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Coal mining - Strip mining.

Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Charles Carpenter, Collector, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1773
Scope and Contents Scrapbooks maintained by Charles Carpenter, Grafton, between 1939-1963. Subjects include descriptions of libraries, book and manuscript collections, museums, rare and unusual books, magazines, book reviews, newspapers, and advertisements for books. There are items as early as 1838, 1875, 1898, 1905, 1917, but the mass of the collection is in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. Recurrent topics include book...
Dates: 1829-1963

Charles Carpenter, Collector, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2119
Scope and Contents This collection includes court case papers and exhibits from Taylor & Harrison Counties; deeds; title abstracts; one land grant; a coal lease for mining & stripping; one letter; and a genealogy chart for the Morgan family. The names of persons and organizations in this collection include Powell, Reuben, Henry, Benjamin, Burr & Grandison; Bayley, Charlotte; Baley, William, Newton, Payton & James; Roe, James & Jane; Cather, John...
Dates: 1813-1950

Peoples Appalachian Research Collective, Papers regarding Strip Mining

Collection Number: A&M 2618
Scope and Contents This collection consists of correspondence, notes, articles, newsletters, news clippings, reports, studies, Congressional testimony, and other materials collected by Keith Dix and other members of the Peoples Appalachian Research Collective for the purpose of preparing a 1971 issue of People's Appalachia concerning strip mining in Appalachia. The bulk of the material is newsletters from anti-strip mining organizations and reports, studies, and testimonies on...
Dates: 1968-1973

Smokeless Fuel Co. Records

Collection Number: A&M 1928
Scope and Contents This collection consists of correspondence, reports, financial records, pamphlets, maps, photographs, clippings, and other papers of a coal company operating in southern West Virginia. Subjects include operators' associations, wages, prices, mine inspection reports, sales, strip mining, and freight rates. Other firms mentioned include the Winding Gulf Collieries, Charleston Coal Co., Piney Coking Coal Land Co., Juliette Coal Co., LaMar Colliery Co., Phelps Coal Co., George Creek Coal Co.,...
Dates: 1935-1957

West Virginia University, WWVU Television, Miscellaneous Films, William Smock, Collector

Collection Number: A&M 5172
Overview Eight reels of motion pictures from West Virginia television station WWVU. Diameters of reels range from three to nine inches. Subjects of films include: 1. Arner Lindquist (glass engraver), 2. Morgantown lock and dam, 3. little league game, 4. Buckhannon Strawberry Festival, 5. "Smallest Church in 48 States", 6. football defensive practice with coach Tippett, 7. "A Stripmine is Forever", and 8. "Skin" (regarding strip mining). There are also brief descriptions of the films authored by the...
Dates: 1971-1972

Woodrow Mosley, Coal Miner, Interview Transcript

Collection Number: A&M 3055

Transcript of an interview with a retired coal miner of Lincoln County, WV. Mosley lived and worked in the coal fields of Logan County, WV and Pike County, KY most of his life. He started to work in 1929 when mining was still done by pick and shovel and retired in the early sixties when mining had become mechanized. He describes the changes in mining technology he experienced and the effect of unionization in the coal mining region of southern West Virginia.

Dates: 1988