Tyrrell Historical Library, Beaumont Public Library System

Finding Aid for the John Dollinger Jr., Inc. Records, 1890s-1995



Descriptive Summary

Creator: John Dollinger, Jr., Inc.
Title: John Dollinger, Jr., Inc. Records
Dates: 1890s-1995
Creator Abstract: The John Dollinger, Jr., Company moved to Beaumont, Texas, from Plaquemine, Louisiana, in 1907, and became a dominant local player in the steel industry until its closing in 1905.
Content Abstract: These records cover the Dollinger Company's history in Beaumont, from its founding to its closing, and include photographs, asset files, meeting minutes, contracts, other administrative records, and company artifacts.
Identification: AC-604
Extent: 27 boxes
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Tyrrell Historical Library, Beaumont Public Libraries,  695 Pearl St,  Beaumont, TX 77701

Historical Note

In August of 1902, John Dollinger, Jr., founded the Plaquemine Boiler and Sheet Metal Works in Plaquemine, Louisiana. The plant catered to the repair of boilers and other equipment used in the sugar refining industry located in the area. In 1907, a depression struck Louisiana, prompting Dollinger to move his business to Beaumont, Texas, where he established a boiler shop. Business began to boom, supported first by the oil refineries of the region, and later by the lumber and rice industries situated nearby. After the Beaumont ship channel opened in 1916, Dollinger began to perform marine boiler and fuel oil tank repairs. The company was incorporated in the state of Texas under the name of John Dollinger, Jr., Inc., on May 2, 1917.

In 1923, Dollinger purchased 11.5 acres at the north end of 7th Street and constructed a new, larger plant. The company survived the Great Depression of the 1930s thanks to the business it had built up during the 1920s, and through careful management. During World War II, it contributed to the war effort by producing component parts for destroyers and other shipping, and by making structures for 100-octane aviation gasoline units. John Dollinger, Jr., passed away in 1941, and his son, Charles Rouse "Chick" Dollinger, Sr., then became the president of the company. After the war, the company continued to expand, opening a plant in Gonzales, Texas, and the affiliated company Dollinger Steel of Louisiana, reaching a zenith of output in the 1980s. The Beaumont-based plant was finally sold and closed in 1995.


Scope and Content Note

These records contain 27 boxes, arranged in five series and eight subseries. The series are arranged in the following order: 50th Anniversary Celebration; Project Work, including photographs and newspaper articles on Dollinger products; Administrative Records; Miscellaneous Files; and Company Artifacts. The Administrative Records series is further broken down into five subseries: Financial and Legal Records; Stockholder and Board of Director Meeting Minutes; Labor and Union Files; Asset Files; and Equipment Contracts. A highlight of the collection is the photographs of Dollinger projects in the Project Work series. These photographs were completed for clients in varied industries, and provide a unique glimpse into the daily work of a steel mill. Also of interest are the records from Dollinger's 50th anniversary celebration in 1952, and the records of Dollinger's negotiations with Local Chapter No. 587 of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers.


 

Organization of Collection

This collection is organized into five series and eight subseries. Note that, in many cases, original folder titles have been retained.

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Some restrictions may apply.

Copyright

The Tyrrell Historical Library holds copyright. The researcher must secure permission to publish. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to the Tyrrell Historical Library. Although the donor transferred the copyright of the collection, copyright of some specific items may still be held by their respective creator(s). For further information, contact the Tyrrell. The researcher assumes full responsibility for complying with copyright, literary property rights, and libel laws.


Index Terms

Personal Names
Dollinger, Charles Rouse, Sr., 1904-1993.
Dollinger, John, Jr., 1871-1941.
Organizations
John Dollinger, Jr., Inc.
Dollinger Steel of Louisiana.
Plaquemine Steel Company.
Subjects
Steel industry.
Locations
Beaumont (Tex.)
Gonzales (Tex.)
Plaquemine (La.)
Genres/Formats
Aerial photographs.
Black-and-white photographs.
Collective labor agreements.
Color photographs.
Commercial correspondence.
Contracts.
Contract documents.
Financial statements.
Flags.
Minute books.
Newspapers.

Related Material

Eastern Texas Electric Company Collection, 1924-1925, 1929.

AC-220, The Gulf States Utilities Collection, 1925-1993.

AC-162, Industrial Maps and Aerial Views of Jefferson County, 1965-1967.

AC-196, Roy Towell, Jr., "Doing Business in Beaumont" Collection, 1993 (Content: 1938-1992).


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[item], [folder], [box], John Dollinger, Jr., Inc. records, Tyrrell Historical Library, Beaumont, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donated by John E. "Jed" Dollinger and Jerry Dollinger in 2011 August.

Processing Information

Processed by Tyrrell Historical Library Staff.

Finding aid revised and encoded by Tyrrell Historical Library Staff, 2012 July.


