CF&I and The Great Depression

The prosperity of the 1920s ended with an economic catastrophe of unparalleled length and severity: the Great Depression. By 1933, industrial production had fallen to one-third its pre-Depression levels. Thousands of banks closed, and almost 13 million Americans… Read More

CF&I Women of WWII Exhibit Now Online

American women played important roles during World War II, both at home and in uniform. In honor of their dedication, our staff has put together a virtual exhibit interpreting women’s roles at CF&I during these crucial years of 1942-1945.  Click here to… Read More

Archive Tours

We are now opening the old CF&I administrative building for a tour of our archives and the historic building. Come learn about what we do on Thursday May 5th from 6:00-7:00pm. See the records of the largest publicly… Read More

Rufe Tafoya

A key ingredient in the production of steel is coke, which is bituminous coal that has been heated at extremely high temperatures in order to burn off impurities. Rufe Tafoya, one of hundreds of men employed to do… Read More