Scope and Content Notes:
The Steel Valley Authority was created in 1986 as a coalition of several municipalities in the Mon Valley. Their goal was to revitalize the economic base of the area, including where possible the preservation of its status as a world steel making center. Another goal of the Steel Valley Authority was to explore the possibility of public ownership of abandoned or soon to be abandoned industrial facilities. This subseries contains interviews with several key figures in the Steel Valley Authority, as well as footage of several of the Authority's meetings. The Steel Valley Authority was still active as of 2007 and its main areas of focus include the creation or preservation of industrial jobs, community development, and investing in small to medium sized industrial businesses.