West Virginia -- Politics and government
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 42 Collections and/or Records:
Collection Number: A&M.0110
Overview Business, political, and official correspondence of the eleventh governor, 1901-1905, of West Virginia. Owner and editor of the STATE JOURNAL, Parkersburg, 1881-1899, White was associated with many banking and manufacturing enterprises, and was tax commissioner of West Virginia in 1907 and 1908, collector of internal revenues in 1889, 1897, and 1921, and a Republican member of the legislature in 1926. Among the correspondents are G.W. Atkinson, Waitman T. Barbe, Calvin Coolidge, John J....
Collection Number: A&M.0040
Overview Papers of the eighth governor of West Virginia, 1890-1893, who was an attorney in Marion County, 1863-1867, a member of the House of Delegates, 1872-1875, a circuit judge, 1878-1888. Fleming was closely associated with James O. Watson in the development of the coal and railroad industry in the Monongahela Valley. There are scattered papers, including several hundred sermons of Benjamin F. Fleming (1810-1876); one common pleas book; two "Memorandum of Decisions" books from the law firm of A.B....
Collection Number: A&M.0568
Overview Papers of Aretas Brooks Fleming (1839-1923), the eighth governor of West Virginia, 1890-1893, who was an attorney in Marion County, 1863-1867, a member of the House of Delegates, 1872-1875, a circuit judge, 1878-1888. Fleming was closely associated with James O. Watson in the development of the coal and railroad industry in the Monongahela Valley. There are scattered papers, including several hundred sermons of Benjamin F. Fleming (1810-1876); one common pleas book; two "Memorandum of...
Collection Number: A&M.3357
Scope and Contents Research papers and drafts of a biography of William Chapman Revercomb (1895-1979). Original accession includes one bound typescript of over 540 pages narrating the political career of Chapman Revercomb, authored by Stephen Jones and Ann Bradley; includes photocopies of maps (with much demographic data) and photographs. Also includes a typescript of over 350 pages of second version of this book.The addendum of 2018-03-30 includes research materials and copies of primary sources as...
Dates: ca. 1932-1990s
Collection Number: A&M.0913
Overview Papers of West Virginia Congressman Harley O. Staggers. Includes legislative files, correspondence, reports, bills, speeches, resolutions, news releases, and invitations. There are records of the House Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce which Staggers chaired. There are also copies of bills regarding banking, broadcasting, clean air, education, finance, international relations, the judiciary, public works, and trade. (Box 68, folder 22, contains legislative material pertaining to...
Collection Number: A&M.4118
Overview Nick Joe Rahall II (b.1949) represented West Virginia’s Third District in the United States House of Representatives for nineteen terms. He was elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fifth Congress and served from January 3, 1977-January 3, 2015. From 2007-2011, he was chair of the Committee on Natural Resources. From 1971-1974, he was a staff member in the United States Senate Office of the Majority Whip, and he was a delegate to both the 1972 and 1976 Democratic National Conventions. The bulk of...
Collection Number: A&M.1660
Scope and Contents Newspaper clippings concerning the administration of the 16th Governor of West Virginia, the launching of the U.S.S. West Virginia, and the building of present Executive Mansion
Collection Number: A&M.0203
Scope and Contents The papers of West Virginia’s 16th Governor, Ephraim F. Morgan, largely contain official correspondence originating in or received by the governor’s office, 1920-1925. Records types include newspaper clippings, reports, maps, proclamations, speeches, and other items. Topics include the State Police, prohibition, industrial unrest, the Mine Wars in southern West Virginia, public works and roadbuilding, and West Virginia University.
Collection Number: A&M.0173
Overview Photograph of Ephraim Franklin Morgan (1869-1950), 16th Governor of West Virginia (1921-1925). He was preceded in office by John J. Cornwell and succeeded by Howard M. Gore. Morgan entered office at a time of conflict between coal miners and their employers, culminating in 1921 in the armed miners' march and the Battle of Blair Mountain.
Collection Number: A&M.4275
Scope and Contents Letter from Fenelon Howes, who at the time represented Barbour County in the House of Delegates of West Virginia. The letter to Col. Jesse Teter, sent from Wheeling, WV and dated 1868-02-19, includes mention of the recommendation of someone named Worth to an unnamed military academy, a mention of "the capital question", and a road petition, as well as a few notes about the price of sash, panel doors, and glass panes. Also included is a modern handwritten transcription of the letter (undated).
Dates: February 19, 1868