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

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
A.M. Byers Company Personnel Records
Creator
A. M. Byers Company.
Collection Number
AIS.1974.31
Date
1905-1960
Extent
153.75 linear feet (153 boxes)
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.

Preferred Citation

A.M. Byers Company Personnel Records, 1905-1960, AIS.1974.31, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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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.

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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.

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Arrangement

Series I. Caucasian Employees

Series II. African American Employees

Series III. Metallurgy Department Publications

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, April 2010

University of Pittsburgh Library System
Archives & Special Collections
Website: library.pitt.edu/archives-special-collections
412-648-3232 (ASC) | 412-648-8190 (Hillman)
Contact Us: www.library.pitt.edu/ask-archivist

Revision Description

 New boxes for Employee cards, resulting in new box numbers. December 2017

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

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.

Acquisition Information

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

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Zachary Brodt, Amy Brunner, Kimberley Elliott, Alexandra Hebda, Thaddeus J. Kotarski III, Emma Mosser, Antonio Parente.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • A. M. Byers Company.

Genre(s)

  • Personnel records

Subject(s)

  • Business and Industry
  • Iron and steel workers -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Labor
  • Steel pipe industry -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh

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Previous Citation

A.M. Byers Company Personnel Records, 1905-1960, AIS.1974.31, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

