Guide to the Alabama Mining Institute Photographs

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1004
Creators:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Alabama Mining Institute
Dates:
undated.
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 Cubic foot
3 boxes
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Two volumes of photographs, plus negatives, of mining villages in Alabama, featuring company commissaries, hospitals, dining halls, boarding houses, schools, and recreational facilities. The photographs are captioned as to which facilities were for white employees and which for "colored" employees. Companies documented include the Woodward Iron Company, the Central Iron and Coal Company, DeBardeleben Coal Company, Railway Fuel Company, Southern Coal and Coke Company, Roden Coal Company, Alabama Fuel and Iron Company, Imperial Coal and Coke Company, New Castle Coal and Coke Company, Republic Iron and Steel Company, and Gulf States Steel Company.

Arrangement
Arrangement
1 series.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
The Alabama Mining Institute is a consortium of underground and surface mining operators, dating back to the 1920s.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection is unprocessed.
Author
NMAH Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisiton
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.,Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
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.
Preferred Citation
Alabama Mining Institute Photographs, undated, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.

Ownership and Custodial History
Ownership and Custodial History
The collection was transferred to the Archives Center by the Division of Work and Industry, but its previous provenance is unknown.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Mining and minerals industry Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Segregation Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- Black-and-white negatives -- Acetate film -- 1900-1950 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Segregation in education Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mining corporations Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dwellings -- Alabama Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Company towns Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gulf States Steel Company (Sayre, Alabama) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
DeBardeleben Coal Company (Sipsey, Alabama) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Central Iron and Coal Company, Kellerman, Albama Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Alabama Fuel and Iron Company, Overton, Alabama Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Imperial Coal and Coke Company (Bradford, Alabama) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New Castle Coal and Coke Company (New Castle, Alabama) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Railway Fuel Company (Parrish, Alabama) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Republic Iron and Steel Company (Republic, Alabama) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Republic Iron and Steel Company (Sayreton, Albama) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Roden Coal Co. (Marvel, Alabama) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Southern Coal and Coke Company (Boothton, Alabama) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Woodward Iron Company (Woodward, Alabama) 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