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Perry Family Papers

Collection Number: A&M 4314

Scope and Contents

Materials pertaining to the Perry (Perri) family of Star City, West Virginia, an immigrant family originally from Italy. Also includes material about the Marra family, another Italian family that married into the Perry family. Includes material pertaining to Louis Warren Perry (1944-2011), his parents Joseph Ralph Perry (1905-1992) and Mary Constance (nee Marra) Perry (1915-1992), John Anthony Marra (1921-1999), and other relatives. Material regarding Lou documents his education at Morgantown High School, West Virginia University (including technical drawing course material from 1965-1966), and Michigan State University; a draft typescript about Cooks Coal Mining Camp in Meadowbrook, WV; and his genealogical research. Formats include clippings, photographs, memorabilia, books, cassette tapes (including two tapes of oral histories with Joseph Perry, and with Uncle Louie regarding the "51st"), correspondence, and more. This collection is minimally processed.


  • Creation: 1930s-2011


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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 see the Permissions and Copyright page on the West Virginia and Regional History Center website.


1.25 Linear Feet (1 ft. 3 in. (1 record carton, 15 in.); (1 oversize folder))

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:

Perry Family Papers
Jane LaBarbara
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Repository Details

Part of the West Virginia and Regional History Center Repository

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