United Mine Workers of America 1970: A House Divided materials, c.1971

Sub-Series ap.afc.04.09

Extent
13 Film containers
4 Audio tapes
2 Video cassettes
5 Photo prints
1 Folders
Part of: Appalshop Films Collection, 1969-2015 > Series II. Appalachian Film Workshop, 1971-1972 > United Mine Workers of America 1970: A House Divided materials, c.1971
Scope and Contents
Contains material related to the 14-minute black and white documentary United Mine Workers of America 1970: A House Divided, a 1971 release. The film includes a 1970 speech given by Tony Boyle, then-president of the United Mine Workers of America, at a miners' rally in Big Stone Gap, Virginia with scenes at a mine and interviews with working and disabled miners. The film contrasts Boyle's statements with those of the rank and file members commenting on the reform movement then growing within the union.  Subjects include Tony Boyle, labor union members, and coal miners.
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