Summary Information
Title: Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation Records
Collection Number: AIS.1978.09
Creator: Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation.

Collection Dates: 1902-1959
Extent: 12.5 linear feet (6 boxes and 4 oversize volumes)

Language: English

The Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was a major manufacturer of steel from 1886 until the company was sold to LTV Steel. This collection contains information regarding Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation stockholders’ meetings and United States War Department permits.

ULS Archives Service Center
University of Pittsburgh Library System
7500 Thomas Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA, 15260
Date Published:

May 2010

Finding aid prepared by Zachary Brodt.

Benjamin F. Jones purchased a share in American Iron Works in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1851. Later, he was joined by James H. Laughlin to form what would become J&L Steel in 1861. Their mills included facilities in Hazelwood, south side Pittsburgh, and Aliquippa and were a competitor of Carnegie Steel Company. In 1974, Ling-Temco-Vought purchased Jones and Laughlin Corporation as part of LTV Steel and all production facilities were closed in 1989.

Collection Scope and Content Notes

This collection contains information regarding Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation stockholders’ meetings. Included are correspondence, proxy votes, and lists of company stockholders. Drawings and correspondence regarding permits from the United States War Department are present, as well as ledgers detailing product and sales reports.

Subject Terms

  • Steel industry and trade -- United States
  • Stockholders voting -- United States
  • Stockholders' meetings -- United States

Corporate Names
  • Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation.
  • United States. War Department.

  • Correspondence
  • Minutes
  • Reports

  • Business and Industry

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of John Kulama, Public Relations Department of Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation, in 1978.

Preferred Citation:

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

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by Zachary Brodt in 2010.


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 Earning Records, 1862-1901, AIS.1974.23, 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, Pittsburgh Works Records, 1918-1970, AIS.1988.07, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Collection Inventory

Box 1
Folder 1 Materials Used in Annual Stockholders’ Meetings
Folder 2-3 Index of Annual Stockholders’ Meetings, 1923-1942
Folder 4-6 Stockholders’ Meetings, 1905-1932
Folder 7 Stockholders’ Meets and Special Meeting of the Board of Directors, 1933-1939
Folder 8-9 Proxie Sheets
Folder 10 Holders of 500 Shares of Stock and Meeting Agenda
Folder 11 Proxies
Folder 12 Correspondence with Shareholders
Box 2 Annual Stockholders’ Meeting, 1923-1931

Box 3
Folder 1 Index of Annual Meetings and Special Meeting, 1902-1939
Folder 2-11 Annual Stockholders’ Meeting, 1939-1948
Box 4 Annual Stockholders’ Meeting, 1932-1938
Box 5 Annual Stockholders’ Meeting, 1949-1950
Box 6 Permits from the War Department, 1922-1935
Volume 1 Monthly Product Reports, Aliquippa and Pittsburgh, 1940-1951
Volume 2 Monthly Product Reports Pittsburgh, Aliquippa and Cleveland, 1907-1952
Volume 3 Monthly Product Reports, 1953-1959
Volume 4 Sale Records, 1910-1926