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Jim Comstock, Newspaper Editor and Collector, Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.2600
Overview Papers of James ("Jim") Franklin Comstock of Richwood, West Virginia, whose position as editor of the West Virginia Hillbilly and avocation as collector and advocate of all things West Virginia led to the preservation of much of the state's physical, visual, and textual history. The collection includes materials Comstock collected about West Virginia history as well as his own personal and professional papers. Materials include: general series of...
Dates: 1650-1671, 1717-2003, undated; Majority of material found within ca. 1850-1995

Thornton Perry, Collector, Publications Regarding West Virginia History

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Collection Number: A&M.3343
Overview Publications and manuscript from the Thornton Perry Museum Collection, reflecting Perry's interest in the history of West Virginia and the immediate region. Subjects include various aspects of West Virginia history, such as the Civil War, statehood, Wheeling, John Brown, and other topics. Formats include broadsides, reports, pamphlets, almanacs, a manuscript account book, newspapers, maps, and others. See Scope and Content Note for details and contents list.
Dates: 1787-1934

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