The Hearl Maxwell Collection contains correspondence, broadsides, union records and circulars, convention proceedings, photographs, publications, and miscellaneous materials that primarily document his activities as an officer in the local unions within District 14 of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA). Materials within the collection also document the career of District 14 president, Alexander Howat, and the functioning of the UMWA locals in southeast Kansas during the 1920s.

This collection was digitized as part of the English 557/757 Digital Humanities Course, Spring 2016. The digital exhibits created from the items in the collection can be found at http://scalar.usc.edu/works/working-the-midwest/index

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Submissions from 2016

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Letter from Oscar Ameringer to Unknown, Oscar Ameringer

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Letter, 1924, September 10 from CM Andrews of Local 1169, C M. Andrews

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Letter, 1926, May 6, from W.A. Ayres to Hearl Maxwell, W.A. Ayres

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Letter, 1926, August 16, from Wm Brady to Hearl Maxwell, William Brady

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Letter, 1926, March 25, from WM. Brady to Hearl Maxwell, William Brady

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Letter, 1926, November 12, from Wm. Brady to Hearl Maxwell, William Brady

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Letter, 1926, April 16, from Board Member & Thomas Kennedy to Hearl Maxwell, W M. Brady

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Letter, 1926, May 4, from WM. Brady to Hearl Maxwell, WM Brady

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Letter, 1925, December 4, from William Bundy to Hearl Maxwell, William Bundy

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Letter, 1925, September 23, from Harry Burr to Hearl Maxwell, Harry Burr

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Letter, 1925, September 3, from ML Walters to members of District 14, Harry Burr

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Letter, 1925, August 8, from Harry W. Burr, to the Officers and Members of all local unions, Harry W. Burr

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Letter, 1925, July 31, from Harry W. Burr to the Officers and Members of all Local Unions in District 14, Harry W. Burr

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Letter, 1926, January 28, from Harr W. Burr to the Officers and Members, All Local Unions, District 14, Harry W. Burr

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Audit, 1925, December 26, Audit of Aid Dispersed, Dan Caffey

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Audit of District 14 U.M.W. of A. 1926, September 8, Dan Caffey

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Letter, 1926, January 5, from Dan Caffey to Hearl Maxwell, Dan Caffey

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Letter, 1926, May 5, from Arthur Capper to Hearl Maxwell, Arthur Capper

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Letter, 1925, September 2, from George Cobb to Local 2397, George Cobb

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Letter, 1925, September 10, from Hugh Craig to Hearl Maxwell, Hugh Craig

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Letter, 1925, September 10, from Hugh Craig to Hearl Maxwell, Hugh Craig

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Continuation of auditor's report, N.D., William Curley, William Curley

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Circular, 1925, August 13, from Distrisct Excutive Board, to Officer and Members, All Local Unions, of District No. 14., District Executive Board

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Circular, 1925, August 6, from Distrisct Excutive Board, to Officer and Members, All Local Unions, of District No. 14., District Executive Board

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Circular, 1925, December 8, from Distrisct Excutive Board, to Officer and Members, All Local Unions, of District No. 14., District Executive Board

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Circular, 1925, December 9, from District Executive Board, to the Officers and Members, All Local Unions, District No. 14., District Executive Board

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Circular, 1925, July 3, from Distrisct Excutive Board, to Officer and Members, All Local Unions, of District No. 14., District Executive Board

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Circular, 1925 June 23, from Distrisct Excutive Board, to Officer and Members, All Local Unions of District No. 14., District Executive Board

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Circular, 1925 June 24, from Distrisct Excutive Board, to Officer and Members, All Local Unions, of District No. 14., District Executive Board

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Circular, 1925, October 16, from District Executive Board, to the Officers and Members, All Local Unions, District No. 14., District Executive Board

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Circular, 1925, October 17, from District Executive Board, to the Officers and Members, All Local Unions, District No. 14., District Executive Board

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Circular, 1925, October 6, from District Executive Board, to the Officers and Members, All Local Unions, District No. 14., District Executive Board

