13 linear ft. (16 boxes)
5 sound discs : analog, 45 rpm. (Originals).
For listening purposes, it is necessary to use a copy, not the original (and to have a listening copy made if one is not available).
Correspondence, meeting minutes, annual reports, press releases, financial and legal materials, and other administrative records of the Greyhound Corporation, a nationwide bus service that was headquartered in Chicago from 1930 until 1971. Also present are publicity materials, including publications of the Greyhound Corporation, newspaper clippings, and advertising manuals. The majority of public relations materials pertain to Lady Greyhound, the animal mascot of the Greyhound Corporation. Includes itineraries, travel brochures, and other records of bus service. Also present are nine scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings and photographs, chiefly documenting public appearances made by Lady Greyhound.
Includes five phonograph records (in box 10, folder 3) about National Dog Week, 1967, including an interview of Lady Greyhound.
Related materials at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include the Greyhound Corporation photograph collection and publications, pamphlets, and timetables cataloged separately.
Greyhound Corporation, a national bus transportation company, grew out of the transportation service operated by Carl Eric Wickman in Hibbing (Minn.) in 1914. Wickman and associates formed the Motor Transit Corporation in 1926, which changed its name to Greyhound Corporation and assumed the image of a running dog as the company symbol in 1929. Greyhound Corporation's corporate offices relocated from Duluth (Minn.) to Chicago (Ill.) in 1930 and from Chicago to Phoenix (Ariz.) in 1971. Over the years, the bus services operated by this corporation and partner or subsidiary companies were sometimes called Greyhound lines. In 1987, Greyhound Corporation sold its bus operations; Greyhound Lines, Inc. was formed and headquartered in Dallas (Tex.).
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