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Subseries 1. Correspondence

Scope and Content Notes:

Records from the 1940s are made up almost entirely of Day Files, consisting of copies of outgoing correspondence written by S.M. Rust, Jr., and interoffice files containing both incoming and outgoing mail. There are no job files and few subject files, but despite the limitations a great deal of information about company activity can be found in the correspondence. The interoffice files are much more extensive than earlier, possibly because of better record keeping techniques, but more likely because the offices had to work together constantly to keep up with government projects; many letters were sent between branch offices every day, often by airmail, as Rust coordinated numerous jobs around the country.


Box 46
Folder 1 General Correspondence, 1940
Folder 02-04 S.M. Rust, Jr. Day File, January-December, 1940
Folder 05-06 S.M. Rust and S.M. Rust, Jr. Day File, January-October, 1940
Folder 7 S.M. Rust and S.M. Rust, Jr. Correspondence, January-December, 1940
Folder 8 Daily reports from Pittsburgh Office to S.M. Rust, 1940
Folder 9 S.M. Rust, Jr., personal, 1940

Box 47
Folder 1 Interoffice correspondence, 1940
Folder 02-04 Birmingham Office correspondence, January-December, 1940
Folder 5 Los Angeles Office correspondence, 1940
Folder 6 New York Office correspondence, 1940
Folder 07-08 Washington, D.C. Office correspondence, October-December, 1940
Folder 9 Windsor Office correspondence, 1940

Box 48
Folder 1 General correspondence, 1941
Folder 02-04 S.M. Rust and S.M. Rust, Jr. Day File, January-December, 1941
Folder 5 Daily reports from Pittsburgh Office to SMR, 1941
Folder 6 Daily Reports from SMR, Jr. to SMR, 1941
Folder 07-09 Birmingham Office correspondence, January-March, 1941

Box 49
Folder 01-08 Birmingham Office correspondence, April-November, 1941

Box 50
Folder 1 Birmingham Office correspondence, December, 1941
Folder 02-03 Chicago Office correspondence, 1941
Folder 4 Los Angeles Office correspondence, 1941
Folder 5 Montreal Office correspondence, 1941
Folder 06-07 New York Office correspondence, 1941
Folder 08-09 Washington, D.C. Office correspondence, January-June, 1941

Box 51
Folder 01-02 Washington, D.C. Office correspondence, July-December, 1941
Folder 3 General correspondence, 1942
Folder 04-06 W.B. Gillies correspondence, 1942
Folder 7 S.M. Rust personal correspondence, 1942
Folder 08-09 S.M. Rust, Jr. and Day File, First-Second Quarter, 1942

Box 52
Folder 1 S.M. Rust, Jr. and Day File, Third Quarter, 1942
Folder 02-04 Interoffice correspondence, January-December, 1942
Folder 05-07 Birmingham Office correspondence, January-March, 1942

Box 53
Folder 1 Birmingham Office correspondence,April-September, 1942

Box 54
Folder 01-03 Birmingham Office correspondence, October-December, 1942
Folder 4 Los Angeles Office correspondence, 1942
Folder 5 New York Office correspondence, 1942
Folder 6 Philadelphia Office correspondence, 1942
Folder 07-08 Washington, D.C. Office correspondence, January-February, 1942

Box 55
Folder 01-05 Washington, D.C. Office correspondence, March-April, 1942
Folder 2 Washington, D.C. Office correspondence, May-December, 1942
Folder 6 General correspondence, 1943
Folder 07-09 S.M. Rust, Jr. Day File, First-Third Quarter, 1943

Box 56
Folder 1 S.M. Rust, Jr. Day File, Fourth Quarter, 1943
Folder 2 Interoffice, First Quarter, 1943
Folder 03-04 Interoffice, Third-Fourth Quarter, 1943
Folder 05-09 Birmingham Office correspondence, January, 1943

Box 57
Folder 01-07 Birmingham Office correspondence, June-December, 1943
Folder 8 Los Angeles Office correspondence, 1943
Folder 9 New York Office correspondence, 1943

Box 58
Folder 01-02 Washington, D.C. Office correspondence, 1943
Folder 03-04 General correspondence, 1944
Folder 5 S.M. Rust, Jr. correspondence, 1944
Folder 06-08 S.M. Rust, Jr. Day File, Second-Fourth Quarter, 1944
Folder 9 S.M. Rust, Jr. correspondence, 1944
Folder 10 General correspondence, 1945
Folder 11-13 S.M. Rust Day File, January-September, 1945

Box 59
Folder 1 S.M. Rust Day File, October-December, 1945
Folder 2 S.M. Rust General Correspondence, 1946
Folder 03-06 S.M. Rust Day File, First-Fourth Quarter, 1946
Folder 7 S.M. Rust Interoffice, 1946
Folder 8 Interoffice, 1946
Folder 09-10 S.M. Rust Day File, January-December, 1947
Folder 11 S.M. Rust, Jr. personal file, 1947

Box 60
Folder 1 General Correspondence, 1948
Folder 02-03 S.M. Rust Day File, January-December, 1948
Folder 4 Birmingham Office correspondence, 1948
Folder 05-06 S.M. Rust Day File, January-December, 1949
Folder 7 S.M. Rust Personal File, 1949
Folder 8 S.M. Rust, Jr. personal file, 1949
Folder 9 S.M. Rust personal correspondence, 1950-1953