West Virginia & Regional History Collection

Finding Aid For: Null, John M., Collector. Photograph Albums of Student Life at West Virginia University, ca. 1895-1900

Finding Aid Prepared by: Staff of the West Virginia & Regional History Collection

Summary Information
Title: Null, John M., Collector. Photograph Albums of Student Life at West Virginia University
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Inclusive dates: ca. 1895-1900

Extent: 10 in. (1 index card box)
Abstract:
Two albums of images of the West Virginia University campus, students, and the surrounding area in the late 1890s. One album contains cyanotypes, the other contains photographs. These albums belonged to WVU student Leonard S. Hall. His name can be found recorded in one of them. See Scope and Content Note for more details. See scope and contents for link to photographs in West Virginia History OnView.

Call number: A&M No.: 5164
Language: The materials are in English
Repository: West Virginia & Regional History Collection

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Collection Scope and Content Note

Two albums of images of West Virginia University campus, students, and the surrounding area in the late 1890s. One album contains cyanotypes, the other contains photographs. These albums belonged to Leonard S. Hall. His name can be found recorded in one of them. View photographs associated with this collection in West Virginia History OnView

Album 1, from the late 1890s, contains 65 cyanotypes of various locations in and around West Virginia University's campus. Subjects include Martin Hall, Woodburn Hall, Agricultural Experiment Station Building, the interior of Commencement Hall and classrooms, portraits of the first football team and the costumed cast of the student production of Shakespeare's Richard III which raised money for it, Corps of Cadets officers and staff, West Virginia flora and rivers, Mechanical Hall I fire of 1899, dormitory or faculty room interiors, and various group portraits and unidentified individuals.

Album 2, from ca. 1895-1900, contains 280 photographs of various locations in and around West Virginia University's campus, as well as numerous individual and group portraits of Leonard Hall and his roommates at Episcopal Hall and several other unidentified students and staff. Subjects include Martin Hall, Woodburn Hall with its first wing, interior photographs of male dormitory rooms, a group photo of the residents of Episcopal Hall, a parade in Morgantown, an African-American man in a kitchen storage area, football games, and portraits of football players, baseball players, and others. Leonard S. Hall was the son of Sarah Jane Pemberton and William Hall, born ca. 1877, died October 24, 1959 in New Martinsville, West Virginia (http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcdetail.aspx?Id=4893024).
Subject Terms
Subjects
  • W. K. Kellogg Foundation.
  • Morgantown (W. Va.)
  • West Virginia University - athletics.
  • West Virginia University - buildings - Martin Hall.
  • West Virginia University - buildings - Woodburn Hall.
  • West Virginia University - buildings.
  • West Virginia University - student life.