Coal Mining Photograph Album of the Virginias
Scope and Content
This photograph album includes images of coal mining operations and related industries within the Virginias. The primary locations are Lexington, Virginia, and Charleston, Beckley, and Hinton, West Virginia.
- c. 1911
Language of Materials
The material in this collection is in English.
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According to the National Parks Service (NPS), coal mining began in West Virginia in 1810 and "continued to grow even though the hopes for interregional development failed to materialize." The NPS also states, "coal operators of West Virginia supplied an ever-increasing percentage of coal for the nation's energy needs."
Sharon A. Brown, "Chapter One: Fayette County Coal", in Historic Resource Study, Kay Moor, New River Gorge National River, West Virginia, United States Department of the Interior National Park Service (July 1990), https://www.nps.gov/parkhistory/online_books/neri/hrs1/chap1.htm, accessed on August 3, 2023.
0.2 Cubic Feet (1 box)
This photograph album includes images of coal mining operations and related industries within West Virginia and Virginia.
Source of Acquisition
The Coal Mining Photograph Album of the Virginias was purchased by Special Collections and University Archives in April 2016.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Coal Mining Photograph Album of the Virginias 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 Coal Mining Photograph Album of the Virginias was completed in August 2023.
- Coal Mining Photograph Album of the Virginias, c. 1911
- Sterling Bryant, Student Assistant
- 2023 (CC0 1.0)
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