Pennsylvania Mining Reports Collection

Collection Guide

Summary

Abstract
Annual reports from 1870-2010 produced by the Pennsylvania Department of Mines and related bureaus. The statistical and narrative reports document the productivity of collieries and the injuries and deaths of Pennsylvania miners.
Creator(s)
Pennsylvania. Department of Mines
Date Range
1870-2010
Extent
Approximately 130 books
Language(s)
English

Access and Use

Digital Access

Portions of the collection have been digitized and are publicly available online via Internet Archive. Digitized versions of mining reports from other institutions are also available on other platforms, including coalmininghistorypa.org, Google Books, and Internet Archive. Please view the collection inventory below for details about digital access to mining reports by date.

Physical Access

The collection is open for research. Physical materials may be browsed by appointment in the Reading Room of the University Archives and McHugh Special Collections.

Rights

Mining reports are publications of the Government of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and are not subject to copyright protection in the United States.

Preferred Citation

[Author]. [Book Title]. [City]: [Publisher], [Year]. Pennsylvania Mining Reports Collection, McHugh Special Collections, The University of Scranton.

Linked Data


Contents

Administrative/Biographical History

In 1870, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania began publishing annual reports on mining activities, which included mine names and locations, ownership information, and statistics on production as well as accidents. In the 1870s and early 1880s, two separate agencies produced reports on anthracite versus bituminous coal; the early reports for bituminous appear in the Annual Report of the Bureau of Statistics of Pennsylvania.

Scope and Content Note

Annual reports from 1870-2010 produced by the Pennsylvania Department of Mines and related bureaus. The statistical and narrative reports document the productivity of collieries and the injuries and deaths of Pennsylvania miners.

Inventory

Physical Volumes

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Digital Access


Acquisition Information

Collection was developed through purchases and gifts. The more recent books in the collection were donated by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Mining Programs.


Processing Notes

Digitization

Portions of the collection were digitized in 2009 and 2013 by Internet Archive as part of the Lyrasis Mass Digitization Collaborative. Volumes were digitized in JPEG2000 format at 400 dpi, 24-bit color. Master images and derivative PDFs may be downloaded from Internet Archive.