West Virginia State Archives


State Government Records Accessioned

Board of Funeral Service Examiners. Minutes and files of non-active funeral directors and funeral homes, 1905-1996. 24 boxes. Board of Funeral Service Examiners, Charleston. Ar1963

Harrison County Circuit Court. Case file of State of West Virginia vs. Harry Powers, 1932. 1 box. Harrison County Circuit Clerk, Clarksburg. Ar1965

Industrial School for Boys. Correspondence, received/released records (records naming inmates less than 75 years old closed), 1906-1972. 12 items. Unknown donor. Ar1968

Morgan County Circuit Court. Case files, 1807-1957. 7 boxes. Morgan County Circuit Clerk, Berkeley Springs. Ar1966

Morgan County Circuit Court. Naturalization records, Revolutionary War pension files, 1821-1852. 1 box. Morgan County Circuit Clerk, Berkeley Springs. Ar1966acc

Naturalization Records. Tyler County, 1904-1958. 1 box. Tyler County Circuit Clerk, Middlebourne. Ar1878acc

Proclamation. Governor Jacobs declaring voters ratified 1872 constitution, 1872 Sept. 30. 1 item. Unknown donor. Ar1964

Secretary of State. Executive journal, Board of Public Works minutes, Armory Board records, Executive minutes, 1872 Constitutional Convention journal; 1863-1961. 50 volumes. Transfer from Secretary of State's office. Ar1969

Virginia-West Virginia Boundary Commission. Reports, maps of disputed boundary between Jefferson and Loudon counties, 1996-1998. 1 box and 5 oversized folders. Herbert Russell, Cape May Courthouse, NJ and David Hankin, Leesburg, VA. Ar1967

WPBY Collection. Materials re: Harry M. Brawley: Making a Difference about life of educational broadcasting pioneer, ca. 1993. 1 box. WV Public Television. Ar1918acc

Audiovisual Materials Accessioned

Digital CD Recording. Above the Smoke: West Virginia Fire Towers: An Audio Documentary (AV3.4.18.1, .2), produced by Pocahontas Communications Cooperative, 2006. 2 items. Gibbs Kinderman, Pocahontas Communications Cooperative, Dunmore. Av2007-009

Digital CD Recording. Rallying Round Our Liberty: Music for flute, guitar and voice from the era of Chief Justice John Marshall (AV3.4.16) produced by Wendell Dobbs and Leo Welch, Marshall University, 2005. 1 item. Transfer from Arts and Humanities Av2007-007

Digital CD Recording. Songs for America: Patriotic Songs Performed by West Virginia Artists (AV3.4.17.1, .2), produced by Ron Sowell, 2001. 2 items. West Virginia Lottery Commission, Charleston. Av2007-008

DVD. Crossings: Bridge Building in West Virginia (AV6-048.1, .2), 2006. 2 items. WV Department of Transportation Av2007-045

DVD. Ghosts of Green Bottom (AV6-046.1, .2), produced by Paradise Film Institute, 2005. 2 items. Huntington Corps of Engineers, Huntington. Av2007-043

DVD. The Historical National Road in West Virginia (AV6-044), produced by Walkabout Company for National Road Alliance of WV, 2006. 1 item. Walkabout Company, Wheeling. Av2007-041

DVD. Red Salt and Reynolds (AV6-045), produced by Paradise Film Institute, n.d. 1 item. Huntington Corps of Engineers, Huntington. Av2007-042

DVD. Return of the Thundering Herd: The Story That Inspired We Are Marshall (AV6-047), produced by New Wave Entertainment and Warner Brothers, 2006. 1 item. New Wave Entertainment, Burbank, CA. Av2007-044

Videotape. Early Wheeling (AV6-042), produced by Creative Impressions Studio, n.d. 1 item. James H. Thornton, Creative Impressions Studio, Wheeling. Av2007-014

Videotape. Elm Grove: A History in Pictures (AV6-040), produced by Creative Impressions Studio, n.d. 1 item. James H. Thornton, Creative Impressions Studio, Wheeling. Av2007-012

Videotape. Enterprise Community: Huntington, West Virginia (AV6-038), 1999. 1 item. US Department of Housing and Urban Development, Pittsburgh, PA. Av2007-010

Videotape. The Great Flood of 2001 (AV5-1 a-i), 2001 July 8. 9 items. Jean Battlo, Kimball. Av2007-040

Videotape. Greetings from Wheeling Historic Postcards (AV6-041), produced by Creative Impressions Studio, 2004 1 item. James H. Thornton, Creative Impressions Studio, Wheeling. Av2007-013

