Guide to the William J. Gaughan Collection, 1887-2000 (Bulk 1940-1980) AIS.1994.03

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
William J. Gaughan Collection
Creator
Gaughan, William J.
Collection Number
AIS.1994.03
Date [inclusive]
1887-2000
Extent
30.0 linear feet (7 cartons of documents, 21,000 photographic negatives, 3,000 photographic prints, 24 motion picture films, 70 architectural drawings and blue prints, and 33 miscellaneous maps and oversize ephemera)
Abstract
The William J. Gaughan Collection consists of documents, photographic prints and negatives, motion picture films, architectural drawings, and maps that chronicle operations and institutional history of the Homestead Steel Works, a mill owned by The Carnegie Steel Company and later the U.S. Steel Corporation. An employee of the Homestead Works for 36 year, William J. Gaughan, assembled the collection. Digital reproductions of selected photographic images are available online.

Preferred Citation

William J. Gaughan Collection, AIS.1994.03, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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Biography

William J. Gaughan began employment at the United States Steel Homestead Works in 1947 as a laborer at open hearth furnace number four. He worked turns for two years at Homestead before obtaining his degree at Duquesne University. A year before his graduation, Gaughan became an observer in the metallurgical department.

Mr. Gaughan gained extensive management experience in the metallurgical division before becoming a Senior Designer of Operations Planning and Control in 1967. This group developed operations-oriented computer systems. He held this position until retirement in 1983.

Mr. Gaughan became interested in the history of the Homestead Works as a management trainee in the 1950s, when he heard a lecture on the 1892 Homestead Steel Strike. He began to make an extensive effort to preserve the history of steel in Homestead by collecting photographs and other items of historical significance.

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Scope and Content Notes

The William J. Gaughan Collection consists of records of the Carnegie Steel Company / U.S. Steel Corporation, but the majority of the material in this collection specifically relates to activities at the Homestead Works. The records date from the early years of the mill (1887) to the closing of the Homestead Works Plant in 1988 and include plant operational floor plans and architectural drawings of plant buildings and machinery, company publications, reports, internal memoranda, negatives, photographic prints, and motion picture film.

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Arrangement

The records are organized in the following fourteen series:

Series I. General History (1891-c2000)

Series II. Armor Production (1887-1961)

Series III. Computerized Control Systems (1958-1983)

Series IV. Steel Production and Plant Operations (1935-1981)

Series V. Management (c1930-1983)

Series VI. Binders, Bound Materials, and Publications (c1940-c1990)

Series VII. Miscellaneous, 1999 addition

Series VIII. Maps, Plans and Charts (1903-c1970)

Series IX. Negatives (1941-c1974)

Series X. Photographic Prints (c1890-c1980)

Series XI. Motion Picture Films (c1956-c1974)

Series XII. Oversize Prints, Architectural Drawings, Blueprints, and Miscellaneous (c1890-c1970)

Series XIII. Personal (c1942-c1999)

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, September 12, 1994

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

 The finding aid was updated to contain a detailed collection inventory. March 13, 2012

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

Copyright

Permission for publication is given on behalf of the University of Pittsburgh as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Acquisition Information

William J. Gaughan donated this collection to the Archives Service Center in May 1994. Additonal material was donated in 1999 by Mr. Gaughan and in 2010 by his son, Jerry Gaughan.

Processing Information

The original inventory for this collection was prepared by David Rosenberg on September 12, 1994. This collection was rearranged and the finding aid was written by Dominic La Cava on July 29, 1996. This collection was again rearranged and the finding aid was revised by Anna Maria Mihalega in July 2000.

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital reproductions of the collection are available electronically at http://historicpittsburgh.org/collection/william-j-gaughan-collection.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Carnegie Steel Company.
  • Homestead Steel Works.
  • United States Steel Corporation.

Geographic Name(s)

  • Homestead (Pa.) -- History

Subject(s)

  • Iron and steel workers -- Pennsylvania -- Homestead.
  • Iron and steel workers -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Labor
  • Steel industry and trade -- Pennsylvania -- Homestead
  • Steel industry and trade -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Steel-works -- Pennsylvania -- Homestead
  • Steel-works -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Transportation

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Previous Citation

William J. Gaughan Collection, AIS.1994.03, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

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Collection Inventory

Series  I. General History, 1891-ca. 1980 

Scope and Content Notes

This series contains a number of secondary sources about the history of Carnegie Steel Company and its Edgar Thomson, Duquesne, and Homestead plants. These sources include articles, academic papers, biographies, dissertations, and timelines describing the evolution of Pittsburgh's steel industry, leaders such as Andrew Carnegie and Charles Schwab, notable events like the Homestead Strike of 1892, and the chronology of ownership of the Homestead Works. This series also contains programs and memorabilia from public tours of the Homestead and Edgar Thomson Works. These tours focused on the history of the plants and the history of the steel making processes. This series also includes a United States Steel Gold bond and information regarding the Irvin Case looked into by the Truman Committee Investigation. The General History series also includes a quantity of primary source material from the early years of The Carnegie Steel Company such as correspondence, annual reports, check rolls, safety regulation booklets, and production statistics. Later material includes agreements between Carnegie Steel / U.S. Steel and unions (1934-1977), a warning to management about "Summer Work-In" student agitators (1960s), and various memorabilia dating from the World War II era until the 1980s.

An addition of materials were made to this collection and added on to this series.

Subseries  1. Secondary Sources 

  BoxFolder
Articles, essays and papers about the history of the Edgar Thomson Works 11
  Folder
Articles, essays and papers about the history of the Carnegie Steel Company 2
  Folder
Articles, essays and papers about the history of the Duquesne Works 3
  Folder
Exhibition catalog and excerpts from books about Homestead History 4
  Folder
National Park Service, Homestead Steel Works and Carrie Furnaces Homestead, Pennsylvania: Inventory of Historic Structures and Their Significance (Draft) 5
  Folder
Short histories, articles and exhibition catalogs about Homestead Works 6
  Folder
Congressional Investigation into employment of Pinkerton Service during strike of 1892. U.S. House Reports vol. 3. No. 2447-2621, 1892-1893. (copy) 7
  Folder
Homestead Strike of 1892, Dissertation by J. Bernard Hogy of University of Chicago, 1943 (photocopy from microfilm) 8
  Folder
Chronologies of Edgar Thomson and Homestead Works 9
  Folder
Short Biographies of Andrew Carnegie; Ralph H. Watson, Vice President of U.S. Steel 1930-1946; Charles M. Schwab; and William J. Gaughan 10
  Folder
Statistics about African-American Employment 1910-1920 11
  Folder
Pittsburgh Dispatch (Articles about Homestead Strike), July 12, 1892 12
  Folder
Newspaper and magazine clippings about history of Pittsburgh steelmaking 13

Subseries  2. Steel Mill Tours 

  Folder
Program from Edgar Thomson Works Public Visiting Day, October 1936 14
  Folder
Materials from Homestead Works Open House, October 15-17, 1947 15
  Folder
Materials from International Visitors Tour, August 7, 1981 16
  Folder
Materials from Secondary Century of Steel Making Tour, April 24, 1981 17
  Folder
Materials from Cub Scout Tour, 1983 18

