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"A Chicago District Perspective of the History of the Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company, 1900-1969" memoir

1991
 Collection
Identifier: 2100

Abstract

The Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company grew to be one of the six largest basic steel companies in the United States. This volume presents an insider history and personal memoir by a retired operating official of Youngstown's Indiana Harbor Works.

Dates

  • 1991

Creator

Extent

1 volume(s)

Historical note

The Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company was incorporated in Ohio on Nov. 23, 1900, and grew to be one of the six largest basic steel companies in the United States. On May 28, 1969, it became a subsidiary of the Lykes-Youngstown Corporation and on May 11, 1976, of the Lykes Corporation. In 1978, Lykes Corporation was acquired by LTV Corporation. LTV Corporation was already owned Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation, into which Youngstown Sheet and Tube was merged. LTV Corporation acquired Republic Steel Corporation in 1984, and Republic and Jones & Laughlin were consolidated at LTV Steel Company. Most Youngstown and Jones & Laughlin facilities were abandoned in favor of Republic's.

Biographical Note

Robert V. Cordingley (1918-1993) was Assistant Distric Manager, East Chicago Works, Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. He retired in 1973. He received his bachelors degree from Grove City College and attended a masters program at the University of Pittsburgh and an Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.

Scope and Contents

The work is an insider history and personal memoir by a retired operating official of Youngtown's Indiana Harbor Works. Consequently, it focuses on the company's Chicago District, acquired from the Steel and Tube Company of America in 1923, with the emphasis on personalities and local events during the period of the author's personal experience between 1950 and 1969. It includes descriptions of the physical plant and facilities, the company's internal management-training programs, a plant manager's perspective on industrial relations and strikes, and a short account of the collapse of the company after the conglomerate merger of 1969.

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No restrictions on access; this collection is open for research.

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Language of Materials

English


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Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
"A Chicago District Perspective of the History of the Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company, 1900-1969" memoir
Status:
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 2020: Ashley Williams

Repository Details

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Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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