James Walters photograph collection on Balkan

Descriptive Summary

Title
James Walters photograph collection on Balkan
Creator
Ferguson, Sherry
Extent
1.95 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Coal mines and mining -- Kentucky.
Finding Aid Author
Carolyne Millsap
Preferred Citation
2014av024: [identification of item], James Walters photograph collection on Balkan, 1910-2012, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Restrictions on Access and Use

Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Balkan, Kentucky photographs, 1910-2012, undated

Bell, appears to be behind church, reproduction, undated

  • Box 1, item 1
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Men and women being baptized, original, undated

  • Box 1, item 2
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Men and women gathered around water for baptism, original, undated

  • Box 1, item 3
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Baptizing at Balkan, Kentucky, Reverend Bill Melzoni, photocopy, undated

  • Box 4, item 5
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Baptizing at Balkan, Kentucky, photocopy, undated

  • Box 4, item 6
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Group of women being led out of water after baptism, reproduction, undated

  • Box 1, item 7
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Baptism at Baptist Church, photocopy, undated

  • Box 4, item 8
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Crowd of people on edge of river watching a baptism, photocopy, undated

  • Box 4, item 9
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Crowd of people posing preparing for baptism, photocopy, undated

  • Box 4, item 10
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Reverend Bill Melzoni baptizing at Balkan, reproduction, undated

  • Box 1, item 11a
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Men and women holding hands preparing for baptism by Reverend Bill Melzoni, reproduction, undated

  • Box 1, item 11b
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Photograph of an article on the Balkan Basketball team of 1928-1931, includes team photo, reproduction, undated

  • Box 1, item 12
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Crowd of people around school house with two men sitting on roof, reproduction, undated

  • Box 4, item 13
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Kids inside one room school house in Bell County, Kentucky, photocopy, 1946

  • Box 4, item 14
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Group of kids in front of school yard, reproduction, undated

  • Box 1, item 15
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Group of all boys in school yard, reproduction, undated

  • Box 1, item 16
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Photograph of Balkan High School football field with article about Balkan High School sports from the 1930s-1960s, reproduction, undated

  • Box 1, item 17
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Group of young boys, possibly baseball team, reproduction, undated

  • Box 1, item 18
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Schoolhouse in Balkan, Kentucky, reproduction, undated

  • Box 1, item 19a
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Abandoned schoolhouse, original, 2003

  • Box 1, item 19b-c
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Large group of kids in front of schoolhouse, reproduction, undated

  • Box 1, item 20
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Class photograph, teacher Cara Dussini, original, circa 1928

  • Box 4, item 21
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Students posing in front of two female teachers, reproduction, undated

  • Box 4, item 22
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Students posing in front of brick school, Wasioto, Bell County, Kentucky, photocopy, undated

  • Box 4, item 23
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Children in front of school house, reproduction, undated

  • Box 4, item 24
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Snowy road in front of house, reproduction, undated

  • Box 1, item 25
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Old car in front of Barn, reproduction, undated

  • Box 1, item 26
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Houses on mountainside in Balkan, Kentucky, reproduction, undated

  • Box 4, item 27a-b
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House near lumber yard, photocopy, undated

  • Box 4, item 28
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Modern tipple, original, 2007

  • Box 1, item 29
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Closing of Whipple coal mine, Boardtree, Kentucky, original, circa 1960s

  • Box 1, item 30
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Coal man-car aerial view, reproduction, undated

  • Box 1, item 31
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Railroad tracks, reproduction, undated

  • Box 1, item 32
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Balkan Mines, John Bunch, original, undated

  • Box 1, item 33
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Balkan church on the hill, original, undated

  • Box 1, item 34
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Man-car landing after mine closed, reproduction, undated

  • Box 1, item 35
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Tipple, reproduction, undated

  • Box 1, item 36
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Houses in Balkan, Kentucky, reproduction, undated

  • Box 1, item 37
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Man-car on train tracks in wooded area, reproduction, 1936

  • Box 1, item 38
Courtesy of Harry Lee Jackson.
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Man sitting on machine, reproduction of item 33, undated

  • Box 1, item 39
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Man standing near train tracks, original, undated

  • Box 1, item 40
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Man walking on train tracks, reproduction, undated

  • Box 1, item 41
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Two men working inside mine near post; an index card of instructions on coal mining, not of Balkan, reproduction, undated

  • Box 1, item 42
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Man standing near detonator leg; an index card of instructions on coal mining, not of Balkan, reproduction, undated

  • Box 1, item 43
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Man working on detonator inside mine; an index card of instructions on coal mining, not of Balkan, reproduction, undated

  • Box 1, item 44
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Small concrete building, reproduction, undated

  • Box 1, item 45
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Two men working on man-car track inside mine; an index card of instructions on coal mining, not of Balkan, reproduction, undated

  • Box 1, item 46
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Two men working on man-car; an index card of instructions on coal mining, not of Balkan, reproduction, undated

  • Box 1, item 47
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Man inspecting cable inside mine; an index card of instructions on coal mining, not of Balkan, reproduction, undated

  • Box 1, item 48
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Tipple, original, undated

  • Box 1, item 49
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Man holding lantern inside mine, reproduction, undated

  • Box 1, item 50
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Man spraying coal, reproduction, undated

  • Box 1, item 51
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Electric tower, reproduction, undated

  • Box 1, item 52
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Coal in carts, reproduction, undated

  • Box 1, item 53
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Miner standing in mine, reproduction, undated

