Comstock, Jim (James Franklin), 1911-1996
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Collection Number: A&M.2600
Overview Papers of James ("Jim") Franklin Comstock of Richwood, West Virginia, whose position as editor of the West Virginia Hillbilly and avocation as collector and advocate of all things West Virginia led to the preservation of much of the state's physical, visual, and textual history. The collection includes materials Comstock collected about West Virginia history as well as his own personal and professional papers. Materials include: general series of...
Dates: 1650-1671, 1717-2003, undated; Majority of material found within ca. 1850-1995
Collection Number: A&M.1913
Overview Correspondence, speeches, reminiscences, and newspaper clippings of a West Virginia newspaperman, state auditor, 1927-1929, and businessman. Subjects covered include the West Virginia gubernatorial campaign of 1924, Rush D. Holt's decision to run for the U.S. Senate in 1934, oil wildcatting ventures of Michael Benedum and J.C. Trees, the economy, oil imports, depletion allowances on the production of oil and gas, and labor legislation. Correspondents include Holmes Alexander, Robert C. Byrd,...
Dates: 1915-1964 ca.