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|Named Person:||Thurman Wesley Arnold; George Leonard Berry; B D Broeker; E Fontaine Brown; Grover C Brown; Clarence Darrow; Benjamin F Fairless; E A Filene; Tom M Girdler; Eugene G Grace; W A Irvin; Albert Kahn; Chester A McLain; H A Moore; J Leonard Replogle; W W Robison; Franklin D Roosevelt; Charles M Schwab; Walter Sheldon Tower; Richard H Wilmer|
|Document Type:||Archival Material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||American Iron and Steel Institute.|
|Description:||47 linear ft.|
Files of the General Counsel & Secretary describe attempts during the Carter, Reagan and Bush Administrations to reduce imports of cheap foreign steel and the rash of American plant closings. There is also a report on unionism in the American steel industry by the European Social Initiatives and Research Institute. Files of the Vice President-Industrial Relations deal with matters of industrial health and safety, noise control, and pollution abatement, including documents from the EPA, WHO, the International Labour Organisation, and environmental studies of Japanese steel plants. The executive files also include drafts of the Institute's 1993 strategic plan and files on the "Steel Fellows" program (1970-1989).
The bulk of the executive files are those of outside counsel Cravath, de Gersdorf, Swaine & Wood, who advised the Institute on many important programs beginning in the early days of the New Deal. The major topic documented is the preparation and administration of the "Code of Fair Competition" for the steel industry under the NIRA. In addition to minutes, agendas, drafts, and resolutions relating to the code and its enforcement, there is information on the codes in other industries (particularly construction), complaints against the steel code, investigations by the FTC and Justice Dept., NRA posters, and relevant material in antitrust law. The files also contain minutes, agendas, reports and press releases from the Council of Industrial Progress (1936-1937).
Another major topic is the basing-point system of pricing which was in force in the steel industry from 1903 until it was finall outlawed by the Supreme Court in 1948. The files contain copies of various tariffs as well as extensive coverage of an FTC investigation of the basing-point systemin the cement industry.
The Cravath files also document the Institute's response to a wide range of other New Deal legislation, including the Social Security Act; the Public Utility Holding Company Act; the Wagner Act - particularly the struggle to amend it in 1939-40; the O'Mahoney Bill for federal licensing of corporations; the Robinson-Patman Act; the Walsh-Healey Act; the Fair Labor Standards Act; and the 1939 monopoly investigation of the steel industry. Post-New Deal developments include the creation of the National Wage Stabilization Board and War Labor Board during World War II, the stainless steel investigation of 1944-45, and the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946.
The files also contain a great deal of information of regular Institute business, including copies of minutes, agendas, press releases (1934-1959), speeches, booklets, manuals, and specifications. Files on the Building Code Committee document attempts to have local building codes revised to permit greater use of light steel. There are reports and memos on the CIO organizing drives of the late 1930s, copies of union contracts signed with the United Steelworkers between 1942 and 1944, and a file on a New York exhibit of stainless steel architectural elements designed by the noted architects Kahn & Jacobs.
- Arnold, Thurman Wesley, -- 1891-1969.
- Berry, George Leonard, -- 1882-1948.
- Broeker, B. D. -- (Bernard Dreher), -- 1909- .
- Brown, E. Fontaine, -- 1908- .
- Brown, Grover C. -- (Grover Charles), -- 1883-1956.
- Darrow, Clarence, -- 1857-1938.
- Fairless, Benjamin F. -- (Benjamin Franklin), -- 1890-
- Filene, E. A. -- (Edward Albert), -- 1860-1937.
- Girdler, Tom M. -- (Tom Mercer), -- 1877-1965.
- Grace, Eugene G. -- (Eugene Gifford), -- 1876-1960.
- Irvin, W. A. -- (William Adolf), -- 1873-1952.
- Kahn, Albert, -- 1869-1942.
- McLain, Chester A. -- (Chester Alden), -- 1891-1953.
- Moore, H. A. -- (Hoyt Augustus), -- 1870-1958.
- Replogle, J. Leonard -- (Jacob Leonard), -- 1876-1948.
- Robison, W. W. -- (William Whitwell), -- 1879- .
- Roosevelt, Franklin D. -- (Franklin Delano), -- 1882-1945.
- Schwab, Charles M., -- 1862-1939.
- Tower, Walter Sheldon, -- 1881-1969.
- Wilmer, Richard H. -- (Richard Hooker), -- 1892-1976.
- American Iron and Steel Institute.
- American Steel & Wire Co.
- Atlantic Steel Company.
- Bethlehem Steel Company.
- Cement Institute.
- Chrysler Corporation.
- College Marketing Corporation.
- Columbia Steel and Shafting Company.
- Council for Industrial Progress.
- Cravath, de Gersdorff, Swaine & Wood.
- Crucible Steel Company of America.
- European Social Initiatives and Research Institute.
- General Motors Corporation.
- Inland Steel Company.
- International Labour Organisation.
- Kahn & Jacobs.
- Kawasaki Seitetsu Kabushiki Kaisha.
- Lockhart Iron and Steel Company.
- National Association of Manufacturers (U.S.).
- National Tube Co.
- Nippon Kokan Kabushiki Kaisha.
- Republic Steel Corporation.
- Sharon Steel Hoop Company.
- Sheffield Steel Corporation.
- South Chester Tube Company.
- United States. -- Dept. of Justice.
- United States. -- Environmental Protection Agency.
- United States. -- Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938.
- United States. -- Federal Trade Commission.
- United States. -- Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946.
- United States. -- National Industrial Recovery Act of 1933.
- United States. -- National Labor Relations Act.
- United States. -- National Labor Relations Board.
- United States. -- National Recovery Administration.
- United States. -- National Wage Stabilization Board.
- United States. -- National War Labor Board (1942-1945).
- United States. -- Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935.
- United States. -- Robinson-Patman Act.
- United States. -- Social Security Act.
- United States. -- Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act.
- United States. -- War Industries Board.
- United States Steel Corporation.
- United Steelworkers of America.
- Wheeling Steel Corporation.
- World Health Organization.
- Antitrust investigations.
- Antitrust law.
- Basing-point system.
- Building laws.
- Cement industries -- Basing-point system.
- Collective labor agreements -- Steel industry.
- College graduates -- Employment.
- Company unions.
- Construction industry.
- Employee representation plans.
- Factory and trade wastes -- Environmental aspects.
- Federal incorporation.
- Free trade.
- Freight and freightage -- Rates.
- Industrial hygiene.
- Industrial relations.
- Industrial safety.
- Labor laws and legislation.
- New Deal, 1933-1939 -- Law and legislation.
- Noise control.
- Plastics as metal substitutes.
- Pollution -- Law and legislation.
- Pollution -- Research.
- Price discrimination -- United States.
- Price fixing.
- Stainless steel in building.
- Steel -- Imports.
- Steel, Stainless.
- Steel, Structural.
- Steel in building.
- Steel industry and trade.
- Steel industry and trade -- Health aspects.
- Steel industry and trade -- Japan.
- Steel industry and trade -- Noise.
- Voluntary restraint agreements.
- World War, 1914-1918 -- Economic aspects.
- Press releases.