Videotape. River Stay Away From My Door (AV6-039), produced by Creative Impressions Studio, n.d. 1 item. James H. Thornton, Creative Impressions Studio, Wheeling. Av2007-011

Videotape. Smilin' Sid Terror of the Tug (AV6-043), a McArts Production, n.d. 1 item. Jean Battlo, Kimball. Av2007-015

Manuscripts Accessioned

Account books. Tompkins Family, Burning Springs, 1820-22; Kanawha Salines, 1824-25; Cedar Grove Farm, 1894-97. 3 volumes. Richard Tompkins, Glasgow. Ms2007-018

Barnett, Callie Collection. Correspondence, articles about Callie Jackson Barnett, Huntington educator who lived to be 109, 1970s-1981. 3 folders. Kathy Pyles, Cedar Grove. Ms2007-064

Black Lung research materials. Notes, articles and other information compiled for Mine Safety and Health Administration documentary, 1969-2004. 2 folders. National Mine Health and Safety Academy, Beaver. Ms2007-066

Brady, A. Spates Collection. Correspondence, financial records, reports, publications, account books of Randolph County businessman, ca. 1899-1957. 61 boxes, 42 volumes, 3 oversized folders. Grace Sunderlin, Elkins. Ms2007-081

Castanoli, Alder Collection. Correspondence and other documents of coalfield engineer, 1921-1977. 1 box. Brantley Jackson, Huntington. Ms2007-001

Cook, Betty Collection. Kanawha School records, family history material, some Roy Bird Cook items, 1912-1979. 1 box. Unknown donor. Ms2007-052

Elk River Coal and Lumber Company. Correspondence for Dundon store, 1935-39; receipts for Widen YMCA, 1951. 2 folders. Alan Byer, Baltimore, MD. Ms83-12acc

Elk River Coal and Lumber Company. Letters from general superintendent about labor issues, Widen (photocopies), 1933 Oct. 23-1934 Mar. 21. 6 items. Tami Koontz, Elkview. Ms2007-063

Genealogies of the Kimble and Alt families by H. A. Alt, 1937, retyped by Clara Mae Alt Ross, 2006. 1 item. Clara Mae Ross, Colfax, NC. Ms2007-022

Kanawha County lands. Description for 5840 acres for Joseph Kerr, Thomas Scott and Anezah Davison (photocopy), 1818 August 28. 1 item. Unknown donor. Ms2007-025

Keeney, Roscoe Collection. Materials on Keeney, Morris, Paxton and related families, n.d. 3 boxes. Estate of Roscoe Keeney, Charleston. Ms2007-080

Lake Superior Coal Company Collection. Mine equipment parts listings, accident log, mine maps for McDowell County company, 1949-1985. 2 boxes. Transfer from Historic Preservation Unit. Ms2007-054

Literary manuscript. Arthurdale: Why It Failed by Jerry Wallace, 1966. 1 item. Jerry Wallace, Oxford, KS. Ms2007-023

Literary manuscript. Life of Ila M. Connard Hartley, originally from Ward, by Albert and Joan McGovern, 2007 March. 1 item. Albert and Joan McGovern, Cummings, GA. Ms2007-073

Literary manuscript. Remembrances of Shinnston Tornado (some graphic descriptions), 2006. 1 item. Maxine West Weser, Shinnston. Ms2007-024

Lutwich family. Handdrawn birth certificate for Henry Lutwich, Rockingham County, 1822 August 22. 1 item. Wes Cochran, Parkersburg. Ms2007-020

Moore, Harold Collection. Correspondence and WV State Guard materials, 1912-1983. 1 box. Richard Andre, Charleston. Ms2007-079

106th Station Hospital Collection. Reports, correspondence and other documentation of unit created by Dr. Charles Fisher of Clarksburg and unit member Cpl. Roy Edwin Kessel, 1942-1974. 2 boxes. Stephen Kay, Vienna. Ms2007-004

Payne family. Letter from Barrett Payne to Mattie Humphreys, Albemarle County, 1858 Aug. 18. 1 item. James Jones, South Charleston. Ms2007-065

Perry, Thornton T. Letter and photo to Perry from British friend Elsie Barker, 1977. 2 items. Gift, Bookworm and Silverfish, Wytheville, VA. Ms2007-074

Slack, Congressman John M. Jr. Collection. Papers, 1959-1980. 10 boxes. John M. Slack III, Charleston. Ms2007-059

