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Elmer W. Prince, Papers of a Morgantown Resident and City Official

Collection Number: A&M 3130


Items that belonged to Elmer W. Prince, Morgantown City Manager from 1933 to 1942 and from 1946 to 1966. The collection includes Prince's 1905-07 post card collection, a 1921 West Virginia University Bachelor of Science Degree in civil engineering, and two Morgantown budget statements, 1935 and 1937. There are also photographs, including images of Morgantown (1941) and several taken by Prince of post World War II France and Germany (1945-1946). Prince served as an army major during and after the war, for which his unit received a letter of recognition from President Harry Truman. Other materials include a journal kept by Elmer Prince in 1967 while on assignment for the federal government in Iran; two religious publications; several newspapers and clippings; and artifacts such as World War II goggles, a ca. 1941 handkerchief from England with a printed war rally slogan, West Virginia University memorabilia, and four recognition plaques for community service. There is also a 1951 certificate from Capital Airlines in honor of Prince's efforts to bring airline service to Morgantown.


  • Creation: 1905-1967


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0.8 Linear Feet (10 in. (1 document case, 5 in.); (1 document case, 2 1/2 in.); (1 flat storage box, 2 1/2 in.))

Physical Location

West Virginia and Regional History Center / West Virginia University / 1549 University Avenue / P.O. Box 6069 / Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 / Phone: 304-293-3536 / Fax: 304-293-3981 / URL:


Elmer W. Prince, Papers of a Morgantown Resident and City Official, 1905-1967
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Part of the West Virginia and Regional History Center Repository

1549 University Ave.
P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown WV 26506-6069 US