Coal Employment Project (CEP) Records, Archives of Appalachia Repository, East Tennessee State University

The CEP records document not only the daily operations of the organization but also the extensive activities the organization undertook in its support of women miners. Among the types of documents contained in the collection are financial ledgers and balance sheets; grant proposals; personnel leave and hiring records; correspondence between CEP staff members in their different offices; agenda and programs for the CEP national conferences of women miners; audio and videotapes concerning employment of women miners; handbooks, research papers, articles and newsclippings on women in mining and related subjects; and photographic prints and negatives on CEP and non-CEP sponsored activities. Women in mining and numerous issues related to women miners are covered in the CEP records. Included among these topics are health and safety clothing and equipment; parental leave; sexual harassment of women workers; pay equity for women workers; and leadership training. Numerous organizations, including the United Mine Workers of America, the Rural Coalition, Southern Appalachian Leadership Training and Coalition for Labor Union Women are represented in the collection. Such events as the Pittston strike of 1989-90 and the Shell boycott are also covered in the collection. There are significant amounts of information on CEP staff members and CEP regional coal mining women’s support groups.

Coal Employment Project (CEP) Records, Archives of Appalachia Repository, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN 37614.

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