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Labor movement -- Oklahoma

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Bill Snodgrass Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-1743
Scope and Contents


A term paper by Snodgrass entitled"Early Development of Labor Unions in Oklahoma" detailing the rise of labor guilds, brotherhoods and unions in Indian Territory and Oklahoma Territory.

Dates: 1959

Charles L. Daugherty Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-149
Scope and Contents


Correspondence, circulars, pamphlets, and labor regulations (1907-1913) to and from Charles L. Daugherty while serving as Oklahoma's first Commissioner of Labor, concerning issues such as labor legislation, organized labor, open and closed shops, child labor, the Democratic party, local elections, and political appointments.

Dates: 1907-1913

Kali-Inla Coal Company Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-332
Scope and Contents


Coal mining company. Correspondence, financial reports, leases, legal reports, and general reports, all dated 1903–1944, regarding the operation and management of the Kali-Inla Coal Company of Hartshorne, Indian Territory, and Oklahoma, and that of its subsidiary coal companies and related firms. Special correspondence files include those regarding labor union activity, mining accidents, company housing, relations with railroads, and insurance. Also included in this collection are equipment catalogs (ca. 1910–1944) containing advertisements and information regarding miner and mining supplies. In addition to reflecting the mining industry in Oklahoma, the collection also contains information on mining operations in Colorado, West Virginia, and Arkansas. Kali-Inla Coal Company Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1903-1944

W.A. (Pat) Murphy Collection

 Collection — Box M-21
Identifier: WHC-M-428
Scope and Contents


Correspondence (1936-1947) regarding family matters, Murphy's service as Oklahoma State Commissioner of Labor, and his retirement from public service; certificates (1896-1939); clippings (1933-1950) regarding Murphy, and state and national labor concerns; publications (1936-1947), including pamphlets on national labor affairs; pocket notebooks and address books; and a guest register (1952) from Murphy's funeral. William Albert Patrick Murphy Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1896-1952