Guide to the CF&I Archives – Commercial Record Group

 


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Guide to the CF&I Archives – Commercial Record Group

 TitleCF&I Archives – Commercial Record Group
 Dates1877-1993
 IdentificationBHS-CFI-RG3
 Extent:110 cubic feet
 RepositoryCF&I Steel Archives, Bessemer Historical Society, 215 Canal Street, Pueblo, CO 81004, Phone: 719-564-7742

www.cfisteel.org


Commercial Scope and Content Note

The Commercial record group includes documents from Public Relations, Sales, and Marketing. Marketing and advertising materials, catalogs of products sold by CF&I, correspondence, sales manuals, and other such types of documents are included in this record group. There is also information about various public openings for new departments at the Pueblo Plant, specifically the Seamless Tube Mill and the Rod Mill Openings. This record group spans the history of the company from the 1870s through the early 1990s. As this group is more fully processed, more information about it shall be made available.

 

Commercial Arrangement

Currently organized into three subgroups

SG 3.1, Sales Department, 1877-1993

SG 3.2, Advertising, 1949-1993

SG 3.3,Undefined, 1926-1990

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Restrictions

Restrictions on access:

Certain materials are restricted due to privacy concerns. Please contact BHS staff for further information.

Restrictions on use:

Not all of the material in the collection is in the public domain. Researchers are responsible for addressing copyright issues. Please see the BHS copyright statement at

http://steelworks.us/index.php/archives2/copyrightinformation

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Index Terms

Subject Terms:

Coal mines and mining.

Colorado Fuel and Iron Company.

Colorado Fuel and Iron Corporation.

Colorado Fuel and Iron Corporation. John A. Roebling’s Sons Corporation.

Iron mines and mining.

Steel industry and trade.


 

SG 3.1 
Sales Department  1877-1993

Extent:  43 boxes, COM-0001, COM-0003, COM-0005, COM-0011 through COM-0015, COM-0017 through COM-0050, COM-0053, COM-0056

Sales Department Scope and Content Note

Under construction

 

Sales Department Arrangement

Currently organized into three series

Series 3.1.1, Product Catalogs, 1916-1966

Series 3.1.2, World War II Sales, 1940-1945

Series 3.1.3, Unidentified, 1877-1993

Series 3.1.1 
Product Catalogs  1916-1966

Extent:  4 boxes, COM-0001, COM-0003, COM-0005, COM-0054

Product Catalog Scope and Content Note

Under Construction

Product Catalog Arrangement

Under Construction

  
DescriptionContainer

Product Catalogs (Including Roebling, Lackawanna Rails, and Illinois Steel Co.)  1916-1966

  
Box COM-0001 

Product Catalogs and Advertising Publications 

  
Box COM-0003 

Product Catalogs and PR/Advertising Materials 

  
Box COM-0005 

Bars and Shapes (Product Catalogs)  no date

  
Box COM-0054 

Series 3.1.2,  
World War II Sales,   1940-1945

Extent:  1 box, COM-0016

World War II Sales Scope and Content Note

Under construction

 

World War II Sales Arrangement

Under construction

  
DescriptionContainer

Price Approval Department (Controlled Materials Plan, Government Price Regulations, Defense Instructions, and Discontinued Realock)  1940-1945

  
Box COM-0016 

Series 3.1.3,  
Undefined,   1887-1993

Extent:  39 boxes

Undefined Scope and Content Note

Under construction

 

Undefined Arrangement

Under construction

  
DescriptionContainer

Sales and Order Status Reports  1973

  
Box COM-0011 

Discontinued Warehouses  1957-1970

  
Box COM-0012 

Works Manager Files  1985

  
Box COM-0013 

Vice President – Sales Operating Reports  1971

  
Box COM-0014 

Vice President – Sales Budget Reports, Expense Reports and Monthly Performance  1970-1971

  
Box COM-0015 

Correspondence about Railroad Sales  1989

  
Box COM-0017 

Rail Orders and Correspondence  1993

  
Box COM-0018 

Bar, Rod, and Wire Mill Files  1991

  
Box COM-0019 

Transfer Case #1 and Sales Operation Reports  1972

  
Box COM-0020 

Vice President of Sales Transfer Case #2; Sales Operation Report; Monthly Performance Records  1972

  
Box COM-0021 

Bar, Rod, and Wire Mill Files and Salesman Call Reports  1989-1990

  
Box COM-0022 

Customer Product Lists and Profitability Records  1983-1991

  
Box COM-0023 

Financial Reports; Major Accounts; Budgets; Profitability Analysis  1970-1972

  
Box COM-0024 

Vice President of Sales Market Research Department Reports  1968-1971

  
Box COM-0025 

Vice President of Sales Sales Records on Wire, Rolled, and Bar Products  1970-1976

