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St. Clair Coal Company photographs

1920-1951
 Collection
Identifier: 1989-237

Abstract

The St. Clair Coal Company was a medium-sized independent anthracite producer located near Saint Clair, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. Photographs from St. Clair Coal Company show miners at work, collieries, storage banks, an aerial view of the operation, strip mining, a yard locomotive (probably built by Vulcan Locomotive), and the office.

Dates

  • 1920-1951

Creator

Extent

17 item(s)

General Physical Description

17 photographic prints : b&w ; 8x10 in or smaller.

Historical Note

The St. Clair Coal Company was a medium-sized independent anthracite producer located near Saint Clair, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. Incorporated in 1895, the company sold most of its coal through brokers in New York and Philadelphia. Under William T. Smyth (1843-1920), who became general superintendent in 1900, the company constructed a new breaker and began strip mining at St. Clair. His son, Harold M. Smyth (1896-1956), who had purchased the company in 1932 died in 1956. At that time the anthracite industry was in complete collapse because of the loss of home heating markets to oil and natural gas. Production ceased in October 1957. The St. Clair Coal Company was formally dissolved in March 1979.

Scope and Content

Photographs from St. Clair Coal Company show miners at work, collieries, storage banks, an aerial view of the operation, strip mining, a yard locomotive (probably built by Vulcan Locomotive), and the office.

Location

GL Box 1.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Related Archival Materials

Hagley Museum and Library, Manuscripts and Archives Dept. ;

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

Related Names

Creator

Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
St. Clair Coal Company photographs
Status:
Date:
2014
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Audiovisual Collections Repository

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