Jones, Mother, 1837-1930
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Collection Number: A&M.3469
Overview Papers of Barbara Howe, Professor of History and Director of the Women's Studies Center, documenting her extensive professional activities within West Virginia University and the WVU community involving history and women's concerns. Also contains addenda of 2012/01, 2013/02, 2014/05/03, and 2014/06/10. These addenda include newsletters, photographs, correspondence, and other material. See "Scope and Content Note" for details.
Collection Number: A&M.3339
Overview Contains papers compiled by History Professor Edward Steel of West Virginia University regarding labor activist Mother Jones. These records were created to support Steel's research and publication projects. Boxes 1-8 include facsimiles (photocopied), transcripts, and notes of archival and published material regarding Mother Jones contemporary to her time. Also includes drafts of articles. Boxes 9-10 include miscellaneous unsorted research notes.
Dates: 1830-1930; Majority of material found in 1900-1930
Collection Number: A&M.5161
Overview Papers of West Virginia University History Professor Edward M. Steel. Dr. Steel was a professor of history at West Virginia University, specializing in American history. As an author he is best known for his scholarly writings on labor leader Mother Jones. The collection includes correspondence (personal and professional), manuscripts of books and articles regarding "Mother Jones" and other historical topics, bibliographies, research notes, topographical maps of northern West Virginia,...
Dates: ca. 1900-2000; Majority of material found within ca. 1960-2000
Collection Number: A&M.4169
Overview Glass plate negative of a portrait photograph of Mary Harris Jones, more commonly known as "Mother Jones". Jones (born ca. 1837, died 1930) was a labor organizer who spent part of her career organizing coal miners in West Virginia. At age 86, Jones participated in and was arrested during the Paint Creek-Cabin Creek strike of 1912-1913. The photograph shows Jones seated in a chair and probably dates from between 1910 and 1925. The glass plate measures 11 in. x 14 in.
Dates: ca. 1910-1925
Collection Number: A&M.1823
Overview Letter from Mary "Mother" Jones to T.V. Powderly, Department of Labor, Washington, D.C. "Mother" Jones introduces Fred Mooney, secretary-treasurer of the United Mine Workers, District 17, asks Powderly to get him a passport, and says she does not know when she will leave for Mexico.