Memories of The Upjohn Company

Welcome to, a place to browse photos and information
 about The Upjohn Company of Kalamazoo, Michigan (1886-1995)

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------  Pre-1950s Memories  ------

Large Photo Album from the 1930s
Earliest Memories   Picnicking at Brook Lodge
Memories of Brook Lodge   Price Lists: 1886 - 1894 - 1928
Early New York Office Papers   Early Advertising
Blanche Porter - An Early Employee   The Memos of John McColl
Manufacturing in 1937   Photos of the Kalamazoo site
Photos from the 1930s   The Norman Rockwell Paintings
Phenolax Store Displays   Early Photos of Executives
Laboratory Instruments   The Kalamazoo Office 1930s
Citrocarbonate   Dr Upjohn and his Peonies
Upjohn Letterhead   Warehouses on N. Pitcher
Military Support in World Wars I/II   Manufacturing Expansion Report
The Portage Road Project   Building 41 Construction
Planned Residential Development   Other Portage Construction
Photos of Many Buildings   Building 38 Photos

------  1950s and 60s Memories  ------

1950s Portage Site Photos   1950s Unicap Advertising
Upjohn News (1948-1962)   Civil Defense Command Center
Mystery Train Trip in 1958   First Computer System
Bus Service to the Portage Plant   Dale Robertson Visits Upjohn
The Upjohn Company Goes Public   Granny Visits Upjohn
Building 88 Construction   More on Building 88
Upjohn in Disneyland   Humor in Medicine
Shooting at the Portage Plant   Small Cars at Upjohn
Downtown Demolition 1953   Photos of Cafeterias
The Brain and The Cell    

------  1970s, 80s and 90s Memories  ------

Upjohn Goes to Puerto Rico   The Prostaglandins
New Employees 1970's   1973 Price List
Dedication of Building 298   1980 Kalamazoo Tornado
Building 41 Vital Statistics   Building 88 Facts
Centennial Celebration in 1986
Vanilla - For Employees Only
THE END (P&U Merger)    

------  Groups and Divisions  ------

Control   Research
Engineering   Manufacturing
Emergency Squads   CPR (Plastics)
EH&S   North Haven
International   Distribution Centers
Sales   Healthcare Services
Retirement Photos   More Retirement Photos

------  Publications  ------

The Better Life   Medicine Designed for Health
Odyssey of Modern Drug Research   Smaller Booklet of the Above
The Equation   The Growing World of Upjohn
A Career with a Future   The Yellow Pages
The Intercom   The Overflow
An American Enterprise   Phone Books
New Directions   Annual Reports
This is Upjohn   A Century of Caring

------  Videos and Films  ------

Industry for Health   Manufacturing 1940s
Construction of the Portage Site   We, The Upjohn Company
Physical Fitness and
Good Health
  Understanding Stresses and Strains
Kalamazoo Aerial Survey   The Greatest Good
Control Division   A Century of Caring
1986 Upjohn History Presentation   More Centennial Videos
Upjohn at 100 Years and Counting   Upjohn Today
A Tribute to Ted Cooper   History of The Upjohn Company
Quality of Life, Quality of Work   Journey (P&U Merger)

------  Other Memories  ------

Values and Practices - endorsed by Ted Cooper and Larry Hoff

Company Timeline   Upjohn Patents
Upjohn Awards   Other Awards
Employee Handbook   Salaries
Service Recognition Items   Random Drug Testing
Postcards - Site - Products - Foldouts   Upjohn Air Force
The Printing Department   Advertising Items
Public Tours and Museums   Those Alligator Bags
Executive Quiz   Christmas Cards and Bonuses
Upjohn Railroad   Interesting Products
Brook Lodge   List of Buildings
Upjohn in the Public Museum   Photos from the Mejeurs
Metal Tags and Seals   1986 Medical Coverage
Stock Photos   Upjohn Recipes
Executive Etiquette   Other Photos
Shining Your Shoes   Retirement Plan
Upjohn Disneyland Exhibit   My Years at Upjohn
Martha Parfet Book "Keep The Quality Up"   Upjohn Logos

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