
    Office Savings Bank Your Money Here, n.d.
    Help the Sun to Shine on Your Future, n.d.
    Save Cash, Cheques, Dividend Warrants, n.d.
    State Security Post Office Savings Bank, n.d.
    National Savings Movement, n.d.
    Your Savings Safe in the Post Office, n.d.
    Savings Through the Ages, n.d.
    Post Office Savings Bank, 1861-1936
    Mail steamship routes, n.d.
    Outposts of the Empire, Barbados, n.d.
    Outposts of the Empire, Ceylon, n.d.
    Outposts of the Empire, Central Australia, n.d.
    Good Start Makes All the Difference, n.d.
    75 Not Out 1861-1936 Post Office Savings Bank, n.d.
    Home Safes Post Office Savings Bank, n.d.
    Get Ready for the Holidays, n.d.
    Wakes Week Use the Post office Savings Bank (2 copies), n.d.
    Post Office Savings Banks include, n.d.
    Post Office Savings Bank, n.d.
    You can use a post office savings bank anywhere, n.d.
    Ocean Cable, n.d.
    Your Savings are safe in the Post Office, n.d.
    Hertz's radio set, 1886
    Outposts of the Empire (Southern Rhodesia), n.d.
    Letter Mails By Air, undated
    Subseries 14: Western Union House Organs, 1867-1980
623A 1 The Blazed Trail, May 1934-December 1940
646 1 Commercial Telegraphers' News, December 1954
624 1 Commerical Suggestions, 1930-1932
    Dots & Dashes, 1925-1942 (not inclusive)
  2 1925-1926
  3 1927-1928
  4 1929-1930
  5 1931-1932
  6 1933-1934
  7 1935-1936
  8 1937-1939
  9 1942-1945
  10 n.d.
  11 Engineers Dope Sheet, 1933-1936.
Engineering local #278. Association of Western Union Employees.
  12 Factogram, December 1948-March 1952
  13 For Your Information, September 1948; September 1949
    Journal of the Telegraph, 1867-1914
648 1-3 Vol. 1, December 2, 1867-November 16, 1868
649 1 Vol. 2, December 1, 1868-November 1, 1869
  2-3 Vol. 3, December 1, 1869-November 15, 1870
650 1 Vol. 3, December 1, 1869-November 15, 1870
  2 Vol. 4, December 1, 1870-November 15, 1871
  3 Vol. 5, December 1, 1871-November 15, 1872
651 1 Vol. 5, December 1, 1871-November 15, 1872
  2 Vol. 5-6, December 1, 1871-December 15, 1873
652 1 Vol. 6, December 2, 1872-December 15, 1873
  2 Vol. 6, December 2, 1872-December 15, 1873
653 1 Vol. 6, December 2, 1872-December 15, 1873
  2 Vol. 7, January 1, 1874-December 15, 1874
654 1 Vol. 7, January 1, 1874-December 15, 1874
  2 Vol. 7, January 1, 1874-December 15, 1874
655 1 Vol. 7, January 1, 1874-December 15, 1874
  2 Vol. 7, January 1, 1874-December 15, 1874
656 1 Vol. 8, January 1, 1875-December 1, 1875
  2 Vol. 8, January 1, 1875-December 1, 1875
657 1 Vol. 9, January 1, 1876-December 1, 1876
  2 Vol. 10, January 1, 1877-December 16, 1877
658 1 Vol. 11, January 1, 1878-December 16, 1878
  2 Vol. 12, January 1, 1879-December 16, 1879
  3 Vol. 13, January 1, 1880-December 16, 1880
659 1 Vol. 13, January 1, 1880-December 16, 1880
  2 Vol. 14, January 1, 1881-December 16, 1881
  3 Vol. 14, January 1, 1881-December 16, 1881
  4 Vol. 15, January 1, 1882-December 20, 1882
660 1 Vol. 15, January 1, 1882-December 20, 1882
  2 Vol. 16, January 1, 1883-December 20, 1883
  3 Vol. 17, January 20, 1884-January, 20 1884
661 1 Vols. 17-18, January 20, 1884-December 20, 1885
  2 Vol. 18, January 20, 1885-December 20, 1885
  3 Vol. 19, January 20, 1886-December 20, 1886
662 1 Vol. 19, January 20, 1886-December 20, 1886
  2 Vol. 20, January 20, 1887-December 20, 1887
