West Virginia State Archives


State Government Records Accessioned

Court of Claims. Silver Bridge claimants vs. Department of Highways, 1973-1975. 1 box. West Virginia Court of Claims. Ar1974

Jefferson County Circuit Court. Case file of William Blizzard treason trial, 1921-1923. 1 box. Jefferson County Circuit Clerk's Office, Charles Town Ar1972

Kanawha County. Chancery and law orders, executions, Superior Court minutes and executions, 1809-1869. 22 volumes. Cathy Gatson, Kanawha County Circuit Clerk, Charleston. Ar1978

Library Commission. Information on state libraries, building projects and other library-related materials, 1956-1983. 11 boxes and oversized. Library Commission. Ar1975

Ohio County. Primary election returns, 1914; land tax books 1908, 1914; personal property tax books 1865, 1876-77, 1877, 1908, 1914, 1915. 9 items. Unknown donor. Ar1977

Secretary of State. Inaugural Voter's Hall of Fame honoring oldest person who had voted at least 50 consecutive years in each county, 2008. 2 volumes. Secretary of State's office. Ar1971

Supreme Court of Appeals. Documents relating to Carrie Williams vs. Board of Education of Fairfax District and other J. R. Clifford materials, 1896-2009. 1 box. Supreme Court of Appeals. Ar1973

Upshur County. Bond books, 1877-1915. 3 volumes. Upshur County Clerk's Office, Buckhannon. Ar1976

Wise, Governor Robert E. Sunny Day grants and miscellaneous records, 2001-2004. 1 box. Office of the Governor. Ar1950acc

Audio-Visual Materials Accessioned

Right Beside the River documentary by WQED about Ohio River from Moundsville to Pittsburgh signed by crew, DVD, 2009. 1 item. Transfer from Grave Creek. Av2009-167

Snowshoe Institute. Tapes, CDs and other materials of performers at artistic event series at Snowshoe Mountain Resort, 2000-2005. 1 box. Sally Love, Charleston. Av2009-141

Manuscripts Accessioned

Account book. Barbour County business, 1852-1856. 1 volume. Unknown donor. Ms2009-137

Account book. Invoice book of B. H. French, 1847-1853. 1 volume. Unknown donor. Ms2009-136

Address to Rosie the Riveters. Remarks of Assistant Defense Attache Lt. Col. Martine Disrckx of the Belgian Embassy at Shepherd University, 2009 Nov. 7. 1 item. Embassy of Belgium, Washington, DC. Ms2009-149

Ancestor charts. Charts for Nancy Leanore Carney, Hubert Carlin Simms and James William Warren Toney, n.d. 3 items. Virginia S. Toney, Houston, TX. Ms2009-058

Bahlmann, Captain William F. Correspondence between Ronald Moser and Larry Legge re: Bahlmann, his Southern Cross of Honor and research materials, 2003 July. 1 item. Larry Legge, Barboursville. Ms2009-061

Bradley, Ruby Collection. Articles, service record and other information on highly decorated Army nurse from Spencer, most photocopied from National Archives, 1940s-1995. 1 box. Stan Bumgardner, Charleston. Ms2009-104

Carte, Clarence. Prayer books, address book and other effects of Navy man, ca. 1939-1940s. 1 box. Unknown donor. Ms2009-014

Cass, Pocahontas Supply Company. Documents regarding town and company donated to Cass Scenic Railroad State Park by Westvaco, 1900-1942. 15 items. Dave Caplinger, Cass Scenic Railroad State Park, Cass. Ms2009-140

Civil War. Diary of James W. Carlin, 17th OVI (3 months), (copy via email), 1861. 1 item. Martin Stewart, Troy, OH. Ms79-18.1:81

Civil War. Diary of Private Harvey Moore, Company F, 23rd Ohio, 1862. 1 item. Purchase. Ms79-18.1:80

Civil War. Letter from unknown female southern sympathizer which mentions Battle of Seven Pines, General Stonewall Jackson, ca. 1862. 1 item. Unknown donor. Ms79-18.1:78

Civil War. Letter written from Weston appearing to recall action, 1865. 1 item. Steve Cunningham, Charleston. Ms79-18.1:79

Civil War. Pension files of Joshua York, private, 167th WV Militia (photocopies), 1866. 1 item. Unknown donor. Ms79-18-2.13

Cochran, Wes Collection. Miscellaneous genealogical notes, n.d. 6 folders. Wes Cochran, Parkersburg. Ms2009-018

Community Service Roundtable of Huntington. Newsletters, membership lists and other documents, 1977-1995. 2 boxes. Judy Rule, Cabell County Public Library, Huntington. Ms2009-016

Comstock, Jim. Letter to subscribers of West Virginia Hillbilly signed by Comstock, 1971 Sept. 2. 1 item. Transfer from library. Ms2009-062

Contic, Phillip Edward Jr. and Mary Etta Evans Collection. World War II correspondence from soldier back to girlfriend and later wife in Kingwood, 1940-1945. 2 boxes. Phillip Contic, Providence, RI. Ms2009-013

