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Morgantown (W. Va.) -- History

Subject Source: Local Lc

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Festus P. Summers (1895-1971), Historian, Personal Diaries

Collection Number: A&M 4342
Content Description

Personal diaries of Festus P. Summers, a historian who served on the faculty of West Virginia University from 1932 to 1965 and as chairman of the history department from 1946 to 1962. The diaries are in 19 volumes covering the period 1953-1971. They document in a thorough manner his experiences in the communities of West Virginia University and Morgantown. He comments on local and national events, including for example a visit of Harry Truman to Morgantown in 1956.

Dates: 1953-1971

John J. Davis (1824-1916) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1366

Papers of John J. Davis, a lawyer and politician from Clarksburg, West Virginia. This collection contains correspondence, account books, photographs, essays, speeches, and other material. Also included in this collection are writings of Davis' granddaughter, Julia McDonald Davis. There are also artifacts, including a school slate and three leather billfolds. Please see "Scope and Contents" for further detail.

Dates: 1824-1935

Max Mathers Collection Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2386
Overview Correspondence, financial papers, diaries, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, and photographs relating to the Max Mathers family and Monongalia County, West Virginia. The activities of Anna DeGant Mathers, wife of Max Mathers, and Margaret Mathers Barrick, his daughter, as well as of Margaret's two sons, William Mathers Barrick and George Milton Barrick, Jr. are well represented in the family papers. Max Mather's own papers document his personal life, Republican party activities, genealogical...
Dates: 1821-1957

Milk Crate from Sanitary Milk and Ice Cream Company of Morgantown

Collection Number: A&M 4482
Content Description

One wooden milk crate used by Sanitary Milk and Ice Cream Company of Morgantown, West Virginia. The company store was located on 467 Chestnut Street.

Dates: ca. 1920-1940

Moreland Family Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2983

Papers of the Moreland Family of Monongalia County. Materials include assorted land patents and grants for land in Monongahela County, Virginia and other locations, typescripts regarding West Virginia history, and assorted correspondence of members of the Moreland family. Also includes correspondence and other material regarding the opening of Richwood Avenue in Morgantown, which was constructed by the Works Progress Administration.

Dates: 1788-1944