Institute for the History of Technology and Industrial Archaeology. Records Regarding Blair Mountain 1906-1992, undated
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Title: Institute for the History of Technology and Industrial Archaeology. Records Regarding Blair Mountain
Creator: Institute for the History of Technology and Industrial Archaeology
Inclusive dates: 1906-1992, undated
Bulk dates: 1990-1992
Extent: 3 ft. 7 in. (5 doc cases, 5 in. each); (1 records carton, 15 in.); (1 flat storage box, 3 in.)
Abstract:
Records of the Institute for the History of Technology and Industrial Archaeology (IHTIA) pertaining to its work on Blair Mountain, Logan County, WV, the site of the Battle of Blair Mountain. Fought in 1921, this battle was a culmination of the largest civil uprising since the Civil War, featuring the confrontation of mine workers with state police and volunteer militia. The collection includes correspondence, typescripts, maps, clippings, photographs, and artifacts that pertain to the Blair Mountain reconnaissance survey, cultural resource survey and recording project, and symposium. Highlights include typescript copies of a report on the Blair Mountain Cultural Resource Survey and Recording Project, typescript copies of documentation related to Historic American Engineering Records project HAER WV-50, shell casings found on Blair Mountain that might date to the battle, and core samples of Blair Mountain trees. A listing of artifacts can be found in box 5, folder 21; artifacts are in box 6. Tree core samples are in box 7. For more information on the IHTIA and their Blair Mountain projects, please see the Historical Note.

Call number: A&M No.: 3857
Language: The materials are in English
Repository: West Virginia & Regional History Collection