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West Virginia Governors' Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1977

Scope and Contents

General correspondence and papers, ca. 1929-1964, of Governors William G. Conley (18th Governor, in office 1929-1933), Herman G. Kump (19th Governor, in office 1933-1937), Homer A. Holt (20th Governor, in office 1937-1941), Matthew M. Neely (21st Governor, in office 1941-1945), Clarence W. Meadows (22nd Governor, in office 1945-1949), Okey Patteson (23rd Governor, in office 1949-1953), William C. Marland (24th Governor, in office 1953-1957), Cecil H. Underwood (25th Governor, in office 1957-1961), and William Wallace Barron (26th Governor, in office 1961-1965). There is material on the "flower fund" for 1944. The correspondence of the Barron administration concerns mainly state employment applications.

Series include:
Series 1. Conley, Kump, Holt, and Neely State Capitol Papers, undated (box 1)
Series 2. Neely Flower Fund Records, 1944 (boxes 2-3)
Series 3. Meadows Correspondence, 1945-1949 (boxes 4-7)
Series 4. Meadows Miscellaneous Papers, 1945-1949 (boxes 7-8)
Series 5. Patteson Correspondence, 1948-1953 (boxes 9-24)
Series 6. Patteson Miscellaneous Papers, 1949-1953 (boxes 24-27)
Series 7. Marland Correspondence, 1952-1956 (boxes 28-45)
Series 8. Marland Miscellaneous Papers, 1953-1957 (boxes 46-52)
Series 9. Underwood Correspondence, 1956-1961 (boxes 53-61)
Series 10. Underwood Miscellaneous Papers, 1957-1960 (boxes 61-63)
Series 11. Barron Correspondence, 1960-1964 (boxes 64-65)
Series 12. Barron Miscellaneous Papers, 1960-1961 (box 66)


  • Creation: ca. 1929-1964


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27.5 Linear Feet (Summary: 27 ft. 6 in. (66 document cases, 5 in. each))

Physical Location

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West Virginia Governors' Papers, 1931-1964
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1549 University Ave.
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Morgantown WV 26506-6069 US