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Folk art

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

German-American Collection, Letter and Christening Certificate

Collection Number: A&M 3112

German-language documents belonging to the Bischoff family in Preston County (formerly Monongalia) in the early 1800s. A printed birth and christening certificate, dated 1813, features elaborate artwork, including two angels flanking the text. The second document, a love letter, has colorful hand-drawn art.

Dates: 1813, n.d.

Mahala Chapman Mace Gregory Manuscripts

Collection Number: A&M 1948

A bound copybook of songs written from memory by Mahala Gregory, age 80. Contains poems, hymns, hand-drawn illustrations, and a short biography of Mrs. Gregory. The volume was bound by Berlin B. Chapman in 1967 and titled "Echo of Literature from the West Virginia Hills."

Dates: 1940-1967

Martin Judy Family Papers

Collection Number: A&M 3798
Overview Collection of photographs, artifacts, and correspondence relating to the Martin Judy (1831-1885) and Christena Harper Judy (1831-1912) family of Judy Gap, Pendleton County, West Virginia. Subjects of photographs include Martin and Christena Judy, their children, and a few relatives. Most subjects are identified. Artifacts include a scarf, quilt, toy calf, creamer, dish, jewelry box, and cowbell. Correspondence includes memory books and sympathy cards for the deaths of Isom P. Judy and his...
Dates: ca. 1857-2012; Majority of material found in ca. 1890-1986

Milspaw Folklore Collection, Typescripts, Tapes, and Films

Collection Number: A&M 2335

A collection of student term papers, submitted to a class in American Folklore, taught by Yvonne Milspaw of West Virginia University. The papers relate to legends, ghost stories, ballads, folk medicine, recipes, crafts, social customs, and games. A card file indicating the subject matter of each paper is included with the collection.

Dates: 1972-1974