Terrie, Philip G. Collection. Letters from Terrie to mother Mary Gibson Hunley Terrie in Charleston during WWII; obituary of Philip G. Terrie, 1942-1945, 1993. 1 box. Philip G. Terrie, Port Huron, MI and Katharine F. Terrie, Littleton, NH. Ms2007-003

WV Pulp and Paper Company Collection. Time books, assets and other records, 1923-1941. 1 box. Bruce DeBolt, Portland, OR. Ms2007-005

Wheeling Socialist Party Collection. Account books, membership journals, minute books and other materials relating to Socialist movement in northern panhandle, 1904-1918. 1 box and 2 oversized. Purchase. Ms2007-006

Wood, Anna Collection. Correspondence and other material of Bluefield resident and daughter of Chattaroy Coal Company Hatfield General Manager - includes booklet for treatment at Battle Creek Sanitarium, 1926-1934. 1 folder. Bookworm and Silverfish, Wytheville, VA. Ms2007-021

Photographs Accessioned

Barnett, Callie Collection. B&W of Callie Jackson Barnett, Huntington woman who lived to be 109, 1893-1976. 6 items. Kathy Pyles, Cedar Grove. Ph2007-064

Baseball. B&W of team, possibly in Charleston, 1910. 1 item Joe Geiger, Huntington. Ph2007-035

Blackwood, Edwin Neale Collection. B&W of road and bridge construction, color prints from scans throughout Blackwood's life, 1903-1978. 70 items. Matt Blackwood, Charleston. Ph2007-058

Blue Book Collection. B&W, color and slides of scenics, state parks, colleges and other views, 1980s-2006. 1 box (200 items). Transfer from Senate Clerk's Office. Ph2007-077

Brady, A. Spates Collection. Photographs, ca. 1920s-40s. 22 items. Grace Sunderlin, Elkins. Ph2007-081

Civil war generals. Photos of burial sites - albums arranged geographically, box of brevet generals roughly alphabetical, n.d. 13 volumes and 1 box. Estate of Joesph Hugh Ferrell, Pamilla Ferrell, St. Albans. Ph2007-036

Civilian Conservation Corps Collection. Panoramic of Co. 1522, Camp SP-3, Clifftop and Co. 532, Camp SP-6, n.d. 1 item. Shirley Surface, Jr., Charleston. Ph85-17acc

Coal, Widen. Copy negatives of West Virginia Coal and Coke Company, Widen, n.d. 2 items. Tami Koontz, Elkview. Ph2007-063

Coal towns. B&W, copy prints, postcards and negatives of coal towns compiled for publication project, most in Raleigh, Fayette and Wyoming counties, 1890-1997. 1 box (622 items). Bill Clements, Charleston. Ph2007-056

Confederate monument dedication. B&W digital prints of dedication, veterans at Union, Monroe County, 1901 September. 4 items. Rick Wolfe via Terry Lowry. Ph2007-034

Cook, Betty Collection. Schools, Charleston scenes, 1930s-1960s. 1 box. Unknown donor. Ph2007-052

Engravings. Various subjects, most from Harpers and Leslies, 1870-1896. 5 items. Purchase - Mannings Books and Prints, Pacifica, CA. Ph2007-016

Funk, Rosalind Collection, B&W of governors Meadows, Patteson, 1956 Democratic Convention, 1940s-1950s. 1 oversized folder. Purchase. Ph2007-076

Gillispie, Roland. Color prints and digital images of reburial of Union private Roland Gilliepie, Co. F, 7th WV Cavalry, in Spring Hill Cemetery, Huntington, 2007 May 12. 42 items and 1 CD. Ivan Kapp, DOH Right of Way. Ph2007-067

Glass lantern slides. Geologic scenes and other views of state, 1900-1930s. 3 boxes (522 items). Transfer from WV Geologic and Economic Survey, Morgantown. Ph2007-078

Horse racing, Romney, West Virginia University, B&O Railroad. B&W of Charles Town racetrack under construction and surry racing; Romney Bicentennial balloons in yard; WVU ROTC rifle team; B&O wreck near Martinsburg; ca. 1959-1962. 5 items. Historical Society of Frederick County, Frederick, MD. Ph2007-028

Hundley family. Digital copy prints of Holley Hundley and family, ca. 1880s-1991. 1 folder. Becky Kimmons, Charleston. Ph2007-029

Industrial School for Boys. B&W, some showing campus and staff, some showing sports teams and boys closed, 1904-1978. 2 boxes. Unknown donor. Ph2007-051

