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Title: McCulty, Roy L. Papers, 1918-1961.
Call number: 2129
Creator: McCulty, Roy L.
Inclusive dates: 1918-1961
Extent: 5 in. (1 document case)
Abstract: Papers of a Roane County businessman who served in the West Virginia House of Delegates from 1943 to 1956 and in the state senate from 1957 to 1961. The collection includes letters, photographs, a scrapbook, clippings pertaining to McCulty's career, and two notebooks containing digests of bills introduced during the 1960 session of the state legislature.
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Title: Miller, George W. Papers, 1948-1971.
Call number: 2130
Creator: Miller, George W.
Inclusive dates: 1948-1971
Extent: 6 ft. 10 1/2 in. (16 document cases, 5 in. each); (1 document case, 2 1/2 in.)
Abstract: Correspondence and financial records of a Gilmer County businessman, gas drilling contractor, schoolteacher, and elementary school principal who was involved also with coal, timber, real estate, and water well businesses. The correspondence concerns Miller's business affairs; dealings with government agencies, such as the Federal Power Commission and the Small Business Administration; applications for teaching positions and graduate schools; tax problems; campaign for a seat on the school board; and dealings with West Virginia politicians. The financial material includes an account of the profits from gas wells. Other subjects include drilling costs and contracts; coal sales; Gilmer County schools and politics; business problems; land sales; road maintenance and construction; and the Consolidated Gas Company. Correspondents include Chauncey Browning, Jr., James Kee, Robert H. Mollohan, Arch Moore, and Hulett Smith. See scope and contents for links to items digitized and available on line.
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Title: Hall, Warren E. (1891-1969). Papers, 1916-1969..
Call number: 2131
Creator: Hall, Warren E. (1891-1969)
Inclusive dates: 1916-1969
Extent: 2 ft. 11 in. (7 document cases, 5 in. each)
Abstract: Correspondence, newspaper clippings, sermons, radio addresses and a photograph of Warren E. Hall, a Presbyterian minister. The collection consists mostly of sermons; correspondence covers the early years, 1916-1926. The radio addresses were made in Michigan and Morgantown.
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Title: Preston, Mrs. John J.D., Collector. Papers, 1817-1932; 1952
Call number: 2132
Creator: Preston, Mrs. John J.D., Collector
Inclusive dates: 1817-1932; 1952
Extent: 3 ft. 4 in. (8 document cases, 5 in. each)
Abstract: Correspondence of the Preston, Davis (including John W.), Rand, and Arnold families from about 1817 to 1924. Includes several sermons of David R. Preston. Collection also contains many interesting pamphlets dealing with the important political and religious issues of the period. There are also copies of speeches delivered by John W. Davis, Waitman T. Willey, and other congressmen discussing important national political issues. Also includes newspapers and newspaper clippings related to the political career of John W. Davis and some Davis family photographs.
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Title: Preston, David R. Diary, 1828-1829.
Call number: 2133
Creator: Preston, David R.
Inclusive dates: 1828-1829
Extent: 1/2 in. (1 folder)
Abstract: Manuscript diary of David R. Preston, Presbyterian minister and missionary assigned to Pensacola, Florida, and St. Charles, Missouri, 1828-1829, containing information on the number of missionaries and regularly assigned ministers of the Presbyterian, Methodist, and Episcopal churches in the areas, the number of church services held, attendance and interest of the congregations, organization of Bible classes, and Sunday schools. Preston also preached to black congregations and comments on their attendance and attitude. There is comment on the Roman Catholic Church, its activities, means to combat its influence, and its social and business life. Preston also held services in the Escambia River area of Alabama. Names of people living in the areas are given as well as descriptions of land and business enterprises, and opinions concerning future settlement and economic development. The names of U.S. Navy ships in the Pensacola harbor are mentioned with comments on the officers, condition of the ships, and discipline maintained. Conditions and cost of travel by stage and boat are commented on with accounts of Preston's journeys from Philadelphia to Pensacola, and from Pensacola to St. Charles.
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Title: West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company. Papers, 1892-1939.
