Audio Recording Mine ventilation, coal dust, and "pop-offs".

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Mine ventilation, coal dust, and "pop-offs".
Contributor Names
Duncan, Jess (Interviewee)
Lively, Kenny (Interviewee)
Die, James (Interviewee)
Hufford, Mary, 1952- (Interviewer)
Created / Published
September 28, 1995
Subject Headings
-  Methane
-  Mine safety
-  Union Local
-  Ventilation
-  "Pop-offs" (dust ignitions)
-  Coal dust
-  Coal strike, Beckley (W.Va.), 1989
-  Rock dust
-  Ethnography
-  Interviews
-  West Virginia -- Raleigh County -- Sundial
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1999/008: CRF-MH-A068
Source Collection
Coal River Folklife Collection (AFC 1999/008)
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
Online Format

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Duncan, Jess, Kenny Lively, James Die, and Mary Hufford. Mine Ventilation, Coal Dust, and "pop-Offs". 1995. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, (Accessed April 26, 2017.)

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Duncan, J., Lively, K., Die, J. & Hufford, M. (1995) Mine Ventilation, Coal Dust, and "pop-Offs". [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Duncan, Jess, et al. Mine Ventilation, Coal Dust, and "pop-Offs". 1995. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.