West Virginia. State Road Commission
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Collection Number: A&M.4479
Content Description Highway maps for the 55 counties of West Virginia created in 1937. They are in two tones (blue on white), in varying dimensions (including items in the range of 36 in. x 36 in. to 36 in. x 58 in., etc.), and scaled to 1 inch equaling 1 mile. Features indicated on the maps include: roads (US, primary state roads, secondary state roads); state, county, district, and corporate lines; railroads; streams; parks and forests; highway bridges; county seats; cities and villages; lodges; farms;...
Collection Number: A&M.3690
Overview Photographs compiled by Paul H. Price. The collection includes a photographic survey of West Virginia roads conducted by Price for the State Road Commission of West Virginia in the period ca. 1925-1935. Many of West Virginia's counties are included in this series of photographs. There are also photographs of the West Virginia landscape (most notably the eastern panhandle), unidentified landscapes, archaeological artifacts, the Paul H. Price family, and other material. Includes negatives and...
Collection Number: A&M.3881
Overview Records of Engineer Roland P. Davis, who was associated with the College of Engineering at West Virginia University, serving as a professor (1911-1932), and later as Dean (1932-1955). These papers document his work as a consultant, including work for the State Road Commission as a "Consulting Bridge Engineer". There are extensive records and photographs regarding bridges in West Virginia, including the New Martinsville Bridge, the Parkersburg suspension bridge, and others. There are also...
Dates: ca. 1955-1970
Collection Number: A&M.0840
Overview Papers of the Mortimer Wilson Smith family, Clarksburg, West Virginia. There are letters of the Chapin family of Springfield, Massachusetts, and Clarksburg, 1800-1904. Subjects include descriptions of Clarksburg, schools, churches, and family affairs. Included are three scrapbooks of the Mortimer W. Smith family, covering family history, and typescripts of speeches made by Smith, 1936-1939, as chief engineer of the West Virginia State Road Commission and as director of the Motor Carrier...
Collection Number: A&M.2946
Overview Downs was an engineering professor at West Virginia University and an engineer with the West Virginia State Road Commission. Includes records and photos of road-building projects in Bolivia and West Virginia, photograph albums of West Virginia hydro-electric plant construction, lists of lot owners for the area flooded by Cheat Lake, and a memoir of Downs' student years at West Virginia University, ca.1905.