New Finding Aid Available Online for the John Mitchell Papers

The John Mitchell Papers, ca. 1876-1931, comprise 189 boxes, 130 linear feet, that document his many labor and civil affiliations, especially as President of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA), 1898-1908. The papers are organized into six series: Correspondence, ca. 1885-1931; United Mine Workers of America, Minutes, Proceedings, Constitutions, and Reports, 1891-1908; Miscellaneous Minutes, Proceedings, and Reports, 1914-1919; Printed Matter, 1876-1918; Photographs, 1896-1924; and Miscellaneous and Unprocessed, ca. 1884-1924. Significant persons, events, and conditions of the ‘Gilded Age’ are revealed, especially in the UMWA material, regarding such watershed issues as standardized wages, working conditions, and collective bargaining. The web address for the finding aid is http://libraries.cua.edu/achrcua/mitchell.html. There is also a digital collection of the John Mitchell Photographs hosted by WRLC at http://www.aladin.wrlc.org/gsdl/collect/mitchell/mitchell.shtml

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