The following books and articles on Hawk's Nest Tunnel Disaster can be found at the West Virginia Archives and History Library.


Cherniack, Martin. The Hawk's Nest Incident; America's Worst Industrial Disaster. New Haven, Connecticut, Yale University Press, 1986.
363.179 C521.

Congressional Record: Proceedings and Debates of the Second Session of the Seventy-Fourth Congress, Volume 80, Part 5 (April 1, 1936-April 21, 1936). Washington: Government Printing Office, 1936. Pages 4752-

Fayette County Chamber of Commerce. History of Fayette County West Virginia, 1993. Marceline, Missouri, Heritage House Publishing, 1993.
975.471 F284.

Hawks Nest Tunnel: 476 Graves. Richwood, West Virginia, West Virginia Heritage Foundation, 1972.
975.4 W52 v.7.

Jennings, Caroline. "Was Witt Jennings Involved? The Hawks Nest Tragedy." Goldenseal, Charleston, West Virginia, Volume 23:1 1997.

McKinney, Tim. Elkem Metals 90 Years of Progress in the Kanawha Valley, 1901-1991. Charleston, West Virginia, Pictorial Histories Publishing Company, 1992.
975.471 M158.

Orr, David and Dragan, Jon. "A Dirty, Messy Place to Work, B. H. Metheney Remembers Hawk's Nest Tunnel," Goldenseal, Charleston, West Virginia, 1981, 7:1

Rosner, David. Deadly Dust: Silicosis and the Politics of Occupational Disease in Twentieth Century America. Princeton, New Jersey, Princeton University Press, 1991.
616.244 R822.

Rowh, Mark. "The Hawks Nest Tragedy: Fifty Years Later," Goldenseal, Charleston, West Virginia, 1981, 7:1

Skidmore, Hubert. Hawk's Nest. New York, Doubleday/Doran and Company Inc., 1941.
F S6285h.

Skidmore, Hubert. Hawk's Nest. Gauley Bridge, West Virginia, Thomas In-Prints, 1992.
F S6285h reprint.

Sullivan, Ken. Book Review: "The Hawk's Nest Incident," Goldenseal. Charleston, West Virginia, Spring, 1987, 13:1


"476 Graves The Story Behind Hawk's Nest Tunnel," West Virginia Hillbilly, 10-28- 1972.
"Big Hawks Nest Plant to Begin Operation Soon," Montgomery News, 1-24-1936.
"Chemist Recalls Construction Details Clearly After 60 Years," Fayette Tribune, 10-1- 1990.
"Doctor Denies So Many Deaths From Silicosis," Montgomery News, 2-7-1936.
"Fifty-One Suits Filed This Week," Montgomery News, 6-21-1934.
"Hawks Nest Tunnel Took Toll on Workers During Depression," Parkersburg News, 6-10- 1990.
"Hawks Nest Tunnel Still Controversial," Bluefield Daily Telegraph, 6-10-1990.
"It Was a 3.8-Mile Tunnel of Death," Herald-Dispatch, 6-10-1990.
"Kanawha Gets Silicosis Suits," Montgomery News, 10-18-1934.
"Legacy fo the Hawks Nest Tunnel Still Lives on Years Later," Fayette Tribune, 10-1- 1990.
"Millions Exposed to Dust Disease," Montgomery News, 4-24-1936.
"Monument Will Honor Tunnel's Fallen Workers," Charleston Daily Mail, 7-25-1996.
"More Silicosis Suits Are Filed," Montgomery News, 1-4-1934.
"Silicosis Death Toll Placed at Fifteen by Dr. Harless," Montgomery News, 1-24-1936.
"Silicosis New Racket, Claim Engineering and Mining Journal," Montgomery News, 3-20- 1936.
"Silicosis Suits Up For Action," Montgomery News, 10-4-1934.
"Silicosis Jury Fails to Reach Agreement," Montgomery News, 7-12-1934.
"Silicosis Case to Come Up Monday," Montgomery News, 6-14-1934.
"State Entered in Hawk's Nest License Action," Montgomery News, 12-20-1934.
"State to Probe Dust Control," Montgomery News, 7-24-1936.
"The Nation Still Remembers Hawks Nest," West Virginia Hillbilly, 11-13-1986.
"The Silicosis Racket," Montgomery News, 1-31-1936.
"Town Still Suffering from 1930s Disaster," Wheeling News-Register, 6-10-1990.
"Tragic Epic of Hawk's Nest Retold," West Virginia Hillbilly, 3-19-1987.
"Tunnel Deaths in Hawk's Nest Project Cited," Montgomery News, 1-17-1936.
"Tunnel Working Conditions Are Given to Public," Montgomery News,1-24-1936.


West Virginia Historical Society Quarterly article, "Hawk's Nest"

"Time Trail" program, "News of Hawks Nest Tunnel disaster first published"

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