Call number: 2134
Creator, Corporate name: West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company
Inclusive dates: 1892-1939
Extent: 1/2 in. (1 folder, 1/2 in; 1 oversize folder, 3 items); 19 reels of microfilm
Abstract: Correspondence and business records while the company was operating near the present site of Cass. Subjects and topics covered are the Blackwater Lumber Company, Condon-Lane Boom and Lumber Company, Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad, Greenbrier River, logging, lumber agents, Martin-Lane and Company, railroads, J.L. Rumbarger Lumber Company, R.M. Sutton Company, Stearns Manufacturing Company, Saint Lawrence Boom and Manufacturing Company, S.E. Slaymaker and Company, timberlands, West Spruce Lumber Company, and William Whitmer and Sons, Inc. Places mentioned include Greenbrier, Pocahontas, and Randolph counties; Green Bank, Horton, Cass, Piedmont, and Ronceverte; and Covington, Virginia. Correspondents include Joseph K. Cass, T.B. Davis, H.G. Davis, and P.I. Reed.
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Title: Wilson-Lewis Family. Papers, 1774, 1829-1942.
Call number: 2135
Creator, Family name: Wilson-Lewis Family
Inclusive dates: 1774, 1829-1942
Extent: 5 in. (1 document case)
Abstract: Papers relating to the Wilson, Lewis, and Ruffner families of Prince Edward County, Virginia, Kanawha County, [West] Virginia, St. Charles County, Missouri, and Fairfield County, Ohio. Correspondence between Nathaniel V. Wilson and Dr. Goodridge Wilson, concerning land purchases, preparation for the settlement of the family, care of livestock, employment of slaves, salt making and marketing, and the market price of salt. Other members of the family migrated to St. Charles County, Missouri, and to Fairfield County, Ohio, and land prices, suitable crops, settlement and railroad building in Missouri comprise much of their correspondence. A third generation member of the family, Virgy Wilson Hall and her husband, John G. Hall, were missionaries in Matamoras, Mexico, and Colombia, South America, and her correspondence with her mother comments on living conditions, progress of the missionary work, revolution in Colombia, and health and living conditions of the residents of the Barranquilla area. In addition there is a will of Col. Charles Lewis, a series of letters between two doctors concerning health problems and treatment of various illnesses, and two diaries by Mrs. Daniel Ruffner, 1846, and Elizabeth Ruffner Wilson, 1871-1872, commenting on family life and community activities in Fairfield County, Ohio, and Kanawha County, [West] Virginia.
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Title: Cabell County. Land Records, 1806-1867.
Call number: 2136
Inclusive dates: 1806-1867
Extent: 1 reel of microfilm (1 vol.)
Abstract: A listing of survey fees showing the date of survey, name of person for whom survey was made, the number of acres, and the fee charged. For the period 1 July 1810 to 1 January 1821 there are notations of the number of surveys returned and the fees sent to William and Mary College. The second part of the volume lists land entries for the period, 1806-1833, showing date, name of owner, number of acres, warrant number, and page number for recording of entry.
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Title: West Virginia University. Commencement. Sound Recordings, 1970
Call number: 2137
Creator, Corporate name: West Virginia University
Inclusive dates: 1970
Extent: 3 in. (1 small flat storage box)
Abstract: Three reels of recording tape containing the proceedings of West Virginia University's 101st Commencement, May 17, 1970, at the University Fieldhouse on Beechurst Avenue, Morgantown. The participants include: President Harlow, Governor Arch A. Moore, President of the Board of Regents John E, Amos, Order of Vandalia recipients, Maurice Brooks and Herbert S. Boreman, Honorary degree recipients, Ross Tuckerwiller and Ralph Wesley Phillips.
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Title: Musical Programs, 1912-1919
Call number: 2138
Inclusive dates: 1912-1919
Extent: 1/4 in. (1 folder)
Abstract: Musical programs, newspaper clippings and unidentified items relating to events held in West Virginia and possibly out of state. Includes programs of the Marcate Music Club of Clarksburg; Program of the Grafton Lodge no. 308 of the B.P.O E.; St. Patrick's Day Program at St. Augustine's Church, Grafton; and two programs for concerts at West Virginia University.
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Title: Lee, Howard Burton (1879-1985). Papers, 1912-1964.
Call number: 2139
Creator: Lee, Howard Burton (1879-1985)
Inclusive dates: 1912-1964
Extent: 1/2 in. (1 folder)
Abstract: Correspondence and photographs used by Lee, who was a lawyer and attorney general of West Virginia, in the writing of his book, BLOODLETTING IN APPALACHIA, 1969, concerning the coalfields of West Virginia and the attempts by miners to unionize. The photographs show individuals, coal camps, mine guards, and scenes from the Paint Creek-Cabin Creek area in 1912-1913, Matewan, and Monongalia County during the 1925-1929 period. Correspondents include Gordon C. Felts, Coleman A. Hatfield, Henry D. Hatfield, Chapman Revercomb, and Walter R. Thurmond. See scope and contents for link to photographs in West Virginia History OnView.
