West Virginia State Archives


State Government Records Accessioned

Antiquities Commission. Correspondence and other records, 1965-1980. 1 box. Ken Bailey, Elkview. Ar2043

Board of Dentistry. Records of licenses issued to dentists and dental hygienists, 1922-1979; index of licensed dentists 1900-1977. 3 volumes. WV Board of Dentistry, Crab Orchard. Ar2039acc

Calhoun County. Circuit Court files including chancery, law and Supreme Court cases, 1848-1968. 59 boxes. Calhoun County Circuit Clerk, Grantsville. Ar2054

Gilmer County. Journal of the Board of Supervisors 1864-1868; Ordinances of the Board of Supervisors for Deeds 1865-1869. 2 volumes. Gilmer County Clerk, Glenville. Ar2053

Goldenseal Magazine. Old manuscript materials, 1975-2015. 29 boxes. Goldenseal Magazine. Ar2055

Hancock County. Circuit Court case files including suits against Weirton Steel, Homer Laughlin and other companies, 1961, 1963. 9 items. Hancock County Circuit Clerk, New Cumberland. Ar2052

Highways. Bridge records, non-current and replaced structures, 1968-2013. 1 box. Division of Highways, Parkersburg. Ar1895acc

Legislature. Papers of Oshel Parsons, House Parliamentarian and Assistant Clerk, 1935-1986. 2 boxes and oversized. Ar2046

Maryland vs. West Virginia. Various printed briefs, bills and other documents, ca. 1908-1912. 11 items. Transfer from library. Ar1960acc

Mineral County. Overseers of the Poor, Crop Lien and Hunters Licenses, 1866-1935. 3 volumes. Mineral County Clerk, Keyser. Ar2051

Mines. Logs and index cards for strip mining permits, ca. 1946-1967. 2 boxes and 1 oversized folder. West Virginia and Regional History Collection, Morgantown. Ar2045

Naturalization records. Mason County, 1910-1955. 4 volumes. Mason County Circuit Clerk, Point Pleasant. Ar1878acc

State Building Commission. State Building Revenue Bonds, including Science and Culture Center Series, State Office Building, and Public Safety Series, 1967-1992. 1 box. Secretary of State's Office. Ar2044

Supreme Court of Appeals. Letter from clerk B. B. Jarvis to members of the West Virginia State Bar re: printed briefs, 1950 January 2. 1 item. Transfer from library. Ar2048

Treasurer's Office. Records, reports and other materials regarding impeachment trial of A. James Manchin, 1984-1992. 25 boxes. Treasurer's Office. Ar2049

Webster County. Road order books, 1921-1933. 2 volumes. Webster County Clerk, Webster Springs. Ar2050

West Virginia Turnpike. Appraisal of the West Virginia Turnpike Register No. 4062 by Appraisal Associates, Kansas City, MO, 1968-1969. 3 volumes. Transfer from library. Ar2047

Manuscripts Accessioned

Account books. Ledgers belonging to Charles Waggener of Point Pleasant, 1829-1845. 2 volumes. Annette Thompson, Naples, FL. Ms2015-063

Autograph book. Book of autographs of members of 1891 legislature collected by Thomas Clay Brown, 1891. 1 item. Beverly Yetter Meeks for Thomas Clay Brown family, South Charleston. Ms2015-044

Autograph book. Book of verse and notes addressed to Fannie Loudermilk, Lubeck, Wood County; flyer for Ralph Covert Boot and Shoe House, Parkersburg, 1883-1888. 1 volume and 1 item. Irene Lonergan, Downey, CA. Ms2015-029

Blue, Ken Collection. Correspondence, reference materials and planning documents for WV Black History Conference, copies of papers delivered at conferences, 1979-95. 1 box. Ken Blue, Huntington. Ms2015-066

Bradford, Thomas Armstead Collection. Correspondence before, during and after Civil War of Captain of Company H, 31st Virginia Infantry, later in legislature and later family documents, 1952-1960. 1 box. Robert Kindergan, Ormand Beach, FL. Ms2015-055

Camp Thomas E. Lightfoot. Counselor handbook and other materials re: camp sponsored by Eastern Associated Coal Corp. in Hinton, 1981-1985. 1 folder. Debbie Hall Hargrett, Wingate University, Wingate, NC. Ms2015-042

