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Taking the Oath: 150 Years of Gubernatorial Elections In 2013, the state's sesquicentennial year, Archives and History created Taking the Oath: 150 Years of Gubernatorial Elections, a look at inaugurations for the thirty-five West Virginia governors to serve from 1863 to 2013.
In memoriam to Senator Robert C. Byrd, who passed away on June 28, 2010, Archives and History created Robert C. Byrd, 1917-2010: A Photographic Tribute, an online exhibit of images of the late senator from the West Virginia State Archives collections.Robert C. Byrd, 1917-2010: A Photographic Tribute
Battleground West Virginia: Electing the President in 1960 In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the West Virginia primary election of 1960, in which the state played an important role in determining the presidential candidate for the Democratic Party, Archives and History created Battleground West Virginia: Electing the President in 1960, a history of the primary campaign and election using newspaper accounts, photographs, audio-visual footage, and other primary documents.
In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry, Archives and History created His Soul Goes Marching On: The Life and Legacy of John Brown, a look at the life and impact of John Brown using primary documents and photographs.His Soul Goes Marching On: The Life and Legacy of John Brown
A State of Convenience: The Creation of West Virginia A State of Convenience: The Creation of West Virginia is a history of the statehood process using primary documents.
The U.S.S. West Virginia exhibit commemorates utilizes documents and photographs to trace the history of this historic battleship. U.S.S. West Virginia
"Hope to See You Soon:" A Collection of West Virginia War Letters "Hope to See You Soon: A Collection of West Virginia War Letters" contains letters, photographs and other documents from the collections of the State Archives and the Veterans Memorial Archives.
"Shaping the Capitol Complex: Cass Gilbert, Inc." is a collection of photographs and correspondence relating to Cass Gilbert and the construction of the West Virginia State Capitol. "Shaping the Capitol Complex: Cass Gilbert, Inc."
Buffalo Creek Disaster Buffalo Creek commemorates one of the deadliest floods in U.S. history, which occurred thirty years ago in southern West Virginia.
"Celebrating Lives: A Glimpse At African-Americans in West Virginia" is a photographic exhibit that displays more than one hundred images of African-American life in the Mountain State. "Celebrating Lives: A Glimpse At African-Americans in West Virginia"


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