The National Iron & Steel Heritage Museum
Research Center & Archives
Members are welcome to come in and read the many periodicals and other publications to which we subscribe.

Scholars, students, and the public are welcomed and encouraged to use the Research Center. The Research Center is strictly for in-house research and does not lend materials. A reading/study area is provided for public use. Various catalogs, finding aids, and the assistance of the staff enable researchers to locate pertinent materials.

Downloadable PDF Files

Rebecca Lukens' Autobiography
Lukens, 1850-1870 - By Dr. Julian Skaggs
200 Years of Rolling on the Brandywine - By Richard P. Smith
Metallurgy 101 - Basics, ArcelorMittal

The Collection
Current Periodicals
Charts and Maps

AASLH - American Association for State and Local History
Academy of Natural Sciences
American Association of Museums AAM
AMM American Metal Market
Antiques & Fine Arts
Archaeological Conservancy
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum
Brandywine Conference & Visitors Bureau
Brandywine Conservancy/River Museum
Central of Georgia Railway Historical Society
Chester County Historical Society / CCHS
Chester County Town & Country Living
Chester County Conference & Visitors Bureau
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Conservation Center for Art& Historic Artifacts CCAHA
Franklin Institute
Friends of Stenton
Friends of the Railroad Museum
Greater Brandywine Cultural Alliance
Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance
Hagley Museum
Historic New England
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
John Bartram Association
Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums
Museum Store
Nantucket Historical Association
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Pennsylvania Heritage Society
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
Pennsylvania Federation of Museums and Historical Organizations
Pennsylvania Historical Association
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks
Philadelphia Business Journal
Pook & Pook Catalogue
Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia
Preservation Society of Newport County Rhode Island
Preservation Pennsylvania
Reading Company Technical & Historical Society / RCT&HS
Smithsonian Contributing Membership
Society for Industrial Archeology
Tri-State Coalition of Historic Places
Victorian Homes
Victorian Society of America
Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce
William Trent House Museum

Operating Hours
The National Iron & Steel Heritage Museum
Research Center & Archives

50 South 1st Avenue Coatesville, PA 19320

Museum Research Center & Archives is available by phone Monday through Friday from 10 am to 3 pm.


Closed most major holidays.