Subseries  3. Early Primary Sources and Homestead Works Memorabilia 

  Folder
Pamphlets, booklets and programs from U.S. Steel, Carnegie Steel and Homestead Works for events, public relations, and industrial concerns, 1900-1992 19
  Folder
Pamphlets, booklets and programs from U.S Steel, Carnegie Steel and Homestead Works for events, public relations and industrial concerns, 1900-1992 20
  BoxFolder
Miscellaneous management correspondence, Carnegie Steel Company, 1891-1901 21
  Folder
Private Code for Use of the Carnegie Steel Company, Limited, and its Partners and Agents, November 1896 2
  Folder
First Annual Report of the United States Steel Corporation (copy), 1902 3
  Folder
Carnegie Steel Company, Employee Check Roll, Edgar Thomson Furnaces, 1902 4
  Folder
Carnegie Veteran Association, 1902 and Obituaries of Early members 5
  Folder
Rules, Regulations and Instructions Governing Safety Bureau, 1903 6
  Folder
Carnegie Steel Company General Instructions to Employees to Avoid Accidents, 1917 7
  Folder
Homestead Works Telephone Directories, 1917 and 1978 8
  Folder
Production statistics, ca. 1890s and 1912 9
  Folder
Company life insurance, certificate and correspondence 10
  Folder
Descriptions and Specifications of Hydraulic Forging Press, 1890s 11
  Folder
Register of triennial assessments of Pittsburgh iron mills, 1865-1867 12
  Folder
"Personnel Reallocation: Edgar Thomson Works," 1958 13
  Folder
Agreements between Carnegie Steel Co. and the CIO, 1941-1949 (and 1934) 14
  Folder
Agreements between U.S. Steel Co. and the USWA, 1971-1977 15
  Folder
Handbook of Terms Commonly Used in Steel and Nonferrous Industries, 1953 16
  Folder
Production and Performance Report from Homestead District Works, 1950 17
  Folder
"Talk Piece to be Uses in Connection with Acquainting Members of Management with Problems of 'Summer Work-in,'" 1960s 18
  Folder
Pamphlets about production and products from Alan Wood Steel Company, Coshohocken, PA 19
  Folder
Copy of U.S. Steel Corporation Gold Bond, ca. 1920 20
  Folder
Copy of Medal Issued to National Guard during 1892 Strike 21
  Folder
Miscellaneous memorabilia from Pittsburgh steel industry 22
  Folder
Miscellaneous World War II memorabilia from Homestead Works 23
  Folder
Miscellaneous notes and papers from office of William J. Gaughan 24
  Folder
Materials from collection duplicated and mounted for 1995 exhibit 25
  Volume
Production statistics 140" mill, 1905 1

Subseries  4. Topical 

  BoxFolder
History of Homestead 401-3
  Folder
Homestead Business 4
  Folders
Battle of Homestead Foundation 5-7
  Folder
Order Forms, 1976 8
  Folder
Metallurgical Department 9
  Folder
General Plan Layout-History of Carnegie-Illinois Steel Corporation Plants Pittsburgh District 10
  Folder
Walsh Bridge 11
  Folder
Duquesne Works 12
  Folder
Clairton Coke Works 13
  Folder
Mon Valley 14
  Folder
Management Club, 1969 15
  Folder
Founders of the Superintendant Club 16
  Folder
Irvin case/Truman Committee Investigation, 1943 31
  Folder
Monongahela Morning- Draft Proposal 35
  BoxFolder
United States Steel Gold Bond 4033

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Series  II. Armor Production, 1887-1961 

Scope and Content Notes

The Armor Production Series contains material documenting the production, testing, and sale of armor at the Homestead Works, with the majority of documents pertaining to armor production for military use during World War II. Files in this series include reports about metallurgy tests from 1894 and 1912; government publications and studies from World War I and World War II; and correspondence between Homestead management and the U.S. Armed Forces during World War II.

  BoxFolder
Government reports, circulars and statements about armor production, 1887-1904 31
  Folder
Reports on armor experiments and testing at Homestead Metallurgical Department, 1914 2
  Folder
Reports on armor experiments and testing at Homestead Metallurgical Department, 1918 3
  Folder
Reports on armor experiments and testing at Homestead Metallurgical Department, 1919 4
  Folders
Reports on armor experiments and testing at Homestead Metallurgical Department, 1921 5-6
  Folder
Reports on armor 7
  Folder
Record of armor orders, 1938-1941 8
  Folder
A Study of Light Armor Plate Production for Aircraft Use, Sections A-C, 1941 9
  Folder
A Study of Light Armor Plate Production for Aircraft Use, Sections D-G, 1941 10
  Folder
A Study of Light Armor Plate Production for Aircraft Use, Sections H-J, 1941 11
  Folder
Reports from Aricraft Armor and Helmut Steel meetings, Watertown Arsenal, Massachusetts, 1941 12
  Folder
Subcommittee for Aircraft Armor, reports and correspondence, 1941 13
  Folder
Subcommittee for Aircraft Armor, reports and correspondence [note: this folder contains fragile original documents. Please use the copies of these materials at the front of the folder.], 1941-1943 14
  Folder
Correspondence to General Superintendent H.G. McIlvried regarding armor production and testing 15
  Folder
Reports from Metallurgical Department at Homestead Works, 1941-1944 16
  Folder
Reports from U.S. Steel Corporation of Delaware Research Lab, 1945-1948 17
  Folder
Rolled Armour Subcommittee Report No. 48, "Study of 'Woody Fractures' in Rolled Armor Plate," January 17, 1945 18
  Folder
Correspondence to and from F.T. Bumbaugh, Manager of Alloy Sales, re. Tank Armor Off Grade Analysis, 1951-1952 19
  Folder
Metallurgy Tests, 1894 and 1912 20
  Folder
Open hearth data, armor heats, 1961 21
  Folder
Notes on lecture series, "Metallurgy of Iron and Steel," 1961 22
  Folder
"Metallurgical Specification File Considerations," draft 23
  Folder
Miscellaneous metallurgical documents 24

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Series  III. Computerized Control Systems, 1958-1983 

Scope and Content Notes

The files in this series primarily illustrate the processes and decisions involved in implementing computer systems at the Homestead Works to track and chart progress in all areas of steel production and sales.

Subseries  1. Computerization -- Homestead 

  Folder
"Structural Division Proposed Pre-Ramac Installation," 1958 25
  Folder
"Proposal for Information and Control System," October 1966 26
  BoxFolder
Systems Performance Specification, 1966-1967 41
  Folder
Computer Installation and Operations, 1969-1973 2
  Folder
Terminal Maintenance, 1982 3
  Folder
Plant Production Systems, 1980-1983 4
  Folder
Plant Production Systems, 1980-1983 5
  Folder
Presentation Introducing Electronic Data Processing Machines in Steel Management, ca. 1958 6
  Folder
Proposal for Homestead mechanical specification order processing system 7
  Folder
Computerized Production Reporting System, Forgings, 1980 8
  Folder
Handwritten Draft about OPD (Operating Practice Description) System, 1968 9
  Folder
OPD (Operating Practice Description) Standard Practice, 1969-1971 10
  Folder
BOP (Basic Oxygen Process) Practice Sheet, Edgar Thomson Works, 1982 11
  Folders
Various Plant Operations Control Systems, 1973-1983 12-14
  Folder
Operating Practice Description, Back Up Information, 1970-1979 15

Subseries  2. Control System -- Homestead 

  Folder
Annual Slab Inventory, 1975-1976 16
  Folder
Operating Control System, Priority and Status Report, 1976-1978 17
  Folder
Blue Prints/Flow Charts -- Structural Information and Control System 18
  Folder
Systems Activities 19
  Folder
Burrough Resident System Group -- Control Systems, 1982 20

Subseries  3. Objects 

  BoxItem
U.S.S. Hard Hat, 1981 351
  Item
Hard Hat, United States Conference of Mayors Visit to Pittsburgh, June 10, 1979 2

Hard hat worn by William J. Gaughan during the United States Conference of Mayors Visit to Pittsburgh.

