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Works Progress Administration, West Virginia Publications

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.4093

Scope and Contents

West Virginia related publications of the Work Progress Administration, mainly consisting of Inventories of the County Archives of West Virginia prepared by The Historical Records Survey Division of Women's and Professional Projects, as well as inventories of federal archives in West Virginia, church archives, public vital statistics, and calendars of letters and papers. Also includes two folk studies of counties by the West Virginia Writers' Program. The Historical Records Survey was a project of the Works Progress Administration New Deal program in the United States. Originally part of the Federal Writers' Project, it was focused on surveying and indexing historically significant records in state, county and local archives.

Contents List:

Box 1; folder 1; Inventory of the County Archives of West Virginia: No. 12. Grant County (Petersburg), May 1938

Box 1; folder 2; Inventory of the County Archives of West Virginia: No. 22. Lincoln County (Hamlin), March 1938

Box 1; folder 3; Inventory of the County Archives of West Virginia: No. 24. Marion County (Fairmont), February 1941

Box 1; folder 4; Inventory of the County Archives of West Virginia: No. 28. Mineral County (Keyser), January 1941

Box 1; folder 5; Inventory of the County Archives of West Virginia: No. 31. Monroe County (Union), November 1938

Box 1; folder 6; Inventory of the County Archives of West Virginia: No. 36. Pendleton County (Franklin), January 1939

Box 1; folder 7; Inventory of the County Archives of West Virginia: No. 38. Pocahontas County (Marlinton), December 1937

Box 1; folder 8; Inventory of the County Archives of West Virginia: No. 40. Putnam County (Winfield), April 1941

Box 1; folder 9; Inventory of the County Archives of West Virginia: No. 42. Randolph County (Elkins), November 1938

Box 1; folder 10; Inventory of the County Archives of West Virginia: No. 44. Roane County (Spencer), August 1941 [2 copies]

Box 1; folder 11; Inventory of the County Archives of West Virginia: No. 46. Taylor County (Grafton), April 1939

Box 1; folder 12; Inventory of the Federal Archives in the States: Series VII. Department of the Navy, No. 47. West Virginia, 1939

Box 1; folder 13; Inventory of the Federal Archives in the States: Series XI. Department of Agriculture, No. 47. West Virginia, 1939

Box 1; folder 14; Inventory of the Church Archives of West Virginia, The Presbyterian Churches, December 1941

Box 1; folder 15; Inventory of Public Vital Statistics in West Virginia, March 1941 Box 1; folder 16; Calendar of the J.J. Jacob Letters in West Virginia Depositories, July 1940

Box 1; folder 17; Calendar of the Henry Mason Mathews Letters and Papers in the State Department of Archives and History, October 1941

Box 1; folder 18; Folk Studies Compiled and Written by Workers of the Writers' Program Works Progress Administration in West Virginia: Number 7. "Gilmer - Birth of a County", October 1940

Box 1; folder 19; Folk Studies Compiled and Written by Workers of the Writers' Program Works Progress Administration in West Virginia: Number 12. "Sutton on the Elk", August 1941

Box 2; folder 1; Calendar of the Arthur I. Boreman Letters in the State Department of Archives and History, Prepared by The Historical Records Survey, Division of Women's and Professional Projects, Works Progress Administration, January 1939

Box 2; folder 2; Calendar of the Francis Harrison Pierpont Letters and Papers in West Virginia Depositories, [Prepared by] The West Virginia Historical Records Survey, Work Projects Administration, October 1940

Box 2; folder 3; Calendar of the William E. Stevenson Letters in the State Department of Archives and History, Prepared by The Historical Records Survey, Division of Professional and Service Projects, Works Progress Administration, March 1939

Dates

  • 1937-1941

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 contact the West Virginia and Regional History Center.

Extent

1.5 Linear Feet (1 ft. 5 1/2 in. (1 record carton, 15 in.); (1 document case, 2 1/2 in.))

Overview

West Virginia related publications of the Work Progress Administration, mainly consisting of Inventories of the County Archives of West Virginia prepared by The Historical Records Survey Division of Women's and Professional Projects, as well as inventories of federal archives in West Virginia, church archives, public vital statistics, and calendars of letters and papers. Also includes two folk studies of counties by the West Virginia Writers' Program. The Historical Records Survey was a project of the Works Progress Administration New Deal program in the United States. Originally part of the Federal Writers' Project, it was devoted to surveying and indexing historically significant records in state, county and local archives. Please see "Scope and Content Note" for further information.

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
Works Progress Administration, West Virginia Publications, 1937-1941
Author
Staff of the West Virginia & Regional History Center
Date
2015/04/24
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