Records, 1889-1984.


Records, 1889-1984.

The Sun Company records document the history of the company from its origins in the 1880s through the 1968 Sunray DX merger. The records make it clear that Sun was a classic family-managed firm and very tightly controlled by the Pews. The records, reflecting this pre-modern corporate structure, contain a mixture of personal and business materials. Record Group I, in fact, comprises the business papers of the various members of the Pew family who played important roles within the company. The production records are derived, for the most part, from the office of J. Edgar Pew; refining records were generated by Robert C. Pew and Arthur E. Pew, Jr.; and management records come from the offices of Joseph Newton Pew and J. Howard Pew.

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