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Special Collections: Pennsylvania Business History

Materials about major types of Pennsylvania industries and businesses and their histories found within the Special Collections Library.

Iron, Steel, Metal and Machinery

Special Collections has a variety of primary source materials documenting the daily operations of the iron, steel, metal and machinery industries. Collections include both personal papers and business records, ranging from correspondence, scrapbooks, and photographs, to office files, memoranda, and reports.

Wooden structure of iron works with locomotives on tracks in the foreground and a locomotive on a wooden trestle emerging from the back of the iron works. Workmen standing along the side of the works and on the locomotive in the foreground.

Iron works with steam locomotives, Scotia, Pennsylvania, Scotia Ore Mines and Iron Works Collection. Historical Collections and Labor Archives, Special Collections Library, University Libraries, The Pennsylvania State University.