Henry Clay Plant coal mining ledger

Abstract

The Henry Clay plant mining ledger (dated 1946-1947; 0.88 cubic feet; 1 item) consists of one 792-page ledger documenting the operation of the Henry Clay coal mine in Pike County, Kentucky.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Henry Clay Plant coal mining ledger
Extent
0.88 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Coal mines and mining -- Economic aspects -- Appalachian Region.
Coal miners
Coal mines and mining -- Management
Coal mines and mining -- Kentucky
Industries -- Kentucky -- Pike County.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Hayley Harlow
Preferred Citation
2009ms178: [identification of item], Henry Clay Coal Plant mining ledger, 1946-1947, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
The Henry Clay plant was one of several coal camps located in Lookout, Kentucky, an unincorporated community and coal town in Pike County, Kentucky. The Lookout coal camps operated at their height from 1908-1936, with the Henry Clay mine ceasing to operate by the early 1950s. This coal camp, and many others in Kentucky and the greater Appalacia region, supplied Allied Chemical and Dye Corporation, the leading chemical company in America at the time.
Scope and Content
The Henry Clay plant mining ledger (dated 1946-1947; 0.88 cubic feet; 1 item) consists of one 792-page ledger documenting the operation of the Henry Clay coal mine in Pike County, Kentucky. The records contain bi-weekly payrolls recording the total tons of coal mined, hours worked, and wages earned as well as a record of total earnings and deductions including medical, store, and tax.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access The ledger is restricted until 2050 due to the presence of Personally Identifiable Information. Before use of the ledger, researchers must fill in and sign an access request form. Contact the Special Collections Research Services desk for further information and to obtain a copy of the form.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center. The ledger is restricted until 2050 due to the presence of Personally Identifiable Information. The identification of any names of persons and Personally Identifiable Information in any manner is prohibited and no part of the ledger may be photocopied, microfilmed, digitized, or reproduced in any manner.

Contents of the Collection

Henry Clay Plant coal mining ledger, 1946-1947

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