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Scotia Coal Company, Archives

Collection Number: A&M.2570
Overview Scotia Coal Company mine and store inventories; time, field rent, and account books; invoices, ledgers and registers covering business matters and community conditions. Also includes small box of pamphlets, including travel brochures for Washington D.C. and Gettysburg (ca. 1880-1900), and programs from the Chicago World's Fair (1893).
Dates: 1878-1956

Smokeless Coal Operators Association Records

Collection Number: A&M.1830
Scope and Contents Production statistics and extracts from the historical files of the Smokeless Operators Association (until 1958 the Pocahontas Operators Association) showing the history of coal mining in the Pocahontas field and production, sales, and distribution statistics for the years 1930 and 1933-1961. There are weekly, monthly, and yearly reports on net tons produced, hours, worked, and tonnage lost because of labor problems, mine disability, or lack of market. There are lists of the coal companies...
Dates: 1800 (1952-1961)

Steve Nash, Miner, Pay Statement and UMWA Card

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

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

Thurman I. Miller Papers

Collection Number: A&M.4297
Scope and Contents Papers of Thurman Irving “T.I.” Miller (1919-2017), a native of southern West Virginia who served in the Marine Corps from 1939-1945, worked as a master electrician in the coal mining industry, and authored multiple books about both those experiences later in life. The collection includes research material, genealogical material, drafts of his books, and other material. Formats include correspondence, clippings, ephemera, photographs, research materials and interviews, handwritten and typed...
Dates: ca. 1930-2017

UMWA, Miners Right To Strike Committee Records

Collection Number: A&M.3660
Overview Records of the Miners Right To Strike Committee, a group affiliated with the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA), documenting a strike against the Bituminous Coal Operators' Association (BCOA) in 1977 that resulted in a 1978 contract. Collection includes bulletins, handbills, newsletters, and other material issued by the Committee. Also includes "Statement of the Bituminous Coal Operators' Association (BCOA), presented at the First Session of the National Bituminous Coal Wage Agreement...
Dates: 1976-1978; Majority of material found within 1977-1978

United Mine Workers of America, District 29, Records

Collection Number: A&M.2643
Overview Records of defunct UMW locals in District 29: Local 6195, Otsego, WV - minute book, 1943-71; Local 5949, Minden, WV - relief fund account book and Minden Hospital Fund, 1954-60; Local 6115, Aristo, WV - treasurer's cash book, 1945-52; two each printed copies of UMW Constitution, 1973 and 1976 and one printed copy of by-laws of UMW Local 9690, Itmann, WV. 1 reel microfilm contains 40 UMWA-District 29 contracts and reports, 1941-1971. See inventory folder for detailed list of microfilmed material.
Dates: 1941-1976

United Mine Workers of America, District 6, Records

Collection Number: A&M.2819
Overview 20 items relating to union organizing in District 6, UMWA (eastern Ohio). Includes court injunctions against UMWA, 1951; affidavits with complaints against UMWA organizers, 1951; list of loyal UMWA members; a letter, 20 February 1951, transmitting this material from George Waters to Steve Kubic; also two credentials for UMWA conventions, 1949 and 1952.
Dates: 1942-1952

United Mine Workers of America, Health and Retirement Funds, Records

Collection Number: A&M.2769
Scope and Contents The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) archives consists of the records of the first industry-wide pension and medical care plans for coal miners and their families in the United States. The archives comprise approximately 156 linear feet of records from the years 1946-1974, and include minutes, resolutions, correspondence, memos, reports, transcribed speeches, lawsuit documents, construction plans, contracts, statistical reports, newspaper clippings, photographs, microfilmed reading files,...
Dates: 1935-1989

United Mine Workers of America Inventory

Collection Number: A&M.2982
Overview Preliminary inventory of the archives of the United Mine Workers of America conducted circa 1985. Inventory was conducted by the West Virginia Collection at the request of the UMWA, in order to help the labor organization prepare to send the materials to an archival repository. Collection contains a three-page explanation of the inventory process and the twenty-seven page inventory. Inventory notes types of materials (correspondence, subject files, financial reports, meeting minutes, circulars,...
Dates: circa 1985

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Education 2
Gas industry 2
General stores 2
Health services. 2
Judges - letters and papers. 2
Mabscott (W. Va.) 2
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Medicine. SEE ALSO Folk medicine. 2
Miners' Treason Trials. 2
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Politicians -- United States 2
Socialism 2
Unions -- Coal 2
United States -- Politics and government 2
Women's history -- 1850-1899 2
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Advertising 1
African-Americans. SEE ALSO Coal miners - African Americans. 1
Alabama 1
Army-McCarthy Controversy, 1954 1
Benham, Ky. -- Benham Employees Associations 1
Blankenship vs. Boyle. 1
Bridges, Styles, 1898-1961 1
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Cabin Creek (W. Va.) 1
Cemeteries -- Union Miners' Cemetery 1
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Church buildings 1
Churches -- Roman Catholic 1
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Coal - Island Creek Coal Co. 1
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