Bibliography


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

50th Anniversary, 1952-1953

The 50th Anniversary series collects papers and memorabilia related to the Dollinger Corporation's celebration of its 50th year in business. It includes a history of the Dollinger Corporation, photographs of special events held in commemoration of the occasion, invitations, thank you notes, and publicity announcements.
Box Folder
1A 1 Plaquemine, Louisiana, Commemorative Newspapers, 1952
2 The Dollinger Story, 1952
3 The Dollinger Story manuscript, 1952
4 Correspondence on The Dollinger Story, 1952
5 Acknowledgements of The Dollinger Story, 1952
6 Newspaper announcements, 1952
7 Guest lists and invitations, 1952
8 Remembrance letters and souvenir photographs, 1952
9 Photos permissions, 1952
10 Thank you letters, 1952
11 Binder with tour plans, thank you letters, 1952
12 Photographs, 1952
13 Congratulatory notes, 1952
14 Photographs, 1952
15 Photographs, 1952
16 Photo album, 1952
17 Framed invitation; Framed photograph of 50th anniversary tree, the "Dollinger Oak", 1952
18 Guest books (3), 1952



 

Job Projects, 1920-1983

A series of records, mostly photographs, which describe the products and projects made by the Dollinger Corporation. These records also include newspaper articles about certain projects. This series provides a valuable look into the daily work of the Dollinger Corporation.
Job Photographs, 1920-1983
A subseries of photogrpahs of the Dollinger Corporation's projects, organized alphabetically by customer name. Also includes photographs of the Dollinger Corporation's main office, plants, equipment, publicity, charity events, and employee retirements. See Photo File Index for detailed listing.
Box Folder
2A 1 Photo File Index, revised 1983 April
2 Advertising
Box Folder
2A> A-1 - A-4, A-7 - A-8, A-10 - A-11 Alcorn Combustion Company, 1945-1953
Box Folder
2A A-5 - A-6 Arthur Brothers, 1950
A-9 Alco Products, Warehouse 1956, 1971,
B-1 - B-3 E.B. Badger and Sons, 1942-1944
B-4 Beaumont Residences, Ornamental Iron undated,
B-5 Baker Lumber Company, Main Building 1941,
B-6 Brown and Root, Inc., Stacks 1955,
B-7 H.W. Burch, Floating Dock 1955,
B-8 P.G. Bell Construction Co., 1960
B-9 Bechtel Corporation, 1963
C-1 Chemical Construction Company, 1946
C-2 - C-3 O.W. Collins, Contractor, 1949
C-4 Celanese Corporation of America, 1944
C-5 Consolidated Steel Corporation, Ltd., 1944
C-6 M.Z. Collins Construction Co., 1959
C-7 Colby Steel and Manufacturing Co., undated
C-8 Carruth-Dishman Corporation, 1960
C-9 Customer letters in reference to photos, 1951-1964
D-1 Dollinger, John, Jr. - Portrait, , Obituaries; Historical Entries circa 1938
D-4 Dollinger Oak, 1953
D-6 - D-40 Dollinger Corporation - Various photos of the plant, office, equipment, publicity and charity events, and microfilm of commendation letters
D-41 Thad Dederick Construction Company, 1958
D-42 Dollinger - Visit of Italian Wage Determination Team, 1958
D-43 Dollinger, Multiple Punch, 1959
D-44 - D-46 Thad Dederick Construction Company, 1959-1960
D-47 Dollinger Threading Machine
D-48 Dollinger Sign Posts
D-49 Clarence Pellerine's 50th Anniversary, 1962
D-50 E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
D-51 Dollinger Main Office, 1960
D-52 Dollinger group portrait, 1972
D-52 E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, 1968
D-53 - D-57 Dollinger Publicity; Retirement Parties; Remodeling, 1973-1980
Box Folder
2B D-58 Dollinger - New Plant in Alexandria, Louisiana
D-59 Dollinger - Jeffer's Retirement
D-60 Mike Williams' Retirement, 1968
D-61 Dollinger Steel Co. of Louisiana - Shop Machinery, 1980
D-62 Dollinger - New Plant in Gonzales, Texas, 1980
D-63 F.W.E.C. & Heat Transfer Company, 1983
D-64 Retirement of G. Bodin; Annual Awards Program, 1983
D-65 Christmas Party, 1983
D-66 Christmas Party, 1985
D-67 - D-69 Dollinger Steel Co. of Louisiana aerial view, Gonzales plant aerial view, Beaumont plant aerial view, undated; 1990; 1990
E-1 East Texas Theaters, Inc., 1939
E-2 Employee Honors, undated
