African American Heritage

Record Group 68 - Records of the U.S. Coal Commission

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The United States Coal Commission investigated the coal industry and its problems. It assisted Congress in framing legislation regarding the coal industry. Selected series in this record group pertain to African Americans employed in coal mining.

Clusters: Labor, New Deal

Textual Records

Completed Mining Community A Schedules with Camp Ratings, December 1922–June 1923

National Archives Identifier: 6293264

Selected Categories
  • Prevailing Nationalities

Public Health Service Sanitary Surveys of Coal Communities, April 1923–June 1923

National Archives Identifier: 6278177