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The collection consists of the depositions of the survivors of the Buffalo Creek Flood in 1972, plaintiffs in the lawsuit against the Pittston Coal Company, filed in the U. S. District Court, Southern W. Va., Huntington, W. Va. Includes depositions of children who survived the Buffalo Creek flood of 1972 as well as grade reports of selected children and depositions of scholars Robert J. Lifton and Kai Erikson concerning survivor guilt.


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Special Collections, Morrow Library
Marshall University
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755
(304) 696-2343


Span Dates: 1973-1974

This collection is related to collection number 0346. That collection may be accessed here: