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West Virginia University, Student Affairs, Records Regarding USS West Virginia

Collection Number: A&M.5156

Scope and Contents

Records created by the Student Affairs office at West Virginia University regarding establishment of a campus memorial of mast and bell from the World War II era battleship USS West Virginia and from the armored cruiser USS West Virginia respectively. Records regarding the battleship mast include historical information, dedication information (1963), photographs of battleship and mast, clippings, and correspondence of Joseph E. Gluck and others (1960-2001). Records regarding the bell include dedication information (1967) and correspondence (1966-2002).

Historical Information (folder 1) includes, among other material:

Thanksgiving Day Menu (USS West Virginia), 1937

U.S. Navy Report -- State Summary of War Casualties [West Virginia]; 1946

List of the Personnel Attached to the USS West Virginia Whose Deaths Occurred as the Result of the Attack on 7 December 1941 at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; undated


  • 1937-2002
  • Majority of material found in 1960-1970


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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.


0.4 Linear Feet (Summary: 5 in. (1 document case))

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:
West Virginia University, Student Affairs, Records Regarding USS West Virginia, 1937-2002
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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