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West Virginia Human Rights Commission Archives

Collection Number: A&M 1887


Papers of Thomas W. Gavett, Chairman of the Commission. Subjects covered include: surveys of equal employment opportunities, newspaper clippings, material from the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, correspondence regarding non-discriminatory college applications for West Virginia institutions of higher learning, memoranda from the executive director to commission members, minutes of meetings, hearings, West Virginia Interracial Commission created by Governor M.M. Neely, West Virginia Advisory Commission to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission, statement to the West Virginia Board of Education from a committee of the West Virginia State NAACP on 2 September 1964, First Governors Conference on Human Rights in Charleston on 16 December 1965, special report on the New Year's Eve incident in Huntington on 14 January 1966, the special hearing at Lakin State Hospital on 21 April 1966, and the resignation of Howard McKinney. Correspondents include Governor W.W. Barron, Rabbi Samuel Cooper, Paul Crabtree, Rev. C. Anderson Davis, Thomas W. Gavett, Ken Hechler, Senator Paul Kaufman, Paul A. Miller, Julius W. Singleton, and Governor H.C. Smith.


  • Creation: 1961-1966


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2.9 Linear Feet (Summary: 2 ft. 11 in. (7 document cases, 5 in. each))

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 Human Rights Commission Archives, 1961-1966
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Part of the West Virginia and Regional History Center Repository

1549 University Ave.
P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown WV 26506-6069 US