|Title||CF&I Archives – Publications Subgroup|
|Repository||CF&I Steel Archives, Bessemer Historical Society, 215 Canal Street, Pueblo, CO 81004, Phone: 719-564-7742|
Information is arranged chronologically.
Currently organized into seven series
Series 2.3.1, Camp and Plant, 1901-1904
Series 2.3.2, Industrial Bulletin, 1915-1929
Series 2.3.3, CF&I Blast, 1924-1976
Series 2.3.4, Turnover, 1929-1931
Series 2.3.5, CF&I Today, 1987-1992, 1996
Series 2.3.6, Steel Works Blast, 1922-1928
Series 2.3.7, Undefined, 1920-1989
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Camp and Plant was published weekly from 1901-1904 by the CF&I Sociological Department. Its purpose was to inform employees about the various activities and happenings at the company’s steel mill, coal mines, iron mines and quarries. It contains reports contributed by correspondents from the mining towns and the steel mill in Pueblo. It also contains numerous photographs, maps, and advertisements. Indicative of the multinational composition of the company workforce, some articles in Camp and Plant were written in German, Spanish, Italian and Slovenian.
Camp and Plant has been digitized and is available on the Steelworks website:
Camp and Plant Arrangement
Items are arranged by volume number.
Camp and Plant, Volume 1 December 14, 1901 – June 28, 1902
Camp and Plant, Volume 2 July 5, 1902 – November 20, 1902
Camp and Plant, Volume 3 January 3, 1903 – July 4, 1903
Camp and Plant, Volume 4 July 11, 1903 – June 28, 1902
Camp and Plant, Volume 5 January 16, 1904 – April 30, 1904
The Industrial Bulletin started in 1915 under CF&I President John D. Rockefeller Jr. and the Employee Representation Plan. The publication was used to disseminate the company’s labor policies to workers, and also included news from the Steel Mill and mines, in addition to other general interest articles. It contains many photographs and illustrations as well.
Industrial Bulletin Arrangement
4 reels of microfilm, reels 1036, 1039, 1041, 1043
The CF&I Blast began as the Steel Works Blast in 1923, and was a company newspaper written by and for employees published through the 1980s in various formats. Like other company publications, it included news about the company and employees, and also included other news and pop-culture pieces.
CF&I Blast Arrangement
Information on reels is arranged chronologically. Also available on-site at the CF&I Archives are original paper copies of The Blast.
CF&I Blast 05/11/1945-09/20/1946
CF&I Blast 07/02/1948-02/11/1957
CF&I Blast 02/25/1957-12/17/1962
CF&I Blast 12/31/1962-12/1970
Missing material: 1963-10/07, 10/21, 1966-07/25-1970, Nov.
CF&I Today Arrangement
Steel Works Blast Arrangement
Publications, Individual Issues: Industrial Bulletin, CF&I Today, ESOP Reporter, The Key, CF&I Blast, Supervision, Management Newsletter, Industrial Newsletter, CF&I News, Roebling and Crane Cos 1920-1989