  • Box 1, item 54
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Tipplle, Balkan, Kentucky, original, undated

  • Box 4, item 55
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Sherwood Greene standing on Balkan man-car track, original, undated

  • Box 4, item 56
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Two men standing on man-car, Balkan, original, undated

  • Box 4, item 57
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Men gathered near track pushing a man-car, original, undated

  • Box 4, item 58
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View of mine, carpenter shop on right and tipple, original, undated

  • Box 4, item 59
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Man standing at fork in tracks in mine, reproduction, undated

  • Box 1, item 60
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A man standing with large stick and man crouching with bucket inside mine, reproduction, undated

  • Box 1, item 61
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Man holding detonator wire, reproduction, undated

  • Box 1, item 62
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Man bending near track inside mine, reproduction, undated

  • Box 1, item 63
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Large cart of coal, reproduction, undated

  • Box 1, item 64
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Man inspecting wall inside of mine, reproduction, undated

  • Box 1, item 65
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Man holding a medical instrument, reproduction, undated

  • Box 1, item 66
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Man dressed in black standing in all white room, reproduction, undated

  • Box 1, item 67
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Two men standing inside mine placing long stick in roof, reproduction, undated

  • Box 1, item 68
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Mine tunnel, reproduction, undated

  • Box 1, item 69
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Coal carts strung along a track, reproduction, undated

  • Box 1, item 70
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Man in hat with hammer fixing man-car track, reproduction, undated

  • Box 1, item 71
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Picture of mining equipment standing vertically, reproduction, undated

  • Box 1, item 72
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Man working on piece of equipment, reproduction, undated

  • Box 1, item 73
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Two men bent over chopping wood, reproduction, undated

  • Box 1, item 74
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Men holding steel beam, reproduction, undated

  • Box 1, item 75
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Man placing explosive wire on wooden beam, reproduction, undated

  • Box 1, item 76
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Man standing in between two carts full of coal, reproduction, undated

  • Box 1, item 77
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Man-car sitting on track near miner inspecting the contents, reproduction, undated

  • Box 1, item 78
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Large horn-shaped coal processing facility, reproduction, undated

  • Box 1, item 79
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Two men standing inside mine holding a stick of dynamite, reproduction, undated

  • Box 1, item 80
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Two men standing near white tall inside mine, reproduction, undated

  • Box 1, item 81
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Masked miner working on wooden beam inside mine, reproduction, undated

  • Box 1, item 82
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Older man using hammer to break open wooden box, reproduction, undated

  • Box 1, item 83
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Two men using a maching spewing a white substance inside mine, reproduction, undated

  • Box 1, item 84
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A man crouching in the back corner of mine, reproduction, undated

  • Box 1, item 85
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Man writing on wall of mine, reproduction, undated

  • Box 1, item 86
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Man kneeling on ground of mine, reproduction, undated

  • Box 1, item 87
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Man spraying substance near large machinery inside mine, reproduction, undated

  • Box 1, item 88
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Two men spraying substance near wall inside mine, reproduction, undated

  • Box 1, item 89
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Two of the miners taken at the Headhouse, Balkan, Kentucky, original, undated

  • Box 1, item 90
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Group of men on mancar coming down track, original, circa 1940

  • Box 1, item 91
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Man trip - Balkan, original, 1940 October

  • Box 1, item 92
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Man-car track situated on a hill near mine, original, undated

  • Box 1, item 93
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Condalee Gatliff and Bobby Binch, man-car and tipple in background, original, circa 1920s

  • Box 1, item 94
Courtesy of Mrs. Judy Jones.
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Man-car and night crew, Balkan, Kentucky, original, 1940 October

  • Box 1, item 95
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Mine worker leaning off the side of the front part of a man-car, original, undated

  • Box 1, item 96
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Group of miners standing and sitting near entrance of mine; an index card of instructions on coal mining, not of Balkan, reproduction, undated

  • Box 1, item 97
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Logging facility on the bottom of large mountain with tracks running along side, reproduction, undated

  • Box 1, item 98
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[Dody?] in mine to control air supply where miners are working, braddish cloth covers one side of the gap to seal the door, reproduction, circa 1930s

  • Box 1, item 99
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Logging facility on the bottom of large mountain with tracks running along side, reproduction, undated

  • Box 2, item 100
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Aerial view of mining facility, reproduction, undated

  • Box 2, item 101
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Man with newsboy hat, white button down and bow tie sitting in man-car, reproduction, undated

  • Box 2, item 102
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Two children standing on man-car, reproduction, undated

  • Box 2, item 103
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One woman and group of men standing in a row inside clothing store, original, undated

  • Box 2, item 104
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Mine tipples near Loyall, Kentucky, loaded L&N hopper cars, original, undated

  • Box 4, item 105
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Railroad crossing at T.J. Asher & sons, original, undated

  • Box 4, item 106
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Aerial view of Balkan with houses and mining facility below, reproduction, undated

  • Box 4, item 107
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Railroad crossing at T.J. Asher & sons, reproduction, undated

  • Box 4, item 108
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Aerial view of Balkan with houses and mining facility below, reproduction, undated

  • Box 4, item 109
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Gentle handling loading boom, photocopy, undated

  • Box 4, item 110
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Marcus Screens in No. 2 Tipple, photocopy, undated

  • Box 4, item 111
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Railroad tracks, original, undated

  • Box 2, item 112
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Wooden house at the bottom of hill, reproduction, undated

