Historic cover of International Harvester magazine.

Collection Description

About the McCormick-International Harvester Collection

The collection contains original documents, publications, photographs and films related to Cyrus Hall McCormick and the International Harvester Company.


Search Inside This Collection

Over 30,000 original documents and publications about the history of Cyrus Hall McCormick and the International Harvester Company are available online.

If you can't find what you are looking for, please let us know. Most of the McCormick-International Harvester Collection is not yet online.

Browse Digital Collections

International Harvester machine list through 1979.

Tracks the number of tractors and engines produced and shipped 1950-1976.

Specifications and photos of International trucks, 1907-1984.

Serial number lists for engines, tractors, power units, trucks and milking machines from 1925-1971.

Find information on original color schemes, decals, and naming of hundreds of agricultural implements and other products manufactured between 1924 and 1964.

Find information on the International Harvester Company, including directors and employee lists, committees, stock and income reports between 1907 and 1989.


Browse Publications and Documents

Full issues, 1909-1969. Published for employees, dealers and customers.

Full issues, 1949-1968. Published for International Harvester employees.

Full issues. Published for International Motor Truck dealers and distributors starting in 1919.

List of dealerships compiled by International Harvester. The list includes dealerships that were active from 1944 to 1948.

Original publications created by the International Harvester Company that document the history the organization.


More About the Collection

Special Thanks

This digital collection would not be possible without the generous support of the International Harvester Collectors Club and the Navistar International Transportation Corporation.


Historic McCormick tractor illustration.


Historic McCormick advertisment.
  • Catalogs
    Advertising catalogs for the general product line, 1920 to 1949.
  • White Farmall Advertising
    White Farmall demonstrator advertising materials, including displays, sales sheets, booklets, leaflets, folders and all-season signs.

Research Tools

  • Finding Aids for the McCormick-International Harvester Collection
    See a search result list of more than 100 finding aids. Each offers a quick overview and a variety of ways to view its full contents.
  • ArCat, the Society's Archives Catalog
    To find information specific to McCormick and International Harvester, search ArCat using the phrase "McCormick Collection." (Note: The descriptions in ArCat are very general — a single paragraph may describe thousands of items.) Write down the call number(s) for the materials you are interested in. Then visit the Archives in Madison to do your research.
  • McCormick Collection FAQ
    Get answers to frequently asked questions about the McCormick-International Harvester Collection.

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