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Manuscript Group 502
ACE COAL COMPANY RECORDS
1937-1971
48 cubic feet


* * * These records are held at the Anthracite Heritage Museum, Scranton, Pennsylvania. * * *

The Ace Coal Company Records are housed at the Anthracite Heritage Museum in Scranton, Pennsylvania. To arrange an appointment to consult the records call the Site Administrator at 570-963-4804.

The Ace Coal Company was founded in 1937 in Blakely, Lackawanna County and the company was reorganized in 1979 under the same name. The records consist primarily of bound and loose accounts of sales and costs associated with the mining of anthracite coal. In addition to data on wages and royalties paid for coal leases, the records document how coal companies were regulated, their economic impact on supporting service industries, and the costs associated with day to day operations at a coal breaker. Several volumes document the distribution of the company's stock and resources from its incorporation on December 21, 1937 through the decline of the hard coal industry during the 1960s. Records are also present of other coal operators, such as M.S.B. Coal Company (1939-1949), [Salvator] Mascelli Coal Company (1942-1950), F & W Coal Company (1942-1951), and F & G Coal Company (1951-1953).


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