Marshall College. Aerial of campus during flood looking east, 1937 January 27. 1 item. Connie Bowling, Charleston. Ph2007-019

Military. B&W of troops, Vietnam era, ca. 1960s. 1 item. Pamela R. Westfall, Clendenin. Ph2007-031

Moore, Harold Collection. B&W and color, 1940s-1980s. 5 items. Richard Andre, Charleston. Ph2007-079

Morgan, Governor Ephraim F. B&W, mostly governor and family (oversized), 1920s. 1 folder. Suzanne Morgan. Ph2007-053

Murphy family. Digital reprints, 1904-2004. 1 folder. Marion C Hart, Sissonville. Ph2007-032

O'Brien, Edward Collection. B&W of O'Brien, Governor W. W. Barron and Local Pilgrim Installation, Loyal Order of Moose, 1960s. 1 folder. Robert E. O'Brien, Holiday, FL. Ph2007-046

Panoramic. Coal River Collieries by Haines Photo Company, n.d. 1 item. Unknown Donor. Ph2007-017

Portrait, Hartley, Ila M. Connard. Color and sepia copy print, 1947, 1997. 2 items. Albert and Joan McGovern, Cummings, GA. Ph2007-073

Portrait. Ribble, Rufus "Red", ca. 1950s. 1 item. E. Virginia Parker, Salem, VA. Ph2007-033

Postcard. Covered bridge over Cheat River at U.S. 50, built 1835, n.d. 1 item. Joe Geiger, Huntington. Ph2007-030

Quincy Coal Company. Copy print of tipple and hollow, ca. 1900. 1 item. Rev. Calvin T. Martin, Brandon, FL. Ph2007-027

Reese and Hall families. B&W of family members, n.d. 1 box. Transfer from Lewis Baxter, Natural Resources. Ph2007-050

Rusk, Paul Collection. B&W of fishing and other nature scenes, 1920s-30s. 1 box. Paul Rusk. Ph2007-049

Sayre Studio Collection. Negatives, many 11x14, of mostly senior high school composite groups, 1925-1988. 48 boxes (1353 + 177 items). Harrison County Public Library, Clarksburg. Ph2007-057

Slack, Congressman John M. Jr. Collection. Photos, 1935-1980. 2 boxes and 1 folder oversized. John M. Slack III, Charleston. Ph2007-059

Slides. New River Gorge Bridge construction and dedication taken by Leonard Rowley, Warwood, 1976-1977. 69 items. Margaret Brennan, Wheeling. Ph2007-026

Smith, Governor Hulett C. Collection. B&W and some color of family, administration, Democratic politics, mansion redecorating project, 1940-1976. 6 boxes (est. 1200-1500 items). Hulett C. Smith, Beckley. Ph2007-055

Stonewall Jackson Class of 1942 reunions. Prints, unidenfied photo album. 1 volume and 1 box. Unknown donor. Ph2007-060

Surveyor's photo album. B&W and cyanotypes of surveying, coal companies, Barbour County and central West Virginia, WWI, most taken by Benson, ca. 1917-1930s. 498 items. Purchase - Ebay. Ph2007-048

Unidentified group. Large group, possibly outside courthouse in Wood County vicinity, n.d. 1 item. Wes Cochran, Parkersburg. Ph2007-020

USS West Virginia. B&W photos collected during research and writing of Mountaineer Battlewagon by Myron J. Smith, Jr., 1919-1945. 1 folder. Myron J. Smith, Jr., Salem. Ph2007-047

Special Collections Accessioned

Broadside, receipt. Gospel Meeting, no location or date; receipt for charges State of WV vs. J. M. Moore, 1915. 2 items. Tyler County Circuit Clerk, Middlebourne. Sc2007-039

Calendar. Wolf Creek Printery, 2006. 1 item. Richard Fauss, Elkview. Sc87-41acc

Castanoli, Alder Collection. Drawings of coalfield engineer, 1916-1968. 3 folders. Brantley Jackson, Huntington. Sc2007-001

Christmas card. Governor Jay Rockefeller and family, 1982. 1 item. Unknown donor. Sc2007-071

Election materials. Bumper stickers, brochures and other materials for Jay Wolfe for Senate, 1988, Gaston Caperton for Governor, 1992, Stan Klos for Senate 1994 and Charlotte Pritt for Governor, 1996. 19 items. Steve Schafer, Minneapolis, MN. Sc2007-070

Forms. Absent Military Service Voters Primary Ballot Box seal, 1918. 15 items. Unknown donor. Sc2007-075

