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Republic Iron & Steel Company records

 Collection — Box: SC
Identifier: S4460

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of records of Republic Iron and Steel Company from 1911-1945. Included in the collection are two albums of photographs and 1 album of maps, all of Republic's Northern Ore Mines. Contained in the photographs are employees, buildings, various shots of the mines, and equipment. The mines shown are Kinney, Bray, Cambria, Pettit, Schley, Onondaga, Union, Bessenier, Traders, and Monica. The photos are black and white without negatives. The maps are exploration and composite maps of the Republic mines. Most of the items in the collection have no dates.


  • Creation: 1911-1945


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

The Republic Iron and Steel Company was founded in Youngstown, Ohio in 1899. In April 1930 Republic Steel Corporation was formed from several smaller iron and steel companies, including Republic Iron and Steel, Central Alloy Corporation, Bourne-Fuller Company and Donner Steel Company. Corrigan McKinney Steel Company, Truscon Steel Company, and Gulf States Steel were acquired 1935-1937, and the company headquarters was moved from Youngstown to Cleveland, Ohio.

The company included basic steel operations, rolling mills, specialty steel operations, iron ore and coal mines, maritime operations, and research laboratories. During the 1980s, economic losses became severe, and in 1984 Jones and Laughlin Steel Corporation merged with Republic Steel, creating LTV Steel Company, a subsidiary of LTV Corporation.


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The collection consists of records of Republic Iron and Steel Company from 1911-1945.

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.


This collection is owned by the Minnesota Historical Society, but is housed at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives.

Guide to the Republic Iron & Steel Company records
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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