West Virginia State Archives


State Government Records Accessioned

Beanblossom, Robert Lee Collection. Correspondence and other papers documenting work of Conservation Commission, Division of Natural Resources, and personal papers of Beanblossom, 1920s-2015. 14 boxes and oversized. Robert Lee Beanblossom, Pisgah Forest, NC. Ar2081

Division of Highways. Cemetery Relocations, 1990-2001. 2 boxes. Transfer from Historic Preservation. Ar2084

Tomblin, Governor Earl Ray. Papers of the Tomblin administration, 2010-2017. 101 boxes. Transfer from Governor's Office. Ar2082

Tomblin, First Lady Joanne Jaeger. Papers, photographs and other materials, 2010-2017. 22 boxes. Joanne Jaeger Tomblin. Ar2083

Manuscripts Accessioned

Account book. Timebook labelled Rail Mill Record, 1938 October 24 - 1940 April 30. 1 volume. Carolyn Harmon, Columbus, OH. Ms2017-003

Autograph book. Bethlehem Chapter DAR for baby of Turi Pond, 1935 August 13. 1 volume. Middlesex County Museum and Historical Society, Inc., Saluda, VA. Ms2017-005

Barbour County Poor Farm Women's Bureau. Notes, minutes and other publications, 1925-1975. 1 box. Susan Skaggs Rickards, Fairmont. Ms2017-030

Billheimer, Gordon E. Collection. Diary entries, Feb-April 2015, April 2016-May 2017. 5 folders. Gordon E. Billheimer, Montgomery. Ms2008-101acc

Church register. Fayetteville Circuit Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1858-1893. 1 volume. Woodrow Clay Hamilton, Hightown, VA. Ms2017-004

Civilian Conservation Corps. Booklet about Camp Rhododendron (Coopers Rock) by Kenneth L. Carvell, 1996. 1 item. Transfer from library. Ms85-17acc

Gilmore, Elizabeth Collection. Articles, correspondence and other materials re: Elizabeth Harden Gilmore, and Harden and Harden Funeral Home, 1974-2003. 1 box. Trustee Board, Simpson Memorial United Methodist Church, Charleston. Ms2003-083acc

Golden Horseshoe Alumni Association Collection. Correspondence, forms, programs and other materials, 1929-2016. 1 box. Karen Lay, Glenville. Ms2017-021

Harper, Eugene Collection. Notes, reports and other historic preservation materials, 1976-1997. 1 box. R. Eugene Harper, Versailles, KY. Ms2004-083acc

Heflin, Harry B. and Dora Morgan Collection. Correspondence, invitations and other documents of Glenville State and West Virginia University president and first lady, 1917-2016. 4 boxes and 3 scrapbooks. Sharon Palmatory, Morgantown. Ms2017-018

Jenkinjones Reunion. Welcome packets, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016. 6 folders. Nancy Mitchem, Manassas, VA. Ms2017-025

Keely Family Collection. Correspondence of family, mostly George and Louisa Keely, who moved from Maine to Kanawha County, also 13th Maine Infantry, 1848-1956. 2 boxes. Steven Meadows, St. Albans. Ms2017-038

Literary manuscript. Good Old Boys: Bars in Beckley, West Virginia and Their Patrons by Paul J. Nyden, 1979. 1 item. Paul Nyden, Charleston. Ms2017-007

Naylor Family Collection. Correspondence of the family of Walter L. Naylor, mostly his wife Elfa and children Merle, Carl, and Rex, 1869-1997. 6 boxes. Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. Ms2017-039

Peterson, Roland H. Collection. Correspondence, greeting cards, school materials and other miscellaneous records, 1929-2006. 1 box. Marcia Peterson Daoust. Ms2009-008acc

Poem. Work by Goldie Honeycutt honoring veterans, 2013. 1 item. Transfer from Governor's Office. Ms2017-006

Randolph, Jennings Collection. Papers of congressman and U. S. Senator including speeches, clippings, constituent correspondence, legislation, projects, Congressional Record and other materials, 1929-1987 (bulk 1959-1984). 946 boxes. Salem International University, Salem. Ms2017-016

United Mine Workers of America. Election Committee Manual, Election Committee Student Manual, 1980s. 2 volumes. Transfer from library. Ms2017-008

Ward, Edgar, Perry & Matthews families. Correspondence and other information on Wood County and Marietta, OH, families, 1839-1986. 1 box. Unknown donor. Ms2017-031

WV Society, US Daughters of 1812. Minutes of Lord Calvert Chapter, 1958-1965, 1968-2008. 3 volumes. Jean Eads, Culloden. Ms86-93acc

White family. Deeds, agreements and other documents of Lewis County family, 1818-1929. 2 folders. Mr. and Mrs. Jean Denning, Isle of Palms, SC. Ms2017-009

