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Stephen Capaldo Collection of Material from Southeastern West Virginia

Collection Number: A&M 4534

Scope and Contents

Collection includes company pay, union dues book, and training certificates (ca. 1939-1974) pertaining to United Mine Workers of America member Fred Capaldo, an Italian immigrant who worked for Leckie Smokeless Coal Company in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. Collection also includes correspondence, photographs, etc., about Gap Mills, Monroe County, WV, as well as a 1906-1907 souvenir program for Bellview School, where Black children of Gap Mills received education. Also contains a brochure and photograph related to the now-closed Andrew S. Rowan Memorial Home, located in nearby Sweet Springs, WV. Oversize folder contains a panoramic photograph of the Constitutional Convention of the United Mine Workers of America, Cincinnati, Ohio, October 7-15, 1952.


  • Creation: ca. 1906-2001

Conditions Governing Access

No special access restriction applies.

Conditions Governing Use

The donor of this collection has transferred rights to the intellectual property they created to the Center. For more information regarding permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the West Virginia and Regional History Center.


0.22 Linear Feet (1 document case, 2.5 in.; 1 oversize folder, .01 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:

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Stephen Capaldo, 2022.


Each photograph in Folder 2, of Gap Mills, is numbered on the back. Numbers corresponds with those numbers referenced by Stephen Capaldo via email. A print copy of the emails and corresponding numbers is located in Folder 2.

Stephen Capaldo Collection of Material from Southeastern West Virginia
Erica Uszak
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Repository Details

Part of the West Virginia and Regional History Center Repository

1549 University Ave.
P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown WV 26506-6069 US