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Collection Details


Collection Name: Illinois Coal: The Legacy of an Industrial Society
Repository Name: University of Illinois, Springfield. Archives/Special Collections. Oral History Collections [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Springfield, Illinois, United States
Dates Spanned: 1985-1986
Description: This project was funded by the Illinois Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Oral History Office. Illinois coal miners and their wives describe family life, their work experiences in the mines, mechanization, the "mine wars" of the 1930's, the struggle between the Progressive Miners and the United Mine Workers, life in mining towns, bootlegging, various types of mining jobs, and ethnic and gender diversity in the mines.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 36
Broad Subjects: Industry and Labor; Economics
ASP Subjects: Coal; Coal mines and mining; Coal--Illinois; Family--History; History; Illinois; Illinois--History; Labor unions; Local history; Mineral industries; National Endowment for the Humanities, Washington, DC; Oral history; United States
Collection Code: OHC0000404