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Circular, 1925, September 12, from Distrisct Excutive Board, to Officer and Members, All Local Unions, of District No. 14., District Executive Board

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Circular, 1926, April 14, from District Executive Board, to the Officers and Members, All Local Unions, District No. 14., District Executive Board

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Circular, 1926, April 6, from District Executive Board, to the Officers and Members, All Local Unions, District No. 14., District Executive Board

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Circular, 1926 August 11, from Distrisct Excutive Board, to Officer and Members, All Local Unions, of District No. 14., District Executive Board

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Circular, 1926, February 12, from District Executive Board, to the Officers and Members, All Local Unions, District No. 14., District Executive Board

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Circular, 1926, February 16, from District Executive Board, to the Officers and Members, All Local Unions, District No. 14., District Executive Board

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Circular, 1926 July 20, from Distrisct Excutive Board, to Officer and Members, All Local Unions, of District No. 14., District Executive Board

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Circular, 1926 July 8, from Distrisct Excutive Board, to Officer and Members, All Local Unions, of District No. 14., District Executive Board

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Circular, 1926, June 23, from District Executive Board, to the Officers and Members, All Local Unions, District No. 14., District Executive Board

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Circular, 1926, June 23, from District Executive Board, to the Officers and Members, All Local Unions, District No. 14., District Executive Board

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Circular, 1926, May 3, from District Executive Board, to the Officers and Members, All Local Unions, District No. 14., District Executive Board

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Circular, 1926 November 26, from Distrisct Excutive Board, to Officer and Members, All Local Unions, of District No. 14., District Executive Board

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Circular, 1926 November 30, from Distrisct Excutive Board, to Officer and Members, All Local Unions, of District No. 14., District Executive Board

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Circular, 1926, September 13, from Distrisct Excutive Board, to Officer and Members, All Local Unions, of District No. 14., District Executive Board

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Circular, 1931, March from Henry Allai and Joseph E. Hromek, to Officer and Members, All Local Unions, of District No. 14., District Executive Board

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Coal-Mine Ventilation, 1919, November,, Federal Board for Vocational Education

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Letter, 1926, August 9, from J.V. Fitzgibbon to Hearl Maxwell, J.V. Fitzgibbon

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Letter, n.d., letter from Louie Gillett to Local Union No. 2397, Louie Gillett

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Letter, 1924, June 20, from William Green to Hearl Maxwell, William Green

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Letter, 1926, August 20, from Charles R. Harris, to the Officers and Members of U.M.W. of A., Charles R. Harris

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Bulletin, 1926, April 15 United Mine Workers of America, Ed Hartwig

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Letter, 1918, April 10, from Frank Hayes to Hearl Maxwell, Frank Hayes

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Letter, 1930, January 5, from Frank Hefferly to H. (Hearl) Maxwell, Frank Hefferly

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Letter, 1925, October 9, from A. Henderson to H. Maxwell, A. Henderson

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Circular, 1922. July 20, United Mine Workers of America, Alexander Houat

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Letter, 1922, October 6, from Alexander Houat to Mr. William Green, Alexander Houat

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Bulletin, 1925, June 25, from Alexander Howat to members of District 14 of the United Mine Workers of America, Alexander Howat

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Letter, 1925, August 20, from W.L.A. Johnson; John P. White to Matt Walters; Bernard Harrigan, W.L.A Johnson

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Letter, 1925, August 20, from W.L.A. Johnson; John P. White to Matt Walters; Bernard Harrigan, W.L.A Johnson

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Letter, 1925, August 20, from W.L.A. Johnson; John P. White to Matt Walters; Bernard Harrigan, W.L.A Johnson

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Letter, 1925, August 20, from W.L.A. Johnson; John P. White to Matt Walters; Bernard Harrigan, W.L.A Johnson

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Letter, 1925, August 27, from W.L.A. Johnson; John P. White to Matt Walters; Bernard Harrigan, W.L.A and Johnson

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Letter, 1925 October 17, from the Second Vice President to Hearl Maxwell, James E. Kavanagh

