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Coal and Appalachia, 1902-1988

Identifier: IV

Scope and Content of the Series

In June 1960 Mike H. Ross delivered a presentation to the National Conference on Medicine and the Federal Coal Mine, Health, and Safety Act in Washington, D.C. His presentation was "The Lifestyle of the Coal Miner." Ross began doing more research in this area due to his involvement with the United Mine Workers of America, the International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers Union, the Fairmont Clinic, the Rural Practice Program

This series contains files relating to lifestyle of Appalachian coal miners, the advent of women in the coal mining industry, coal mining, and coal mining diseases. Files are arranged by subject and include the. Included are books, journals, news articles, and Ross's own articles.


  • Creation: 1902-1988


Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research use.


13.8 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Digital Access

The interviews in this series have been digitized and are available at Georgia State University Digital Collections

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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