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Ladwig Family Papers

Collection Number: A&M 3325

Scope and Contents

Papers of the Ladwig family. They document the professional and personal lives of medical and teaching professionals in West Virginia in the early twentieth century, includng Dr. Otto Ladwig (1875-1968), his wife Calora Hardway Ladwig (1882-1974), and Margaret and Gertrude Hardway, Calora's sisters. The Ladwigs lived in Harrison and Randolph counties and were active in itinerant logging communities such as Evenwood. There are correspondence, publications, deeds, certificates, and photos of the Ladwig and Hardway families.

There is also a large series of photographs documenting the service of Cornelia, the Ladwig's daughter, in the Red Cross during World War II, as well as letters to Cornelia during this period.

In addition to the Ladwigs and Hardways, the collection includes many photographs and postcards of students and schools including Broaddus College, Fairmont Normal School, secondary schools, and more. The papers also include materials on the community of Everwood, West Virginia and the lumber company there.

Many books of different genres and topics were separated to the book collection; a list of these books is available from a curator.


  • Creation: 1870-1959


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Conditions Governing Access

No special access restriction applies.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. For more information, please see the Permissions and Copyright page on the West Virginia and Regional History Center website.


14.6 Linear Feet (14 ft. 7 in. (5 document cases, 5 in. each); (10 records cartons, 15 in. each))

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:

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Repository Details

Part of the West Virginia and Regional History Center Repository

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