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Mary Harris "Mother" Jones

An inventory of the Mary Harris "Mother" Jones Collection at The American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives


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Descriptive Summary

Repository: The American Catholic Research Center and University Archives
Creator: Mary Harris "Mother" Jones, 1837-1930
Title: Mary Harris "Mother" Jones Collection
Dates: n.d.(1899-1932)1981
Extent: 1.5 linear feet; 3 boxes
Abstract: The Mother Jones collection contains correspondence, telegrams, newspaper clippings, and other published materials associated with Jones' time as labor activist.
Collection Number: Collection 7
Language: English

Biographical Note

Mary Harris Jones, known as Mother Jones in the latter half of her life, was an American activist well known for her fiery rhetoric and dedication to labor and union rights. Jones was born in Cork, Ireland, probably 1837, moved to Canada in the early 1850s, and made her way to the United States in 1860, where she lived and worked until her death on November 30, 1930.

Why exactly Mother Jones became so dedicated to the cause of labor is hard to say, but some motivation can be inferred from her early life. Before becoming a labor activist, Jones lived a relatively quiet life with her husband and four children in Memphis. Her husband, George Jones, was an iron worker and an active member in the International Iron Molders Union. In 1867 tragedy struck when the yellow fever epidemic came through Memphis and killed her entire family. George was honored posthumously by the local chapter of the International Iron Molders Union and soon after Mother Jones left for Chicago. In Chicago, Mother Jones worked as a dressmaker until tragedy struck again. On October 8, 1871, the great Chicago fire burned down almost four square miles of the city leaving Mother Jones with nothing. Much work would be required to rebuild Chicago, and with no more family or career to speak of, Jones began her involvement with labor activism.

In her long fight for labor, Mother Jones travelled the country to help wherever and however she could, never settling for long. She helped organize laborers in Colorado, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New York, and even aided the labor movement in Mexico. One of Mother Jones' special causes was coal miners, "the slaves of the caves". Despite dangerous conditions, Jones returned to coal country time after time to help miners earn better wages, safer working conditions, and the right to organize. Coal strikes were especially dangerous to organize because remote locations meant companies often controlled whole towns and had their own militias. Considerable tension existed between miners and the mine operators militias, with strikes turning violent and deadly on occasion. Mother Jones came to help the miners despite threats of violence, direct and indirect, and was jailed repeatedly along with miners and other organizers.

Jones played Mother not only to miners but also to children in the mills, railway men, women in garment factories, street car boys, and other laborers. As an activist for labor, Jones gave speeches to educate and rally the workers but was much more than just a speaker. Jones raised funds and supplies and drew media attention to labor causes through public events and spectacle. On one occasion, in the summer of 1903, Jones set off on a march from Philadelphia to New York with a group of textile workers. To highlight the plight of child laborers, a hundred children were included in the group. The group stopped in towns along the way to stir up publicity with music, speeches, plays, and even sought to address President Roosevelt.

After several decades of organizing labor, Jones passed away and was given a funeral at St. Gabriel's church in Washington D.C. Her body was taken on a special railcar to Illinois where she was buried at the Union Miner's Cemetery, the only union owned cemetery in the United States.

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Scope and Contents

The Mother Jones Collection consists of items pulled from their original order and provenance in the 1950s by unknown persons from the existing Terence Powderly and John Mitchell papers on deposit in the Catholic University Archives. This action, which the current archives staff does not endorse, was no doubt done because of her fame and centrality to the labor movement as well as the scarcity of extent Jones material. However, not all of the Jones material was removed so, while any research on Mother Jones starts with this collection, one must also consult the Powderly and Mitchell papers for remaining Jones related items.

The papers in this collection document Mother Jones' struggle for labor primarily through letters and newspaper clippings. The documents consist primarily of correspondence between Jones and other labor leaders such as Powderly and Mitchell, but also includes correspondence with politicians, friends, and other activists. Also included are telegrams, Christmas cards, labor publications, and reference materials on plays and other works inspired by the persona of Mother Jones.

The first series, Correspondence, 1906-1930, and undated, in box 1, is the bread and butter of this collection with the letters exchanged between Mother Jones and other labor activists. A few letters are not directly addressed to Mother Jones but relate to her activities or the labor struggle in general. The correspondence series also includes telegrams from and to Mother Jones and a few Christmas cards.

The second series, Miscellaneous Typescripts, 1913-1928, and undated, in box 1 contains a variety of published and non-published materials such as poems about Mother Jones, strike notices, and what appear to be draft copies of newspaper articles, one of which can be found in the Newspaper Clippings series.

The third series, Newspaper Clippings, ca. 1901-1932, and undated, in boxes 1-2, is a collection of articles about Mother Jones or the sometimes more generally the labor movement. Most articles are complete and many, especially the complete articles, are dated.

The fourth series, Photographs, undated in box 2, is a small series consisting primarily of photos enclosed in correspondence and one photo sent by Edward Keating.

The fifth series, Pamphlets, 1899-1926, and undated, in box 2, contains a number of printed materials about labor and unions, some specifically referencing coal miners and iron workers.

The sixth series, Photocopied Materials, 1900-1932, in box 3, has newspaper articles and correspondence that have been photocopied from other collections.

The seventh series, Reference Materials, 1910-1981, in box 3, is composed of materials related to Mother Jones that were published or disseminated after her death, such as plays and other events bearing her name.

