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Minnesota Steel Company correspondence

Identifier: S6135

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of one folder of correspondence (1909-1912) between Minnesota Steel Company and American Hoist and Derrick Company of St. Paul, Minnesota. The correspondence concerns the purchase and installation of two locomotive cranes from American Hoist and Derrick by the Minnesota Steel Company.


  • 1909-1912


Biographical / Historical

Minnesota Steel Company was formed as a subsidiary organization of U.S. Steel in 1907 to oversee land acquisition, construction, and eventual operation of its manufacturing operations in Duluth (Morgan Park). George L. Reis served as Minnesota Steel's first vice president and general manager. The plan for the steel plant was filed with the city building inspector in May 1910. The plant produced its first steel on December 11, 1915.


0.50 Linear Inches

Language of Materials


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 Minnesota Steel Company correspondence
Finding Aid Authors: M. David.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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