The CF&I Archives contains a wealth of primary resources for student research papers. Here we highlight a few of these resources and make them available for online downloads.
The Industrial Relations Record Group contains extensive documentation about labor relations issues from significant periods of labor unrest for CF&I employees and management. One example of research on this collection is Representation and Rebellion: The Rockefeller Plan at the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company, 1914-1942, by CSU-Pueblo History Professor Dr. Jonathan Rees. Below are a few files from the Industrial Relations Sub-series 188.8.131.52, Pre-Unionization Documentation, 1900-1938. A complete listing of this sub-series is available on theRocky Mountain Online Archive.The files we selected contain "X-reports," a series of reports filed by CF&I infiltrators into the union ranks:X-Report, Aug. 29, 1927
X-Report, Sept.r 1, 1927
X-Report, Sept. 2, 1927
X-Report, Nov. 22, 1927
X-Report, Jan. 18, 1928
Financial records may sound boring, but they can yield a wealth of information for researchers. This Daybook, from 1910-1911 is one example.
Pioneer Steelmaker in the West is the definitive early history of CF&I, written by H. Lee Scamehorn, Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Colorado-Boulder. An example of a document that he used in his research, from the CF&I Archives Scamehorn Collection, is this Explosions in Colorado Coal Mines, 1883 to 1932, a circular from the United States Bureau of Mines in November, 1933.
A later, but similar document, is this CF&I Safety Bulletin from December, 1953.
More documents coming soon!