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Title: Civil War Camp Anderson. Photographs and Negatives
Call number: 2140
Creator, Corporate name: Civil War. Camp Anderson.
Inclusive dates: 1862
Extent: 1 folder, 38 items
Abstract: Nineteen photographs and negatives for the engravings that appeared in a book about Camp Anderson. (See: Shelter. Civil War Literature, p.106, entry no. 682.) The engravings were sketched from nature and drawn on stone by J.N. Roesler, and printed by Ehrgott, Forbriger and Company, Cincinnati. The scenes are of Civil War activities at Camp Anderson and in the area adjacent to the New and Gauley Rivers. See scope and contents for link to photographs in West Virginia History OnView.
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Title: Thurmond, Walter R. (1881-1967). Papers, 1938-1967.
Call number: 2141
Creator: Thurmond, Walter R. (1881-1967)
Inclusive dates: 1938-1967
Extent: 5 ft. 5 in. (10 document cases, 5 in. each); (1 records carton, 15 in.); 5 reels of microfilm
Abstract: Operator in the Logan coalfield for many years, collector of Internal Revenue for West Virginia, and president of the state Board of Control, 1937-1941. Thurmond returned to the coal industry in 1941 and helped organize the Southern Coal Producers' Association, serving as its secretary until his retirement in 1958. The collection consists of correspondence, speeches, scrapbooks, and other papers, including Thurmond's diaries for 1938-1967. Subjects include labor relations, taxes, mine safety, non-union fields, company stores, the United Mine Workers of America, race relations, and national politics. There is specific comment on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
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Title: West Virginia. Secretary of State Archives, 1861-1939
Call number: 2142
Creator, Corporate name: West Virginia. Secretary of State
Inclusive dates: 1861-1939
Extent: 5 in. (1 document case, 5 in.); 62 reels of microfilm
Abstract: Official records on the appointment, resignation, and removal of state officers, railroad and special police, and corporate representatives. Archives include financial records of state agencies, executive meeting minutes, executive decrees, and documents relating to pardons, extraditions, and state convicts in county jails. Much information relates to charters and taxation of railroad companies. Also contains official state election returns and records concerning the reconstruction of the state capitol after the fire of 1921.
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Title: West Virginia Department of Mines. Reports, 1916-1932.
Call number: 2143
Creator, Corporate name: West Virginia Department of Mines
Inclusive dates: 1916-1932
Extent: 113 reels of microfilm
Abstract: Accident and inspection reports from the West Virginia Department of Mines, subdivided into: fatal accidents, 1919-1932; nonfatal accidents, 1916-1932; minor accidents, 1919-1932; inspection reports, 1919-1927; and sand mines and prosecutions, 1927-1932. He was employed for ten years as the general land agent for West Virginia Central Railroad, and in 1903 established his own business dealing in coal and timber lands in Randolph County. Sutherland was a member of the West Virginia State Senate from 1908 to 1912, and of the 63rd and 64th Congresses (1913-17) as the West Virginia delegate-at-large. He was elected to the U.S. Senate for one term (1917-23). In 1924, Sutherland returned to his business activities in Elkins, but was appointed by President Coolidge Alien Property Custodian in 1925.
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Title: Hodges, Charles E., 1892-1968. Papers, 1913-1919, 1932-1969 and undated (bulk 1962-1968)
Call number: 2144
Creator: Hodges, Charles E., 1892-1968
Inclusive dates: 1913-1919, 1932-1969 and undated
Bulk dates: 1962-1968
Extent: 7 1/2 in. (1 document case, 5 in., 1 document case, 2 1/2 in.)
Abstract: Charles E. Hodges (1892-1968) was the editor and owner of the Dominion News of Morgantown, West Virginia, in the 1920s; West Virginia state senator from 1931 to 1939, and managing director of the Charleston, West Virginia, Chamber of Commerce from 1937 to 1963. He also served in France during World War I. Letters and other personal materials from 1913 to 1919 and from 1932 to 1969 chiefly pertain to Hodges' military service with the 15th U.S. Army Engineers; his work with the Charleston Chamber of Commerce, and his involvement with various civic issues in Charleston in the mid-twentieth century.
