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Bethlehem Steel blast furnace drawings

Identifier: IAL-2017-004
Scope and Contents

The Bethlehem Steel blast furnace drawings includees 435 blueprints of Bethlehem Steel's blast furnaces and their components. The blueprints depict the various change to the blast furances over time, beginning in the early twentieth century up until 1975.

Dates: 1916-02-03 - 1975-03-14

Bethlehem Steel cathode drawings

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IAL-2017-005
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of 14 blueprints of a cathode from Bethlehem Steel's Homer Research Labs. Homer Research Labs was established by the company to centralize all research into one department and facility, having previously been spread among the plants. With the acquisition by ArcelorMittal all research activities were transferred to their East Chicago facility and the former Homer Research Labs transferred to Lehigh University.

Dates: 1964-01-08

Bethlehem Steel collection of catalogs, booklets, price sheets, and handbooks

Identifier: IAL-DNA-2018-02
Scope and Contents The majority of these materials come from Bethlehem Steel's Charles M. Schwab Memorial Library and are products of Bethlehem Steel. A large portion of materials are pamphlets, brochures, and catalogs of Bethlehem Steel products, such as tool steel, sheet piling, alloyed steel, wire, nuts, rivets, spikes, and more. Other materials include pamphlets, brochures, and catalogs of other industrial companies, such as Cambria Steel Company, Dardelet, Pennsylvania Steel Company, Williamsport Wire...
Dates: 1950 - 1985

Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Sparrows Point Plant records

Identifier: IAL-2022-001-001
Scope and Contents This collection includes records from Bethlehem Steel Company’s Sparrows Point plant and shipyard in Baltimore, Maryland, with materials created approximately 1960-1995. The majority of materials are from the Public Relations department and include press packets for notable projects Bethlehem Steel contributed steel towards. Each packet contains information such as contracts, press releases, correspondence, and photographs of projects during construction and upon completion. Notable files...
Dates: 1960 - 1995

Bethlehem Steel mergers and forging records

Identifier: IAL-2017-009
Scope and Contents

The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor Transfer of Bethlehem Steel Records includes records of Bethlehem Steel Corporation's operations, including mergers, forging records, and other documentation.

Dates: 1954 - 1964

Bethlehem Steel mining and Bethlehem Mines Corporation records

Identifier: IAL-2019-018
Scope and Contents This collection contains materials relating to Bethlehem Mines Corporation and Bethlehem Steel Company's mining divisions, as well as some other Bethlehem Steel subsidiaries, including the Cambria & Indiana Railroad Company. Materials focus on Western Pennsylvania.Materials are separated into four series:Series 1: Bethlehem Steel Company mining publications, 1947-1985 Subseries 1: Cambria Iron Company Land grants, 1947 Subseries 2: Bethlehem Steel chart of...
Dates: 1945 - 1990

Bethlehem Steel, Sparrows Point video

Identifier: IAL-2019-015
Scope and Contents

The DVD is related to Bethlehem Steel's plant at Sparrows Point. It is about continuous casting, which is the process in which molten metal is solidified into a "semifinished" billet, bloom, or slab for subsequent rolling in the finishing mill.

Dates: Unknown

Crown Cork & Seal Company photographs

 Collection — Box: 5
Identifier: IAL-2022-001-002
Scope and Contents

This collection includes photographs related to the Crown Cork & Seal Company. The photographs include images of various machinery manufactured by the company, including bottle fillers and machines for the application of lids.

Dates: 1950 - 1970

GE Lighting Collection

Identifier: IAL-2022-008
Scope and Contents The GE Lighting collection is mainly composed of research and development for specific products including but not limited to fluorescent lighting, UV lighting, mercury lamps, lucalox, and SEF lamps. The materials also include installation details, photographs, and slides for installation projects including, but not limited to the Statue of Liberty, GE Building, GE Appliance Park, GE Transport System Division, E.J and E Railroad, Chicago Northwestern Railroad, Erie Lackawanna Railroad, and...
Dates: 1911 - 1990

Gleichmann engineering collection

Identifier: IAL-2020-004
Dates: 1913-05-15 - 1978-01-01

Griner collection of railroad materials

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: IAL-2020-009
Scope and Contents

The Griner collection of railroad materials consists of four binders containing locomotive maintenance files and two copies of two CDs containing compilations of established railroad practices. Two binders contain copies of files from the Pennsylvania Railroad and two binders contain copies of files from the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway System.

Dates: 1911 - 1999

Jackson Slate Company records

Identifier: IAL-2017-002
Scope and Contents

The Jackson Slate Company Records consists of 29 ledgers from several assorted slate companies and their general stores, including the Stephens Jackson Slate Company, Richard Jackson Slate Company, and the Jackson Slate Company. These ledgers document various activities of the company, including the operations of the company store. The quarries and the store were all located in and around Pen Argyl, PA.

Dates: Existence: 1878 - 1980

Kelcec Collection of engineering materials

Identifier: IAL-2020-003
Scope and Contents

This collection is composed of only one item, a booklet on Reheat Steam Turbine Generators by Westinghouse.

