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Donovan Bond, Journalism Professor, Personal and Professional Papers

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M 3889

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, publications, printed material, research material, photographs, and clippings of former West Virginia University (WVU) professor Donovan Bond (9 February 1921 - 12 June 1995) of Morgantown, West Virginia. Main topics include WVU-related material; genealogy on several early West Virginia families, including Bond, Dent, Core, McWhorter, Romine, Hiner, Scott, Maxson, and Cutright; materials relating to several West Virginia-specific projects, including the Hacker's Creek Descendants, the Henry McWhorter cabin at Jackson's Mill, and others; World War II memorabilia, including letters home from New Guinea and photographs; Morgantown history, particularly from ca. 1914-1970, including Morgantown High School (both 1914-1918 and 1934-1938) and plays produced at the high school in the late 1930s. Also includes papers of Helen Louise Dent Bond, Donovan's wife.

Collection is minimally processed, and sorted into the following series:

Correspondence (box 1)
Clippings (box 2)
Photographs (boxes 3-4)
Publications and Printed Material (boxes 5-8)
General Papers (boxes 9-10)
Scrapbooks (boxes 11-13)
Oversize (box 14)

Addendum of 2013/01/18 (boxes 15-16) includes Phi Sigma Kappa records, such as publications, convention material, photographs, and other items. (1941-1998; 10 in.)

Addendum of 2014/01/03 (boxes 17-18) includes Phi Sigma Kappa memorabilia and historical material. The Phi Sigma Kappa memorabilia (box 17) includes jewelry, purses, and other artifacts pertaining to Donovan Bond's membership in the Delta Chapter of Phi Sigma Kappa and his service to the fraternity. See contents list below for more information. The historical material (box 18) includes a typescript WVU news release regarding the service of former university president Dr. Irvin Stewart (May 14, 1967); typescript remarks of Irvin Stewart at the Emeritus Club Dinner, Morgantown (May 12, 1967); and photos of the original paintings of Colonel John Evans (9 December 1737 - 18 May 1834) and his wife, Ann Martin Evans (1738 - ca. 1827) (photos were taken ca. 1950s). The colonel and his wife were ancestors of Helen Louise Dent Bond. (ca. 1942-1973, undated; 11 in.)

Contents List:

Box 17; Unfoldered; Phi Sigma Kappa (PSK) centennial marble paperweight; 1973

Box 17; Unfoldered; PSK Grand Council medallion with "Donovan H. Bond Delta '42" inscribed on reverse; undated

Box 17; Unfoldered; Metal make-up purse with PSK crest (includes tube for lipstick, mirror, gauze sifter for loose powder, powder puff); undated

Box 17; Unfoldered; Donovan Bond's PSK Founder's Award; undated

Box 17; Unfoldered; PSK Delta Chapter "Pledge Party" mini paddle; January 12, 1951

Box 17; Unfoldered; Suede-like clutch purse with PSK tumbling Ts symbol; undated

Box 17; Unfoldered; Purple and red ribbons in a faux leather case; undated

Box 17; Unfoldered; PSK pin/necklace charm, with "1955" and "Helen" inscribed on reverse, IN Balfour plastic case; 1955

Box 17; Unfoldered; PSK pin/necklace charm with "MOTHER" and "LGB" inscribed on reverse; undated

Box 17; Unfoldered; Don Bond's PSK National President's pin (diamonds and ruby) with gavel charm; undated

Box 17; Unfoldered; PSK council member's pin (pearls and ruby) with "LGB", "1942", "Delta", and "DON BOND" inscribed on reverse; undated

Box 17; Unfoldered; Empty Balfour jewelry box; undated

Box 17; Unfoldered; Ring with PSK emblem surrounded by light blue gems (possibly the sweetheart ring that Don's mother used to wear); undated

Box 17; Unfoldered; PSK signet ring; undated

Box 17; Unfoldered; PSK crest ring with diamond; undated

Box 17; Unfoldered; PSK cufflinks; undated

Box 17; Unfoldered; PSK gavel charm, with "D.H. Bond, Delta '42" inscribed on reverse; undated

Box 17; Unfoldered; Kramer of New York charm; undated

Box 17; Unfoldered; PSK crest, probably fallen off another piece of jewelry; undated

(Note: LGB inscribed on jewelry likely stands for Lloyd Garfield Balfour, founder of Balfour jewelry company)

Box 18; Folder 1; Typescript WVU news release regarding the service of former university president Dr. Irvin Stewart; May 14, 1967

Box 18; Folder 1; Typescript remarks of Irvin Stewart at the Emeritus Club Dinner, Morgantown; May 12, 1967

Box 18; Unfoldered; Framed photographs of the original paintings of Colonel John Evans (9 December 1737 - 18 May 1834) and his wife, Ann Martin Evans (1738 - ca. 1827); ca. 1950s

Box 19; Original Copy of August 14, 1945 Issue of “Clarksburg Telegram” (announcing the end of WWII); 1945

Box 19; Original Copy of April 18, 1998 Issue of “The Daily Athenaeum” (regarding the history of the WVU Journalism Department, and of WVU in general); 1998

Dates

  • 1861-1998
  • Majority of material found within ca. 1914-1980

Language of Materials

English

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.

Extent

6.9 Linear Feet (6 ft. 11 in. (12 document cases, 5 in. each); (1 document case, 2 1/2 in.); (2 flat storage boxes, 3 in. each); (2 flat storage boxes, 3 1/2 in. each); (1 artifact box, 6 in.); (1 flat storage box, 1 1/2 in.))

Overview

Correspondence, publications, printed material, research material, photographs, and clippings of former West Virginia University professor of journalism and Director of Development Donovan Bond (9 February 1921 - 12 June 1995) of Morgantown, West Virginia. Main topics include West Virginia University-related material, including Bond's involvement in Phi Sigma Kappa; genealogy on several early West Virginia families, including Bond, Dent, Core, McWhorter, Romine, Hiner, Scott, Maxson, and Cutright; materials relating to several West Virginia-specific projects, including the Hacker's Creek Descendants, the Henry McWhorter cabin at Jackson's Mill, and others; World War II memorabilia, including letters home from New Guinea and photographs; Morgantown history, particularly from ca. 1914-1970, including Morgantown High School (both 1914-1918 and 1934-1938) and plays produced at the high school in the late 1930s. Also includes papers of Helen Louise Dent Bond, Donovan's wife. Addendum of 2013/01/18 includes Phi Sigma Kappa records. Addendum of 2014/01/03 includes Phi Sigma Kappa jewelry and memorabilia, historical material, and framed photographs. This collection is minimally unprocessed. See Scope and Content note for box list.

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: https://wvrhc.lib.wvu.edu/
Title
Donovan Bond, Journalism Professor, Personal and Professional Papers, 1861-1998
Author
Staff of the West Virginia & Regional History Center
Date
2013/01/17
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the West Virginia and Regional History Center Repository

Contact:
1549 University Ave.
P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown WV 26506-6069 US
304-293-3536