  • Box 2, item 113
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From Highway 119 at Calloway Overlooking Cumberland River on the left, and the former coal mining camp of Mathel. The road to Board-Tree and Balkan is across the Te-jay Bridge and railroad at the foot of the high mountain to the east, photocopy, undated

  • Box 4, item 114
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Hopper car loaded with coal on railroad track, reproduction, undated

  • Box 4, item 115
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Tipple, Balkan, Kentucky, reproduction, undated

  • Box 4, item 116
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Men pushing man-car on track, reproduction, undated

  • Box 2, item 117
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Hopper cart filled with coal, reproduction, undated

  • Box 4, item 118
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Big John Nelson, Balkan, Kentucky, original, 1940 October

  • Box 2, item 119a
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Motor - Balkan, original, 1940 October

  • Box 2, item 119b
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Man trip - Balkan, original, 1940 October

  • Box 2, item 119c
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S. Siler and Herb Nilder, Balkan, Kentucky, original, 1940 October

  • Box 2, item 119d
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Images of mining facility showing tripple and mining equipment, photocopy, undated

  • Box 4, item 120
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Railroad tracks, photocopy, undated

  • Box 4, item 121
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Railroad tracks and tipple, reproduction, undated

  • Box 4, item 122
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Railroad tracks on hillside, reproduction, undated

  • Box 4, item 123
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Drawing of map outlining coal camp, photocopy, undated

  • Box 4, item 124
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Supply house, First Commissary at lower level, Doctor's building to the right, incline in background, reproduction, undated

  • Box 2, item 125
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Houses in Balkan, Kentucky, photocopy of item 37, undated

  • Box 2, item 126
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White house in Balkan, reproduction, undated

  • Box 4, item 127
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Aerial of houses in Balkan, reproduction, undated

  • Box 4, item 128
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Houses in Balkan, reproduction, undated

  • Box 4, item 129
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Corn husking bee from 1900s, newspaper article, photocopy, undated

  • Box 4, item 130
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Whipple Coal Company and house on edge of mountain, reproduction, undated

  • Box 4, item 131
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A Balkan home, original, undated

  • Box 4, item 132
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Balkan coal mining camp village, reproduction, undated

  • Box 2, item 133
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Looking east to the village-like row of houses with Church overlooking the Camp and across the valley to the mountain and mine, photocopy, undated

  • Box 2, item 134
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Houses along river side in Board-tree and houses along foot of mountainside, reproduction, undated

  • Box 4, item 135a-b
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Man standing in front of loaded freight train car, original, undated

  • Box 4, item 136
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Wasioto and Black Mountain Railroad owner, Thomas Jefferson Asher, circa 1908-1915

  • Box 4, item 137
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Group of L&N crew scenes standing in front of coal tipple, newspaper article, photocopy, undated

  • Box 4, item 138
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Man placing mail pouch on pole for train pickup without stopping, photocopy, undated

  • Box 4, item 139
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First train to Harlan, Kentucky, photocopy, 1911

  • Box 4, item 140
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Men standing in front of L&N North Steam Train, newspaper article, photocopy, undated

  • Box 4, item 141
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Moving train, photocopy, undated

  • Box 4, item 142
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The L&N Passenger train just leaving the Tejay Depot station, reproduction, undated

  • Box 4, item 143
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Covers of Louisville and Nashville Employee's Magazine, reproduction, 1926-1928

  • Box 2, item 145-147
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Water tank station found on L&N steamer, reproduction, undated

  • Box 2, item 148
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Man posing in front of train tunnel, reproduction, undated

  • Box 2, item 149
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Modern facade of Balkan school opened in 1935, original, 2009

  • Box 4, item 150
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Railroad bridge, original, undated

  • Box 2, item 151
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White house on side of hill with stack of logs in foreground, labeled Palace on back of photograph, reproduction, undated

  • Box 2, item 154
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Railroad tracks from a distance in the snow, original, undated

  • Box 2, item 155
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Balkan Reunion at Remodel School, original, 2009

  • Box 2, item 156a-c
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Old picture of original Balkan school, reproduction, circa 1933

  • Box 4, item 157
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Motor and man trip coming out of the mines Balkan, Kentucky, original, 1940 October

  • Box 2, item 158a
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Man-car on track and railroad track, photocopy, undated

  • Box 4, item 158b
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Coal train, photocopy, 1945

  • Box 4, item 159
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Balkan Band, Liberty Bond Drive during World War I, J.W. Walters director, original, 1918

  • Box 2, item 160a
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Balkan Baptist Church, reproduction, 1914

  • Box 2, item 161
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Te-jay swinging bridge over the Cumberland River with Myrtle Birch and friend standing on the bridge, reproduction, 1922

  • Box 2, item 162
Only known photograph of the first foot (Swinging Bridge, Te-Jay) over the Cumberland River, build circa 1913. One of eight built by R. T. Boatright of Brownies Creek. R. T. said, I learned how to built my first one at Te-jay, over the Cumberland River. Then Board-Tree and built eight or more. This photograph was made by Lynn Birch in 1922. The woman on the left is his wife, Myrtle Birch, the other woman is unknown but could be her friend, Myrtle Walters. Courtesy of their son, Robert Birch.
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House on the Hill, original house of Edwin Roberts, postmaster and commissary manager, later occupied by James W. Walters, reproduction, circa 1910

  • Box 2, item 163
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Houses in Balkan near riverside, reproduction, undated

  • Box 2, item 164
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Boy playing in Tom's Creek behind Balkan school, reproduction, undated

