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Sherrill Martin papers, 1937

Part of Sherrill Martin papers

kukm1m87m1 Sherrill Martin papers, 1937-1954, undated 87m1 Martin, Sherrill paper Finding aid prepared by Processed by Archives staff; reprocessed by Marie Dale and Ruth E. Bryan; machine-readable finding aid created by Beth Eifler. University of Kentucky Special Collections Special Collections Margaret I. King Building, North Lexington, KY, 40506-0039 (859) 257-8611 SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDU 2005 This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-11-15T14:51-0500 Description is in English. Describing Archives: A Content Standard 8/5/2013 Finding aid revised in order to prepare for digitization. Newsletters itemized by title of illustration. Scope and biographical revised. Sherrill Martin papers 87m1 University of Kentucky Special Collections 0.63 Cubic feet 2 boxes 1937-1954, undated The Sherrill Martin papers (1937-1954, undated; .63 cubic feet, 2 boxes) primarily comprise Carrs Fork Coal Company newsletters (1940-1945) containing line-drawing illustrations by Martin accompanying articles and letter-format lectures on mine safety by general superintent P.A. Grady. Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open for research. Preferred Citation note 87m1: [Identification of item], Sherrill Martin papers, University of Kentucky Special Collections Biographical Note Sherrill Martin was born on March 4, 1927 and grew up in Perry County, Kentucky. He attended Vicco High School in Vicco, Kentucky, from 1941 through February 1945. It was during his high school years that Martin created the illustrations contained in this collection for the Carrs Fork Coal Company. When Martin left Perry County for his tour of duty with the U.S. Navy on February 22, 1945, the safety-oriented newsletter continued on without his illustrations. After concluding his stint in the service on August 1, 1946, Martin entered the Chicago Art Institute, where he studied commercial art through 1950. In 1951, he began an eleven-year career as a commercial artist for firms in Louisville, Kentucky; Cincinnati, Ohio; and Dayton, Ohio. His work included a televised animated commercial. Martin died of a heart attack on June 19, 1962. C.A. Dupree (1903-?) was Sherrill Martin's uncle. He worked as a miner at the Carrs Fork Coal Company and the Stocker Coal Company, 1943-1953. The Carrs Fork Coal Company at Allock, Perry County, Kentucky (located approximately one mile from Vicco, Kentucky) operated from 1919 to 1958 and had approximately 300 employees. The Stocker Coal Company at Scuddy, Perry County, Kentucky, operated from 1946-1957 and had approximately 75 employees. -Source:, accessed 9/5/2013. Scope and Contents note The Sherrill Martin papers (1937-1954, undated; .63 cubic feet, 2 boxes) primarily comprises Carrs Fork Coal Company newsletters (1940-1945) containing line-drawing illustrations by Martin that accompanied articles and letter-format lectures on mine safety by general superintent P.A. Grady. The newsletter was either attached to, or on the reverse of, a pay stub. Martin's illustrations reminded the miners receiving the pay stub/newsletter that mine safety was their responsibility and also their patriotic duty as part of the World War II war effort. The articles, lectures, and illustrations in the newsletters warned miners that if safety was not a priority in their daily work, they were aiding and abetting the enemy. The collection also includes a series of pay stubs issued to Martin's uncle, C.A. Dupree, from the Carrs Fork Coal Company and the Stoker Coal Company, 1937-1953. Other items include union and mine safety booklets and manuals, including a Coal Miner's Safety Manual (1942), By-Laws of Carrs Fork Coal Co. Employees Burial Fund (undated), and a contract agreement between Hazard, KY Coal Operator's Association and the UMWA, District 30 (1937-1939). In most cases, the newsletters are photocopies of the originals. In addition, photographs of some of the line drawings are included. Conditions Governing Use note Property rights reside with the University of Kentucky. The University of