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Unions - UMWA.

Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:

Dawson Coal Company Collection

Collection Number: A&M 2659
Scope and Contents Folder 1: pamphlet, OUTLINE OF WORK OF STATE BUREAU OF NEGRO WELFARE AND STATISTICS; broadside, AMERICA FIRST! YOUR GOVERNMENT, American Constitutional Association, Charleston, WV; catalogue of Cincinnati Pump Mfg. Co., n.d.; affidavits certifying ages of young men for employment; miscellaneous company correspondence concerning provision of non-union miners, job applications, engineering problems, and other mine business, including a letter from the Clarksburg Ku Klux Klan regarding...
Dates: 1917-1948

Doug Yarrow and Charlotte Yablonski Appalachian UMWA Papers

Collection Number: A&M 4533
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of papers and printed materials related to the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) and Black Lung Association. It also includes newspapers and legal documents related to the UMWA elections, Joseph A. Yablonski, Mingo County, and the protests against strip mining in Appalachia.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1943-1973; 1943-ca. 2004

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

Louis Horacek, Collector, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2651

United Mine Workers membership card and certificate; broadside and newsletters concerning protest of Marcus Garvey imprisonment by Universal Negro Improvement Association and UNIA membership certificates; NAACP organizing flier; 1886 printed poem TO THE PUPILS OF ROWLESBURG SCHOOL....; printed show ticket, undated.

Dates: 1920s, 1886

Matewan Massacre Records

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 Number: A&M 2628
Scope and Contents Five unpublished manuscripts relating to coal mining, miners, and unions, in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. (1) Tom Myerscough, Bloody Hell in Kentucky, circa 1932, a fictionalized account of the National Miners Union strike in Harlan County, Kentucky, in 1931. Myerscough became an organizer and then president of the National Miners Union. (2) Adam Getto, ...
Dates: circa 1932, 1970-1975

Phil Primack, Photographer, Photographs of the Hurricane Creek Mine Disaster and Other Material

Collection Number: A&M 4497
Scope and Contents Digital copies of negatives (35 mm) and some prints of photographs shot by photographer Phil Primack, who at one time worked for the Mountain Eagle newspaper in Whitesburg, KY. Subjects include the Hurricane Creek Mine Disaster (1970), the Buffalo Creek flood disaster (1972), the Miners for Democracy convention in Wheeling, West Virginia (1972, undated), a UMWA rally on Labor Day (1972), a "Miners for Miller" event in Evarts, KY, and the UMWA 46th Constitutional Convention (1973), the first...
Dates: 1970-1973

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

Progressive Mine Workers of America, Records

Collection Number: A&M 2715
Overview Four contracts, constitutions, and wage agreements from archives of the Progressive Mine Workers of America: 1) "Agreement Between Wisconsin Steel Co. and Benham Employees Association, 1937-38"; 2) "Constitution of District No. 1 PMWA, 1942"; 3) "Contract Between PMWA District 5 and the following: Providence Coal Mining Co.; Meador, Young & Holt Co.; Lick Creek Coal Co.; Williams Coal Co.; Norton Coal Corp.; Sixth Vein Coal Co.; Hart Coal Corp.; Ruckman Coal Co.; Dawson Daylight Coal...
Dates: 1937-1942

Stephen Capaldo Collection of Material from Southeastern West Virginia

Collection Number: A&M 4534
Scope and Contents Collection includes company pay, union dues book, and training certificates (ca. 1939-1974) pertaining to United Mine Workers of America member Fred Capaldo, an Italian immigrant who worked for Leckie Smokeless Coal Company in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. Collection also includes correspondence, photographs, etc., about Gap Mills, Monroe County, WV, as well as a 1906-1907 souvenir program for Bellview School, where Black children of Gap Mills received education. Also contains a brochure...
Dates: ca. 1906-2001