Summary Information
Title: Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation Pittsburgh Works Records
Collection Number: AIS.1988.07
Creator: Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation. Pittsburgh Works.

Collection Dates: 1918-1970
Extent: 104.0 linear feet (82 boxes and 57 reels of microfilm)

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 personnel cards 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 includes personnel cards for employees of Jones & Laughlin’s plant in south side Pittsburgh. These cards include the worker’s name, date and place of birth, nationality, race, and wage rate. Payroll information for several departments within the works is also present.


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
  • Labor

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

Personnel cards (Reels 15-57 and Boxes 1-77, 80-82) are closed for 50 years after their date of creation. Access to this collection requires a signed confidentiality agreement. Please contact the Archives Service Center for more information.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of LTV Asset Control Group in 1988 and Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation in 1993.

Preferred Citation:

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

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by Kamilu Sani Fage and David Rosenberg in 1989.

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 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 Records, 1902-1959, AIS.1978.09, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh


Collection Inventory

Microfilm-cabinet 3
Drawer 4
Reel 1-4 Transfer Payroll, Bee-Hive Coke Ovens, 1919-1926
Reel 5-8 Transfer Payroll, Eliza Works, 1919-1926
Reel 9 Transfer Payroll, Furnace Fronts, 1926
Reel 10 Byproduct Coke Oven, 1926
Reel 11-12 Multidepartmental, November-December 1930
Reel 13-14 No. 11 Mill, 1918-1924
Reel 15-57 Rate Cards [RESTRICTED], 1919-1970
Box 1-77 Rate Cards [RESTRICTED], 1919-1970
Box 78 Manuals and Notebooks
Box 79 Mill Blueprints and Questionnaires
Box 80 Termination Notices and Rate Cards [RESTRICTED]
Box 81 Pay Cards [RESTRICTED], 1919
Box 82 Rate Cards [RESTRICTED]