The following books and articles relating to the 1944 Shinnston Tornado can be found at the West Virginia Archives library.


Finlayson, John L. Shinnston Tornado. New York, The Hobson Book Press, 1946.
975.457 F49.

McCormick, Kyle. "Shinnston Tornado," Charleston, West Virginia, West Virginia Department of Archives and History, 1958.


"72 People Died in 1944 WV Tornado," Post Herald, 4-11-1965.
"84 Identified as Tornado Victims," Clarksburg Exponent-Telegram, 6-25-1944.
"A Monster of the Elements, Killer Tornado Ripped Through Shinnston 55 Years Ago This Week," Times-West Virginian, 6-21-1999.
"Death Toll in State's Worst Storm Over the 100 Mark," Times-West Virginian, 6-25-1944.
"Here's How the Book Described That Night 40 Years Ago," Times-West Virginian, 6-24-1984.
"Nine Dead, 53 Injured; Estimated Damage Near Half Million Mark," Philippi Republican, 6-29- 1944.
"People Killed, Homes Flattened, Community Wiped Out," Times-West Virginian, 6-23-1984.
"Shinnston Residents Recall Their Night of Honor," Times-West Virginian, 6-24-1984.
"Shinnston Tornado Resembled a Diabolical Vacuum Cleaner," West Virginia Call, 6-1968.
"Shinnston Tornado Described as Black Snake," Times-West Virginian, 6-23-1984.
"Shinnston's Killer Tornado," Times-West Virginian, 6-23-1994.
"Skywarn for Safety," Charleston Gazette-Mail, 3-9-1969.
"The Shinnston Tornado Brought Havoc," Clarksburg Exponent-Telegram, 6-23-1968.
"The Camera Records Destruction Caused by Friday Night's Tornado," Exponent-Telegram, 6-25- 1944.
"Tornado Survivor Remembers Her Ordeal," Times-West Virginian, 6-23-1994.
"Tornado, Explosions Beset Shinnston, Beckley Post-Herald, 3-13-1969.
"Tornado Damage Heavy," Philippi Republican, 6-29-1944.
"West Virginia's Worst Tornado: Part I, II, III," Beckley Post-Herald, 4-28, 29, 30, 1959.
"Years Haven't Dimmed Tornado's Horror," Charleston Daily Mail, 6-23-1980.

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