  BoxItem
U.S.S. Banners 361-2
  BoxItem
U.S.S. Gold Cufflinks, 25 Years of Service 371-2
  Item
U.S.S. Tie Clip , 25 Years of Service 3
  Item
Silver Tie Clip, Big Shop Homestead Works 4
  Item
Delegate Medal, District 15 Conference, April 29-30, 1960 5
  Item
Carnegie Steel Police Badge 6
  Item
Carnegie 45 Steel Co. Badge 7
  Item
Homestead Parking Token 8
  Item
U.S.S. Zippo Lighter 9
  Item
U.S.S. Employee ID Card 10

William J. Gaughan's employee ID card indicating his employment as part of the Metallurgical Department of the Homestead Works and his ability to access all parts of the Works.

  Item
Management Club Membership Card, Homestead Works 11
  Item
Business Card Case 12

Business card case indicating William J. Gaughan's position of Senior Designer, Operations Planning and Control for the United States Steel Corporation, Homestead Works and personal cards used by Gaughan to represent his role of Consultant Lecturer Historian.

  Item
U.S.S. Pocket Knives, "The Big Shop" 13-14
  Item
"Winjammer", U.S.S Corporation Homestead Works Management Club 15
  Item
Ribbon, Retired Veteran Carnegie Steel Co. "Ye Olde Mills Outing", September 6, 1924 16
  Item
Employee Token 17

Employee token bearing the identification, "Homestead Steel Works Machine Shop No. 2 480" used to clock in and out for the work day.

  Item
Equipment Check Tag 18

Equipment check tag bearing the identification, "C.- I. S. Co.- HSTO Production Shops 138 Equipment Check".

  Item
Medallion, Fort Pitt Block House 19
  Item
Medallion, 25 Years United States Steel Corp. 20
  Item
Equipment Tag 21

Undated equipment tag bearing the identification, "U. S. Steel Co. HMSTD. ST. WKS. ELECT. SHOP Serial No. 693".

  Item
Employee Badges 22-25

Employee badges circa World War II. These include: one blue and green badge reading,"742 Defense Plant Homestead Carnegie- Illinois Steel Corporation Open Hearth Department"; one blue and silver badge reading "25468 Defense Plant Homestead Carnegie- Illinois Steel Corporation Trainee"; one red and white badge reading "Administrative 2137 Homestead District Works United States Steel Company"; one red and white badge reading,"Administrative 2628 Homestead Works United States Steel Company".

  BoxItem
Button, The Big H Management Club 381-9
  Item
Keychain, "I Belong to the Big Shop Team", USS Homestead Works 10
  Item
Button, "There's no place like Homestead" 11
  Item
Button, Carnegie Steel Co. "Ye Olde Mills Outing and Basket Picnic" September 6, 1924  12
  Item
Button, "Anything we can do we can do better" 13
  Item
Button, VIP Visitor in Pennsylvania 14
  Item
Button, "We Are Big Because We Are Involved" 15
  Item
Token, "Elect 1397 Rank & File Candidates" 16
  BoxItem
Safety Glasses 391-2
Universal English/Metric Converter Slide Rule 
  Boxes
Metal Samples 33-34

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Series  IV. Steel Production and Plant Operations, 1935-1981 

Scope and Content Notes

This series contains items relating to the efficient and safe production of steel at the Homestead Works. Specific topics include basic and integral operations of the steel mill and the planning associated with maintaining high levels of production in the steel industry. Records in this series describe the production of various products including steel sheets, bearings, and beams and their sale. Also included is material relating to employee training and safety; items illustrating the effect of strikes on mill production; and the transfer of responsibility for effective mill operations from the accounting department to a specialized production-planning department in the 1950s.

Subseries  1. Production -- General 

  Folder
"Bibliography of Sheet and Strip Mills for Committee on Construction," Homestead Works, 1935 21
  Folder
"Open Hearth Division: Man Turns per Week at Various Levels of Shop Activity," 1949 22
  Folder
Open Hearth Miscellaneous, 1949-1962 23
  Folder
"Product Facilities and Services, Johnstown Works, Carnegie-Illinois Steel Corporation," January 1950 24
  Folder
Management Roster, U.S. Steel Operation Department, 1951 25
  Folder
"Production Planning Building, Air Raid Alert Procedure," 1955 26
  Folder
Miscellaneous Papers of the Chief Metallurgist 27
  Folder
Production and Shipping Figures, 1964-1975 28
  Folder
Miscellaneous Production Statistics, 1898-1982 29
  Folder
Structural Shorts, 1975-1976 30
  Folder
Rough Draft, "Development of Process Sequence Operations Planning and Control Standard Practice," ca 1979 31
  BoxFolder
Production Planning Department Papers 51
  Folder
Sales Orders, Mills, 1964 and 1966 2
  Folder
Reports on Rolls and Bearings Mills, 1958 3
  Folder
Forge Rolls Information, ca. 1970 4
  Folder
"Study Relating to the Break-up Roll Breakage at 160" Plate Mill Homestead District Works," 1961 5
  Folder
160" Mill "Hot Rolled to Finish Yield" meetings, 1980-1981 6
  Folder
160" Mill production statistics, 1978-1980 7
  Folder
160"/45" Mill Miscellaneous 8
  Folder
Drafting Practices on 100" Mill, 1958 9
  Folder
100" Mill Miscellaneous, 1948-1972 10
  Folder
Plate Mill Miscellaneous 11
  Folder
Evaluation of Contoured Insulation Hot Top for 36" x 52" Beam Shape Mold (photographs included), August 20, 1952 12

Subseries  2. Training 

  Folder
"Open Hearth First Helper Training Program" for U.S. Steel Duquesne Works, October 12, 1951 13
  Folder
"Furnace Operators manual" for Open Hearth at Edgar Thomson Works 14
  Folder
"Open Hearth Operating Experiences for Operating and Technical Trainees" 15
  Folder
"Open Hearth #5 First helper Orientation program," Homestead Works, 1959 16
  Folder
"First Helper's Manual," Open Hearth #5, Homestead Works, 1974 17

Subseries  3. Accounting 

  Folder
Report on "Proposed Transfer of Production Planning Responsibilities from the Accounting Department Mill Clerical Units to the Production Planning Department," Homestead Works, February 6, 1953 18
  Folder
Material Related to Proposed Transfer to Production Planning Responsibilities from the Accounting Department, 1952-1960 19

Subseries  4. Safety 

  Folder
Safety Supervisors Conference, 1955 20
  Folder
Miscellaneous Safety Materials, 1957-1982 21
  Folder
Accident Report, 1985 22
  Folder
Emergency Operations Alerting Procedure 23

Subseries  5. Strikes -- Production Shutdown and Startup 

  Folder
Temporary Shutdown of Open Hearth #2, August 1945 24
  Folder
Start-up data for Open Hearth #2, 1946 25
  Folder
Four Day Open Hearth Division Operation Plan, 1949 26
  Folder
Shutdown data, 1959 27
  Folder
Open Hearth vacation analysis, 1947-1948 28
  Folder
Employee Reallocation during Open Hearth #2 Shutdown, July 3, 1949 29
  Folder
Employee Reallocation during Open Hearth #3 Shutdown, July 3, 1949 30
  Folder
Employee Reallocation during Open Hearth #4 Shutdown, July 3, 1949 31
  Folder
Employee Reallocation during Open Hearth #5 Shutdown, July 3, 1949 32
  Folder
Shutdown Preparation for Strike, 1959 33
  Folder
Startup Operations for Strike, 1959 34
  Folder
Miscellaneous, 1959 35

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Series  V. Management, ca. 1930-1983 

Scope and Content Notes

This series documents various management concerns including personnel supervision, worker assistance, and worker negotiations. The contents also include directories and organization charts that illustrate management hierarchies and miscellaneous correspondence written to and from managing personnel.

