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Monongah (W. Va.)

Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Harry T. Leeper, Collector, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0348
Scope and Contents Collection includes family correspondence of the Bowman, Veach, and Leeper families. Manuscripts include a recounting of the Civil War event known as "Jones' Raid." In another document Nathaniel Cochrane, an ancestor of Thomas Leeper, recounts his capture and imprisonment by indigenous people, along with a biography of Cochrane. Daily life for that time is captured in "Home Life of the Leeper Family." Other typescript histories include "Monongah," Thomas Leeper's diary regarding heavy rains...
Dates: 1779-1915

J. Davitt McAteer, Collector, Records Regarding Monongah Mine Disaster

Collection Number: A&M 3574
Overview Letter, two photographs, and six coal mine maps and post-disaster report related to the Monongah mine disaster. 1) The letter is dated December 6, 1907; it was authored by "Emmett" (Lester Emmitt Trader) of Monongah, West Virginia to Ernest M. Trader of McKeesport, Pennsylvania. The letter discusses the use of "certificates" as money in Monongah, references the recent Naomi mine (Fayette County, Pennsylvania) disaster of December 1, compares the conditions of the Naomi Mine to those of the...
Dates: 1907-1909; Majority of material found within 1907

Jack Sandy Anderson, Compiler, Local History Articles and Genealogy Papers

Collection Number: A&M 4195
Scope and Contents Records pertain to the local history and genealogy of North-Central West Virginia. The collection contains articles written by Jack Sandy Anderson and research he gathered. Types of material include photographs, articles, and genealogical materials (pedigree charts; records of marriage, births, and deaths; and detailed family lists; among others). Materials of note include family listings tracing lineages back to European Nobility and a Civil War discharge of Robert Rose...
Dates: ca. 1600-2011, undated; Majority of material found within 2000-2008

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

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

Pleasant Hill (W.Va.) Photographs

Collection Number: A&M 2681

Approximately forty black-and-white photographs of Pleasant Hill and Monongah, West Virginia, probably from the early 1900s. Photographs depict buildings, street scenes, miners' dwellings, and a grist mill as well as material objects such as chairs, buckets, a loom, clock, candle mold, candle holder, table, dolls, and spinning wheel. Photographs are only available on microfilm.

Dates: undated