Interview with Samuel M. Cassidy, March 28, 1989

Project: Appalachia: Coal Operators Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Samuel Cassidy recounts his mining career with the Consolidated Coal Company, and looks at the present and future prospects for the coal mining industry. Cassidy describes his first experience in Jenkins, Kentucky in 1922 when he took a summer job in a coal mine while he was an engineering student at the University of Kentucky. He talks about what it was like to live and work in a coal camp, and describes the management style used by the Consolidated Coal Company both at Jenkins and Van Lear. Cassidy discusses coal mining before and after unionization in eastern Kentucky. He describes mine safety and changes to mechanization. He expresses his views about state and federal regulations and inspection. He talks of meeting with union leaders including John L. Lewis, and hiring David Zegeer.

Interview Accession

1989oh115_app231

Interviewee Name

Samuel M. Cassidy

Interviewer Name

Henry C. Mayer

Interview Date

1989-03-28

Interview Keyword

Coal Operators

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Cassidy, Samuel M. Interview by Henry C. Mayer. 28 Mar. 1989. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Cassidy, S.M. (1989, March 28). Interview by H. C. Mayer. Appalachia: Coal Operators Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Cassidy, Samuel M., interview by Henry C. Mayer. March 28, 1989, Appalachia: Coal Operators Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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