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Oscar Kubach Papers

Collection Number: A&M.2454

Scope and Contents

This collection of personal, business and financial papers, and photographs reflect Kubach's business interests and employment in West Virginia coal mines, Honduras gold and silver mines, and other activities. The correspondence, concentrated in the years 1885-87, concerns Kubach's responsibilities as secretary-treasurer of the Beury Coal & Coke Company of Stone Cliff, West Virginia, as well as personal and family matters. There are also thirty-six letters to Kubach written in German from 1818 to 1886. Among the business and financial papers are also several publicity circulars from the Honduras Mining Company, a gold and silver ore venture in which Kubach probably had a financial stake. An index to the correspondence is available.

Addendum of 1978/08/23:

Ca. 1870s-1920s; 5 in. (1 document case).

This addendum includes mounted and loose paper photographs of railroads, settlements, and buildings, and cartes de visite, cabinet cards, mounted photographs, and loose paper photographs of Kubach, Sr., his family, and other unidentified persons.

Addendum of 2018/08/02:

Ca. 1875-1933; 10 in. (1 document case, 5 in.; 2 document cases, 2 1/2 in. each).

This addendum includes photographs, documents, and other material pertaining to Oscar C. Kubach, Sr., Oscar C. Kubach, Jr., and their family. Photographs include cartes de visite, cabinet cards, mounted photographs, and loose paper photographs of members of the Kubach family and other, unidentified persons. Documents include personal and business correspondence (a few items), Masonic certificates and documents, and the Kubach family coat of arms. Also included in this addendum are a large, hand-drawn map of Stone Cliff, WV, Masonic awards, a 1914 Charlestonian yearbook from Charleston High School in Charleston, WV, and other personal effects of Oscar C. Kubach, Sr.


  • ca. 1815-1939


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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.


1.8 Linear Feet (21 1/2 in. (3 document cases, 5 in. each); (2 document cases, 2 1/2 in. each); (1 flat storage box, 1 1/2 in.))

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:


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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