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William F. Dusenberry Diaries, 1855-71. Photocopies. Originals in the Lambert Collection at Marshall University. Dusenberry operated Dusenberry's Mill at present-day Martha in Cabell County. Includes wartime entries.

Banvard's Panorama - original document, Descriptions of Banvard's Panorama of the Mississippi River, painted on Three Miles of Canvas..., 1847; article on John Banvard; "Charley Capehart from Coalsmouth and the Largest Painting in the World," The Vandalia Journal, July 1978; "John Banvard's Mississippi Panorama," by John Hanners

Washington Sword Materials - Relating to presentation of George Washington's Battle Sword to the U. S. Congress, 8 February 1843, by Samuel T. Washington of Coalsmouth (present-day St. Albans). Includes The Swords of Washington, by Col. Thornton A. Washington; Congressional Record, 8 February, 1943; "The Five Swords of Washington," by William D. Wintz; "First President's variety of swords," by Patricia Coffin.

Miscellaneous - Includes typescript of letter, John Randolph to Judge Hoge of Winfield, 13 January 1807; D. C. Butts, et. al. to Henry Rose, 1 September 1824; Erastus Milam military record for service in Spanish American War; shipping receipt, dated 1913; genealogical information on the Milam family.

Minutes of Nitro Independent School Board, 1932-33. Two volumes.

Charleston Industrial Corporation, Nitro, Minutes of Stock Holders Meetings, 1 November 1919 to 3 February 1925.

Minter Homes Company Catalog, Nitro (photocopies). Provided WWI pre-fab houses at Nitro.

Nitro Materials - Calendar, 1985 Nitro; Nitro, West Virginia: A City With Exciting Opportunities, promotional packet; Nitro, West Va.: Charleston Industrial Corporation Operating the City of Nitro, West Virginia, 1920

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