Wisconsin Historical Society

McCormick-International Harvester Collection

Historic cover of International Harvester magazine.

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.

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BROWSE DIGITAL COLLECTIONS

  • Machine Product List -- 1980

    International Harvester machine list through 1979.

  • Plant Production Reports

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

  • Truck Specifications

    Specifications and photos of International trucks, 1907-1984.

  • Serial Number Lists

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

  • Paint Committee Decisions

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

  • Annual Reports -- 1907-1989

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

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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.

BROWSE IMAGE COLLECTIONS

Historic McCormick tractor illustration.

BROWSE ADVERTISING COLLECTIONS

Historic McCormick tractor illustration.
  • 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.

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