Woman's Kanawha Literary Club. Minutes, yearbooks, programs and scrapbooks, 1897-2013. 10 boxes and 1 oversized folder. Jo Ellen Diehl Yeary, South Charleston. Ms2017-019

Woomer, Warren Collection. Union Carbide materials, 1952-2006. 2 boxes and 1 oversized folder. Warren Woomer, Charleston. Ms2017-020

Photographs Accessioned

Beanblossom, Robert Lee Collection. B&W and color prints and negatives of Natural Resources, Forestry and Parks employee, family conferences and related subjects, ca. 1900-2011. 1 box (84 prints, 3 postcards, 26 negs). Robert Lee Beanblossom, Pisgah Forest, NC. Ph2017-015

Edgar and Perry families, Marietta, OH. B&W and postcards, 1861-1963. 116 prints and 33 negatives. Unknown donor. Ph2017-031

Gilmore, Elizabeth Collection. B&W and color prints of Elizabeth Harden Gilmore, family members, and Harden and Harden Funeral Home, n.d. 14 items. Trustee Board, Simpson Memorial United Methodist Church, Charleston. Ph2003-083acc

Heflin, Harry B. and Dora Morgan Collection. Prints, negatives, postcards and slides of Glenville State and West Virginia University president and first lady, ca. 1860s-1990s. 3 boxes and 1 album (5 postcards, 875 prints, 221 negatives, 161 slides). Sharon Palmatory, Morgantown. Ph2017-018

Myers, Sylvia Collection. B&W prints of Lambert, Calhoun, Nelson families and Pendleton County, ca. 1909-1940s. 1 box (48 prints, 2 postcards). Sylvia Myers, New Symrna, FL. Ph2017-026

New River Gorge Bridge. B&W prints of construction, 1973 August 16 - 1976 December 30. 4 folders (169 prints). Unknown donor. Ph2017-029

Photo album. B&W prints taken or acquired by sailor Denzil Whited, many European scenes during WWII, 1940s. 1 volume (150 prints). Madeline Hill, Alum Creek. Ph2017-002

Postcards. Assorted views around state, ca. 1930s-1940s. 14 items. Margaret Brennan, Wheeling. Ph2017-001

Postcards. Greenbrier Resort, ca. 2010s. 35 items. Martha McKee, Charleston. Ph2012-013acc

Postcards. Science and Culture Center exterior, Great Hall, theater, ca. 1976. 3 items. Unknown donor. Ph2017-034

Postcards. Various West Virginia scenes, 1910s-1920s. 9 items. Greenfield Historical Society, Greenfield, OH. Ph2017-036

Postcards. Various West Virginia scenes, 1910s-1960s. 18 items. Florida Memory Project, State Archives of Florida, Tallahassee, FL. Ph2017-035

Postcards. Various West Virginia scenes, 1910s-1990s. 107 items. Mrs. R. McCann, Aiken, SC. Ph2017-037

Prichard, Karl C. Collection. B&W prints of WWI collected by Huntington resident, ca. 1917-1919. 29 prints. Bill Wintz, St. Albans. Ph2017-027

Randolph, Jennings Collection. B&W prints and negatives of congressman and U. S. Senator, 1913-1987. 24 boxes (est. 5000 items). Salem International University, Salem and Senate Historical Office, Washington, DC. Ph2017-016

Weirton-Steubenville Bridge. B&W of construction, 1983 December 12 - 1989 July 18. 141 prints. Transfer from Ar1895 bridge files. Ph2017-032

Widen. B&W prints of town, Buffalo Creek and Gauley Railroad, ca. 1960s. 59 prints. Unknown donor. Ph2017-028

Young, John J. Jr. Collection. Negatives and slides of railroad scenes, equipment, ca. 1950-1970. 2 boxes (1,302 negs, 235 slides). Estate of John J. Young, Jr. Elizabeth Davis Young, Executrix, Charleston. Ph2010-023acc

Special Collections Accessioned

Brochures. Greenbrier Resort, 2015 August. 1 folder. Susan Scouras, Hurricane. Sc2017-012

Cards. Various cards belonging to Goldie V. Maynor, many Red Cross or C&P Telephone, 1941-1947. 1 folder. Goldie Skaggs, Beverly Hills, FL. Sc2017-013

Catalogues. Blenko Glass, 1986-1987. 2 items. Transfer from Exhibit files. Sc2008-073acc

Drawings. New River Gorge Bridge plans by Michael Baker Jr. consulting engineers, 1973 April. 164 pp. Transfer from Museum. Sc2017-033

Kennedy materials. Publication, clippings and other materials re: John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy, 1963-1968. 1 volume. Unknown donor. Sc2017-022

Publication. Trains Magazine featuring West Virginia and Cass 50th anniversary, 2013 August. 3 items. Kalmbach Publishing, Waukesha, WI. Sc2017-011

Publications. Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral programs, 2005-2015. 1 folder. Debra Basham, Elkview. Sc2008-054acc