  3 Vol. 21, January 20, 1888-December 20, 1888 MISSING
  4 Vol. 22, January 20, 1889-December 20, 1889
663 1 Vol. 23, January 20, 1890-December 20, 1890
  2 Vol. 24, January 20, 1891-December 20, 1891
  3 Vol. 25, January 20, 1892-December 20, 1892
664 1 Vol. 26, January 20, 1893-December 20, 1893
  2 Vol. 27, January 20, 1894-December 20, 1894
  3 Vol. 27, January 20, 1894-December 20, 1894
665 1 Vol. 28, January 20, 1895-December 20, 1895
  2 Vol. 29, January 20, 1896-December 20, 1896
  3 Vol. 29, January 20, 1896-December 20, 1896
666 1 Vol. 30, January 20, 1897-December 20, 1897
  2 Vol. 30, January 20, 1897-December 20, 1897
  3 Vol. 31, January 20, 1898-December 20, 1898
  4 Vol. 31, January 20, 1898-December 20, 1898
667 1 Vol. 32, January 20, 1899-December 20, 1899
  2 Vol. 32, January 20, 1899-December 20, 1899
  3 Vol. 33, January 20, 1900-December 20, 1900
668 1 Vol. 34, January 20, 1901-December 20, 1901
  2 Vol. 35, January 20, 1902-December 20, 1902
  3 Vol. 36, January 20, 1093-December 20, 1903
  4 Vol. 37, January 20, 1904-December 20, 1904
669 1 Vol. 38, January 20, 1905-December 20, 1905
  2 Vol. 38, January 20, 1905-December 20, 1905
  3 Vol. 38, January 20, 1905-December 20, 1905
  4 Vol. 39, January 20, 1906-December 20, 1906
670 1 Vol. 40, January 20-1907-December 20-1907
  2 Vol. 41, January 20, 1908-December 20, 1908
  3 Vol. 42, January 20, 1909-December 20, 1909
671-672   Vol. 43, 1910-1911
    Vol. 44, January 20, 1911-December 20, 1911
673   Vol. 45, 1913
674   Vol. 46, January 20, 1914-December 20, 1914
    Key & Sounder, 1954-1960
646 2 January 22, 1954
    February 19, 1954
    March 12, 1954
    April 16, 1954
    June 11, 1954
    July 23, 1954
    August 20, 1954
    September 17, 1954
    October 15, 1954
    November 19, 1954
    December 17, 1954
  3 January 21, 1955
    February 25, 1955
    March 25, 1955
    April 22, 1955
    May 20, 1955
    June 17, 1955
    July 22, 1955
    August 26, 1955
    September 23, 1955
    October 31, 1955
    November 25, 1955
    December 23, 1955
647 1 January 20, 1956
    February 17, 1956
    March 23, 1956
    April 20, 1956
    June 29, 1956
    July 27, 1956
    August 24, 1956
    September 28, 1956
    October 26, 1956
    November 29, 1956
    December 27, 1956
  2 January 25, 1957
    February 22, 1957
    March 15, 1957
    April 19, 1957
    May 31, 1957
    June 28, 1957
    July 26, 1957
    August 23, 1957
    September 20, 1957
    October 25, 1957
    January 25, 1957
    February 22, 1957
    March 15, 1957
    April 19, 1957
    May 31, 1957
    June 28, 1957
    July 26, 1957
    August 23, 1957
    September 20, 1957
    October 25, 1957
    November 29, 1957
    December 27, 1957
623 1 January 24, 1958
    February 21, 1958
    March 28, 1958
    April 25, 1958
    May 23, 1958
    July 25, 1958
    August 22, 1958
    September 26, 1958
    October 24, 1958
    November 28, 1958
    December 26, 1958
  2 January 23, 1959
    February 27, 1959
    March 27, 1959
    April 24, 1959
    May 22, 1959
    June 26, 1959
    July 24, 1959
    August 28, 1959
    September 25, 1959
    October 30, 1959
    November 27, 1959
    December 25, 1959
  3 January 22, 1960
    February 26, 1960
    March 25, 1960
    April 22, 1960
    July 22, 1960
    October 28, 1960
    November 25, 1960
