Photographs and research papers regarding Helvetia, West Virginia. Most of the collection consists of photographs. Subjects of the photographs include residents, activities, and locations, the majority of which date from the early twentieth century (1900-1920). There are group portraits of families, school children, and others, including shots of hunters, timber workers, and residents with musical instruments, among others. Special events recorded by the photographs include weddings, festivals and other occasions. Photographs of Helvetia buildings (including houses, barns, and general store / post office), local landscape, and nearby towns are also included. Research papers concern the indentification of the photographs as well as the history of the town. Families documented by the collection include Aegerter, Burkey, Anderegg, Asper, Huber, Kuenzler, Marti, Metzner/Metzener, Teuscher, and Zumbach, among others.
1.7 Linear Feet (Summary: 1 ft. 8 in. (three 5 in. document cases, two 2 1/2 in. document cases))