The following books and articles relating to the Buffalo Creek Flood can be found at the Archives and History Library.


Bethell, Thomas N. and McAteer, Davitt. The Pittson Mentality: Manslaughter on Buffalo Creek, Huntington, West Virginia, Appalachian Movement Press, 1972.
627.4 B562p Pam.

Citizens' Commission to Investigate the Buffalo Creek Disaster. Disaster on Buffalo Creek, 1972 Report of the Citizens' Commission Investigation, s. l., n. p. Citizens' Commission, 1972.
627.4 C49 Pam.

Davies, William E., Bailey, James F., Kelly, Donovan B. West Virginia's Buffalo Creek Flood: A Study of the Hydrology and Engineering Geology, Washington, DC, 1972.
627.4 D28

Erikson, Kai T. Everything in its Path; Destruction of Community in the Buffalo Creek Flood, New York, Simon and Schuster, 1976.
363 E68

Nugent, Tom. Death at Buffalo Creek; the 1972 West Virginia Flood Disaster, New York, Norton, 1973.
627.4 N89

Stern, Gerald M. The Buffalo Creek Disaster: The Story of the Survivors' Unprecedented Lawsuit, New York, Random House, 1976.
344.754 S839

United States Army Corps of Engineers. Buffalo Creek WV Disaster, 1972. Prepared for the Subcommittee on Labor or the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, United States Senate. Washington DC, US Government Printing Office, 1972.
627.4 U58b

United States Department of Interior. Preliminary Analysis of the Coal Refuse Dam Failure at Saunders, West Virginia, February 26, 1972. Task Force to Study Coal Waste Hazards, Washington DC, 1972.
627.4 U58p

West Virginia. Governors Ad Hoc Commission of Inquiry. The Buffalo Creek Flood and Disaster; Official Report. Charleston, West Virginia, 1973.
Gov 1. Buf 1. 1:1972

West Virginia. Governors Office of Federal/State Relations. Environmental Impact Statement for the Buffalo Valley Redevelopment Plan. Prepared by Environmental Impact Statement Work Group for Buffalo Valley Redevelopment, Charleston, West Virginia, 1973.
Gov 1. Buf 2. 1:1973


