Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
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.
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."
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.