Copeland, Luella Conner. Family history of Copeland, mostly Monroe, Greenbrier and Kanawha counties including Conner, Ellis, Hanger, Reader, Rader families (photocopies), n.d. 1 item. Purchase. Ms2009-065

Cork, Jacob Collection. Legal books, clippings, documents, 1880s. 1 box. Unknown donor. Ms2009-135

Costa, Jim Collection. Correspondence, E. Rooke and Company, Kanawha Salines, to J. W. Jones and W. W. Jones; letter from Pvt. Carl Gwinn, Co. B, 108th to M. N. Gwinn from Luxembourg (photocopies), 1873-1880, 1919. 1 folder. Jim Costa, Talcott. Ms2009-080

Cross family. History of family of Lucius Cross Sr and Thirza Stanley Cross, ca. 1802-1992. 1 box and 1 volume. Dorothy Staats Kerns, Ripley. Ms2009-142

Daybook. Marshall County resident Jasper Newton Wayman, 1837 Feb. 16-1838 April. 1 volume. Ben Johnson, Midland, TX. Ms2009-002

Daybook. W. H. Steward, Sistersville, 1896-1897. 1 volume. Joe Geiger, Huntington. Ms2009-083

Diary. Diary of Aunt Jane Bennett, Harrison County, extracted by Clark Spriggs, 1860-1865. 1 item. Unknown donor. Ms2009-026

Dolan Hotel. Guest register and index of Orlando, Lewis County hotel (photocopy), 1919-1930. 1 volume and 1 folder. David L. Parmer, Hinton. Ms2009-046

Dowd family. Account of "Prison Life in the War" by John B. Dowd (photocopy); autograph book of Cora Dowd; correspondence from U. S. Military History Institute re: donation of Dowd papers; ca. 1877, 1886, 1980s. 3 items. Oma L. Rose, Reno, NV. Ms2009-066

Dunning deeds. Kanawha County property, 1835-1843. 2 items. Fred Menard c/o Raamie Barker, Chapmanville. Ms2009-011

Ely-Thomas Lumber Co. History and lists of some workers at Werth, Nicholas County, n.d. 1 item. Unknown donor. Ms2009-069

Family histories. Printout of "Joel Hager's Southern West Virginia Research" including Cooke, Griffith, Bailey, Walker, Bragg, Tolliver, Brown, Browning, Brooks and Stewart families, n.d. 1 item. Olaf Walker, Charleston. Ms2009-073

Fayetteville cemetery. Research on Fleshman cemetery, Confederate graves, 2004-2005. 1 volume. Agnes Casto, Fayetteville. Ms2009-116

Fesenmaier, Steve Collection. Materials about Ken Hechler, WV films and authors, 1933-2009. 1 box and 1 oversized folder. Steve Fesenmaier, Charleston. Ms2009-153

Flynn, Franklin Collection. Correspondence and forms, many of Z. D. Ramsdell, 5th Virginia Infantry, 1861-1864. 6 items. Franklin Flynn, Fairmont. Ms2009-096

Foster, Dr. Charles H. Correspondence between Foster and Boyd B. Stutler on George Luther Stearns, John Brown and other common research interests, 1960. 8 items. David A. Foster, Minneapolis, MN Ms2009-064

Goff family. Digital scans of documents and photos, 2005. 2 CDs. Philip Goff. Ms2005-042acc

Gray, Earl. Family history of Earl "Catfish" Gray, 2009. 1 item and 1 CD. Jessica McManus, Corsicana, TX. Ms2009-154

Greer, Mike Collection. Correspondence, reports and other materials of member of House of Delegates, Salem College faculty and Public Service Commission, 1964-1989. 12 boxes. Mike Greer, Clarksburg. Ms2009-133

Haden, Judge Charles H. II Collection. Correspondence, speeches and opinions of Supreme Court justice and later Federal judge, 1946-2004. 3 boxes. Amy Haden, Charleston. Ms2009-042

Hall family history. Notes on Hall family sent by Granville D. Hall to Virgil A. Lewis, 1907. 1 item. Transfer from library. Ms2009-077

Harmon, Senator C. N. Collection. Correspondence and other materials, 1987-1990. 2 boxes. Unknown donor. Ms2009-095

Hatfield, Mrs. Harold E. Collection. Genealogy notes including Burdette, Kyger/Geiger, Hopkins, Ingraham, Nixon, Beeler, Henckel, Bauer, Dentzer, Wagner, McMurray, Gorrell, Pitts and Ward families, n.d. 2 folders. Mrs. Harold E. Hatfield, Mineral Wells. Ms2009-019

Herndon, Judith A. Collection. Papers of Mount de Chantal graduate, legislator and Reagan state campaign manager in 1976 and 1980, 1941-1996. 18 boxes and 3 oversized folders. Gregory J. Herndon, Wheeling. Ms2009-150

Higginbotham, Wilma Collection. Correspondence, family papers, tax receipts, 1907-1977. 1 box. Kaye Reynolds, Midway, TX. Ms2009-094

Hill family. Ledger book of Bruno Caleb Hill; paper on families of Island Creek area, Lincoln County, by Ruford Burton Hill, 1901-1914, 1980. 2 items. Clara M. Hill, Albuquerque, NM. Ms2009-081

Holliday, Senator Robert K. Collection. Papers of state senator, 1924-2008. 12 boxes and 2 oversized. Robert K. Holliday, Fayetteville. Ms2009-092

Holsberry, John L. Jr. Collection. Materials re: athletic director's association, Rainelle, Braxton Co. High, clippings; 1937-1979. 1 box. John Holsberry, Jr., Royal Palm Beach, FL. Ms2009-088

International Women's Year Collection. Materials relating to the WV celebration, tax studies, 1970-1985. 7 boxes. Unknown donor. Ms2009-151

Jones-Imboden Raid. Talk by Ken Corvell to Monongalia Historical Society on Morgantown raid, 2001 March 23. 1 item. Unknown donor. Ms2009-070

Journal of Rev. Cyprian Gehrling, OFM Cap. Journal of early Capuchin priest during establishment of St. Ladislaus Church (now St. Anthony) in Charleston (photocopy), 1907-1919. 1 item. St. Anthony Church, Charleston. Ms2009-024

Kanawha County. Deed between Frank Woodman and John W. Wilson, 1880 December 2. 1 item. Lawrence W. Shivertaker, Orange Park, FL. Ms2009-160

Kanawha County deed. Frank Woodman to John W. Wilson (photocopies), 1882 December 2. 1 item. Ruby F. Shivertaker, Orange Park, FL Ms2009-098

Kanawha County. Marriages compiled by Julia Morris Wintz, 1933. 1 volume. Transfer from library. Ms2009-027

Kennedy, John F. Letter on Kennedy for President letterhead to John E. Faulconer, Hinton Daily News, (photocopy), 1960 May 31. 1 item. Bob Beanblossom, Charleston. Ms2009-143

Land grant. Cabell County, Silas Cooper by Governor Tazewell, 1834 July 10. 1 item Betty Gregory, Hamlin. Ms80-284acc

Land grant. Definitions and article about history of Virginia Land Office (photocopies), n.d. 1 item. Auditor's office. Ms2009-063

Land grant. Pendleton County, Noah Hammond by Governor Tazewell (photocopy), 1835 January 8. 1 item. Koren Rawlings, Franklin. Ms80-284acc

Larner, John W. Collection. Information and notes on his research into West Virginia Penitentiary art, 1866-2004. 1 folder. Dr. John W. Larner. Ms2009-044

Letter. Allie C. Prichard of Charleston to "cousin Grace" with family news, 1895 March 20. 1 item. Unknown donor. Ms2009-007

Literary manuscript. Ancestors of Robert Hallis Brooks, n.d. 1 volume. Transfer from library. Ms2009-043

Literary manuscript. "The Battle of Droop Mountain November 6, 1863" by Captain E. R. Howery, ca. 1930s. 1 item. Mayford Jackson, Clendenin. Ms2009-079

Literary manuscript. Christmas in the Coal Fields by Audella Grubb Evans, n.d. 1 item. Audella Grubb Evans in memory of Douglas C. Evans Sr. and Bernard B. Grubb via Chris Evans Watson, Chester, VA. Ms2009-032

Literary manuscript. Development of Church Pioneering in the Upper Ohio Valley by Samuel Charles Jones, Marshall County Historical Society, n.d. 1 item. Transfer from Library. Ms2009-102

Literary manuscript. A Gathering of the Clan by Carl E. Steele, Jr., 1995. 1 volume Transfer from library. Ms2009-004

Literary manuscript. John Brown Photo Chronology 1846-1859 by Jean Libby, 2003. 1 item. Jean Libby via Fred Armstrong. Ms2009-115

Literary manuscript. Life in Western Virginia During the American Revolution by Betty Parker, 1971. 1 item. Unknown donor. Ms2009-020

Literary manuscript. Life of a Coal Miner by Ed Kelly (photocopy), 1977. 1 item. Unknown donor. Ms2009-021

Literary manuscript. "A Memoir of the Book Lovers Club..." by Mrs. Ruth Stephenson Norman and "The Book Lovers of Charleston" by Mrs. Edmonia Grider, 1933, 1994. 2 items. Ancella Bickley, Florida. Ms2009-072

Literary manuscript. Mine Own People by John House (photocopy), 1903. 1 volume. Wes Cochran, Parkersburg. Ms2009-005

Literary manuscript. Notes on James Rumsey and Robert Fulton written on House of Delegates letterhead, n.d. 1 item. Unknown donor. Ms2009-103

Literary manuscript. "Notes on West Virginia History" by Virginia Duffield, 1942. 1 item. Transfer from library. Ms2009-074

Literary manuscript. Our Daddy is a Coal Miner by Casey Erwin (photocopy), 2007. 1 item. Casey Erwin, Delbarton. Ms2009-022

Literary manuscript. A Reminiscence West Columbia of a Half Century Ago Contrasted with the West Columbia of Today by John L. Mason, 1909. 1 item. Transfer from Library. Ms2009-023

Literary manuscript. Script of play "Mother Angel" about Mother Jones by G. Musinsky, n.d. 1 item. Phyl Charnes, Clarksburg. Ms2009-113

Literary manuscript. "Some Experiences of Country Attorney During More Than Fifty Years" by Daniel James French Strother (photocopy), ca. 1930s. 1 item. Unknown donor. Ms2009-082

Literary manuscript. "The Way We Were - West Virginia State College in the 1960s" by Dr. Edwin D. Hoffman and "The Blacks in One White Man's Life" by Dr. Hoffman, n.d. 2 items. Unknown donor. Ms2009-071

Mason School of Music. Correspondence, programs and other materials about Charleston music school and founder W. S. Mason, 1890s-1970s. 8 folders. Stan Bumgardner, Charleston. Ms2009-012

Meadows, Francis B. Correspondence, memorabilia of army corporal killed in Egypt in 1945, 1922-1951. 1 box. Vicki K. Aliff and Wilby D. Aliff, Beckley. Ms2009-015

Methodist History, history of Halleck School (Monongalia County); letter from Boyd Stutler to Major Thornton Perry; 1892-1957. 4 items. Bookworm and Silverfish, Wytheville, VA. Ms2009-101

Nettles family. Information on Abraham Nettles, Revolutionary War soldier, n.d. 1 item. Dalta D. Pauley, Nitro. Ms2009-112

Norman family. Information on Mrs. John Norman and her work on WKAZ radio; curriculam vitae and bibliography of her son, Dr. John C. Norman; 1938-2008. 2 items and 2 CDs. Dr. John C. Norman, Concord, MA. Ms2009-155

Nutter, T. Receipt to W. J. Christopher for purchase of "Thomas WV History Progress and Development" by Nutter on Thomas Graded and High Schools letterhead, 1906 Oct. 20. 1 item. Bettijane Burger, Charleston. Ms2009-076

Nyers, Amelia. Correspondence and other research material of poet and dancer born in Benwood (photocopies), 1941-81. 1 folder. Amelia Nyers, South Bend, IN. Ms2009-075

Peterson, Roland H. Collection. Family correspondence, St. Albans groups and Carbide employee papers of Peterson family members, including Russell and WWII 83rd Chemical Mortar Battalion, 1880-1999. 5 boxes and oversized. Marcia P. Daoust, Huntington. Ms2009-008

Place names in West Virginia compiled by Mary M. Jenkins, n.d.. 1 volume. Transfer from library. Ms2009-028

Poems. Crossing Chelyan Bridge by Taun Relihan, 1996. 1 item. Taun Consentino Relihan, Menlo Park, CA. Ms2009-029

Poffenbarger family. Correspondence and addresses of Livia Simpson Poffenbarger and Judge George Poffenbarger, much of it regarding his possible 1921 appointment to 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1907-1935. 3 folders. Unknown donor. Ms2009-084

Preece, Bonnie Beatrice Browning. Recollections of early life in Putnam County; writings on coal camps, correspondence of son-in-law John Stanley on mining, 1913-1998. 1 folder. John Stanley. Ms2009-003

Press release. Congressman Bob Wise schedule for day he announced campaign for governor, 1999 May 3. 1 item. Thomas S. Pring, Charleston. Ms2009-034

Preston Funeral Home. Records of Charleston African-American funeral home, 1941-1975. 3 boxes. Phyllis Preston Jarrett, Cincinnati, OH. Ms2009-017

Richardson, James Collection. Genealogical materials re: Lilly, Farley, Harvey, Basham, Meadows/Meador and other families, n.d. 27 boxes. Estate of James Richardson c/o Ellen Richardson Pritchard Ms2009-134

Robson, Viola Collection. Materials relating to World War I Gold Star mother, 1917-1943. 1 box. Pauline Viola Robson Wilkerson, Dunbar. Ms2009-152

Rucker family. Notes and information compiled for Civil War medal claim for Henry Rucker, member of 45th Infantry (Colored) (photocopies), n.d. 1 item. Scarlett Lynn Rucker, Dallas, TX. Ms2009-099

Ruffner Memorial Park. Deeds, court cases and other documents pertaining to Charleston park (transcripts, photocopies), 1831-1950. 1 folder. Unknown donor. Ms2009-067

St. Marks Episcopal Church. Early history and lists of baptisms, marriages and deaths in St. Albans church (photocopies), 1808-1906. 2 volumes. St. Mark's Episcopal Church, St. Albans. Ms2009-045

Smith, Carolyn Thompson Collection. Meadow River Lumber worker account books, Greenbrier Co. banks, autographed piece about Senator Robert C. Byrd; 1925-1971. 1 box. Carolyn Thompson Smith, Charleston. Ms2009-089

Snowshoe Institute. Operating files of group that sponsored cultural and artistic event series at Snowshoe Mountain Resort, 2000-2005. 3 boxes. Sally Love, Charleston. Ms2009-141

Spainhour, David L. AFL materials and timebook for Libbey Owens machinist, 1903-1906. 1 folder. James G. Spainhour, Charleston. Ms2009-078

Spotswood, George. Letters from Spotswood of Charleston to James Madison (transcripts), 1831, 1834. 2 items. Robert Krause, James Madison's Montpelier, Orange, VA. Ms2009-060

Stanton family history. Notes and other materials compiled by Michael Traubert, ca. 2000. 1 folder. Michael Traubert, Wellsburg. Ms2009-068

Summers County. Receipts and documents regarding Campbell, Flanagan and Murrell families (photocopies), 1884-1909. 5 items. Becky Gill, Hinton. Ms2009-158

Summers County, proclamation. Letter from James Sims to Senator Stephen B. Elkins about Hinton postmaster appointment; proclamation of Governor Cornwell calling special session of February 1920; letter from state senator Cecil Highland about funding capitol building; 1897-1927. 3 items. Emily Warden, Charleston. Ms2009-156

Taylor, Mary Ann "Polly" Price. Notes by Carrie Carte trying to prove Cherokee ancestry of Taylor, n.d. 1 item. Transfer from Library. Ms2009-114

Teacher's Chapter, Business and Professional People's Alliance for Better Textbooks. Public announcement of founding session, fall 1974; testimony of Karl C. Priest as group representative, Dec. 12, 1974. 1 folder. Karl C. Priest, Poca. Ms2009-025

Tompkins Family collection. Correspondence, financial records and papers of Cedar Grove businessman Roger Tompkins Sr; Kanawha County teacher Pauline Tompkins and son Roger Tompkins Jr, WVU student body president, Rhodes scholar, Delegate and Attorney General, 1838-1983. 10 boxes and 1 oversized folder. Patty Vandergrift Tompkins, Charleston. Ms2009-126

Vickers, Simeon Edward & Bertha Smoot. Vickers family correspondence, Lincoln Co. materials, 1861-1957. 2 boxes and 1 oversized folder. Anna L. Bailey, Elkview. Ms2009-091

West Virginia Historical Society. Annual meeting information, membership lists and other materials, 1926-1973. 3 folders. Transfer from Library. Ms2009-148

Williams, Larry. Reminiscences of his life and ancestors, 2003. 1 item. Larry G. Williams, Sr., Munroe Falls, OH. Ms2009-159

Williams, Mary L. Collection. NAACP Charleston Branch materials, 1943-1982. 1 box. Unknown donor. Ms2009-009

Williams, Robert Collection. Materials relating to Charleston High students and band members, ca. 1935-1977. 2 boxes. Robert Williams, Malcomb, IL. Ms2009-138

Wireman, Claude Eugene. Information on 47th Infantry including unit newsletters (photocopies), 1943-44, 1980s. 1 folder. Mirl K. Wireman, Looneyville. Ms2009-157

Woman's Club of Charles Town. Minute books, 1921-1932. 2 volumes. General Federation of Women's Clubs, Washington, DC. Ms2009-100

World War II. Letters, memos relating to foreign diplomats held at Greenbrier and FBI materials relating to their exchange (photocopies), 1941-1942. 1 folder. William H. Stewart, Charleston. Ms2009-006

Wright, Harriette. Papers of first African-American female professor at Concord, Bluefield resident and member of local groups including NAACP, 1924-2007. 2 boxes. Pat Konarski, Gainesville, GA. Ms2009-139

Microforms Accessioned

Highways. Microfilm showing road construction and documentation, 1970s-80s. 11 boxes. Division of Highways Mi2009-093

Photographs Accessioned

Baseball. B&W of Piedmont team, n.d. 1 item. Joe Geiger, Huntington. Ph2009-041

Blacks. Copy print of Lincoln School, Hinton; 97th birthday of Mrs. Eva O. Peters; ca. 1913, ca. 2000. 2 items. Ancella Bickley, Florida. Ph2009-052

Bollinger Collection. Copy prints of Charleston-area scenes by W. E. Bollinger, 1920s-40s. 111 items. Kramer Bollinger, Charleston. Ph2009-132

Bradley, Ruby. Digital scans of Katie Cox and Ruby Bradley, 2000-2002. 9 items. Christine Cox, Spencer. Ph2009-104

Bradley, Ruby. Digital scans of Ruby Bradley, 1954-2000. 17 items. Patsy E. McKown, Spencer. Ph2009-104

Bradley, Ruby. Digital scans of Ruby Bradley crowning queen of first Black Walnut Festival, 1954. 4 items. Cheryl Congleton, Marietta, OH. Ph2009-104

Bradley, Ruby. Digital scans of Ruby Bradley including meeting with President Bill Clinton, ca. 1950-1985. 43 items. Charles Bradley, Prestonsburg, KY. Ph2009-104

Bradley, Ruby. Digital scans of Ruby Bradley, Spencer High Rubicola pages, 1926-1963. 9 items. Roane County Public Library, Spencer. Ph2009-104

Bradley, Ruby. Digital scans of Ruby Bradley with cousin Ivan Bradley, 1960s-2000. 2 items. Patricia Bradley, Covington, VA. Ph2009-104

Bradley, Ruby. Digital scan of Thomas Bradley and family (Ruby's uncle), 1940s. 1 item. Janice Remley, Uhrichsville, OH. Ph2009-104

Brown, L. Bernidean Collection. B&W of Charleston area, various local blacks, ca. 1920-46. 5 items. L. Bernidean Brown, Columbus, OH. Ph2009-059

Carbide, Kanawha County. B&W showing plant at Blaine Island, workers, Sal Palagreco and bride, Turner daughters, miscellaneous scenes, ca. 1930s. 20 items. Nancy M. Rohr, Huntsville, AL. Ph2009-087

Carpenter Glassplate Collection. Copy prints from collection of negatives taken by William E. Carpenter, 1880s-1900. 307 items. Hackers Creek Pioneer Descendants, Horner. Ph2009-131

Charleston. B&W of teachers, possibly Union District, 1905. 1 item. David J. Savage, Wyoming, OH. Ph2009-147

Clevenger family, Layne/Comer grocery. Copy negatives of Clevenger family at Fairview, Webster County and store at Owens, Kanawha County, n.d., 1918. 2 items. Gregory R. Barton, Ellenboro. Ph2009-047

Construction. B&W of road construction, unidentified location, ca. 1940s. 5 items. Unknown donor. Ph2009-085

Eanes family. B&W of McDowell County family, ca. 1900-1940s. 19 items. Debra Basham, Elkview. Ph2009-054

Fenton glass. B&W print of piece taken by Borgon Tanner for class at Ohio University, ca. 1950s. 1 item. Borgon Tanner, Vanceboro, ME. Ph2009-040

Forts. Postcards of Fort Ashby; B&W of Fort Donnally, n.d. 3 items. Transfer from library. Ph2009-057

Gertz, August. Copy print of Gertz with 1914 Indian motorcycle, 1917. 1 item. Roger Gertz, Logan. Ph2009-050

Haden, Judge Charles H. II Collection. B&W and color, mostly portraits of Supreme Court justice and later Federal judge, 1972-2004. 1 box. Amy Haden, Charleston. Ph2009-042

Harmon, Senator C. N. Collection. B&W photographs, 1970s-80s. 1 folder oversized. Unknown donor. Ph2009-095

Herndon, Judith A. Collection. Prints and negatives of Mount de Chantal graduate, legislator and Reagan state campaign manager in 1976 and 1980, 1948-1993. 1 box Gregory J. Herndon, Wheeling. Ph2009-150

Higginbotham, Wilma Collection. Postcards, Marshall vs. Ohio University, Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Service, 1935-1971. 1 box. Kaye Reynolds, Midway, TX. Ph2009-094

Holt, Homer. Copy prints of baby photos of Homer Adams Holt and Isabel Wood, ca. 1900-1905. 2 items. Isabel Holt Dannenberg, Metairie, LA. Ph2003-292acc

Hoover, Bryce Collection. Negatives of Widen area, including strike, 1950s. 502 items. Jerry Stover, Clay. Ph2009-130

Kanawha Textbook Controversy. Copy negatives of Alice Moore and family, board, 1969-1978. 8 items. Alice Moore, Michie, TN. Ph2009-145

Kennedy, John F. B&W portrait sent to John E. Faulconer, Hinton Daily News, signed "Thanks, Jack", 1960. 1 item. Bob Beanblossom, Charleston. Ph2009-143

Kresse, William Collection. B&W prints and copy negatives of unidentified people, n.d. 7 prints and 10 negatives. William Anderson Kresse, Buffalo, NY. Ph2009-123

Lincoln County. B&W of Lower Island Creek School, ca. 1918; funeral of Ardell Turley, May 1921. 2 items. Clara M. Hill, Albuquerque, NM. Ph2009-081

Logan County. B&W and color of Logan County scenes, 1950s-70s. 1 box (125 items). David R. Stillwell, West Logan. Ph2009-144

Logan County. Copy negatives of coal photos, 1945-1956. 10 items. Jarrel Perry, Verdunville. Ph2009-106

Page. Color prints of watercolors of various buildings by Charles L. King, ca. 2007. 6 items. Charles L. King, Santa Barbara, CA. Ph2009-049

Panoramic. Belle Meade Coal Mining crew (copy print), 1952. 1 item. Audella Grubb Evans in memory of Douglas C. Evans Sr. and Bernard B. Grubb via Chris Evans Watson, Chester, VA. Ph2009-032

Panoramic. Scottish Rite Bodies of Wheeling by Kossuth, 1919 April 25. 1 item. Lorraine Parmer, Richmond, CA. Ph2009-031

Panoramic. View of early plant at Belle (copy print), n.d. 1 item. Bob Moore, Charleston. Ph2009-030

Peterson Family Collection. B&W of family members, Charleston, 1930s-1960s. 1 box. Marcia P. Daoust, Huntington. Ph2009-008

Portrait, Jackson, John Jay. B&W removed from memorial publication, ca. 1850s, 1870s. 5 items. Transfer from library. Ph2009-056

Portrait, Jones, Mary Harris. B&W of Mother Jones with another woman and military officer while under house arrest in Pratt, 1913. 1 item. Purchase. Ph2009-039

Portrait, Scott, Mrs. Nathan B. Carte de visite, ca. 1863. 1 item. Sally McCann, East Leroy, MI. Ph2009-051

Postcard. Aerial view of Kanawha River and Charleston, 1946. 1 item. John R. Sleboda, Franklinton, NC. Ph2009-038

Postcard. Airplane view of Wheeling, 1943. 1 item. Nelson Hooker, Moundsville. Ph2009-121

Postcard. Hotel Central, Central City (Huntington), ca. 1920-1930s. 1 item. Joe Geiger, Huntington. Ph2009-037

Postcard. National Christian Temperance Union Pledge, 1870s. 1 item. Transfer from library. Ph2009-035

Postcard. Wheeling showing Bridgeport and island, 1907. 1 item. Elizabeth Grogan Ewing, Tiffin, OH. Ph2009-120

Postcards. Biggs Armory, Huntington; Greetings from Barboursville; ca. 1920s-30s. 2 items. Joe Geiger, Huntington. Ph2009-119

Postcards. Harrison family members, Squire store, McDowell County, ca. 1915-1930s. 5 items. Garry Perry, Cartersville, GA. Ph2009-055

Postcards. Mountain Scenes, Midland Trail and State Route 21, 1930s. 1 item. Alhambra Historical Society, Inc., Alhambra, CA. Ph2009-146

Postcards. Mountain Scenes, Midland Trail and State Route 21, 1931. 1 item. Jeanne Szymanski, Alpena, MI. Ph2009-036

Postcards. 1913 Ohio River flood, many in Parkersburg area, 1913 March. 90 items. Barbara Allen, Tucson, AZ. Ph2009-010

Postcards. Schmulbach Building, Wheeling; Rock Springs Park boat landing, Chester; Main Street, Clarksburg; Old McCullum Homestead, Cooper's Rock State Forest; First Presbyterian Church, Moundsville; ca. 1910-1915. 5 items. Pat and Allen Hammer, Buckhannon. Ph2009-033

Postcards. Steel bridge, Wheeling; rhododendron; Greenbrier casino walk; 1940s. 3 items. Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan, Alpena, MI. Ph2009-118

Postcards. USNS Kanawha; Ruffner Hotel, Charleston; Daniel Boone Hotel, Charleston; Charleston General Hospital; ca. 1920s-1990s. 4 items. Thomas S. Pring, Charleston. Ph2009-034

Postcards. Various West Virginia scenes, n.d. 69 items. Catharine and Johnson Knowles, Forney, TX. Ph2009-117

Postcards, prints. Postcards of Hanging Rock near Romney, Hotel Hart, White Sulphur Springs; B&W of women on trip across WV including statue of Madonna of the Trail; n.d., 1942. 5 items. San Diego Historical Society, San Diego, CA. Ph2009-122

Preston County. B&W of Herbert Spindler, Circuit Clerk from 1935-1944 in office, ca. 1944. 2 items. Preston County Circuit Clerk's Office, Kingwood. Ph2009-124

Road construction, roadside parks. B&W prints, 1930s-40s. 3 volumes. Julian Ware, Princeton. Ph2009-127

Schools. Copy prints of Pleasant Hill Grade School, Tornado, Kanawha County; programs for Olive School, Fayette County (photocopies), 1904-1962. 7 items. David and Connie Wood, Angola, NY. Ph2009-048

Shields, Zaddock. Documentation of Taylor County cabinet maker's work, n.d. 4 items. Marshel Roy Cunningham, Montevalio, AL. Ph2009-086

Slides. Buffalo Creek disaster and recovery, 1972. 405 items. Library Commission. Ph2009-129

Slides. C&P Telephone Company, various slide shows, ca. 1970s-80s. 594 slides. C&P Telephone, Charleston. Ph2009-128

Smith, Nancy K. Collection. Postcards of various West Virginia scenes, n.d. 96 items. Nancy K. Smith, Greenwich, CT. Ph2009-001

Stevenson, Robert Collection. Prints of Beury and Nichol family members, n.d. 10 items. Robert Stevenson. Ph2009-097

Taylor Family. B&W of Harvey Taylor family, 1923. 1 item. Nancy Taylor, Huntington. Ph2008-026

Tompkins Family collection. B&W of Cedar Grove family, n.d. 1 oversized folder. Patty Vandergrift Tompkins, Charleston. Ph2009-126

Wheeling. B&W of Esso bus with Guy Lombardo, Wheeling mayor Gordon Fought and Standard Oil officials, 1934 December. 1 item. Virginia S. Toney, Houston, TX. Ph2009-058

Williams, Robert Collection. B&W relating to Charleston High students and band members, n.d. 1 folder. Robert Williams, Malcomb, IL. Ph2009-138

Williamstown. B&W of workers, possibly railroad, 1910. 1 item. Bookworm and Silverfish (gift), Wytheville, VA. Ph2009-053

Wright, Harriette. Photos of first African-American female professor at Concord, Bluefield and family, n.d. 1 box. Pat Konarski, Gainesville, GA. Ph2009-139

Yerkey family. B&W of Edward and Edwin Yerkey "The Tucson Twins" from various radio shows, ca. 1930s. 2 items. Edward B. Yerkey, no address. Ph2009-125