F-1 Fair Booth Displays, undated
F-2 - F-4 Farnsworth and Chambers, 1948
F-5 - F-6 Fluor Corporation, 1951-1952
F-7 Foster Brothers, Contractors, 1953
F-8 - F-11 Foster Wheeler Corporation, 1949, 1953
F-12 H.W. Foreman Contractors, 1938
F-13 - F-14 Foster Wheeler Corporation, 1944-1945
F-15 - F-16 Fluor Corporation, 1955
F-17 Farnsworth and Chambers, 1957
F-18 - F-46 Foster Wheeler Corporation, 1958-1971
1 Photograph Letters of Request
Box Folder
3A F-47 - F-61 Foster Wheeler Corporation, 1971-1982
G-1 - G-2 Gulf Oil Corporation, 1940-1942
G-3 - G-4 Gulf States Utilities Company, circa 1940-1941
G-5 Gasoline Plant Construction, Vacuum Heater 1952,
G-6 Leonard Giblin, 1940
G-7 W.R. Grimshaw, Bus Terminal 1941,
G-8 Gulf Oil Corporation, Smokestacks 1942,
G-9 Gulf States Utilities Company, Amelia Substation 1957,
G-10 Gulf Oil Corporation, Electrostatic Precipitator Flues 1972,
G-10 Gulf States Utilities Company
G-11 Grimshaw Construction Company, Clubhouse 1963,
G-12 Gulf States Utilities Company, 70 tons 138 KV Substation Steel 1963,
G-13 Gulf States Utilities Company, Assembled 138 KV Substation Steel 1968,
G-14 Gulf Oil Corporation, Flues and Stacks, Electric Precipitators 1972,
H-1 A.L. Hays, Additon undated,
H-2 A.L. Hays, 1941
H-3 Hydrocarbon Research, Inc., Compressor Building 1951
H-4 Harry H. Halton Building, 1946
H-5 Hydrocarbon Research, Inc., 1967
I-1 Ideco Division, Dresser Inc., undated
I-2 International Derrick & Equipment Co., undated
I-3 Ideco, undated
I-4 International Derrick & Equipment Co.
I-5 Inwood Construction Company
J-1 - J-5 Jefferson Amusement Company, 1940-1949
J-6 L.B. Jackson Company, 1950
K-1 - K-11; K-13 - K-16 The M.W. Kellogg Company, 1943-1958
K-12 Harry Knight, Contractor, 1941
K-17 - K-18 Winter King & Son, 1958-1959
K-19 K.T.I., , Tower Steel, Pipe Supports 1982
L-1 Law & Gentry, Contractors, , Service Station 1941
L-2 - L-25 The Lummus Company, 1942-1982
Box Folder
3B L-26 - L-32; L-35 - L-38 The Lummus Company, 1942-1982
L-26 James Latimer, , Sales and Services Building 1946
L-33 - L-34 H.A. Lott, Inc., 1959
M-1 - M-3 Magnolia Petroleum Company, 1944, 1948
M-4 W.E. Moore & Company, Engineers, , Three Charging Buckets 1952
M-5 A.M. Mutersbaugh, , Nitrate Shed 1953
M-6 Sales Demonstration of Air Reduction Sales Company,
M-7 Max B. Miller, Contractor, , Duo-Sol Plant 1948
M-8 Monsanto Chemical Company, , Twenty-four furnaces 1942
M-9 Maxwell Construction Company, , Junior High School 1958
M-10 Metal Services, Inc., , Acid Tanks 1959
M-11 - M-12 McKenzie, Hague, & Gillis, 1962, 1965
N-1 - N-7 H.B. Neild, 1941-1948
N-8 National Advertising Company, , Sign Mounts and Sign Supports 1960
O-1 Oil City Brass Works, , Furnace 1954
O-2 O'Rourke Construction Company, , Biology and Geology Building 1957
P-1 - P-2; P-6 - P-11 The Permutit Company, 1951-1964
P-3 Petro-Chem Development Company, , Furnace 1945
P-4 The Pure Oil Company, , Service Station 1939
P-5 Pig Stands, Inc., , Calder Ave. Pig Stand 1941
P-12 Procon, Inc., , Circular Pipe Handrails 1971
R-1 Read Standard Division, , Flour Storage Bins 1958
S-1 - S-3 G. Sargl, Contractor, , Convent 1940-1952
S-4 - S-5 E.P. Seymour, Contractor, 1945-1946
S-6 - S-7 Seymour Construction Company, 1940
S-8 - S-9 South Park Independent School District, , South Park High School Gymnasium 1940, 1946
S-10 Goose Creek Stadium, 1946
S-12 Pasadena, Texas Stadium, 1948
S-13 Lamar Consolidated School District, , Rosenburg Stadium 1949
S-14 South Park Stadium, 1947
S-15 Stadium (St. James Parochial School), 1945
S-16 Stadium (French Independent School District), 1938-1941
S-17 Stadium (South Texas State Fair), 1949
S-18 Stone & Webster Engineering Corp., , Extension on Neches Power Station 1950
S-19 Stone & Webster Engineering Corp., , TCC Unit 1951
S-20 Nolan Stewart, , SS for Police Station 1941
S-21 - S-22 G. Sargl, Contractor, 1940
S-23 Chris Smith, Inc., , Hebert Gymnasium, Assembly, and Music Building 1953
S-24 St. Pius X Church, , Structural 1955
S-25 Stone & Webster Engineering Corp., , Neches Power Station 1955