Subseries  1. Management -- General 

  Folder
Visit to South Works and Gary Plants, 1941 36
  Folder
Personnel Memos and Correspondence, 1951-1959 37
  Folder
Homestead Works Personnel Transfers from Mill Clerical to Production Planning, April 1953 38
  Folder
Miscellaneous personnel directories 39
  BoxFolder
Union/Management meetings, Homestead Works, 1959-1961 61
  Folder
Strike Timeline, 1946-1955 2
  Folder
Management Information and Control Systems, Homestead Works, July 1, 1965 3
  Folder
Employee Assistance Program, Homestead Works 4
  Folder
Jeopardy/Exception survey, 1978 5
  Folder
William J. Gaughan Weekly Activity Reports, 1983 6
  Folder
Homestead Works Management Organization Chart, 1974 7
  Folder
Chief Clerk's Book (copy), ca 1910 8
  Folder
Personnel Appraisal Forms 9
  Folder
Miscellaneous Papers, ca 1930-ca 1980 10

Subseries  2. Corporate Correspondence 

  Folder
Correspondence, re: bridge construction and patents, 1981-1982 11
  Folder
Correspondence, re: steelworker negotiations 12
  Folder
Miscellaneous inter-organizational correspondence, 1982-1983 13

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Series  VI. Binders, Bound Materials, and Publications, ca. 1940-ca. 1990 

Scope and Content Notes

This series is organized by format rather than subject. Most materials in this series are publications or official reports produced by The U.S. Steel Corporation regarding topics including accident prevention, steel products, employee appraisal procedures, steel making methods, anti-trust legislation, annual reports, and U.S. Steel advertising. Other materials relate to various aspects of general steel production or, more specifically, steel production in Pittsburgh.

  Folder
Job Evaluation Manual, Revised, 1942 14
  Folder
"Modern Steel Providing Methods" by R.W. Graham, Assistant Superintendent of Munhall Plant, 1946 15
  Folder
U.S.S. Calliroy T-1 Steel Product Information, ca 1954 16
  Folder
Reports from U.S. Steel for Subcommittee on Antitrust and Monopoly, 1957 17
  Folder
Principles of Accident Prevention, 1959 18
  Folder
Principles of Accident Prevention, 1971 19
  Folder
Principles of Accident Prevention, 1981 20
  Folder
Principles of Accident Prevention, undated 21
  Folder
This is Steel: Personnel Services -- Training and Development, 1965 22
  Folder
Management Appraisal Program, 1971 and 1981 23
  Folder
U.S. Steel News, 1977-1983 24
  Folder
U.S. Steel Corporation annual reports, 1977-1983 25
  Folder
Focus (Carnegie Mellon University Publication), 1982-1983 and 1995 26
  Folder
Carnegie Magazine, Special Issue with Andrew Carnegie Recording, July/August 1985 27
  Folder
Miscellaneous pamphlets and publications from U.S. Steel 28
  Folder
Miscellaneous pamphlets and publications from U.S. Steel 29
  BoxVolume
Steel Plant Design Series: Steel-melting Furnaces, 1956 71
  Volume
"Quality Management Program," Four Day Seminar, 1981 2
  Volume
U.S. Steel Advertising Film Library, undated 3
  Volume
U.S. Steel Advertising Film Library, undated 4
  Volume
First Helper's Manual, 1956 5
  Volume
Fundamentals of Physical Metallurgy, 1952 6

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Series  VII. Topical, 1999 

Scope and Content Notes

This series contains material donated by William J. Gaughan in 1999. These materials include information about the 12,000 ton press, brief facts about steel making processes, and a map of The Homestead Works prepared by the National Park Service in 1965.

  Folder
12,000 ton Press Information 1
  Folder
List of Homestead Steel Company Achievements by Date 2
  Folder
Map of Homestead District Works Prepared by National Park Service (copy), 1965 3

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Series  VIII. Maps, Plans and Charts, 1903-ca. 1970 

Scope and Content Notes

Contained in this series are maps and plans of Carnegie Steel and U.S. Steel properties, blue prints of mills, drawings of equipment, and statistical charts of products made at Homestead between 1935 and 1964. Materials too large for folders are stored in an oversize box (box 8). Related materials can also be found in Series XII.

  Folder
Homestead Works Plant Maps, undated 4
  Folder
Homestead Works Plant Maps, undated 5
  Folder
"Information Complied for Organization Committee, Carnegie-Steel Corporation; Includes Plant Layout, Working Force, Equipment, and Procedure for the Plate and Structural Finishing Mills," March 21, 1939 6
  Folder
Map Showing Properties of U.S. Steel Corporation (copy), 1903 7
  Folder
Miscellaneous Blueprints of U.S. Steel Duquesne Works, 1952 8
  Folder
Reference Drawings of Water Gauge, Edgar Thomson Works, undated 9
  Folder
Miscellaneous Maps and Plans 10
  Map-caseDrawer
Plant Maps, Homestead Works, 1928-1944    8.0 items 121
  BoxFolder
Product Statistics, 1935-1964    29.0 items 81

Product statistics for the Homestead District Works organized according by month.

  Folder
Product Statistics , 1937-1952    16.0 items 2

Working copies of product statistics for the Homestead District Works organized by month .

  Folder
Plans for Edgar Thomson Steel Works and Blast Furnaces (copy), 1890 3
  Folder
Edgar Thomson Works Rolling Mill, practice development of sections from Ingot to Finished Product 4
  Folder
Bloom and Structural Charts, Homestead District Works (11 charts), undated 5
  Folder
Defense Plant Layout (2 plans), ca. 1943 6
  Folder
General plan of Works showing course for visitors to follow through Mill (4 plans), 1912 7

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Series  IX. Negatives, 1941-ca. 1974 

Scope and Content Notes

The Negative Series consists of nearly 21,000 negatives, the majority being 4 x 5 negatives, taken between 1941-1974. The negatives depict both plant and community activity. Captured in these images are plant machinery, workers, strikes, safety and accident concerns, and social activities. Employees are depicted on the job and in their roles in family and community life. These negatives also contain images of World War II production, morale campaigns in the mill, and female employees during the war.

  Box
Negatives, 1941-1944 8a
  Box
Negatives, 1944-1945 9
  Box
Negatives, 1946-1947 10
  Box
Negatives, 1948-1949 11
  Box
Negatives, 1949-1950 12
  Box
Negatives, 1950-1951 13
  Box
Negatives, 1952-1953 14
  Box
Negatives, 1954-1955 15
  Box
Negatives, 1955-1958 16
  Box
Negatives, 1959-1963 17
  Box
Negatives, 1964-1970 18
  Box
Negatives and miscellaneous, 1971-1974 19
  Box
Negatives of personnel photos 20

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Series  X. Photographic Prints, ca. 1890-ca. 1980 

Scope and Content Notes

The Photographic Print Series consists primarily of 8x10 photographs produced from the negatives in Series IX, either for original Carnegie Steel or U.S. Steel use or for research use in the archives. Some prints in this series are the only copies available of images taken prior to 1941. Prints in this series are grouped in folders according to subject and are loosely separated into the following five categories: Steel Production and Plant Operations; Management and Worker Social Activities; Miscellaneous; Photograph Albums; Oversize Prints (of q size). Of particular interest in the miscellaneous category are photocopies containing William J. Gaughan's commentaries and descriptions of accompanying photographs.

