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Strother Family Papers

Collection Number: A&M 3404

Scope and Contents

Papers regarding the Strother family, particularly David Hunter Strother, a writer and illustrator for Harpers Magazine, who published under the pseudonym "Porte Crayon." Contains artwork (including some from Strother's time in Mexico and some by other artists), correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, and material regarding the genealogy and history of the Strother family.

Series include:

Series 1. Initial Acquisition, Letters, Clippings, Photographs (1941-1968), Box 1
Series 2. Add. of 2003 July 17, Miscellaneous Strother Family Genealogy (undated), Box 1
Series 3. Add. of 2015 September 01, Correspondence, Artworks, and Other Material (1846-1990), Series 3, Boxes 1A-3
Series 4. Add. of 2017 August 21, Artwork, Photographs, and Other Material (ca. 1850-1961), Boxes 1-2


  • Creation: 1846-1990


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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.


1.25 Linear Feet (1 ft 3 in. (3 document cases, 2 1/2 in. each); (2 flat storage boxes, 3 1/2 in. each); (2 flat storage box, 1 1/2 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:

Strother Family Papers, 1846-1990
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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