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Employee Records of the A.M. Byers Company [Pennsylvania], 1916-1952 (ICPSR 6359)

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This data collection contains work histories of employees of the A.M. Byers Company. A complete work history for each employee is presented, including wage rate, occupation, date of hire, length of time on the job, and reasons for leaving. Demographic information in the collection includes date of birth, gender, marital status, race, ethnicity, place of birth, citizenship, and English language ability.

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DS4:  Note Records - Download All Files (0.6 MB)

Study Description


Whatley, Warren C., and Gavin Wright. Employee Records of the A.M. Byers Company [Pennsylvania], 1916-1952. ICPSR06359-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1995. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06359.v1

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This study was funded by:

  • National Science Foundation (NSF: SES-8300696 and SES-8910514)
  • University of Michigan

Scope of Study

Time Period:  

  • 1916--1952

Date of Collection:  

  • 1989--1991

Universe:   Persons employed between 1916 and 1952 in the Southside and Ambridge, Pennsylvania, plants of the A.M. Byers Company.

Data Types:   administrative records data


Sample:   Stratified random sample of 6,992 employees.

Data Source:

manuscript employee records of the A.M. Byers Company housed at the Labor Archives, Archive of Industrial Society, University of Pittsburgh


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Version History:

  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 5 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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