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Collection Details


Collection Name: Coal Mining and Union Activities
Repository Name: University of Illinois, Springfield. Archives/Special Collections. Oral History Collections [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Springfield, Illinois, United States
Dates Spanned: 1972-1973
Description: The narrators describe working conditions in Illinois coal mines in the early 20th century, the "mine wars" of the 1930's, hostilities between the United Mine Workers and the Progressive Miners of America, living conditions of striking miners and their families, impressions of John L. Lewis, and other issues related to coal mining in the state. This project was funded in part by the Illinois Bicentennial Commission.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 14
Broad Subjects: Industry and Labor; Economics
ASP Subjects: Coal; Coal mines and mining; Coal--Illinois; Illinois; Labor unions--Recognition; Labor unions--Recognition--Illinois; Mine safety; Mineral industries; Mining accidents; Oral history; Progressive Miners of America; Strikes and lockouts--Coal mining; United Mine Workers; United States
Collection Code: OHC0000399