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Bernard H. Cantor Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-0026

Scope and Contents

The Cantor collection consists of various papers regarding Bernard Cantor's employment as an arbitration umpire between worker's unions and companies in the Southeast United States in the years 1959 to 1986. Included in the collection are arbitration awards, arbitration Review Board Decisions between the United Mine Workers and the Bituminous Coal Operators' Association, and labor contracts addressed in Cantor's arbitration awards.


  • 1959-1986


Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open for research.


7.00 linear feet (22 boxes)

2.00 Boxes

6.00 Boxes

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4.00 Boxes

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The papers of this collection are arranged in chronological order by record type beginning with the decisions of Mr. Cantor as an arbitrator, 1959-1978 as Series 1, and then the Arbitration Review Board Decisions between the United Mine Workers and the Bituminous Coal Operators' Association, 1975-1978 as Series 2. Series 3 includes several labor contracts of relevance to the arbitration layout decided by Mr. Cantor.

Two additions have been added to the collection. These include arbitration awards in the years of 1978 to 1984 added to Series 1; labor contracts in the years 1972 to 1986 were placed in Series 2; and the creation of Series 4, which includes miscellaneous papers.

Method of Acquisition

The papers of Bernard H. Cantor were placed in the Archives of Appalachia on January 15, 1979, by Mr. Cantor.

Accruals and Additions

In September 1983 and August 1984, Bernard H. Cantor donated additional materials to the Archives of Appalachia.

Related Materials

Library of Congress No. MS 82-554

Separated Materials

The copies of the published publications by Mr. Cantor are filed in the Archives of Appalachia vertical file under the heading of Regional Publications: Miscellaneous pamphlets.

Processing Information

Processing on the original collection was completed by David Goodin and the papers were opened for research on April 1, 1979.

David Goodin
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository

PO Box 70295
344 J.L. Seehorn Jr. Rd.
Johnson City TN 37614 USA