A Guide to the Mullens Smokeless Coal Company Records 1937-60, n.d. Mullens Smokeless Coal Company. Records Ms1994-005

A Guide to the Mullens Smokeless Coal Company Records 1937-60, n.d.

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Collection Number Ms1994-005


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Collection number
Ms1994-005
Title
Mullens Smokeless Coal Company Records 1937-60, n.d.
Physical Characteristics
2.0 cu. ft., 4 folders, 17 ledgers
Collector
Purchased at auction on March 23, 1994.
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Mullens Smokeless Coal Company Records must be obtained by the Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Mullens Smokeless Coal Company Records, 1937-60, Ms1994-005, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


Biographical/Historical Information

Based in Mullens, West Virginia, The Mullens Smokeless Coal Company was owned and operated by Harry Meade. The company was also known as Harmco Smokeless Coal Company in the 1950s.

Scope and Content Information

The Mullens Smokeless Coal Company records consist mainly of ledgers and cash books which detail company accounts, coal buyers, and billings. Also included are certificates of capital stock, Mining Laws from the West Virginia Legislature, and various publications pertaining to coal mining.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged according to subject matter.


Index Terms

  • Coal Mining
  • Mullens Smokeless Coal Company
  • West Virginia

Contents List

Mullens Smokeless Coal Company Records 1937-60
  • Stock Certificates, Publications, Proposed Revisions, Ledgers
    • Box-Folder 1-1
      Stock Certificates 1940, 1952

      Three stock certificates and two hypothecation agreements between the company and the Raleigh County Bank.

    • Box-Folder 1-2
      Harmco Smokeless Coal Company: Publications 1953, 1955, n.d.

      Four items: Hitchcock's Resale Guide (1953), Barber-Greene Conveyors Catalog (1953), Mechanization: The Magazine of Modern Coal (March, 1955), and Westinghouse: The Use of Modern Drives for Modern Coal Mining (n.d.)

    • Box-Folder 1-3
      Mining Laws, Parts I-IV, Legislative Interim Committee, West Virginia Legislature November, 1942
    • Box-Folder 1-4
      Blank Stationary Pages n.d.
  • Ledgers
    • Box 1
      Cash Book 1937-43

      75 pages

    • Box 1
      Ledgers 1937-40

      Coal Shipments, December 1937 to September 1938; Ledger of the Nuriva Smokeless Coal Company - coal shipments, November 1938 to January 1939; Ledger of the Mullens Smokeless Coal Company - coal shipments, February 1939 to January 1940

    • Box 1
      Invoice Registers 1937-1942

      Arbutus Coal Company - Invoice Register, December 1937 to September 1938; Nuriva Smokeless Coal Company, November 1938 to December 1938; Mullens Smokeless Coal Company - Invoices, January 1939 to August 1942

    • Box 1
      Account Ledger 1930-44
    • Box 2
      Account Ledger 1940-41
    • Box 2
      Inventory Ledger 1941-42
    • Box 2
      Account Book 1942-46
    • Box 2
      Inventory Ledger 1942-44

      Details customer orders and shipments.

    • Box 2
      Ledger of Store Invoices 1943-49
    • Box 2
      Cash Book of Supplies Paid for 1943-49
    • Box 2
      Ledger of Coal Buyers 1944-46
    • Box 2
      Ledger of Coal Buyers 1946-50
    • Box 2
      Ledger of Billing 1946-50
    • Box 2
      Accounting Book of Payment and Payroll 1947-53
    • Box 2
      Accounting Book of Tad Smokeless Coal Company Billing 1949-50
    • Box 2
      Ledger of Murphy Buildly 1949-53

      Murphy Buildly Ledger, November 1949 to April 1950; Harmco Smokeless Coal Company Buyers, October 1952 to March 1953; Mullens Smokeless Coal Company Buyers, July 1953 to September 1953

    • Box 2
      Cash Book of Personal Accounts of Evelyn Meade 1956-60