Guide to the Crozer Temple Colored Church (Elkhorn,West Virginia) Memorial Service Papers, May 29, 1938

Summary Information

Title: Crozer Temple Colored Church (Elkhorn,West Virginia) Memorial Service Papers, May 29, 1938
Collection: AC.610
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This collection consists of a program of the Memorial Service for those members of Local Union No. 6343 of the United Mine Workers of America. This service was held on May 29, 1938 at Crozer Temple Colored Church, Elkhorn, West Virginia.

Creator: Crozer Temple Colored Church (Elkhorn,W. Va.).

Biographical/Historical Note

Elkhorn, West Virginia is located in McDowell County. McDowell County, created on February 28, 1858 from Tazewell County, Virginia, had only about 282 land owners in 1858. Railroads were built to the town of Welch, the county seat, in 1891.

McDowell County was nationally known for its prominence in the coal mining industry, setting records for coal production and was a major player in the state's economy. Before the industry's decline that began in the 1950s, McDowell's population was almost at 100,000 residents.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a program of a Memorial Service in honor of Those Departed Brothers of Local Union No. 6343, United Mine Workers of America held at the Crozer Temple Colored Church, May 29, 1938, Elkhorn, West Virginia. The music was provided by the Crozer Temple Choir, directed by William R. Miller. This was an ecumenical service. Inside the program is the Honor Roll, which includes a list of names of fallen workers and the dates of their deaths. On the back cover is a list of the Local Union No. 6343 United Mine Workers of America Officers, organized July, 1933, Officers.


This is a single-item collection.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

This collection was purchased from Bookworm and Silverfish in 2003. Accession number AC.2003.026

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Elliott, March 2013. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.610: Crozer Temple Colored Church, Elkhorn, West Virginia, Memorial Service Papers, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Papers, May 29, 1938 ACSC_Box 18, Folder 15