S-26 Stadium (Vidor Independent School District), , Bleachers 1955
S-27 - S-28 Chris Smith, Inc.
S-29 Stone & Webster Engineering Corp., , Neches Power Station 1957
S-30 Stadium (Groveton, Texas), 1958
S-31 Stone & Webster Engineering Corp., , Roy S. Nelson Station No. 3 1959
S-32 Stone & Webster Engineering Corp., , Ethylene Unit A-2 1958
S-33 Singmaster & Breyer, , Alloy Charging Hoppers 1964
S-34 Stone & Webster Engineering Corp., , Warehouse 1964
Box Folder
3B.1 T-1 Transit Mix Concrete Company, , Bulk Cement Storage Tank 1953
T-2 Tex Steam Corporation, , Shop Building 1944
U-1 Universal Oil Products, , Roof and Side Panels for Three Heaters 1953
U-2 U.S. Army Engineers, Dept. N.Y., , Bleachers 1962
U-3 - U-11 United Conveyor Corp., 1971-1975
V-1 Vidor Gym, 1940
W-1 - W-11 Herman Weber, Contractor, 1937-1951
Y-1 Yount Lee Oil Company, undated
Box Folder
4A.1 1 F-30, Foster Wheeler Corporation, Flues, Ducts, and Dampers, 1968
2 L-13, Lummus Company, Tower Structure for Furfural Solvent Refining Unit
3 M-2, Magnolia Petroleum Company, DeSalter Surge Drum 3/4" plate
4 M-4, W.F. Moore & Company, Engineers, Three Charging Buckets, 1952
5 M-7, Max B. Miller, Contractor, Duo-Sol Plant, 1948
6 P-3, Petro-Chem Development Company, Furnace Shell and Stack Assembly, 1945
7 S-5, E.P. Seymour, Contractor, Phelan Warehouse, 1945
8 S-6, E.P. Seymour, 1940
9 S-10, Stadium, 1946
10 S-12, Stadium, 1948
11 Miscellaneous Photographs
12 Portfolio of Job Photographs, undated
13 "Steel by Dollinger" advertising booklet, with job photographs
Box Folder
4B 1 Martin Lake Unit 2, Dewatering Bin D, undated
2 Photographs of plant yard, possibly after hurricane,
3 Miscellaneous photographs, undated
4 Album pages, loose, with miscellaneous photos. Approximately 148 pages, undated
5 Dollinger factory floor, undated
6 Pictures sent to Reid Nichols of Lummus Company, on . Pictures depict construction on an overpass on Highway 69/96/287. 29 July of unknown year
Project Work Newspaper Articles, 1949-1971
This subseries collects newspaper articles describing projects for which the Dollinger Company had provided steel.
Box Folder
4A 1 Cit-Con Oil Corporation, in Beaumont Enterprise, 1949 December 8
2 Cit-Con Oil Corporation, in Lake Charles American Press, ; in The Southwest Citizen, 1949 December 71949 December 8
3 B.F. Goodrich Chemical Company, in Beaumont Enterprise, 1971 July 19 and 1971 July 20
4 "Paper for Req[...] Advertisement", in Beaumont Enterprise, 1953 October 29
5 Alcorn Combustion Company, in Beaumont Journal, 1954 March 25
6 Thad Dederick Construction Company, in Beaumont Journal, 1960 October 21
7 Derby Oil Corporation, in Wichita Sunday Eagle, 1952 April 6
8 Fluor-o-scope, 1953 January-February
9 Foster Wheeler Corporation, in Beaumont Enterprise, 1958 March 30
10 Gulf Refinery - Alcohol Plant, in Beaumont Journal, 1952 June 24
11 Inwood Construction Company, in Longview Daily News, 1965 February 12
12 M.W. Kellogg Company, 1952 October 30
13 Winter King and Son, in Beaumont Enterprise, 1965 May 18
14 Lummus Company, in Beaumont Enterprise, 1951 June 7
15 Lummus Company, in Beaumont Enterprise, 1951 June 7
16 Lummus Company, in Beaumont Enterprise, ; in Beaumont Journal, 1955 March 15 and 1951 January 231951
17 Lummus Company, in Beaumont Journal, 1951 February 26
18 Lummus Company, in Sunday Enterprise, 1950 February 26
19 W.E. Moore & Co., in Sheffield Ladle, 1952 May
20 Chris Smith, Inc., in Beaumont Enterprise, 1955 March 15
21 The Southwestern Purchaser, 1952 March
22 The Southwestern Purchaser, 1953 April
23 The Southwestern Purchaser, 1952 December
24 The Southwestern Purchaser, 1952 October
25 Dollinger advertisement in The Wichita Eagle, 1952 April 6
26 Stone & Webster Engineering Corp., in Beaumont Enterprise, 1965 May 15
27 Transit Mix & Concrete Company, in Beaumont Enterprise, 1953 March 9
28 Young Men's Business League, in Sunday Enterprise, 1950 January 8
29 Jasper Drive-In Theatre
30 Publicity about Dollinger, 1949-1958
31 Advertising booklets produced by Dollinger's customers