Subseries  1. Steel Production and Plant Operations 

  BoxFolder
External Views of Homestead Works 211
  Folder
Internal Views of Edgar Thomson Works 2
  Folder
Open Hearth Slags 3
  Folder
Open Hearth Description 4
  Folder
Open Hearth #1 5
  Folder
Open Hearth #2 6
  Folder
Open Hearth #3 7
  Folder
Open Hearth #4 8
  Folder
Open Hearth #4 9
  Folder
Open Hearth #5 10
  Folder
Open Hearth Various 11
  Folder
Blast Furnace 12
  Folder
Carrie Furnace 13
  Folder
Carrie Furnace #4 14
  Folder
Carrie Furnaces, Various Numbers 15
  Folder
32" Mill 16
  Folder
35" Structural Mill 17
  Folder
44" Mill 18
  Folder
52" Mill 19
  Folder
54" Mill 19
  Folder
100" Mill 21
  Folder
110" Mill 22
  Folder
140" Mill 23
  Folder
160" Mill 24
  Folder
Structural Mill, Various 25
  Folder
Structural Mill, 1926-1927 26
  Folder
Centralized Shipping 27
  Folder
Various Shops 28
  Folder
Weld Shop 29
  Folder
Machine Shop 30
  Folder
Boiler Shop 31
  Folder
Saw Shop 32
  Folder
Howard Axle Works 33
  Folder
Schoen Wheel and Axle Works, McKees Rocks, PA 34
  Folder
Wheel and Axle Division 35
  Folder
Testing Machines 36
  Folder
Ingot Production and Shaping 37
  Folder
Homestead Tie Plant 38
  Folder
Metallurgical and Production Planning 39
  Folder
Metallurgical Lab Photos 40
  Folder
Heat Treating and Forge Maintenance 41
  Folder
Forge Division 42
  Folder
Presses 43
  Folder
Outstanding Safety Record: Power and Fuel Division 44
  Folder
Saw Shop: Structural Division Outstanding Safety Record 45
  Folder
Safety Campaigns 46
  Folder
"Zero Defects" campaign 47
  Folder
World War II Years 48
  Folder
World War II Years 49
  Folder
Navy "E" Awards 50
  Folder
Armor Ballistic Tests 51
  Folder
Korean War 52
  BoxFolder
Steel Design and Engineering Seminar, April 27-28, 1961 221
  Folder
Steel Production Conference, 1957 2
  Folder
Clearance Conference, Homestead, November 1950 3

Subseries  2. Management and Worker Social Activities 

  Folder
Various Presentations and Awards 4
  Folder
Steamer Trophy at McKees Rocks Bank, August 1950 5
  Folder
Photos of Management Golf Tournament, 1937 6
  Folder
Superintendent Club Golf Part, Edgewood Country Club, 1948 7
  Folder
McIlvried Golf Party, Smith Hills, July 18, 1950 8
  Folder
McIlvried Golf Party, South Hills Country Club, August 14, 1951 9
  Folder
McIlvried 1951 Cup Tournament score card 10
  Folder
Homestead-Youngstown Division Superintendents Golf Parties, various 11
  Folder
J.A. Hagan Cup Tournament Poster 12
  Folder
H.G. McIlvried's Party for Superintendents and Assistant Superintendents at Edgewood Country Club, July 21, 1949 13
  Folder
Superintendent party, Webster Hall, February 1954 14
  Folder
H.G. McIlvried 15
  Folder
Accounting Department Supervisory Group, January 30, 1947 16
  Folder
Softball Champs, Supervisor's Picnic, June 1950 17
  Folder
Supervisors Corn Roast, September 1950 18
  Folder
Spring Dance Supervisor's Club 19
  Folder
Supervisor's Club Party, Bill Greens, January 1950 20
  Folder
Supervisor's Club Party, Bill Greens, March 29, 1950 21
  Folder
Supervisor's Club Installation of Officers, Webster Hall, February 1954 22
  Folder
Officials Supervisor's Club, October 1954 23
  Folder
Supervisor's Election of Officers, Webster Hall; Arthur Bald, President, January 1955 24
  Folder
Installation of Officers Supervisor's Club, 1954 25
  Folder
Management Club 26
  Folder
Management Club 27
  Folder
Color Portrait of H.G. McIlvried 28
  Folder
Charles M. (Michael) Schwab 29
  Folder
Homestead Superintendents 30
  Folder
Superintendents Mansion, Edgar Thomson Works 31
  Folder
Homestead Works, General Superintendent's Home 32
  Folder
Employees, Group Photos 33
  Folder
Employees (Management), Individual Photos 34
  Folder
Employee Photos, Various 35
  Folder
Employee Photos, Various 36
  Folder
African-American Employees, Various Prints 37
  Folder
African-American Preachers and Employees 38
  Folder
Union Activities 39
  Folder
Photos of Homestead Neighborhoods and Homes 40
  Folder
St. Nicholas Church 41
  Folder
Tent Movies, "Miracle in Paradise Valley" 42
  Folder
Homestead Chorus 43
  Folder
Ladies Home Journal Photo Shoot 44
  Folder
Pittsburgh Powerhouse 45
  Folder
Local Sports Teams 46
  Folder
8th St. Cafeteria 47
  Folder
General Office Building Fire, 1944 48
  Folder
Construction, 1956 49
  Folder
Edgar Thomson Photos, Various 50
  Folder
Dorothy in Duquesne 51
  Folder
Union Railroad 52
  Folder
Theater Guild "On-the-Air," Syria Mosque, 1951 53
  Folder
Supervisor's Magazine Pictures, "Responsibility" 54
  Folder
Filming of 100" Mill, Roland Reed Productions, 1943 55
  Folder
Product and Plant Promotion 56
  Folder
Photos for 48" Mill 50th Anniversary, April 16, 1949 57
  Folder
Photographs taken by Association Photographers for use on back cover of Photographic Magazine, March 1949 58
  Folder
Christening of Homestead Passenger Ferry 59
  Folder
Largest Stainless Steel Plate with Phyllis Anderson 60
  BoxFolder
U.S.S. Corporation Backdrop for Ocean City, 1949 231

Subseries  3. Miscellaneous 

  Folder
Miscellaneous Photos of U.S. Steel Corporation Displays 2
  Folder
Miscellaneous Prints Identified 3
  Folder
Miscellaneous Prints, 1936-1947 4
  Folder
Miscellaneous Prints, 1938-1939 5
  Folders
Miscellaneous Prints with Commentary by William Gaughan 6-11
  Folder
Unidentified Prints 12
  Folder
Unidentified Prints 13
  Folder
Mounted Photos of Edgar Thomson Works Lab and Superintendent Club, 1981-1914 and 1912 14
  Folder
Color Proofs including Edgar Thomson Blast Furnace 15
  Folder
Color Prints, View of Mill from across river, October 1974 16
  Folder
Color Prints, MESTA 100,000 Ton Press 17
  Folder
Color Prints, Christmas Decorations 18
  Folder
Color Prints, Close up of Steel Beams 19
  Folder
Color Prints, Steel Slabs Cooling 20
  Folder
Color Prints, Various Prints of Blast Furnaces and Casting 21
  Folder
Color Prints, Various Outside Views of Mill 22
  Folder
1892 Homestead Strike with Militia Encampment on Hillside (from materials added in 1999) 23
  BoxFolders
Homestead Views 1988-93, 271-7
  Folders
William J. Gaughan at Steel Mill 1982 7-8
  Folders
William J. Gaughan Collection Donation, 9-10
  Folders
William J. Gaughan Presentations, 11-14
  Folders
William J. Gaughan Presentation Reference Material, 15-25
  Folder
Carnegie Phipps & Company Ltd., 1887 26
  Folder
Homestead Steel 27
  Folder
Replicas from Stevens-Robertson Galleries Collection 28

