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Monongah Mines Relief Committee Records

Collection Number: A&M 1733


The Monongah Mines Relief Committee was formed to collect and distribute funds for the widows and children of the 362 victims of the explosions at Monongah Mines No.6 and No.8, Marion County, West Virginia, on 6 December 1907. The collection includes correspondence and individual case files. These files contain age and place of birth of each victim; dependents' names, ages, and places of residence; and amount of each relief payment. There is a record of all contributions to the Relief Committee, financial transactions with banks in Fairmont and Monongah, committee organization and reports, and correspondence with foreign embassies concerning relatives of deceased miners. There is also an agreement concerning the transfer of funds between the Monongah Relief Committee and the Disaster Relief Unit of the American Red Cross for the Barrackville Mine Disaster on 26 March 1925; and a volume regarding Braxton fire relief.


  • Creation: 1907-1925


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7.1 Linear Feet (Summary: 7 ft. 1 in. (15 document cases, 5 in. each); (2 small flat storage boxes, 3 1/2 in. each); (2 ledgers, 3 in.))

Physical Location

West Virginia and Regional History Center / West Virginia University / 1549 University Avenue / P.O. Box 6069 / Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 / Phone: 304-293-3536 / Fax: 304-293-3981 / URL:

Monongah Mines Relief Committee Records, 1907-1925
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1549 University Ave.
P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown WV 26506-6069 US