Women's history -- 1929-1950
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 52 Collections and/or Records:
Collection Number: A&M.4428
Overview Papers of artist and author Alvena V. Seckar, collected by her friend Alice McMechen. Collection includes newspaper and magazine articles; material regarding work-in-progress "Jewels of Memory"; invitations to Seckar's birthday parties, correspondence, photographs, artworks, and copies of two of Seckar's books.
Dates: 1945-1957, 1973-2008, undated
Collection Number: A&M.2002
Overview Correspondence, 1954-1968, typescripts, class notes, course outlines, clippings, pamphlets, paintings, and photographs of an artist and author. Subjects include Islamic, Arabic, and Near Eastern art and the work of Paul Hogarth. Paintings include [Coal Country Scene], oil on canvas, 25 x 30, ca. 1960; [Two Children on House Steps], oil on board, 24.5 x 28, ca. 1960; and Hazel Coal Mine, oil on board, 26 x 28, ca. 1960. This collection also includes an antique children's book slate (dating from...
Collection Number: A&M.0903
Overview Papers of Alvena Seckar, including manuscript copies, an outline, and suggestions for revision of "Mischko", a young adult novel written and illustrated by Seckar. Also includes two items of correspondence.
Collection Number: A&M.0556
Overview Final manuscripts, drafts, and revisions of young adult novels written and illustrated by Alvena Seckar, including "Zuska of the Burning Hills" and "Trapped in the Old Mine".
Collection Number: A&M.4204
Scope and Contents Papers of artist and author Alvena Seckar, who spent much of her early life in West Virginia. Includes writings by Seckar, including both autobiographical and fictional writings; photographs, mainly of Seckar, her family, and her artwork; family documents; correspondence; scrapbooks; and other material. Please be aware that parts of the collection have been minimally processed and therefore remain in their original physical and intellectual arrangement.
Collection Number: A&M.1338
Overview Correspondence, typescripts, notes, clippings, photographs, and printed material of a local historian and promoter of patriotic societies from Berkeley Springs. Many of the papers pertain to the local history of the eastern panhandle. Subjects include the town of Bath (Berkeley Springs); James Rumsey; George Washington; Porte Crayon (David Hunter Strother); Washington Bicentennial; National Flag Day; D.A.R.; and American Indian Day. One of the clippings scrapbooks includes a photo of West...
Dates: ca. 1916-1957
Collection Number: A&M.1175
Scope and Contents Correspondence, speeches, business and legal papers, newspaper clippings, and photographs of the founder of Mother's Day. The collection includes papers of Anna's father, Grandville E. Jarvis; the notes and typescript drafts of "Recollections of Ann M. Jarvis, 1833-1905," by Anna Jarvis; and the papers of the Fairmont songwriter, William Lynett. Subjects include Jarvis' efforts to institute Mother's Day on a state basis, and her later protest against the commercialization of the day of...
Collection Number: A&M.1439
Scope and Contents The bulk of these papers deal with Miss Jarvis' work as the founder of Mother's Day, her attempts to persuade state governors to issue proclamations to establish the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day, and her later protests against the commercialization of the holiday, as well as the efforts of other organizations to promote Mother's Day.There are a few papers of her father, Grandville E. Jarvis; some correspondence and legal papers concerned with the Jarvis coal and farm lands...
Collection Number: A&M.1165
Overview Correspondence, notes, clippings, and articles on the town of Bath (Berkeley Springs), West Virginia, West Virginia Foundation for Crippled Children, the State Health Department, and the genealogy of the Allen-Kesecker, Buzzard, Joseph Cox, Ensminger, John Grove, Gano, Gore, High, Wheat, and Zeilor families.
Dates: ca. 1922-1959
Collection Number: A&M.1079
Overview Correspondence, clippings, biographical sketches, photographs, artifacts, and other items relating to the family of St. George Tucker Brooke (1844-1914), a professor at West Virginia University College of Law, 1878-1909. Correspondence includes business and personal letters to and from St. George Tucker Brooke and Charles Frederick Tucker Brooke, a Rhodes Scholar and Shakespearean authority at Yale; letters between Francis (Frank) Brooke to Mrs. Mary Brooke while he served in the U.S. and...
Dates: 1814-1990; Majority of material found within 1880-1960