  
Box COM-0026 

Vice President of Sales Reading Files, Sales Operating Reports, Standard Procedure Manual, and Miscellaneous Reports  1966-1975

  
Box COM-0027 

Multiple Railroad Modified Sections Files and Railroad Sales Correspondence and Rail and Joint Bar Drilling Prints  1954-1976

  
Box COM-0028 

National Accounts; Expense Accounts; Target Accounts; New Accounts; Association Membership  1967-1971

  
Box COM-0029 

Vice President Sales-Monthly Performance; Profitability Analysis  1970-1971

  
Box COM-0030 

Discontinued Products (Industrial Wire Cloth, Oakland Mill Products, Claymont Mill Products); Price Approval Department  1950-1970

  
Box COM-0031 

Miscellaneous Reports, Vice President, Sales, Board of Directors Meetings Capital Expenditures, Public Relations  1968-1975

  
Box COM-0032 

Miscellaneous Reports, Vice President, Sales, Pueblo Mill Reports, General Oil Co Purchases, Operations Meetings  1968-1975

  
Box COM-0033 

Storage Files; Advertising; Plant Closings and Reorganizations; Acquisition of Houseman Corp.  1968-1972

  
Box COM-0034 

CF&I Sales Products-Tubular, Wire, Rolled, Rail, Regional  1877-1978

  
Box COM-0035 

Product Department Files  1981

  
Box COM-0036 

Sales Department-Marita Draeger-Subject Files  1979-1980

  
Box COM-0037 

Sales Department-Product Files  1978-1980

  
Box COM-0038 

Sales Department-Marita Draeger/ Blackman/Burke-Subject Files  1980

  
Box COM-0039 

Sales Department-Vice President’s Files on Product Development  1967-1968

  
Box COM-0040 

Sales Department-Rail-Correspondence, Purchase Orders; Norfolk Southern-XYZ  1989

  
Box COM-0041 

Sales-Wire and Rolled Products  1973-1982

  
Box COM-0042 

Sales: call reports from customers  1983

  
Box COM-0043 

Sales: call reports from customers; pricing procedures and sales information, mostly wire; itineraries for salesmen  1970-1990

  
Box COM-0044 

Sales: advertising announcements, memberships, promotional and phone calls, itineraries  1969-1984

  
Box COM-0045 

Sales: Weekly itineraries  1982

  
Box COM-0046 

Rolled Customers Correspondence,  1983-1984

  
Box COM-0047 

Customers’ Orders Files (Union Pacific)  1988-1990

  
Box COM-0048 

Commercial Sales Manuals  no date

  
Box COM-0049 

Sales department, travel, relocation  1980-1989

  
Box COM-0050 

Manager of Sales correspondence – issues w/chemicals  1980

  
Box COM-0053 

Sales Statistics by Product; Payroll; LIFO  no date

  
Box COM-0056 

SG 3.2 
Advertising  1949-1993

Extent:  8 boxes, COM-0003, COM-0005-COM-0007, COM-0009-COM-0010, COM-0051, COM-0052

Advertising Scope and Content Note

Under construction

 

Advertising Arrangement

Currently organized into two series

Series 3.2.1, Advertising, 1966-1975

Series 3.2.2, Undefined, unknown

Series 3.2.1 
Advertising  1966-1975

Extent:  4 boxes, COM-0003, COM-0005, COM-0009, COM-0055

Advertsing Scope and Content Note

Under Constuction

 

Advertising Arrangment

Under Construction

  
DescriptionContainer

Product Catalogs and Advertising Publications 

  
Box COM-0003 

Product Catalogs and PR/Advertising Materials 

  
Box COM-0005 

Bound Reprints of Advertising Materials  1966-1981

  
Box COM-0009 

Press Releases  1975-1977

  
Box COM-0055 

Series 3.2.2,  
Undefined,   1949-1980,

Extent:  5 boxes

Advertsing Scope and Content Note

Under Constuction

 

Advertising Arrangment

Under Construction

  
DescriptionContainer

Rod Mill Opening and Seamless Tube Mill Open House Working Files (Invitations, Invitation Lists, Correspondence, Final Report)  1949, 1953

  
Box COM-0006 

Rod Mill Opening Working Files (Organizational Charts for Planning Committees) 

  
Box COM-0007 

Seamless Tube Mill Opening  1953

  
Box COM-0010 

Public Relations: Historical Files  1950-1980

  
Box COM-0051 

Company Publications  no date

  
Box COM-0052 

SG 3.3 
Undefined  1926-1990

Extent:  1 box, COM-0008

Undefined Scope and Content Note

Under construction

 

Sales Department Arrangement

Under construction

  
DescriptionContainer

Product Catalogs; Advertising Materials; Forms (Mostly for Roebling and Wickwire Steel Companies)  1926-1990

  
Box COM-0008