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Herndon Evans photographs, 1931

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pa82m1 Guide to the Herndon Evans photographs, 1931 PA82M1 University of Kentucky Special Collections Special Collections Margaret I. King Building, North Lexington, KY, 40506-0039 (859) 257-8611 SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDU 2012 September 18 This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-09-19T10:08-0400 Describing Archives: A Content Standard Herndon Evans photographs PA82M1 University of Kentucky Special Collections 0.25 Cubic feet 1 box, 39 items 1931 The Herndon Evans photographs document miners and mining towns in Harlan County and Pineville, KY from 1931. Arrangement note Collection is arranged chronologically. Scope and Contents note The Herndon Evans photograph collection consists of 39 gelatin silver prints of miners and mining towns in Harlan County and Pineville, KY from 1931. Included are photographs of protest marches, visiting authors and ministers, and the National Guard. Separated from the manuscript collection 82M1. Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open for research. Preferred Citation note pa82m1: [identification of item], Herndon Evans photographs, University of Kentucky Special Collections. Related Archival Materials note Herndon J. Evans Collection, 82M1; Harlan County Mine Strike photographic collection, 81PA109; and Harlan County, U. S. A. film collection, 87AV1. Conditions Governing Use note The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Biographical/Historical note Herndon J. Evans (1895-1976), a resident of Bell County, Kentucky, was editor of the Pineville Sun and local correspondent for the Associated Press (AP) in the early 1930s, a period of labor unrest in the Kentucky coalfields, especially in Harlan and Bell Counties. Evans closely followed events in the Pineville area, paying attention to the strikes and attempts by the United Mine Workers of America and the Communist Party's National Miners Union to organize the miners. He was particularly concerned with two delegations composed mainly of writers, including Sherwood Anderson, John Dos Passos, Theodore Dreiser, Waldo Frank and Mary Heaton Vorse, who travelled to eastern Kentucky to investigate the conditions of miners and their families and who eventually published their findings in Harlan Miners Speak: Report on Terrorism in the Kentucky Coal Fields (Harcourt, Brace, 1932). Evans was also keenly interested in the various groups of college students who came to support the miners. Opposed to the activities of these delegations, Evans worked to undermine their presence and credibility by using his journalistic skills to write editorials for the Pineville Sun and articles for the AP. Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970 Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945 Evans, Herndon J., 1895-1976 Frank, Waldo David, 1889-1967 United Mine Workers of America. Vorse, Mary Heaton, 1874-1966 Bell County (Ky.)--History Coal miners--Kentucky Coal mines and mining--Economic conditions. Communism--Kentucky. Harlan County (Ky.)--History Strikes and lockouts--Coal mining--Kentucky. Miners and National Guard I 1931 5 miners 1 1 1931 Gelatin silver print National Guard 1 2 1931 Gelatin silver print Tank in coalfield 1 3 1931 Gelatin silver print Group of girls. "Girls- Lunch Room / Balkan Ky" noted on back photo. 1 4 1931 Gelatin silver print Group of boys. "Boys at Lunch Room / Balkan Ky" noted on back photo. 1 5 1931 Gelatin silver print Visiting authors, ministers, and prominent figures. II 1931 Judge D.C. Jones and Theodor Dreiser on steps of Continental Hotel. "H.J. Evans, Pineville, Ky." noted on back print. 1 6 1931 Gelatin silver print Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945 John Dos Passos, Adelaide Walker, and Charles Rumford Walker. "...writers investigating conditions Harlan mine field. H.J. Evans / Pineville Ky." noted on back print. 1 7 1931 Gelatin silver print Harold Hickerson and Doris Parks 1 8 1931 Gelatin silver print Harold Hickerson and Doris Parks 1 9 1931 Gelatin silver print Dr. J.W. Brooks, Mayor of Pineville 1 10 1931 Gelatin silver print Dr. J.W. Brooks, Mayor of Pineville 1 11 1931 Gelatin silver print Unidentified man 1 12 1931 Gelatin silver print Visiting Reverends G.W. Haggard, E.L. McClurkan, C.P. Hall, R.P. Mahon, Reinhold Niebuhr, W.B. Spofford, L.C. Kelly, L.W. Buckley, S.E. Tull, W.F. Pettus, and C.R. Barnes. 1 13 1931 Gelatin silver print Reverends C.R. Barnes, C.P. Hall, Reinhold Niebuhr, and W.B. Spofford. 1 14 1931 Gelatin silver print Reverends C.P. Hall and C.R. Barnes with two unidentified men. 1 15 1931 Gelatin silver print Continental Hotel/registry III 1931 Exterior of Continental Hotel, Pineville, Ky. 1 16 1931 Gelatin silver print Exterior of Continental Hotel, Pineville, Ky. "Dreiser and Pergain rooms were on court and not visible in this photo" noted on back photo. 1 17 1931 Gelatin silver print Photographic copy of signatures in Continental Hotel registry, including those of Charles Rumford and Adelaide Walker, John dos Passos, Theodore Dreiser, and Marie Pergain. 1 18 6 November 1931 Gelatin silver print Photographic copy of signatures in Continental Hotel registry, including those of Charles Rumford and Adelaide Walker, John dos Passos, Theodore Dreiser, and Marie Pergain. 1 19 6 November 1931 Gelatin silver print Protesters and deportation IV 1931 Bell County jail. "Where Dreiser and companions would have been placed had the first warrant been served Sat. nite" noted on back photo. 1 20 1931 Gelatin silver print Protest march. "Men march past Bell County jail. About 2000 miners in Pinevillle early in January in answer to call for 'mass demonstration' by Communist National Miners Union" noted on back photo. 1 21 1931 Gelatin silver print Protest march. "Marchers demand release Communist prisoners / Pineville, Ky." noted on back print. 1 22 1931 Gelatin silver print Protest march. 1 23 1931 Gelatin silver print Two men and two women. 1 24 1931 Gelatin silver print Three men and two women walking down street in Pineville, Ky. 1 25 1931 Gelatin silver print Crowd of protesters. 1 26 1931 Gelatin silver print Crowd of protesters. "Crowd assembled in front of courthouse Pineville, Ky., protesting arrest of Communists held on criminal syndication charges" printed on back photo. 1 27 1931 Gelatin silver print Crowd of students. "Students stopped near Fonde, Ky. near Middlesboro before deportation from state" noted on back photo. 1 28 1931 Gelatin silver print Crowd of students around bus. "Students at Gap" noted on back photo. 1 29 1931 Gelatin silver print Students at door of bus. 1 30 1931 Gelatin silver print Mining camp/buildings VI 1931 House beloging to Cloversprint Coal Co. 1 31 undated Gelatin silver print Row of houses. "Cloversprint Coal Co." noted on back photo. 1 32 undated Gelatin silver print Row of houses. "Cloversprint Coal Co. houses / Harlan Co., Ky." printed on back photo. 1 33 undated Gelatin silver print Row of houses. "Houses in the Cloversprint Coal Co. Camp, Harlan Co., Kentucky" noted on back photo. 1 34 undated Gelatin silver print Houses at Mary Helen Coal Co., Harlan County, Ky. 1 35 undated Gelatin silver print Landscape VII 1931 Aerial view of Pineville, Ky. 1 36 undated Gelatin silver print Field with Pineville, Ky. in the distance. 1 37 undated Gelatin silver print Hillside 1 38 undated Gelatin silver print Field 1 39 undated Gelatin silver print