Summary Information
Title: Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation Pittsburgh Works Earning Records
Collection Number: AIS.1974.23
Creator: Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation. Pittsburgh Works.

Collection Dates: 1862-1901
Extent: 11.0 microfilm reels

Language: English

Abstract:
The Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation's mill in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, began producing steel in 1886 and had facilities on both banks of the Monongahela River. This collection includes earning records for employees of Jones & Laughlin’s plant in south side Pittsburgh.
Publisher:

ULS Archives Service Center
University of Pittsburgh Library System
7500 Thomas Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA, 15260
412-648-3232
archives-ref@mail.pitt.edu
Date Published:

April 2010
Author:

Finding aid prepared by Zachary Brodt.
History

The American Iron Works was founded by John and Bernard Lauth in 1853. Benjamin F. Jones bought into the works and James Laughlin joined his rolling mill with the company to form the Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation. The mill in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, had facilities on both banks of the Monongahela River. The Eliza blast furnaces in Hazelwood were connected to the rest of the mill on the south side by a bridge that transported railcars filled with hot pig iron. In 1974, Ling-Temco-Vought purchased Jones & Laughlin Corporation as part of LTV Steel and all production facilities were closed in 1989.


Collection Scope and Content Notes

This collection contains employee earning records from Jones & Laughlin's Pittsburgh Works. These records include employee name, department, number of hours worked, hourly payrate, and total amount earned for two weeks of work.


Subject Terms

Topics
  • Iron and steel workers -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Steel industry and trade -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh

Corporate Names
  • Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation. Pittsburgh Works.

Genres/Forms
  • Payroll records

Category
  • Business and Industry

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information:

This collection was microfilmed from materials borrowed from Professor Joel Tarr in 1974.

Preferred Citation:

Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation Pittsburgh Works Earning Records, 1862-1901, AIS.1974.23, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by Archives Service Center staff.

Copyright:

The University of Pittsburgh holds the property rights to the material in this collection, but the copyright may still be held by the original creator/author. Researchers are therefore advised to follow the regulations set forth in the U.S. Copyright Code when publishing, quoting, or reproducing material from this collection without the consent of the creator/author or that go beyond what is allowed by fair use.

Related Material:

Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation, Pittsburgh Works Records, 1918-1970, AIS.1988.07, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation Historical Records, 1871-1953, AIS.1973.07, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation Records, 1902-1959, AIS.1978.09, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh


Collection Inventory

Microfilm-cabinet 1
Drawer 7
Reel 1-11 Earning Records, 1862-1901