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

Finding Aid: Hearl Maxwell Collection, 1911-1931 (MS008)


Browse the Hearl Maxwell Collection, 1911-1931 Collections:

Hearl Maxwell Documents

Hearl Maxwell Photographs