Guide to the Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation Pittsburgh Works Records, 1918-1970 AIS.1988.07

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation Pittsburgh Works Records
Creator
Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation. Pittsburgh Works.
Collection Number
AIS.1988.07
Date
1918-1970
Extent
104.0 linear feet (82 boxes and 57 reels of microfilm)
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.

Preferred Citation

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

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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.

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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.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, April 2010

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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.

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

Processing Information

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

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Related Materials

Related Material

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

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

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

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation. Pittsburgh Works.

Genre(s)

  • Payroll records

Subject(s)

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

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Previous Citation

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

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Collection Inventory

  Microfilm-cabinetDrawerReel
Transfer Payroll, Bee-Hive Coke Ovens, 1919-1926 341-4

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  Reel
Transfer Payroll, Eliza Works, 1919-1926 5-8

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  Reel
Transfer Payroll, Furnace Fronts, 1926 9

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  Reel
Byproduct Coke Oven, 1926 10

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  Reel
Multidepartmental, November-December 1930 11-12

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  Reel
No. 11 Mill, 1918-1924 13-14

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  Reel
Rate Cards [RESTRICTED], 1919-1970 15-57

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  Box
Rate Cards [RESTRICTED], 1919-1970 1-77

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  Box
Manuals and Notebooks 78

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  Box
Mill Blueprints and Questionnaires 79

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  Box
Termination Notices and Rate Cards [RESTRICTED] 80

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  Box
Pay Cards [RESTRICTED], 1919 81

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  Box
Rate Cards [RESTRICTED] 82

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