 

Administrative Records, 1902-1995

This series collects records related to the administration of the Dollinger Company, such as financial and legal records, minutes, and lists of charitable contributions.
Financial and Legal Records, 1902-1995
Box Folder
5A 1 Two-weekly time book, 1902-1905
2 Lease agreement for first Beaumont plant, 1907-1908
3 American National Bank checks, 1911-1922
4 Dollinger vs. Horkan Appellant Brief, probably 1917
5 American Institute of Steel Construction Membership Certificate, 1953
6 Job Orders, 1940s-1970s
7 Order journals, 1941-1945, 1945-1946
8 Certification of Articles of Incorporation of Dollinger Steel Company of Louisiana, ; Certification of Articles of Incorporation of John D. Dollinger, Jr., inc., of Texas, 1950197?
9 Bylaws, 1975 and 1977
10 Bylaw on Indemnification of Officers and Directors, 1976
11 Evaluation of John Dollinger Jr., Inc., by Management Planning, Inc., circa 1972
12 Charitable Contributions, 1949-1976
13 Charitable Contributions, 1977-1984
14 Spindletop Memorial Museum correspondence, 1967
15 Employee Earnings, undated
16 Letters to Stockholders, undated
17 Financial records, 1981-1990
18 Assumed name legal records, 1990
Box Folder
9B 1 Special Investigation Report, 1917-1928
2-34 Audit Reports, (bound books) 1937-1970
Box Folder
11A 1-10 Audit Reports, (bound books) 1971-1980
11 Income Tax Returns, 1919-1926
12 Income Tax Returns, 1927-1936
13 Income Tax Returns, 1948-1949, 1954, 1958-1959, 1962
14 Audit Report, 1929
15 Financial Statements, 1948
16 Financial Statements, 1950
17 Adjusting and Closing Entries, 1930-1933
18 Monthly Inventories, Expenses, Profit and Loss Balance Sheet
19 Profit and Loss Ledgers, 1933-1938
20 Customers and Vendors List, 1968-1969
21 Expense Sheets, 1919-1927, 1936-1937
Box Folder
12 1 A.D. Moore, Jr., Attorney - Time Recording, 1942-1953/4
2 John Dollinger, Jr., Inc., General, 1966-1967
3 John Dollinger, Jr., Inc., General, 1968-1969
4 John Dollinger, Jr., Inc., General, 1970-1971
5 John Dollinger, Jr., Inc., General, 1971-1972
6 Oil Lease - Palmco Management Co., 1970-1971
7 Marston Leasing (Stadium Seats), 1970
8 John Dollinger Jr., Inc., Industry Track Agreements, 1943-1953
9 Louisiana Business Permit, 1948
10 Increase in Capital Stock, 1953
11 William Gant, et ux (Tyler Co. property), undated
12 Purchase of Cloud Lumber Co., Thos. Spear Survey, undated
13 Purchase from Vina Choate, et al, Thos. Spear Survey, 1958
14 Purchase from Southern Pacific RR of abandoned right-of-way, 1923-1976
15 Dollinger Building Specialties, 1963-1969
16 Legal Opinions, 1960-1973
17 Amendment of Charter, 1967
18 Walter H. Freeman - Operations in Louisiana, 1974
19 Min. Lease and Pipeline R/W to James B. Fuller, 1961-1968
20 Roy Brown Purchase from J.H. Eaves, 1955-1969
21 Roy Brown Purchase from Frances Sweat, et vir, 1971
22 Purchase of Property at Sheriff's Sale (Lincoln Park Addition), 1970-1972
23 Purchase of Property from Melvin Dyes and Mattie B. Williams, 1924-1972
24 Miscellaneous, 1973
25 Purchase of property by A.D. Moore, Jr., for Company: Lot No. One, of the E.L. Cox Addition to City of Beaumont, 1963, 1973
26 Loan from American National Bank, Louisiana Corporation, 1974
27 Loan from American National Bank, Texas Corporation, 1974
28 Annual Meeting, 1974
29 Annual Meeting, 1975
30 Howard Lee Piper, 1975
31 Dollinger, Francis O., 1964-1972
32 Francis O. Dollinger, M&M Lien - Jack Morm's and American National Bank, 1952, 1968
33 Dollinger, Charles R., Jr. - Land Deed, 1959, 1970
Box Folder
13A 1-13 Monthly Management Report, 1991 April - 1992 April
16 Retirement Plan, (two folders) approximately 1988-1992
17 Preliminary Soil Characterization Investigation, 1995
Box Folder
14 1 Taxes, Property, Renditions & Rates, 1978, 1990
2 State and County Taxes, 1958, 1976
3 Income Tax Return, Form 1120, 1992-1993
4 Federal Income Tax, Form 1120, 1986
5 Federal Income Tax, Form 1120, 1985
6 Correspondence, Texas Commerce Bank, 1986-1987
7 Libco Exploration and Drilling Company, James B. Fuller & Associates - Correspondence and Legal Agreements, 1956-1968
8 Cloud Property - Jefferson County State Highway Drainage Easement, 1969
9 Appraisal of 58.1792 Acres out of the Thomas Spear League, 1994