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Title: West Virginia University. Diploma Orders and Graduation Lists, 1929-1964
Call number: 2145
Creator, Corporate name: West Virginia University
Inclusive dates: 1929-1964
Extent: 4 ft. 7 in. (11 document cases, 5 in. each)
Abstract: Complete graduation lists and diploma orders for West Virginia University beginning with June of 1929 and ending with August , 1964. From the files of the Registrar's Office.
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Title: West Virginia League of Municipalities. Papers, 1935-1940, 1954-1968..
Call number: 2146
Creator, Corporate name: West Virginia League of Municipalities
Inclusive dates: 1954-1968
Extent: 12 ft. 6 in. (30 document cases, 5 in. each)
Abstract: Bulletins, reports, correspondence, and miscellaneous material. Subjects covered include state aid, the Tax Limitation Amendment, New Deal agencies, police education and training, and various municipal services and problems.
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Title: Meadows, Rush. Papers, 1901-1967.
Call number: 2147
Creator: Meadows, Rush
Inclusive dates: 1901-1967
Extent: 23 ft. 5 in. (52 document cases, 5 in. each); (7 large flat storage boxes, 3 in. each)
Abstract: Papers of Rush Meadows, a Charleston, West Virginia, mining engineer and mine operator, containing correspondence, maps, reports, and photographs on companies involved in coal, oil and gas production in Appalachia, the Rocky Mountain states, and Latin America.
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Title: Burnett, Anita Cutright, Collector. Papers, ca.1790-1935.
Call number: 2148
Creator: Burnett, Anita Cutright, Collector
Inclusive dates: ca. 1790-1935
Extent: 1 ft. 8 in. (4 document cases, 5 in. each)
Abstract: Papers of Anita Cutright Burnett, an Upshur County genealogist and active member of the Upshur County Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The collection contains DAR membership applications, genealogical correspondence, vital statistics for Lewis and Upshur counties and typed copies of the 1850 census returns for Ritchie and Taylor counties.
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Title: Huntington State Hospital. Papers, 1863-1897.
Call number: 2149
Creator, Corporate name: Huntington State Hospital
Inclusive dates: 1863-1897
Extent: 1/2 in. (1 folder)
Abstract: Correspondence and documents pertaining to the West Virginia Asylum for the Incurables, now Huntington State Hospital, mainly concerning the location of a suitable site by the office of the secretary of state. Correspondents include John W. Davis and W.A. MacCorkle.
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Title: West Virginia. Secretary of State. Records, 1893-1903
Call number: 2150
Creator, Corporate name: West Virginia. Secretary of State
Inclusive dates: 1893-1903
Extent: 1 folder
Abstract: The original documents, such as correspondence, leases, and deeds, pertaining to the old executive mansion, Charleston, W. Va.
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Title: Kanawha County Court. Records, 1806-1861.
Call number: 2151
Creator, Corporate name: Kanawha County Court
Inclusive dates: 1806-1861
Extent: 1 reel of microfilm
Abstract: Deeds, wills, and partition agreements, and records of an 1845 case, REYNOLDS v. McFARLAND, known as the "Salt Case."
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Title: Thompson, R. Leonard. Miscellaneous Postcards, 1907-1945 and undated
Call number: 2153
Inclusive dates: 1907-1945 and undated
Extent: 1 1/4 in. (1 folder)
Abstract: Approximately one hundred miscellaneous postcards sent to Mr. R. Leonard Thompson of West Virginia and Kentucky between 1907 and 1945. Many cards have brief handwritten notes, but some are blank. Cards were sent from several different states, including West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Tennessee, and Kentucky. Post cards contain various types of images on the front, including landscapes, cityscapes, bridges, streets, natural features, buildings, holiday scenes, and generic drawings of people, flowers, and birds.
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Title: Reed, Perley Isaac. "The Modern Newspaper as a Social Instrument," 1948
Call number: 2154
Creator: Reed, Perley Isaac, 1887-1973
Inclusive dates: 1948
Extent: 1 1/2 in. (1 folder)
Abstract: Dr. Perley Isaac Reed (1887-1973) was an English and journalism professor and the founder of the School of Journalism at West Virginia University in 1939. Collection consists of a typescript copy of "The Modern Newspaper as a Social Instrument," which was written by Reed in 1948 with the goal of defining a good modern newspaper in the middle of the 20th century. Typescript has handwritten annotations and corrections, but is a photocopy. The book is divided into three parts: "The Newspaper as Public Servant," "The Newspaper as Society's Standard Giver," and "The Newspaper as Public Leader and National Defender."
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