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West Virginia War History Commission, Papers of Festus P. Summers, Chairman, World War II Records

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.1705

Scope and Contents

Records of Festus P. Summers regarding his activities as chairman of the West Virginia War History Commission. Contains a speech, newsletter, war records collecting manuals, lists of Office of Civilian Defense directors, lists of potential and confirmed war records collectors, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, and a traveling expense account.

Items within this collection include: drafts for a speech entitled "Let History Arm the Mind". The some pages are handwritten, others are typed (undated); mock-up of vol. 1, no. 1 of "The Collector", the newsletter of the West Virginia War History Commission. (1944); typescript of the "War History Manual" prepared by the Pennsylvania Historical Commission (1942); typescript of the "West Virginia War Records Collecting Manual" (1944); typescripts including lists of Office of Civilian Defense directors; lists of potential and confirmed war records collectors and sample forms (undated); 2 pamphlets regarding war records collecting (undated); traveling expense account from trips Summers took to organize county collecting committees (1944); 2 newspaper clippings (1942, 1945).

Dates

  • 1942-1945

Creator

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.

Biographical / Historical

The West Virginia War History Commission was organized in 1943 to collect and preserve a record of the activities of West Virginia and her citizens during World War II.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (Summary: 1/2 in. (1 folder))

Language

English

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/

Related A&M Collections

103, 109, 1705
Title
World War II, West Virginia War History Commission, Papers of Festus P. Summers, Chairman
Author
Staff of the West Virginia & Regional History Center
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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