10 Dollinger Steel Co. Business Plan, 1991-1993
11 Dollinger Steel Co. Business Plan, 1989-1991
12 American National Bank Mortgage, ; Dollinger Steel of Louisiana Bank Correspondence, 19741969
15 Dollinger Blueprint, 1980 October
16 Interoffice Memos, 1980-1983
17 Interoffice Memos, 1968-1979
20 Appraisal Gonzales Division, Dollinger Steel, 1981-1990
21 Stafford, Randow, O'Neal, and Smith Law Office correspondence, 1977-1987
22 Appraisal of Dollinger Steel plant in Louisiana, 1987
Stockholder and Board of Director Meeting Minutes, 1917-1995
Box Folder
5A 3 Book Minutes of Stockholders, 1947-1959
5 Minutes of Board of Directors and Stockholders, 1919-1947
Box Folder
5B 6 Stockholder Meeting Minutes, 1917-1918
Box Folder
13A 14 Stockholder Annual Meeting Minutes, ; Bylaws, ; Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, (bound book) 1976-199519761985-1988
15 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1990-1993
Box Folder
14A 13 Board of Directors Meeting Resolutions, 1985
18 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1959-1966
19 Board of Directors meeting minutes, 1967-1974
Labor and Union Files, 1930s-1982
Box Folder
5A 14 Employee Earnings: Wages, Contract between Dollinger and International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Ironship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers, and Helpers, Local No. 587, , (hereafter called the Boilermakers) undated
Box Folder
9A 1 Trust Agreement - The Boilermaker-Blacksmith National Pension Trust, undated
2 Boilermaker Contract, 1987
3 Labor Agreement, between Dollinger and the Boilermakers, Local No. 587, 1984
4 Labor Contract Master Shop 5, , and , revised , between Dollinger Steel Company of Louisiana and Shopmen's Local Union No. 760, of the International Association of Bridge, Structural, and Ornamental Iron Workers 1979-19811982-19841985-1988
5 Labor Agreement records between Dollinger and the Boilermakers, Local No. 587, 1970-1976
6 Top Brass Personal Catastrophe Liability Policy, 1973-1976
7-11 Labor Contract between Dollinger and the Boilermakers, Local No. 587, 1967-1969, 1973, 1976, 1978, 1981
12 Labor Negotiations on Individual Grievanaces, 1969
13 Labor Agreement and Correspondence, 1958-1966
14 Partial Closing of Beaumont Plant, 1982
15 Wage Rates, Payroll - War Labor Board, 1942-1948
16 Labor Agreements, 1944-1947
17 John Dollinger, Jr., Inc., and International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Local 587, AFL, Brief for the Company, 1944
18 Labor Negotiations, 1944 June-December
19 Payroll and Correspondence, 1937-1943
20 Preferential Hiring records, 1947
21 Labor Statements, 1947
22 Proposed Wage Administration Plan, 1944
23 Labor Agreements and Correspondence, 1953-1955
24 Salary and Wage Adjustments, 1952
25 Labor Information, Correspondence, with National War Labor Board, approximately 1941-1952
26-31 Labor Agreement between Dollinger and Boilermakers, 1948-1958
32 Retirement Trust for Non-Bargaining Employees, 1989
Box Folder
9B 1 Labor Correspondence and Speeches, and Wage Comparisons, approximately 1955-1956
2 Labor Correspondence, 1955
3 Wage Charts, Questionnaires, approximately 1950-1952
Asset Files
Box Folder
7A 1 Asset File No. 100, 10-Ton Shaw Northern, purchased 1956
2 Asset File No. 101, 10-Ton Crane, purchased 1946
3 Asset File No. 102, 15-Ton Shaw Box, purchased 1959
4 Asset File No. 103, 5-Ton Shaw Box, purchased 1959
5 Asset File No. 104, 105, 3-Ton Shaw Box, purchased 1954
6 Asset File No. 106, 5-Ton Gantry, purchased 1965
7 Asset File No. 107, 3-Ton Shaw Box, purchased 1957
8 Asset File No. 108, Span-Guard System, 1973
9 Asset File No. 110, Load Lifter 1-Ton, undated
10 Asset File No. 120, P&H 1-Ton Hoists, undated
11 Asset File No. 130, Wright 1-Ton Hoists, undated
12 Asset File No. 140, Yale 1-Ton Hoists, undated
13 Asset File No. 150, Misc. 1-Ton Hoists, undated
14 Fabriline Beamline System, undated
15 Structural Steel Systems, Ltd., undated
16 Asset File 200, Cherry Picker, purchased 1976
17 Asset File 201, Forklift, purchased 1975
Box Folder
7B 1 Asset File 202, Forklift, overhauled 1972
2 Asset File 203, Drott Go-Devil, undated
3 Asset File 204, Crown Lift Truck, purchased 1967
