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Matewan Massacre Records

Collection Number: A&M.2962
Overview Correspondence between Harold Houston, chief attorney for UMWA District 17 and Floyd Evans of the legal firm of Evans and Sampselle concerning trials after the "Matewan Massacre." Legal affidavits pertaining to the miners' trials of 1922 in Charles Town, West Virginia and to the Red Jacket Coal and Coke Co. and Hitchman Coal and Coke Company's suits against John L. Lewis and John Mitchell of the UMWA. Proclamations of Governor E.F. Morgan concerning the 1921 Mingo County mine strikes. An...
Dates: 1914-1934

M.H. Ross, Collector, Papers

Collection Number: A&M.1936
Scope and Contents Material (1931-1957) of a labor organizer including correspondence, reports, handbills, pamphlets, broadsides, newspapers, instruction posters, political and labor buttons. There are court reports involving labor cases for the period 1940-1956. Subjects include Subversive Activities Control Board, integration in labor movement, labor during WW II, labor in southern U. S., communism in labor movement, union constitutions and agreement between industry and unions. See inventory for listing of...
Dates: 1931-1957

Miners for Democracy Papers

Collection Number: A&M.2477
Overview The collection consists of the "Proposed Rules of MFD Caucus", from District 3l, UMWA, and the transcribed testimony of Charles M. Culp, a West Virginia miner, given in Washington, D.C., on 18 February 1972 in an investigation of his retention by District 31 as campaign worker for the Boyle-Titler-Owens international slate in 1969. Culp's handwritten statement and other evidence are included with the testimony.
Dates: 1972

Miscellaneous Records Regarding History of the Coal Industry

Collection Number: A&M.3836
Overview This collection contains miscellaneous records regarding history of the coal industry. Types of records include correspondence. See "Scope and Content Note" for additional information regarding material within the collection.
Dates: 1934-1937

Mother Jones Typescript Memoir

Collection Number: A&M.2778
Overview Typescript memoir of the life of Mother Jones, entitled "Mother Jones: the Life Story of the Irish Immigrant Girl Who Became the Most Unique Character in the American Labor Movement, Living Past 100 Years," written by Lillie May Burgess of Hyattsville, Maryland, and copyrighted 8 February 1938. The manuscript is in two parts, several pages of which are missing. The first part (241pp.) is entitled "The Life Story of Mother Jones: American Labor's Joan of Arc," and is a narration of events in...
Dates: 1938

Panoramic Photographs Collection

Collection Number: A&M.4168
Overview Collection of over 110 panoramic photographs documenting soldiers and military camps, conventions and meetings, West Virginia University (WVU), businesses, railroads, family reunions, and more. Types of image include group portraits, landscapes, and building photographs. Conventions and meetings include the WV Delegates to Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Convention, the 13th Annual Meeting of the WV Dairymen's Association, the Democratic National Convention, the WV State Federation...
Dates: 1890-2008; Majority of material found within 1890-1960

Paul Nyden, Collector, Five Unpublished Manuscripts Dealing with Coal Mining, Miners, and Unions

Collection Number: A&M.2628
Overview Five unpublished manuscripts dealing with coal mining, miners, and unions. (1) Tom Myerscough, BLOODY HELL IN KENTUCKY, ca.1932. (2) Adam Getto, AUTOBIOGRAPHY, 1975. (3) Miriam Schultz, BREAD UPON THE WATERS, ca.1970. (4) Miriam Schultz, Larry Corcoran, ca.1970. (5) Tony Sabo, STRIPPED NAKED IN PUBLIC, ca.1971.
Dates: ca. 1970, 1971, 1975

Pocahontas Operators Association, Records

Collection Number: A&M.2796
Overview The minutes, correspondence, and financial records of the Pocahontas Operators Association and of its successors, the Smokeless Operators Association and the Southern Virginias Operators Association. Topics mentioned are foreign competition, environmental legislation, labor strife and union negotiations, and lobbying efforts in Congress and with state legislatures. Special mention is made of the conditions in the coal industry during World War II, the impact of the Taft-Hartley Act on...
Dates: 1941-1973

Progressive Mine Workers of America, Archives

Collection Number: A&M.2609
Scope and Contents Records of the Progressive Mine Workers of America.Boxes 1-36 include: convention proceedings, minutes, contracts and agreements, financial records, correspondence, mine inspectors' reports, and grievance files which make up the bulk of the records. In addition there are printed National Industrial Recovery Administration and National Recovery Administration documents on the coal industry and a microfilm copy of the union's newspaper, THE PROGRESSIVE MINER, 1932-53....
Dates: 1932-1965

