Major W. P. Tams, Jr. Transcript of an Interview, 1825-1934 A&M.2584

Major W. P. Tams, Jr. Transcript of an Interview, 1825-1934 A&M.2584


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West Virginia and Regional History Center
Identification
A&M.2584
Title
Major W. P. Tams, Jr. Transcript of an Interview1825-1934
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https://archives.lib.wvu.edu/ark:/22916/314
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0 Linear Feet, Summary: 1 folder
Creator
Tams, W. P., Jr. (William Purviance), 1883-1977
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Language
English
Abstract
Transcript of an interview by Richard Hadsell with Major W.P. Tams, Jr., former mine operator in the Winding Gulf coal mining region. Tams discusses his early days in coal mining, the opening of the Kanawha coal region, and coal operators and union officials such as: E.J. Berwind, Joe Beury, George Collins, Jarius Collins, Justus Collins, John J. Cornwell, Samuel Dixon, Elias Hatfield, Troy Hatfield, Isaac Mann, S.T. Patterson, J.A. Renahan, James O. Watts, and George Wolfe. Other individuals mentioned include: Henry D. Hatfield, John L. Lewis, John Mitchell, Fred Mooney, Bob Patterson, and "Mother" Mary Jones. Tams also discusses the Winding Gulf Collieries, the Beaver Coal Co., the Smokeless Coal Field, the N&W Railroad, the C&O Railroad, the Virginian Railroad, Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency, unions and strikes, racial relations, blacks, scrip, company stores, Atwater, and Castner, Curran and Bullitt.

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A&M 2584, Major W. P. Tams, Jr. Transcript of an Interview, West Virginia and Regional History Center, West Virginia University Libraries.


Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • African-Americans. SEE ALSO Coal miners - African Americans.
  • Atwater.
  • Baldwin-Felts Detective Inc.
  • Beaver Coal Company
  • Berwind, E.J.
  • Beury, Joe.
  • Beury, Joseph L.
  • Caster, Curran and Bullitt
  • Coal - Smokeless Coal Fields.
  • Coal companies - Beaver Coal Company.
  • Coal companies - Smokeless Coal Fields.
  • Coal mining - Beaver Coal Company.
  • Coal mining - Labor organization.
  • Coal mining - Scrip.
  • Coal mining - coal companies.
  • Coal mining - company stores.
  • Coal mining -- Strikes
  • Coal mining.
  • Coal trade
  • Collins, George.
  • Collins, Jarius.
  • Collins, Justus, 1857-1934
  • Cornwell, John J. (John Jacob), 1867-1953
  • Dixon, Samuel.
  • Hadsell, Richard.
  • Hatfield, Elias.
  • Hatfield, Henry Drury, 1875-1962
  • Hatfield, Troy.
  • Jones, Mary.
  • Kanawha Valley.
  • Lewis, John L. (John Llewellyn), 1880-1969
  • Mann, Isaac T. (Isaac Thomas), 1864-1932
  • Mitchell, John.
  • Mooney, Fred, 1888-1952
  • N&W Railroads - railroads.
  • Patterson, Bob.
  • Patterson, S.T.
  • Railroads
  • Railroads - Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad.
  • Railroads - Norfolk and Western Railroad.
  • Renahan, J.A.
  • Scrip.
  • Smokeless Coal Fields - coal.
  • Strikes and lockouts
  • Tams, W. P., Jr. (William Purviance), 1883-1977
  • Union names.
  • Unions -- Coal
  • Unions. SEE ALSO Labor organization.
  • Virginian Railroad -- Railroads
  • Virginian Railroad -- Railroads
  • Watts, James O.
  • Winding Gulf Collieries
  • Wolfe, George.

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Berwind, E.J.
  • Beury, Joe.
  • Beury, Joseph L.
  • Collins, George.
  • Collins, Jarius.
  • Collins, Justus, 1857-1934
  • Cornwell, John J. (John Jacob), 1867-1953
  • Dixon, Samuel.
  • Hadsell, Richard.
  • Hatfield, Elias.
  • Hatfield, Henry Drury, 1875-1962
  • Hatfield, Troy.
  • Jones, Mary.
  • Lewis, John L. (John Llewellyn), 1880-1969
  • Mann, Isaac T. (Isaac Thomas), 1864-1932
  • Mitchell, John.
  • Mooney, Fred, 1888-1952
  • Patterson, Bob.
  • Patterson, S.T.
  • Renahan, J.A.
  • Tams, W. P., Jr. (William Purviance), 1883-1977
  • Watts, James O.
  • Wolfe, George.