Olin P. Keyes Coal Mining Prints
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of eight different prints depicting various common coal mining scenes in West Virginia as well as an "about the artist" fact sheet. The prints are black and white and are illustrated in a simplistic, comic book-like style. Some prints contain penciled-in titles.
The first print depicts an above-ground wooden structure; the second shows a man operating a large underground machine; the third illustrates a miner's work kit; the fourth illustrates two men working a drilling machine; the fifth shows two men emerging from an underground tunnel and is entitled, "Sunlight Again"; the sixth shows a man steering a mule cart and is entitled, "Main Line"; the seventh depicts a man picking up a large piece of coal and is entitled, "Hand Loader"; and the eighth shows two miners working underground and is entitled, "Shot Man."
- Keyes, Olin P. (Person)
Language of Materials
The material in the collection is in English.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
The copyright status of this collection is unknown. Copyright restrictions may apply. Contact Special Collections and University Archives for assistance in determining the use of these materials. Reproduction or digitization of materials for personal or research use can be requested using our reproduction/digitization form: http://bit.ly/scuareproduction. Reproduction or digitization of materials for publication or exhibit use can be requested using our publication/exhibition form: http://bit.ly/scuapublication. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives (email@example.com or 540-231-6308) if you need assistance with forms or to submit a completed form.
Olin O. Keyes is an artist native to West Virginia. After he was discharged from the Marine Corps in 1954, he studied engineering at Virginia Tech and graduated in 1959. His work is showcased in private collections and business offices across West Virginia coal country as well as in the Craft Memorial Library in Bluefield, WV. His pictures show technical insight as well as a close connection to his human subjects. Olin parents were Carol and Cynthia Morris Keyes and he has two sisters: Renna Carol Keyes, who died in 2010, and Lois Keyes Small.
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The collection contains eight different black and white prints depicting common coal mining scenes in Bluefield, WV created by native artist Olin P. Keyes in 1970.
This collection is arranged by material type.
Source of Acquisition
The Olin P. Keyes Coal Mining Prints were purchased in 2010.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Olin P. Keyes Coal Mining Prints by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Olin P. Keyes Coal Mining Prints were commenced and completed in June, 2010
- A Guide to the Olin P. Keyes Coal Mining Prints, c.1970
- Julia Viets
- 2010 (CC0 1.0)
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- Language of description note
- Description is in English
- 2020-12-17: Finding aid notes updated to new department standards. juliags
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