Extent: 75 cubic feet
The material in this record group consists of approximately 100,000 images, and 150 reels of motion picture film, as well as other formats including: lantern slides, slides, negatives, audiocassettes, CDs, DVDs and digitized audio and visual files. The vast majority of the photographs were taken by company photographers. Motion picture films include both raw footage of significant events in CF&I’s history, most likely shot in-house, but also includes commercial films shot by an outside production company. The images and motion picture films depict workers, workers’ housing, workers’ families, machinery, railways, mining structures, finished steel products, advertising, mill structures and numerous other topics. The earliest motion picture, from the 1920s, documents a walking tour of the steel mill, and contains some of the earliest footage extant of the interior of a working steel mill. Approximately 50 audiocassettes, and a similar number of digitized audio files consist largely of interviews with company executives and workers conducted by company historian H. Lee Scamehorn. Digitized audio files and some photographs are available for viewing at:
Arrangement: Currently organized into five subgroups
SG 8.1, Positives, no date.
SG 8.2, Negatives, no date.
SG 8.3, Slides, no date
SG 8.4, Video and Motion Picture Film, no date
SG 8.5, Digital Images, no date.Go to the Record Group Inventory