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Arrangement

The Mary Harris "Mother" Jones Collection consists of seven series:








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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None

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Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

This collection was created in the 1950s primarily by materials pulled from the Terrence V. Powderly papers and John Mitchell papers, which is a practice current ACUA archivists do not endorse. Facsimiles from other collections have been gathered as well, with originals remaining in their respective locations.

Processing Information

Processing in 2011 by Arthur Benjamin Izaurralde, with contributions by Mary Beth Fraser in 1998 and William John Shepherd in 2011. EAD markup in 2011 by Arthur Benjamin Izaurralde and William John Shepherd, with special thanks to Robin C. Pike. Additions to EAD completed in 2013 by Michael J. Dobbs.

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Related Material

American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives:

John Brophy Papers

Catholics and Industrialization Website

Catholics and a Living Wage Website

Catholics and Labor Website

John Mitchell Papers

Terence Vincent Powderly Papers

Arizona States University:

George W. P. Hunt Papers

George Meany Memorial Archives:

Office of the President. William Green Papers

Historical Society of Pennsylvania:

William Bauchop Wilson Papers

Indiana University of Pennsylvania Special Collections and Archives:

John Brophy, President of UMWA District 2 Collection

United Mine Workers of America, District 2 Collection

Library of Congress:

Woodrow Wilson Papers

National Archives:

Justice Department Records

Labor Department Records

State Department Records

Ohio Historical Society:

William Green Papers

Penn State University:

Historical Collection and Labor Archives

University of California, Los Angeles, Special Collections, Young Research Library:

Thomas J. Mooney Papers

University of Chicago Library:

Thomas J. Morgan Papers

University of Illinois Archives:

John H. Walker Papers

West Virginia Division of Culture and History:

Mary Harris Mother Jones Collection

West Virginia University:

Lillie May Burgess Mother Jones Manuscript

Wisconsin Historical Society:

American Federation of Labor Records

Adolph Germer Papers

Henry Demarest Lloyd Papers

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.


Persons:
Mitchell, John
Mooney, Tom
Nockels, Ed
Powderly, Terence V.

Organizations:
American Federation of Labor
Knights of Labor
United Mine Workers of America (UMWA)

Places:
Colorado
Illinois
Mexico
New York
Pennsylvania
Washington, D.C.
West Virginia

Subjects:
Economic Justice
Feminism
Labor
Social Justice
Socialism
Strikes
Unions


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Select Bibliography

Cordery, Simon. Mother Jones: Raising Cain and Consciousness (Women's Biography Series). Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2010.

Fetherling, Dale. Mother Jones: The Miners' Angel. Carbondale, Illinois: Southern Illinois University Press, 2010.

Gorn, Elliott J. Mother Jones: The Most Dangerous Women in America. New York: Hill and Wang, 2001.

Jones, Mary Harris. The Autobiography of Mother Jones. C.H. Kerr and Co., 1925.

Jones, Mary Harris. The Autobiography of Mother Jones. Mary Parton and Clarence Darrow (eds). Kila, Montana: Kessinger Publishing, 2010.

Jones, Mary Harris. Mother Jones Speaks: Speeches and Writings of a Working-Class Fighter. Philip S. Foner (ed.). Atlanta: Pathfinder Press, 1983.

Josephson, Judith Pinkerton. Mother Jones: Fierce Fighter for Workers' Rights. Minneapolis: Learner Publications Company, 1997.

Orear, Leslie F. (ed.) Mother Jones and the Union Miners Cemetery-Mount Olive, Illinois. Chicago: Illinois Labor History Society, 2002.

Phelan, Craig. Divided Loyalties: The Public and Private Life of Labor Leader John Mitchell. New York: State University of New York, 1994.

Phelan, Craig Phelan. Grand Master Workman: Terence Powderly and the Knights of Labor. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2000.

Schniderman, Saul. "Mother Jones' Final Sojourn: My Search for the House Where 'the Miner's Angel' Died," Labor's Heriage (11:2) Fall 2000/Winter 2001: 4-13.

Phelan, Craig Phelan. William Green: Biography of a Labor Leader. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1989.

Raffaele, Sister John Francis, GNSH. Mary Harris Jones and the United Mine Workers of America. Washington, DC: Catholic University of America Masters Thesis, 1964.

Scibilia, Dominic. "The Christological Character of Labor: A Theological Rehabilitation of Mother Jones," US Catholic Historian (13:3) Summer 1995: 49-61.

Scofield, Ann. "Mother Jones in Kansas: An Archival Note," Labor History (27:2) 1986: 431-442.

Steel, Edward M. (ed.) The Correspondence of Mother Jones. Pittsburgh: Univesity of Pittsburgh Press, 1985.

Steel, Edward M. (ed.) The Speeches and Writings of Mother Jones (Pittsburgh Series in Social and Labor History). Pittsburgh: Univesity of Pittsburgh Press, 1988.

Stepenoff, Bonnie. "Keeping it in the Family: Mother Jones and teh Pennsylvania Silk Strike of 1900-1901," Labor History (38:4) Fall 1997: 432-449.

Waggoner, Eric. "Radical Rhetoric, American Iconography, and "The Autobiography of Mother Jones"," Appalachian Journal (32:2) Winter 2005: 192-210.

