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Dawson Coal Company Collection

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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...
Dates: 1917-1948

Louis Horacek, Collector, Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.2651
Overview United Mine Workers membership card and certificate; broadside and newsletters concerning protest of Marcus Garvey imprisonment by Universal Negro Improvement Association and UNIA membership certificates; NAACP organizing flier; 1886 printed poem TO THE PUPILS OF ROWLESBURG SCHOOL....; printed show ticket, undated.
Dates: 1920s, 1886

Matewan Massacre Records

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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

Paul Nyden, Collector, Five Unpublished Manuscripts Dealing with Coal Mining, Miners, and Unions

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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Overview Five unpublished manuscripts dealing with coal mining, miners, and unions.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

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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, Records

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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

Steve Nash, Miner, Pay Statement and UMWA Card

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Collection Number: A&M.3010
Overview Two photocopies of material relating to the coal mining career of Steve Nash. The first is a pay statement from the Hitchman Coal & Coke Company, July 1-16, 1912. The other is a United Mine Workers of America transfer card, August 31, 1906, giving a brief statistical description of Nash as well as mentioning the local from which he is transferring.
Dates: 1906-1912

Teamsters Local 175, Scrapbook and Diary

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Collection Number: A&M.2284
Overview A scrapbook and personal diary of Volney Andrews, one-time president of Local 175, covering the years 1938-1949. There is material on disputes over the legitimacy of the AFL and the CIO especially as it was reflected in state regional labor councils and jurisdictional struggles in West Virginia between the United Mine Workers of America and the Progressive Mine Workers of America. Also mentioned are political concerns such as elections, congressional investigations of labor and foreign trade...
Dates: 1938-1949

United Mine Workers of America, Local Union 6046, Archives

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Collection Number: A&M.2680
Overview Minutes, correspondence, grievance case files, and union campaign material of union locals in the New River field. The correspondence concerns implementation of national bituminous coal mine contracts, local 6046's members' benefits, safety and working conditions in the Lochgelly mine, and state and federal legislation sought by the UMW. The minutes of Local 6046 meetings summarize all matters discussed and acted on, including reports from the local's mine and safety committees, expenses,...
Dates: ca. 1933-74

United Mine Workers Records at Cornell University

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Collection Number: A&M.2991
Overview Guide to the microfilmed records at the Labor Management Documentation Center of Cornell's M.P. Catherwood Library. Includes the early joint conferences of coal miners and operators, 1899-1920, the District 12 (Illinois) conventions, 1899-1916 and grievance adjustment proceedings, 1899-1927. None of Cornell's holdings pertain directly to West Virginia.
Dates: 1899-1927

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