Papers used by Patrick Carone for his thesis "Governor as a Legislator in West Virginia" (1969). Includes 11 scrapbooks maintained by West Virginia Governor Okey L. Patteson's press officer documenting Patteson's election campaign (1948), subsequent public relations activities as Governor (1949-52), and life after his Governorship (1953-58). The scrapbooks contain clippings, photographs, programs, tickets, and buttons; topics include annual governor's conferences, festivals, football games, Churchill and Wheeling Downs, and the St. Mary's Centennial Festival (1949); photographs are numerous and include an annual Governor's conference in White Sulphur Springs (1950), the Governor's Mansion of WV (1951), and entertainers Frances Langford (1950) and Dagmar (ca.1953). There are also about 21 3-inch reel audio tapes of interviews conducted by Carone in the late 60s with WV politicians, including John E. Amos, Don Eddy, Holt, Thomas Myles, Okey L. Patteson, and Harry Pauley. The bulk of material dates from 1948-69. There are "scattered" clippings and correspondence regarding Patteson from 1947-80 in two folders.
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: https://wvrhc.lib.wvu.edu/
The following publications were forwarded to Harold Forbes for processing:
Democratic Victory Dinner; December 18, 1944
Tracks: Chesapeake and Ohio Railway; July 1952
West Virginia Association, Future Farmers of America: Fortieth Anniversary Convention; July 18-21, 1968
The West Virginian; August, 1977
Wonderful West Virginia; 9-12/1975
The following pamphlet material was forwarded to Harold Forbes for processing into the pamphlets collection:
Dedication: West Virginia University Hospital; 10/8/1960
The Famous New River Gorge National Park; n.d.
Fayette Plateau Chamber of Commerce: Fifth Annual Banquet; 5/17/1975
Fayette Plateau Chamber of Commerce: Sixth Annual Banquet; 5/8/1976
History of a History-Making Bridge: New River Gorge Bridge; undated
The Raleigh County Bank: Annual Report; 1963
West Virginia Turnpike Commission: Twenty-Fifth Anniversary; 11/1979
West Virginia University Bulletin: The Medical Center; 10/1960
Nine photographs separated to photograph subject files under "Portraits--Governors" (now accessible online in West Virginia History on View), including two photo portraits of Patteson, and seven candid photos of him with others (including one with his wife Lee, and one with John D. Rockefeller, IV).
Three Patteson 1948 Gubernatorial campaign advertising items were separated to A&M 2818, including two 4 in. x 9 in. signs with photos of Patteson and a thimble with thread.
1549 University Ave. P.O. Box 6069
A&M 3421, Patteson-Carone Collection, West Virginia and Regional History Center, West Virginia University Libraries. https://archivesdev.lib.wvu.edu/repositories/2/resources/1733 Accessed August 23, 2019.