Bessemer Historical Society

2007-2008


     

Guide to the CF&I Archives – Commercial Record Group

  Title CF&I Archives – Commercial Record Group
  Dates 1877-1993
  Identification BHS-CFI-RG3
  Extent: 110 cubic feet
  Repository

CF&I Steel Archives, Bessemer Historical Society, 215 Canal Street, Pueblo, CO 81004, Phone: 719-564-7742

www.steelworks.us


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

   
Description Container

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

   
Description Container

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

   
Description Container

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

   
Description Container

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

   
Description Container

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

   
Description Container

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

   
Box COM-0008