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Barbara Angle

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Barbara Angle was born and raised in the coal-mining region of western Maryland and the grand-daughter of a coal miner. Barbara was a 1965 graduate of St. Peters High School of Westernport, Md. She graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in history and journalism. She worked as an editor at the Bureau of National Affairs in Washington, D.C., until her return home in 1973.

In 1975, she was employed at Laurel Run Mine at Mt. Storm as one of three women coal miners employed at the Laurel Run Mine at Mount Storm, West Virginia. In 1978 an underground coal mining accident crushed her right arm.

The PDF is the transcript of the entire interview of Barbara Angle conducted in 1992 by Carol Jean Niland, who herself had been a miner.

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Barbara Angle and Carol Jean Niland

Barbara Angle died in 2011. More on her life and writings can be found at Barbara Angle, Allegany County Women.

Gary Angle, Barbara's brother, gave permission for this interview to be made available.


Collection Location:
Garrett College, McHenry.

Coal miners--Maryland--History; Coal miners--West Virginia--History; Garrett County (Md.)--History; Allegany County (Md.)--History.

Western Maryland, 1930-1980

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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