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Coal mining - disasters.

Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Buffalo Creek Disaster Scrapbooks and Clippings

Collection Number: A&M 4527
Scope and Contents This collection consists of 701 .tif files representing six scrapbooks and one envelope of newsclippings and pamphlets documenting the aftermath of the Buffalo Creek Flood, which occurred on February 26, 1972 in Logan County, West Virginia. The flooding was caused by a Pittston Coal Company coal slurry impoundment dam bursting. Subjects covered in the clippings include investigation into Pittston Coal Company, survival stories, and legal disputes. A small number of original community and...
Dates: 1972-1982

Coal Mining Disaster Reports Collection

Collection Number: A&M 4203
Overview Mine disaster reports, official hearing reports, and hearing and inquest transcripts (1938-1967). Most of the mine disaster reports were created by inspectors from the West Virginia Department of Mines, and some of them involved federal inspectors. Other reports were created by the United States Bureau of Mines and the West Virginia Department of Mines Coal Mine Safety Board of Review. Also includes volumes 3 through 8 of the Decisions of the Interior Board of Mine...
Dates: 1938-1977

Consolidation Coal Company, Consultant Report and Clippings

Collection Number: A&M 1159

The collection consists of a typescript report by J.C. Gaskill, assistant consulting engineer, on accidents, fires, and explosions at the mines of the Consolidation Coal Company and other companies, 1886-1926; and newspaper clippings concerning Consolidation's operations around Fairmont, West Virginia.

Dates: 1915-1956

Farmington Mine Disaster, Newspaper Articles

Collection Number: A&M 4087
Overview Photocopies of newspaper articles regarding the Farmington Mine Disaster. The articles were photocopied, arranged by date, and labeled with bibliographic data by a professional clipping service. The Farmington Mine disaster was an explosion that happened on 20 November 1968, at the Consol No. 9 coal mine; 78 miners died as a result of the explosion. The Farmington disaster was a catalyst for major changes in mining safety laws, including the 1969 Coal Mine Safety and Health Act. This...
Dates: 1968-1969

Gauley Mountain Coal Company Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1921
Overview The collection consists of a letter from William N. Page, organizer of the Gauley Mountain Coal Company, concerning dangers in mining; abstracts of land titles granted to Robert Morris in 1795; World War II production statistics for the company; copy of a contract between the company, the United Mine Workers of America, and the Charleston General Hospital for hospitalization of miners and their families; letter outlining the life of Robert Hamilton Morris, director of the American Institute...
Dates: 1908-1951

Joseph D'Andrea Papers on the Monongah Mine Disaster

Collection Number: A&M 4540
Scope and Contents The collection includes the research papers of Joseph D’Andrea pertaining to the Monongah Mine Disaster of 1907. Materials include photographs of the 100-year anniversary of the disaster, general photographs of the memorial, D’Andrea’s involvement in the communities of Monongah and Fairmont, WV, and the graves of victims, most circa 2007 (Box 2). Other papers include his research materials about the disaster, such as printed articles, scholarly journals, facsimilies such as Department of...
Dates: 1907-2018; Majority of material found within 2005-2018

Lloyd W. Brown, Engineer, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1063

Field engineer with the West Virginia Department of Mines. The collection includes papers on coal mine inspection, accidents, safety, and other aspects of mining. There are also several blueprints, maps, and drawings of various mining operations in West Virginia.

Dates: 1901-1932

Monongah Mine Disaster, Article Regarding Widow Catterina DeCarlo Davia

Collection Number: A&M 3927

Journal article regarding widowed survivor, Catterina DeCarlo Davia, of the Monongah Mine Disaster of 6 December 1907, that appeared in Women's Studies: A Interdisciplinary Journal, 42:4, 369-389.

Dates: 2013

Monongah Mine Disaster Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0524
Overview The collection consists of: a scrapbook containing newspaper clippings on the explosion at Monongah Mines No.6 and No.8 on 6 December 1907, rescue operations, the inquest, and mine law reforms; photographs of the disaster; maps of the interior of the mines; printed and typescript reports and pamphlets on mining operations; script of a 1952 television broadcast on the disaster; material on mine disasters in Alabama, Pennsylvania, and Illinois; and newspaper accounts of the agitation for the...
Dates: 1907-1952

Monongah Mines Relief Committee Records

Collection Number: A&M 1733
Overview The Monongah Mines Relief Committee was formed to collect and distribute funds for the widows and children of the 362 victims of the explosions at Monongah Mines No.6 and No.8, Marion County, West Virginia, on 6 December 1907. The collection includes correspondence and individual case files. These files contain age and place of birth of each victim; dependents' names, ages, and places of residence; and amount of each relief payment. There is a record of all contributions to the Relief...
Dates: 1907-1925