Progressive Mine Workers of America, Records

Collection Number: A&M.2715
Overview Four contracts, constitutions, and wage agreements from archives of the Progressive Mine Workers of America: 1) "Agreement Between Wisconsin Steel Co. and Benham Employees Association, 1937-38"; 2) "Constitution of District No. 1 PMWA, 1942"; 3) "Contract Between PMWA District 5 and the following: Providence Coal Mining Co.; Meador, Young & Holt Co.; Lick Creek Coal Co.; Williams Coal Co.; Norton Coal Corp.; Sixth Vein Coal Co.; Hart Coal Corp.; Ruckman Coal Co.; Dawson Daylight Coal Co.;...
Dates: 1937-1942

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Lewis, John L. (John Llewellyn), 1880-1969 10
Bittner, Van A. (Van Amberg), 1885-1949 5
American Federation of Labor 4
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Neely, Matthew Mansfield, 1874-1958 4
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United Mine Workers of America. Local 3934 (Hoard, W. Va.) 4
United Mine Workers of America. Local 90 (Watson, W. Va.) 4
Wolford, Elijah. 4
Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) 3
Conley, William G. (William Gustavus), 1866-1940 3
Farley, James A. (James Aloysius), 1888-1976 3
Jones, Mary. 3
Kilgore, Harley Martin, 1893-1956 3
Kump, Herman Guy, 1877-1962 3
Meadows, Clarence W. 3
National Miners' Union (U.S.) 3
Patteson, Okey L. 3
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United States. National Bituminous Coal Commission 3
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Chilton, William E. (William Edwin), 1858-1939 2
Cornwell, John J. (John Jacob), 1867-1953 2
Davis, John W. (John William), 1873-1955 2
Dawson Colleries (Madisonville, Ky.) 2
Dawson Daylight Coal Company (Madisonville, Ky.) 2
Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926 2
Fairmont Broadcasting Company. 2
Fairmont Newspaper Publishing Company 2
Flat Creek Coal Company (Madisonville, Ky.) 2
Fleming Association 2
Fleming, James R. 2
Harriman, W. Averell (William Averell), 1891-1986 2
Hatfield, Henry Drury, 1875-1962 2
Holt, Homer Adams, 1898-1975 2
Jackson Coal Company 2
Johnson, Hugh S. (Hugh Samuel), 1882-1942 2
Johnson, Louis. 2
Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) 2
MacCorkle, William Alexander, 1857-1930 2
Mallison, Samuel T. 2
McClellan, George B. (George Brinton), 1826-1885 2
McGrath, J. Howard (James Howard), 1903-1966 2
Monongah Mines Relief Committee 2
Ozanic, Joseph 2
Pierpont, Francis Harrison, 1814-1899 2
Pocahontas Operators Association 2
Randolph, Jennings, 1902-1998 2
Reinecke Coal Mining Company (Madisonville, Ky.) 2
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) 2
Rose, Herschel H. 2
Ruckman Coal Company (Madisonville, Ky.) 2
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Smith, Clarence L. 2
Smith, Earl H. 2
Smith, Mary Fleming. 2
Smokeless Coal Operators Association 2
Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing), 1900-1965 2
Sutherland, Howard 2
Trio Coal Company (Madisonville, Ky.) 2
Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972 2
United States - Railway Administration. 2
United States National Guard - West Virginia. 2
United States. Congress. Senate 2
United States. National Labor Relations Board 2
United States. National Recovery Administration 2
United States. Works Progress Administration 2
Virginia Military Institute 2
Watson, C. W. 2
Watson, James O. 2
West Virginia. Legislature 2
Willey, Waitman T. (Waitman Thomas), 1811-1900 2
Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924 2
Aileen Coal Company 1
America First Committee 1
American Constitutional Association (Charleston, West Virginia) 1
Andrews, Volney. 1
Archer, Mather. 1
Bachman, Carl G. 1
Baldwin-Felts Detective Inc. 1
Benham Employees Associations (Benham, Ky.) 1
Bennett, W.R. 1
Big Sandy-Elkhorn Coal Operators Association 1
Black, Hugo LaFayette, 1886-1971 1
Blizzard, William M. O. 1
Boyle, William Anthony, 1904-1985 1
Boyle-Titler-Owens 1
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