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Fred R. Toothman, Research Files Regarding Coal Leaders

Collection Number: A&M 3100


Drafts, research notes and photos for a book by the donor about West Virginians who were prominent in the leadership of the state's coal industry. Great Coal Leaders of West Virginia made no claim to being an exhaustive work, it nonetheless included coal company owners, senior management, and labor leaders renowned for their foresight, boldness, and innovations in the industry. Some names included are: J. L. Beury, S. A. Caperton, F. E. Christopher, H. G. Davis, S. B. Elkins, C. E. Lawall, I. T. Mann, A. R. Miller, E. W. Olgebay, R. E. Salvati, and W. D. Thurmond.


  • Creation: 1988


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0.8 Linear Feet (Summary: 10 in. (2 document cases, 5 in. each))

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Fred R. Toothman, Research Files Regarding Coal Leaders, 1988
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1549 University Ave.
P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown WV 26506-6069 US