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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
Employee Records, A-ALP 1
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Employee Records, ALT-AP 2
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Employee Records, AQ-AZ 3
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Employee Records, BAB-BANKS 4
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Employee Records, BANKO-BAR 5
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Employee Records, BAS-BELK 6
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Employee Records, BELL-BEVAC 7
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Employee Records, BEVAN-BLAKE 8
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Employee Records, BLAKELY-BOLDEN 9
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Employee Records, BOLEK-BOZ 10
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Employee Records, BRA-BROWN, JOH 11
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Employee Records, BROWN, JOE - BUJ 12
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Employee Records, BUK-BYM 13
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Employee Records, C-CAP 14
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Employee Records, CAR-CATANE 15
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Employee Records, CATANZ-CHE 16
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Employee Records, CHI-CIRO 17
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Employee Records, CIRU-COLLINS, THE 18
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Employee Records, COLLINS, THO-COV 19
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Employee Records, COR-CS 20
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Employee Records, CU-CZ 21
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Employee Records, DAB-DAVIE 22
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Employee Records, DAVIS-DEF 23
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Employee Records, DEG-DER 24
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Employee Records, DES-DIM 25
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Employee Records, DIN-DOM 26
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Employee Records, DON-DRU 27
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Employee Records, DRW-DYA 28
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Employee Records, DYE-EL 29
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Employee Records, EM-EZ 30
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Employee Records, F-FEL 31
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Employee Records, FEN-FI 32
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Employee Records, FL-FOZ 33
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Employee Records, FOT-FR 34
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Employee Records, FU-GANS 35
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Employee Records, GANT-GERL 36
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Employee Records, GERM-GLOD 37
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Employee Records, GLOE-GRAB 38
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Employee Records, GRAC-GRIF 39
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Employee Records, GRIG-GUTA 40
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Employee Records, GUTC-HAMILTON, H. 41
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Employee Records, HAMILTON, J-HARTMAN, G 42
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Employee Records, HARTMAN, H-HEL 43
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Employee Records, HEM-HILL, JAM 44
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Employee Records, HILL, JAS-HOK 45
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Employee Records, HOL-HOS 46
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Employee Records, HOU-HUNTER, R 47
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Employee Records, HUNTER, W-JAB 48
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Employee Records, JAC-JED 49
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Employee Records, JEF-JOR 50
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Employee Records, JOS-KEL 51
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Employee Records, KAM-KASTEL 52
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Employee Records, KASTEN-KENNEDY, L 53
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Employee Records, KENNEDY, M-KIRK 54
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Employee Records, KIRL-KNO 55
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Employee Records, KOB-KOROL, B 56
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Employee Records, KOROL, J-KOY 57
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Employee Records, KOZ-KRIS 58
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Employee Records, KRIT-KUHN 59
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Employee Records, KUHNI-LACE 60
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Employee Records, LACH-LARSON, L 61
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Employee Records, LARSON, R-LEE, E 62
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Employee Records, LEE, F-LEWIS, A 63
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Employee Records, LEWIS, D-LOCOCO, A 64
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Employee Records, LOCOCO, J-LUCZ 65
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Employee Records, LUD-MAC 66
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Employee Records, MAD-MALN 67
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Employee Records, MALO-MARIC 68
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Employee Records, MARID-MASTAL 69
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Employee Records, MASTAN-MAZ 70
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Employee Records, MCA-MCCREA, P 71
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Employee Records, MCCREA, R-MCKENNA, J 72
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Employee Records, MCKENNA, L-MEL 73
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Employee Records, MEN-MIHALIC, J 74
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Employee Records, MIHALIC, M-MILLER, JOHN J 75
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Employee Records, MILLER, JOHN P-MIT 76
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Employee Records, MOC-MOO 77
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Employee Records, MOR-MOT 78
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Employee Records, MOU-MUR 79
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Employee Records, MUS-NAL 80
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Employee Records, NAY-NIL 81
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Employee Records, NIM-OBU 82
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Employee Records, OCH-ONO 83
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Employee Records, ONU-PALC 84
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Employee Records, PALE-PAR 85
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Employee Records, PAS-PAZ 86
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Employee Records, PC-PER 87
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Employee Records, PES-PHL 88
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Employee Records, PIA-PLA 89
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Employee Records, PLE-POO 90
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Employee Records, POP-PRA 91
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Employee Records, PRE-PRZ 92
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Employee Records, PSE-RAD 93
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Employee Records, RAF-RED 94
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Employee Records, REF-REZ 95
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Employee Records, RH-RIZ 96
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Employee Records, ROA-ROL 97
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Employee Records, ROM-ROSS 98
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Employee Records, ROSSE-RUR 99
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Employee Records, RUS-SAD 100
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Employee Records, SAF-SAU 101
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Employee Records, SAV-SCHL 102
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Employee Records, SCHM-SCHW 103
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Employee Records, SCO-SEN 104
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Employee Records, SEP-SHE 105
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Employee Records, SHI-SIE 106
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Employee Records, SIG-SIX 107
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Employee Records, SK-SME 108
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Employee Records, SMI-SMY 109
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Employee Records, SNA-SOL 110
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Employee Records, SOM-SPE 111
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Employee Records, SPH-STARH 112
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Employee Records, STARI-STERNB 113
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Employee Records, STERNE-STROB 114
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Employee Records, STROE-SURM 115
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Employee Records, SURO-SZCZURE 116
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Employee Records, SZCZURK-TAW 117
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Employee Records, TAY-THOMASH 118
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Employee Records, THOMASS-TOM 119
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Employee Records, TON-TS 120
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Employee Records, TUC-VAI 121
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Employee Records, VAL-VIE 122
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Employee Records, VIG-VOL 123
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Employee Records, W-WAM 124
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Employee Records, WAN-WEBER, C 125
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Employee Records, WEBER, E-WES 126
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Employee Records, WET-WILLIAMS, C 127
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Employee Records, WILLIAMS, D-WIS 128
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Employee Records, WIT-WOZNIAK, J 129
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Employee Records, WOZNIAK, L-YENE 130
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Employee Records, YENO-ZALL 131
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Employee Records, ZALU-ZIRE 132
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Employee Records, ZIRK-ZYS 133

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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
Employee Records, A-BET 134
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Employee Records, BEV-BURTON, J 135
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Employee Records, BURTON, W-CRAI 136
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Employee Records, CRAW-ERBY, G 137
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Employee Records, ERBY, W-GOZ 138
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Employee Records, GRA-HAWKINS, J 139
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Employee Records, HAWKINS, M-IVO 140
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Employee Records, J-JONES, E 141
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Employee Records, JONES, F-LID 142
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Employee Records, LIG-MITCHELL, L 143
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Employee Records, MITCHELL, W-PARR 144
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Employee Records, PARS-ROBINSON, D 145
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Employee Records, ROBINSON, E-SMITH, G 146
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Employee Records, SMITH, H-TEA 147
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Employee Records, TEI-WARE, C 148
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Employee Records, WARE, J-WILSON, L 149
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Employee Records, WILSON, M-ZEL 150

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Series  III. Metallurgy Department Publications 

Scope and Content Notes

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

  Box
Publications 151-153

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Series  IV. Oversize Material 

Scope and Content Notes

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

  Map-caseDrawer
 1. Architectural plans and blueprints 410

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