Summary Information
Title: Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation Aliquippa Works Records
Collection Number: AIS.2010.06
Creator: Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation. Aliquippa Works.

Collection Dates: 1943-1976
Extent: 3.75 linear feet (3 boxes)

Language: English

Abstract:
Jones and Laughlin Steel Corporation's Aliquippa Works was an integral part of the World War II economy and the American labor movement. The plant was eventually purchased by LTV, which cut back plant operations in 1984 before completely shutting down the works in 2000. This collection contains emergency hospital reports, employment cards, payroll information and steel samples from the plant's last heats.
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:

July 2010
Author:

Finding aid prepared by Zachary Brodt.
History

In 1905, Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation began erecting a fully integrated steel mill spanning seven miles along the Ohio River north of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Located in Aliquippa, the plant was an integral part of the World War II economy and the American labor movement. The 1937 Supreme Court case of National Labor Relations Board v. Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation resulted in the declaration that the Wagner Act of 1935 was constitutional, thus reinforcing that companies could not fire employees for unionizing. In 1984, LTV closed most of the Aliquippa Works. In 2000, US Steel purchased the tin mill, the only portion of the plant that was still in operation, and closed it as well.


Collection Scope and Content Notes

This collection contains emergency hospital reports that detail workplace injuries from 1943 to 1945. Appointment books document on the job injuries and ailments, as well as the work schedule of plant doctors. Information regarding payroll at New Kensington facilities and incentives in several departments are also present. Commemorative samples from some of the last heats at the Aliquippa Works are also included, as well as employment cards.


Subject Terms

Topics
  • Iron and steel workers -- Pennsylvania -- Aliquippa
  • Steel industry and trade -- Accidents -- Pennsylvania -- Aliquippa
  • Steel industry and trade -- Pennsylvania -- Aliquippa

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

Genres/Forms
  • Accident reports
  • Medical records

Category
  • Business and Industry
  • Health and medicine
  • Labor

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

The emergency hospital reports, employment cards and appointment books are restricted for 75 years from date of creation. Researchers wishing to access this material before the restriction is lifted must sign a confidentiality agreement. Please contact the Archives Service Center for more information.

Acquisition Information:

Unknown.

Preferred Citation:

Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation, Aliquippa Works Records, 1943-1976, AIS.2010.06, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by Zachary Brodt in July 2010.

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:

Beaver Valley Labor History Society Collection, 1909-1981, AIS.1981.08, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

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

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

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

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

Separated Material:
Employment cards are located in Range 1/14/3.


Collection Inventory
Box 1 Emergency Hospital Reports [RESTRICTED], 1943-1945

Box 2
Volume 1-2 Appointment Books [RESTRICTED], 1973-1976
Folder 1 Billet and Bar Mill Delays
Folder 2 Billet Mill Foot Weight
Folder 3 Bar Mill Foot Weight
Folder 4 Billet Mill Changes
Folder 5 Revision, Assistant Roller
Folder 6-7 Ladle Cranemen, O.H. Lower Level
Item 1 Official CMP Class B Product List and Product Assignment Directory, Department of Commerce, 1952
Item 2 New Kensington Facilities and Payroll
Item 3 Commemorative Steel Samples from Last Heats
Box 3 Employment Cards [RESTRICTED], 1950s-1960s