Memories of Steel: Women of Bethlehem Steel

Memories of Steel: Women of Bethlehem Steel

The Steelworkers’ Archives is collaborating with Lehigh University on a Mellon Foundation funded digital archive project.  The Women of Bethlehem Steel project aims to collect stories of women’s experiences as workers, wives, store owners, managers, and clerical workers at Bethlehem Steel or in the surrounding neighborhoods.  This project will produce a digital archive available for researchers, students, and curious people to learn more about women’s roles related to Bethlehem Steel.  A part of this project is collecting new oral histories, so we reach out to women, with any experience with Bethlehem Steel, to tell your story.  

As an introduction to this project, and an outreach to the wider community, we will be holding a Memories of the Steel: Women of Bethlehem Steel event on Friday, April 8.  This event will consist of a slide show of women at the Steel, an explanation of the project by representatives from Lehigh University and the Steelworkers’ Archives, and a mediated panel of women affiliated with the Steel.  

Panel participants will include: union women who worked on the shop floor, a wife of a steelworker, a woman who worked in management, and a woman whose parents ran a South Side grocery store with a steelworking customer base.  

We invite anyone interested in the role of the Steel in the Lehigh Valley – men, women, children – to attend this event!

Place: Northampton County Community College,
Southside Fowler Center,
Barnette Room, 6th floor, 511
E. Third St., Bethlehem, PA
Date: April 8, 2016
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Free Refreshments.  Free Parking.  No reservations required.

Please call the Archives at (610) 861-0600 or