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Edgar B. Rowe Papers

Collection Number: A&M.1482
Overview This collection consists of correspondence, decisions, and briefs of the umpire for the Northern West Virginia Coal Association, Big Sandy-Elkhorn Coal Operators Association, Western Pennsylvania Coal Operators Association, and the United Mine Workers of America.
Dates: 1950-1957

Ernest Glenwood Otey (1895-1966) Papers

Collection Number: A&M.1909
Overview Correspondence, financial records, speeches, reports, blueprints, and pamphlets of a Bluefield banker and businessman who was a treasurer of the Democratic Executive Committee and a member of the Board of Governors of West Virginia University. Subjects include numerous businesses in the Bluefield area, Bluefield State College, Concord College, Bank of Bramwell, Island Creek Coal Company, Norfolk and Western Railroad, Pocahontas Fuel Company, Smokeless Operators Association, Virginia Railway,...
Dates: 1935-1965

George C. McIntosh (1868-1935) Typed Document

Collection Number: A&M.2599
Overview Memoirs of a retired newspaperman, editor, and Republican state house representative (1898-1901). McIntosh supported the Republican party and coal operator interests through his newspapers and periodicals, which included: HUNTINGTON GAZETTE, HUNTINGTON SUNDAY GAZETTE, HINTON FREE LANCE, FAYETTE JOURNAL, NEWS-MAIL CO., RALEIGH HERALD, and company magazines for the Island Creek Coal Company and Solvay Collieries. McIntosh discusses: his early employment on the railroads as census taker and...
Dates: 1895-1920

Justus Collins (1857-1934) Papers

Collection Number: A&M.1824
Scope and Contents Justus Collins was an entrepreneur who opened his first coal mine in the Pocahontas- Flat Top coal field of Southern West Virginia, and thereafter operated mines in the New River, Tug River, and Winding Gulf coal fields. He headed a coal sales agency, speculated in coal and timber lands, headed a cement company, and was interested financially in rubber, oil, and gas companies. He played an important role in organizing the Tug River Coal Operators Association, the Winding Gulf Operators'...
Dates: 1896-1934

Pocahontas Operators Association, Records

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

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

Smokeless Coal Operators Association Records

Collection Number: A&M.1564
Scope and Contents “The Smokeless Coal Fields of West Virginia: A Brief History” by W.P. Tams, Jr. Printed in 1963.
Dates: 1931

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)

Smokeless Fuel Co. Records

Collection Number: A&M.1928
Overview The collection consists of correspondence, reports, financial records, pamphlets, maps, photographs, clippings, and other papers of a coal company operating in southern West Virginia. Subjects include operators' associations, wages, prices, mine inspection reports, sales, strip mining, and freight rates. Other firms mentioned include the Winding Gulf Collieries, Charleston Coal Co., Piney Coking Coal Land Co., Juliette Coal Co., LaMar Colliery Co., Phelps Coal Co., George Creek Coal Co., Guyan...
Dates: 1935-1957

Walter R. Thurmond (1881-1967) Papers

Collection Number: A&M.2141
Overview Operator in the Logan coalfield for many years, collector of Internal Revenue for West Virginia, and president of the state Board of Control, 1937-1941. Thurmond returned to the coal industry in 1941 and helped organize the Southern Coal Producers' Association, serving as its secretary until his retirement in 1958. The collection consists of correspondence, speeches, scrapbooks, and other papers, including Thurmond's diaries for 1938-1967. Subjects include labor relations, taxes, mine safety,...
Dates: 1938-1967

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United Mine Workers of America 6
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Cornwell, John J. (John Jacob), 1867-1953 2
Hatfield, Henry Drury, 1875-1962 2
Holt, Rush Dew, 1905-1955 2
Island Creek Coal Company 2
Meadows, Clarence W. 2
Neely, Matthew Mansfield, 1874-1958 2
Norfolk and Western Railroad. 2
Pocahontas Fuel Company 2
Pocahontas Operators Association 2
Randolph, Jennings, 1902-1998 2
Southern Coal Producers Association 2
Aileen Coal Company 1
American Protective League 1
Archer, Mather. 1
Association Against the Prohibition Amendment 1
Atkinson, Geo. W. (George Wesley), 1845-1925 1
Baker, Newton Diehl, 1871-1937 1
Baldwin-Felts Detective Inc. 1
Barkley, Alben William, 1877-1956 1
Barron, W. W. 1
Bennett, W.R. 1
Big Sandy-Elkhorn Coal Operators Association 1
Bittner, Van A. (Van Amberg), 1885-1949 1
Blease, Coleman Livingston, 1868-1942 1
Blizzard, William M. O. 1
Blizzard, William. 1
Bluefield State College 1
Board of Control. 1
Boyle, William Anthony, 1904-1985 1
Brisbane, Arthur. 1
Buckeye Coal and Coke Company 1
Burdett, Joe F. 1
Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836 1
Byrd, Robert C. 1
Cannelton Coal and Coke Company 1
Carbon Fuel Company 1
Charleston Coal Company 1
Charleston Naval Ordnance Plant 1
Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company 1
Chilton, William E. (William Edwin), 1858-1939 1
Chilton, William E. (William Edwin), 1893-1950 1
Collins family 1
Collins, Jarius. 1
Collins, Justus, 1857-1934 1
Colson, Clyde L. (Clyde Lemuel) 1
Concord College (Athens, W. Va.) 1
Conley, Philip Mallory, 1887- 1
Conley, William G. (William Gustavus), 1866-1940 1
Crystal Block Coal and Coke Company 1
Daniels, Josephus. 1
Davis, John W. (John William), 1873-1955 1
Dawson, William M.O. 1
Democratic Executive Committee 1
Democratic Party (W. Va.) 1
Dixon, Samuel. 1
Edison, Charles A., 1890-1969 1
Edmiston, Andrew. 1
Ennis Coal Company 1
Evans, D.T. 1
Farley, James A. (James Aloysius), 1888-1976 1
Felts, T.L. 1
Fourseam Coal Corporation 1
Garner, John Nance, 1868-1967 1
Gay Coal and Coke Company 1
Gay, Matthew. 1
Georges Creek Coal Company 1
Goddard, Charles A. 1
Green, William. 1
Guyan Eagle Coal Company 1
Hadsell, Richard M. 1
Haggerty, Thomas T., 1865-1946 1
Hallanan, Walter S. (Walter Simms), 1890-1962 1
Hayden, Carl. 1
Hayes, E.J. 1
Haymond, William. 1
Hechler, Ken, 1914-2016 1
Henderson, Leon. 1
Highland, Cecil B. 1
Hoblitzell, John D. 1
Holloway, J.J. 1
Holt, Homer Adams, 1898-1975 1
Howe, Louis M. (Louis McHenry), 1871-1936 1
International Court of Justice 1
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 1
Jessup, Philip C. 1
Johnson, George W. 1
Johnson, Louis. 1
Johnstown Coal and Coke Company 1
Jones, Mary. 1
Juliette Coal Company 1
Kanawha Coal Operators Association 1
Kee, John, 1874-1951 1
Kee, Maude Elizabeth, 1895-1975 1
Kelly, Robert G. 1
Kenna, John N. 1
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