    News & Views, Official Organ of the W.U.C.E.A. (European Division), 1944-1947
623A 2 May 1944-December 1945
  3 January 1946-April 1947
  4 The Review, March 1932; September 1932; January 1933; April 1933; July 1933; August 1933
624 14 Safety Bulletin, May 1942
  15 Sales Sparks, 1938
    The Signal Quarterly, 1931-1934
  16 September 1931-December 1932
  17 March 1933-December 1934; 1936 December
    The Telegraph Age, 1898
625 6 February 16, 1898
March 16, 1898
  7 April 1, 1898
April 16, 1898
  8 May 1, 1898
May 16, 1898
  9 June 1, 1898
June 16, 1898
  10 July 1, 1898
July 16, 1898
    Telegraph News, 1959-1967
  1 January 1959
  2 September/October 1964-November/December 1964
  3 January 1965-December 1965
  4 January 1966-December 1966
  5 January 1967-April 1967
    Telegraph News Photographs, 1964-1967
626 1 September 1964-October 1964
  2 November 1964-December 1964
627 1 January 1965-February 1965
  2 March 1965-April 1965
  3 May 1965-June 1965
  4 July 1965-August 1965
628 1 September 1965-October 1965
  2 November 1965-December 1965
  3 January 1966-February 1966
629 1 March 1966-April 1966
  2 May 1966-June 1966
  3 July 1966-August 1966
  4 September 1966-October 1966
630 1 November 1966-December 1966
  2 March 1967-April 1967
    Telegraph World, 1919-1940
631   Vol. 1-2, 1919-1920
    Vol. 3, 1921
    Vol. 4, 1922
    Vol. 5-6, 1923-1924
    Vol. 7, 1925
    Vol. 8, 1926
632   Vol. 9, 1927
    Vol. 10, 1928
    Vol. 11, 1929
    Vol. 12, 1930 (MISSING)
    Vol. 13, 1931
633   Vol. 14, 1932
    Vol. 15, 1933
    Vol. 16, 1934
    Vol. 17, 1935 (MISSING)
    Vol. 18, 1935
    Vol. 19, 1936
634   Vol. 20, 1937
    Vol. 22, 1939
    Vol. 23, 1940
635 1 Tele-News Gram of the Western Union National Council, Vol. 1, no. 6, 11/25/40.
    The Transmitter, 1950-1959
(Local 11 Union paper for Western Union employees)
635 2-9 1950-1957
636 1-2 1958-1959
    Western Union Association Review (European Division), 1921-1931
  3 July 1921-December 1926
  4 March 1927-December 1931
  5 Western Union Golf News, 1942
637   Western Union News, 1914-1996 (not inclusive)
  1 1914
  2 1915
  3 1916
  4 1917
  5 1918
  6 1919
638 1 November 1969-October 1970
  2 November 1970-1 November 1971
  3-4 15 November 1971-24 October 1972 (2 copies)
  5 20 November 1972-6 November 1973
  6 20 November 1973-October 1974
639 1-2 November 1974-October 1975 (2 copies)
  3 November 1975-November 1976
  4 January 1977-December 1977
640 1 January 1978-December 1978
  2 January 1979-December 1979
  3 January 1980-December 1980
  4 December 1994
  5 May 1995
  6 August 1995
  7 November 1995
  8 February 1996
  9 March 1996
    Western Union News Special Edition, June 1918
641 1 Western Union Supervisory News, 1951-1954
    Western Union Technical Review, 1947-1967
  2 Index, July 1947-October 1957 and Twenty-Year Index 1947-1967
  3 July 1947-October 1950
  4 1951
  5 1952
642 1 1953
  2 1954
  3 1955
  4 January 1956-October 1959
643   January 1960-October 1963
    January 1964-November 1967
644 1 1968
  2 1969
    Subseries 15: Publications by other companies, 1928-1937, 1963
  3 Aerovex Research Worker, 1928-1931
  4 Ohmite News, 1937
  5 Long Lines, April 1963
644 6 The Operator, 21 October 1882
647 3 The Operator, 1884 August
  4 The Telegrapher, 1867-1877
1867 February 1
1870 December 10
1871 March 11
1877 March 3

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