Subseries  4. Photographic Albums 

  BoxVolume
Views of 100" Mill 241
  BoxVolume
Views of Carrie Furnace 251

Subseries  5. Oversize Photographic Prints 

  OversizeItem
Homestead Works (view from hillside) 261
  Item
Homestead Works (view from above Monongahela River, near Homestead Hi-Level Bridge) 2-3
  Item
Homestead Works (view from above Monongahela River) 4
  Item
Homestead Works (view from near Mesta toward Homestead Hi-Level bridge) 5
  Item
Mesta Machine Plant (view from above Monongahela River) 6
  Item
Homestead Works (view from above Monongahela River toward mill and surrounding community) 7-8
  Item
Homestead Works (view from above Mesta toward Homestead Hi-Level Bridge) 9
  Item
Mesta Machine Works (view from Monongahela River) 10
  Item
Edgar Thomson Works (view form above, towards Monongahela River) 11
  Item
Edgar Thomson Works (view from above Monongahela River, towards mill, after 1957) 12
  Item
Edgar Thomson Works (view from above Kennywood, across Monongahela River, toward Mill) 13
  Item
Duplicate of folder #12 14
  Item
Aerial view of Homestead Works 15
  Item
Aerial view of Homestead Works, Carrie Blast Furnaces 16
  Item
Aerial view of unidentified plant 17
  Item
Aerial view of Homestead Works, 1950s 18
  Item
Aerial view of Homestead Works, upper mills in west end, post 1958 19
  Item
Aerial view of Homestead Works 20
  Item
Aerial view of Homestead Works 21
  Item
Aerial view of Homestead Works, with 45" mill, foundry, 32" mill, old physical lab, and old 119" plate mill building 22
  Item
Superintendent of Edgar Thomson Works with Phil Murray (Head of USW) and two unidentified men. On a good will tour to encourage harmony between management and labor. 23
  Item
Forging 24
  Item
Charging an open heart furnace 25
  Item
Testing 26
  Item
Teeming 27
  Item
50,000 lbs. capacity soaking pit crane 28
  Item
McIlvried portrait inside mill [print is missing from its original folder, duplicate may be found in FF 94:3/22/28], 1950 29
  Item
Superintendent Charles Pinkey portrait 30
  Item
J.L. Perry Portrait 31
  Item
Work crews, 30" slab and 48" plate mills 32
  Item
General superintendents - control operations 33
  Item
Portrait of Benjamin F. Fariless, President and CEO of U.S. Steel 34
  Item
Automatic ladle addition equipment, open hearth, ca. 1958 35
  Item
Superintendent's Club, Homestead Steel Works 36
  Item
Superintendents [placed at bottom of box due to size], 1898 37
  Item
Edgar Thomson blast furnace and ladles, undated 38
  Item
Aerial view of Edgar Thomson Works, undated 39
  Item
Edgar Thomson Works, 1916 40
  Item
Edgar Thomson Works, 1912 41
  Item
The building of an open hearth at Edgar Thomson Works, 1914 42
  Item
Back end of open hearth, Edgar Thomson Works, 1913 43
  Item
Aerial view of Edgar Thomson Works, 1958 44
  Item
1892 Homestead Strike, Militia on Hillside. Photo possibly taken by BLH Dabbs. 45

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Series  XI. Motion Picture Films, ca. 1956-ca. 1974 

Scope and Content Notes

The Motion Picture Films Series contains films produced for the U.S. Steel Corporation to demonstrate steel production techniques, train new employees, promote safety, and address management concerns.

  Reel
The Heating of Capped Steel. U.S.S Metallurgical Process Control 1
  Reel
Steel and America: a New Look... 2
  Reel
Steel and America: a New Look... 3
  Reel
Knowing's Not Enough 4
  Reel
Knowing's Not Enough [missing beginning of film] 5
  Reel
The Search for a Better Way: Report to Management on the Findings of the Management Questionnaire 6
  Reel
The Search for a Better Way: Report to Management on the Findings of the Management Questionnaire 7
  Reel
Yeah 8
  Reel
The Hot Rolling of Steel Sheets, The Making and Shaping of Steel Series 9
  Reel
The Electric Arc Furnace, The Making and Shaping of Steel Series 10
  Reel
The Blast Furnace, The Making and Shaping of Steel Series 11
  Reel
The Blast Furnace [missing beginning of film] 12
  Reel
Chemistry of Iron and Steel, The Making and Shaping of Steel Series 13
  Reel
Oxygen Film, OH Department of Homestead Works 14
  Reel
Semi-Finished Steel, The Making and Shaping of Steel Series 15
  Reel
The Open Hearth Furnace, The Making and Shaping of Steel Series 16
  Reel
Tension Testing 17
  Reel
Treasure Chest 18
  Reel
Hooking the Skull Scraper 19
  Reel
Steel by Stopwatch 20
  Reel
Pouring, Babbit Bearings 21
  Reel
The Carban: Oxygen Reaction in the Open Hearth Bath 22
  Reel
Where's Joe? 23
  Reel
Untitled Training Film 24
  Reel
Last Rolling at 48" Mill (12-29-1979) and Last Heat at OH 5 (6-23-1982), 1979-1982 25

16mm film footage documenting the last steel rolled at the 48" mill and the last heat at O.H. #5. Approximately 10 minutes.

("Last Rolling at 48" Mill (12-29-1979) and Last Heat at OH 5 (6-23-1982), " online pending)

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Series  XII. Oversize Prints, Architectural Drawings, Blueprints, and Miscellaneous, ca. 1890-ca. 1970 

Scope and Content Notes

Among the items in this series are drawings of mill equipment and plans showing mill properties. Oversize prints of panoramic views of the mills and ephemera are also included.

