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Herman Guy Kump (1877-1962), Lawyer and Politician, Papers

Collection Number: A&M.1609
Scope and Contents Correspondence, legal papers, speeches, clippings, photographs, and printed material of a Randolph County prosecuting attorney, mayor of Elkins, judge of the Twenty-second Judicial Circuit, Democratic politician, and state governor, 1933-1937.Subjects include John T. McGraw's senate contest, 1911; Canadian Reciprocity Agreement, 1911; women suffrage; State Prohibition Amendment, 1911-1912; VIRGINIA v. WEST VIRGINIA; Joseph Brown lynch case; New Deal operations and agencies in the...
Dates: 1883-1960

Hulett C. Smith, Governor, Papers

Collection Number: A&M.2170
Overview Official papers of Gov. Hulett C. Smith's administration covering budgetary, state agency and institutional matters, recommendations and proposed legislation. Prominent topics dealt with are crime, federal aid, locks and dams, mental health and pollution. There is correspondence with: Health, Education and Welfare, Housing and Urban Development, Office of Economic Opportunity of the United States government; the Democratic party on the county and national level; the National Governors...
Dates: 1964-1968

Izetta Jewel Brown Miller (b.1883), Clippings and Photographs

Collection Number: A&M.2316
Overview Originals and copies of clippings and photographs concerning the life and career of Izetta Jewel Kenny Brown Miller. Her career included work in the theater, Women's Suffrage Movement, radio, agriculture, television, and politics. Her first husband was William Gay Brown, Sr., West Virginia Congressman from Kingwood, and her second marriage was to Dr. Hugh Miller of the faculties of George Washington University and Union College. In 1922 and 1924, Mrs. Brown ran for the nomination as the...
Dates: ca. 1908-1973

John Thomas McGraw (1856-1920) Papers

Collection Number: A&M.0086
Overview Papers of a Grafton attorney who was a lawyer for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad and prosecuting attorney of Taylor County, West Virginia, assistant to Governor J.B. Jackson, collector of internal revenue for West Virginia, and a member of the Democratic National Committee. There are case papers and letters pertaining to McGraw's law practice; records relating to the purchase, sale, and development of timber, coal, and oil lands; and records of his directorships in the Grafton and Greenbrier...
Dates: 1842-1927, 1948

John W. Davis (1873-1955) Papers

Collection Number: A&M.2080
Overview Correspondence of the 1924 Democratic presidential nominee; draft of a speech on legislative power; tickets to the Democratic National Convention in New York; and a poem concerning Davis' candidacy for president in 1924. Correspondence is between Davis and his nephew, John J.D. Preston, of Charleston. Subjects mentioned include politics, World War II, Davis' law practice, and family matters.
Dates: 1924-1943, 1953

Johnson Newlon Camden (1828-1908) Papers

Collection Number: A&M.1228
Scope and Contents Two business letters of Senator Camden concerning the Stewart Brick Company, Parkersburg, and a Democratic Electoral ticket for Virginia in 1852.
Dates: 1852; 1894

Johnson Newlon Camden (1828-1908) Papers

Collection Number: A&M.0007
Overview Correspondence, maps, business records and other papers of a U.S. Senator, Democratic politician, and promoter of the oil industry, railroads, and coal and timber resources of West Virginia. The papers regard Camden's purchase of land in the 1850s; his activities in oil production and refining, 1860-1875; his presidency of the Camden Consolidated Oil Company and the Baltimore United Oil Company; the affairs of the Stewart Brick Company of Parkersburg; the Virginia debt controversy; and his...
Dates: 1845-1908

Ken Hechler Interview Transcript

Collection Number: A&M.1164
Overview Transcription of an oral history interview by Niel M. Johnson of the Harry S. Truman Library with Ken Hechler. Hechler, born 1914 in Roslyn, NY, received A.B., Swarthmore 1935; M.A., Columbia 1936; Ph.D., Columbia 1940 in Political Science which he later taught at Columbia, Princeton, and Marshall Universities. He served as a U. S. Army combat historian in Europe during World War II. Hechler was a research assistant to President Franklin D. Roosevelt and was special assistant to President Harry...
Dates: 1985

Lewis Family Papers

Collection Number: A&M.0551
Overview Personal and business papers of the Lewis family, mainly of John D. (1800-1882), Charles C., Sr. (b.1839), and Charles C., Jr. (b.1865), of Kanawha County. For the period 1825-1875 there are papers of various members of the Ruffner, Dickinson, and Wilson families of West Virginia, Virginia, Ohio, Kansas, Missouri, and other states. The business papers relate to farming operations, the purchase and sale of slaves, salt manufacturing and trade, the Old Sweet Springs Company, coal, iron, oil,...
Dates: 1825-1936

Matthew Mansfield Neely (1874-1958), Politician, Papers

Collection Number: A&M.1414
Scope and Contents Papers of Matthew Neely, a politician who had a long career as senator, congressman, governor, and Democratic political boss. Collection includes speeches, correspondence, pamphlets, legal papers, photographs, and copies of the Congressional Record . There are also newspaper clipping scrapbooks covering the years 1928-1954 (on five reels of microfilm). Neely had a long career, including law student at West Virginia University, Marion County lawyer, mayor of Fairmont, congressman, 1913-1921,...
Dates: 1900-1954

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