Charleston Community Music Collection. Correspondence, programs and other materials regarding local music association, 1940s-2015. 4 boxes and 11 volumes. Carol Gene Lustig, Charleston. Ms2015-060

Church Women United Collection. Minutes, booklets and other materials, 1945-2007. 2 boxes. Willa Anderson, Dunbar. Ms2015-061

Edmunds, Paul. World War I service record of Charleston resident, 1917. 1 folder. Unknown donor. Ms2015-032

Fairmont. Financial reports and funding requests, 1984-1985. 1 volume. Transfer from library. Ms2015-026

Frankel Foundation Collection. Minutes, correspondence and conference materials, 1989-1994. 2 boxes. Tom Blair, Charleston. Ms2015-062

Grey, Zane. Autographed letter sending copy of Betty Zane to Chicago Historical Society, 1925 May 13. 1 item. Transfer from library. Ms2015-031

Hamilton, Fleming, Parrish families. Genealogical notes on Marion County families, n.d. 4 folders. Karen V. Dutton, Dacula, GA. Ms2015-024

Homer Chapman Collection. Correspondence of Davis and Mossman families, Cabell and Wayne counties, 1880-1892. 1 box. Homer Campbell, Bradenton, FL. Ms2015-045

Jones, Edith Collection. Correspondence and other materials of Marshall and Alleghany Collegiate Institute student, 1897-1952. 1 box. Purchase. Ms2015-064

Journal. Ledger entries probably by John D. Keeney and John Angus McIntosh, poetry and lock of hair by Salinda Jane McIntosh Harpold, later owned by Emma Harpold Smith, 1851-1854, n.d. 1 volume. Julia Dent Snead, Pittsburgh, PA. Ms2015-033

Literary manuscript. The Burning of Elmira regarding Civil War and Siers family of Braxton County, 2001. 1 item. Kenneth Sears, Fairmont. Ms2015-040

Literary manuscript. Home in the McDowell County Coalfields: the African-American Population of Keystone, West Virginia by Larry Scott Deaner, 2004 June. 1 folder. Transfer from library. Ms2015-041

Literary manuscript. "If the Men Don't Fight, the Women Will": Women and Gender Roles in the West Virginia Mine Wars by Connor Kenaston, 2014. 1 volume. Connor Kenaston, Beckley. Ms2015-028

Literary manuscript. Mountain High Valley Low by Caroline Chaney, 1971. 1 folder. Caroline Chaney, Charleston. Ms2015-036

Literary manuscript. A Study of Rhetorical Methods in Three Selected Speeches of Henry Ruffner by Betty Calhoun Fisher, 1969. 1 item. Betty Calhoun Fisher Kirkwood, Charleston. Ms2015-043

Literary manuscript. West Virginia Independence Hall From Custom House to Statehood Shrine by R. Y. Spence, 1986. 1 volume. Transfer from library. Ms2015-027

Loudon Heights Garden Club Collection. Minutes, membership rolls, correspondence and other materials of Charleston group, 1947-2013. 2 boxes. Loudon Heights Garden Club, Charleston. Ms2015-054

McWain, Arnold families. Certificate for L. McWain as engineer for C&O Railway; Bible records for McWain family; birth record for Herbert Livingston Arnold; George Washington High commencement program; 1905-1968. 4 items. Pat Arnold, Charleston. Ms2015-038

Mountain State Railroad and Logging Historical Association. Annual certificate of steam boiler inspection issued to Mower Lumber Company by WV Department of Labor, 1956 June 11. 1 item. Arthur Dameron, Yardley, PA. Ms83-12acc

Nitro. Deeds between Charleston Industrial Corporation and the Kanawha and Michigan Railway or New York Central Railroad, 1924-1925. 1 folder. Brian Banta, Edinburgh, IN. Ms2015-025

Parmer, David Collection. Burnsville and Burnsville High School materials, 1869-1985. 10 boxes. David Parmer, Hinton. Ms2015-058

Pierpoint/Pierpont Family. Correspondence and other materials regarding family, research for book and family reunions, late 1700s-1989. 6 boxes. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Pierpoint, Woodbridge, VA. Ms2015-065

Poems. Various poems by Melby Dungey removed from book Circle of Love by Melba Dungey, 1979. 1 folder. Transfer from library. Ms2015-039