Scrapbook. Barboursville High School basketball team AAA champs, 1974-75. 1 volume. Randall Reid-Smith, Charleston. Sc2017-023

Scrapbook. Greenbrier College for Women student Edna Jane Lindley (Repaire), 1920s. 1 volume. Anne K. Repaire, Oak Hill. Sc2017-010

Scrapbooks. Clippings about Pat Hamilton and Hamilton family, 1965-1974. 3 volumes. Patti Hamilton, Charleston. Sc2017-017

Scrapbooks. Documents, forms, photos and other items documenting Sgt. Richard Bowry, Congressional Medal of Honor winner from Civil War and dedication of memorial bridge at Mineral Wells, ca. 1861-2013 June 18. 2 volumes. Transfer from museum. Sc2017-014

Scrapbooks. WV NOW, 2015 May - 2017 June. 9 volumes. Bettijane Burger, Charleston. Sc97-27acc

Seaton, Carter Taylor Collection. Transcripts, articles and other materials re: artisans, musicians, draft of Cash Crop: Hippie Homesteaders in West Virginia, 1960s-2012. 2 boxes. Carter Taylor Seaton, Huntington. Sc2017-024

Yearbook. Clendenin High School Senior Pictorial, 1943, Clenecho, 1948. 2 items. Unknown donor. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbook. Concord College Pine Tree, 1935. 1 volume. David Parmer, Hinton. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbook. McKinley Junior High School 1st annual May Festival, 1964 May 16. 1 item. Unknown donor. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbook. St. Albans Dragonian, 1939. 1 volume. Unknown donor. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbook. Salem College Dirigo 1953. 1 volume. Clay Hamilton, Hightown, VA. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbook. Spencer High Rupicola, 1930. 1 volume. Unknown donor. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbook. Weir High Weirite, 1940. 1 volume. J. Sherman, San Antonio, TX. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbooks. Barboursville Junior High 1969-1971; Barboursville High Treasure Chest 1972-1974. 6 volumes. James K. Jeffrey, Denver, CO. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbooks. Barboursville Junior High 1971-1973; Elkview Middle Antler 2003-2004. 5 volumes. Unknown donor. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbooks. Berkeley Springs High Arrowhead 1984-1989; W. Ralph Widmyer Elementary, 1980-1983; North Berkeley Elementary, 1977-1979. 13 volumes. Kelly Loughry, Charleston. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbooks. Cabell Midland High Excalibur, 2011-2012, 2014-2016. 5 volumes. Cabell Midland High School via Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbooks. Calhoun County High Calhounian 1983, 1984, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996. 7 volumes. Unknown donor. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbooks, Ceredo-Kenova Heraldus, 1928-1929. 2 items. Charles and Lota Bryans, Townsend, GA. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbooks. Charleston High Charlestonian, 1929-1933. 5 volumes. Shirley LeMay, Blairsville, GA. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbooks. Charleston High Charlestonian, 1932-1933. 2 volumes. Margaret Barbour for Martha Adams Meadows Maddy, Huntington. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbooks. Charleston High Charlestonian 1938; West Virginia University Monticola 1941-1942. 3 volumes. Nancy Burdette Dalesio, Ripley. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbooks. Charleston High Charlestonian 1939; Stonewall Jackson High Jacksonian 1943. 2 volumes. Halcyon Moses, Huntington. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbooks. Cross Lanes Christian Centurian 1985; Andrew Jackson Junior Journal 1981; Nitro High Nitronian 1984; Marshall Chief Justice 1986-1989. 7 volumes. Lisa Turley, Charleston. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbooks. Green District High 1917; Magnolia High Magnolia 1919-1920, 1922; Reader High Read-er 1938; Tyler Coounty High Echo 1922; West Liberty Trumpet 1933 and ephemera, 1917-1938. 8 volumes and 5 items. Pat Griffin, New Bern, NC. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbooks. Hamlin High Pied Piper, reunion booklets, commencement program, 1937-1981. 21 items. Woodrow Clay Hamilton, Hightown, VA. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbooks. Logan High Guyana, 1963-1964. 2 items. John Baisden, Aurora, IL. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbooks. Stonewall Jackson High Jacksonian, 1957-1959. 3 volumes. Maudie Bowman Ewing c/o Bonita Schreckengost, Looneyville. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbooks. West Jr. High 1979-81; Beverly Hills Jr. High 1980-81; Vinson High 1976, 1979; Huntington High 1982-84; Huntington East 1982-84; Wayne Jr. High newsletter 1974; 14 items. Jendonnae L. Houdyschell, Huntington. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbooks. Wheeling Park High School, 2014-2016. 3 volumes. Wheeling Park High School, Wheeling. Sc2005-003acc

Yearbook, ephemera. Sissonville High Sissonian 1970; Redskin Reader newspapers, song sheets for Sissonville High, newsletter of Benjamin Franklin Career and Technical Education Center; 1970-1973. 10 items. Debbie Breedlove, South Charleston. Sc2005-003acc

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