Artifacts and Donations

Brass steam whistle

A variety of tools from various industries; steam whistles, wheelbarrows, etc.

Brass chauffeur badge from Ohio, denoting an expiration date of September 30, 1938

A variety of collectible items marked by steel company or union names; buttons, badges, drinking glasses, Zippo lighters, etc.

Artwork of an industrial scene

Variety of artwork relating to industry in the Mahoning Valley.

Photograph at Gate 3 of U.S. Steel's Ohio Works plant, of a large sign that reads "IF YOU LEAVE SAFETY BEHIND YOU HAVE DANGER AHEAD"

Explore our wide collection of photographs.

A heat-resistant orange jacket with two black stripes down the right side; a patch on the left breast states "CREW AWARD" and "V. Zona" is embroidered on the bottom left hem.

A steel worker's "uniform" often included a variety of gear intended to enhance safety, but were also acquired as gifts due to productive achievements and retirements.

Photograph of workers pouring molten steel into ingot molds

Explore the process of making steel.

Advertisement flier for The Buckeye Land Company of Youngstown, Ohio

Various advertisements released by steel companies, housing companies, etc. in Youngstown and the surrounding region.

Political cartoon depicting a man and woman having a discussion on a hilltop above the city

Browse our collection of political cartoons relating to the city of Youngstown and the steel industry.