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Coal mining -- Strikes

 Subject
Subject Source: Local Lc

Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:

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

 Collection
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

Major W. P. Tams, Jr. Transcript of an Interview

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.2584
Overview Transcript of an interview by Richard Hadsell with Major W.P. Tams, Jr., former mine operator in the Winding Gulf coal mining region. Tams discusses his early days in coal mining, the opening of the Kanawha coal region, and coal operators and union officials such as: E.J. Berwind, Joe Beury, George Collins, Jarius Collins, Justus Collins, John J. Cornwell, Samuel Dixon, Elias Hatfield, Troy Hatfield, Isaac Mann, S.T. Patterson, J.A. Renahan, James O. Watts, and George Wolfe. Other individuals...
Dates: 1825-1934

Matewan Massacre Records

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.2962
Overview Correspondence between Harold Houston, chief attorney for UMWA District 17 and Floyd Evans of the legal firm of Evans and Sampselle concerning trials after the "Matewan Massacre." Legal affidavits pertaining to the miners' trials of 1922 in Charles Town, West Virginia and to the Red Jacket Coal and Coke Co. and Hitchman Coal and Coke Company's suits against John L. Lewis and John Mitchell of the UMWA. Proclamations of Governor E.F. Morgan concerning the 1921 Mingo County mine strikes. An...
Dates: 1914-1934

Paul Nyden, Collector, Five Unpublished Manuscripts Dealing with Coal Mining, Miners, and Unions

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.2628
Overview Five unpublished manuscripts dealing with coal mining, miners, and unions. (1) Tom Myerscough, BLOODY HELL IN KENTUCKY, ca.1932. (2) Adam Getto, AUTOBIOGRAPHY, 1975. (3) Miriam Schultz, BREAD UPON THE WATERS, ca.1970. (4) Miriam Schultz, Larry Corcoran, ca.1970. (5) Tony Sabo, STRIPPED NAKED IN PUBLIC, ca.1971.
Dates: ca. 1970, 1971, 1975

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

Robert G. Kelly Papers

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.1959
Overview Correspondence, telegrams, newspaper clippings, reports, and speeches of a Democratic Party official; correspondence and minutes of Democratic State Executive Committee meetings. Subjects include West Virginia gubernatorial campaign of 1932, political patronage, federal relief programs in West Virginia, Rush Holt's senatorial campaign of 1934, the Holt-Kelly feud, and the miners' strike of 1939 Correspondents include Robert G. Kelly, Herman Guy Kump, M.M. Neely, Joe L. Smith, Homer A. Holt,...
Dates: 1932-1941

UMWA, Miners Right To Strike Committee Records

 Collection
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

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

West Virginia Mining Investigation Commission, Records

 Collection
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) 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