  • Box 4, item 165
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Cross road in foreground of Mountain range, reproduction, undated

  • Box 4, item 166
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Bridge surrounded by vegetation, reproduction and photocopy, undated

  • Box 4, item 167a-b
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Balkan, Kentucky, reproduction, circa 1940s

  • Box 4, item 169
Courtesy of Dr. Clayton Lowery.
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Two men standing on a steam engine, original, undated

  • Box 2, item 170
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Coal car full of coal on front of mountains, snow, original, 1929 April

  • Box 2, item 171
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Mail pouch for train pickup without stopping, reproduction, undated

  • Box 2, item 172
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L&N coal train car, original, undated

  • Box 2, item 173
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Houses next to a railway line. Wasioto and Black Mountain Railroad, original, undated

  • Box 2, item 174
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Cover of the Louisville and Nashville Employee's Magazine, reproduction, 1926 May

  • Box 2, item 175
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Picture of tracks over a hill with a small shed, reproduction, undated

  • Box 2, item 176
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Crowd at the Mountain Laurel Festival, Pine Mountain Amphitheater, Pineville, Kentucky, original, undated

  • Box 2, item 178
Stamped on back - Negatives of this picture on file at Jackson Studio, Pineville, Kentucky
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Crowd at the Mountain Laurel Festival, Pioneer Days, Pine Mountain Amphitheater, Pineville, Kentucky, original, undated

  • Box 2, item 179
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Two young men making molasses, reproduction, undated

  • Box 2, item 180
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Mountain Laurel Parade, Pineville, Kentucky, reproduction, undated

  • Box 2, item 181
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Balkan Veterans Memorial stone, original, undated

  • Box 4, item 182
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Swinging bridge at Boardtree, photocopy, undated

  • Box 4, item 183
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Sunday outing Balkan mine, group of men and women standing on a hillside, reproduction, undated

  • Box 2, item 184
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Sunday outing Balkan mine, men and women on some sort of rail car, reproduction, undated

  • Box 2, item 185
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Several buildings: Baptist Church, commissary, restaurant, and supplies, original, undated

  • Box 2, item 186
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Two men standing behind the counter of the commissary, original, undated

  • Box 2, item 187
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Men and women behind the counter of the commissary. First permanent commissary after it burned 1910-1920, original, undated

  • Box 2, item 188
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Men, women, and one child on a rail car, photocopy, undated

  • Box 4, item 189
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View of church at Balkan, Kentucky, original, 1940 October

  • Box 2, item 190
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Men playing baseball, reproduction, undated

  • Box 2, item 191
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Two young boys standing with their hands in their pockets, reproduction, undated

  • Box 2, item 192
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Reunion in 1965, dinner on the grounds, Ruth H. Harkness is left/center, reproduction, 1965

  • Box 2, item 193
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Prestonia School Band, original, undated

  • Box 2, item 194-195
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Group of women playing the instruments, reproduction, undated

  • Box 2, item 196-197
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List of Band personnel, reproduction, undated

  • Box 2, item 198
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Photograph of band published in the Courier-Journal, reproduction, 1951 January 14

  • Box 2, item 199
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Hazard Mechanics Shop Band, W. B. Decoursley, sponsor, original, 1929 January

  • Box 2, item 200
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Large group in front of a building, some are holding instruments, reproduction, undated

  • Box 4, item 201
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Balkan, Kentucky concert band in front of the Continental Hotel in Pineville, reproduction, 1918

  • Box 2, item 202
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Troop No. 1 Boy Scouts of America, Ravenna, Kentucky, Band, original, undated

  • Box 2, item 203
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All women band, reproduction, undated

  • Box 2, item 204
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Band with a young woman on guitar, one member in blackface, reproduction, undated

  • Box 2, item 205
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Balkan Concert Band 1034 on Bell County Courthouse lawn, reproduction, undated

  • Box 2, item 206
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Benham Concert Band, includes members Little Johnny, Humpy Meyers, ENoch Willis, and John Kegley, photocopy, 1917 August 17

  • Box 4, item 207
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Large group, including a band, in front of a building, original, undated

  • Box 2, item 208
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Wilton Band in 1920, J.W. Walters superintendent of the mines is a trumpet player, reproduction, undated

  • Box 2, item 209
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Ye Old Hometown Band, Corbin, Kentucky, contains Balkan players, reproduction, undated

  • Box 2, item 210
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Brass Band, reproduction, 1911

  • Box 4, item 211
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Landscape of company homes in a valley, taken in 1913 by Ann Roberts, reproduction, 1913

  • Box 2, item 212
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Two men standing behind the counter of the commissary, original, undated

  • Box 2, item 213
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Mildred and chickens, Balkan, Kentucky, original, undated

  • Box 2, item 214
Stamped on back with The Barner Studio, Pineville, Kentucky.
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Commissary building, original, undated

  • Box 2, item 215
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Five men standing in front of train engine, original, undated

  • Box 2, item 216
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Train tracks running up a hill, reproduction, undated

  • Box 2, item 217
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Baptizing in Cumberland River at Balkan, Kentucky, original, undated

  • Box 2, item 218
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Balkan basketball team, J.W. Walters is third from the left, original, 1935-1936

  • Box 2, item 219
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John Bunch, next to car, original, undated

  • Box 2, item 220
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Hardburley Coal Tipple, near Hazard, Kentucky, postcard, undated

  • Box 2, item 222
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John Bunch, Balkan Mines, reproduction of item 33, undated

