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Title: West Virginia University. Student Affairs. Records Regarding USS West Virginia
Call number: A&M No.: 5156
Creator, Corp name: West Virginia University. Student Affairs
Inclusive dates: 1937-2002 Bulk dates: 1960-1970
Extent: 5 in. (1 document case)
Abstract: Records created by the Student Affairs office at West Virginia University regarding establishment of a campus memorial of mast and bell from the World War II era battleship USS West Virginia and from the armored cruiser USS West Virginia respectively. Records regarding the battleship mast include historical information, dedication information (1963), photographs of battleship and mast, clippings, and correspondence of Joseph E. Gluck and others (1960-2001). Records regarding the bell include dedication information (1967) and correspondence (1966-2002).
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Title: Green, Deb, Collector. Battleship USS West Virginia Memorabilia
Call number: A&M No.: 4119
Inclusive dates: 1936-1940
Extent: 2 1/2 in. (1 document case, 2 1/2 in.); (1 oversize folder, 8 items)
Abstract: Material regarding the battleship USS West Virginia (commissioned 1923, decommissioned 1947), including photographs, memoranda, "orders of the day," radio messages, press summaries, menus ("bill of fare"), programs for holiday and recreational events, wing fabric from a USS West Virginia plane, and newspapers with articles regarding the ship. Material mainly regards the day-to-day operations of the ship and its crew, as well as special events such as holidays, sports competitions, and film showings. Material within this collection dates from before the entry of the United States into World War II.
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Title: USS West Virginia. Navy Uniform of Granville R. Williams
Call number: A&M No.: 3462
Creator: Jacobs, Martin, Collector
Inclusive dates: 1941-2001
Extent: 3 in. (1 large flat storage box, 3 in.)
Abstract: Dress white U.S. Navy uniform that belonged to Granville R. Williams, Gunner's Mate 2nd Class, who served aboard the USS West Virginia during the attack at Pearl Harbor. Williams survived the attack and was awarded the Purple Heart. His Purple Heart medal and five campaign and achievement medals adorn the uniform. There is also a photograph of Williams and a copy of the article 'The Horror of Pearl Harbor' from Militaria International magazine (May 2001) which includes a reminiscence by Williams of his Pearl Harbor experience.
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Title: USS West Virginia. Scrapbook and Other Material of William Hand
Call number: A&M No.: 3612
Creator: Hand, William
Inclusive dates: 1934-1988 Bulk dates: 1934-1937
Extent: 9 in. (1 flat storage boxes, 3 in.); (1 roll storage box, 6 in.)
Abstract: Scrapbook, hat, neckerchief, ribbons, and pins of United States Navy Seamen First Class William Hand of the Battleship USS West Virginia. He enlisted August 1933 and was honorably discharged July 1937. Scrapbook includes certificates, Christmas menu, clippings, envelope covers, newsletters, photo of whale boat crew, and photo of S-Division of the USS West Virginia. Ribbons and pins include: 1) whale boat crew medal, 1935 (blue ribbon); 2) US Navy good conduct medal, 1937 (maroon ribbon); 3) US Navy sweetheart pins (2 items, anchor and diamond shapes); 4) US Navy honorable discharge pin; 5) USS West Virginia insignia pin ("nickel sized"); 6) small unidentified gold pin; 7) civilian service pins for 15, 25, and 30 years; 8) ID bracelet; 9) Lockheed pins (6 items). A Hand family genealogy can be found in the scrapbook.
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Title: Oral History Interviews of West Virginians in World War II
Call number: A&M No.: 3426
Creator: Davis, Diane, Collector
Creator, Corp name: Clarksburg-Harrison Public Library
Inclusive dates: 2002
Extent: 1 ft. 5 1/2 in. (3 document cases, 5 in. each); (1 document case, 2 1/2 in.)
Abstract: Collection of 39 video tapes of interviews with WWII veterans from West Virginia. Interviews were conducted Oct. - Nov. 2002 as part of the Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress. The beginning of each tape gives date, location, and names of interviewee, interviewer, and cameraman. Interviewees include a survivor of the USS Indianapolis, a sailor who was on board the USS West Virginia at Pearl Harbor, a procurement officer for the Manhattan Project, a pilot who was shot down and spent months training partisans in the Italian Alps, and a sailor from one of the ships that captured the German sub containing the Enigma Machine. Also included are an Army nurse, a USO performer, a French war bride, and a WAVE (a member of the US Navy's "Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Service" (WAVES), an organization established in 1942).
