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Adam Meyer Collection

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IAL-2017-005
Scope and Contents The Adam Meyer Colletion 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 acquisistion by Arcelor Mittal all research activities were transferred to their East Chicago facility and the former HOmer Research Labs transferred to Lehigh University. Meyer is a local moving company and likely...
Dates: 1964-01-08

Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor Purchase

Identifier: IAL-DNA-2018-02
Scope and Contents The majority of these materials come from Bethlehem Steel's Charles M. Schwab 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 Rope Company,...
Dates: 1950 - 1985

Fitzner Collection of Railroad Ephemera

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 assorted...
Dates: 1884 - 1985

Garbely Collection of Records of St. Nicholas Central Breaker

Identifier: IAL-2017-003
Scope and Contents The Garbely Collection on Records of the St. Nicholas Central Breaker 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

Harbold Donation

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

Hosfeld Silk & Textile Collection

Identifier: IAL-2019-21
Dates: 1929 - 1948

Kale Collection

Identifier: IAL-2017-002
Scope and Contents The Kale Collection consists of 29 ledges from the Stephens Jackson Slate Company and its predacessor, the Richard Jackson Slate Company. These ledgers document various activities of the company, including the operations of the company store. The quarry is located in Pen Argyl, PA and was operated by the above firms from 1878-1954, when it was taken over as part of an area-wide consolidation.
Dates: Existence: 1878 - 1980

PHMC Transfer 2019

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 Railroad...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1903 - 1961

Raffa Purchase

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

Russell Collection

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-twenieth 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

Sayenga Collection

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

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

Zmijewski Railroad Materials

Identifier: IAL-2019-009
Dates: 1900 - 2003