Wake, Dorothy L. Mother Jones: Revolutionary Leader and Social Reformer. Bloomington, Indiana: Xlibris, 2001.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

                       
Series 1: Correspondence, 1906-1930 (1 Box)
Correspondence, primarily letters but including some telegrams and Christmas card exchanged between Mother Jones and other labor activists such as Terrence Powderly and Tom Mooney. Some are not directly addressed to Mother Jones, but relate to her pro labor activities.
Box Folder
1 1 Correspondence, May 1906 - October 1915
   
    01. Typed letter from Mother Jones to T.V. Powderly, May 9, 1906
        Document
   
    02. Typed letter from Mother Jones to T.V. Powderly, November 8, 1906
        Document
   
    03. Typed letter from Mother Jones to T.V. Powderly, May 24, 1907
        Document
   
    04. Typed letter from R.F. Magon, Anotonio L. Villarreal, and Librado Rivera, November 31, 1909
        Document
   
    05. Typed letter to Mother Jones, January 10, 1911
        Document
   
    06. Telegram from United Mine Workers to Mother Jones, September 1, 1911
        Document
   
    07. Handwritten letter from Mother Jones to T.V. Powderly, March 3, 1913
        Document
   
    08. Typed letter from T.V, Powderly to Mother Jones, May 1, 1913
        Document
   
    09. Telegram from Mother Jones to Sen. Martine Borah, September 9, 1913
        Document
   
    10. Typed letter from Mother Jones to T.V. Powderly, September 20, 1913
        Document
   
    11. Typed letter from Frank Hayes to Mother Jones, November 28, 1913
        Document
   
    12. Typed letter from Mother Jones to T.V. Powderly, March 22, 1914
        Document
   
    13. Typed letter, June 1914
        Document
   
    14. Handwritten letter from R.L [?] to Mother Jones, February 4, 1915
        Document
   
    15. Handwritten letter from Mary Martin [?] to Mother Jones, February 7, 1915
        Document
   
    16. Typed letter from J.P. White to Mother Jones, October 8, 1915
        Document
Box Folder
1 2 Correspondence, July 1916 - December 1916
   
    01. Typed letter from W.E. Chilton [?] to Mother Jones, July 11, 1916
        Document
   
    02. Telegram from Tom Mooney to Police Chief White, July 27, 1916
        Document
   
    03. Typed memo from Tom Mooney to I.M.U. of N.A., October 23, 1916
        Document
   
    04. Handwritten letter from Marguerite Prevey to Mother Jones, October 26, 1916
        Document
   
    05. Typed memo from Tom Mooney to unknown, October 28, 1916
        Document
   
    06. Typed letter from Katherine Schmidt to Mother Jones, October 29, 1916
        Document
   
    07. Typed letter from Mother Jones [?] to Margaret Prevey, October 31, 1916
        Document
   
    08. Typed letter from Tom Mooney to Mother Jones, November 25, 1916
        Document
   
    09. Typed letter from Chas. Batley to Mother Jones, November 28, 1916
        Document
   
    10. Typed letter from Henry Hagelstein to Mother Jones, December 1, 1916
        Document
   
    11. Typed letter from Mother Jones [?] to J. Clancey, December 2, 1916
        Document
   
    12. Telegram from John P. White to Mother Jones, December 6, 1916
        Document
   
    13. Telegram from John P. White to Mother Jones, December 9, 1916
        Document
   
    14. Typed letter from Mother Jones [?] to J.P. Tumulty, December 13, 1916
        Document
   
    15. Typed letter from Mother Jones to Tom Mooney, December 15, 1916
        Document
   
    16. Typed letter from Emma T. Martin to Mother Jones, December 27, 1916
        Document
   
    17. Typed letter from Tom Mooney to Mother Jones, December 28, 1916
        Document
Box Folder
1 3 Correspondence, January 1917 - December 1920
   
    01. Typed letter from Samuel Graham to Mother Jones, January 2, 1917
        Document
   
    02. Telegram from John B. Mooney, January 18, 1917
        Document
   
    03. Typed letter to Mother Jones, November 13, 1918
        Document
   
    04. Typed letter from M.P. Cosgrove to Martin Sternhardt, November 24, 1918
        Document
   
    05. Typed letter from Sara J. Dorr to Mother Jones [?], December 16, 1918
        Document
   
    06. Christmas card from William Green to Mother Jones, December 1918
        Document
   
    07. Christmas card from Carl Beck to Mother Jones, December 21, 1918
        Document
   
    08. Christmas card from Mr. and Mrs. Gurley to Mother Jones, December 21, 1918
        Document
   
    09. Christmas card from Mamil M. Hickey to Mother Jones, December 29, 1918
        Document
   
    10. Typed letter from Edward Keating to Mother Jones, January 11, 1919
        Document
   
    11. Telegram from Mother Jones to Ed Nockels, January 14, 1919
        Document
   
    12. Typed letter from Mother Jones to T.V. Powderly, June 19, 1919
        Document
   
    13. Typed letter to Mother Jones, June 15, 1920
        Document
   
    14. Typed letter from T.V. Powderly [?] to Mother Jones, December 28, 1920
        Document
Box Folder
1 4 Correspondence, February 1921 - October 1922
   
