Guide to the Pennsylvania State Anthracite Mine Cave Commission Report

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0180
Creators:
Pennsylvania State Anthracite Mine Cave Commission
Dates:
1912-1913
Languages:
English
Collection is in English.
Physical Description:
1.3 Cubic feet
2 boxes
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of the Commission's report, comprising: a 352 page report, including numerous photographs and maps; one 24 page printed copy of the report; one map of the city of Scranton, dated 1912; and eight blueprints of coal field sites.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged by type of material.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Pennsylvania State Anthracite Mine Cave Commission was created by an Act of the General Assembly of the state of Pennsylvania and approved by the governor, John K. Tener, on March 24, 1911.
The Commission was appointed to investigate and report on both the physical conditions and the legal rights over the anthracite coal fields at Scranton, Pennsylvania. It was also impowered, by the state legislature, to recommend appropriate legislation over the legal and proprietary land rights of landowners and miners at Scranton.
Headed by Mr. W. J. Richards of Pottsville, the Commission was to submit its report to the legislature not later than February 1, 1913. Mr. Richards was elected President of the Commission on June 12, 1911 and the Commission's report was ready on March 1, 1913.

Administration
Processing Information
E. S. Etuck, 1985
Processing Information
Processed by E.S. Etuck, September 24, 1985; revised, C.A. Orr, June 19, 1989.
Author
E.S. Etuck

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Pennsylvania State Anthracite Mine Cave Commission Report, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Custodial History
Custodial History
Transferred from the Division of Agriculture and Mining, August 1985.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Coal mines and mining -- Pennsylvania Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reports Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Anthracite coal Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pennsylvania Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Metallurgical engineers Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mining Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Agriculture and Mining, Division of Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives