West Virginia State Archives


State Government Records Accessioned

Capitol Building Commission. Minutes, 1941-1977. 6 volumes. Secretary of State's office. Ar1904acc

Jefferson County. Court documents for State vs. Walter Allen, T. C. Townsend for treason, 1921-1922. 2 boxes. Jefferson County Circuit Clerk, Charles Town. Ar2032

Mineral County. Circuit Court case files, 1866-1932. 2 boxes. Mineral County Circuit Clerk, Keyser. Ar2028

Mines. Report of Investigation Underground Coal Mine Explosion Upper Big Branch April 5, 2010 by US Mine Safety and Health Administration, 2012. 1 volume. MSHA, Beckley. Ar2030

Mines. Spruce Mine No. 1 Draft Environmental Impact Statement by U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, 2002 April. 1 volume. Transfer from library. Ar2029

Natural Resources. Study of mine refuse dumps undertaken after Buffalo Creek, 1973. 2 volumes and 1 volume maps. Unknown donor. Ar2031

Rockefeller, Governor John D. IV. Press releases, 1977-1984. 2 boxes. Transfer from State Documents. Ar1834acc

Manuscripts Accessioned

Boone, Burdette, Seaman and Board families. Family history notes, ca 1708-1980s. 1 folder. Dr. Barbara Snyder, South Charleston. Ms2012-024

Burgess family. Notes on George and Samuel Burgess, n.d. 1 item. Bernieda Justice, Pecks Mill. Ms2012-025

Frankenberger family. Deeds, Temple Israel materials and other documents of Moses Frankenberger family (photocopies), 1860-1973. 1 box. Neal Barkus, Shepherdstown. Ms2006-121acc

Goddard, Charles. Letter to Dr. Roy Bird Cook, removed from The Goddard Family, 1935 November 21. 1 item. Transfer from library. Ms2012-020

Hoskins, Herman and Louise Collection. Letters, most from Ensign and later Lieutenant Herman Hoskins to wife Louise and daughters Becky and Kay, assorted other family and friends, 1940-1945. 1 box. Rebecca Hoskins Goodwin, St. Albans. Ms2012-028

Light, William F. Letter from unknown person in Fulton County, PA, to Light of Great Capon Depot, Morgan County, 1851 June 23. 1 item. Unknown donor. Ms2012-023

Literary manuscript. William Casey Marland Governor of West Virginia 1953-1957 by Paul Franklin Lutz (Ph.D. dissertation for WVU), (photocopy), 1977. 1 item. Tod Kaufman, Charleston. Ms2012-018

Parkersburg Lodge No. 7 IOOF. Deed to John Neff and J. S. Harper for cemetery plot in IOOF cemetery, 1912 December 27. 1 item. Unknown donor. Ms2012-022

Reed, Charles Collection. Letters from Alexander Messer to daughter Haney Prater from Kentucky prison, serving life sentence for Hatfield-McCoy activities, 1901-1906. 10 items. Charles Allen Reed, Gastonia, NC. Ms2012-011

Thomas, Clint. Letters, articles and other information on Negro Leagues baseball player and later State Senate employee, 1970s-1980s. 2 folders. Transfer from State Senate via Jake Nichols. Ms2012-027

West Virginia Square and Round Dance Federation. History, some correspondence, 1987. 1 volume. Transfer from library. Ms2012-019

World War I. Letter from Private Wm. L. Martin in France to mother Belle Winals in Rainelle, 1919 January 23. 1 item. Maysel J. Osborne, South Charleston. Ms2012-026

Young, Henry Collection. Information on Young and related families, n.d. 4 boxes. Norma Miller, Charleston. Ms2012-037

YWCA. Letter from Mrs. Harriet R. Chamberlin to William B. Mathews describing various centers operated by YWCA in state, 1922 January 23. 1 item. Unknown donor. Ms2012-021

Photographs Accessioned

Beef O'Brady Bowl. Color prints of Marshall University vs. Florida International, 2011 December 20. 6 items. Matthew Turner, Office of the President, Marshall University, Huntington. Ph2012-012

Briquet plant. B&W of Davy or Berwind plant, n.d. 3 items. Unknown donor. Ph2012-009

Burdette, Nancy Boone. Tintype of Roane County resident, ca 1881. 1 item. Dr. Barbara Snyder, South Charleston. Ph2012-024

Capitol Complex. Color print of proposed master plan, ca. 1990s. 1 item. Unknown donor. Ph2012-016

Construction, family. B&W of steam shovel, Masontown, 1907 Aug 30; miners with buckets and family on porch, Fairmont, n.d. 2 items. Margaret Brennan, Wheeling. Ph2012-030

Drawing. Sketch and information on Norman S. Fitzhugh, Charleston native, business owner and accountant, drawn by Jack Moran, n.d. 1 item. Unknown donor. Ph2012-042

DuBois, Georgia Collection. B&W and color of Dunbar, Dunbar High and musical festivals, ca. 1900-2010. 106 items. Georgia DuBois, Exeter, NH. Ph2012-040

Etchings. James Swann views of Cass Scenic Railroad, Kanawha Public Library, Charleston Art Gallery of Sunrise, 1965-1970. 3 items. Glenn Carte, Charleston. Ph2012-014

Floods. B&W of Wheeling floods, 1910 March (4) and 1936 (32). 36 items. Robbie Shinn, Cleadlake, WA. Ph2012-007

Gill, Benjamin. Copy negative of Civil War veteran, 1908. 1 item. Charles F. Taylor, Mannington. Ph2012-015

Holt Family collection. Copy negatives of Holt and Dew families, Lewis County scenes, ca. 1870s-1952. 78 items. John M. Holt and Helen Early Jones, Weston. Ph2012-010

Kyle, WV. Copy print of Lynchburg Coal and Coke store with Eckman Cornet Band, ca. 1900-20. 1 item. Donna McClelland, Kaukauna, WI. Ph2012-006

Postcards. Capitol, John Henry statue, Old Stone House Ritchie County, WVU, ca. 1960s-2010. 9 items. Transfer from clippings. Ph2012-005

Postcards. The Greenbrier, ca. 2012. 9 items. Martha McKee, Education and the Arts. Ph2012-013

Slides. Views mostly of Wood County, some Charleston, Pence Springs, Wheeling, 1989-1990. 1 box (296 items). Laura Sparks VandenBosch, Boca Raton, FL. Ph2012-002

Slides. Views of state parks and forests, wildlife, flora, miscellaneous scenes, 1960s-1980s. 2 boxes (1196 items). Division of Natural Resources. Ph2012-001

Smith, Opie Drexel Collection. B&W of Bigley and Oakland schools, Gen. Thomas of Kentucky division; WWI soldiers, some identified; unidentified WWII or Korea soldier, 1861-1950s. 13 items. Carolyn Snodgrass, Charleston. Ph2012-008

Tabor, Brewster families. B&W of Greenbrier County families, panoramic of Concord College class ca. 1925-26 moved to panoramics), 1920s-1980s. 1 box (113 items). Jo Alice Heck, Huntington. Ph2012-003

West Virginia Square and Round Dance Federation. Color prints of emblem, members and patterns removed from literary mss, ca. 1987. 3 items. Transfer from library. Ph2012-019

Wheeling Bicentennial. Digital scans of slides taken by Leonard Rowley, 1969 July. 1 disk. Margaret Brennan, Wheeling. Ph2012-017

Special Collections Accessioned

Autographed works. Artificial collection of books signed or stamped by Robert C. Byrd, Jennings Randolph and John Slack, 1960-1970. 6 volumes. Dianne Fowler, Charleston. Sc2012-038

Autographed works. Artificial collection of books signed or stamped by Waitman T. Willey, J. M. Hagans, William B. Willey, and J. McGrew, ca. 1831-1897. 7 volumes. Transfer from West Virginia Independence Hall, Wheeling. Sc2012-038

Blueprints. West Virginia exhibits at New York World's Fair by Dave Ellies Industrial Design, Columbus, 1964. 7 sheets. Dr. William Grimes, Huntington. Sc2012-043

Blueprints, specifications, program. Materials related to construction of Big Creek District High School, football program and clippings, 1930-1968. 14 items. Gertrude G. Kennedy, East Canton, OH. Sc2012-044

Calendar, program. WV Celebration 2000 calendar and events schedule, 2000. 2 items. Unknown donor. Sc2012-034

Calendars. US Capitol Historical Society commemorating Sesquicentennial of Civil War, 2012. 3 items. Office of Congressman Nick Rahall, Washington, DC. Sc2012-033

Certificate. Tribute to Rachael Wilson principal of Ensign School, Cabell County from PTA, 1962 May 25. 1 item. Unknown donor. Sc2012-035

DuBois, Georgia Collection. Programs and other materials regarding Dunbar, Phillips family, music, ca. 1957-1987. 1 box. Georgia DuBois, Exeter, NH. Sc2012-040

Mellace, Robert P. Collection. Publications of Charleston Daily Mail editor, including last Sunday edition of Daily Mail, issue in lawsuit filed by James Sprouse, Life Magazine John F. Kennedy Memorial issue, 1923-1981. 5 items. Dianne Fowler, Charleston. Sc2012-039

