Mine Operators of Storey County agreement and letter

 Collection
Identifier: NC223
Agreement between the mine operators, Virginia City Miners' Union no. 46, and the Gold Hill Miners' Union no. 54 setting wages of miners at $5 per day during World War I (1918); and a letter from the mine operators to the unions rescinding the previous wage agreement, mentioning I. W. W. influence among agitators, and threatening to halt all mining if lower wages were not accepted (1919).

Dates

  • 1918-1919

Creator

Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Extent

0.4 Linear Feet (2 items)

Abstract

Agreement between the mine operators, Virginia City Miners' Union no. 46, and the Gold Hill Miners' Union no. 54 setting wages of miners at $5 per day during World War I (1918); and a letter from the mine operators to the unions rescinding the previous wage agreement, mentioning I. W. W. influence among agitators, and threatening to halt all mining if lower wages were not accepted (1919).

Administrative History

Virginia City, Nevada mining organization composed of the following companies: Con-Virginia, Ophir Silver, Mexican Gold and Silver, Union Consolidated, and Sierra Nevada Mining companies; the Mexican Milling Company; and the United Comstock Pumping Association.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired from an unknown source circa 1965.
Title
Guide to the Mine Operators of Storey County agreement and letter
Status
completed
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. Special Collections Department Repository

Contact:
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