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Stearns Coal Strike information files, 1975-1984

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Title

Stearns Coal Strike information files

Date

1975-1984

Repository

University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Stearns Coal Strike information files, 1975-1984, 1F87M-816, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.

Extent

1 Reel of microfilm

Biography/History

Originally known as the Stearns Coal and Lumber Company, the Stearns Coal Company, was founded by Justus S. Stearns in the early 1900's in Stearns, (McCreary County) Ky. Stearns was active politically and owned and operated many businesses in Kentucky and surrounding states. Stearns, Ky. was the site of a bitter and often violent strike by miners over issues of mine safety and benefits.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of information on the Stearns Coal Strike in McCreary County, Ky. from July, 1976 to May, 1979. Materials include news articles about the history of the Stearns Coal Company and the Justus Mine in local, regional and national publications. Also present are handbills, posters and other items relating to the strike. Information is provided on the Blue Diamond Coal Company as well as its subsidiary, the Stearns Mining Company.

Subjects

  • Stearns Coal Strike (McCreary County, Ky.)
  • Blue Diamond Coal Company (McCreary County, Ky.).
  • Stearns Mining Company (McCreary County, Ky.).
  • Justus Mine (McCreary County, Ky.).
  • Coal mines and mining--Kentucky.
  • Coal miners--Kentucky.
  • Strikes and lockouts--Coal mining--Kentucky.
  • Strikes and lockouts--Kentucky--McCreary County.
  • McCreary County (Ky.)
  • Stearns (Ky.).
  • Clippings.
  • Handbills.
  • Posters

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