"$1, 000, 001 Settlement in Flood Suit," Charleston Gazette, 11-15-1977.
"A Town Stood Here," Life Magazine, 10-10-1972.
"A Look Back 25 Years-Remembering Buffalo Creek," Register-Herald, 2-16-1997.
"After Buffalo Creek, Bureaucracy of Disasters," The Nation, 6-18-1973.
"After the Dam Broke, Cries for Control," Business Week, 3-11-1972.
"After the Flood," By Mary Walton, Harper's Magazine, 3-1973.
"Aftermath of Disaster: The Buffalo Creek Syndrome," Charleston Gazette-Mail, 12-12- 1976.
"All Were Friends, All Died in the Buffalo Creek Flood," Bluefield Daily Telegraph, 2-26- 1997.
"An Analysis Buffalo Creek Tragedy Continues," Logan News, 2-21-1975.
"Buffalo Creek Revisited," Herald-Advertiser, 2-25-1973.
"Buffalo Creek: First Anniversary of a Disaster," Charleston Gazette-Mail, 2-25-1973.
"Buffalo Creek 5 Years Later," Bluefield Daily Telegraph, 2-13-1977.
"Buffalo Creek Cost State $742,250.34," Charleston Gazette, 3-3-1973.
"Buffalo Creek Disaster, A Special Report," Logan Banner, 2-26-1987.
"Buffalo Creek Aftermath," Saturday Review, 8-26-1972.
"Buffalo Creek Litany: Wisdom of Man Failed," Charleston Gazette, 2-26-1973.
"Buffalo Creek Flood Victims Still Unhappy," News-Tribune, 11-4-1975.
"Buffalo Creek Voters Reject Incorporation," Charleston Gazette, 3-15-1978.
"Buffalo Creek: It's Been a Year and We're Still Looking at Nothin," United Mine Workers Journal, 3-15-1973.
"Buffalo Flood Unforgettable...," Williamson Daily News, 3-31-1997.
"Buffalo Creek Wins Battle to be a City," Charleston Gazette, 12-21-1977.
"Buffalo Survivor Nearly Lost Her Life," Williamson Daily News, 3-31-1997.
"Buffalo Creek: Changes Lie Just Below the Surface," Charleston Gazette-Mail, 3-2- 1997.
"Buffalo Dam Not Engineered or Built for Safety, Report Indicates," Charleston Gazette, 3-9- 1973.
"Buffalo Creek: One Year Later Tears Still Flow," Logan News, 3-2-1973.
"Buffalo Valley Newsletter," Volume 1:1-2 1972.
"Buffalo Creek Lawsuit Settled," Logan Banner, 7-12-1974.
"Buffalo Creek Father Positive Missing Son Still Alive," Bluefield Daily Telegraph, 30-11- 1973.
"Buffalo Creek Flood...," Logan Banner, 2-26-1995.
"Buffalo Creek: It Sure Don't Look Like Home," Charleston Gazette-Mail, 2-24-1974.
"Buffalo Creek Settlement Reached," Charleston Gazette, 12-10-1988.
"Changes Due in Buffalo Creek," Charleston Daily Mail, 12-27-1972.
"Charleston Lawyer Named to Prosecute Civil Suit Related to Buffalo Flood," Logan Banner, 12-13-1973.
"Coal Company Blameless for Logan Disaster, Says Special Grand Jury," Grafton Daily Sentinel, 11-16-1972.
"Death in Buffalo Hollow," Newsweek, 3-13-1972.
"Disaster in the Hollow," Time, 3-13-1972.
"Engineers Say Buffalo Dam Doomed at Start," Logan Banner, 5-30-1972.
"Family Loss Still Lives in Mother's Memory," Charleston Gazette, 2-26-1982.
"Fear, Guilt Feelings Plague Buffalo Creek Flood Victims," Herald-Dispatch, 10-11- 1976.
"Flooding Back, Buffalo Creek Disaster Still Painful 25 Years Later," Times-West Virginian, 2-23-1997.
"From God, No Comment," New York Times, 3-5-1972.
"High Water, 25 Years Later...," Register-Herald, 2-16-1997.
"I've Killed the Whole Valley," Charleston Gazette-Mail, 3-14-1999.
"Killer Flood's Echoes Still Heard," Charleston Gazette-Mail, 2-23-1992.
"Minds Can't Forget Buffalo Creek Dam," Charleston Gazette, 5-13-1973.
"Miners Cling to Homes That Are Left After Flood," New York Times, 3-1-1972.
"Murder in Appalachian," The Nation, 3-20-1972.
"No Rent Will Be Charged on Buffalo Creek Until June," Logan News, 2-3-1973.
"Records of Buffalo Creek Disaster Donated to Logan Campus of SWVCC," Logan Banner, 4-30-1974.
"Remembering the Buffalo Creek Disaster at Man," Welch Daily News, 2-25-2000.
"Remembering the Disaster Many Would Like to Forget," Williamson Daily News, 2-24- 1997.
"Remembering Buffalo Creek," Bluefield Daily Telegraph, 2-23-1997.
"Rents in Buffalo Creek begin June 1," Charleston Gazette, 4-8-1973.
"Residents Recall Buffalo Creek Flood That Happened 23 Years Ago," Williamson Daily News, 3-16-1995.
"Scars Still Remain of Buffalo Creek Flood," News-Tribune, 2-26-1976.
"Ten Years After the Flood Life in Buffalo Creek Feels the Same," Herald-Advertiser, 2-24- 1974.
"The Day the Dam Broke," Logan Banner, 2-25, 26-1996.
"Time Has Not Erased Shock of Buffalo Creek Disaster," Logan Banner, 2-26-1973.
"Up Buffalo Creek Hollow, the Struggle to Rebuild Goes On," Charleston Daily Mail, 12-27- 1972.
"Valley Looks Different...But the Scars Remain Unhealed," Dominion Post, 3-4-1973.
"World Changed in Buffalo Creek When Dam Burst," Dominion Post, 2-21-1982.


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