A Guide to the Big Vein Anthracite Collieries Records, 1926-1928 Big Vein Anthracite Collieries Records Ms1990-014

A Guide to the Big Vein Anthracite Collieries Records, 1926-1928

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1990-014


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Processed by: John M. Jackson, Special Collections Staff

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms1990-014
Title
Big Vein Anthracite Collieries Records 1926-1928
Physical Characteristics
1 container; 0.1 cu. ft.
Language
English
Abstract
Daily fire boss reports for mining operation in McCoy (Montgomery County), Virginia, describing mine conditions.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Big Vein Anthracite Collieries Records must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Big Vein Anthracite Collieries Records, Ms1990-014 - Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Acquisition Information

The Big Vein Anthracite Collieries Records were donated to Special Collections in 1990.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement and description of the Big Vein Collieries Records commenced and was completed in October 2009.


Biographical Information

Superior Anthracite Coal Company, headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, began developing the Big Vein Mine near McCoy (Montgomery County), Virginia around 1919. One of the largest mine operations in Montgomery County, the Big Vein employed more than 300 miners at its peak in the 1930s. The mine continued to operate until 1954, but complete shutdown did not occur until 1958.

Scope and Content

This collection contains two bound volumes of daily fire boss reports for Big Vein Anthracite Collieries--owned by Superior Anthracite Coal Company--in McCoy (Montgomery County), Virginia. Each report records the date and time of mine inspection and notes conditions found by the fire boss. The reports are signed by fire bosses J. M. Albert (1926-1927) and C. D. McCoy (1929-1931) and countersigned by mine foreman D. E. Stanton. Most of the reports simply record the favorable condition of the mines in a single sentence, though a number record the presence of gas and action taken to clear it.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically.

Related Material

Subsequent fire boss reports for Big Vein Anthracite Collieries may be found in Ms2009-131, Superior Anthracite Mines Fire Boss Reports.

Separated Material


Contents List

Folder 1
Fire boss reports
  • 1926-May 1928
  • Jul-Nov 1928