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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.0979
Overview The collection consists of case papers for the trials of coal miners and UMWA leaders, indicted for treason in connection with the armed march into Logan County, West Virginia, during August and September, 1921. The main part of the papers concern the trials of Walter Allen, William Blizzard, C. Frank Keeney, Rev. J.E. Wilburn, and John Wilburn. There are also photocopies of an indictment dated 17 September 1921 and an indictment dated 12 January 1922, as well as other court records concerning...