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Spring Canyon Coal Co. records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 252

Scope and Contents note

Collection contains Spring Canyon Coal Co. correspondence and papers relating to labor relations, compensation, mine rescue, income and operational expenses, housing, railroads, and welfare, chiefly during the 1920s. Also included are annual reports (1920-1933), minute books, and ledgers of King Coal, a west coast distributor of Spring Canyon coals; records relating to the I.W.W. in Carbon County, Utah; and records of the related Royal Coal Company, Standard Coal Company, and the Knight Fuel Company.


  • 1913-1954


Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Spring Canyon Coal Co. records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

The Spring Canyon Coal Co. was established in 1912 by Jesse Knight. One of a number of mining camps based in Spring Canyon, Utah in the early 20th century, coal mining began that same year. Mining operations ceased in 1954, and the mine closed in 1970.


6 oversize boxes (5.25 linear ft.)

46 v. (21 linear ft.)

4 boxes (2 linear ft.)

1 carton (1 linear ft.)

1 oversize folder (0.3 linear foot)

Language of Materials



Records of coal companies in the Spring Canyon, Utah area.

Other Finding Aids note

Partial inventory available in repository.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Custodial History note

Donated to the library.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note


Appraisal note

Western American business and labor history (20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.II, 2007).

Related Materials

See also the Peerless Coal Mining Co. records (MSS 277) and the Utah Fuel Company records (MSS 154).

Processing Information note

Processed;. H. Christine Swindler and John M. Murphy; 9 May 2008.

Register of Spring Canyon Coal Co. records
H. Christine Swindler
2008 May 9
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Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States