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Audiovisual Media Collection

Collection Number: A&M 4537

Scope and Contents

This is an artificial collection of audiovisual material collected by the Center. Formats include VHS, DVD, CD, U-matic, Betacam, and motion picture film. The collection covers a wide range of subjects, including material pertaining to West Virginia University (WVU) and material pertaining to the state in general. Material pertaining to WVU includes recordings of events such as retirement parties, commencements, symposia, speeches, and West Virginia Day celebrations; material from WWVU TV; sports; and campus demonstrations. Material related to the state touches on famous individuals, the Civil War, WNPB films, state industries like glass and coal mining, culture and folkways, and more.


  • Creation: ca. 1975-2005, undated


Conditions Governing Access

Archival audiovisual recordings must be digitized for research access. Researchers must contact the West Virginia & Regional History Center reference department at Items may be requested by using their unique identifier numbers shown on each item's page, which look like "4537_vhs_168" -- note that the format of each item forms the middle part of the identifier.

Researchers may access born digital materials by requesting to view the materials in person by appointment or remotely by contacting the West Virginia & Regional History Center reference department at

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.


18.42 Linear Feet (186 items and 1 folder)

27.3 Gigabytes (894 files, formats include .jpg, .iso, .mpg, .cue)



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:

Custodial History

This collection is presumed to have been compiled by the WVRHC over multiple decades, and was known as the VHS/DVD collection prior to being transferred to its current unit.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the WVU Libraries West Virginia & Regional History Center, 2022.

Audiovisual Media Collection
Jane LaBarbara
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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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