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Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Bureau of Archives and History
Pennsylvania State Archives


MG-522

MORRIS RUN COAL MINING COMPANY RECORDS

Series Descriptions



Employee Cards,
1924-1955.
(3 cartons)

{series #522m.4} [Holdings] [PARTIALLY RESTRICTED]

Arranged chronologically.

5.75" x 8" and 5" x 8" cards detailing wages paid to employees. Prior to 1937, the only information present is the name of the employee, wages paid, and occupation. After 1937, in addition to the wage cards, a portion of the materials include an identification card, containing date of birth, place of birth, parent's names, race, marital status, and date of initial employment, as well as the social security number of the employee. Not all identification cards are completely filled out. Also present are United Mine Workers of America wage deduction sheets for the years 1947 and 1948.

Due to the presence of social security numbers after 1936, in order to view the actual employee card researchers need to prove the worker they are searching for is deceased. Otherwise, a photocopy of the card with a redacted social security number will be provided.



Maps and Drawings,
circa 1909-1979, undated.
(74 items)

{series #522m.1} [Holdings]

Arranged by map number.

Maps, drawings, tracings, and blue prints from the Morris Run Coal Mining Company (MRCMC). The maps depict coal deposits, collieries, gas and oil deposits, geological strata, property owners, surface features, and water lines relative to the lands owned or operated by the MRCMC. All maps are rolled, and are arranged by a map number assigned during minimal processing. The bulk of the materials deal with properties located in southeastern Tioga County, Pennsylvania, specifically the townships of Covington, Hamilton, Liberty, Union, and Ward. Tax data for the preceding townships is also present, as well as maps which cover areas much broader than the Tioga County coal district. Examples include: “Map of Bituminous Collieries in Pennsylvania, produced by the Central Coal Producers Association - July 1, 1920,” “Map Showing Coal Fields in the United States, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1917,” and “The Rand McNally Investors Railroad Map, Railroads Corrected to August 1912.”



Stock Certificates,
1910-1998.
(4 boxes)

{series #522m.11} [Holdings]

Arranged by type, then chronologically.

Stock certificates issued by the Morris Run Coal Mining Company. They are separated into certificates of less then 100 shares and those of 100 shares, and appear in the stock books chronologically by date of issue. In addition to the certificate copies, correspondence relative to them, as well as the purchaser of the stock, is occassionally included.


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