West Virginia University -- History -- World War, 1939-1945
Subject Source: Local Lc
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
Collection Number: A&M.5109
Overview Four letters listing West Virginia University (WVU) Agriculture School students serving in the armed forces during World War II and their activities. These letters from 1944 were sent to the same soldiers listed. There are also four postcards of WVU sports, including three of football games and one of a baseball game. There is also a postcard of the Worthington Ranch of Fairmont, W. Va., and two postcards of the Cozart horse team, presumably also from Fairmont. The postcards date from...
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 and...
Collection Number: A&M.3559
Overview Records regarding the mast, bell, and clapper of the USS West Virginia, from both the World War I armored cruiser put into service in 1903, and the World War II battleship of the same name. Includes correspondence, receipts, loan forms, incident and damage reports, memoranda, newspaper articles (copied and original), and a magazine article regarding West Virginia University's possession of the bell and clapper from the cruiser and the mast from the battleship. This collection details the loan...
Dates: 1967-2002; Majority of material found in 1982-1991
West Virginia University, Extension Service, Records Related to World War II Activities and Other Material
Collection Number: A&M.5220
Overview Records of the Extension Service of West Virginia University. This collection is minimally processed. There are many records related to the work of the Extension Service to support the war effort during World War II, including material regarding food preservation and conservation, and the West Virginia Victory Garden program. Other material includes monthly reports, and records of farm women's clubs and the tourist home program, among other records.
Dates: ca. 1930-1950
Collection Number: A&M.1023
Overview Form letters sent by West Virginia University to returning veterans of World War II interested in entering law school. The letters lists specific steps that incoming students should take to secure meals, housing, and registration, indicative of the crowded conditions on college campuses after the end of the Second World War. Also includes exact and estimated costs for an individual student.
Collection Number: A&M.0204
Overview Original copy of World War II Army Air Forces Training Command Certificate of Service Award to West Virginia University (1944; 15 1/2 in. x 19 3/4 in.). Also includes original copy of World War II Army Specialized Training Program Certificate of Distinction to West Virginia University (n.d.; 12 in. x 15 3/4 in.).
Collection Number: A&M.0109
Scope and Contents Records of the West Virginia War History Commission and the state, local, and national branches of the Office of Civilian Defense. Material within this collection documents civilian activities on the homefront during World War II in the state of West Virginia. The collection contains correspondence, publications, pamphlets, maps, posters, newspapers and clippings, radio scripts, and other material. The collection also contains 19 reels of microfilm regarding the Monongalia Office of Civil...
Dates: 1928-1946; Majority of material found within 1941-1945