Scope and Contents
Series 1. Correspondence; 1784, 1850-1890s, ca. 1925-1928, 1950s-2005, undated; boxes 1-3B.
Series 2. Lemley Family Material; 1861, ca. 1928-1970s, undated; boxes 4-9.
Series 3. Photographs; 1870s-1960s, 1998-2002, undated; boxes 10-14.
Series 4. Ley Family Material; 1856-1956, undated; box 15.
Series 5. Subjects; 2003-2004, undated; box 16.
Series 6. Printed Material; 1867, 1902-2005, undated; boxes 17-20.
Series 7. Ephemera; 1854-1959, undated; boxes 21-22.
Series 8. Artifacts; ca. 1914-1920, ca. 2006, undated; boxes 23-24.
Series 9. Scrapbooks; ca. 1880s-1988; boxes 25-27.
Series 10. Oversize; 1785-1829, 1871-2010s, undated (bulk 1880-1940); boxes 28-64, items 1-26, and map cabinet folders.
Series 11. Addendum of 2014/07/28; 1798-1853, 1896, undated; box 64 folders 1-2.
Series 12. Addendum of 2016/08/16; ca. 1838-2012; boxes 65-77, and two unboxed items.
Series 13. Addendum of 2017/07/19; 1859-1992, undated; boxes 77-87.
Series 14. Addendum of 2017/11/09; 1878-1990, undated; boxes 88-100.
Series 15. Addendum of 2017/12/12; 1903-1992, undated; boxes 101-102, and one unboxed item (fraternity cane).
Series 16. Addendum of 2018/07/02; 1903-2002; boxes 103-104.
Series 17. Addendum of 2018/07/09; 1879-1927; box 105.
Series 18. Addendum of 2018/09/13, 1886, 1971-1983, undated; box 105-106.
- 1784 - ca. 2010s
- Majority of material found within ca. 1880s - 2010
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Biographical / Historical
Kiger has also served his alma mater in various capacities. He served six years on the WVU Alumni Council (now WVU Alumni Board of Directors), serving one year as president; six years on the WVU Board of Advisors, serving one year as chairman; five years on the WVU Board of Governors, serving one year as chairman; and has served as a committee member of the WVU Alumni Association's Loyalty Permanent Endowment Fund Trust.
Kiger has received numerous awards, including REALTOR of the Year (1987), Phi Sigma Kappa Outstanding Alumnus (1991), Distinguished West Virginian (1984 and 1994), WVU Alumni Association's Outstanding Alumnus (2002), and Order of Vandalia (2006)--WVU's highest award for outstanding service.
Vaughn L. Kiger is first cousins once removed with Samuel N. Lemley. Icie Lemley (nee Kiger) was Vaughn's great aunt and a sister of Vaughn's grandfather, Arvel Kiger Sr. Arvel and Icie's parents were Isaac N. Kiger and Elizabeth J. John.
36.7 Linear Feet (Summary: 36 ft. 8 in. (31 document cases, 5 in. each); (19 document cases, 2 1/2 in. each); (4 records carton, 15 in. each); (1 large flat storage box, 5 in.); (21 large flat storage boxes, 3 1/2 in. each); (10 large flat storage boxes, 3 in. each); (2 small flat storage boxes, 3 in. each); (17 flat storage boxes, 1 1/2 in. each); (4 large flat storage boxes, 1 in. each) (1 artifact box, 6 in.); (1 notecard box, 4 in.); (6 oversize folders, 1 in.); (unfoldered items, 24 in. total))
Phi Sigma Kappa materials separated to A&M 3917 as addendum of 2014/06/17.
A book on Revolutionary Pensions of Monongalia County was separated to the book collection at the History Center.
The following were separated to the printed ephemera collection:
"Women's Edition of the New Dominion, Morgantown, W. Va.", 1896
West Virginia University Football Schedule, 1934
Foot Ball Program, Morgantown High vs. Masontown High, 1934
Announcement for Town Meeting with Senator Jay Rockefeller, Morgantown, W. Va., undated
"Tales From the Tower: If Woodburn Hall Could Speak" by Barbara Howe, 1997.
"When Tidewater Invaded the Valley" by Lucy Johnston Ambler, 1934 (regarding John Brown)
"The Story of Kenmore" by Vivian Fleming, 1924 (regarding George Washington and a Fredericksburg plantation)
"Wakefield, Birthplace of George Washington" by Charles Moore, 1932
"The Washington Manor House" by Ethel Armes, 1922 (home of George Washington's ancestors)
The following were separated to the main book collection:
Byrd, Robert C. The Senate, 1789-1989: Vol. 3, Classic Speeches, 1830-1993. Edited by Wendy Wolff. Washington: U.S. G.P.O., 1994.
Byrd, Robert C. and Wendy Wolff. The Senate, 1789-1989: Vol. 4, Historical Statistics, 1789-1992. Edited by Wendy Wolff. Washington: U.S. G.P.O., 1993.
Butcher, Bernard L., and James M. Callahan. Genealogical and Personal History of the Upper Monongahela Valley, West Virginia, Under the Editorial Supervision of Bernard L. Butcher: With an Account of the Resources and Industries of the Upper Monongahela Valley and the Tributary Region. New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co., 1912.
One copy of the WVU student handbook, 1915.
- Cheat Lake (W. Va.)
- Geiger family
- Kiger, Vaughn L.
- Lee family
- Lemley family
- Lemley, Samuel Newton
- Monongalia County (W. Va.)
- Morgantown (W. Va.)
- Morgantown High School (Morgantown, W. Va.)
- Real property
- Robinson family
- Robinson family
- Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American
- West Virginia Mountaineers (Football team)
- West Virginia University
- Vaughn L. Kiger, Collector, Historical Photographs and Records Regarding Morgantown, 1784 - ca. 2010s
- Staff of the West Virginia & Regional History Center
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