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Luther G.  Hendrickson papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S6096

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of papers related to Hendrickso’s career with U.S. Steel. The documents date from 1933-1980 and include, blueprints, reports, specifications for the expansion of the Minntac plant in Mountain Iron; "Minntac, Report of Minntac Operations Review Committee" 1980, 300 pages, includes statistics on wages, shipping, production, projections, and reserves. Memorandum and reports -- coke, steelmaking, processing techniques, Hibbing Plant, Armco, coal gasification, metal, blast furnaces, and Minntac shipments and pellets -- some of the reports are marked confidential; 3 binders of monthly reports from 1957-1959 for the Pilotac Plant; Reports from mines in Quebec, Brazil, South Africa, Norway, Alaska, Tennessee, Nevada, Michigan, and Pennsylvania; Mining Symposium programs from the 1960s; Articles about the opening of Reserve Mining Company's taconite plant; Plant statistics from Michigan, Quebec, and Minnesota; Burlington Northern Railroad proposal to haul Western coal to Minnesota and Michigan fuel in US Steel's plants; Hand drawn graphs of shipping and production; Anaconda Copper Company 1940 report of methods and analysis; 1937 program from the Provincial Elks Convention in Flin Flon Manitoba; Neighborhood addition map for Virginia, MN.


  • 1933-1980


Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Kathryn A. Martin Library, Archives and Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Luther G. Hendrickson was born in North Dakota and graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a degree in engineering. He worked for United States Steel in their research facilities in Duluth and Mountain Iron in the 1950s and early 1960s. In 1966 he transferred to a research laboratory in Monroeville, Pennsylvania. Mr. Hendrickson died in 1983 and his papers were donated by his daughter in 1986 to the American Heritage Center of the University of Wyoming.


26.00 Linear Feet

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The collection consists of papers related to Hendrickso’s career with U.S. Steel.

Physical Location

This collection is located at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives. For more information about this collection or to make an appointment, contact us at or 218-726-8526.

Guide to the Luther G.  Hendrickson papers
Finding Aid Authors: P. Maus, American Heritage Center Univ. of Wyoming.
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Collecting Area Details

Contact The University of Minnesota Duluth Archives and Special Collections Collecting Area

Kathryn A. Martin Library
University of Minnesota Duluth
416 Library Drive
Duluth MN 55812-3001
(218) 726-8526