Norman, John C. Sr. Collection. Architectural drawings of first black architect in state, ca. 1921-1959. 642 sheets and 6 volumes specifications. Dr. John C. Norman, Jr., Concord, MA. Sc2012-046

Publication. Casualty list from War Department News Bureau series B #50-108 (missing 83), 1919. 1 volume. Transfer from library. Sc2012-032

Publication. Pittsburgh Christian Advocate Historical Issue for West Virginia Methodism, 1926 Sep. 23. 1 item. Unknown donor. Sc2012-041

Publication. West Virginia University Football Vault, 2009. 1 item. Transfer from library. Sc2012-031

Publications, tickets, invitation. Beef O'Brady Bowl letter of invitation, program, luncheon program, tickets, parking pass and all-access pass Marshall University vs. Florida International, 2011 Dec. 20. 1 folder. Matthew Turner, Office of the President, Marshall University, Huntington. Sc2012-012

Rubber Fabricators. Scrapbooks, clippings and other materials of Grantsville and Richwood industries, 1950s-2012. 1 box. Herm Hoops, Jensen, UT. Sc2012-045

Scrapbook. Articles re: Civil War events reprinted in various newspapers, 1898-1935. 1 volume. Margaret Brennan, Wheeling. Sc2012-030

Scrapbook. WWII clippings, including many of WV men killed, wounded or missing, 1942-1945. 1 volume. Department of Veterans Assistance, Charleston. Sc2012-029

Scrapbooks. West Virginia NOW. August 2009-January 2012. 6 volumes. Bettijane Burger, Charleston. Sc97-27acc

Sheet music. L Elegance Polka Melodique by Kuhe, published by T. Cartwright, Wheeling, pre1863. 1 item. Purchase. Sc2012-036

USS West Virginia. John J. Morris Collection of USS West Virginia and Pearl Harbor materials, publications, drawings, 1922-1961. 1 box and 18 sheets oversized (W7 and ArProc046). Seattle Museum of History and Industry, Seattle, WA. Sc89-51acc

West Virginia Chess Association. Newsletters, yearbooks, 1942-2008. 2 boxes. Tom Bergquist, Huntington. Sc2012-004

Yearbook. Charleston High Charlestonian, 1927. 1 volume. Joetta Kuhn, Alum Creek. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbook. Morris Harvey Harveyan, 1953. 1 volume. Unknown donor. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbook. Shepherd College 1972. 1 volume. Henry Battle, Charleston. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbook. Sherrard Junior High Horizons, 1978; 2 photos of wrestling team. 1 volume and 2 photos. Sherrard Middle School, Wheeling, WV. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbook. Stonewall Jackson Jacksonian, 1986. 1 item. Thomas S. Pring, Charleston. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbook. WV State College 1967. 1 volume. Greg Carroll, Hurricane. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbook, school materials. Scott High Scottonian 1937; report card, diploma, exposition book, flowers scrapbook all from Scott High student Quentin Webb, 1935-1937. 5 items. Jeff Jones, Charleston. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbook. Wirt High Elizabethan, 1957. 1 volume. Unknown donor. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbooks. Burnsville Grade School (photocopies), Hinton High Dart, Hedgesville High Eagle, Parkersburg High Parhischan, Shepherd College Cohongoroota, 1929-1997. 13 volumes. David Parmer, Hinton. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbooks. Charleston High 1936-37; Morris Harvey 1939, 1941-42. 5 items. William H. McKee, Jr., Charleston. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbooks. Concord College Pine Tree, 1934-1935. 2 volumes. Rebecca Hoskins Goodwin, St. Albans. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbooks. Dunbar Junior High 1963; Dunbar High Bulldog 1965-1967; Morris Harvey 1967-1969; Union District and Dunbar High reunion 1999. 8 volumes. Georgia Phillips DeBlois, Exeter, NH. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbooks. Parkersburg Catholic 1956; Parkersburg High 1958-1961. 5 volumes. Colene Hile, Mesa, AZ. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbooks. Ravenswood High Nautilus, 1966-1968 3 volumes. Jerry Grady, Charleston. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbooks. Report cards and commencement program for Grace Tabor, Greenbrier High, 1914-1922. 5 items. Jo Alice Heck, Huntington. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbooks. Tygarts Valley High 1966; Morris Harvey 1959; WV Institute of Technology 1966. 3 volumes. Buffalo Creek Memorial Library, Man. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbooks, publication. WV State Arch 2001-2003; Fairmont State Mound 2006; Hurricane High 2011 Fall sports program. 5 items. Greg Carroll, Hurricane. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbooks. West Virginia University 1967-1968; Charleston Catholic 2002. 4 volumes. Greg Carroll, Hurricane. Sc2005-003acc

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