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Letter, 1926, April 1, from Thomas Kennedy to Harry Burr, Thomas Kennedy

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Letter, 1926, November 26, from Thomas Kennedy to Henry Fleming, Thomas Kennedy

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Letter, 1926, October 13, From Thomas Kennedy to Henry Flemming, Thomas Kennedy

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Letter, 1926, September 10, from Thomas Kennedy to regarding receipt of September 1 letter, evelope included, Thomas Kennedy

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Letters, 1926, July 27, Thomas Kennedy

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Letter, 1925, October 13, from A. C. Kinsey to Mr. H. Maxwell, A. C. Kinsey

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Letter, 1926, May 4, from George Lepar to Local District 2397, George Lepar

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Letter, 1931, January 6, from John L. Lewis to H. (Hearl) Maxwell, John L. Lewis

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Letter, 1926, May 5, from Chauncey B. Little to Hearl Maxwell, Chauncey Little

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Letter, 1925, October 21, to Hearl Maxwell, Ed Mc Luckie

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Letter, 1926, May 18, from Ed McLuckie to Hearl Maxwell, Ed Mc Luckie

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Letter, 1930, August 8, from G. J. Magall to Salesmen of the Central Life Insurance Company, G.J. Magall

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Bill Payment, 1925, September 10, from Hearl Maxwell to National Pictorial, Hearl Maxwell

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Letter, 1925, July 23, from Hearl Maxwell to H. W. Burr, Hearl Maxwell

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Letter, 1926, April 30, from Hearl Maxwell to Representative Ayers & Charles Curtis, Hearl Maxwell

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Postcard, 1916, Jan. 27, from Hearl Maxwell to Lizzie Maxwell, Hearl Maxwell

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Letter, 1925, September 18, from George McKay to Local 2397, George McKay

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Newspaper Clipping, ""Union Men Walk Out,"" enclosed in letter, 1925, August 25, from George McKay to Local Union 2397, George McKay

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Letter, 1926, February 9, from Ed McLuckie to Hearl Maxwell, Ed McLuckie

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Letter, 1926, February 1, from John L. Lewis to M.L. Walters; Letter, 1926, February 8, from M.L. Walters to John L. Lewis, Lewis, John L. and M.L. Walters

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Letter, n.d., letter from N. Dozenberg to Friend and Comrade, N. Dozenberg, Acts. & Supplies Department

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Receipt From National Pictorial 1925, July 30, From National Pictorial to Hearl Maxwell, Arthur J. Nelson

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Letter, 1925, August 3, from William Dalrymple and N.M. Henson to the Officers and Members of District No. 21, William Dalrymple and N.M. Henson

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Letter, 1925, November 13, from Dan O'Donnell to Hearl Maxwell, Dan O'Donnell

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Letter, 1926, April 13, from J.W. Richardson, C.A. Bezinque, and John Short to Officers and Members, J.W. Richardson

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Receipt for Hearl Maxwell for Dominic Conley, Sisters of Ross

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Letter, 1925, September 5, from James Sherwood to Hearl Maxwell, James Sherwood

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Letter, 1926, May 5, from W.H. Sproul to Hearl Maxwell, W.H. Sproul

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Obituary, 1972, The Headlight & Sun Newspaper, The Headlight & Sun

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Obituary, 1974, The Mulberry News Newspaper, The Mulberry News

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Meeting Minutes of the Reconvened Twenty-eighth Consecutive and Fith Biennial Convention, February 15, 1922, The United Mine Workers of America

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Meeting Minutes of the Reconvened Twenty-eighth Consecutive and Fith Biennial Convention, February 16, 1922, The United Mine Workers of America

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Bulletin, 1925, December, from United Mine Workers of America to its members, The United Mine Workers of America District No. 14

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Bulletin, 1925, February 2, tabulation of vote results on moving headquarters, The United Mine Workers of America District No. 14

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Bulletin, 1925, November 30, official nomination of district auditor of District 14 for election of November 30 1925, The United Mine Workers of America District No. 14