The collections of the Industrial Archives & Library are divided into two major parts: the archives and the library. The archives contains all primary source documents relating to American industry. The library contains printed matter, primarily published for public consumption, though catalogs and some other materials can be found in both places.
What We Collect
The Industrial Archives & Library collects a wide range of material, in both physical and electronic formats, relating to the history of industry in America. While our current collections include material from mining, steelmaking, quarrying, shipbuilding, transportation, and banking, our scope is not limited to these industries. We are currently actively seeking material to be added to our holdings and encourage potential donors to contact us. We are extremely interested in corporate records, photographs, motion pictures and videos, microfilm, and more. IAL is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and all donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.