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Matewan (W. Va.)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local Lc

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Browning-Weaver Family Papers

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.3175
Overview Family history papers consisting of a list of the descendants of Edmund Browning, Jr. and Jane Curry Browning, a typescript history of the Browning family, a Browning family tree chart, and a pedigree chart for Henry Hamilton Weaver of Barbour Co. There is also a typescript account of the experiences of the Daniel Weaver family during 1855 in the Kansas Territory and its return to Gilmer Co., including a description of dealings with Pottawatomie Indians, a cholera epidemic, and Kansas statehood...
Dates: 1885-1990

Fred Mooney Manuscripts

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.1428
Scope and Contents Typescript and manuscript drafts of “The Life of Fred Mooney,” by himself, and a manuscript copy of "Shootin Straight" by J. F. Pennington. Mooney, one-time Secretary-Treasurer of the West Virginia United Mine Workers, relates his experience in the West Virginia labor movement, He covers the disturbances at Cabin and Paint Creek, 1912-1913; the abortive Miners March of 1919; the Matawan massacre of the Baldwin Felts detectives; the Miners Treason Trials in 1922; and a later dispute with John L....
Dates: ca. 1935

Howard Burton Lee (1879-1985) Papers

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.2139
Overview Correspondence and photographs used by Lee, who was a lawyer and attorney general of West Virginia, in the writing of his book, BLOODLETTING IN APPALACHIA, 1969, concerning the coalfields of West Virginia and the attempts by miners to unionize. The photographs show individuals, coal camps, mine guards, and scenes from the Paint Creek-Cabin Creek area in 1912-1913, Matewan, and Monongalia County during the 1925-1929 period. Correspondents include Gordon C. Felts, Coleman A. Hatfield, Henry D....
Dates: 1912-1964

Matewan Trial Transcript

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.3608
Overview Incomplete court reporter's transcript of the Matewan Trial. This document records testimony bearing upon the event known as the "Matewan Massacre" that occurred on May 19, 1920 on the streets of Matewan, Mingo County. This brief but deadly encounter between local authorities and Baldwin-Felts detectives triggered a chain of events that led to an armed conflict between mine owners and their workers, resulting in the largest armed insurrection in post bellum American history. The transcript...
Dates: 1921