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Helvetia Reformed Church Records

Collection Number: A&M 3031
Overview The records and papers of a Randolph County church the Helvetia German Evangelical Reformed (later Zion Presbyterian), containing minute books, treasurer records, newsletters, correspondence and photographs. The early records of the Helvetia church are in German, the original language of the immigrant Swiss pioneers and founders of the church and Helvetia. The records are reflective of the struggles of the congregation in financing and constructing the church building and becoming affiliated...
Dates: 1873-1987

Helvetia History and Genealogy

Collection Number: A&M 2703
Overview Miscellaneous materials, chiefly photocopies, related to the history of Helvetia, West Virginia, a community founded by Swiss and German settlers that is known for maintaining Swiss traditions and folkways. Items include an undated handwritten narrative history of Helvetia's founders; genealogical information about the founding families of the town, including birth and death dates; a typed genealogy of the Gustavus Senhauser family from 1825 to 1979; and a 1982 newspaper article about one...
Dates: 1939-1982 and undated

Jacob Anderegg, Helvetia Resident, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 3009
Overview This collection contains a pamphlet and correspondence. Included is a typed copy of the oral account of Jacob Anderegg's life story. "Some Recollections from the life of Jacob Anderegg." Anderegg, born in Switzerland, 1851 July 12, immigrated to the United States on 1871 September 16 and became a settler of Helvetia, WV. Correspondence are by and to David Sutton, village historian for Helvetia, WV. These correspondence relate to Sutton's attempts to acquire the original handwritten version...
Dates: 1931-1985

David H. Sutton, Compiler, Photographs Regarding Helvetia, West Virginia

Collection Number: A&M 3706
Overview Photographs and research papers regarding Helvetia, West Virginia. Most of the collection consists of photographs. Subjects of the photographs include residents, activities, and locations, the majority of which date from the early twentieth century (1900-1920). There are group portraits of families, school children, and others, including shots of hunters, timber workers, and residents with musical instruments, among others. Special events recorded by the photographs include weddings,...
Dates: ca. 1880-2000; Majority of material found within ca. 1900-1920

Edwin A. Smith, Author, Manuscript Regarding Helvetia, West Virginia

Collection Number: A&M 1346

Unpublished manuscript titled "Helvetia, the Swiss Land of West Virginia," by Edwin A. Smith. This collection consists of a photocopy of a typed document. The manuscript regards the history of Helvetia, a Randolph County community established in 1869 by a group of Swiss immigrants.

Dates: 1960

David H. Sutton, Compiler, Research Papers regarding Helvetia, West Virginia

Collection Number: A&M 3687
Overview Research papers compiled by David H. Sutton documenting the early history of Helvetia, West Virginia, including information regarding the work, recreation, and genealogy of Helvetia's early settlers. The collection includes family papers, letters, oral histories, genealogies, photographs, and other material, regarding the Schneider, Aegerter, Hofer, Favri, and other families. Of special interest are the oral histories conducted and compiled by David Sutton of Helvetia citizens who were...
Dates: 1835-2010; Majority of material found within 1890-1925, 1979

Eleanor Betler, Collector, Folk Songs of Helvetia and Other Material

Collection Number: A&M 3716

School report regarding folklore and folksongs of Helvetia, West Virginia. Includes 10 pages of text, 12 pages of musical manuscripts for 12 songs, and two compact discs of copies of tape recordings of an oral history interview with Alice Burkey and performances of folk songs. The interview recording also includes yodeling.

Dates: ca. 1952

Bill Brady, Collector, Glass Plate Negatives of Helvetia, West Virginia by Photographer U.C. Shock

Collection Number: A&M 3617
Overview Glass plate negatives of photographs taken by Uriah C. Shock documenting Helvetia, West Virginia, a small community of German-speaking Swiss immigrants located in Randolph County. Includes portraits of individuals and groups, apparently of family members and community groups. Many images feature woodland settings, and some pictures include evidence of logging operations, horse teams, buildings, and livestock. Plates are of varying dimensions, including 5 in. x 7 in. and 6 1/2 in. x 8 1/2 in....
Dates: 1890-1915