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Billmeyer Family Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.3018
Overview Correspondence, military service records, receipts and photographs of David Billmeyer, George Billmeyer and family. David Billmeyer (1907-63) was a writer, clerk and laborer who in 1933 joined the U. S. Army Air Corps and served in it until after World War II when he re-enlisted in the U. S. Air Force from which he retired in 1955. In his youth he had worked in New York City as a clerk and free lance author where he met and later corresponded with America's then foremost literary critic, H. L....

Bishop Robert E. Lee Strider Diaries

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Collection Number: A&M.2889
Overview Diaries of an Episcopalian clergyman beginning with his appointment 1 November 1923 in Wheeling as a bishop and ending with entries by his wife after his death. Strider retired as diocese bishop in 1955, returned to the family estate, Rose Hill Farm, Jefferson County, which he managed until his death. The diaries contain routine entries about matters such as family news and comments on books read and impressions of historic events, such as the assassination of President Kennedy. Much...

Harry W. Ernst, Author, Manuscripts of Book Regarding Presidential Primary of John F. Kennedy in West Virginia

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Collection Number: A&M.3661
Overview Original manuscripts of first and final drafts of "The Primary That Made a President: West Virginia 1960", a political study by Harry W. Ernst regarding the presidential primay campaign by John F. Kennedy (JFK) in West Virginia. Includes letters with the author from Charles U. Daly (former aide to JFK), and Ron M. Linton (former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense) regarding his manuscript; also includes correspondence with West Virginia University history professor F.P. Summers regarding same....

Holmes Moss Alexander (1906-1985) Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.1372
Overview Correspondence, literary manuscripts, photographs, and miscellaneous material of a newspaper columnist, political analyst, biographer, novelist, short story writer, and gentleman farmer. The papers are primarily concerned with Alexander's literary and publishing activities. Other subjects include Alexander's interest in livestock raising, a proposed birth control law, and motion picture censorship in Maryland. Correspondents include Styles Bridges, Richard A. Chase, Joseph S. Clark, Thomas J....

Presidential Election, John F. Kennedy, Candidacy Announcement Certificates for West Virginia

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Collection Number: A&M.1715
Overview Certificates of announcement of candidacy for the nomination for the office of President of the United States on the Democratic ticket, Feb. 3 & 6, 1960 by Hubert Humphrey and John F. Kennedy.

Sue Ann Di Bacco, Verse Regarding Kennedy Assassination and Song Regarding West Virginia

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Collection Number: A&M.1756
Overview Typescript of a poem by Miss DiBacco, "He Had What It Took to be President Kennedy"; sheet music of a song," We're Proud of the State of West Virginia" written during the centennial year by Miss DiBacco.

Walter R. Thurmond (1881-1967) Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.2141
Overview Operator in the Logan coalfield for many years, collector of Internal Revenue for West Virginia, and president of the state Board of Control, 1937-1941. Thurmond returned to the coal industry in 1941 and helped organize the Southern Coal Producers' Association, serving as its secretary until his retirement in 1958. The collection consists of correspondence, speeches, scrapbooks, and other papers, including Thurmond's diaries for 1938-1967. Subjects include labor relations, taxes, mine safety,...

West Virginia University, Athenaeum, Kennedy Assassination, Press Copy

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Collection Number: A&M.5057
Overview AP (Associated Press) and UPI (United Press International) copy regarding assassination of US President John F. Kennedy received by the ATHENAEUM (the student newspaper of West Virginia University), and special one-page edition of the ATHENAEUM dated November 23, 1963, including a one-page reminiscence authored by Paul Atkins regarding the circumstances in which the ATHENAEUM special edition was published.

West Virginia University, Medical Technology Program, Records

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Collection Number: A&M.1878
Overview The medical technology program at West Virginia University, now the Division of Medical Laboratory Science, is part of the university's School of Medicine. Records of the West Virginia University Medical Technology Program and other related materials document the education of medical technologists chiefly from the 1960s to the early 1980s in general and specifically at WVU. Materials related to the WVU medical technology program and School of Medicine include correspondence, financial...