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Collection Number: A&M.0589
Overview In an unpublished essay, Boswell, editor of the Labor Argus (Charleston's Socialist newspaper) describes the mining labor troubles at Paint Creek and Cabin Creek. He adamantly opposes Governor Hatfield's settlement and the role of the UMWA in accepting it. In particular he castigates Thomas Haggerty, a field marshal for the union, for compromising with capitalists.
Collection Number: A&M.1604
Overview Correspondence, business, and legal papers, and photographs of Thomas Barns (1750-1836) and his son John S. Barns, who operated a grist and saw mill at Polsleys Mill (now Fairmont). Papers deal with a river trip to Indiana, 1837; coal mining in 1839; the money question, 1838; land transactions, farming, and mercantile operations of the Barns family; Rosecrans in Middle Tennessee, 1863; and the poor economic conditions, 1878.
Collection Number: A&M.0258
Overview Correspondence, business and legal records, account books, news releases, clippings, and family papers and photographs of a U.S. marshal (1916-1922); editor of the Fairmont TIMES (1925-1959) and Wheeling REGISTER (1933-1935); Democratic politician; member of the National Bituminous Coal Commission (1935-1939); and businessman. Subjects include: Smith's student days at Virginia Military Institute; West Virginia National Guard; Monongah Mine Relief Committee; Associated Press; Association Against...
Collection Number: A&M.1606
Overview Correspondence, business and legal records, account books, news releases, clippings, and family papers and photographs of a U.S. Marshall (1916-1922); editor of the Fairmont TIMES (1925-1959) and Wheeling REGISTER (1933-1935); Democratic politician; member of the National Bituminous Coal Commission (1935-1939); and businessman. Subjects include: Smith's student days at Virginia Military Institute; West Virginia National Guard; Monongah Mine Relief Committee; Associated Press; Association...
Collection Number: A&M.2659
Overview Folder 1: pamphlet, OUTLINE OF WORK OF STATE BUREAU OF NEGRO WELFARE AND STATISTICS; broadside, AMERICA FIRST! YOUR GOVERNMENT, American Constitutional Association, Charleston, WV; catalogue of Cincinnati Pump Mfg. Co., n.d.; affidavits certifying ages of young men for employment; miscellaneous company correspondence concerning provision of non-union miners, job applications, engineering problems, and other mine business, including a letter from the Clarksburg Ku Klux Klan regarding activities...
Collection Number: A&M.1482
Overview This collection consists of correspondence, decisions, and briefs of the umpire for the Northern West Virginia Coal Association, Big Sandy-Elkhorn Coal Operators Association, Western Pennsylvania Coal Operators Association, and the United Mine Workers of America.
Collection Number: A&M.1818
Overview Coal miner of Monongalia County, West Virginia. The collection includes pay envelopes and records from the Rosedale Coal Co., Connellsville By-Product Coal Corp. and Kelley's Creek Colliery Co. There also are certificates of appointment for a second-class mine foreman and a check weighman, an official tally sheet for a UMWA election, bylaws of the Mountaineer Craftsmen's Cooperative Association, a grievance blank, production statistics (1920-1921) for the Rosedale Coal Co.'s No.2 mine, and...
Collection Number: A&M.1428
Scope and Contents Typescript and manuscript drafts of “The Life of Fred Mooney,” by himself, and a manuscript copy of "Shootin Straight" by J. F. Pennington. Mooney, one-time Secretary-Treasurer of the West Virginia United Mine Workers, relates his experience in the West Virginia labor movement, He covers the disturbances at Cabin and Paint Creek, 1912-1913; the abortive Miners March of 1919; the Matawan massacre of the Baldwin Felts detectives; the Miners Treason Trials in 1922; and a later dispute with John L....
Dates: ca. 1935
Collection Number: A&M.1921
Overview The collection consists of a letter from William N. Page, organizer of the Gauley Mountain Coal Company, concerning dangers in mining; abstracts of land titles granted to Robert Morris in 1795; World War II production statistics for the company; copy of a contract between the company, the United Mine Workers of America, and the Charleston General Hospital for hospitalization of miners and their families; letter outlining the life of Robert Hamilton Morris, director of the American Institute of...
Collection Number: A&M.2599
Overview Memoirs of a retired newspaperman, editor, and Republican state house representative (1898-1901). McIntosh supported the Republican party and coal operator interests through his newspapers and periodicals, which included: HUNTINGTON GAZETTE, HUNTINGTON SUNDAY GAZETTE, HINTON FREE LANCE, FAYETTE JOURNAL, NEWS-MAIL CO., RALEIGH HERALD, and company magazines for the Island Creek Coal Company and Solvay Collieries. McIntosh discusses: his early employment on the railroads as census taker and...