Dates: undated

Klinges Collection of shipbuilding records

Identifier: IAL-2017-008
Dates: 1941 - 1997

Mike Korb mining collection

Identifier: IAL-2020-007
Dates: Majority of material found within 1990 - 2020

Mike Rabbitt Collection

Identifier: IAL-2020-002
Scope and Contents

The majority of this collection is the drawings drawn by Mike Rabbitt for use by modelers.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1975 - 2015

Oral History collection

Identifier: IAL
Scope and Contents The IAL Oral History Program will utilize the very powerful tool of first-person narratives to chronicle unique aspects of industrial and business history from the firsthand perspective of those who lived it.To do so, the IAL is conducting the following oral history projects:The Bethlehem Steel Oral History Project Through the firsthand accounts of top management and other key personnel at Bethlehem Steel Corporation, the Bethlehem Steel Oral...
Dates: 2015-

Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission transfer of railroading and other industry ephemera

Identifier: IAL-2019-004
Scope and Contents The PHMC Transfer includes materials deaccessioned by the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission in 2018 and 2019 and offered to other repositories. The staff of the Industrial Archives & Library perused these lists and chose materials relating to the mission of the organization. Some of the materials have no direct relation to each other, other than their source, the PHMC.Of the 16 boxes in the collection 15 are railroad ephemera, particularly the Pennsylvania...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1903 - 1961

Pennsylvania Railroad signal diagrams

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: IAL-2020-001
Dates: 1938-01-21 - 1980-11-20

Railroad photograph collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: IAL-2019-023-002
Scope and Contents

The Railroad photograph collection consists of images documenting locomotives, rolling stock, equipment, locomotive sheds, stations, wrecks, yard views, and scenes along various rail lines. Featured railroad corporations include the Long Island Railroad, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Southern Pacific, Canadian National Railway, and the Delaware and Hudson Railroad Corporation.

Dates: 1940 - 1985

Records of the Glen Alden Corporation

Identifier: IAL-2023-002
Scope and Contents Records of the Glen Alden Corporation includes the records of nearly all operations of the Glen Alden Coal Corporation and its subsidiaries and predecessors. The records cover much of the anthracite coal region in Northeastern Pennsylvania, including the areas of Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, Hazelton, the Northern field, and the adjoining regions. The materials within the collection cover the latter half of the nineteenth century up to Blue Coal Corporation's bankruptcy in the 1970s....
Dates: Majority of material found within 1880 - 1984

R.K. Laros Silk Company collection

Identifier: IAL-2019-021
Scope and Contents

The R.K. Laros Silk Company Collection includes materials from the R.K. Laros Silk Company and its successor, the Warner Brothers Company. Materials include pamphlets, booklets, and some stationery from the company, as well as photographs of the plant and its operation during the first half of the twentieth century.

Dates: 1929 - 1948

Robert Fitzner collection

Identifier: IAL-2018-003
Scope and Contents This collection consists of textual records, blueprints, ZTS maps, timetables, and publications compiled by the donor during his time working for the Penn Central and Conrail railroads. The materials generally relate to engineering and mechanical aspects of railroading on the East Coast, as the donor worked as the General Manager of Purchasing by the end of his career. Other assorted railroads are represented, such as the Pennsylvania Railroad and the Long Island Railroad, as well as...
Dates: 1884 - 1985

Russell Collection of engineering ephemera

Identifier: IAL-2019-016
Scope and Contents

The Russell collection includes brochures, pamphlets, and manuals related to various industrial companies that produced valves, bearings, fittings, and more in the mid- to late-twentieth century. Additional materials include information about steam turbines and heat exchangers. Materials were collected by Fred Russell, an industrial worker, through his career.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1960 - 1989

Saville Engineering collection

Identifier: IAL-2020-008
Scope and Contents The earlier album is titled, "Thorndike Saville, Hanover, N.H., 1914-15." It is filled with black and white photographs, some dark, blurry, and oxidizing, some fading, but many with sufficient clarity to illustrate the subjects in some detail. Most are labeled with site locations. The majority of photographs in the album are images of dams and waterworks in the greater Hanover area, as well as around Boston, and Hartford, Connecticut. His Hanover-area subjects include the Wilder Paper...
Dates: 1914 - 1920

Sayenga Collection of Wire Rope records

Identifier: IAL-2019-007
Scope and Contents Materials relate to wire rope and wire rope bridges, including a American Wire Rope Fabricators manual, wire rope bridges, wire rope forensics, and the production and sale of wire rope. Photographic and negative materials relate to the Chain Dam at Island Park in Easton, PA. Island Park was an amusement park slightly west of Hugh Moore Park in Easton, PA, home of the canal museum. A wire rope bridge stretched across the Lehigh River at Island Park. Older scanned images show the bridge that...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1942 - 2005

St. Nicholas Central Breaker records

Identifier: IAL-2017-003
Scope and Contents

The St. Nicholas Central Breaker Records contains records relating to the day-to-day operations of the coal breaker. Materials are sorted in chronological order, where known, and related to shipping and ordering of materials. Include are bills of lading from various railroad companies that shipped materials.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1958 - 1978

Striegl Library collection

Identifier: IAL-2019-020
Scope and Contents

The Striegl Library collection is a large assortment of books relating to various industries, including, but not limited to mining, steelmaking, auto industry, finance, railroads, and American commerce.

The materials are cataloged in WorldShare Management Services and can be searched at

Dates: Record Keeping: 2019-11-27

Susquehanna Canal maps

Identifier: IAL-2019-003
Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of two books of maps of the North Branch Division of the Susquehanna Canal System, an extension of the Pennsylvania Canal. The maps show the canal between Northumberland, Pa., and Wilkes-Barre, Pa., in the 1870s.

Dates: 1877 - 1878

Union Bank and Trust Company of Eastern Pennsylvania collection

Identifier: IAL-2017-001
Scope and Contents The Union Bank and Trust Company of Eastern Pennsylvania Collection contains financial material relating to banking on the south side of Bethlehem from 1918-1976. All of the material was removed from the basement of their branch at 530 E. Third Street, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. There are four distinct series within the collection, relating to the various mergers and predecessor companies. Series One is made up of material from the Gosztonyi Savings and Trust, notable for their founder and...
Dates: 1918 - 1974