Audio Recordings Coal company violence against union organizers in the 1920s.

Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Bailey, Dave
Gunnoe, Dewey
Hufford, Mary
Dates 1996
Location Raleigh County
West Virginia
Language English
Subjects Blair Mountain (W. Va.)
Company Thugs
Labor History
March On
Nineteen Twenties
Open Range
Robert Meadows
Stewart, Bob
Union Organizers
United Mineworkers of America (Umwa)
Wiley, King
Coal company violence against union organizers in the 1920s.
Contributor Names
Bailey, Dave (Interviewee)
Gunnoe, Dewey (Interviewee)
Hufford, Mary, 1952- (Interviewer)
Created / Published
June 28, 1996
Subject Headings
-  Union organizers
-  United Mineworkers of America (UMWA)
-  Nineteen twenties
-  Open range
-  Labor history
-  Blair Mountain (W. Va.)
-  Evictions
-  Company thugs
-  march on
-  Robert Meadows
-  Stewart, Bob
-  Wiley, King
-  Ethnography
-  Interviews
-  West Virginia -- Raleigh County -- Stickney
-  Event: Visit to Dewey Gunnoe's home.
-  Dave Bailey took Lyntha Eiler and I to meet his friends and neighbors, Dewey and Dorothy Gunnoe. Dewey, a staunch union man, is now retired from the mines, where he served as shop steward. Our conversation unfolded on Dewey's porch, amid the sounds of traffic and coal trucks on Route 3. From there we surveyed his garden, lush with corn, beans, greens, and tomatoes supported by roof bolts from the mines.
Call Number
AFC 1999/008: CRF-MH-A136
Source Collection
Coal River Folklife Collection (AFC 1999/008)
American Folklife Center
Digital Id

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