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Coal mining -- Strikes

 Subject
Subject Source: Local Lc

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

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

 Collection
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

Van Amberg Bittner (1885-1949) Papers

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.1698
Overview UMWA international representative and organizer, member of the Steel Workers Organizing Committee, director of the CIO Organizing Committee, and vice-chairman of the CIO Political Action Committee Correspondence, legal papers, diaries, clippings, and other papers relate to Bittner's early career in the western Pennsylvania coal fields; his presidency of District 5, UMWA, 1911-1916; and his organizational activities in southeastern Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, northern West Virginia, Oklahoma,...
Dates: 1908-1961

William E. Glasscock (1862-1925) Papers

 Collection
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 general correspondence, telegrams, photographs, newspaper clippings regarding strikes, and pamphlets, among other material.General correspondence includes many letters touching a variety of phases of the industrial disturbances in the mining regions of the Great Kanawha Valley in 1912-1913, commonly known as the Cabin Creek--Paint Creek...
Dates: 1905-1913