4 Beard Truck and Implement, Massey Tractor, undated
5 Massey Harris Tractor, undated
6 Massey Harris Tractor, undated
7 Asset File 301, Lincoln Welding Machines, undated
8 P.O. 7579 Woodward Wight & Co., Ltd., undated
9 Lincoln Ideal Arc Welder, undated
10 Big Three Welding Equipment Co., undated
11 Big Three Welding Supply, undated
12 Big Three Welding Equipment Co., undated
13 Big Three Industries, Inc., undated
14 Big Three Welding Equipment Co. - Three Lincoln Welders, undated
15 Big Three Industrial Welding Machines, undated
16 Pauls Machinery Company, 3 Welders, undated
17 American Welding Supply, undated
18 Big Three Industries, Inc., undated
19 Asset File 310[?], Big Three Industries, Lincoln Welder, undated
20 Selmac Industries, undated
21 400 Amp AC Welder, undated
22 Miller Welding Machine, undated
23 Coastal Welding, undated
24 Coastal Welding, undated
25 Welders Supply, undated
26 Coastal Welding Supply, 2 Welding Machines, 26
27 Welders Supply Company, undated
28 Westinghouse AC Welder, undated
29 Westinghouse AC Welder Serial No. 53296, undated
30 Westinghouse AC Welder Serial No. 53294, undated
31 Westinghouse AC Welder Serial No. 5327, undated
32 Motion Industries, Inc., undated
33 American Welding Supply Co., undated
34 General Dynamics, undated
35 Dunn Welding & Equipment, undated
36 Coastal Welding, undated
37 Asset File 360, American Welding Supply, undated
38 Asset File 360, American Welding Supply, undated
39 Coastal Welding Supply, undated
40 American Welding Supply, undated
41 Asset File 1, Band Saw, purchased 1958
42 Asset File 2, Double Angle Shear, purchased 1953
43 Asset File 4, Shear, purchased 1955
44 Asset File 5, Spot Punch, purchased 1966
45 Asset File 6, Beam Punch, purchased used in ; built 19381918
46 Asset File 7, Radial Drill, purchased 1973
47 Asset File 8, Detail punch, purchased 1956
48 Asset File 9, Multi Punch, purchased 1956
49 Asset File 10, Press Brake, purchased 1948
50 Asset File 12, Plate Roll No. 3, built 1904
51 Asset File 13, Plate Roll, purchased 1951
52 Asset File 16, Cutoff Saw, purchased 1956
53 Asset File 17, Bender, purchased 1949
54 Asset File 18, Spot Punch, purchased 1956
55 Asset File 19, Spot Punch, undated
56 Asset File 20, Drill Press, purchased 1956
57 Asset File 22, Shape Cutter, purchased 1967
58 Asset File 24, Grinder, purchased 1959
59 Asset File 27, Spacing Machine, purchased 1966
60 Asset File 28, Spot Punch, 1966
61 Asset File 29, Threading Machine, 1959
62 Asset File 30, Air Compressor, purchased 1976
63 Asset File 31, Lumber Saw, purchased 1956
64 Asset File 32, Enerpac Jack, purchased 1975
65 Asset File 33, Drill Press, purchased used 1969
66 Asset File 34, Power Roll, purchased 1953
67 Asset File 35, Power Roll, purchased 1957
68 Asset File 36, Marking Press, purchased 1977
69 The Pannier Corporation, undated
70 P.O. 5880, Fabricating Equipment, undated
71 P.O. 7116, Fabricating Equipment, undated
72 Hoist David Roll, purchased 1991
73 P.O. 4538, Plains Machinery Co., Galion 150A Hydraulic Crane, undated
74 P.O. 3369, Stewart Watley, undated
75 P.O. 2229, Stewart Watley, undated
76 Misc. "E", 1982
77 P.O. 1784, The Electric Materials Co., undated
78 P.O. 2401, Electrical Controller Products Co., undated
79 P.O. 2401, Electrical Controller Products Co., undated
80 Shaw-Box 15-Ton Crane Parts List, undated
Equipment Contracts
Box Folder
8A 410 Sandblast Machinery
420 Air Tools Inventory
430 Other
500 Car Spotter
510 Drill Pointer
515 Drills
520 Fans
525 Heaters
530 Hydraulic Jacks
535 Impact Wrenches
540 Lawn Mower
545 Layout Machine
550 Magnets
555 Punches and Rams
560 Reamers
570 Scaffolds
575 Time Clocks
580 Weld Rod Ovens
585 Other
600 Shop Building and Repairs, including Storage Area and Parking Lot
610 Shop Office, Repairs, and Remodeling
Box Folder
8B 620
630 Portable Buildings and Repairs
640 Shop OFC Building Fixtures (includes air conditioners, burglar alarm, etc.)
650 Main Office Fixtures
660 Portable Building Fixtures
670 Railroad
680 Computer
690 Dollinger Specialties
1 Asset Records, . Divided into sections: Buildings, Gas Cutting and Welding Equipment, Machinery and Equipment, Shop Furniture, Office Equipment, Drafting-Engineering, Autos and Trucks. 1950s-1960s



