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Howard A. Tullman (1945- ) papers

Identifier: 31/6/200

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Scope and Contents

The Howard A. Tullman papers reflect the broad range of Tullman's activites, not only as founder and director of companies, but also as educator, art collector and supporter of political and social causes. The papers contain information on each of the companies and other organizations Tullman has founded or led, including financial information, public offering documents, minutes of meetings, details of product development (including artwork), plans for physical plants, correspondence, and examples of products produced.


  • 1970 - 2016


Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on use of the majority of these materials in the department for research; all patrons must comply with federal copyright regulations. Boxes 93-95 are restricted until 2070, because of the pervasive presence of private financial information. This collection is stored off-site and requires two business days advance notice for retrieval. Please contact the McCormick Library at or 847-491-3635 for more information or to schedule an appointment to view the collection.


140 Boxes

1 folders

Language of Materials



Tullman is a Chicago-based serial entrepreneur, business executive, educator, and art collector. The Tullman papers contain extensive information on each of the companies and organizations Tullman has founded or led, including financial information and product development, and (where applicable) examples of the products themselves.


The Tullman papers are arranged in the following series, reflecting in large part the arrangement of papers as received. Most of the series are related to companies and other organizations Tullman has founded and/or led. Arrangement within most series is alphabetical.

  • Appointment books: daily and weekly planners that give details of Tullman's activities
  • Biographical/personal materials: personal information about Tullman. Important parts of this series related to his art collection, and political activities at both the local and national levels
  • Certified Collateral Corporation: A company founded by Tullman in 1987
  • Chicago High Tech Investors I: A venture capital firm founded by Tullman
  • Cobalt Group: A venture capital firm
  • COIN, Inc.
  • Conference, events, presentations and live interviews: a chronologically-arranged listing of meetings and other events in which Tullman has participated. Typical folders in this series contain Tullman's presentations, and the program for the event; but may include corresondence and other materials
  • Eager Enterprises, Inc.: a company founded by Tullman in 1990; "investors in information services"
  • The Entrepreneurship Institute: Tullman served as a member of the National Advisory Board. The series consists chiefly of information about board meetings
  • Experiencia World, Inc.: an immersive educational experience, with programs called Exchange City and EarthWorks. The series includes extensive materials on the construction of the environments for the two programs, realia, and audio-visual materials
  • Flashpoint: an institution of higher educationi with a focus on communication, media arts, and contemporary storytelling
  • HAT Communications
  • Hypr>Box LLC: ne part of this company's business involved the selling of e-mail addresses ending ""
  • Imagination Pilots; Imagination Pilots Entertainment: developed computer-based game and educational software. The series contains extensive materials related to the devlopment of its many products, including artwork; and examples of each
  • Information Kinetics, Inc.; kiNexus; Career Network: provided services for job-seekers and employers
  • JAMtv; streamed live musical events; provided services for Rolling stone, The source and DownBeat
  • Kellogg Graduate School of Management: course notes, class handouts and other materials related to courses taught by Tullman
  • Kendall College: institution of higher education that Tullman moved from Evanston to Chicago, and focused its activities on the hospitality industry. The series includes information on the transformation of the Sara Lee building into the College's new home, and its cooperative venturs with other organizations
  • Monumental Art & Events: promoted two principal products: a series of plaques related to the United States Constitution, and a monument to the United States Bicentennial
  • Other companies and activities: an alphabetically-arranged sequence of additional organizations in which Tullman has participated
  • Subject files: four alphabetically-arranged groups of assorted information collected by Tullman on topics and organizations
  • Computer backups: CD-ROM disks containing copies of files on a computer hard drive
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Howard A. Tullman (accessions 17-213-31, and 17-301-31 addition)

    Separated Materials

    Duplicate materials and distribution packages for commercial computer software amounting to approximately 1/3 of the materials received were discarded. Additional minor separations are noted in the finding aid at relevant points

    Guide to the Howard A. Tullman (1945- ) papers
    Gary L. Strawn
    Description rules
    Describing Archives: A Content Standard
    Language of description
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    Library Details

    Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

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