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Series I. General History, 1891-ca. 1980

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains a number of secondary sources about the history of Carnegie Steel Company and its Edgar Thomson, Duquesne, and Homestead plants. These sources include articles, academic papers, biographies, dissertations, and timelines describing the evolution of Pittsburgh's steel industry, leaders such as Andrew Carnegie and Charles Schwab, notable events like the Homestead Strike of 1892, and the chronology of ownership of the Homestead Works. This series also contains programs and memorabilia from public tours of the Homestead and Edgar Thomson Works. These tours focused on the history of the plants and the history of the steel making processes. This series also includes a United States Steel Gold bond and information regarding the Irvin Case looked into by the Truman Committee Investigation. The General History series also includes a quantity of primary source material from the early years of The Carnegie Steel Company such as correspondence, annual reports, check rolls, safety regulation booklets, and production statistics. Later material includes agreements between Carnegie Steel / U.S. Steel and unions (1934-1977), a warning to management about "Summer Work-In" student agitators (1960s), and various memorabilia dating from the World War II era until the 1980s.

An addition of materials were made to this collection and added on to this series.

Subseries 1. Secondary Sources


Box 1
Folder 1 Articles, essays and papers about the history of the Edgar Thomson Works
Folder 2 Articles, essays and papers about the history of the Carnegie Steel Company
Folder 3 Articles, essays and papers about the history of the Duquesne Works
Folder 4 Exhibition catalog and excerpts from books about Homestead History
Folder 5 National Park Service, Homestead Steel Works and Carrie Furnaces Homestead, Pennsylvania: Inventory of Historic Structures and Their Significance (Draft)
Folder 6 Short histories, articles and exhibition catalogs about Homestead Works
Folder 7 Congressional Investigation into employment of Pinkerton Service during strike of 1892. U.S. House Reports vol. 3. No. 2447-2621, 1892-1893. (copy)
Folder 8 Homestead Strike of 1892, Dissertation by J. Bernard Hogy of University of Chicago, 1943 (photocopy from microfilm)
Folder 9 Chronologies of Edgar Thomson and Homestead Works
Folder 10 Short Biographies of Andrew Carnegie; Ralph H. Watson, Vice President of U.S. Steel 1930-1946; Charles M. Schwab; and William J. Gaughan
Folder 11 Statistics about African-American Employment 1910-1920
Folder 12 Pittsburgh Dispatch (Articles about Homestead Strike), July 12, 1892
Folder 13 Newspaper and magazine clippings about history of Pittsburgh steelmaking

Subseries 2. Steel Mill Tours

Folder 14 Program from Edgar Thomson Works Public Visiting Day, October 1936
Folder 15 Materials from Homestead Works Open House, October 15-17, 1947
Folder 16 Materials from International Visitors Tour, August 7, 1981
Folder 17 Materials from Secondary Century of Steel Making Tour, April 24, 1981
Folder 18 Materials from Cub Scout Tour, 1983

Subseries 3. Early Primary Sources and Homestead Works Memorabilia

Folder 19 Pamphlets, booklets and programs from U.S. Steel, Carnegie Steel and Homestead Works for events, public relations, and industrial concerns, 1900-1992
Folder 20 Pamphlets, booklets and programs from U.S Steel, Carnegie Steel and Homestead Works for events, public relations and industrial concerns, 1900-1992

Box 2
Folder 1 Miscellaneous management correspondence, Carnegie Steel Company, 1891-1901
Folder 2 Private Code for Use of the Carnegie Steel Company, Limited, and its Partners and Agents, November 1896
Folder 3 First Annual Report of the United States Steel Corporation (copy), 1902
Folder 4 Carnegie Steel Company, Employee Check Roll, Edgar Thomson Furnaces, 1902
Folder 5 Carnegie Veteran Association, 1902 and Obituaries of Early members
Folder 6 Rules, Regulations and Instructions Governing Safety Bureau, 1903
Folder 7 Carnegie Steel Company General Instructions to Employees to Avoid Accidents, 1917
Folder 8 Homestead Works Telephone Directories, 1917 and 1978
Folder 9 Production statistics, ca. 1890s and 1912
Folder 10 Company life insurance, certificate and correspondence
Folder 11 Descriptions and Specifications of Hydraulic Forging Press, 1890s
Folder 12 Register of triennial assessments of Pittsburgh iron mills, 1865-1867
Folder 13 "Personnel Reallocation: Edgar Thomson Works," 1958
Folder 14 Agreements between Carnegie Steel Co. and the CIO, 1941-1949 (and 1934)
Folder 15 Agreements between U.S. Steel Co. and the USWA, 1971-1977
Folder 16 Handbook of Terms Commonly Used in Steel and Nonferrous Industries, 1953
Folder 17 Production and Performance Report from Homestead District Works, 1950
Folder 18 "Talk Piece to be Uses in Connection with Acquainting Members of Management with Problems of 'Summer Work-in,'" 1960s
Folder 19 Pamphlets about production and products from Alan Wood Steel Company, Coshohocken, PA
Folder 20 Copy of U.S. Steel Corporation Gold Bond, ca. 1920
Folder 21 Copy of Medal Issued to National Guard during 1892 Strike
Folder 22 Miscellaneous memorabilia from Pittsburgh steel industry
Folder 23 Miscellaneous World War II memorabilia from Homestead Works
Folder 24 Miscellaneous notes and papers from office of William J. Gaughan
Folder 25 Materials from collection duplicated and mounted for 1995 exhibit
Volume 1 Production statistics 140" mill, 1905

Subseries 4. Topical


Box 40
Folder 1-3 History of Homestead
Folder 4 Homestead Business
Folders 5-7 Battle of Homestead Foundation
Folder 8 Order Forms, 1976
Folder 9 Metallurgical Department
Folder 10 General Plan Layout-History of Carnegie-Illinois Steel Corporation Plants Pittsburgh District
Folder 11 Walsh Bridge
Folder 12 Duquesne Works
Folder 13 Clairton Coke Works
Folder 14 Mon Valley
Folder 15 Management Club, 1969
Folder 16 Founders of the Superintendant Club
Folder 31 Irvin case/Truman Committee Investigation, 1943
Folder 35 Monongahela Morning- Draft Proposal

Box 40
Folder 33 United States Steel Gold Bond