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West Virginia

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 26 Collections and/or Records:

Appalachian Prints Collection

Collection Number: A&M 4554
Scope and Contents

This collection includes prints pertaining to West Virginia and the surrounding area. Many have been taken out of publications. Subjects include the U.S. Civil War; various WV cities, landscapes, and geographical features; and various local industries.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1859-1909; 1839-2010

Boyce Family in West Virginia, Genealogical Research Material

Collection Number: A&M 4044

Genealogical research papers regarding the Boyce and related families in West Virginia. This collection is currently unprocessed.

Dates: ca. 1790-2000

Charles H. Ambler (1876-1957) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0743
Scope and Contents

Collection includes typescripts, correspondence, and newspaper clippings. Highlights include mimeographed statements relating to the Sigma Nu Foundation of West Virginia, Inc.; the inauguration of Dr. Irvin Stewart as president of West Virginia University; West Virginia authors; and the University budget. Also included are twelve typescripts of letters written from St. Petersburg, Russia, by a representative of the Ross Winans' Locomotive Works, Baltimore, Maryland (1859-1862).

Dates: 1859-1862, 1930-1957

Earl L. Core and P.D. Strausbaugh, Mock-up of Illustrations for "Flora of West Virginia"

Collection Number: A&M 4009
Overview Mock-up of illustrations for the book "Flora of West Virginia, Second Edition" by Earl L. Core and P.D. Strausbaugh. The mock-up shows a rough draft of what the illustrated pages of the book would look like when published. Mock-up is composed of black and white botanical illustrations on pieces of illustration board (11 in. x 16 in.). The mock-ups show the layout of text and illustrations with notes and corrections. Also contains mock-ups and other material regarding the book's cover...
Dates: 1970

Edward C. Bunker (1830-1867) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1615

Legal papers of a Morgantown lawyer, partner of United States Senator Waitman T. Willey, prosecuting attorney of Monongalia County, state senator, and judge of the Eleventh Circuit Court. Included are papers which relate to Bunker's Civil War service and Willey's legal practice. There are a few items of correspondence on land speculation and immigration in post-Civil War West Virginia.

Dates: ca. 1850-1865, 1901

Edward M. Steel, History Professor, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 5161
Overview Papers of West Virginia University History Professor Edward M. Steel. Dr. Steel was a professor of history at West Virginia University, specializing in American history. As an author he is best known for his scholarly writings on labor leader Mother Jones. The collection includes correspondence (personal and professional), manuscripts of books and articles regarding "Mother Jones" and other historical topics, bibliographies, research notes, topographical maps of northern West Virginia,...
Dates: ca. 1900-2000; Majority of material found within ca. 1960-2000

F.B. Voegele, Collector, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1102
Scope and Contents

These items include an autograph letter of Governor J.B. Jackson, 1884; and embossed state seal with the autograph signature of Governor Henry M. Mathews, ca. 1877-1861; and a picture of Joseph H. Diss Debar, designer of the W. Va. State seal.

Dates: ca. 1878-1884

F.B. Voegele, Collector, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1088
Scope and Contents

This book contains articles primarily of a historical nature; much of it dealing with the history of Virginia, West Virginia, and the Southern Seaboard. There are a few contemporary articles and obituary notices of several West Virginians.

Dates: 1925-1940

Frances Lightburn Cressman, Author, "A Great Civil War Has Come Upon Us"

Collection Number: A&M 4088
Overview Civil War history book titled "A Great Civil War Has Come Upon Us - The Lives and Times of Union Brig. Gen./Reverend Joseph A.J. Lightburn and His Friend, Confederate Lieut. Gen. Thomas J. 'Stonewall' Jackson: A Two-Volume Presentation in Observance of the Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War". The book contains a biography of General Joseph A.J. Lightburn; a biography of "Stonewall" Jackson; accounts of major battles and campaigns in the Civil War; and an account of the formation of...
Dates: 2015

Gibson Lamb Cranmer Papers regarding Statehood and Other Material

Collection Number: A&M 2848
Overview Papers regarding West Virginia statehood and the history of Wheeling and Ohio County compiled by Judge Gibson L. Cranmer (1826-1903) of Wheeling, West Virginia, who served as secretary of the Wheeling Convention that repudiated Virginia's secession from the United States in 1861. Series 1 includes manuscript narratives and correspondence describing events of the West Virginia statehood movement, written by eyewitnesses at the request of Gibson L. Cranmer. Manuscript authors include John S....
Dates: 1787-1895, undated; Majority of material found within 1822-1881