Guide to the Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation Aliquippa Works Records, 1943-1976 AIS.2010.06

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation Aliquippa Works Records
Creator
Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation. Aliquippa Works.
Collection Number
AIS.2010.06
Date
1943-1976
Extent
3.75 linear feet (3 boxes)
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.

Preferred Citation

Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation, Aliquippa Works Records, 1943-1976, AIS.2010.06, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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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.

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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.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, July 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

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.

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

Unknown.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Zachary Brodt in July 2010.

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Related Materials

Related Material

Beaver Valley Labor History Society Collection, 1909-1981, AIS.1981.08, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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

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

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

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

Separated Material

Employment cards are located in Range 1/14/3.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation. Aliquippa Works.

Genre(s)

  • Accident reports
  • Medical records

Subject(s)

  • Business and Industry
  • Health and medicine
  • Iron and steel workers -- Pennsylvania -- Aliquippa
  • Labor
  • Steel industry and trade -- Accidents -- Pennsylvania -- Aliquippa
  • Steel industry and trade -- Pennsylvania -- Aliquippa

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Previous Citation

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

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Collection Inventory

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

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  BoxVolume
Appointment Books [RESTRICTED], 1973-1976 21-2

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  Folder
Billet and Bar Mill Delays 1

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  Folder
Billet Mill Foot Weight 2

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  Folder
Bar Mill Foot Weight 3

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  Folder
Billet Mill Changes 4

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  Folder
Revision, Assistant Roller 5

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  Folder
Ladle Cranemen, O.H. Lower Level 6-7

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  Item
Official CMP Class B Product List and Product Assignment Directory, Department of Commerce, 1952 1

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  Item
New Kensington Facilities and Payroll 2

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  Item
Commemorative Steel Samples from Last Heats 3

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  Box
Employment Cards [RESTRICTED], 1950s-1960s 3

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