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Women's history -- 1951-present

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 30 Collections and/or Records:

Kittie Blakemore Papers

Collection Number: A&M 5274
Scope and Contents Papers relating to the life and career of West Virginia University women's atheltics trailblazer Kittie Blakemore. Kittie Blakemore is most well known for spearheading the formation of what would later become the Women's Athletics program at WVU alongside Dr. Wincie Ann Carruth after the introduction of Title IX by the federal government in 1972, which guarantees equal opportunities for everyone, regardless of sex or gender. Blakemore also started coaching women's basketball at WVU in...
Dates: 1969-1990

Margaret Prescott Montague, Author, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1110
Scope and Contents Correspondence, manuscripts, notes and notebooks, diaries, press clippings, photographs, and printed material of a West Virginia essayist, short-story writer, poet and novelist, who won the first O. Henry Memorial Prize in 1919 for her short story, "England to America." The papers include correspondence from editors, publishers, agents and critics; readers' correspondence; family letters; manuscripts of short stories and other works; outlines, plots, and drafts; and diaries and notebooks...
Dates: 1893-1958

Martinsburg and Berkeley County Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1053

Newspaper clippings, manuscripts, pamphlets, typescripts, correspondence, and photographs relating to the history of Martinsburg and Berkeley County.

Dates: 1781-1953

Mrs. J.D. Fletcher, Collector, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1073

Correspondence of Martha Brand Wolfe and Charles M. Wolfe, who operated a small farm at Morgantown. The papers include some old Monongalia County land deeds of Charles I. Brand; letters from evangelists Dr. R.E.L. Jarvis and Dr. Edward D. Fellers, together with letters of Mrs. Wolfe on religion. There are also Christmas cards, local news clippings, two Brand family autograph albums, family photographs, and a newspaper clipping book, 1881-1905.

Dates: 1857-1954

Roy Bird Cook (1886-1961), Collector, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1561
Overview Papers collected by Roy Bird Cook, a Lewis County native and Charleston pharmacist, who in his role as historian, researcher, and author, was a pioneering and effective advocate for the preservation of West Virginia history. This collection includes the papers he collected in connection with his research, including documentation of the Civil War in West Virginia, Stonewall Jackson and his family, and genealogy of North Central West Virginia, among other topics. Materials include letters and...
Dates: 1679-1984, undated; Majority of material found within 1840-1960

Storer College, Administrative and Operational Records

Collection Number: A&M 1322
Scope and Contents Records of Storer College, West Virginia's first African American institution of higher learning, located in Harpers Ferry. This collection contains mainly administrative and operational records of the college. Types of records include annual reports, publications, memorabilia, artifacts, and other material. This collection includes material regarding John Brown's Fort.The collection is organized into eighteen series, including:Series 1. Correspondence; 1865-1953; boxes...
Dates: 1865-1960; Majority of material found within 1930s-1950s

Storer College Correspondence, Business Papers and Other Material

Collection Number: A&M 2621
Overview Records of Storer College, West Virginia's first African American institution of higher learning, located in Harpers Ferry. Types of records include correspondence, business papers, photographs, memorabilia, issues of the Storer Record (the Storer College newspaper), financial records, scrapbooks, bulletins, minute books, newspaper and magazine clippings, diaries, motion pictures, and miscellaneous material. Includes records regarding the early years of the...
Dates: 1854-1964

West Virginia Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc. Records

Collection Number: A&M 2854

Clippings, photographs, minutes, activity reports, histories, and scrapbooks of state Business and Professional Women's Club presidents, districts, and local clubs (including Morgantown, Lewisburg, and Parkersburg). See Scope and Content Note for details about addenda.

Dates: 1919-2003

William Hereford McGinnis Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0855
Overview The personal business papers of William Hereford McGinnis (1855-1930), a Beckley lawyer who was prosecuting attorney of Raleigh County, 1892-1896, a senator in 1902, judge of the Supreme Court of Appeals, 1922-1924, chairman for a number of years of the executive committee of the Democratic Party in Raleigh County, and delegate to the national convention in 1920. There are case papers, correspondence and other records of the Hatcher-McGinnis Law Firm, 1834-1930; family photographs; and...
Dates: 1834-1954

William Wesley Warder Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1633

Correspondence and sketches of Warder and his wife, Evaline C. Farnsworth. The letters, written by Warder while a member of the First Virginia Constitutional Convention, 1861-63, pertain to the activities and proceedings of the convention.

Dates: 1860-1863, 1869, 1939