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Willis Guy Tetrick, Jr. Genealogy Research Papers

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.3230
Genealogy research papers compiled by W. Guy Tetrick and his son Willis G. Tetrick, Jr. The Tetricks were from Harrison County and the material in the collection mainly regards families of Harrison County and north central West Virginia. The collection contains mostly original genealogical compilations and family histories. It also contains personal and business correspondence; financial records; publications regarding local and state history; newspapers and news clippings; obituaries, cemetery records; records of the Sons of the American Revolution; and other material.

Dates

  • 1708-1997

Creator

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

131.6 Linear Feet (Summary: 131 ft. 7 in. (41 record cartons, 15 in. each; 1 oversize record carton, 18 in.; 1 flat storage box, 3 in.; 274 unboxed ledgers and notebooks, 78 ft. 7 in.))

Overview

Genealogy research papers compiled by W. Guy Tetrick and his son Willis G. Tetrick, Jr. The Tetricks were from Harrison County and the material in the collection mainly regards families of Harrison County and north central West Virginia. The collection contains mostly original genealogical compilations and family histories. It also contains personal and business correspondence; financial records; publications regarding local and state history; newspapers and news clippings; obituaries, cemetery records; records of the Sons of the American Revolution; and other material.

Biographical / Historical

W. Guy Tetrick (3 January 1883-15 July 1956) was a native of Harrison County, West Virginia. As a young man, he moved to Clarksburg, serving as deputy county clerk, then later as county clerk and in various other civil positions. Tetrick was one of the founders, and later the manager, of the local newspaper the "Clarksburg Exponent". He was also involved in a number of other local businesses. Tetrick maintained a lifetime interest in genealogy and local history, the result of which was this collection, perhaps the most comprehensive private family history collection ever compiled for West Virginia. Tetrick was also a founding member of the George Rogers Clark chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution.

Willis Guy Tetrick, Jr. (23 August 1911-30 December 1995) was the oldest of W. Guy Tetrick's four children. He attended West Virginia University, graduating in 1934. He was a retired lieutenant colonel from the Army Corps of Engineers and was owner and operator of Mineral Property Management. He shared his father's interest in history and genealogy.

A dedication ceremony for the collection was held on 20 September 1997. Copies of the program from this ceremony can be found in the Subject Series, box 6, folder 8C.

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/

Separated Materials

The Tetrick collection included numerous books and journals, and about 1,800 of them were added to the Libraries' collections. The vast majority of them were about genealogy, family history, and local history of West Virginia and neighboring states. In the WVU Libraries instance of WorldCat, a keyword search on "Tetrick" limited by location to "West Virginia & Regional History Center" will retrieve titles from his Collection that were placed in the Rare Book Room, as well as works he authored. Other separated titles can be found by examining a list located in the Subject series, located in box 6, folders 8B-8C. A special bookplate was attached in all volumes from the Tetrick collection.

Unboxed item nos. 275-291 (Maryland Historical Magazine vol. XX no. 2 and vol. XXI nos. 1-4, 8-10, 12-20) were forwarded to the rare book librarian in August 2004 and are currently available in the West Virginia Collection under call number 975.2 M368.
Title
Willis Guy Tetrick, Jr. Genealogy Research Papers, 1708-1997
Author
Staff of the West Virginia & Regional History Center
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
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