Ray/Willey families. Letter from Mary A. Ray Byrne to nephew William P. Willey giving him Patrick and Mary Ray Bible, 1906 November 6. 2 items. Removed from Sc81-35. Ms2015-030

Report. Putnam County Historical and Architectural Survey Phase II for the Putnam County Landmarks Commission by Paul D. Marshall and Associates, 1984-1985. 1 folder. Unknown donor. Ms2015-035

Silverstein, Phil Collection. Recollections of member of 5th Div. and activities in WWII including Battle of the Bulge, 1943-2005. 1 box. Jane Silverstein, Charleston. Ms2015-067

Smith, Mark Collection. Documents from Hampshire County re: estate of Joel Ellis, broadside from General Benjamin Kelley "To the People of Hampshire County and Upper Potomac", (oversized in ArProc046), 1811, 1841-48, 1861. 9 items. Mark Smith, Springfield. Ms2015-001

Smith-Giltinan Collection. Correspondence and other materials of Giltinan family and Eskew Smith and Cannon, 1829-2012. 15 boxes, 3 folders and 38 volumes. Katherine Brooks Giltinan, Charleston. Ms2015-059

Snyder family. Family tree of P. M. and Lana Walker Snyder, n.d. 1 item. Transfer from library. Ms2015-037

Wheeler, Billy Edd. Autographed letter regarding recent projects, 2008 February 3. 1 item. Transfer from library. Ms2015-034

Photographs Accessioned

Bureau of Employment Programs/WorkForce West Virginia. B&W and color prints, negatives and scans of staff, officials, and events, ca. 1970s-2005. 4 boxes (1792 prints, 1103 negatives and 41 scans on 2 CDs). WorkForce West Virginia, Charleston. Ph2015-057

Carroll High, Logan High, WVU. B&W of Carroll High sophomores 1933-34, seniors May 1935, WVU drivers education 1955; color of Logan High class of 1936 at 50th reunion. 4 items. Vernon Lovejoy. Ph2005-003acc

Elden, Henry Family Collection. Prints and slides of projects of Charleston architect, family photos, and Top O Rock, ca. 1954-2000s. 3 boxes and 1 oversized (380 prints, 11 negatives, 568 slides and 228 stereo slides). Henry Elden estate c/o executor Barbara Elden Scavullo, San Francisco, CA. Ph2015-056 and acc

Greenbank, parks. B&W of telescope at Greenbank, view from Hawks Nest overlook and tram, 1952-1967. 3 items. Bev Fulmer. Ph2014-027acc

Greenbrier High School Collection. B&W of school, 1953 senior Emma Jean Dowdy (Cantrell), band; color of class reunion; CDs of 40th, 50th and 60th reunions for class of 1953; 1951-2013. 7 items. Harvey R. Cantrell, Louisville, KY. Ph2015-013

Herndon Collection. B&W of Herndon Scholars at Mount de Chantel, 1996 February. 6 items. Margaret Brennan, Wheeling. Ph2009-150acc

Ku Klux Klan, Harding burial site. B&W of Klan rally, Warren Harding burial site at Marion, OH, photos by Jo Browning, Logan Herald editor, n.d. 3 items. Richard Meckstreth, Morgantown. Ph2015-016

Loudon Heights Garden Club Collection. Slides, prints and panoramic of Charleston group, 1919, 1946-2004. 70 slides, 1 panoramic and 172 prints. Loudon Heights Garden Club, Charleston. Ph2015-054

Morgantown High. Color prints of Class of 1973 20 year reunion, 1993 July 3. 2 items. Diane Ashburn, Tempe, AZ. Ph2005-003acc

Parmer, David Collection. Burnsville and Burnsville High School prints, 1918-1962. 51 prints and 3 oversized articles. David Parmer, Hinton. Ph2015-058

Pierpoint/Pierpont Family. B&W and color prints, negatives and slides of family members, reunions, ca. 1963-1986. 229 prints, 88 negs, 21 slides. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Pierpoint, Woodbridge, VA. Ph2015-065

Postcard. Blackwater Canyon, n.d. 1 item. Alvin Schaut, Lena, WI. Ph2015-050

Postcard. First Presbyterian Church, Charleston, 1906. 1 item. Unknown donor. Ph2015-052

Postcard. Seneca Rocks, n.d. 1 item. Ed Hicks, Dunbar. Ph2015-047

Postcards. B&W of Pence Springs, n.d. 6 items. Unknown donor. Ph2015-046

Postcards. Color of St. Joseph's Cathedral and Chapline Street extension, Wheeling; Devil's Saddle on US Route 50; West Liberty State Teachers College; 1940s. 4 items. Steve Paoletti, Acampo, CA. Ph2015-049

Postcards. Riviera Motel, Charleston, Capitol building, 1930s, 1970s. 2 items. Howard County Historical Society, Ellicott City, MD. Ph2015-053

Postcards. View of Gauley Bridge, Souvenir Folder of the Happy South, n.d. 2 items. Unknown donor. Ph2015-048

Postcards. West Virginia Turnpike, 1950s. 3 items. Ann Boehr, Lincoln, NE. Ph2015-051

Railroad, Arnold family. B&W of engine crossing trestle with L. McWain as engineer; senior photo of Patrick Wayne Arnold, class of 1968 at George Washington High School; n.d., 1968. 2 items. Pat Arnold, Charleston. Ph2015-038

Smith, Mark Collection. Sketch by Jeff Prechtel of Frederick Sheetz, gunsmith, n.d. 1 item. Mark Smith, Springfield. Ph2015-001

Smith-Giltinan Collection. Prints and negatives of Smith and Giltinan families, Eskew Smith & Cannon Company, Charleston and related images, 1860s-1998. 6 boxes (2,374 prints, 2,556 negatives). Katherine Brooks Giltinan, Charleston. Ph2015-059

Wheeling. B&W of drafting room, U. S. Engineer's Office, 1912. March 15. 1 item. Alan R. Rowe, Indianapolis, IN. Ph2015-017

WVU football, Governor Smith. Color of 1975 WVU football Peach Bowl champs; B&W of Harley Staggers, Ken Hechler, Jennings Randolph, President Johnson, Governor and Mrs. Smith, 1967, 1975. 2 items. Cheryl Nail, Morgantown. Ph2015-003

Special Collections Accessioned

Blueprints, publications. Drawings and correspondence for proposed clinic for Dr. Enrique Aguilar in Smithers by Martens Associates; Mountain State Business College catalogue; programs W. H. Bickel Race Meet and Horse Show, Parkersburg,; drawing for river tipple for Oakland Coal; 1920-1964, 2014. 7 items. Alan R. Rowe, Indianapolis, IN. Sc2015-017

Brochure. City of Parsons and Town of Thomas, published by Friends of Blackwater Canyon, n.d. 2 items. Unknown donor. Sc2015-023

Campaign cards. I Favor Baber Bob Henry Baber for governor, 2011 October. 5 items. Unknown donor. Sc2015-019

Cards. Ron Williams, San Francisco/Golden State Warriors; Darius Reynaud West Virginia University; 1970, 1973, 2008. 3 items. Dean Six, Weston. Sc2015-020

Catalogues, DVD. Whitewater rafting from Ace Adventure Center, North American River Runners, 2011. 3 items. Debra Basham, Elkview. Sc2015-009

Duval High. History and information about school and alumni groups, n.d. 1 folder. Vernon Lovejoy. Sc2005-003acc

General Federation of Women's Clubs. Minutes, publications and other administrative materials, 2008-2014. 10 items. Helen Moren, Bethany. Sc2014-019acc

Greenbrier High School Collection. Class of 1953 reunion booklet for 20th reunion, alumni association memory book, 1968, 1973. 2 items. Layola J. Sarver, Ronceverte. Sc2015-013

Greenbrier High School Collection. Newspapers, publications, other materials from class of 1953 collected by Emma Jean Dowdy Cantrell, 1948-2013. 3 boxes. Harvey R. Cantrell, Louisville, KY. Sc2015-013

Inaugural materials, WVU, discharge. Inaugural invitation and program for Governor Hulett Smith, invitation for President Lyndon Johnson, Mountaineer Scholarship brochures, Mountaineer Illustrated about 1975 Peach Bowl, discharge for John R. Miller, 1945, 1965, 1975-76. 8 items. Cheryl Nail, Morgantown. Sc2015-003

J. R. Clifford Project. Brochures and other information, 2005-2012. 6 items. Unknown donor. Sc2010-137acc

Kyle, Herbert Collection. Blueprints of various West Virginia projects, 1917-1960. 1777 items. Ruth Lipps, Lewisburg. Sc2015-002

