Labor History Collection
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. The collection also contains Bethlehem Steel artifacts and audiovisual materials.
- 1959 - 2001
9 Linear Feet
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.
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.