 

Miscellaneous Files

This series collects assorted items related to the Dollinger Company, including a metal pattern cutter manual, various newspaper articles, order journals, and photographs.
Box Folder
1B 1 Miscellaneous Files, undated
2 Stadiums by Dollinger, 1950
3 Group Constructors, Inc., Correspondence, 1984
4 IBM Purchase Contracts, Materials, and Punch Cards, 1966-1974
5 Vulcan & His Times, 1995
6 Photographs of Dollinger plants, undated
7 Production Capabilities reports and photos, probably early 1990s
8 Beaumont Plant Closing, probably 1995
9 United Appeals Award, 1966
10 Lion's Club Award, 1968 April 4
11 Nomination of C.R. Dollinger, Jr., for Beaumont Jaycee Career Achievement Award
12 Dolilnger calendar, 1986
13 First and Second Annual Beaumont Picnic photo album, 1991-1992
14 Christmas parties photo album, 1956, 1982-1984
15 Framed photograph of 50th anniversary tree, undated
16 75th anniversary photo album, 1977
17 Christmas parties photo album, 1947, 1949
18 Dollinger History draft, 1968
Box Folder
5A 19 Universal Sheet Metal Pattern Cutter Manual
Box Image
5B 1 Plaquemine Boiler and Metal Works framed document, undated
2 Newspaper announcements about Plaquemine Metal Works in Louisiana, undated
3 Newspaper Articles about Dollinger Corporation, 1947-1952
4 Newspaper Articles and Advertisements, 1955, 1964
Box Folder
14 14 Christmas Card List, 1991
Box Opaper
16A 1 Order Designs for Shell Oil Company, 1990 December 14
2 Order Designs for Shell Oil Company, 1990 July 30 - 1991
3 Drafting Room Standards, undated
Box Opaper
16B 1 The Dollinger Story, undated
2 Dollinger Oak declaration and presentation resolution, undated
3 Plant blueprints, undated
Audiovisual Materials
This subseries collects miscellaneous photographs, slides, films, and magnetic disks related to the Dollinger Corporation.
Box Imagefolder
17 1 Photographs of Beaumont Plant, undated
2 Photographs of Gonzales Plant, undated
3 Photographs of Form Braces, undated
4 Photographs of Structural Carports, undated
5 Photographs of Pads Concrete, Intermediate at Woodville, Texas, undated
6 Photographs of Leesville, Louisiana, Bleachers, undated
7 Photographs of Lions Club Recognition Meeting, undated
8 Photographs of Gonzales Plant, undated
9 Miscellaneous Photographs, undated
10 Backup floppy disks, (10) 1990 June 27,
11 Floppy disks with financial information, undated
12 16 mm safety film (6 rolls), undated
13 Miscellaneous Slides, undated



 

Company Artifacts

This series collects three-dimensional objects related to the history of the Dollinger Corporation, such as keys, letter presses, and framed photographs and certificates.
Box museumitem
18 1 Seal press with company logo, undated
2 Leather pouch with seal press, undated
3 Stamp with John Dollinger, Jr.'s portrait and signature, undated
4 Check Receipts, 1947
5 Human Relations Casebook: A Practical Guide on How to Avoid Grievances, undated
6 Stadium by Dollinger pens, undated
7 75th Anniversary coffee mugs (2), undated
8 Keys, undated
9 Paper Note Spike, undated
10 Scale, undated
11 Dollinger Name Plates, undated
12 Printing Stamps, undated
Box museumitem
19 1 Framed certificate presented to C.R. Dollinger, Sr., in recognition of 53 years of service undated
2 Framed photograph of Dollinger plant yard, undated
Box museumitem
20 1 Framed photograph of an unidentified job project, undated
2 Framed photograph of Dollinger plant yard, undated
Box museumitem
21 1 Franchise Tax Receipt, 1917 April 6
2 Certificate of Appreciation to Dollinger Family for 95 Years of Membership in the Rotary Club of Beaumont undated
3 Framed portrait of C.R. "Chick" Dollinger, Sr., undated
4 Framed portrait of John Dollinger, Jr., undated
Box museumitem
22 (Oversized) 1 Company Flag
2 Framed photographs of aerial view of plant, undated