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Fred Mooney Manuscripts

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

Howard Burton Lee (1879-1985) Papers

Collection Number: A&M.2139
Overview Correspondence and photographs used by Lee, who was a lawyer and attorney general of West Virginia, in the writing of his book, BLOODLETTING IN APPALACHIA, 1969, concerning the coalfields of West Virginia and the attempts by miners to unionize. The photographs show individuals, coal camps, mine guards, and scenes from the Paint Creek-Cabin Creek area in 1912-1913, Matewan, and Monongalia County during the 1925-1929 period. Correspondents include Gordon C. Felts, Coleman A. Hatfield, Henry D....
Dates: 1912-1964

Labor Argus, Article Transcripts Regarding Cabin Creek and Paint Creek Coal Strikes

Collection Number: A&M.3272
Overview Transcription of articles from The Labor Argus about incidents pertaining to the Cabin Creek and Paint Creek coal strikes. The activities of the Baldwin-Felts detective agency are frequently reported, as well as the imposition of martial law by state authorities.
Dates: 1912-1913

Richard M. Hadsell, Collector, Records Regarding History of Coal Industry

Collection Number: A&M.2122
Overview Correspondence, reports, petitions, agreements, newspaper clippings, and magazine articles relating to the soft coal industry and labor conditions, generally in southern West Virginia. Subjects covered include the eight-hour day; strikes; consolidation of coal operations; freight rates; government contracts for coal; Paint and Cabin creeks, 1912-1913; working conditions in the Polack Cigar Factory, Wheeling, 1914; investigation of the Gay Coal and Coke Company, Logan County, 1917; investigation...
Dates: 1880-1935

Slaughter's Creek Coal & Land Company Records

Collection Number: A&M.1789
Overview The company owned coal lands in the Cabin Creek district of West Virginia. The collection includes deeds, contracts, maps, and engineering reports, with mention of the Winifrede Collieries Co., Wet Branch Mining Co., Chelyan Coal & Land Co., Standard Ore and Alloys Corporation, and Charleston Interurban Railroad Company.
Dates: 1905-1948

West Virginia Mining Investigation Commission, Records

Collection Number: A&M.2036
Overview The collection contains typescript copies of the proceedings of this Commission at Charleston, West Virginia, 1912, and the military commission at Pratt, 1913, concerning conditions in the Cabin Creek and Paint Creek coalfields. Included are the military commission's orders, clippings from the Charleston LABOR ARGUS, names of individuals appearing before the commissions, and extracts of speeches by persons involved, including five speeches by "Mother" Jones.
Dates: 1912-1913

William E. Glasscock (1862-1925), Governor, Papers

Collection Number: A&M.0006
Scope and Contents Papers documenting the governorship of William E. Glasscock (1862-1925), who served West Virginia in the period 1909-1913. These papers include series of general correspondence, subject files, newspaper clippings, and pamphlets. General correspondence includes many letters regarding employee unrest in the mining regions of the Great Kanawha Valley in 1912-1913, commonly known as the Cabin Creek-Paint Creek strike. Subject files include telegrams, photographs, etc. Newspaper...
Dates: 1905-1913

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Hatfield, Henry Drury, 1875-1962 2
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White, John P. (John Phillip), 1870-1934 2
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Atkinson, Geo. W. (George Wesley), 1845-1925 1
Beveridge, Albert J. (Albert Jeremiah), 1862-1927 1
Bittner, Van A. (Van Amberg), 1885-1949 1
Borah, William Edgar, 1865-1940 1
Bourne Jr., Jonathan 1
Chelyan Coal and Land Company 1
Cornwell, John J. (John Jacob), 1867-1953 1
Davis, Henry Gassaway, 1823-1916 1
Dawson, William M.O. 1
Edwards, William E. 1
Elkins, Davis, 1876-1959 1
Elkins, Stephen B. (Stephen Benton), 1841-1911 1
Evans, D.T. 1
Felts, Gordon C. 1
Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 1
Gay Coal and Coke Company 1
Glasscock, Wm. E. (William Ellsworth), 1862-1925 1
Green, William. 1
Hadsell, Richard M. 1
Haggerty, Thomas T., 1865-1946 1
Hatfield, Coleman A. 1
Hayden, Carl. 1
Hayes, E.J. 1
Hughes, James A. 1
Johnson, Hiram, 1866-1945 1
Labor Argus 1
Lakin, James 1
Lee, Howard Burton (1879-1985) 1
Lee, Richard Henry 1
Lewis, John L. (John Llewellyn), 1880-1969 1
Lewis, Virgil Anson, 1848-1912 1
Lilly, Armistead Abraham. 1
Mann, Isaac T. (Isaac Thomas), 1864-1932 1
Marsh, J. Frank. 1
McCormick, Robert R. 1
McGraw, John T. 1
Mooney, Fred, 1888-1952 1
Neely, Matthew Mansfield, 1874-1958 1
Pennington, J.F. 1
Perkins, George W. 1
Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946 1
Polack Cigar Factory (Wheeling, W. Va.) 1
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) 1
Revercomb, Chapman, 1895- 1
Robinson, Ira E. 1
Roosevelt, Theodore. 1
Scott, Nathan Bay, 1842-1924 1
Slaughter's Creek Coal and Land Company 1
Standard Ore and Alloys Corporation 1
Steel, Edward M. 1
Sullivan, Mark. 1
Sutherland, Howard 1
Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930 1
Thurmond, Walter R., 1881-1967 1
United Mine Workers of America 1
West Virginia. Mining Investigation Commission 1
Wet Branch Mining Company 1
Wheeling Can Company 1
White, I. C. (Israel Charles), 1848-1927 1
Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924 1
Winding Gulf Operators Association 1
Winifrede Collieries Company 1
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