Spring Canyon Coal Co. records

Spring Canyon Coal Co. records

Dates: 1913-1954

Collection contains Spring Canyon Coal Co. correspondence and papers relating to labor relations, compensation, mine rescue, income and operational expenses, housing, railroads, and welfare, chiefly during the 1920s. Also included are annual reports (1920-1933), minute books, and ledgers of King Coal, a west coast distributor of Spring Canyon coals; records relating to the I.W.W. in Carbon County, Utah; and records of the related Royal Coal Company, Standard Coal Company, and the Knight Fuel Company.

  • Extent: 1 oversize folder (0.3 linear foot). -- 4 boxes (2 linear ft.). -- 1 carton (1 linear ft.). -- 6 oversize boxes (5.25 linear ft.). -- 46 v. (21 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Spring Canyon Coal Co.
  • Call Number: MSS 252
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Spring Canyon Coal Co. records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 252; Spring Canyon Coal Co. records; 20th Century Western and Mormon Americana; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 252, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated to the library.
Acquisition Information
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS252.xml
Related Material
See also the Peerless Coal Mining Co. records (MSS 277) and the Utah Fuel Company records (MSS 154).
Subject Terms
Industrial Workers of the World; Spring Canyon Coal Co.--Archives; Agriculture and Natural Resources; Coal mines and mining--Utah; Mines and Mineral Resources
Genre / Form
Account books; Corporate minutes; Letters; Reports
Processing Information
Processed;. H. Christine Swindler and John M. Murphy; 9 May 2008.
Appraisal Information
Western American business and labor history (20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.II, 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Spring Canyon Coal Co. records
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by H. Christine Swindler
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-10-07T14:56-0600
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Administrative History

The Spring Canyon Coal Co. was established in 1912 by Jesse Knight. One of a number of mining camps based in Spring Canyon, Utah in the early 20th century, coal mining began that same year. Mining operations ceased in 1954, and the mine closed in 1970.

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John Murphy
Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts