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Labor History Collection

Identifier: R0134-LABOR

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Content Description

The collection consists primarily of records related to lawsuits against the Bethlehem Steel Corporation including: Lane, Carroll v. Bethlehem Steel; USA v. Allegheny Ludlum; John Ford v. United States Steel Company; Christian (et al.) v. Bethlehem Steel; and Rodgers and Turner v. United States Steel Corporation. Materials are mainly textual and include legal documentation and related materials, contracts, correspondence, and clippings. The collection also contains Bethlehem Steel artifacts, framed items, and audiovisual materials.


  • 1959-2001

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Audiovisual materials may require additional processing before access.

Historical Note

Sparrows Point was the location of the Bethlehem Steel Corporation’s plant and shipyard in Baltimore County, Maryland. Bethlehem Steel operated the facilities at Sparrows Point from 1916 through 2005. A major producer of American steel and a shipbuilder throughout WWI and WWII, Sparrows Point’s industrial technology became increasingly obsolete in the popstwar era. Bethlehem Steel sold the Sparrows Point site in 2005. Since that time, the facilities have been bought and sold multiple times.


9.00 Linear Feet (9 containers)

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Collection is organized as an inventory listing the materials housed in each box.

Custodial History

The collection was deposited at the University of Baltimore by Bill Barry circa 2004. An additional accession of 2 linear feet was donated by Stephen Persequin on March 3, 2005.

Processing Information

Collection contents were inventoried by Benjamin Blake in 2014.

Finding aid for the Labor History Collection
Finding aid created by Aiden Faust (2015). Revised by Laura Bell (2022).
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Repository Details

Part of the Baltimore Studies Archives Repository

H. Mebane Turner Learning Commons, Room 104
1415 Maryland Avenue
Baltimore Maryland 21201 USA