Coal mines and mining -- Appalachian Region, Southern
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Appalachian Land Ownership Survey Records
Abstract The Appalachian Land Ownership Survey was a study initiated by the Appalachian Land Ownership Task Force in Fall 1978 to examine land ownership patterns, particularly absentee and corporate ownership, and the resulting effects on regional development. The study participants concluded that a disproportionate amount of land owners were absentee and that corporate owners paid a disproportionately low amount of taxes. Materials address issues such as agriculture, coal mining, housing, land...
Dates: 1936-1985, undated
John Gaventa papers
Abstract The John Gaventa Papers consist of the papers and research materials of political sociologist John Gaventa. This includes research materials concerning coal mining in Appalachia and Wales and the economic and environmental effects of mining on these regions as well as materials concerning the American Association Limited and Sir Denys Lowson. It also includes correspondence, journals and calendars, publications and papers written by Gaventa, interview transcripts, photographs, and...
Dates: 1882-1996, undated; Majority of material found within 1962 - 1996
Matewan Development Center records
Collection — Oversize E2, drawer: 5
The Matewan Development Center Records contain records related to the Development Center/Visitor Center and to the history of Matewan, West Virginia. Matewan is a small town located in Mingo County along the Kentucky Border. The town is known for the "Matewan Massacre" as well as the Hatfield & McCoy Feud. The materials in this collection include oral history transcripts, correspondence, newspaper and magazine articles, and photographs.
Sewanee Mining Company collection
Scope and Contents This collection consists of two items associated with the Sewanee Mining Company, dated 1855 and 1856. The first document is a company prospectus, dated May 1855, and submitted by company president, Samuel F. Tracy. It details why the company was formed, the importance of being along a rail line, and the richness of coal in Franklin and Marion Counties, Tennessee, where the mining company property was located. Its headquarters were in New York City. The purpose of the document was to entice...
Dates: 1855 May, 1856 February 19
The Plow (Periodical) collection
The Plow was an independent newspaper published in Abingdon, Virginia from 1975-1979. This collection contains a wide array of photographs linked to Plow articles on issues confronting the Appalachian region.