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Hogan Steel Archive: Energy

The “Hogan Steel Archive,” representing a three-year collaborative effort of the Walsh Library’s Department of Archives and Special Collections and Fordham’s Industrial Economics Research Institute, commemorates and preserves the remarkable steel legacy


The 79 document files on the subject of energy contain papers, speeches, published articles, references, and statistics generally focused on measures taken within and outside the steel industry to address concerns and problems arising from the energy crisis of 1973-1974 and the additional surge in oil prices during 1979. A number of documents describe the energy-conservation measures taken by the steel industry, both in the United States and around the world, while other documents provide information on such subjects as the energy requirements for iron and steel production, energy-saving technologies at steel plants, power costs in the steel industry, the cost of steel-plant steam, coal-based energy, coal gasification, nuclear energy, plasma melting, and the relative energy intensities of steel and other materials. In addition, the Archive’s book and reference collection contains such works as The Oil Import Problem by Sebastian Raciti and A Technological Study on Energy in the Steel Industry by the Committee on Technology of IISI.