West Virginia Historical Society
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
Collection Number: A&M.2835
Overview Material written and collected by a former curator of the West Virginia and Regional History Collection that includes bibliographies, transcripts, photostats, papers and historical sketches on various aspects of West Virginia history. Items deal with prominent West Virginia University historians, the Civil War, early settlement, industrial growth, and West Virginia University. A number of letters and circulars discuss the West Virginia Historical Society in 1869.
Dates: ca. 1700-1965
Collection Number: A&M.3076
Overview Correspondence to and from Delf Norona, a local historian, archeologist, and philatelist of Moundsville. Most of the correspondence concerns the "Horn Papers", their publication and eventual discrediting as a historical hoax perpetrated by W. F. Horn. Supposedly based upon authentic eighteenth-century diaries, court records and maps, the Horn Papers was a collection of transcripts about the early settlement of the Ohio Valley. Norona, as an authority on the frontier era, was initially impressed...
Collection Number: A&M.2208
Overview Correspondence, speeches, manuscripts, research notes, and other papers of a historian who served on the faculty of West Virginia University from 1932 to 1965 and as chairman of the history department from 1946 to 1962. Included are: his official as well as personal correspondence; notes for speeches; research notes, rough drafts and proofs for his published works on William L. Wilson and Johnson Newlon Camden; exams, outlines, and notes for classes he taught; material relating to the...
Collection Number: A&M.1686
Overview Correspondence, speeches, essays, clippings, and account books of a Clarksburg lawyer, Republican state senator, and Harrison County local historian. Subjects include the history of Clarksburg and Shinnston; the Progressive Movement, women's suffrage, and prohibition in West Virginia; West Virginia Wesleyan College; West Virginia Historical Society; Methodism in Harrison County and the state; Methodist missions in Korea, China, India, the Philippines, and the United States; gristmills and...
Collection Number: A&M.0722
Scope and Contents Records regarding the history of Monongalia County, West Virginia.Boxes 1-14 contain: clippings and miscellaneous printed materials relating to Monongalia county history; genealogical compilations and correspondence relating to the genealogy of Monongalia county families, prepared by Thomas Ray Dille; business correspondence of the society, 1924-1927; correspondence and records of the West Virginia Historical Society, ca. 1925-1931; miscellaneous court records, family letters and...
Dates: 1827-1935; Majority of material found within 1925-1935
Collection Number: A&M.0930
Collection Number: A&M.0171
Scope and Contents Papers of a Morgantown attorney, genealogist, and antiquarian. There are several series of office files relating to Dille's law practice, and extensive correspondence regarding his historical and genealogical studies. Families for which there are genealogical compilations include Dille, Ray, Stewart, McFarland, Tennant, David Evans, and John Evans. Monongalia County birth and death records; cemetery readings; copies of wills and indexes of will books; names in real estate and appraisement...
Collection Number: A&M.1239
Overview List of books belonging to the Sons of the Revolution in the State of West Virginia deposited in the WVU Library and book accessions of the West Virginia Historical Society.
Collection Number: A&M.0447