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Found in 193 Collections and/or Records:

Rufus A. West, Collector, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0576
Scope and Contents Manuscript and printed material, and pictures collected by Rufus A. West, a Morgantown antiquarian and faculty member of the College of Engineering, West Virginia University. There are also a small number of Mr. West’s personal papers, consisting of letters concerning West Virginia University College of Engineering, Oak Grove Cemetery Association, and the Wesley Methodist Church, all of Morgantown, and business records of the Town Hill Service Station, owned by Mr. West. The...
Dates: 1774; 1780; 1830-1952

Rufus A. West, Collector, Records regarding West Virginia History and Other Material

Collection Number: A&M 0599
Scope and Contents This collection includes manuscripts, printed materials, and newspaper clippings collected by Rufus A. West, a Morgantown antiquarian and faculty member of the College of Engineering, West Virginia University. Collection includes catalogues from West Virginia University for the years of 1882-1883 and 1892-1893; newspaper clippings from newspapers about Morgantown and West Virginia; Nuzum Family and Historical Society Annual Reunion program, 1946; and newspaper clippings about Mr. West's...
Dates: 1870-1949

Samuel Boardman Brown (1860-1926) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2204

Letters, diaries, and receipts of Samuel Boardman Brown, professor of geology at West Virginia University, 1892-1927. Two diaries contain geological notes made on field trips throughout West Virginia.

Dates: 1891-1931

Samuel R. Jenkins (b. 1870) Diaries and Photographs

Collection Number: A&M 1761
Overview Eighteen diaries, 1890-1934, of Samuel R. Jenkins, a civil engineer from Grafton. There are lengthy entries for the period, 1890-1892, when Jenkins was a student at West Virginia University. He did surveys and supervised construction work in various parts of West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, read widely, and commented on works of Henry George, John W. Draper, and John Fiske. There are photographs of Jenkins and of an engineering job done by him for the American Bridge Company at...
Dates: 1890-1934

Sarah Jane Woods, Poet, Poems

Collection Number: A&M 0666

Two poems by Sarah Jane Woods, "The Rhododendron" and "West Virginia University". Also includes a 1954 letter from Woods to West Virginia University (WVU) President Irvin Stewart regarding her poetry and her poem about the University.

Dates: circa 1954

Scott Gibson, Photographer, Glass Plate Negatives

Collection Number: A&M 4023
Scope and Contents This collection includes glass plate negatives and film negatives of photographs taken by Scott Gibson of Valley Point, Preston County, West Virginia. These photographs feature a variety of outdoor and indoor scenes, as well as family and individual portraits, mainly in Monongalia and Preston Counties. Original accession (collection circa 1900-1920, undated) includes over 1,500 glass plate negatives. Subjects of the photographs include portraits of individuals (including infants...
Dates: circa 1880-1960; undated

Socialist Workers Party Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2709
Overview Materials from several political campaigns are among the papers, including those of Rosalinda Flint's 1978 campaign for the U.S. Senate; Brian Williams' 1978 campaign for West Virginia House of Delegates, 27th District; Tom Moriarty's 1980 campaign for West Virginia Governor; and the 1980 campaign to elect Andrew Pulley and Mathilde Zimmermann as President and Vice-President, respectively, of the United States. The campaign papers address such issues as occupational health and safety,...
Dates: 1978-1980

Sylvia Soupart, Student, Scrapbook

Collection Number: A&M 3229

Scrapbook of Sylvia Soupart, an early graduate of University High School. Much of it is about the early development of this school by West Virginia University including clippings about its first commencement. There are also photos and clippings about Morgantown's involvement in World War II.

Dates: 1928-1945

Thomas Clark Atkeson (1852-1935) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1126

Family history, autobiographical sketch, account books of farming operations in Putnam County, West Virginia, 1894-1934, and articles and pamphlets written by a state agricultural leader, founder of the state Grange, and national Grange representative in Washington. Atkeson also played a leading role in the development of the West Virginia University Agricultural College at Morgantown where he was a professor for many years.

Dates: 1894-1934

Thomas W. Bennett (1947-1969) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2714
Overview Papers regarding Thomas W. Bennett (1947-1969), a West Virginia University student who won a Congressional Medal of Honor for his services as a U.S. Army medic during the Vietnam War. He performed duties as a conscientious objector willing to serve. The microfilmed collection includes personal letters, programs, magazine articles, and other papers relating to his life and death. Most of the letters were written by Bennett, his parents, other relatives, and friends while Bennett was in the...
Dates: 1962-2003

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Morgantown (W. Va.) 26
Universities and colleges 26
Monongalia County (W. Va.) 13
Politics and government. 11
West Virginia University -- Students 11
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Genealogy 10
World War, 1939-1945 9
World War, 1914-1918 8
Diaries and journals. 7
Education. SEE ALSO Schools. 7
Land. 7
Marion County (W. Va.) 7
Railroads 7
Account books 6
Elections 6
Lawyers - letters and papers. 6
Coal mining. 5
Education 5
Academies (Private schools) 4
Botany 4
Lumber trade 4
Monroe County (W. Va.) 4
Transportation 4
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 4
West Virginia -- History 4
Women's schools. 4
African-Americans. SEE ALSO Coal miners - African Americans. 3
Agriculture 3
Broadsides. 3
Churches -- Methodist 3
Fairmont. 3
Harrison County (W. Va.) 3
Immigration. 3
Indians of North America 3
Pennsylvania 3
Petroleum industry and trade 3
Preston County (W. Va.) 3
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) 3
Revolutionary War. 3
Schools. SEE ALSO Academies 3
Spanish-American War, 1898 3
Steamboats 3
Taxation 3
Travel accounts. 3
USS West Virginia. 3
Washington (D.C.) 3
West Virginia - Governors. 3
West Virginia University - athletics. 3
West Virginia University -- History 3
West Virginia University. Presidency 3
Women's history -- 1850-1899 3
Biology 2
Botany -- West Virginia 2
Botany and botanists. 2
Builders and contractors. 2
Canals 2
Cheat River (W. Va. and Pa.) 2
Civil War - veterans - Confederate. 2
Civil War -- Confederate Army 2
Clarksburg (W. Va.) 2
Coal mines and mining 2
Coal mining - coal companies. 2
Democratic National Convention of 1928. 2
Engineering 2
Estate settlements. 2
Europe 2
Fairmont (W. Va.) 2
Farms and farming. 2
Fayette County (Pa.) 2
Frontier and pioneer life 2
General stores 2
Geology 2
Grafton. 2
Indiana 2
Judges - letters and papers. 2
Keeneys Creek, W.Va. 2
Maps. 2
Mills and mill-work 2
Politicians -- United States 2
Railroads - Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. 2
Schools 2
Scrapbooks 2
Slavery 2
Slaves and slavery. 2
Surveyors and surveying. 2
Taylor County (W. Va.) 2
Turnpikes. SEE ALSO Roads. 2
Union (W. Va.) 2
United States -- Politics and government 2
United States Congressmen - West Virginia. 2
United States Navy - USS WEST VIRGINIA. 2
West Virginia -- Centennial celebrations, etc. 2
West Virginia -- Capital and capitol 2
West Virginia -- Economic conditions 2
West Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 2
West Virginia -- Politics and government 2
West Virginia University - Publications. 2
West Virginia University - building plans. 2
West Virginia University - buildings - Colson Hall. 2
West Virginia University - buildings - Martin Hall. 2
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