Hamilton, Woodrow Clay Jr. Yearbook Collection. 1916-1989. 30 volumes. Woodrow Clay Hamilton, Jr., Hightown, VA. Sc2005-003 acc

Menu, civil defense. Menu for Lock, Stock and Barrel Restaurant, Williamson; civil defense publication; 1960, 1970s. 2 items. Larry Legge, Barboursville. Sc2007-038

Morgan, Governor Ephraim F. Posters, broadsides, (oversized), 1920s. 1 folder. Suzanne Morgan. Sc2007-053

O'Brien, Edward Collection. Materials re: Loyal Order of Moose, 1960s. 1 folder. Robert E. O'Brien, Holiday, FL. Sc2007-046

Poster. Museum of Radio and Technology showing Atwater Kent store, 2006. 1 item. Richard Fauss, Elkview. Sc2007-069

Posters. Tourism, WV State Fair, 1988-1990. 1 folder. Division of Tourism. Sc2007-002

Program. Elkins High School commencement, 1937. 1 item. Transfer from Lewis Baxter, Natural Resources. Sc2007-050

Program. Joint meeting of 97th Congress to commemorate 100th anniversary of birth of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1982 January 28. 1 item. Unknown donor. Sc2007-072

Program. WV Centennial for Martinsburg and Berkeley County, 1963 June 22-30. 1 item. Marsha Clark Plybon, Parkersburg. Sc2007-037

Publication. Article on Silver Bridge collapse from Popular Science, 1968 March. 1 item. Larry L. Legge, Barboursville. Sc2007-062

Publication. In Memoriam booklet for State Senator William Nicholas Jasper of Greenbrier County, 1941 February 27. 1 item. Connie Bowling, Charleston. Sc2007-019

Publication. Yank the Army Weekly with Franklin Roosevelt's death and Harry Truman becoming president, 1945 May 11. 1 item. Lorraine Parr, Cross Lanes. Sc2007-068

Scrapbooks. Musicians, especially Vandalia Gathering 1987-1994. 2 volumes. Mrs. Webb, Charleston?. Sc2007-061

Scrapbooks. Rosalind Funk, secretary to governors Meadows, Patteson and Marland, much pertaining to Patteson's life, 1929-1970. 3 volumes and 2 boxes. Purchase. Sc2007-076

Scrapbooks. Stonewall Jackson Class of 1942 reunions, 1962-2006. 5 volumes. Unknown donor. Sc2007-060

Slack, Congressman John M. Jr. Collection. Scrapbooks, 1948-1980. 49 volumes. John M. Slack III, Charleston. Sc2007-059

USS West Virginia. Materials collected during research and writing of Mountaineer Battlewagon by Myron J. Smith, Jr., 1920s-1982. 1 box. Myron J. Smith, Jr., Salem. Sc2007-047

WV NOW. Articles and biographies of NOW award winners, officers and activities, 1966-1996. 1 folder. WV Historical Education Foundation, Charleston. Sc97-27acc

Yearbook. CD-ROM of South Charleston High School, Memoirs, 1958. 1 item. Joan Bennet Belcher, South Charleston. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbook. CD-ROM of Mountain State Hospital and Training School for Nurses, annual, 1926. 1 item. J. K. Bora, Troy, MI. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbook. Petersburg High School, Petro-Schola, 1961. 1 volume. Transfer from Underwood papers. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbook. Richwood High School, Mnemosyne, 1928, 1 volume. Vera Talbert, Charleston. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbook. Richwood High School, Woodsman, 1940 in 1939 cover, 1 volume. Pat Williams, Belle. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbook. Victory High School, 1924. 1 volume. Robert W. J. Williams, Washington, DC. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbook. West Virginia University Monticola, 1909. 1 volume. David Banon, Philadelphia, PA. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbooks. Braxton County High School, Eagle, 2004-2005. 2 volumes. Department of Education, Charleston. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbooks. Elkview Junior High, 1974, 1976-1977. 3 volumes. Becky Bennett, Newark, DE. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbooks. Morris Harvey College, Harveyan, 1960, 1969-1971. 4 volumes. Barbara Wolfe Harvey, Tornado. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbooks. Nitro High School, 1942-1945. 4 volumes. Dorothy Santrock, Cross Lanes. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbooks. Stonewall Jackson High School, 1956-1957. 3 volumes. Becky Bennett, Newark, DE. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbooks. West Virginia State College, 1990, 1992-1993. 3 volumes. Greg Carroll, Hurricane. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbooks. West Virginia University, Monticola, 1954-1958. 5 volumes. L. Owen Moore, Lemoyne, PA. Sc2005-003acc

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