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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Charles E. Boswell, Newspaper Editor, Essay regarding Miners at Paint Creek and Cabin Creek

Collection Number: A&M 0589

In an unpublished essay, Boswell, editor of the Labor Argus (Charleston's Socialist newspaper) describes the mining labor troubles at Paint Creek and Cabin Creek. He adamantly opposes Governor Hatfield's settlement and the role of the UMWA in accepting it. In particular he castigates Thomas Haggerty, a field marshal for the union, for compromising with capitalists.

Dates: 1913-1985

Forest Charles Sammons Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1522

Manuscript writings of Sammons, a Huntington contractor and founder of the West Virginia Anti-Communist League. Sammons, a businessman and self-described "amateur political economist" discusses his views regarding communism, free enterprise, and constitutional law.

Dates: ca. 1939-1940

Joseph B. Lightburn Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1224

Correspondence and writings of the mayor of Jane Lew and one-time Republican nominee for Congress, pertaining to fluoridation, United Nations, foreign aid, income tax, socialism, the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, and Lightburn's conservative interpretation of Americanism.

Dates: 1958-1959

Keith Dix, Papers regarding Labor History

Collection Number: A&M 2800
Overview A collection of typescripts, brochures, pamphlets, books, tape recordings, and assorted ephemeral publications concerning radical political and economic groups and community organizing related to labor history in Appalachia and the United States as compiled by Keith Dix. Organizations and publications represented in the collection include New Directions in Labor (1970-1971), New American Movement (1970-1971), New University Conference (1971), Labor Research Association (1971), Students for a...
Dates: 1923-1976

Leon A. Pryzbylinski, Collector, Pamphlets and Other Material Regarding Labor History and the Cooperative Movement

Collection Number: A&M 2056
Overview Mr. Pryzbylinski, a resident of Mt. Carmel, Pennsylvania, was a coal miner and actively promoted trade unionism and socialism in his area from about 1915 to 1930. When many mines in the anthracite coal fields closed in the early 1930s, he stopped working as a miner and became engaged in radio repair work. He was also interested in the co-operative movement. He encouraged this movement in the Mt. Carmel area and was president of the local co-operative. The collection includes 363 pamphlets...
Dates: 1909-1950

M.H. Ross, Collector, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2617
Scope and Contents

Broadsides, pamphlets, contracts, publications, ledgers, and letters on union activities and radical movements. Subjects included are mine safety, union organizing, and social justice.

Dates: 1930-1974

Mountain People's Cooperative Archives

Collection Number: A&M 2527
Scope and Contents

Includes co-op newsletters, circulars, promotional literature, business correspondence, discussions and decisions of the managing committee and daily operating notes from the workers of a Morgantown, West Virginia, grocery store. There are also editorials on liberation movements and trade unionism.

Dates: 1976-1978

Robert O. Shepherd, Activist, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2526

Papers, circulars, and pamphlets of a local activist. Includes materials of the Socialist Party U.S.A. and of a nationwide democratic socialist group, the New American Movement. Shepherd was also active in other groups such as the Fayette County, Pennsylvania Family Abuse Council and Shelterforce - National Housing Activists. There are copies of the Socialist Tribune, The Canton Speech of Eugene V. Debs, and a notebook on the 1978 N.A.M. Convention, Milwaukee, WI.

Dates: 1973-79

William D. Barns, Collector, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 3279
Overview Dr. William D. Barns (1917-1991) was a professor of history at West Virginia University from 1940 to 1985. His fields of specialization were American agriculture and labor history, West Virginia and regional history, American economic history, and the United States since 1860. The material has been divided into three main sections of archives, books, and periodicals, and described to the box level. The contents of this collection were created or collected by Dr. William D. Barns and Mrs....
Dates: ca. 1842-1995; Majority of material found within 1940-1985

Winding Gulf Coals, Inc. Records

Collection Number: A&M 1525
Overview The collection consists of ledgers, journals, and cashbooks of the Goodwill Coal and Coke Co., Greenbrier Coal and Coke Co., Gulf Coal Co., Louisville Coal and Coke Co., Winding Gulf Coal and Coke Co., and the Winding Gulf Colliery Co., with some material on the operation of company stores. There is also correspondence (1911-1915) between the managers of mines at Winding Gulf and Davy, West Virginia, discussing production levels, availability of railroad cars and freight rates, New River and...
Dates: 1888-1950