Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
Collection Number: A&M.1530
Overview Papers of Asa Philip Randolph, a prominent civil rights and labor leader, who founded and edited The Messenger, an influential black radical labor newspaper of the 1920s and who organized and presided over the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, the only independent, viable black trade union in the American labor movement. Much of the correspondence deals with raising subscriptions for The Messenger, gaining an International...
Collection Number: A&M.2725
Overview Record books of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen Ohio Valley Lodge No.13. Volume one contains membership and financial records; and volume two contains records of meetings, 1914-1918, including attendance and annual election results.
Dates: 1902, 1914-1918
Collection Number: A&M.3827
Overview Three photograph albums of Harry Snedden Laird (September 11, 1868-October 1, 1952), a civil engineer, and resident of Preston County, West Virginia (WV). They document dam and railroad construction projects. The first album contains 50 photographs, arranged chronologically (1912-1913). The photos record construction of Cheat Lake dam ("Cheat Haven"); subjects include: a coffer dam, a Baltimore and Ohio Railroad bridge, and turbine form construction. The album also contains an annotated...
Collection Number: A&M.1335
Overview Diary and memoir of a Confederate soldier, railroad laborer, and shop owner from Grafton. The memoir begins with Mugler's birth in Alsace-Lorraine in 1838, and covers his immigration to the United States; enlistment in the United States Army in 1851; military duty in New York, Boston, Rhode Island, Texas, California, and the Washington Territory where he participated in the expedition against the Yakima Indians as a member of Company B, Third Regiment, United States Artillery, under Phil...
Collection Number: A&M.3299
Overview Photographs, ephemera, and genealogy (1658-1996) of the John Samuel Simms family of West Virginia. Ephemera includes a certificate for completion of classes from West Virginia University Department of Mining Extension (1935), a State of West Virginia Department of Mines Certificate for passing a mine foreman exam (1918), a State of West Virginia Elementary School Diploma (1915), a certificate of proficiency from the New River State School for completion of stenography courses (1925), household...
Dates: ca. 1870-1948
Collection Number: A&M.2513
Overview Correspondence of W.K. Marshall, a West Virginia railroad engineer, includes letters received from his wife and sons in Callaghan, Virginia, as well as the letters he wrote to them. This collection also includes letters from Marshall's brother and niece. Marshall's correspondence concerns the following subjects: personal and family matters; employment conditions on the railroad; railroad accidents; trade union and fraternal society insurance plans. Letters from Marshall's wife touch on people...
Dates: ca. 1903-1907
Collection Number: A&M.3111
Overview Minutes, financial records, and miscellaneous historical material of Parkersburg Central Trades and Labor Council, an affiliate of the American Federation of Labor and the West Virginia State Federation of Labor. The organization, founded in 1910, participated in various political activities and union organization activities and sponsored Labor's League for Political Education and created a women's auxiliary during the 1950's. The council consisted of assorted AFL affiliated unions in the...
Collection Number: A&M.3070
Overview Notes compiled by Philip Bagdon which were used by Dr. Roy Clarkson to complete his history of the logging town of Cass entitled Beyond Leatherbark: The Cass Saga. Bagdon's notes, composed of maps, tables and quotes from newspapers, correspondence and business records, are arranged chronologically and topically covering subjects important to the history of Cass, the Greenbrier River valley and east central West Virginia. Subjects mentioned are land purchases, timber appraisals, railroads,...