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Coal mines and mining -- West Virginia

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Matewan Development Center records

 Collection — Oversize E2, drawer: 5
Identifier: AC-393

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.

Dates: 1989-1995

Michael and Ruth Yarrow Coal Mining Interviews

Identifier: AC-120
Abstract Michael and Ruth Yarrow Coal Mining Interviews collection contains interviews capturing narratives of life in the eastern coalfields throughout the 20th Century, primarily in West Virginia but also in Kentucky and Virginia. Among those interviewed were active coal miners, retired miners, women miners, black miners, and mine foremen. Miners' wives were interviewed as well as one miner's husband, three miners' daughters, one coal company president, and three coalfield professionals. Topics...
Dates: 1978-1989