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Brand Family Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.1576
Scope and Contents Business and official papers of Monongalia sheriff, John M. Brand and his deputy, William N. Brand, 1861-1872; letter from E. I. Moore of Woodburn Seminary; class prophecy, June 1898 by Friend E. Clark of West Virginia University; and diaries kept by Miss Willa Brand during a European trip, 1913, and a journey through the British Isles in 1924.
Dates: 1861-1872, 1898-1924

Buffalo Soldiers Scrapbook

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Collection Number: A&M.2704
Overview A scrapbook containing photographs and news clippings documenting activities of the Buffalo Soldiers, Inc., a community action organization of young black men in Monongalia County. Their activities include multi-cultural presentations at local schools, recreation programs for local black children, black heritage programs and festivals, presentations on African history and culture in cooperation with African students from West Virginia University, and cooperative activities with NAACP. Inventory...
Dates: 1976-77

Clement Ross Jones (1871-1939) Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.1173
Scope and Contents Personal and genealogical papers of the Dean of the WVU College of Engineering from 1911 to 1932. The papers deal with academic pursuits including the controversy over the reorganization of the Engineering College in 1931-32, and his social and professional activities. Four boxes contain genealogical notes and history on some of the first Ohio Valley families including the Wickliffe, Harden, Monroe, Gambrill, and Jones families. For detailed listing of the collection see the inventory sheet.
Dates: 1890-1932

Courtney Family Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.1629
Overview Papers of a Monongalia County, West Virginia, farm family residing near Maidsville include: the farm account books of John and John J. Courtney, 1831-1877; family Bible records and photographs; college essays of Alpheus Courtney, a West Virginia University student; manuscript ciphering book, 1817; diary of Ulysses J. Courtney, 1878-1883 (7 vols.) pertaining to lumbering, farming, and livestock operations, and community religious and social life; correspondence; steamboat bills of lading,...
Dates: 1804-1920

Festus P. Summers (1895-1971), Historian, Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.2208
Overview Correspondence, speeches, manuscripts, research notes, and other papers of a historian who served on the faculty of West Virginia University from 1932 to 1965 and as chairman of the history department from 1946 to 1962. Included are: his official as well as personal correspondence; notes for speeches; research notes, rough drafts and proofs for his published works on William L. Wilson and Johnson Newlon Camden; exams, outlines, and notes for classes he taught; material relating to the...
Dates: 1843-1971

G. Harry Bayles Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.0820
Overview Correspondence with the American Museum of Natural History, 1934-1952, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Circumnavigator's Club, 1943-1954, and Richard T. Wiley, the historian, at Elizabeth, Pennsylvania, 1933-1937. Also includes a 34-page travel account of Greece, Crete, and Egypt (1936-1937), materials on Tecumseh (the Shawnee Chief), Monongalia County history, West Virginia University history, and Bayles and Vandervort genealogy. Also includes labeled wood samples from Casa...
Dates: ca. 1890-1955

Mildred Arnett-Reed Morgantown Scrapbook

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Collection Number: A&M.3333
Overview Photocopy facsimile of scrapbook assembled by Mildred Arnett-Reed (11' x 16'; 95 pages). Includes photographs, letters from her sister and friends, newspaper clippings, programs, and ephemera documenting Reed's activities in the Morgantown, West Virginia area during her high school years (1924-27). There are also clippings and letters regarding her wedding in 1931, and greeting cards for her 25th wedding anniversary. Photographs include candid and portrait shots of Mildred's family (William E....
Dates: 1924-1956

Monongalia Academy Minute Book

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Collection Number: A&M.2971
Overview Minutes of the meetings of the Trustees dealing with raising and disbursing of funds, the establishment of rules and regulations and the hiring of personnel to supervise and to instruct at the Academy. Special mention is made of site location and awarding and payment of contracts for the erection of a new building. The new building was completed in 1831, located at the northeast corner of Spruce and Walnut Streets. Also mentioned are the trustee boards' decisions on acquiring property and...
Dates: 1827-58

Mrs. Louise Morris, Collector, Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.1808
Scope and Contents Materials Collected by Mrs. Louise Morris, genealogist and authority on local history. The collection includes a notebook kept by J. H. Wherry, a student at Jefferson College, Pa., in 1859; a genealogy of the DeVaul, Haun, [F]ast families of Marion and Monongalia counties, 1817-1957; an essay on "Immigration" by George Whitham, 1896, favoring immigration restriction because of the increased number coming from " the Latin races of southeastern Europe;" land surveys from dead books, 1827-1933,...
Dates: 1859-1964

Rufus A. West, Collector, Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.0821
Scope and Contents This collection includes manuscripts, printed and newspaper materials collected by Rufus A. West, a Morgantown antiquarian and faculty member of the College of Engineering, West Virginia University. This collection includes papers concerning many phases of West Virginia History, although centered on Preston, Taylor, and Monongalia counties. Includes marriage licenses from Preston County, 1881-1947; newspaper clippings from Morgantown newspapers; a meeting invitation from the Monongalia County...
Dates: 1880-1947

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