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Virden Mining Corporation Records

Identifier: BC661

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of business records of the Virden Mining Corporation, predominantly for the years 1939 to 1959, including three folders of materials pertaining to the Board of Directors, including meeting minutes (1939-1953), two folders of shareholders records including meeting minutes (1939-1954), two folders of financial operating reports (1939-1953). The collection also includes an oversize general operating journal and a general operating ledger (both 1958-1959), and accounts receivable records (1954-1959). In addition, the collection includes Stock Certificates (1939-1945), records of stock certificates issued, and other payment records (1939-1957). Lastly, a live stock record for the Pittsburgh Coal Company, contains a list of about 500 shareholders from ca. 1922, and a shorter list of names and amounts from 1943-1944.


  • Created: 1922-1959
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1939-1959
  • Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1985


Conditions Governing Access

Open for research


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Language of Materials



The Virden Mining Corporation operated the Virden Coal Mine in Macoupin County, Illinois, from 1939 to 1959. The collection includes board of directors' and shareholders' meeting minutes; financial operating reports, operating journal, and operating ledger; accounts receivable records; stock certificates and records of stock certificates issued; and other payment records.

Arrangement Note

Materials are arranged in one box in the following order: Board of Directors Minutes, etc., arranged chronologically; Shareholders Minutes, etc., arranged chronologically; Operating Reports, arranged chronologically; one bound volume, a General Operating Journal; a General Operating Ledger; "Accounts Receivable" records; Stock Certificates; Record of Stock Certificates Issued; "Royalty" Payment Records; "Coal Rights" Payment Records; "Bonds" Payment Record; and "Cuff" Work Record. Lastly, a Live Stock Record from the Pittsburgh Coal Company lists about 500 names of shareholders, followed by a later, smaller list of names with stock amounts included.
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Karl Janssen
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Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collection Repository

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