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Black people in the trades

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources
Scope Note: Electricians; Plumbers; Mechanics; Carpenters; Masons; Machinists; Iron and Steel workers; Boilermakers; Powerhouse employees; Maintenance/repair; Welders; Water and waste treatment operators; Painters; Medical assistants and technicians; Chefs and bakers; Leather workers; Shoe repair; Jewelers; Secretaries and transcriptionists.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Lukens Steel Company records

 Collection
Accession: 0050
Abstract:

Lukens Steel Company was a medium-sized producer of specialty steel products and one of the top three U.S. producers of steel plate. The Lukens Steel Company records documents all aspects of the business from the early nineteenth century through the 1970s.

Dates: 1798-1993

Midvale Steel and Ordnance Company motion picture films

 Collection
Accession: 1970-034
Abstract:

The Midvale Steel Company manufactured steel parts and was known for casting, forging, and machining high-quality steels, including alloy steels, and precision steel products for a wide array of industries. Their primary business came from work related to railroad and ordnance manufacturing. This small collection consists of five reels of film that document operations at the Midvale Steel Plant in the Nicetown section of Philadelphia. While the reels are not dated, they are believed to be from 1919. The films document the various stages of production at the plant with a focus on the precision steel making processes for which Midvale was known.

Dates: circa 1919