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Cummins Engine Company

The following materials may be of use in researching the history of Cummins Engine Company, headquartered in Columbus, Indiana.  These materials are available for use in the Indiana State Library, and form part of the collections of the Indiana Division.  If you have questions, please contact the Indiana Collecton for additional information.

Books and Pamphlets

I 977.201 B287 no. 3Title: Columbus, Indiana, U.S.A.
Author: Simons, Richard Stuart, 1920-
Published: [Columbus : Cummins Engine Company, Inc., 1951?]

I 629.2 C971rTitle: Report.
Author: Cummins Engine Company, Inc., Columbus, Ind.

I 629.25 C971mTitle: My days with the diesel; the memoirs of Clessie L.  Cummins, father of the highway diesel.
Author: Cummins, Clessie Lyle, 1888-1968.
Published: Philadelphia : Chilton Books, [1967]
Edition: [1st ed.].

Ip 629.25 no. 13Title: Learning from our history / by James A. Henderson.
Author: Henderson, James A.
Published: [Columbus, Ind.] : Bartholomew County Historical Society, c1998.

I 926 C971cTitle: The diesel odyssey of Clessie Cummins / Lyle Cummins.
Author: Cummins, C. Lyle.
Published: Wilsonville, Oregon : Carnot Press, c1998.

I 338.7 C955eTitle: The engine that could : seventy-five years of values-driven change at Cummins Engine Company / Jeffrey L. Cruikshank, David B. Sicilia.
Author: Cruikshank, Jeffrey L.
Published: Boston : Harvard Business School Press, c1997.

Ip 629.25 no. 10Title: Cummins headquarters.
Author: Cummins Engine Company.
Published: Columbus, Ind. : Cummins Engine Company, Inc., [198-?]

Ip 629.25 no. 9Title: Cummins Engine Company, Inc.
Author: Cummins Engine Company.
Published: Columbus, Ind. : The Company, 1975?


I 629.25 C971cTitle: Cummins [videorecording] : celebrating the past, defining the future! / produced by Cummins Engine Company.
Author: Cummins Engine Company.
Published: Columbus, IN : : Cummins Engine Company, c1994.
Note: VHS.

Newspaper Indexes

Search the Indianapolis Newspapers Index, 1848-1991 using the term Cummins.

Use the in-house card file index to the major Indianapolis newspapers, 1898-1979, under the following headings:

  • Cummins, Clessie L.
  • Cummins Engine Company
  • Columbus, Ind.

Using the dates located for articles in the Indianapolis newspapers, cross-check the dates against the microfilmed Columbus Republic for local coverage.  The Columbus Republic is available in the microfilm collections of the Indiana Division.

Other Resources

Use the in-house card file Supplementary Index to Indiana periodicals, looking under Industries.

Check the Clipping Files for files on Cummins Engine Company, Clessie L. Cummins, and Columbus, Ind.

Prepared by Barney Thompson, Senior Subject Specialist, Indiana Division, Indiana State Library, September 2002.
Modified by Andrea Bean Hough, Senior Subject Specialist, Indiana Division, Indiana State Library, October 2002.

IN MH 4-30-2009