Records of the National Bituminous Coal Commission, 1935-1936
(Record Group 150)
1919-36 (Bulk 1935-36)
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Table of Contents
- 150.1 ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY
- 150.2 RECORDS OF THE COMMISSION
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- 150.2.1 Records of the Office of the Secretary
- 150.2.2 Records of the Code Membership Section
- 150.2.3 Records of the District Board Section
- 150.2.4 Records of the Docket Section
- 150.2.5 Records of the Legal Division
- 150.3 RECORDS OF THE BITUMINOUS COAL LABOR BOARD
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- 150.4 CARTOGRAPHIC RECORDS (GENERAL)
Established: In the Department of the Interior by the Guffey Bituminous Coal Conservation Act (49 Stat. 991), August 30, 1935.
Functions: Administered programs to conserve the bituminous coal resources of the United States and to stabilize the bituminous coal mining industry. Promulgated a bituminous coal code. Studied and reported on industry problems.
After the U.S. Supreme Court decision invalidating the price provision of the Bituminous Coal Conservation Act, May 18, 1936, all commission functions, except research, were suspended.
Abolished: Except research staff, by Supreme Court decision of May 18, 1936; research staff absorbed by new National Bituminous Coal Commission, established by an act of April 26, 1937 (50 Stat. 72).
Successor Agencies: National Bituminous Coal Commission, Department of the Interior (1937-39); Bituminous Coal Division, Department of the Interior (1939-43); Solid Fuels Administration for War (1943-47).
Finding Aids: Wallace B. Goebel, comp., and Charles Zaid, rev., Preliminary Inventory of the Records of the National Bituminous Coal Commission, 1935-36, PI 156 (1963).
Related Records: Record copies of the National Bituminous Coal Commission, 1935-1936, in RG 287, Publications of the U.S. Government. Records of the second National Bituminous Coal Commission, in RG 222, Records of the Bituminous Coal Division. Records of the Office of Consumers' Counsel, National Bituminous Coal Commissions, in RG 223, Records of the Office of the Bituminous Coal Consumers' Counsel. Records of the Solid Fuels Administration for War, RG 245.
Subject Access Terms: New Deal agency.
Textual Records: Drafts of minutes, issuances, general correspondence, administrative files, and transcripts of commission hearings, 1935-36.
Textual Records: Correspondence, reports on code acceptances, office files, and code acceptance certificates and tonnage affidavits, 1935-36.
Textual Records: Correspondence, district boards' docket key files, complaints files, and other records relating to work of the boards, 1935-36.
Textual Records: Docket key files and docket files, and wage agreements, 1935-36.
Textual Records: Correspondence, memorandums, and reports relating to coal classification, minimum prices, and code acceptances, 1935-36. Legal opinions, complaints, briefs, and court orders, 1935-36. Contracts, issuances, and wage agreements of the National Coal Association, 1935-36. Files of the acting general solicitor; the chiefs of the Litigation Division and the Code and Price Division; and the chief price examiner, 1935-36.
History: Established in the Department of Labor by the National Bituminous Coal Conservation Act (49 Stat. 1001), August 30, 1935, to mediate labor disputes in the coal industry. Abolished following the Supreme Court decision of May 18, 1936.
Textual Records: Minutes of board meetings, September 26, 1935- May 28, 1936. Correspondence, 1935-36. Records relating to the Sahara-Wesson coal mine wage dispute, 1934-35.
Maps (63 items): Coal districts, 1922-24 (3 items). United States, showing minimum price areas and coal districts, 1935 (1 item); and production and use of asphalt and related minerals, 1928 (2 items). Published state maps showing gas and oil- production centers and pipelines, n.d., (54 items). Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, showing coal fields, n.d. (1 item). Los Angeles Basin, showing oil fields, and peak production (to 1927), 1927 (1 item). Cross-section of oil field, n.d. (1 item).
Graphs (5 items): Volume of sales of bituminous coal (1882-1930) and oil (1900-30), 1930 (1 item). Electric power production (1919-26), consumption (1923-26), demand growth (1839-1919), and trade index comparisons (1913-27), 1919-27 (4 items).
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.
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This Web version is updated from time to time to include records processed since 1995.