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Aaron Chipps, Coal Miner, Papers

Collection Number: A&M.3129
Overview The collection of the papers of a Morgantown coal miner and electrician focuses upon the development of coal mining technology. It includes operations and maintenance manuals, diagrams, and catalogs for a variety of mining equipment and parts. It also includes notes and material for Chipp's study of mining technology and electricity.
Dates: 1912-1955

Allard Hostetter Diaries

Collection Number: A&M.2706
Overview Diaries of Hostetter, a coal miner from Nelsonville, Ohio, which cover the years 1925 to 1949, one volume for each year. There are no volumes for the years 1933, 1937, 1942, 1944, 1945, and 1947. They contain information on mine production, inspections, accidents, equipment, labor, and other aspects of the coal mining industry.
Dates: 1925-1949

Amalgamated Association of Street and Electric Railway Employees of America, Division 103, Archives

Collection Number: A&M.2536
Overview Records of a local union of street car employees in Wheeling, West Virginia. There are minute books, correspondence, contracts, agreements, boards of arbitration hearings, and financial records, including membership figures and lists of members from the founding of the local to the late 1950s. The correspondence concerns mainly intra-union issues of seniority, transfers of membership, and local union governance, but there are also a few letters about Division 103 support of other organized...
Dates: 1899-1958

Andrew Edmiston Jr. (1892-1966) Papers

Collection Number: A&M.1994
Overview Correspondence, deeds, financial and military records, newspaper clippings, and photographs of a Democratic politician, member of the U.S. House of Representatives, 1933-1942, newspaper editor, and businessman from Weston, Lewis County. Subjects covered include the Civil War, World Wars I and II, and the coal and glass industries. Correspondents include David Goff, Charles E. Hodges, Charles Lively, Alfred E. Smith, Harold L. Ickes, Joe L. Smith, Jennings Randolph, Clarence W. Meadows, James A....
Dates: 1916-1948

Anna Jarvis (1864-1948) Papers

Collection Number: A&M.1439
Scope and Contents The bulk of these papers deal with Miss Jarvis' work as the founder of Mother's Day, her attempts to persuade state governors to issue proclamations to establish the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day, and her later protests against the commercialization of the holiday, as well as the efforts of other organizations to promote Mother's Day.There are a few papers of her father, Grandville E. Jarvis; some correspondence and legal papers concerned with the Jarvis coal and farm lands...
Dates: 1858-1943

Appalachian Coals, Inc., Fuel Engineering Conferences, Papers

Collection Number: A&M.2030
Overview The collection consists of photostatic copies of correspondence and photographs on the Fuel Engineering Conferences held by Appalachian Coals, Inc., of Cincinnati, Ohio, a major bituminous coal sales agency.
Dates: 1935-1940

Arch Ellis, Photographer, Nitrate Negatives of 4-H Camps and Other Subjects

Collection Number: A&M.3846
Overview Nitrate negatives of photographs taken by Arch Ellis of Weston, West Virginia, mainly regarding 4-H Camps held at Jackson's Mill. The main subject of the photographs is campers at the various 4-H Camps (Boys, Girls, Farm Women's, and Volunteer) participating in camp activities. These activities include musical performances by campers; metalworking, weaving, hat making, and other arts and crafts activities; swimming, archery and other sports; and dancing, among other activities. Other subjects...
Dates: 1926-1941, undated

Aretas Brooks Fleming (1839-1923) Papers

Collection Number: A&M.0040
Overview Papers of the eighth governor of West Virginia, 1890-1893, who was an attorney in Marion County, 1863-1867, a member of the House of Delegates, 1872-1875, a circuit judge, 1878-1888. Fleming was closely associated with James O. Watson in the development of the coal and railroad industry in the Monongahela Valley. There are scattered papers, including several hundred sermons of Benjamin F. Fleming (1810-1876); one common pleas book; two "Memorandum of Decisions" books from the law firm of A.B....
Dates: 1784-1924

Aretas Brooks Fleming Papers

Collection Number: A&M.0568
Overview Papers of Aretas Brooks Fleming (1839-1923), the eighth governor of West Virginia, 1890-1893, who was an attorney in Marion County, 1863-1867, a member of the House of Delegates, 1872-1875, a circuit judge, 1878-1888. Fleming was closely associated with James O. Watson in the development of the coal and railroad industry in the Monongahela Valley. There are scattered papers, including several hundred sermons of Benjamin F. Fleming (1810-1876); one common pleas book; two "Memorandum of...
Dates: 1784-1924

Arthur Donovan, Correspondence Regarding Coal Strike

Collection Number: A&M.2929
Overview Exchange of correspondence between Donovan and B. Franklin of the New York Times concerning the latter's essay on a coal strike. At dispute is whether the Celtic background of Southern Appalachian coal miners is the cause of their hostility towards coal operators.
Dates: 1978

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West Virginia University 9
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Elkins, Stephen B. (Stephen Benton), 1841-1911 8
Jones, Mary. 8
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Pierpont, Francis Harrison, 1814-1899 8
Bittner, Van A. (Van Amberg), 1885-1949 7
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West Virginia. Legislature 7
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Revercomb, Chapman, 1895- 5
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United States. National Bituminous Coal Commission 5
White, I. C. (Israel Charles), 1848-1927 5
American Federation of Labor 4
Association Against the Prohibition Amendment 4
Baldwin-Felts Detective Inc. 4
Camden, Gideon D. (1805-1891) 4
Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) 4
Dawson, William M.O. 4
Dayton, Alston Gordon 4
Faulkner, Charles James, 1806-1884 4
Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) 4
Lynchburg Coal and Coke Company 4
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Monongah Mines Relief Committee 4
Mooney, Fred, 1888-1952 4
National Miners' Union (U.S.) 4
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Robinson, Ira E. 4
Smith, Clarence Edwin, 1885-1959. 4
United Mine Workers of America. Local 3934 (Hoard, W. Va.) 4
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Barns, John S. 3
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Barns, Thomas. 3
Blizzard, William. 3
Colgate Coal Company 3
Collins, Jarius. 3
Collins, Justus, 1857-1934 3
Davis Coal and Coke Company 3
Fairmont Broadcasting Company. 3
Fairmont Newspaper Publishing Company 3
Fleming Association 3
Goodykoontz, Wells, 1872-1944 3
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Jackson Coal Company 3
Johnson, Louis. 3
Mann, Isaac T. (Isaac Thomas), 1864-1932 3
McCormick, Robert R. 3
McGrath, J. Howard (James Howard), 1903-1966 3
Mitchell, John. 3
Moore, Arch A., Jr. (Arch Alfred), 1923-2015 3
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New River Coal Company 3
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Smith, Alfred Emanuel, 1873-1944 3
Thurmond, Walter R., 1881-1967 3
Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972 3
United States. Works Progress Administration 3
Virginia Military Institute 3
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