Loudon Heights Garden Club Collection. Scrapbooks of Charleston group, 1971-2004. 4 volumes. Loudon Heights Garden Club, Charleston. Sc2015-054

Lovejoy, Vernon Collection. First day issues and covers, old cancelled check from Boone and Lincoln counties, page from calendar about Chuck Yeager's birthplace, 1911-1993. 130 items. Vernon Lovejoy. Sc2003-222

Philately. Sheet of West Virginia Centennial stamps, 1963. 1 item. Howard Park, Washington, DC. Sc2015-006

Postal cover. Doo Wop Saturday Night Camp Washington-Carver, 1995 July 15. 1 item. Sue Chapman, Culture and History. Sc2015-005

Program. 2015 Mountaineer State History Expo at the Marion County Courthouse, 2015 April 18. 1 item. Marion County Historical Society, Fairmont. Sc2015-015

Program. Schedule and map for Black Walnut Festival, 2002 October 10-13. 1 item. Unknown donor. Sc2015-007

Program. 75th Anniversary Holy Rosary Church, Sistersville, 1973 November 3-8. 1 item. Unknown donor. Sc2015-008

Programs. Memorial service of Arch A. Moore Jr. held at Culture Center, 2015 January 16. 2 items. Culture and History. Sc2015-004

Publication. 1915 Hand-book of West Virginia compiled under the direction of the West Virginia Panama-Pacific Exposition Commission, 1915. 1 item. Transfer from library. Sc2015-012

Publication. National magazine with West Virginia articles, 1913 December. 1 item. Transfer from library. Sc2015-011

Publication. Saturday Evening Post with article West Virginia: Poverty Amid Splendor, 1960 February 6. 1 item. Unknown donor. Sc2003-297acc

Publication. Washington Post Magazine Portrait of the City with West Virginia ads, 1999 November 21. 1 item. Bookworm and Silverfish (gift), Wytheville, VA. Sc2015-010

Publications. Dedication of Kanawha Airport; The Kanawha Valley Airport; Moving Mountains to Build Kanawha Airport; Annual Report Operations of Kanawha Airport; 1947-1951. 4 items. Yeager Airport, Charleston. Sc2015-018

Scrapbook. Clippings about Robert Anderson Browning, letters from Dr. W. F. McCoy to Lt. John E. Howes regarding McCoy family and feud, 1920s-1932, 1958-1959. 1 volume. Richard Meckstreth, Morgantown. Sc2015-016

Scrapbook. Honey in the Rock articles, program, 1970. 1 volume. Unknown donor. Sc2015-014

Scrapbooks. Mothers of Twins Club of West Virginia, 1970s-1990s. 6 volumes. Helen Alten-Huber, Haines, AK. Sc2015-022

Scrapbooks. WV Now, volumes 87-94, 2013 January - 2015 May. 8 volumes. Bettijane Burger, Charleston. Sc97-27acc

Turner, T. J. Collection. Certificates and appointments for Harry B. Janney to Governor's Citizens' Advisory Committee on Purchasing and Minimum Wage Board, 1968-1969. 2 items. T. J. Turner, Marmet. Sc2015-021

Yearbook. Alderson-Broaddus Battler, 1962. 1 item. Joel Snider, Rome, GA. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbook. Huntington High Huntingtonian, 1967. 1 volume. Pam Burks, Charleston. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbook. Potomac State College Catamount, 1961. 1 volume. Gerald Ratliff, Charleston. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbooks. Charleston High Charlestonian, South Charleston High Memoirs, 1940. 2 volumes. Randolph Marcum, Jr., St. Albans. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbooks. Crum High Mountaineer, Tolsia High Tolsia Pride, belonging to Anna Marie Marcum Copley, 1953-1989. 23 volumes. Randolph Marcum, Jr., St. Albans. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbooks. Morgantown Junior High Dragon 1968-1970; Morgantown High Mohigan 1971-1973; Morgantown High Class of 1973 reunion booklets for 10 and 20 years; 1968-1993. 8 items. Diane Ashburn, Tempe, AZ. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbooks. Moundsville High Orospolitan 1928-1964. 16 volumes. Susan Chincheck, McMechen. Sc2005-003acc

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