Papers, 1885-1919. [microfilm].

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Mitchell, John, 1870-1919. Papers, 1885-1919. [microfilm].

Papers, 1885-1919. [microfilm].

The John Mitchell Papers document Mitchell's role in the American labor movement and the evolution of industrial relations in the coal industry.

55 reels of microfilm.

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