Records of the United States Coal Commission
(RECORD GROUP 68)
1896-1927 (Bulk 1922-23)
164 cu. ft.
Table of Contents
- 68.1 ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY
- 68.2 GENERAL RECORDS OF THE COMMISSION
1896-1927 (bulk 1922-23)
24 lin. ft.
- 68.2.1 Records of Commissioner George Otis Smith
- 68.2.2 Records of the Office of the Executive Secretary
- 68.3 RECORDS OF DIVISIONS
189 lin. ft.
- 68.3.1 Records of the Division of Investigation of Labor Facts
- 68.3.2 Records of the Division of Investigation of Economic Facts
- 68.3.3 Records of the Division of Investigation of Engineering
- 68.4 CARTOGRAPHIC RECORDS (GENERAL)
Established: As a legislative agency by an act of September 22, 1922 (42 Stat. 1023).
Functions: Investigated the coal industry and its problems. Assisted Congress in framing legislation.
Abolished: By expiration of legislative mandate, September 22, 1923.
Successor Agencies: Geological Survey as liquidator, by EO 3901, September 13, 1923.
Finding Aids: Robert R. Nicolosi, comp., "Preliminary Inventory of the Records of the United States Coal Commission," NC 130 (1965).
Records of the U.S. Fuel Administration, RG 67.
Records of the U.S. Bureau of Mines, RG 70.
Records of the National Bituminous Coal Commission, 1935-36, RG 150. Records of the Bituminous Coal Division, RG 222.
Records of the Office of the Bituminous Coal Consumers' Counsel, RG 223.
Textual Records: Minutes, reports, issuances, and other records, 1922-26. Historical and background files, 1914-22. Correspondence and published reports of the Geological Survey, 1920-21. Correspondence relating to Smith's speeches, and index to his articles and speeches, 1896-1925.
Maps (9 items): Mining towns in the United States, 1904-20. SEE ALSO 68.4.
Textual Records: General files, 1922-23, with index. Reports and related documents, 1923. Calendar and bulletins, 1922-23. Records of the statistical adviser, 1913-23. General records of the chief clerk and disbursing officer, 1922-23. Records relating to fiscal operations, 1922-27, and to personnel, 1922-23.
Maps (19 items): Blueprints of mining communities, 1923. SEE ALSO 68.4
Textual Records: Records of the Living Conditions Section, including general records, records relating to mining towns and companies, and field investigation notes and reports, 1920-23. Records of the Cost of Living and Retail Price Section, 1922-23. Records of the Earnings Section, consisting of general records and records relating to earnings of anthracite and bituminous coal miners, 1922-23. Records of the Wage Rate Section, including records relating to coal industry wage rates and wage agreements, and briefs and abstracts of meetings between miners and operators, 1922-23. Records of the Labor Relations Section, 1922- 23, including records relating to a study (1914-23) of the causes of strikes, 1923.
Maps: (32 items): Living Conditions Section blueprints of mining communities, 1923. SEE ALSO 68.4
Textual Records: Records relating to a report of the Engineers' Advisory Valuation Committee, 1923. Records of the Cost of Production, Investment and Profits Section, consisting of general records; records relating to production, cost, investment; and a general financial history of anthracite and bituminous coal producers, 1922-23. Records of the Cost of Wholesaling and Retailing Section, 1922-23.
Textual Records: General records, 1922-23. Records relating to anthracite coal distribution, 1922-23; to an unpublished coal marketing report, 1923; and to a report on the purchase of coal by contract, 1923. Records of the Cost of Production, Transportation, and Distribution Section, 1922-23.
SEE Maps UNDER 68.2.1, 68.2.2, and 68.3.1.
Bibliographic note: Web version based on Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States. Compiled by Robert B. Matchette et al. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1995.
3 volumes, 2428 pages.
This Web version is updated from time to time to include records processed since 1995.