  • Box 2, item 224
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Large group of miners sitting on cars outside of a mine portal, reproduction, undated

  • Box 2, item 225
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Picture of two rails in a coal operation, reproduction, undated

  • Box 2, item 226
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Three men working on the rails at a coal mine, reproduction, undated

  • Box 2, item 227
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Landscape, covered bridge, T.J. Asher and Sons store, reproduction, undated

  • Box 4, item 228
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Swinging bridge at Balkan with shrubbery in image, reproduction, undated

  • Box 4, item 229
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Metal beamed bridge in Balkan

  • Box 2, item 230
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Seven sisters, reproduction, undated

  • Box 3, item 231
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Tom's Creek, original, 2010

  • Box 4, item 232
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Big rock behind school in Tom's Creek, original, 2010

  • Box 4, item 233
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Aerial photograph of Balkan, reproduction, undated

  • Box 4, item 234
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Post-office shared by Boadtree and Balkan, reproduction, undated

  • Box 4, item 235
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Men in front of Balkan, Kentucky, post office, verso George and friend in the mountains of Kentucky, original, undated

  • Box 3, item 236
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First commissary, original, circa 1912-1920

  • Box 3, item 237
Courtesy of Mrs. George Young.
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Second commissary, original, after 1920

  • Box 3, item 238
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Children in front of a building, Balkan, Kentucky, original, 1942 February

  • Box 3, item 239
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Railroad track, original, undated

  • Box 3, item 240
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L&N coal car, original, undated

  • Box 3, item 241
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Upward view of railroad track, reproduction, undated

  • Box 3, item 242
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Balkan today, original, 2007

  • Box 3, item 243
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Large truck in Balkan, original, 1999

  • Box 3, item 244
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Several coal miners posing in front of a horse, reproduction, undated

  • Box 3, item 245
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Coal tipple in modern Balkan, original, 2007

  • Box 3, item 246-248
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Aspect of coal tipple in modern Balkan, original, undated

  • Box 3, item 248
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View of Balkan community from elevated point, reproduction, undated

  • Box 3, item 249
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View of another neighborhood in Balkan, reproduction, undated

  • Box 3, item 250
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Man-cart tracks up a mountain, original, undated

  • Box 3, item 251a
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Interior of mine to show electrical assembly lay out, original, circa 1923

  • Box 3, item 251b
Photograph taken by Lynn Birch.
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Lynn Birch in coveralls, waiting on other workers in a mine, original, circa 1923

  • Box 3, item 251c
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Mine electrical display further up the track, includes privy, original, circa 1923

  • Box 3, item 251d
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Captions for items 251b-d

  • Box 4, item 251e
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Balkan, Kentucky annual Homecoming, Labor Day on Sunday on grounds of Balkan Public School, original, undated

  • Box 4, item 253
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Crowd gathered in front of Balkan Public school, reproduction, undated

  • Box 4, item 254
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Miners placing electrical installation near tracks where coal gons were parked before being loaded at the tipple, original, circa 1923

  • Box 3, item 255a
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Electrical installation near tracks where coal gons were parked before being loaded at the tipple, original, circa 1923

  • Box 3, item 255b
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Captions for items 255a-b

  • Box 4, item 255c
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Two miners working on track, reproduction, undated

  • Box 4, item 256
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First train steams over newly build L&N tracks into Harlan, original, 1911 July

  • Box 4, item 257
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Balkan band, sports team and crowd gathered in field, original, undated

  • Box 4, item 258a
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Louisville Male High School Band, reproduction, undated

  • Box 3, item 258b
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L&N Railroad Shop Employee Band of Mobile Shops, Mobile, Alabama, reproduction, undated

  • Box 3, item 258c
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Dr. Anne Kingsolver with previous Balkan residents, original, 2012

  • Box 3, item 259-261
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Balkan residents, original, 2012

  • Box 3, item 262-263
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Water pump, reproduction, undated

  • Box 4, item 264
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Lester Southerland with trip of coal at Balkan Mines, original, undated

  • Box 3, item 265
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Coal mining facility, reproduction, undated

  • Box 5, item 267
Marker damage on photograph.
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Sunday trips to the mines, reproduction, undated

  • Box 5, item 268
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Balkan men at the College of Engineering at the University of Kentucky taking the Mine Foreman Examination, original, undated

  • Box 3, item 269
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Winter scenery in Black Mountains, original, undated

  • Box 5, item 270a
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Winter at Coxton, houses, original, undated

  • Box 5, item 270b
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View toward Little Black Mountain, original, undated

  • Box 5, item 270c
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Offices, commissary, and officals' houses, original, undated

  • Box 5, item 270d
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Number one or Coxton Tipple, original, undated

  • Box 5, item 270e
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Number two or Kayu Tipple, original

  • Box 5, item 270f
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Electric Haulage, original, undated

  • Box 5, item 270g
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Coal coming down the conv at number two mine, original, undated

  • Box 5, item 270h
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Marcus screens in number two tipple, original, undated

  • Box 5, item 270i
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Gentle handling by Loading Boom, original, undated

  • Box 5, item 270j
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Panoramic of a large crowd of men and boys outside of the Balkan Post Office, original, undated

  • Box 5, item 275
Homemade panoramic photograph.
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Bed and lamp from Vivian Douglas, original, 2010

  • Box 3, item 276
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1937 Balkan Furniture, original, undated

