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Summers, Festus P. (Festus Paul), 1895-1971


Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

Festus P. Summers (1895-1971), Historian, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2079
Overview Correspondence, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and book manuscripts. Included are WVU adviser records of Dr. Charles Henry Ambler, WVU History Department. The material also comprises WVU Faculty Senate minutes and Library Committee reports. The book manuscripts cover the Cabinet Diary of William L. Wilson; The Democracy of Tariff Reform; Johnson Newlon Camden: A Study in Individualism. There is a partial set of the galley proofs for West Virginia The Mountain State, by Ambler and...
Dates: 1935-1955

Festus P. Summers (1895-1971), Historian, Papers

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...
Dates: 1843-1971

Festus P. Summers (1895-1971), Historian, Personal Diaries

Collection Number: A&M 4342
Content Description

Personal diaries of Festus P. Summers, 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. The diaries are in 19 volumes covering the period 1953-1971. They document in a thorough manner his experiences in the communities of West Virginia University and Morgantown. He comments on local and national events, including for example a visit of Harry Truman to Morgantown in 1956.

Dates: 1953-1971

Festus P. Summers (1895-1971), Historian, Research Papers Regarding West Virginia History

Collection Number: A&M 3946
Overview Research papers of Festus P. Summers (1895-1971), 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. Collection includes photocopied correspondence, articles, and typescripts, as well as manuscript notes. Many of the photocopies appear to have been made from Archives and Manuscript collections at the West Virginia and Regional History Center, including A&M 873, A&M 1661, A&M 1824, and...
Dates: ca. 1900-1971

Festus P. Summers, Collector, Correspondence

Collection Number: A&M 1760
Overview This collection contains an autographed letter of Jas. F. Strother concerning the Whig campaign of 1852; 15 telegrams of the Civil War era concerning railroads, troop supplies and movements, soldier's pay; copies of three letters relating to the Congressional election of 1900, second district; letters from S. A. Hayes to his father, P. Hayes, 1882-1887; and a letter book of B. S. Jacobs, an official of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, for September 30, 1859 to February 26, 1860. see...
Dates: 1861-1887

Festus P. Summers, Collector, Scrapbook Regarding Monongalia County and West Virginia University

Collection Number: A&M 1210

Scrapbook containing newspapers, newspaper clippings, printed pamphlets, programs, broadsides and certificates and a few manuscript items. Most of the material deals with Monongalia county and WVU history and activities. (For a detailed listing see inventory sheet.)

Dates: ca. 1850-1897

Festus P. Summers, Historian, William L. Wilson Biography, Research Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2068
Overview Research papers compiled by Dr. Summers for a biography regarding William Lyne Wilson (1843-1900), a Virginian born in Charles Town who served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War, and as President of both West Virginia University (1882-1883) and Washington and Lee University (1897-1900), among other positions. The collection includes notes, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and photographs arranged loosely by chapter. The notes include typescript and handwritten copies of letters,...
Dates: 1843-1900

Miners' Treason Trials, Records

Collection Number: A&M 0979
Overview The collection consists of case papers for the trials of coal miners and UMWA leaders, indicted for treason in connection with the armed march into Logan County, West Virginia, during August and September, 1921. The main part of the papers concern the trials of Walter Allen, William Blizzard, C. Frank Keeney, Rev. J.E. Wilburn, and John Wilburn. There are also photocopies of an indictment dated 17 September 1921 and an indictment dated 12 January 1922, as well as other court records...
Dates: 1921-1923

West Virginia Centennial Commission, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2050
Scope and Contents Correspondence, reports, financial records, and minutes of the West Virginia Centennial Commission from 1958-1964. This material was obtained for the Library by Festus P. Summers, commission member. Much of Dr. Summers' personal correspondence as a commission member is included. Correspondents include Don Crislip, Cecil H. Underwood, P.H. Price, Lyndon B. Johnson, Philip Conley, William D. Barns, Ross B. Johnson, Festus P. Summers, Robert L. Hogg, George More, Frances Krauskopf, Donovan...
Dates: 1958-1964

West Virginia University, Department of History, Records

Collection Number: A&M 2216
Scope and Contents

Records of the WVU Department of History, consisting of applications for positions, invoices, purchase records, material on the Army Special Training Program, and faculty material such as grade books, exams, lecture notes, and course outlines.

Dates: 1902-1963

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Civil defense -- United States 2
Coal miners 2
Monongalia County (W. Va.) 2
World War, 1939-1945 2
Account books 1