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Western Federation of Miners Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR000539
Papers relating to the Western Federation of Miners, the Coeur d'Alene Mine Owners' Association, the 1899 trial of Paul Corcoran, Colorado mine labor problems, and the Haywood trial, from the files of W.E. Borah; and papers relating to the north Idaho Mine labor cases of 1892 and 1899, and to the Haywood trial, from the files of James H. Hawley.

I. Papers on the North Idaho problems from the Borah Collection. A. Correspondence from Corcoran B. Excerpts from the coroner's inquest C. Report from Pinkerton to Steunenberg D. Statement of James Cheyne E. Shoshone County Officers' removal case F. Testimony, notes, briefs, jury instructions, Corcoran Trial G. Letters to Borah re: Corcoran Trial and Mine Owners' Association H. Corcoran pardon (from Governor's files, Idaho State Archives)

II. Papers relating to selection of witnesses and jurors in the Haywood Trial, from the Borah Collection. A. Papers (assembled by the Cripple Creek District Citizens Alliance) relating to the mine labor problem in Colorado 1. Chronology of difficulties in Colorado, 1898-1903 2. Notes on the statements of men arrested after the Independence depot explosion, June 6, 1904, and a list of men recommended for deportation from the district, July 26, 1904 (used by Borah to find witnesses for the Haywood trial) B. Notes on perspective jurors in the Haywood trial.

III. Papers on the North Idaho problems from the Hawley Collection. A. Correspondence of James H. Hawley on the 1892 and 1899 North Idaho mine labor cases B. Report to the Governor of Idaho on the insurrection in Shoshone County, Idaho, commencing April 29th, 1899. Samuel H. Hays, Attorney General (printed matter).

IV. Papers on the Haywood case from the Hawley Collection. A. Application for writ of habeas corpus, by Haywood, et al. B. Hawley to Charles H. Robb, Assistant Attorney General of the U.S., summarizing Adams and Orchard confessions and other action in the Haywood case. C. Attorney General (U.S.) report on the case D. McParland synopsis of Pinkerton reports E. Hawley notes on Haywood trial F. Hawley argument in Steve Adams trial, November 11, 1907 G. Application of Harry Orchard for commutation of sentence, November 13, 1922 (printed matter). H. Hawley address at the dedication of the Steunenberg memorial facing the Idaho State Capitol, December 11, 1927.

Dates

  • 1892 - 1927

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. Restrictions: Researchers may encounter records of a sensitive nature – personnel files, case records and those involving investigations, legal and other private matters. Privacy laws and restrictions imposed by the Library prohibit the use of names and other personal information which might identify an individual, except with written permission from the Director and/or the donor.

Extent

1 items (1 reel)

Abstract

The Western Federation of Miners Records are copies of two collections held at the Idaho State Historical Library. These two collections, the W.E. Borah Collection and the James H. Hawley Collection contain information on the north Idaho Mine Labor cases of 1892 and 1899 and the Haywood trial.

Acquisition

[Acquisition Information]

Existence and Locations of Originals

Originals are in the collections of the Idaho State Historical Society.

Processing History

Originals are in the collections of the Idaho State Historical Society. The description is also theirs.
Title
Guide to the Western Federation of Miners Records
Status
completed
Author
Processed by the Idaho State Historical Society.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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