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Title: Long/Trail Southeastern West Virginia Historical Records
Call number: A&M No.: 3762
Creator: Long, Frederick and Stephen D. Trail, Compilers
Inclusive dates: ca. 1870-2015
Extent: 104 ft. 2 1/4 in. (17 document case, 5 in. each); (16 document cases, 2 1/2 in. each); (73 records cartons, 15 in. each); (3 small flat storage boxes, 1 1/2 in. each); (1 small flat storage box, 3 in.); (3 large flat storage boxes, 3 in. each); (1 card file box, 4 1/2 in.); (1 square roll tube, 3 in.); (1 square roll tube, 4 in.); (1 oversize folder, 2 in.); (1 framed item, 1/4 in.); (1 oversize photograph)
Abstract: Records and photographs documenting the history of southeastern West Virginia compiled by Summers County residents Fred Long and Stephen Trail. Many of the items were collected by a local newspaper, the Hinton Daily News (later the Hinton News ). The collection focuses on the history of Summers County and Hinton from the mid-1700s to 2012, as well as the history of other areas in southeastern Virginia and western Virginia. Subjects include the town of Hinton, Hinton High School and Summers County schools, genealogy and family history, the Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O) Railroad, archaeological and geographical features, other Summers County communities, wars, and other topics. Materials include a large quantity of photographs and negatives along with clippings, printed materials, ephemera, oral histories, maps, motion pictures, sound recordings, typescripts, manuscripts, and other types of materials. Many items are facsimiles of photos, documents, and newspapers. See the "scope and content note" for details. For photographs related to this collection, go to wvhistoryonview.org and search for this collection's four digit call number (otherwise known as an a&m number).
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Title: Morgan, Ephraim F. (1869-1950). Papers
Call number: A&M No.: 203
Creator: Morgan, Ephraim F. (1869-1950)
Inclusive dates: 1920-1938
Extent: 12 ft. 6 in. (30 document cases, 5 in. each)
Abstract: Official correspondence, reports, maps, proclamations, speeches, and papers of the sixteenth governor of West Virginia. Also included are newspaper clippings concerning the governor's administration, the launching of the USS West VIRGINIA, and the building of the present executive mansion.
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Title: USS West Virginia. Records Regarding 17th Reunion of the Crew
Call number: A&M No.: 4200
Inclusive dates: 1985
Extent: 1/4 in. (1 folder)
Abstract: Faxed correspondence from the West Virginia Division of Veterans Affairs in Charleston in 1998, showing copied pages from the 1985 issue of The Mountaineer, the newspaper of the USS West Virginia, regarding the 17th reunion of the crew.
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Title: Morgan, Ephraim F. (1869-1950). Papers
Call number: A&M No.: 1660
Creator: Morgan, Ephraim F. (1869-1950)
Inclusive dates: 1920-1938
Extent: 1/2 in. (1 oversize folder)
Abstract: Official correspondence, reports, maps, proclamations, speeches, and papers of the sixteenth governor of West Virginia. Also included are newspaper clippings concerning the governor's administration, the launching of the USS West Virginia, and the building of the present executive mansion. For photographs related to this collection, go to wvhistoryonview.org and search for this collection's four digit call number (otherwise known as an a&m number).
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Title: USS West Virginia. Papers
Call number: A&M No.: 2005
Creator, Corp name: Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity, West Virginia University, and L.S. Hartley
Inclusive dates: 1961-1963
Extent: 2 1/2 in. (1 document case)
Abstract: Letters, photographs, and newspaper clippings relating to the bringing of the mast of the World War II battleship, USS West VIRGINIA, to the University campus; materials concerning the dedication of the bell of the World War I armored cruiser, USS West VIRGINIA, including programs, invocations, newspaper clippings, an essay about the dedication, and a notebook containing correspondence, photographs, and the history of the ship.
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Title: Miller, Paul A., Papers
Call number: A&M No.: 3122
Creator: Miller, Paul A.
Inclusive dates: 1946-1992
Extent: 8 ft. 4 1/4 in. (20 document cases, 5 in. each); (1 folder, 1/4 in.)