    01. Typed letter from W.P. Hunt to Mother Jones, February 15, 1921
        Document
   
    02. Typed letter from Mother Jones to T.V. Powderly, April 5, 1921
        Document
   
    03. Typed letter from Mother Jones to T.V. Powderly, April 6, 1921
        Document
   
    04. Typed letter to Mother Jones, April 9, 1921
        Document
   
    05. Typed letter from Mother Jones to T.V. Powderly, November 23, 1921
        Document
   
    06. Telegram from James Lord to T.V. Powderly, September 4, 1922
        Document
   
    07. Telegram from Katherine to Mother Jones, September 4, 1922
        Document
   
    08. Telegram from John Fitzpatrick to T.V. Powderly, September 4, 1922
        Document
   
    09. Telegram from Federated Shopcrafts and Brotherhoods of Texas to Mother Jones, September 6, 1922
        Document
   
    10. Handwritten letter from W.M. Boneir [?] to T.V. Powderly, September 6, 1922
        Document
   
    11. Telegram from Dan W. Stevens to Mother Jones, September 7, 1922
        Document
   
    12. Typed letter from Ed Nockels to Mother Jones, September 14, 1922
        Document
   
    13. Typed letter from Mother Jones to Ed Nockels, September 20, 1922
        Document
   
    14. Handwritten letter from E.F. Morgan to Mother Jones, October 6, 1922
        Document
Box Folder
1 5 Correspondence, January 1923 - August 1925
   
    01. Handwritten letter from Tom Cairns to Mother Jones, January 2, 1923
        Document
   
    02. Typed letter from Mother Jones to Mrs. T.V. Powderly, February 23, 1923
        Document
   
    03. Typed letter from Mother Jones to T.V. Powderly, March 1, 1923
        Document
   
    04. Typed letter from Mother Jones to T.V. Powderly, May 3, 1923
        Document
   
    05. Handwritten letter from Mother Jones, June 11, 1923
        Document
   
    06. Typed letter from Mother Jones to Mr. and Mrs. Powderly, November 10, 1923
        Document
   
    07. Typed letter from Mother Jones to Mrs. Powderly, March 31, 1924
        Document
   
    08. Typed letter from Mother Jones to Mrs. Powderly, April 8, 1924
        Document
   
    09. Typed letter from Claude Erwin to Mother Jones, August 16, 1924
        Document
   
    10. Handwritten note from Mother Jones to Emma Powderly, March 31, 1925
        Document
   
    11. Handwritten letter from Catherine Yarwell to Mother Jones, April 29, 1925
        Document
   
    12. Typed letter from Mother Jones to Emma, August 19, 1925
        Document
Box Folder
1 6 Correspondence, January 1926 - August 1930
   
    01. Typed letter from Mother Jones to T.V. Powderly, January 22, 1926
        Document
   
    02. Handwritten letter to Mother Jones, March 11, 1926
        Document
   
    03. Typed letter from Katherine to Mother Jones, June 25, 1926
        Document
   
    04. Handwritten letter from Katherine to Mother Jones, November 18, 1927
        Document
   
    05. Telegram from Catherine Arnell to Mother Jones, November 24, 1927
        Document
   
    06. Postcard from Cora Meyer to Mother Jones, January 9, 1928
        Document
   
    07. Handwritten letter from Louise Maguire to Mother Jones, January 22, 1928
        Document
   
    08. Typed letter from Roger [?] to Mother Jones, March 5, 1929
        Document
   
    09. Typed letter from Coal Miners of Colorado to Friends of Humanity, March 27, 1928
        Document
   
    10. Typed letter from John H. Walker to Mother Jones, September 18, 1928
        Document (part 1)
        Document (part 2)
   
    11. Telegram from John Nockels to Mother Jones, April 30, 1929
        Document
   
    12. Typed letter from Mother Jones to Emma Powderly, January 9, 1930
        Document
Box Folder
1 7 Correspondence, Undated
   
    01. Typed Letter from Roberto Haberman to Mother Jones, n.d
        Document (part 1)
        Document (part 2)
   
    02. Typed letter, n.d
        Document
   
    03. Handwritten letter from Robert Shapiro, n.d
        Document
   
    04. Typed letter from Mother Jones, n.d
        Document
   
    05. Handwritten letter from Mrs. Powderly to Mother Jones, n.d
        Document
   
    06. Handwritten letter from Susana and Sam to Mother Jones, n.d
        Document
   
    07. Handwritten letter, n.d
        Document
        Document
   
    08. Handwritten note from Mother Jones, n.d
        Document
                       
Series 2: Miscellaneous Typescripts, 1913-1928, n.d (1 Box)
Published and non-published materials such as poems about Mother Jones, strike notices, and draft copies of newspaper articles,
Box Folder
1 8 Miscellaneous Typescripts, May 1913 - January 1928
   
    01. Poem, "Mother Jones" by Oscar Langford, in Miner's Magazine May 1, 1913
        Document
   
    02. Not Prepared, Just a Few Facts February 22, 1916
        Document
   
    03. Bourke Cockran, America's Greatest Criminal Lawyer, takes Labor Cases without fee October 8, 1916
        Document
   
    04. Colorado Striking Coal Miner's Bulletin No. 14 January 29, 1928
        Document
Box Folder
1 9 Miscellaneous Typescripts, undated
   
