Paper ephemera, including: illustrated letterhead titled "Offices of J.W. Wiles" featuring portrait of J.W. Wiles and photo of the "Wiles Block" building in Morgantown, WV; there is also letterhead for the "Star Glass Company" and "Union Realty and Development Co.," both of Morgantown; illustrated envelopes for the "Hotel Morgan" of Morgantown, "The Waldo" of Clarksburg, and "The Ruffner" of Charleston. Signed calling card of J.W. Wiles. There is an extensive collection of greeting cards, including Valentines. There is also a printed invitation card for a luncheon with President and Mrs. Taft (1912).
Addendum of 2019/06/17 includes four greeting cards from the Young family of Morgantown, including two large Valentine cards (including windmill and seesaw graphics; undated), one small Valentine card (undated), and one Christmas card (booklet, "One Christmas Back in Grandfather's Time; 1952).
Majority of material found in 1900-1930
Language of Materials
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3.8 Linear Feet (Summary: 3 ft. 9 1/2 in. (7 doc cases, 5 in.; 3 doc cases, 2 1/2 in.; 1 small flat storage box, 3 in.; 1 oversize folder))
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 to the Printed Ephemera Colletion (PEC):
A children's picture book entitled "The Night Before Christmas or A Visit of St. Nicholas"; copyright 1896 by McLaughlin Brothers.