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James E. Mann, Jr., Appointment, Diploma, and Clippings

Collection Number: A&M 3929


Contains the appointment of James E. Mann to West Virginia's Mercer County Local Board No. 1 (draft board) during World War II (1940); diploma awarded to Lucy Austin Higginbotham (later Mrs. James E. Mann) for graduation from West Virginia University (1929); and a scrapbook of newspaper clippings, most regarding Sergeant Junior J. Spurrier (ca. 1945). Spurrier was a WWII hero from Bluefield, and a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor.


  • Creation: 1929-1945

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0.1 Linear Feet (Summary: 1/2 in. (1 small collection folder, 1/2 in.); (1 oversize folder, 2 items))

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:

Separated Materials

Newspapers separated to WVRHC newspapers collection:

Bluefield Daily Telegraph, December 14, 1939, Semi-Centennial Anniversary Edition, 112 pages (two copies)

Sunset News-Observer, October 10, 1962, Open House for The First National Bank's new building

Bluefield Daily Telegraph, May 15, 1954, Airport Dedication Section only---Dedication of Mercer County Airport

Princeton Times, July 31, 1963, West Virginia Centennial edition

James E. Mann, Jr., Appointment, Diploma, and Clippings, 1929-1945
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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