    01. Strike Call, n.d
        Document
   
    02. Resolution introduced at the A.F, of L. Convention, Baltimore, MD., n.d
        Document
   
    03. Poem "Dear Mother Jones" by Prof. John Ward Stimson, n.d
        Document
   
    04. Possible draft fr a newspaper article, n.d
        Document
   
    05. Mother Jones, by T.V. Powderly, n.d
        Document
   
    06. Voting record of John J. Cornwell against labor causes, n.d
        Document
   
    07. Resolution to fight Bill 104 and strike until repealed if passed, n.d
        Document
   
    08. Suggestions for Arizona Trip, n.d
        Document
   
    09. The Clifton-Morence Metcalf Strike, n.d
        Document
   
    10. Released from the Labor Forum, n.d
        Document
   
    11. From the Committee on Industrial Relations 320 Broadway, Room 507, by Dante Barton, n.d
        Document
                       
Series 3: Newspaper Clippings, 1901-1932 (6 Folders)
Articles about Mother Jones or the labor movement. Most are complete and many are dated.
Box Folder
1 10 Newspaper Clippings, Complete, 1901-1928
   
    01. About "Mother Jones." Something Concerning the Woman Before the Public in Connection with Labor Troubles, March 30, 1901
        Document
   
    02. Miners at Empire Will Remain Loyal to Their Organization, July 28, 1908
        Document
   
    03. Mother Jones' Plea for Babies, October 12, 1910
        Document
   
    04. Hers is the Voice Eternal, September 26, 1913
        Document
   
    05. Mother Jones Put out of Mining Town, January 5, 1914
        Document
   
    06. Loss of Life in Colorado Strike, September 3, 1914
        Document
   
    07. Higher Pay to Telephone Girls is Asked by Frank Walsh, February 15, 1915
        Document
   
    08. Mrs. Noel Tells Gov. Johnson Social Workers are for W.W., October 15, 1916
        Document
   
    09. L.A. Unions Blacklist Mrs. Robins, October 21, 1916
        Document
   
    10. Letter of Acceptance, Eugene Debs, 1916
        Document
   
    11. Trend of Current Political Thought and Action, 1916
        Document
   
    12. Great Man's Last Message, The Challenge, These Things Be, and Lenin [4 items], June 14, 1917
        Document
   
    13. American Plan is Denounced at Convention, March 1922
        Document
   
    14. Laurel Crown of Greatness Put on Head of Mother Jones, August 5, 1922
        Document
   
    15. Women: "Sir, a Woman.", July 16, 1923
        Document
   
    16. Dean Harris: Historian and Archaeologist, March 1924
        Document
   
    17. 'Mother Jones', 98, Kept Ignorant of Sacco Death, August 23, 1927
        Document
   
    18. Mother Jones, Ill, Thinks Sacco Alive, August 24, 1927
        Document
   
    19. Grateful to Alliance People for Donations, Miners Dig up Load of Pines for City Park, April 24, 1928
        Document
   
    20. Mine Unions Strong for 'Rump' Session, May 14, 1928
        Document
Box Folder
1 11 Newspaper Clippings, Complete, 1929-1932
   
    01. 'Mother Jones Passes Her 99th Birthday, May 4, 1929
        Document
   
    02. 99 and Ill, She Fights Gamely, December 24, 1929
        Document
   
    03. 'Mother' Jones Lingers at Death's Door, December 26, 1929
        Document (part 1)
        Document (part 2)
   
    04. 'Mother' Jones Urges Hoover Aid Strike, December 27, 1929
        Document
   
    05. Mother Jones, 98 Years Old, Intends to Reach Age of 115,
        Document
   
    06. Chicago to be Host to "Mother Jones" on 100th birthday, January 15, 1930
        Document
   
    07. Chicago to be Host to "Mother Jones" on 100th birthday [duplicate copy], January 15, 1930
   
    08. Mother Jones Selects Place of Burial in Will, January 15, 1930
        Document
   
    09. 'Mother' Jones Nearly 100, Pilgrims Ask Clear Road, April 1, 1930
        Document
   
    10. Unemployed Trek to Honor Mother Jones, May 1, 1930
        Document
   
    11. Mother Jones, Labor Leader, Honored by Adherents as She Passes 100 Mark, May 1, 1930
        Document
   
    12. Mother Jones, 100, is Given Ovation by Old Friends, May 1, 1930
        Document
   
    13. 'Mother' Jones 100 Years Old but Still Vigorous, Profane, May 1, 1930
        Document
   
    14. Observes 100th Birthday, May 2, 1930
        Document
   
    15. A "Century Cake" for Mother Jones, May 2, 1930
        Document
   
    16. Mother Jones 100 Years Old, Fired Broadside at Dry Law, May 2, 1930
        Document
   
    17. Birthday Telegram From Rockefeller Buries the Hatchet With Mother Jones, May 3, 1930
        Document (part 1)
        Document (part 2)
   
    18. Quiet, Not Cake, Features John D's. 91st Birthday, June 1930
        Document
   
    19. Religion and Gain, July 16, 1930
        Document
   
    20. Mr. and Mrs. Burgess hosts at Reception Last Evening, September 5, 1930
        Document
   
    21. Mother Jones Tears up Will Leaving 10,000, September 6, 1930
        Document
   
    22. "Mother" Jones, 100, is Slowly Dying at Home in Maryland, September 14, 1930
        Document
   