Subseries  1. Architectural Drawings and Blue Prints 

  Map-caseDrawerItem
60 ton rope power traveling crane, May 1891 121-3AA #68
  Item
Shafting for driving cranes in press shop- Homestead Steel Works, June 1, 1891 AA #88
  Item
Arrangement for driving cranes in new armor plate machine shop - Homestead Steel Works, June 13, 1891 AA #93
  Item
60 ton power traveling crane. Tracing No. 70N, Craven Bros. Ltd. Traced from print, August 7, 1891 AA #148
  Item
Dies for 2,000 ton hydraulic press for gun sponsors of "New York," May 24, 1892 AA #239
  Item
Building plan and section S.T.S. Treating Shop, Heat Treating Department, October 7, 1940 AA #3876
  Item
Map, corrected borough line- Borough of Rankin Station AH Sheet 119
  Item
Map of property belonging to the Carrie Furnace Co. Situated at Kroling Station, the Borough of Rankin, September 1894 AH Sheet 200
  Item
Foundation of 48" universal mill--Homestead Steel Works [poor condition], November 16, 1892 AK #163
  Item
Foundation for 48" universal mill--Homestead Steel Works [poor condition], November 17, 1898 AK #164
  Item
Foundations for 50" x 60" reversing engines-48" universal mill--Homestead Steel Works [poor condition], December 7, 1898 AK #190
  Images
Arrangement to bring outlet of 119" mill sewer 180 ft. below intake to pump house. Carnegie Steel Co., Homestead Works [poor condition], October 5, 1901 C.E. 2
  Item
Map showing main line and branch line of the Union R.R. through the Homestead Steel Mills, September 1896 C.E. 5
  Item
Section of Test Wells Homestead Steel Works. Carnegie Steel Co. [2 copies, C.E. 66 is located in same file], July 13, 1904 C.E. 53a
  Item
Section of Test Wells, Number 3. Homestead Steel Works [2 copies], March 13, 1905 C.E. 53b
  Item
Section of test wells on the Denniston property, Carnegie Steel Co. Carrie Furnaces [2 copies, located in same file as C.E. 53a], December 29, 1905 C.E. 66
  Item
Water lines at A.P. Department and 35"-40" Mills--Homestead Steel Works, January 20, 1914 C.E. 177
  Item
Plan of property of PBG Bessemer Steel Works Limited, December 1879 C.E. 240
  Item
Homestead- Carrie Furnaces, Briquette. Central Dock, Wheel and Axle Division, rev. March 1956 C.E. 3683
  Item
Homestead and Carrie Furnaces--U.S.S. Corp, April 28, 1976 C.E. 3683-P
  Item
Hydraulic lines, Homestead C.E. 3698
  Item
Proposed location of pumping station, setting basins, and trunk water lines--Homestead Steel Works, March 21, 1919 C.E. 4007
  Item
Duplicate C.E. 4007
  Item
Mill Diagram [Superseded by C.E. 3647] C.E. 4010
  Item
General plan of Homestead Steel Works; Howard Axle Works, Hays Yard Construction program of 1931-revised [2 copies] EXH 34
  Item
General plan of Armor Plate Department- Homestead Steel Works, November 1, 1904 F1 #1533
  Item
Piston Rod for Blacksmiths Shop--Pittsburgh Bessemer Steel Co. Ltd, May 15, 1882 G #24
  Item
Plan showing part of Carnegie Steel Company's Property--Homestead Steel Works, April 27, 1908 G 393
  Item
Steel for pouring car; New converting mill--Homestead Steel Works, August 25, 1892 G 1024
  Item
General Plan, East of City Farm Lane, Building and Equipment--Homestead Steel Works, 1923 G 1554
  Item
Plan of buildings--Homestead Steel Works [2 copies], August 13, 1906 G 1816
  Item
Details for Intermediate Building--Carnegie, Phipps and Co. Ltd, July 1, 1886 I #73
  Item
General Plan of 72" and 84" plate mills--Carnegie Steel Co. Homestead Steel Works [2 copies] I 1044
  Item
General plan of 34" and 72" plate mills, and Open Hearth No. 1--Carnegie Steel Co. Homestead Steel Works [2 copies] I 1400
  Item
Mill diagram [2 copies], April 21, 1927 I 1400a
  Item
Plan of lot residence of C.M. Schwab; Munhall, PA, September 17, 1896 K 54
  Item
First Floor plan; General Superintendent's Residence [2 copies], May 17, 1919 K 505
  Item
Second floor plan; General Superintendent's Residence. Carnegie Steel Co. Homestead Steel Works [2 copies], May 17, 1919 K 506
  Item
Third floor plan; General Superintendent's Residence. Carnegie Steel Co. Homestead Steel Works [2 copies], May 20, 1919 K 507
  Item
Plan of shrubbery beds and trees; Residence of General Superintendent--Homestead Steel Works [2 copies], January 18, 1921 K 540
  Item
Space Diagrams for Carnegie Library, Homestead K 856
  Item
Plan of 100" plate mill and 45" slabbing mill [2 copies] PD 216
  Item
Plan of 160" plate mill PD 218
  Item
Plan of forgings division [2 copies] PD 219
  Item
Details of water tank for new waterworks at Homestead Steel Works, May 10, 1888 R Imp 39A
  Item
Water Works; Carnegie Steel Co, Homestead Steel Works, March 26, 1923 R 147
  Item
Arrangement of 40-0 tank and piping for waterworks. Carnegie Steel Co, Homestead Steel Works, April 11, 1912 R 168
  Item
General plan of open hearth basic plant; Homestead Steel Works [2 copies], June 1890 T #183
  Item
General plan of open hearth basic plan; Homestead Steel Works [2 copies], June 1890 T #185

Subseries  2. Folio Sized Prints 

  Map-caseDrawer
 1. Photographic Panoramic Print of Edgar Thomson Works [very fragile] 124
 2. Photographic Panoramic Print of Edgar Thomson Works, June 11, 1927 
 3. View of mill from above the river 
 4. Large gathering/party [very fragile] 
 5. Department Superintendent's Club of Homestead Steel Works, April 30, 1914 
 6. Department Superintendent's Club of Edgar Thomson Works, 1909 
 7. J. Edgar Thomson, etching 
 8. J. Edgar Thomson, photographic print 
 9. S.S. Santa Paula, 1932 
 10. Anti-Communist Proclamation signed by employees of Carnegie Illinois Steel Corporation 
 11. Panoramic shot of Homestead Works, 1906 

Subseries  3. Miscellaneous 

  Map-caseDrawerItem
Drawing of Homestead, PA, 1902 1221
  Item
Map of Braddock and North Braddock showing the location of the field of Battle, July 9, 1755. Based upon maps made by Pat Mackeller, Engineer with Braddock's army (battle located by Sydney Dillon, Chief Engineer at Edgar Thomson Works), undated 2
  Item
U.S.S. Corporation; Homestead District Works, 1965 3
  Item
U.S.S. Homestead Steel Works Press Shop No. 1; History and diagram 4
  Item
Press Shop No. 1 (Architectural Diagram), showing expansions in 1891, 1893, and 1903, 1989 5
  Item
Press Shop No. 1; Architectural diagrams, 1891 6
  Item
Plan of Press Shop No. 1, 1891 7
  Item
Partial plan of Press Shop No. 1, 1893 8
  Item
Addition to Press Shop No.1, 1903 9
  Item
Partial plan of Press Shop No. 1, 1903 10
  Item
Section A-A through Press Shop No. 1, 1903 11
  Item
12,000 ton press, 1903 12
  Item
Bethlehem Press 13
  Item
Balance accumulator, 1903 14
  Item
Plan, Edgar Thomson Works 15
  Item
Calendar; United States Steel, 1978 16
  Item
Carnegie Steel Co, Homestead Steel Works. Map of Homestead Borough, March 12, 1920 17
  Item
Drawing of Homestead, PA [2 copies], 1902 18
  Item
Map of Munhall, Homestead and West Homestead, undated 19
  Item
Homestead Works Organization Charts, 1970 20-32
  Item
The Veteran's Employees Association of the Edgar Thomson Works, Citizenship Certification for Brindle, 1938 33
  Item
U.S.S 1927 Calendar 1927 34
  Item
Rhapsody of Steel LP Record 35
  Item
Pittsburgh Sun Telegraph Newspaper August 1945, 1945 36
  Item
Copy of Congressional Record/House of Reps. U.S.S Enters Second Century. Hon. Joseph M. Gaydos, May 7, 1981 37
  Item
Copy of print from L'Encyclopedie de Science, des Arts et des Metiers par Denis Diderot, 1752, depicting open hearth steel-making 38
  Item
Print entitled "Heating" 39

