Papers of William P. Feeney, 1912-1980, (bulk 1912-1939).

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Feeney, William P. Papers of William P. Feeney, 1912-1980, (bulk 1912-1939).

Papers of William P. Feeney, 1912-1980, (bulk 1912-1939).

The Papers of William Feeney consist of correspondence, memorablilia, miscellaneous items, photographs and newspaper clippings. Included in Correspondence is a letter and petition, addressed to Feeney during the Great Steel Strike of 1919. A second item of correspondence is a letter of September 21, 1922, not signed but undoubtedly Feeney's, addressed to William Z. Foster, describing the desperate plight of union miners during the 1922 bituminous coal strike in southwest Pennsylvania and appealing for his support. Other items of interest include: 1) a clipping (source paper unknown, c. 1937) detailing Feeney's role in the 1911 campaign for Miner's Certificate legislation in Pennsylvania 2) a photostatic copy of a March 15, 1934 check from the H.C. Frick Coke Company for $224, drawn on Mellon National Bank, payable to District 4 of the United Mine Workers, and representing dues payments the company was obliged to allocate and forward as part of the newly achieved union contracts between the UMWA and the company. The collection also contains a number of photographs. Oversized materials in the collection include two large portraits, a certificate attesting to Feeney's service in the Pennsylvania General Assembly from December 1, 1910-1912, and six newspapers of various dates.

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