    23. Mother Jones Near Death, September 16, 1930
        Document
   
    24. Mother Jones Grows Gradually Weaker, September 17, 1930
        Document
   
    25. Mother Jones Better; Physicians Puzzled, September 18, 1930
        Document
   
    26. Interview is Given by Mother Jones, October 3, 1930
        Document
   
    27. Woman Nursing Mother Jones Suffers Nervous Breakdown, October 6, 1930
        Document
   
    28. Mother Jones' Nurse, Worn by Long Strain, Collapse, October 7, 1930
        Document
   
    29. Mother Jones' Nurse Undergoes Operation, October 1930[?]
        Document
   
    30. Mother Jones Loss of Strength Checked, October 11, 1930
        Document
   
    31. Mother Jones Better, October 13, 1930
        Document
   
    32. Mother Jones is Too Ill to Recognize Her 'Boys', November 26, 1930
        Document
   
    33. Death Severs Long Life of Mother Jones, November 1930
        Document
   
    34. Mother Jones' Estate to Build Monument, December 2, 1930
        Document
   
    35. The World Turns Around , [CA 1930]
        Document
   
    36. Simple Rites Held for Mother Jones, December 4, 1930
        Document
   
    37. Tears Greet Coffin of "Mother" Jones, December 5, 1930
        Document
   
    38. Last Tribute to "Mother" Jones, December 10, 1930
        Document
   
    39. Mother Jones Dies Honored by All Classes of Americans, December 11, 1930
        Document
   
    40. Flowers Banked in Room Honor Mother Jones' Memory, May 1, 1931
        Document
   
    41. Home Which Sheltered the Late Mother Jones Opened for Convalescent, May 8, 1932
        Document
   
    42. American Legion Swings into Line in Relief Canvas, 1930[?]
        Document
   
    43. Mother Jones Nurse Married 30 Years, 1930[?]
        Document
   
    44. 'Mother' Jones, 99, Dying in Maryland, 1930[?]
        Document
   
    45. "Mother" Jones is Nearing Death in Maryland, 1930[?]
        Document
   
    46. Morgan, Hell and Co., 1930[?]
        Document
Box Folder
1 12 Newspaper Clippings, Complete, n.d.
   
    01. Mother Jones Dying in Maryland, n.d.
        Document
   
    02. Rockefeller Conference Arouse Labor, n.d.
        Document
   
    03. Plans for Relief in Strike Zones: Since Union Has Withdrawn Benefits Situation is Desperate, n.d.
        Document
   
    04. Article speaking to differences between problems in Russia and America and advocating for Socialism in America, n.d.
        Document
   
    05. The West Virginia Mine Workers, n.d.
        Document
   
    06. Will Colorado Act?, n.d.
        Document
   
    07. 43 Sentenced to Prison for Antiwar Plot, n.d.
        Document
   
    08. Political Lines Shift, n.d.
        Document
   
    09. Paper and Other Prices, n.d.
        Document
   
    10. Two Dollar Wheat Did it, n.d.
        Document
   
    11. Misjudging Women, n.d.
        Document
   
    12. Ask Signatures to Free Lawson: Pennsylvania Federation of Labor Denounces his Conviction as a "Damnable Outrage", n.d.
        Document
   
    13. Higher Standards of Living and Better Days for Workers, n.d.
        Document
   
    14. The 'Iron Man' Rules the World, n.d.
        Document
   
    15. Howat vs Lewis, n.d.
        Document
   
    16. 'Mother' Jones Plans to Hold Open House on 100th Birthday, n.d.
        Document
   
    17. The New Dark Age, n.d.
        Document
   
    18. Mother Jones Roasts Militia; Says they are Little Kids, n.d.
        Document
   
    19. Mother Jones Roasts Militia; Says they are Little Kids[duplicate], n.d.
   
    20. [A]re the Charity Officials 'Pauperized' by the Money that is Given Them?, n.d.
        Document
   
    21. Densmore's Aid Improbable in Fickert Probe, n.d.
        Document
   
    22. Gas Routs Reds, n.d.
        Document
   
    23. A National Issue, n.d.
        Document
   
    24. The West Virginia Mine Workers, n.d.
        Document
   
    25. Mother Jones to Speak Labor Day, n.d.
        Document
   
    26. In Memoriam: Jack London, n.d.
        Document
   
    27. Mother Jones Seeks Mine Peace, n.d.
        Document
   
    28. Our Strike in Colorado: Probe of Colorado Mine Strike Closes, n.d.
        Document
        Document
   
    29. [H]er Name and Memory Will Live Forever, n.d.
        Document
   
    30. Labor Leader Scores Highes; Boosts Wilson: 'Mother Jones, National Celebrity, in Davensport for Short Time", n.d.
        Document
   
    31. A Tribute to Mother Jones on the 101st Anniversary of Her Birthday, n.d.
        Document
   
    32. Rockefeller is Guest for Night at Miner's Home, n.d.
        Document
   
    33. To Mother Jones, n.d.
        Document
   
    34. Law and Order in Industry, n.d.
        Document
   
    35. Mother Jones Expresses Wish, n.d.
        Document
   
    36. Mother Jones Expresses Wish[duplicate], n.d.
        Document
   
    37. Annunciation, n.d.
        Document
   
    38. From Dillonvale, Ohio, n.d.
        Document
   
    39. Bakery Drivers of S.F Encourage English Strikers, n.d.
        Document
   
    40. Mother Jones, n.d.
        Document
   
    41. Norton Opposes 10,000 more for Caplan Secret Fund, n.d.
        Document
   
    42. Organized Charity a Farce, n.d.
        Document
   
    43. Say Jail Awaits Foster, n.d.
        Document
   
    44. Ohio Workers Raise Wages, Steel Workers Organize, Lathers Increase Wages, n.d.
        Document
   
    45. World Unionism Advancing, n.d.
        Document
   
    46. Article about National Association of Manufacturers, n.d.
        Document
Box Folder
2 1 Newspaper Clippings, Complete, n.d.
   