  • Box 3, item 277
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Balkan, Kentucky, baseball diamond with school in background, reproduction, 1947

  • Box 3, item 278
Photograph taken by Harold Evans.
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Two men standing outside of the old commissary that later burned. Church on hill in background, reproduction, undated

  • Box 3, item 279
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Commissary, reproduction, undated

  • Box 3, item 280
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Boys playing baseball on the Balkan Diamond, reproduction, undated

  • Box 3, item 281
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Several men and a young girl standing outside of the commissary, reproduction, undated

  • Box 3, item 282
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Aerial view of coal camp homes, reproduction, undated

  • Box 5, item 283
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Tipple, reproduction, undated

  • Box 3, item 284
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A large group of men walking down rails, original, undated

  • Box 3, item 285
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Lumber, tracks, and a building, original, undated

  • Box 3, item 286
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Two children standing on a rail car, reproduction, undated

  • Box 3, item 289
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Wasioto and Black Mountain Railroad, first train in Harlan, Hazard, Kentucky, photocopy, 1911

  • Box 5, item 290
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Engine no. 2401 of L&N Railroad, pictured near Corbin, Kentucky, photocopy, approximately 1920

  • Box 5, item 291
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Train on the tracks, photocopy, undated

  • Box 5, item 292
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Harmony [?] Band, original, undated

  • Box 3, item 293
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Bethel College Band, all men, reproduction, undated

  • Box 3, item 294
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Prestonia School children's band, reproduction, undated

  • Box 3, item 295a-b
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L&N Band, Ravenna, Kentucky, reproduction, undated

  • Box 3, item 296
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Franklin Civic Club Band, Franklin, Kentucky, reproduction, 1928 December

  • Box 3, item 297
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Drum and Bugle Corps, Worsham Post No. 40, American Legion, Henderson, Kentucky, reproduction, 1928 September

  • Box 3, item 298
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Kentucky Military Institute marching band, reproduction, 1944

  • Box 3, item 299
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Five man band, portrait, reproduction, undated

  • Box 3, item 300
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All men band, reproduction, undated

  • Box 3, item 301
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Wasiota and Black Mountain Railroad by Thomas Jefferson Asher, reproduction, undated

  • Box 3, item 302
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Commissary, two women standing in front, reproduction, undated

  • Box 3, item 303
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Commissary, groups of men in front, reproduction, undated

  • Box 3, item 304
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Butcher Shop, by H.D. Miracle, reproduction, undated

  • Box 3, item 305
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Baseball game on Balkan Baseball Diamond, reproduction, undated

  • Box 3, item 306-307
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Baseball diamond, reproduction, undated

  • Box 3, item 308
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Mine worker sitting on man-car, reproduction, undated

  • Box 3, item 310
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Man standing near mining facility, reproduction, undated

  • Box 3, item 311
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Man walking on track, original, undated

  • Box 3, item 312
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Henry Lee Jackson sitting on edge of man-car at Balkan Mines, reproduction, 1936

  • Box 3, item 313
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Hillside view of Balkan, reproduction, undated

  • Box 3, item 314
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View of housetop and hillside in Balkan, reproduction, undated

  • Box 3, item 315
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View of hillside, reproduction, undated

  • Box 3, item 316
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Mail pouch for train pickup without stopping, reproduction, same as item 172, undated

  • Box 3, item 317
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Balkan man-car landing after mine close, reproduction, undated

  • Box 3, item 318
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Several coal miners posing in front of a horse, same as item 245, reproduction, undated

  • Box 3, item 319
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Hillside, reproduction, undated

  • Box 3, item 321
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Man crouched over entering mine, reproduction, undated

  • Box 3, item 322
Courtesy of David Thompson.
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Balkan tipple, reproduction, undated

  • Box 3, item 323
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1960s coal tipple tracks for empty gondolas, original, undated

  • Box 3, item 324
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View of Balkan House in the winter, photocopy, undated

  • Box 5, item 325
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Balkan coal tipple, photocopy, 1960s

  • Box 5, item 326
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Coal coming down from mine to be processed, photocopy, undated

  • Box 5, item 327
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Southern Mining Co. eight ton coal monitor overlooking the upper part of Balkan, Kentucky, reproduction and photocopy, undated

  • Box 5, item 328a-b
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Man-cars and jump cart filled with coal, reproduction, undated

  • Box 5, item 329
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Photograph of map of Balkan, reproduction, undated

  • Box 3, item 330
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Bell county coal tipple near Cardinal, Kentucky, photocopy, undated

  • Box 5, item 331
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Sketch of Balkan mining facilities, photocopy, 1936

  • Box 5, item 332
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Two men leaning out of a train engine, original, undated

  • Box 3, item 333
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Sunday outing at mines, Balkan family leaning on man-car, photocopy, undated

  • Box 5, item 334
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Above perspective of monitor on way to coal tipple, reproduction, 1936

  • Box 5, item 336
The Monitor on way to Coal Tipple with eight tons of coal - at the same time pulls the empty back to the Headhouse. Courtesy of Harry Lee Jackson.
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Man crouching on track while looking at camera, reproduction, 1930

  • Box 3, item 337-338
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Aerial view of Balkan, photocopies, undated

  • Box 5, item 346a-b
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Balkan men's baseball team, reproduction, undated

  • Box 3, item 347
Front Row, Left to Right: Tom Nelson, Frank Nelson, Bradley Miracle, Warren Prater, Vermont Owens, Bill Childers, Sam Edwards. Standing, Left to Right: ? Miller, Paul Miller, Clarence Miracle, Herman Edwards, Tilford Day Jr., Clifford Owens (Joyce his wife in background).
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Blank Balkan Veterans' Memorial, original, undated

