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Report from Commissioner Wright on the Anthracite Coal Strike

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Commissioner Wright's report on the Anthracite Coal Strike of 1902 which reviews the positions of each side and ends with Wright's "Suggestions that seem Reasonable and Just."

Resource Type: Report

Subject: Anthracite Coal Strike (Pennsylvania : 1902); Anthracite coal industry; Strikes and lockouts--Coal mining; Pennsylvania; Philadelphia and Reading Coal and Iron Company

Date: 1902-06-20

Letter from James H. Woodard to J. R. McLean

Description:

James H. Woodard sends a brief summary of his investigation into the workings and workmen of the anthracite coal mines.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Anthracite Coal Strike (Pennsylvania : 1902); Anthracite coal industry; Child labor; Bookkeeping

Date: 1902-06-27

Summary of letter from J. H. Woodard

Description:

J. H. Woodard forwards information that might be useful with regard to the present controversy in the anthracite coal region.

Resource Type: Report

Subject: Anthracite Coal Strike (Pennsylvania : 1902); Anthracite coal industry; Strikes and lockouts--Coal mining; McLean, John Roll, 1848-1916

Date: 1902-06-27

Letter from Philip C. Garrett to William A. Stone

Description:

Philip C. Garrett suggests that Governor Stone publicly proclaim that "no physical violence, abuse or intimidation will be allowed" by striking miners and will be "prevented and punished" by the State. He believes that stopping strikers from intimidating other workers will allow several of the anthracite mines to reopen.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Anthracite Coal Strike (Pennsylvania : 1902); Homestead Strike (1892); Anthracite coal industry; Intimidation; Strikes and lockouts--Coal mining; Strikebreakers; Pennsylvania

Date: 1902-10-01

Letter from E. R. L. Gould to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

In light of President Roosevelt's upcoming conference regarding the Anthracite Coal Strike, E. R. L. Gould suggests establishing a 5-year contract between labor and management.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Anthracite Coal Strike (Pennsylvania : 1902); Anthracite coal industry; Arbitration, Industrial; Contracts for work and labor; Strikes and lockouts--Coal mining; National Civic Federation; United Mine Workers of America; Mitchell, John, 1870-1919

Date: 1902-10-01

Telegram from Theodore Roosevelt to A. J. Cassatt

Description:

President Roosevelt requests that A. J. Cassatt meet with him on October 3 in Washington, D.C., to discuss the failure of the coal supply, which is affecting the entire nation. Several coal and railroad operators have also been invited.

Resource Type: Telegram

Subject: Meetings; Scheduling; Arbitration, Industrial; Anthracite coal industry

Date: 1902-10-01

Letter from Henry C. Rizer to George B. Cortelyou

Description:

Acting Director Rizer of the United States Geological Survey sends information on the production of anthracite coal.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Anthracite Coal Strike (Pennsylvania : 1902); Anthracite coal industry; Anthracite coal mines and mining; Geological Survey (U.S.); Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1902-10-02

Telegram from Seth Low to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Mayor Low encourages a settlement of the Anthracite Coal Strike and believes that the welfare of the country demands the immediate resumption of anthracite coal mining.

Resource Type: Telegram

Subject: Anthracite Coal Strike (Pennsylvania : 1902); Coal mines and mining--Political aspects; Strikes and lockouts--Coal mining; Arbitration, Industrial; Anthracite coal industry

Date: 1902-10-02

Anthracite Coal Strike memorandum

Description:

Argues that the continuation of the Anthracite Coal Strike is the fault of the operators for not agreeing to any concessions or submitting to arbitration while insisting on the unconditional surrender by the miners. The strike cannot be considered a simple business matter as lack of coal is creating widespread suffering. Coal is a necessity and should be treated as such, i.e. like food.

Resource Type: Memorandum

Subject: Anthracite Coal Strike (Pennsylvania : 1902); Coal mines and mining--Political aspects; Arbitration, Industrial; Strikes and lockouts--Coal mining; Anthracite coal industry

Date: 1902-10-02?

Letter from Henry V. Boynton to George B. Cortelyou

Description:

Henry V. Boynton commends President Roosevelt's handling of the Anthracite Coal Strike.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Anthracite Coal Strike (Pennsylvania : 1902); Strikes and lockouts--Coal mining; Anthracite coal industry; Industrial relations; Arbitration, Industrial; Presidents--Public opinion; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Mitchell, John, 1870-1919

Date: 1902-10-04

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