    01. A Spanking, Then "Taffy", n.d.
        Document
   
    02. God Gave his Land for All His People, n.d.
        Document
   
    03. The Death of a Noted Swindler: H. Granville Gray, Forger, Blackmailer, and Bigamist, Gone, n.d.
        Document
   
    04. Ben Wilson Shows Forces that Drift and Drive Towards Socialism, n.d.
        Document
   
    05. Rockefeller Union Don't Get Results, n.d.
        Document
   
    06. Pressmen Make Gains, n.d.
        Document
   
    07. Shielding the Rockefellers, n.d.
        Document
   
    08. 25,000 are Killed at Work, n.d.
        Document
   
    09. Mother Jones for Howat at Meeting, n.d.
        Document
   
    10. Calls Mother Jones a Mischief-Maker Worse Than Borgia, n.d.
        Document
   
    11. 6 Hour Day Howat to Continue Fight for Justice, n.d.
        Document
   
    12. Criminals All, Industrial Relations, n.d.
        Document
   
    13. Mother Jones Asks John D. Jr. to Talk Less and Act More, n.d.
        Document
   
    14. Miners Hold Conference with John D., n.d.
        Document
   
    15. "The Cause," the Shining Mark of the Traducers, n.d.
        Document
   
    16. Save the Vineyards an Vote 'No' on Both Prohibition Amendments, n.d.
        Document
   
    17. 1500 Crowd High School to Hear Nearing Lecture, n.d.
        Document
   
    18. "I'll go Back When I'm Ready," Mother Jones, n.d.
        Document
   
    19. "I'll go Back When I'm Ready," Mother Jones[duplicate], n.d.
   
    20. Official Order Which Calls off Miner's Strike, n.d.
        Document
   
    21. 'Mother Jones' Here on an Unknown Mission for Day, n.d.
        Document
   
    22. 'Mother' Jones Predicts Rebellion: People Will Rise up, she says, As They Did in French Revolution, n.d.
        Document
   
    23. John D., Jr., Sleeps in Miner's Camp, 'Mother' Jones Praises John D. Rockefeller, Jr.", n.d.
        Document
   
    24. Mother Jones's Discovery, n.d.
        Document
   
    25. Equality of Right, n.d.
        Document
   
    26. Mother Jones Pays Tribute to Mr. Taft, Recalls Kindly Act, n.d.
        Document
Box Folder
2 2 Newspaper Clippings, Incomplete, 1915-1930
   
    01. John D. Jr., Chats with Labor Folk,
        Document
   
    02. Justice Brandeis-He Defeated Organized Greed and the People Win,
        Document
   
    03. Campaign Against the Injunction: The Courts Must be Short of Usurped Authority,
        Document
   
    04. Mother Jones Demands 6-Hour Day; Wants Wilson,
        Document
   
    05. I.W.W. in Plot Case Sent to Prison,
        Document
   
    06. Strike Heads See Mr. Rockefeller,
        Document
   
    07. Mother Jones' 102nd Birthday: Voice of Labor Puts on Program,
        Document
Box Folder
2 3 Newspaper Clippings, Incomplete, n.d.
   