  • Box 5, item 1
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Aerial view of Balkan mining facility, reproduction, undated

  • Box 5, item 2
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Close up on side of Balkan School, original, undated

  • Box 5, item 3
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Mining facility, caption T.J. Asher and Sons, original, after 1890

  • Box 5, item 4
Business purchased by T.J. Asher & Sons in 1890. Capacity was 18,000 ft. per day. By the year 1895, with good business practice and management, the capacity of production daily was 50,000 ft. The plant considered to be the best equipped in the south or elsewhere and raw materials available and under owner's control was surpassed by none and equaled by few in America
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Aerial view of Balkan and Boardtree, Kentucky, reproduction, 1951

  • Box 5, item 5
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Creek in Balkan, original, undated

  • Box 5, item 6
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Box lunch auction, altered picture of J.W. Walters, reproduction, undated

  • Box 5, item 7
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A baseball game

  • Box 6, item 61
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Coal miners on mules

  • Box 6, item 62
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Scan of Commissary

  • Box 6, item 63
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Picture copy of Views of the Camp, looking east from commissary; postcard of an unknown mining camp in Cinncinati, Ohio

  • Box 6, item 64
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Stone wall and chimney

  • Box 6, item 65
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Water pump in front of the Lowery home

  • Box 6, item 66
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Ginseng garden on Clear Creek, 1906 July 14

  • Box 6, item 67
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Small picture of a brass band

  • Box 6, item 68
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Straight Creek coal miners with a horse

  • Box 6, item 69
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Small picture of Balkan, scenery

  • Box 6, item 70
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Close up of the aerial of Balkan and Boardtree, Kentucky, 1951

  • Box 6, item 71
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Aerial photogrpah of Balkan and Boardtree, Kentucky, 1951

  • Box 6, item 72
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Black and white photograph of houses by train tracks

  • Box 6, item 73
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Black and white picture of Balkan, scenery

  • Box 6, item 74
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Picture of the commissary, 2012 January 1

  • Box 6, item 75
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Black and white copy of picture of New Balkan School

  • Box 6, item 76
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New Laurel Coal Company Store, Pittsburg, Kentucky

  • Box 6, item 77
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Balkan Veterans' Memorial

  • Box 6, item 78
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Balkan diorama, 2005, undated

Balkan diorama, 2005

  • Box 7, folder 1
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Research for the Balkan diorama, undated

  • Box 7, folder 2
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Photographs, circa 2005

Balkan Diorama - Balkan Baptist Church and Balkan Commissary, circa 2005

  • Box 3, item 348
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Balkan Diorama - Balkan School, circa 2005

  • Box 3, item 349
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Balkan diorama from above, circa 2005

  • Box 5, item 8
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Balkan diorama on display, circa 2005

  • Box 5, item 9
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James Walters and Fred Woods at Bell County Historical Society Museum, circa 2005

  • Box 6, item 1
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James Walters and Fred Woods by the Balkan diorama, circa 2005

  • Box 6, item 2
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Community Concert Band drum, circa 2005

  • Box 6, item 3
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Picture of a picture of ruined school house, circa 2005

  • Box 6, item 4
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Model of the commissary, circa 2005

  • Box 6, item 5
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Model of church, circa 2005

  • Box 6, item 6
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Model of commissary, circa 2005

  • Box 6, item 7
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James Walters talking, circa 2005

  • Box 6, item 8
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James Walters with the Balkan diorama, circa 2005

  • Box 6, item 9
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James Walters and friend with the diorama, circa 2005

  • Box 6, item 10
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Balkan artifact display, circa 2005

  • Box 6, item 11
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Commissary model, circa 2005

  • Box 6, item 12
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A train in the hills, not at the museum, circa 2005

  • Box 6, item 13
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Community Concert Band display, circa 2005

  • Box 6, item 14
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Fred Woods in the Balkan museum, circa 2005

  • Box 6, item 15
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James Walters talking, circa 2005

  • Box 6, item 16
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Overhead picture of James Walters looking at the diorama, circa 2005

  • Box 8, item 17
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Leonard Kik and James Walters working on the diorama, circa 2005

  • Box 6, item 18
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James Walters looking at the model church, circa 2005

  • Box 6, item 19
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Base of the diorama, circa 2005

  • Box 6, item 20
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Base map, circa 2005

  • Box 6, item 21
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Base map, unpainted, circa 2005

  • Box 6, item 22
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Leonard Kik designing the elevations, circa 2005

  • Box 6, item 23
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Sculpting elevations, circa 2005

  • Box 6, item 24
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Topographic map, circa 2005

  • Box 6, item 25
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Leonard Kik painting the base map, circa 2005

  • Box 6, item 26
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Camera man filming early stages of the construction of the diorama, circa 2005

  • Box 6, item 27
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Leonard Kik adding pink and yellow paint to the diorama, circa 2005

  • Box 6, item 28
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Base diorama painted green, circa 2005

  • Box 6, item 29
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Leonard Kik adding trees, circa 2005

  • Box 6, item 30
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Green diorama with a river, circa 2005

  • Box 6, item 31
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Measuring the edges of the diorama, circa 2005

  • Box 6, item 32
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Leonard Kik adding roads to the diorama, circa 2005

  • Box 6, item 33
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James Walters and Leonard Kik in the workshop, circa 2005