Subseries  4. Bound Materials, Binders, and Publications 

  BoxItem
Out of This Furnace by Thomas Bell, 1976 281
  Item
Metallurgy for Engineers:Casting, Welding, and Working by John Wulff, Howard F. Taylor, and Amos J. Shaler, 1956 2
  Item
Textbook of Quantitative Inorganic Analysis by I.M. Kolthoff, and E. B. Sandell, 1945 3
  Item
A Western Journal by Thomas Wolfe, 1951 4
  Item
Canal History and Technology Proceedings Volume XI Edited by Lance E. Metz, March 14, 1992 5
  Item
Basic Open Hearth Steelmaking by the Physical Chemistry of Steelmaking Committee, 1951 6
  Item
Metals Handbook published by American Society for Metals, 1939 7
  Item
Engineering Metals and Their Alloys by Carl H. Samans 1949 8
  Item
Pocket Companion: For Engineers, Architects and Builders by Carnegie Steel Company, 1923 9
  Item
Carnegie Shape Book: Profiles, Tables, and Data for Rolled Products by Carnegie Steel Company, 1929 10
  Item
Pocket Companion by United States Steel, 1936 11
  Item
The Making, Shaping and Treating of Steel by Carnegie Steel Company, 1925 13
  Item
The Making, Shaping and Treating of Steel by Carnegie Steel Company, 1920 12
  BoxItem
Steel by David Plowden, 1981 291
  Item
Biography of a Business, 1960 2
  Item
Pittsburgh: The Story of a City 1750-1865 by Leland D. Baldwin, 1981 3
  Item
Iron Pioneer: Henry W. Oliver 1840-1904 by Henry Oliver Evans, 1942 4
  Item
Steel Titan: The Life of Charles M. Schwab by Robert Hessen, 1975 5
  Item
Andrew Carnegie by Joseph Frazier Wall, 1970 6
  Item
Henry Clay Frick: The Man by George Harvey, 1928 7
  Item
Pittsburgh edited by Roy Lubove, 1976 8
  Item
The Battle for Homestead 1880-1892: Politics, Culture, and Steel by Paul Krause, 1992 9
  Item
The Homestead Strike of 1892 by Arthur G. Burgoyne, 1979 10
  Item
Lockout by Leon Wolff, 1965 11
  Item
Homestead: The Glory and Tragedy of An American Steel Town by William Serrin, 1992 12
  Item
Watkins Cyclopedia of the Steel Industry published by Steel Publications, INC., 1949 13
  Item
Watkins Cyclopedia of the Steel Industry published by Steel Publications, INC., 1971 14
  BoxItem
Metallurgical Formulas specific to U.S. Steel, 1967-1978 301
  Item
The Steel Workers by John A. Fitch, 1989 2
  Item
Rusted Dreams: Hard Times in a Steel Community by David Bensman and Roberta Lynch, 1988 3
  Item
Development of the American Tin Plate Industry by United States Steel 4
  Item
Sparrows Point by Mark Reutter, 1988 5
  Item
The Decline of American Steel by Paul A. Tiffany, 1988 6
  Item
The Corporation: A Centennial Biography of United States Steel Corporation, 1901-2001 by Brian Apelt, 2000 7
  Item
U.S.S. Structural Sections, 1940 8
  Item
Atlas of Isothermal Transformation Diagrams by United States Steel, 1951 9
  Item
Cloud By Day by Muriel Earley Sheppard, 1975 10
  Item
United States Steel: A Corporation with a Soul by Arundel Cotter, 1921 11
  Item
Triumphant Democracy by Andrew Carnegie, 1886 12
  Item
History of Carnegie Veteran Association, 1938 13
  Item
The Inside History of the Carnegie Steel Company by James Howard Bridge 1903 14
  Item
Organization Manual Heavy Products Operations Homestead Works by United States Steel Corporation, 1967 15
  Item
Historic Bridges of Pennsylvania by William H. Shank, 1986 16
  Item
Photocopy of Organizational Manual Heavy Products Operations Homestead Works, December 1, 1966 17
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The Edgar Thomson Steel Works and Blast Furnaces, 1890 311
  Item
Carnegie Veteran Association, 1905 2
  Item
Facts About Pittsburgh Andrew Carnegie Booklet, 1902-1904 3

The outside cover of the booklet holds a delicate picture of Andrew Carnegie.

  Item
U.S.S. Administrative Directory Pittsburgh District, October, 1953 4
  Item
U.S.S. Administrative Directory Pittsburgh Distric, November 1959 5
  Item
Homestead Works Telephone Directory, 1975 6
  Item
Homestead Works Telephone Directory, 1980 7
  Item
Steel Plant Design Rolling Mills Vol.I for the Carnegie-Illinois Steel Corporation, 1945 8
  Item
Steel Plant Design Rolling Mills Vol.II for Carnegie-Illinois Steel Corporation, 1945 9
  Item
Steel Plant Design Rolling Mills Vol.III for Carnegie-Illinois Steel Corporation, 1945 10
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This is Steel by United States Steel Corporation 321
  Item
The Manufacture and Properties of Iron and Steel by Harry Campbell, 1907 2
  Item
Romancing in Tin Plate by Roy Rutherford, 1951 3
  Item
The Making, Shaping and Treating of Steel 8th Edition by United States Steel, 1964 4
  Item
The Making, Shaping and Treating of Steel 7th edition by United States Steel, 1957 5
  Item
Steel Serves the Nation by United States Steel, 1951 6
  Item
The Making of Steel by American Iron and Steel Institute, 1964 7
  Item
From Fire to Rust by Thomas E. Leary and Elizabeth C. Sholes, 1987 8
  Item
One Billion Dollars in Progress, ca. 1964 9
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Romance of Steel Information Pamphlets, 1956-1961 110-14
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United States Steel Company Pamphlets, 1961-1970 213-18
  FolderItem
United States Steel Coporation Annual Report, 1966 319
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Carnegie Works Essay by Theodore Dreiser, 1980 420
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Iron Age Magazines, 1976-1980 521-22
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Pittsburgh Magazine, June 1992 623
  FolderItem
Art Catalog, 1986-1987 724
  FolderItem
Furnace Poetry, 1993 825

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Series  XIII. Ephemera 

Scope and Content Notes

This series contains materials that were added to the collection in 2012. This addition consists of badges, buttons, various United States Steel promotional items, metal samples, items used by Gaughan in the course of his employment, and books detailing the United State Steel the Homestead Strike. Also included are two Carnegie Steel Police badges.

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Ephemera 33-34, 36-39

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Series  XIV. Personal 

Scope and Content Notes

The Personal series consists of items used for research and projects as well as correspondence and other papers of interest.

  BoxFolders
Correspondence 4017-25

Correspondence relating to William J. Gaughan's contributions of photographs or expertise in publications.

  Folder
Trail Marker Homestead, 1999 26
  Folder
Braddock's Crossing Trail and War 27
  Folder
Boy Scouts 28
  Folders
Research Materials on William Dickson 29-30
  Folder
Personnel File, 1962-1983 32

Personnell file providing a history of William J. Gaughan's duties within United States Steel Corporation.

  Folder
From Mill Town to Mall: Blue Collar Transformation in Pittsburgh's Turtle Creek Valley- Proposal 34

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