Kentucky holds the copyright for materials created in the course of business by University of Kentucky employees. Copyright for all other materials has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. For information about permission to reproduce or publish, please contact Special Collections. Immediate Source of Acquisition note Gift, 1987 Carrs Fork Coal Company. Hazard Coal Operator's Association. Martin, Sherrill, 1927-1962. Stoker Coal Company. United Mine Workers of America. Coal mines and mining--Kentucky--Perry County Illustrators. Mine safety -- Illustrations. Newsletters Perry County (Ky.) World War, 1939-1945--Economic aspects World War, 1939-1945--Social aspects--United States Newsletters Series I. 1940s 144 Killed 5760 Injured 1 1 undated 1150 Killed 50,000 Injured 1 2 1941 Feb. 22 Accident Death Toll 1 3 1945 Jan. 20 Accidents Help The Enemy 1 4 undated All Employees Letter 1 5-6 1946-1947 America Has Just Begun 1 7 undated An Employee's Safety Letter 1 8 1947 Aug. 12 Any Job Is A Safe Job for A Careful Workman 1 9 1942 Mar. 7 A Well Placed Post Will Protect Your Life 1 10 undated Be Careful And You Will Not Lose Your Neck 1 11 undated Be Careful The Life you Save May Be Your Own 1 12 1925-1948 Be Not Forgetfull Mr. Miner To Your Own Dangers Watch Your Top 1 13 undated Can You Save A Life 1 14 1945 Feb. 18 Careless Lifeless 1 15 undated Compensation Does Not Pay Steady Work Does. Work Safely! 1 16 undated Couplers Press For Safety 1 17 undated The Death Score For January In The Mines Of Kentucky 1 18 1942 Feb. 7 Don't Let The Old Devil Catch You 1 19 undated Forgotten Men 1 20 1925-1945 Greetings Merry Christmas Happy New Year 1 21 1940 Nov. 30 Having trouble Miner? So am I!... But were not doing much.. 1 22 1943 Jun. 12 I Passed A Blind Man 1 23 1940 Mar. 15 I'll Toss You-To See Who Gets Him 1 24 undated I've Rode The Front Bumper Before 1 25 undated Keep Your Name Off This List 1 26 1942 Nov. 28 Lose One And You Are always Suspected Of Having Been Careless! 1 27 undated Miners! 1 28 1944 Apr. 29 The Miner, The Machine Crew, The coupler.. 1 29 1942 Jul. 11 Miner And Supervisor In Unison Lets Whip This Fellow 1 30 undated Motormen And Couplers 1 31 undated Motormen Are Killed 1 32 undated Motormen Are Kille! StrikingHead.. 1 33 1944 Apr. 15 Not Whipped Yet 1 34 1945 Jan. 6 One Miner, One Union, One Guard 1 35 undated One Out Of Every Ten Will Be Injured or Killed 1944! 1 36 1944 Our Job 1 37 1942 Apr. 4 Remember-Next To Your Own Family Your Formen Is Most Interested In Your Safety 1 38 undated Riding The Man-Trip 1 39 undated The Safe Mine Worker 1 40 1940 Apr. 14 Safety Paralysis 1 41 1942 Oct. 31 Sound Your Top Often Watch Your Top Always.. 1 42 undated The Ten Little Mine Workers 1 43 undated They Give Their Lives For A Cause Accident Victims-Die Needlessly 1 44 undated They Mark The Spot For Careless Workers 1 45 undated This Machine Man Was Fatally Injured.. 1 46 undated To Our Employees Wages and Compensation.. 1 47 1940 Mar. 15 To The Miners Working In The 2 North Section Of West Mines 1 48 1942 Mar. 10 Two Roads To Victory 1 49 1943 May 15 Umbrella Of Safety A Protection Against Accidents 1 50 undated Use The Right Ammunition 1 51 undated Watching For The Chance-Takers! 1 52 undated You Always Spend Your Money.. 1 53 undated You Can Help Win The War 1 54 1941 Dec. 27 Your Buddy In Every Careless Act 1 55 1944 Oct. 14 Waste Is Sabotage! 1 56 undated Watch Your Draw Slate 1 57 undated Watch Your Hands & Fingers Feet & Toes 1 58 undated A Weekly Safety Letter 1 59 1947 Apr. 21 When You Are Injured In An Accident The Chances Are You Will Not Be Thinking 1 60 undated C.A. Dupree Timesheets Series II. 1945-1953 Carrs Fork Coal Company 1 61-72 2 1-2 1943-1949 Stocker Coal Company 2 3 1951-1953 Booklets and Manuals Series III. 1937-1942, undated By Laws Of Carrs Fork Coal Co. Employees Burial Fund 2 4 undated Appalachian & District Agreement Hazard Coal Operators Association International Union.. 2 5 1937 Apr. 1-1939 Mar. 31 Coal Miners Safety Manual 2 6 1942 Dupree C. A. Credit slip 2 7 1943 Nov.13 United Mine Workers Of America Union dues receipt, C.A. Dupree 2 8 1954 Aug.5-Oct. 9 Sherrill Martin papers