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Lester Cappon Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP000804

Scope and Content

This collection of papers consists of correspondence and clippings from Alabama newspapers (1890 to 1914) relating to the coal and iron industry in Alabama. Included are articles by Ethel M. Armes, a journalist, who wrote The Story of Coal and Iron in Alabama published in 1910. The papers also include several biographical sketches by her of William R. Fairley the United Mine Workers official. There are also a few clippings dealing with the Colorado coal strike of 1914.

Dates

  • 1888 - 1935

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials.

History

Lester Cappon, who died in 1981, was an archivist and historian whose career was spent at the University of Virginia, the Institute of Early American History and Culture at Williamsburg, and the Newberry Library in Chicago.

Extent

.25 Linear Feet (1 MB)

Abstract

The papers of Lester Cappon relate primarily to the coal and iron industry in Alabama, including biographical sketches of the United Mine Workers official, William R. Farley.

Arrangement

Materials arranged in 10 folders.

Acquisition

The papers of Lester J. Cappon were placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs in December of 1976 and were opened for research in August of 1983.

Transfers

Issues of The Alabama Sentinel (Daily Strike Edition) for the years 1890-91 have been placed in the Archives Library.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library in August, 1983.
Title
Guide to the Lester Cappon Papers
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Date
1983-08
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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