Out of the Smoke and Ashes: Processing the Records of Pennsylvania’s Coke and Coal Industry

Material Description

Year Added:



Huck Chair and Head


Mr. Timothy

Collection Size

375 linear feet, 3400 objects

Date Range

0 - 0

Geographic Scope

No finding aids exist for any of the collections to be processed. What lists that do exist are incomplete and not discoverable. A summary follows: Ricks Manufacturing Company. Ca. 750 plans and drawings, plus drawers of client files, large box of company ledgers. Early-mid-20th century. No inventory or description exists for this collection. H.C. Frick and Company Records. Ca. 30 linear feet; 500 photographs, 19th-mid 20th century. A partial hand-written list exists for the photographs. Coal and Coke Heritage Photograph Collection. Ca. 250 images. A partial hand-written list exists. Coal and Coke Heritage Oral History Collection, ca. 1,000 interviews, 1977 ��� present. The only access exists through a typed list of interviewee names. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company, Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburgh Division Records. 250 Ln. Ft., 1920s- early 1970s. Collection-level MARC record is the only access. Harold W. Aurand Anthracite Oral History Collection. 107 items, 1975-1988. Collection-level MARC record is the only access. Alan Derickson Research Interviews Concerning Black Lung Disease. 40 Items, 1990-1994. Collection-level MARC record is the only access. In addition to these collections there are number of small individual coke worker related collections (most coming from interviewees)at the CCHC. Access exists primarily through the memory of the part-time staff member.