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Collection Details


Collection Name: Labor: Miners for Democracy
Repository Name: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Wilson Library. Manuscript Collection. Southern Oral History Program [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
Local Identifier: E.2.
URL: http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/inv/htm/04007.html#d0e19046
Description: These interviews concentrate on the Miners for Democracy movement within the United Mine Workers Union in West Virginia, 1970-1972. George W. Hopkins interviewed movement leaders for his dissertation, "The Miners for Democracy: Insurgency in the United Mine Workers of America, 1970-1972" (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1976). Interviews with Joseph "Chip" Yablonski, Jr., Arnold Miller, Mike Trbovich, and other United Mine Workers leaders focus on the miners' movement, its internal problems, and the issues at the mines that spurred the creation of the movement.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 8
Broad Subjects: Industry and Labor; Economics
ASP Subjects: Labor unions--Officials and employees; Labor unions--Organizing; Labor unions--Political activity; Labor unions--Recognition; Labor unions--West Virginia; Miners--United States; Miners--West Virginia; Oral history; Southern States; Strikes and lockouts--Miners; United Mine Workers; United States; West Virginia
Collection Code: OHC0004587