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COLLECTION Identifier: Mss:63 1876-1900 U58

United States Rubber Company records

The records of the United States Rubber Company focusing on the formation of the company in 1892 from the consolidation of nine rubber manufacturing companies.


  • 1876-1900

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials stored offsite; access requires advance notice. Contact for more information.


1.25 linear feet (7 volumes)

The United States Rubber Company records contains materials related to operating a rubber products manufacturing company. These records particulary focus on the consolidation of nine companies to form the firm, including the records of two of the companies, Boston Rubber Company and L. Candee and Company. Records include minutes of executive committee and directors’ meetings, treasurers' reports, lists of shares of stock, bills payable and receivable, purchase and sales accounts, memoranda of agreements, production records, prospectuses, statements of financial condition, sales contracts, and correspondence.

Biographical / Historical

The United States Rubber Company formed in 1892 in Naugatuck, Connecticut consolidating nine rubber manufacturing companies. The records of two of those companies are documented in this collection, Boston Rubber Company (founded 1878) and L. Candee and Company (founded 1852 in New Haven). When the Dow Jones Industrial Average debuted in 1896, United States Rubber Company was one of the 12 inaugural industrial manufacturing stocks included. The company was rebranded as Uniroyal, Inc. in 1961, and has operated as a subsidary of Michelin since 1990.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The United States Rubber Company records were received by Baker Library Special Collections as a donation from H. Stuart Hotchkiss on March 11, 1935.

Processing Information

Processed: March 2018 By: Baker Library Special Collections Staff
Link to catalog
United States Rubber Company. United States Rubber Company Records, 1876-1900: A Finding Aid
Baker Library
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Repository Details

Part of the Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University Repository

Baker Library Special Collections holds unique resources that focus on the evolution of business and industry, as well as the records of the Harvard Business School, documenting the institution's development over the last century. These rich and varied collections support research in a diverse range of fields such as business, economic, social and cultural history as well as the history of science and technology.

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