Summary Information
Title: A.M. Byers Company Personnel Records
Collection Number: AIS.1974.31
Creator: A. M. Byers Company.

Collection Dates: 1905-1960
Extent: 75.0 linear feet (60 boxes)

Language: English

Abstract:
A.M. Byers Company was a steel and wrought iron pipe manufacturer founded in 1863. This collection contains personnel cards detailing work histories of employees of the A.M. Byers Company plants in South Side Pittsburgh and Ambridge, Pennsylvania.
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.
Revision Description:
December 2010:
Description of oversize material added to the finding aid.

History

A.M. Byers Company was a steel and wrought iron pipe manufacturer with plants in South Side Pittsburgh and Ambridge, Pennsylvania. The company was founded in 1863 and the Pittsburgh plants were closed in 1969 prior to the company’s acquisition by the General Tire and Rubber Company.


Collection Scope and Content Notes

This collection, primarily comprising personnel cards, contains work histories of employees of the A.M. Byers Company. Included in the histories are the worker’s name, wage rate, occupation, date of hire, length of time on the job, and reasons for leaving. Demographic information, such as date of birth, gender, marital status, race, ethnicity, place of birth, citizenship, and English language ability are also present. These histories are arranged by the workers last name. Publications from the Metallurgy Department are also included.


Arrangement

Series I. Caucasian Employees

Series II. African American Employees

Series III. Metallurgy Department Publications


Subject Terms

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

Corporate Names
  • A. M. Byers Company.

Genres/Forms
  • Personnel records

Category
  • Business and Industry
  • Labor

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Mr. Aaron Mandel, President of Domes, Inc., in 1974.

Preferred Citation:

A.M. Byers Company Personnel Records, 1905-1960, AIS.1974.31, 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.


Collection Inventory

Series I. Caucasian Employees

Scope and Content Notes:

This series includes the employee records of white employees at the South Side Pittsburgh and Ambridge plants. Also included are a small group of records concerning employees of Middle Eastern or Asian descent.

Box 1 Employee Records, A
Box 2-5 Employee Records, B
Box 6-8 Employee Records, C
Box 9-11 Employee Records, D
Box 12 Employee Records, E
Box 13-14 Employee Records, F
Box 15-16 Employee Records, G
Box 17-18 Employee Records, H
Box 19 Employee Records, I
Box 20 Employee Records, J
Box 21-23 Employee Records, K
Box 24-25 Employee Records, L
Box 26-30 Employee Records, M
Box 31 Employee Records, N
Box 32 Employee Records, O
Box 33-35 Employee Records, P
Box 36 Employee Records, Q-R
Box 37 Employee Records, R
Box 38-42 Employee Records, S
Box 43-44 Employee Records, T
Box 45 Employee Records, U-V
Box 46-47 Employee Records, W
Box 48 Employee Records, X-Y
Box 49 Employee Records, Z
Box 50 Employee Records, Asian or Middle Eastern Descent

Series II. African American Employees

Scope and Content Notes:

This series includes the employee records of African American employees at the South Side Pittsburgh and Ambridge plants.

Box 51 Employee Records, A-C
Box 52 Employee Records, D-G
Box 53 Employee Records, H-J
Box 54 Employee Records, K-N
Box 55 Employee Records, O-R
Box 56 Employee Records, S-U
Box 57 Employee Records, V-Z

Series III. Metallurgy Department Publications

Scope and Content Notes:

This series includes publications and catalogs from the Metallurgy Departmental library.

Box 58-60 Publications

Series IV. Oversize Material

Scope and Content Notes:

This material was added to the finding aid in December 2010.


Map-case 4
Drawer 10 1. Architectural plans and blueprints