Safety & Prevention
Accident illustrations, US Bureau of Mines -- Available in the Image Database (search by 'accident illustration').
Mine Disasters in the United States, United States Mine Rescue Association (USMRA)
Look for information on events --
- Gendisasters: Events that Touched our Ancestors' Lives
- Historical Summary of Mine Disasters in the US. 1998. Vol. 1 Coal Mines 1810-1958; Vol. 2 Coal Mines 1959-1998; Vol 3 Metal and Nonmetal Mines 1885-1998
- Local digital newspaper collections, including:
- State, regional or local historical societies, commemorative organizations
- State reports (various names) -- Bureau of Mines, Inspector of Mines, Mine Safety, etc.
- University libraries and archives with state/local history collections
Look for information on specific people --
- Commemorative organizations, memorials
- Local genealogical societies, genealogy websites
- State offices of vital records or public health -- Death certificates, etc.
- US GenWeb Project (by state)
Mine Accident Index (Gerald E. Sherard Collection, A0128 Russel L. & Lyn Wood Mining History Archive)
California, Arkansas, Minnesota, South Carolina, Wisconsin
Colorado General Index Non-Fatal
Illinois A-K L-Z
Pennsylvania A-E F-Li Lj-Rn Ro-Zz
Washington Fatalities 1885-1960