Abstract: Professional papers, correspondence, books, serials, and photographs documenting the professional career of Paul A. Miller, who served as president of West Virginia University, 1962-66. The material also deals with Miller's work as a graduate student, professor, and provost at Michigan State University, 1946-61; his tenure as assistant secretary for education in the Department of Health, Education & Welfare; and his term as president of Rochester Institute of Technology, 1969-79. Correspondents include: Marshall Buckalew, Francena L. Miller, Thomas E. Millsop, Leonard Riggleman, D. Banks Wilburn.
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Title: Cohen, Milton. Papers
Call number: A&M No.: 3646
Creator: Cohen, Milton
Inclusive dates: 1946-2006 Bulk dates: 1946-2000
Extent: 10 ft. 3 in. (10 records cartons, 1 flat storage box)
Abstract: Papers of Milton Cohen, a Morgantown resident, businessman, World War II veteran, and community activist. The collection contains records in 11 series, including: 1.) Biographical Information, 2.) USS West Virginia, 3.) Tree of Life Synagogue, 4.) Sidler's Department Store, 5.) Morgantown, 6.) Monongalia County, 7.) Charities and Non-profit Organizations, 8.) CLOLA [Concerned Love Ones and Lotowners Associations], 9.) Environmental Issues, 10.) Audio-Visual Material, and 11.) Oversize. Series 2, USS West Virginia, includes historical narratives, clippings, and photographs regarding the USS West Virginia, its bell, mast, and the bell ringing ceremony on the West Virginia University campus. Series 5, Morgantown, regards projects and protests by Cohen and citizens groups involving BFI Waste Management, Century Cable, the Morgantown City Council, and building, zoning, and planning pertaining to Morgantown. Series 8, CLOLA [Concerned Love Ones and Lotowners], includes records regarding CLOLA suing the Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens owner Richard Pence and Sandridge Coal Company for strip mining cemetery land. Series 9, Environmental Issues, includes records related to Cohen's involvement in several environmental issues and protests. See the scope and content note for a complete listing and description of series.
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Title: USS West Virginia. Scrapbook and Memorabilia
Call number: A&M No.: 3463
Creator: Walsh, Mike, Collector
Inclusive dates: 1941-1991
Extent: 3 1/2 in. (1 small flat storage box)
Abstract: Artifacts, scrapbook, photographs, clippings, and ephemera related to Pearl Harbor, the USS West Virginia, and World War II. The collection includes a 9' x 14' scrapbook labelled 'Logalbum, USS West Virginia, Aloha Honolulu' with a color illustration of the USS West Virginia on the cover, it contains 27 vintage World War II photographs of mostly naval ships (not including the USS West Virginia). There is an 8' x 14' print of a tinted photograph of the USS West Virginia. There are also four World War II service and campaign medals and one ribbon, a Pearl Harbor Survivor Association medal, three naval certificates, two news clippings, and a 1991 collector's edition Life magazine relating to Pearl Harbor, and a Minnesota 'Pearl Harbor Survivor' license plate.
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Title: USS West Virginia. Records Regarding Bell, Clapper, and Mast
Call number: A&M No.: 3559
Inclusive dates: 1967-2002 Bulk dates: 1982-1991
Extent: 1/4 in.
Abstract: Records regarding the mast, bell, and clapper of the USS West Virginia, from both the World War I armored cruiser put into service in 1903, and the World War II battleship of the same name. Includes correspondence, receipts, loan forms, incident and damage reports, memoranda, newspaper articles (copied and original), and a magazine article regarding West Virginia University's possession of the bell and clapper from the cruiser and the mast from the battleship. This collection details the loan of the bell and clapper from the Department of the Navy, Alpha Phi Omega's stewardship of the bell and clapper, the dedication of the bell, and the story of the mast's acquisition and dedication by West Virginia University. Also includes a proclamation by Governor Bob Wise, affixed with Great Seal of the State of West Virginia, proclaiming Dec 7, 2002 "Captain Mervyn S. Bennion and USS West Virginia (BB48) Day."
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Title: USS West Virginia. Papers
Call number: A&M No.: 2026
Creator, Corp name: Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity, West Virginia University and L.S. Hartley
Inclusive dates: 1961-1963
Extent: 1 in. (1 folder)
Abstract: Letters, photographs, and newspaper clippings relating to the bringing of the mast of the World War II battleship, USS West VIRGINIA, to the University campus; materials concerning the dedication of the bell of the World War I armored cruiser, USS West VIRGINIA, including programs, invocations, newspaper clippings, an essay about the dedication, and a notebook containing correspondence, photographs, and the history of the ship. See scope and contents for links to items digitized and available on line.
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