  • Box 6, item 34
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Very blurry photo of Leonard Kik adding trees to the diorama, circa 2005

  • Box 6, item 35
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Diorama with roads, a river, and some trees, circa 2005

  • Box 6, item 36
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Adding buildings to the diorama, circa 2005

  • Box 6, item 37
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Adding gravestones by the church on the diorama, circa 2005

  • Box 6, item 38
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Close up of trees on the diorama, circa 2005

  • Box 6, item 39
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Trees placed on the diorama, circa 2005

  • Box 6, item 40
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Close up of buildings and a bridge on the diorama, circa 2005

  • Box 6, item 41
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James Walters by the completed diorama, circa 2005

  • Box 6, item 42
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Close up of James Walters and the completed diorama, circa 2005

  • Box 6, item 43
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Overhead view of completed diorama, circa 2005

  • Box 6, item 44
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Completed diorama, circa 2005

  • Box 6, item 45
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Closeup of river on finished diorama, circa 2005

  • Box 6, item 46
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James Walters transporting the diorama, circa 2005

  • Box 6, item 47
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Transporting the diorama, uncovered, circa 2005

  • Box 6, item 48
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Nearly completed diorama propper up, circa 2005

  • Box 6, item 49
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Diorama at the museum, circa 2005

  • Box 6, item 50
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Overhead of diorama at the museum, circa 2005

  • Box 6, item 51
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Close up of the river and train, circa 2005

  • Box 6, item 52
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Overhead of the diorama, focused on the town, circa 2005

  • Box 6, item 53
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Overhead of diorama, circa 2005

  • Box 6, item 54
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Closeup of farms on the diorama, circa 2005

  • Box 6, item 55
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Upper half of the diorama, circa 2005

  • Box 6, item 56
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Closeup of the train yard, circa 2005

  • Box 6, item 57
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Black and white picture of topographic model, circa 2005

  • Box 6, item 58
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Black and white picture of Leonard Kik molding the base diorama, circa 2005

  • Box 6, item 59
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Black and white picture of Leonard Kik designing elevations, circa 2005

  • Box 6, item 60
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Balkan, Kentucky research materials, 1910-2005, undated

Balkan, Kentucky history binder, circa 2005

  • Box 7, folder 3-5
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Newspaper article on baptism at Wilton Lake, undated

  • Box 7, folder 6
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Coal Mining Towns, Marshall M. McGee, 2005

  • Box 7, folder 7
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Journal article The Kentucky Mountains: Transportation and Commerce 1750-1911, a study in the economic history of a coal field, photocopy, 1911

  • Box 7, folder 8
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Journal article The Prehistoric Men of Kentucky: A Hisotry of what is known of their lives and habits, together with a description of their implements, photocopy, 1910

  • Box 7, folder 9
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Journal article The Wilderness Road to Kentucky: Its Location and Features, photocopy, undated

  • Box 7, folder 10
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Wilderness Road Drama program, 1974

  • Box 7, folder 11
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Drawing of Balkan train stations, includes African-American waiting room, photocopy, 1919

  • Box 7, folder 12
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Commissary in Balkan, undated

  • Box 7, folder 13
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List of Balkan Community Band members, photocopy, 1911-1938

  • Box 7, folder 14
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Program for Balkan 75th Anniversary celebration, photocopy, 1986 August 31

  • Box 7, folder 15
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Balkan baptism Rules of Decorum, photocopy, undated

  • Box 7, folder 16
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Southern Mining Co. time card for Herman Wilson, 1948 January

  • Box 7, folder 17
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Southern Mining Trading Card; South Mining Company number 323 Bob Harkness, 1935 July

  • Box 7, folder 18
Bob Harkness was the father of Ruth H. Walters and father-in law to James E. Walters.
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State of Kentucky Hunting License, issued to Robert (Bob) Harkness, 1935 January 1

  • Box 7, folder 19
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Notification of State and County Taxes to Mrs. Frank Harkness, 1934

  • Box 7, folder 20
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Report of inspector of mines, Bell County, Asher Coal Mining Co., Wasioto, Kentucky, photocopy, 1911

  • Box 7, folder 21
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L&N, list of stations and agents, 1911 November 1

  • Box 7, folder 22
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Coal mine map of Virginia Harlan Coal Corporation, undated

  • Folder 1
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Negative of Virginia Harlan Coal Corporation mine map

  • Box 10, folder 1
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Color diagram for 25 ft. fan and 16" X 30" Engine for Riverside Coal Company. Vulcan Iron Works, undated

  • Box 10, folder 2
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Artifacts, undated

Two old-fashioned keys connected by a small chain

  • Box 8, item 1
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Old-fashioned key

  • Box 8, item 2
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Metal padlock with key

  • Box 8, item 3
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Dip pen with cork grip

  • Box 8, item 4
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Dip pen with rubber grip, American Pencil Co.

  • Box 8, item 5
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Glass pencil sharpener

  • Box 8, item 6
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Blacksmith's tongs

  • Box 8, item 7
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Blacksmith's tool

  • Box 8, item 8
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Coal miner's carbide pocket can

  • Box 8, item 9
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Miner's safety handheld lamp

  • Box 9, item 10
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Metal bottle with Justrite brand stamp on the side

  • Box 8, item 11
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A metal mining helmet lamp

  • Box 9, item 12
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Carved statuette of coalminer walking behind coal cart pulled by a mule, made from coal

  • Item 1
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