Borg-Warner Corporation Gear O' Gram magazines
MSS.185

Summary Information

Repository

Ball State University Libraries Archives and Special Collections

Creator

Borg-Warner Corporation. Warner Gear Division.

Title

Borg-Warner Corporation Gear O' Gram magazines

ID

MSS.185

Date

1944-1972

Extent

1.0 Cubic feet3 boxes

Language

English

Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

Preferred Citation

Borg-Warner Corporation Gear O' Gram newsletters, Archives and Special Collections, Ball State University Libraries

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Administrative History

In 1928, the Borg-Warner Corporation merged with three Midwestern auto part manufacturers, including Warner Gear of Muncie, Indiana. This company expanded quickly and the company’s annual sales rose from about $50 million in 1929 to over $600 million by the late 1950s when Borg-Warner became a leading manufacturer of automatic transmissions. The company also invested in the industrial plastics business. In 1978, Borg-Warner began to build a large security services business; during the 1990s, this operation, known as Borg-Warner Security and later as Burns International Services, spun off and was soon bought by a Swedish corporation. By the late 1990s, BorgWarner Inc. had again become an auto parts specialist, with about $2.5 billion in annual sales and about 1,300 employees in the Chicago, Illinois area.

The Gear-O-Gram newsletter, produced by the Warner Gear Division of the Borg-Warner Corporation, stated in its inaugural issue, entitled Give Me a Name, "the primary objective of our publication is to promote acquaintanceship between employees, and to stimulate the interest of each employee in his work and in the organization of which he is a part." The newsletter, which was "published for and by the employees of Borg-Warner" began in May 1944 and covered diverse topics such as the company's bowling league records, retirements, former employees in the military, community involvment and automobile manufacture and use.

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Scope and Contents

This collection contains copies of the Gear-O-Gram (1944-1972), a newsletter for the employees (published by the employees)of the Borg-Warner Corporation.

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Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically.

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Archives and Special Collections, Ball State University Libraries, Muncie, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Archives and Special Collections.

Accruals

No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2007/07/18 by Maren L. Read. Finding aid created 2007/07/18 by Maren L. Read. Finding aid revised 2010/07/26 by Bridget K. Hahn. EAD finding aid created 2010/07/16 by Bridget K. Hahn.

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Related Materials

Related Materials

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Archives and Special Collections, Ball State University Libraries, Muncie IN:

SC.92: Warner Gear, "Warner Gearette," 1936

SC.506: Warner Gear, "Warner Gear History," 1900-1983

SC.515: Warner Gear, "Story of Warner Gear Division of the Borg-Warner Corporation for use in Junior High Schools," Board of Education Monograph Series, September 1939

MSS.178: Warner Gear Division Collection

MSS.165: UAW-CIO Local 287 records and photographs

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Periodicals

Geographic Name(s)

  • Muncie (Ind.)

Subject(s)

  • Automobile industry and trade
  • Business records
  • Industrialists

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Collection Inventory

Borg-Warner Corporation Gear O' Gram magazines

Box Folder

Gear O' Gram magazines, Vol. 1, 1944

1 1

Gear O' Gram magazines, Vol. 2, 1945

1 2

Gear O' Gram magazines, Vol. 3, 1946-1947

1 3

Gear O' Gram magazines, Vol. 4, 1947-1948

1 4

Gear O' Gram magazines, Vol. 5, 1948-1949

1 5

Gear O' Gram magazines, Vol. 6, 1949-1950

1 6

Gear O' Gram magazines, Vol. 7, 1950-1951

1 7

Gear O' Gram magazines, Vol. 8, 1951-1952

1 8

Gear O' Gram magazines, Vol. 9, 1952-1953

1 9

Gear O' Gram magazines, Vol. 10, 1953-1954

1 10

Gear O' Gram magazines, Vol. 11, 1954-1955

1 11

Gear O' Gram magazines, Vol. 12, 1955-1956

1 12

Gear O' Gram magazines, Vol. 13, 1956-1957

1 13

Gear O' Gram magazines, Vol. 14, 1957-1958

2 1

Gear O' Gram magazines, Vol. 15, 1958-1959

2 2

Gear O' Gram magazines, Vol. 16, 1959-1960

2 3

Gear O' Gram magazines, Vol. 17, 1960

2 4

Gear O' Gram magazines, Vol. 18, 1960-1961

2 5

Gear O' Gram magazines, Vol. 19, 1961-1962

2 6

Gear O' Gram magazines, Vol. 19, 1962-1963

2 7

Gear O' Gram magazines, Vol. 19, 1963-1964

2 8

Gear O' Gram magazines, Vol. 20, 1964-1965

2 9

Gear O' Gram magazines, Vol. 21, 1966-1967

3 1

Gear O' Gram magazines, Vol. 22, 1967-1968

3 2

Gear O' Gram magazines, Vol. 23, 1968-1969

3 3

Gear O' Gram magazines, Vol. 25, 1969-1970

3 4

Gear O' Gram magazines, Vol. 25, 1970-1971

3 5

Gear O' Gram magazines, Vol. 27, 1971

3 6

Gear O' Gram magazines, Vol. 28, 1972

3 7

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