    01. ...Justice, She Says, n.d.
        Document
   
    02. Ignorant of Sacco Fate, n.d.
        Document
   
    03. Elliot Praises, Lawson Rails at John D's Big Charity Fund, n.d.
        Document
   
    04. Why Not Destroy Mines?, n.d.
        Document
   
    05. Rockefeller Foundation Attacked by Union Men, n.d.
        Document
   
    06. Gifts in Perpetuity Rare, n.d.
        Document
   
    07. White Haired Woman Tells of War on Labor, n.d.
        Document
   
    08. Preparedness and the Working Class, n.d.
        Document
   
    09. Mother Jones Goes back on John D., Jr., n.d.
        Document
   
    10. Tucker Issues "The Chosen Nation", n.d.
        Document
   
    11. Article about Joseph T. Davis' campaign for Attorney General, n.d.
        Document
   
    12. Mother Jones Isn't Alone in Wanting to Limit, n.d.
        Document
   
    13. Laborer and Capitalist, n.d.
        Document
   
    14. The Moyer..., n.d.
        Document
   
    15. At Last! The Constitutional Convention Adjourns at 1240 this Afternoon, n.d.
        Document
   
    16. To [?] [Cost?] of Present Strike, n.d.
        Document
   
    17. Mother Jones is Going Back to Trinidad, n.d.
        Document
   
    18. Mother Jones, n.d.
        Document
   
    19. Mother Jones Just Released from a Washington, D.C. Hospital, n.d.
   
    20. Congratulations on Indictment, n.d.
        Document
   
    21. Reign of Terror in Bayonne, N.J.; Soldiers Called, n.d.
        Document
   
    22. Article about Rockefeller an Mother Jones, n.d.
   
    23. Four Union Chiefs with 15 Indicted, n.d.
        Document
   
    24. Crushing Labor in the Copper Empire, n.d.
        Document
   
    25. The Dignity of Labor, n.d.
        Document
   
    26. Rockefeller's Hopes Told by His Chief Aid, n.d.
        Document
   
    27. Rockefeller, Jr., May Face Jersey Grand Jury in Inquiry To-day, n.d.
        Document
   
    28. Applaud Wilson's Answer, n.d.
        Document
   
    29. Mother Jones, n.d.
        Document
   
    30. Article about Mother Jones helping get men out of prison, n.d.
        Document
   
    31. Pay Tribute to Leaders at Banquet, n.d.
        Document
   
    32. Hardwick Denies Caucus Decision Can Bind Him, n.d.
        Document
   
    33. Foundation Called Aid in Business Miners' Attorney Says John D. Put Own Interests Ahead of Philanthropy, n.d.
        Document
   
    34. Dunbar Flint Glass Company is Making its Last Stand, n.d.
        Document
   
    35. Head of Brotherhood Says the Companies Having Taken First Step, the Union Will Complete It, n.d.
        Document
   
    36. Article about 'eating' books, n.d.
        Document
   
    37. Mexico to Have one More Acting Chief Executive, n.d.
        Document
   
    38. Mr. Rockefeller on the Stand, n.d.
        Document
   
    39. The New Evangelism, n.d.
        Document
                       
Series 4: Photographs, 1909-1924, n.d. (1 Box)
Primarily photos enclosed in correspondence.
Box Folder
2 4 Photographs, 1924, n.d.
   
    01. Newspaper article negatives, n.d.
        Document
   
    02. Postcard and iconography of Mother Jones, n.d.
        Document
   
    03. A Civil Liberty, August 16, 1924
        Document
   
    04. Holding the Fort, August 16, 1924
        Document
   
    05. Photo of debris, August 16, 1924
        Document
   
    06. Speaking at Grave, August 16, 1924
        Document
   
    07. I.W.W. Hall, August 16, 1924
        Document
   
    08. Anthony N. Savage, n.d.
        Document (part 1)
        Document (part 2)
Box Folder
2 5 Photographs, 1909, n.d.
   
    01. Mother Jones, Terrence V. Powderly, John P. White, n.d.
   
    02. Mother Jones Portrait, n.d.
   
    03. Mother Jones and Terrence V. Powderly, May 8, 1909
Box Folder
2 6 Photographs, Edward Keating, 1909, n.d.
   
    01. Edward Keating Portrait, n.d.
        Document
                       
Series 5: Pamphlets, 1899-1926 (1 Box)
Printed materials about labor and unions, some specifically referencing coal miners and iron workers.
Box Folder
2 7 Pamphlets, 1899-1915
   
    01. Coeur D'Alene Mining Troubles, 56th Congress, 1st Session, October 15, 1899
        Document
   
    02. Labor Troubles in Idaho, 56th Congress, 1st Session, December 13, 1899
        Document
   
    03. In Re Mary Jones Application for Original Writ of Habeas Corpus, February 14, 1914
        Document
   
    04. The Activities in Colorado of Mother Jones, August 17, 1914.
        Document
   
    05. The National Erectors' Association and the International Association of Bridge an Structural Ironworkers, .
        Document
Box Folder
2 8 Pamphlets, 1917-1926, undated
   
    01. Working Class Books, 1926
        Document
   
    02. Report of the Proceedings of the Third Congress of the Pan-American Federation of Labor, 1921
        Document
   
    03. Civil War in West Virginia by Winthrop D. Lane, 1921
        Document
   
    04. Compulsory Information in Coal a Fact Finding Agency, 1922
        Document
   
    05. Why the Miners' Program?, n.d.
        Document
   
    06. Department of the Interior Bureau of Education Proposed Community Forum Bill, 1917
        Document
   
    07. Preliminary Statement of Behalf of the Coal Operators of the Paint Creek and Cabin Creek Fields to the sub-committee of the Senate Committee on Education and Labor, Acting Under Senate Resolution 37, n.d.
        Document
                       
Series 6: Photocopied Materials, 1900-1930, n.d. (1 Box)
Newspaper articles and correspondence photocopied from other collections.
Box Folder
3 1 Photocopied Newspaper Clippings, Complete, 1903-1932
  2 Photocopied Newspaper Clippings, Complete, n.d.
  3 Photocopied Newspaper Clippings, Incomplete, 1913-1930
  4 Photocopied Newspaper Clippings, Incomplete, n.d.
  5 Photocopied Newspaper Clippings, 1916-1930
  6 Photocopied Correspondence, copied from West Virginia Collection, 1921-1924
  7 Photocopied Correspondence, copied from John Mitchell Papers, 1900-1904
                       
Series 7: Reference Materials, 1910-1981 (1 Box)
Materials related to Mother Jones that were published or disseminated after her death, such as plays and other events.
Box Folder
3 8 Reference Materials, 1910-1980
  9 Reference Materials, 1980-1981

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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Administrative Information

Related Material

Index Terms

Select Bibliography

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Correspondence, 1906-1930

Series 2: Miscellaneous Typescripts, 1913-1928, n.d

Series 3: Newspaper Clippings, 1901-1932

Series 4: Photographs, 1909-1924, n.d.

Series 5: Pamphlets, 1899-1926

Series 6: Photocopied Materials, 1900-1930, n.d.

Series 7: Reference Materials, 1910-1981

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