Hudson Coal Company Records, 1871-1954

1886

Collection Overview

Title:
Hudson Coal Company Records
Dates (Inclusive):
1871-1954
Creator:
Hudson Coal Company.
Abstract:
The Hudson Coal Company was a subsidiary of the Delaware and Hudson Company, which changed its name in 1899 from Delaware and Hudson Canal Company. The collection consists of microfilms of office files generated by the Hudson Coal Company of Pennsylvania for anthracite coal mines located in Lackawana and Luzerne counties, and microfilms of payroll records for mines located in Luzerne County. There are also several photographs.
Collection Number:
1886
Size:
211 microfilm reels
Size:
211 microfilm reels + 1 folder of photographic negatives and 1 folder of prints
Location:
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the  library catalog.
Repository:
Special Collections Library. Pennsylvania State University.
Languages:
English

Historical Note

The Hudson Coal Company incorporated in Pennsylvania in 1871 as a subsidiary of the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company, which became the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company in 1899. The Hudson Coal Company figured prominently in the anthracite coal industry through the late 19th and early 20th centuries. By the late 1930s, the company was in decline, and in the early 1960s it was acquired by the Glen Alden Corporation.

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Collection Overview

The Hudson Coal Company records (previously Anthracite miners' heritage collection) consists almost entirely of microfilms of office files generated by the Hudson Coal Company of Pennsylvania for anthracite coal mines located in Lackawana and Luzerne Counties, and microfilms of payroll records for mines located in Luzerne County. The office files contain correspondence, memoranda, reports, publications, and blueprints. The payroll records list the names of employees, their occupations, hours worked, and rates of pay.

There are also photographic negatives and prints documenting images of the company.

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged into the following series by topic and then by format: Series 1: Payroll Records (1871-1931); Series 2: Colliery Office Files (1916-1954); Series 3: "Work at the Face" Dinner Minutes (1923-1926); Series 4: Safety Commentator (1939-1945); Series 5: Standardization of Mine Tracks (undated); Series 6: Colliery Personnel Files (1923-1954); Series 7: Colliery Oversized Items (1906-1952); Series 8: Photographs (1927-1952 and undated); Series 9: Duplicate Microfilm Reels (1871-1954 and undated).

Series 1: Payroll Records is arranged into sub-series by mine name and ends records of workers not contracted to a particular mine ("consideration workers").

Series 2, 6, and 7 ("Colliery") are arranged into sub-series by location.

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Hudson Coal Company Records, HCLA 1886, Special Collections Library, Pennsylvania State University.

Acquisition Information

In 1988-1989 James M. Sovaiko loaned his collection of Hudson Coal Company records to the Historical Collections and Labor Archives of the Pennsylvania State University for microfilming. Negatives and prints were also made from a small number of Hudson Coal Company photographs in his collection.

Processing Information

Processed by Special Collections staff.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Photographic
  • Microforms

Personal Name(s)

  • Hudson Coal Company.

Subject(s)

  • Payrolls

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Collection Inventory

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