Special Collections Accessioned

Alvarez, Arsenio Albert Collection. Articles and brochures about international horse trainer, 1938-2009. 8 items. Manuell A. Alvarez, Kearneysville, WV. Sc2009-162

Bethany Woman's Club. Yearbooks, programs and articles, 1927-2009. 28 items. Helen Moren, Bethany. Sc2009-165

Blueprints. Huntington Galleries proposed theater and office addition, 1981 August 18. 2 items. Unknown donor. Sc2009-171

Broadside. Inauguration of the New State, 1863 June 11. 1 item. Unknown donor. Sc2009-109

Broadside. Sightseeing Flights of New River Gorge Bridge from Fayette Airport, n.d. 1 item. Transfer from Library. Sc2009-110

Calendars. S. A. Cody, Merchant and L. Z. Hundley, both Fayetteville businesses, 1933. 2 items. Unknown donor. Sc2009-166

Catalogue. McDonough Incentives, Parkersburg, products including shoes, Ames lawn tools, Gold Medal recreational products, 1980s. 1 item. Bookworm and Silverfish, Wytheville, VA. Sc2009-111

Drawings, history. Documentation of Building 107 (Hanger 1), Yeager Airport Air National Guard Base, 2008 November. 1 volume, 1 CD and 43 sheets. Engineering-environmental Management, Inc., Englewood, CO. Sc2009-107

Invitation. Dinner at Governor's Mansion and tour of museum, 2009 August 12. 1 item. Joe Geiger, Huntington. Sc2009-170

Invitation. Mercer County Historical Society dedication of Hall McKenzie Cemetery stone, 2009 August 21. 1 item. Joe Geiger, Huntington. Sc2009-168

Labels. Mountain State Brand Tomatoes, packed by Nicolette Canning Company, Parkersburg, n.d. 2 items. Joe Geiger, Huntington. Sc2009-173

Malden. Programs and walking tours about Malden, Booker T. Washington dedication, 2002-2009. 6 items. Larry L. Rowe, Charleston. Sc2009-161

Operation Tiger. Book and other materials about WWII event, 1988-2009. 7 items. James Reeves, Lancashire, England. Sc2009-169

Poster. Right Beside the River documentary by WQED about Ohio River from Moundsville to Pittsburgh signed by crew, 2009. 1 item. Transfer from Grave Creek. Sc2009-167

Program. Appalachian Festival, Morris Harvey College, autographed by Mary Lee Settle, Muriel Dressler, Davis Grubb, Clyde Ware and Barbara Kopple, 1979 March 22-23. 1 item. Purchase. Sc2009-108

Program. Charleston Ballet 25th Anniversary season, 1981. 2 items. Unknown donor. Sc2009-164

Program. Inauguration of Governor Herman Guy Kump, 1933 March 4. Sc2009-090

Publication. The Hatchet published for returning troops on USS George Washington, 1919 April 28. 1 item. Wilma Smith, Barboursville. Sc2009-172

Publication. Promotional flyer and booklet for "Temple of Democracy" documentary on capitol (later renamed "Moving Monument," 2007. 3 items. Motion Masters, Charleston. Sc2009-163

Scrapbook. World War II-era articles, most on Logan County servicemen (photocopies), 1940s. 1 volume. Jarrel Perry, Verdunville. Sc2009-106

Sheet music. Song of West Virginia by Ignatius Brennan and Fred Meister, 1911. 1 item. Purchase. Sc2009-105

Yearbook. Morris Harvey Harveyan, 1967. 1 volume. Carol Gallion, Miami. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbook. West Virginia University Monticola, 1937. 1 volume. Unknown Sc2005-003acc

Yearbooks. Assorted schools, 1908-1989. 26 volumes. Kanawha Valley Genealogy Society, Nitro. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbooks. Assorted schools, 1922-1991. 17 volumes and 1 photo. Woodrow Clay Hamilton, Hightown, VA. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbooks. Assorted titles, 1922-1993. 26 volumes. Woodrow Clay Hamilton, Jr., Hightown, VA. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbooks. Assorted schools, 1935-1985. 31 volumes. John Holsberry, Royal Palm Beach, FL. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbooks. Big Creek High School Memoirs, 1964-1966. 3 volumes. Alice V. Perry Malphus, Millington, TN. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbooks. Bluefield State College Blueprint, 1970-1971. 2 volumes. Dale McLaughlin, Pipestem. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbooks. Cedar Grove High (1962, 1966-1967, 1969) and West Virginia University (1954-1955, 1957, 1967). 8 items. Patty Tompkins Vandergrift, Charleston. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbooks. Cedar Grove High Trails, Montgomery Prep Spectator, Montgomery High Chien Gris, 1914-1964. 7 volumes. Patty Vandergrift Tompkins, Charleston. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbooks. Glenville State College Kanawhachen, 1972-1975. 4 items. Kim Johnson, Clendenin. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbooks. Ripley High Pioneer, South Charleston Loudspeaker, 1925, 1928. 2 volumes. Kaye Reynolds, Midway, TX. Sc2005-003acc

Yerkey family. Notes on Edward and Edwin Yerkey "The Tucson Twins" from various radio shows, n.d. 1 item. Edward Yerkey. Sc2009-125

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