The Eastern Regional Coal Archives is Southern West Virginia's Research Facility Dedicated to Collecting, Preserving, and Making Available The Priceless Heritage of the Coal Fields.
The Eastern Regional Coal Archives Contains:
Company Store Record Books
| Miner's Tools
Oral History Tapes
Secondary Research Materials
Visitors may search our Accession List below before visiting the archives and see what collections you may be interested in viewing . Please call ahead for an appointment so the curator may have sufficient time to get materials prepared.
The Eastern Regional Coal Archives is a unique example of public-private sector cooperation. The 1983 Pocahontas Coalfield Centennial Celebration collected a great quantity of historical materials. At the conclusion of the centennial, the accumulated memorabilia was deposited in the Craft Memorial Library in Bluefield, the Mercer County Service Center. Funding for the ongoing collection of coalfield history comes from the A. R. Matthews Foundation, with support service from the public library. The Coal Archives seeks to make public history an active force in the development of the coalfield region.
plan on visiting the archives.
Craft Memorial Library
600 Commerce Street
Bluefield, WV, 24701