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 81pa109 
 
 
 Guide to the Harlan County Mine Strike Photographic Collection,  1939 
 
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 University of Kentucky 
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 Lexington, KY 40506-0039 
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 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 
 
 
 
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 Date Completed: 2002 
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   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.