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Coal mining.

Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 100 Collections and/or Records:

West Virginia University, School of Mines, Records

Collection Number: A&M 1024
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence, reports, surveys, financial and academic records, circulars, and other papers, including regulations of the National Bituminous Coal Commission and bulletins of various code authorities of the National Recovery Administration. Also included in the collection are correspondence, reports, and other papers (ca.1926-1940) of the Lynchburg Coal & Coke Co.

Dates: 1916-1950

William A. Moreland, Political Papers, World War II Records, and Other Material

Collection Number: A&M 2032
Overview Papers of a Morgantown lawyer and state legislator. Includes political correspondence of William Moreland addressing issues ranging from abortion to coal mining with a majority of the papers regarding the operation of state bureaucracy and the importance of organized labor in West Virginia. Addendum of 2010/10/29 includes Moreland's World War II (WWII) service records, family genealogy, and family photographs. Addenda of 2011/03/21 and 2011/06/20 include papers of William Moreland, and...
Dates: 1824-2008

William B. Gatewood (1835-1908) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2061

Correspondence, memo books, legal and business papers of a farmer and deputy sheriff residing in the Cabin Creek District near Coalburg, Kanawha County. Subjects include farm prices, land, coal, politics, and the Paint Creek Railroad.

Dates: 1861-1909

William D. Wintz, Collector, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2214

A survey for a plot of land in Greenbrier County dated 1789, a map showing coalfields in the Kanawha Valley dated 1867, genealogies of the Chapman and McGlathlen families, and letters from M.M. Neely, Arthur Capper, and Walter F. George.

Dates: 1789-1960

William Gordon Worley (1846-1928) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1547

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, and financial papers of a lawyer and state senator from Kingwood, who was instrumental in the organization of the West Virginia Northern Railroad, and the Kingwood Coal and Coke Company. Subjects include state politics, 1888-1895, Virginia Debt Question, the tariff debate, land development, coal mining and railroads. Correspondents include J.M. Mason, W.E. Chilton, S.B. Elkins, and George C. Sturgiss.

Dates: 1853-1921

William Henry Edwards (1822-1909) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1951
Scope and Contents 444 letters. Subjects include: coal lands in W. Va., Lepidoptera collection, scientific publications, and research on butterflies. Correspondents: L. Agassiz, D.T. Ansted, John Akhurst, V.V. Baird, Wm. H. Ashmead, Addison Ballard, N.W. Bates, Jacob Boll, George H. Briggs, Albert S. Brekimore, A.J. Butler, John H. Cook, E.R. Crotch, George Dimmock, Rudolph Feider, J. Fletcher, P.H. Gosse, Edward H. Griffin, Ferdinando Grist, Albert Hopkins, W.F. Kirby, Ludwig Kumbein, Theodore L....
Dates: 1840-1907

William Milo Barnum (1856-1926) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2573
Overview Correspondence (including 6 volumes of letter books) relating to firms in which Barnum was an executive, including the Henrico Coal Co. and Kanawha Improvement Co., West Virginia, National Mining Co. and Wells Farm Land and Mining Co., New York. The collection documents mining and railroad promotion in Appalachia and the eastern midwest states. The collection was formerly part of the records of the Pacific Coast Coal and Oil Co. of which Barnum was chairman of the Board of Directors...
Dates: 1882-1899

William Nelson Page (1854-1932) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1755
Overview Papers of William Nelson Page, civil and mining engineer, who was manager of the Hawk's Nest Coal Company, 1877-1880; built and operated the Victoria Blast Furnace, Goshen, Virginia, 1880-1885; organized and developed the Gauley Mountain Coal Company, 1889-1917; served in the West Virginia National Guard for twenty years; and was mayor of Ansted for ten years. Subjects include the American Society of Civil Engineers, Deepwater Railway Company, Guy's Run Iron Land, Iron and Steel Works...
Dates: 1860, 1881-1890, 1924

William Starke Rosecrans (1818-1898) Correspondence

Collection Number: A&M 1943
Overview Correspondence of a Civil War general who had business interests in the Cannel Coal Company, Coal River Navigation Company, James River and Kanawha Company, and the Western Oil Company. Subjects include coal, oil, iron and steel; improvements on the Kanawha, Coal, and Ohio rivers; English investments in the Cannel Coal Company and the Winifrede Mining & Manufacturing Company; and timber prices. Civil War correspondence includes letters from Francis H. Pierpont and General Jacob D. Cox....
Dates: 1841-1879

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