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Harlan County Mine Strike Photographic Collection,1939, 1939

Part of Harlan County Mine Strike Photographic Collection,1939

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81pa109 Guide to the Harlan County Mine Strike Photographic Collection, 1939 Processed by: Staff, Jason Flahardy; machine-readable finding aid created by:Jason Flahardy Special Collections Audio-Visual Archives Special Collections University of Kentucky Margaret I. King Library Lexington, KY 40506-0039 Phone: (859) 257-8611 Fax: (859) 257-6311 Email: sclref@lsv.uky.edu URL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=391&llib_id=13 Copyright 2003 University of Kentucky Libraries. All Rights Reserved. Machine-readable finding aid derived from typescript by rekeying.Date of source: 2002 Digital archival objects created: 2002-10-20. Description is in English. Guide to the Harlan County Mine Strike Photographic Collection, 1939 Collection number: 81PA109 Contact Information Audio-Visual Archives Special Collections University of Kentucky Margaret I. King Library Lexington, KY 40506-0039 Phone: (859) 257-2654 Fax: (859) 257-6311 Email: sclref@lsv.uky.edu URL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=391&llib_id=13 Processed by: Staff, Jason Flahardy Date Completed: 2002 Encoded by: Jason Flahardy Copyright 1999 University of Kentucky. All Rights Reserved. 22 online images Harlan County Mine Strike Photographic Collection,1939 81PA109 Carter, John L. .25 cu. ft. (1 box): 22 items The materials are in English. University of Kentucky Special Collections Lexington, Kentucky 40506 The collection is open to researchers by appointment. Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. [Identification of item], Harlan County Mine Strike Photographic Collection, 81PA109,Special Collections, University of Kentucky. Coal mines and mining--Kentucky Harlan County (Ky.)--History Strikes and lockouts--Coal mining--Kentucky--Harlan County Coal miners--Kentucky--Harlan County Trade-unions--Kentucky In 1939, a general strike was in effect in Harlan County, Kentucky, and all mining operations among the numerous coal companies were shut down. On May15th, 1939, some 900 Kentucky National Guard, under the command of General Ellerbe Carter, was ordered by Governor A. B. "Happy" Chandler to Harlan to intervene between striking miners and mine operators. The National Guard contingent was viewed by some as a peace-keeping force and by others as a move to break the strike. The National Guard remained in the county for nine months. The collection consists of twenty-two black and white sliver prints of Kentucky National Guardsmen and Harlan County mine workers during a strike in 1939. Related Material Day, John F. Bloody ground. Garden City, N. Y.: Doubleday, 1941. Forester, William D. Harlan County: the turbulent thirties. [S.L.] : Forester, 1986. Hevener, John W. A New Deal for Harlan: the Roosevelt Labor policies in Kentucky coal field, 1931-1939. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms International, 1978. Titler, George J. Hell in Harlan. Beckley, WV: BJW Printers, 1972. Woolley, Bryan and Ford Reid. We be here when the morning comes. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1975. Container List Three National Guardsmen at a table, 1 0001 1939 Subjects: Coal mining Harlan County, Kentucky Men Military National Guard. Nine miners sitting in a coal mine, 1 0002 1939 Subjects: Harlan County, Kentucky Men. National Guardsmen on a hillside, overlooking a road, 1 0003 1939 Subjects: Coal mining Harlan County, Kentucky Men Military National Guard. National Guardsmen around an outdoor fire, 1 0004 1939 Subjects: Coal mining Harlan County, Kentucky Men Military National Guard. Strings of empty coal cars on railroad tracks, 1 0005 1939 Subjects: Coal mining Harlan County, Kentucky Railroads. A crowd of miners lined up to pick up lunch, 1 0006 1939 Subjects: Coal mining Harlan County, Kentucky Men Railroads. Miners on a mining cart leaving a mine entrance, 1 0007 1939 Subjects: Coal mining Harlan County, Kentucky Men. A crowd of men and women walking on a road with cars parked at the side, 1 0008 1939 Subjects: Coal mining Harlan County, Kentucky Men Transportation Women. Miners leaving a mine entrance in a cart with police watching, 1 0009 1939 Subjects: Coal mining Community services Harlan County, Kentucky Men. National Guardsmen watching a crowd of miners blocking a road, 1 0010 1939 Subjects: Coal mining Harlan County, Kentucky Men Military National Guard. A crowd of miners blocking a road, 1 0011 1939 Subjects: Coal mining Harlan County, Kentucky Men Transportation. A crowd of miners confronting soldiers, 1 0012 1939 Subjects: Coal mining Harlan County, Kentucky Men Military. National Guardsmen dismounting from trucks at an assembly point, 1 0013 1939 Subjects: Architecture Coal mining Harlan County, Kentucky Men Military National Guard Transportation. Troops confronting miners on a railroad track, 1 0014 1939 Subjects: Coal mining Harlan County, Kentucky Men Military Railroads. A National Guardsmen talking with an elderly man, 1 0015 1939 Subjects: Coal mining Harlan County, Kentucky Men Military National Guard. A crowd of miners in the bed of a truck, under guard, 1 0016 1939 Subjects: Coal mining Harlan County, Kentucky Men Military Transportation. A line of miners with troops leading them, 1 0017 1939 Subjects: Coal mining Harlan County, Kentucky Men Military. A grinning miner surrounded by National Guardsmen, 1 0018 1939 Subjects: Coal mining Harlan County, Kentucky Men Military National Guard. An officer reading some document to three men, 1 0019 1939 Subjects: Coal mining Harlan County, Kentucky Men Military. National Guardsmen and civilians talking, 1 0020 1939 Subjects: Coal mining Harlan County, Kentucky Men Military National Guard. Two women with an injured man, 1 0021 1939 Subjects: Coal mining Harlan County, Kentucky Men Women. National Guardsmen at a trestle, 1 0022 1939 Subjects: Coal mining Harlan County, Kentucky Men Military National Guard.