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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Alston Gordon Dayton Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0052
Scope and Contents The papers of prominent Barbour County native, Alston G. Dayton (1857-1920), a lawyer, politician, and West Virginia Federal Court Judge, including correspondence, professional papers and manuscripts concerning West Virginia politics and development of state industry. Also included are the papers of Dayton's father, Spencer Dayton, lawyer, and Fred O. Blue, lawyer. Correspondence offers much insight into the attitudes and goals of these men and into their considerable direct and indirect...
Dates: 1846-1930s

Andrew Summers Rowan (1857-1943) Papers and Memorabilia

Collection Number: A&M 1780
Overview Burial flag, cord, pictures, and correspondence, 1963-1964, concerning disposition of these items. There is a resume of Rowan's life after 1922 and information on his military service, which included a mission in Cuba prior to the Spanish-American War, which was glorified in Elbert Hubbard's A Message to Garcia. There is a resume of Rowan's life, most notably his U.S. Army career, 1881-1909. An 1881 graduate of West Point, he served on the frontier against Indians...
Dates: ca. 1940-1960

Clifford Condon, Navy Pharmacist, World War II Papers

Collection Number: A&M 3338
Scope and Contents Papers documenting Clifford Condon's career as a Navy pharmacist, especially his service and internment as a POW during World War II in the Philipines. Includes correspondence with his wife, Eva Limerick Condon, clippings, photographs, three medals, and certificates. A 15-page letter of November 2, 1944 to his wife, Eva, just prior to his removal to a POW camp in Japan, details his experiences subsequent to his capture by the Japanese in December, 1941. Official correspondence documents the...
Dates: 1930-1950

Harrison and Doddridge Counties, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1015
Scope and Contents Newspaper clippings, mainly from Doddridge and Harrison county, concerning marriages, deaths, family histories, letters from World War I service men, nurses, and from former residents who had moved, or gone to other states to teach, including a series of letters from L.P. Willis from the Phillippine Islands and Japan. Mr.Willis was employed as a teacher and Head Of the Bureau of Education in Japan, and the Phillipines for twenty years. Also, included in the collection are tax and school...
Dates: 1778-1955

Harvey W. Harmer (1865-1961) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1686
Scope and Contents Correspondence, speeches, essays, clippings, and account books of a Clarksburg lawyer, Republican state senator, and Harrison County local historian. Subjects include the history of Clarksburg and Shinnston; the Progressive Movement, women's suffrage, and prohibition in West Virginia; West Virginia Wesleyan College; West Virginia Historical Society; Methodism in Harrison County and the state; Methodist missions in Korea, China, India, the Philippines, and the United States; gristmills and...
Dates: 1842-1961

Henry Ruffner (1790-1861) and William Henry (1824-1908) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1942
Overview Pamphlets include Henry Ruffner's antislavery pamphlet, 1847, and his Union speech, 1856. Subjects of the manuscripts and correspondence include family history; travel; Kanawha Salt Works; schools in Virginia and Kanawha County; Lane Seminary Library; Presbyterian Church; slavery, coal, gas, iron, and timber; Johns Hopkins, Washington and Lee, Harvard, Hobart, Cornell, and Hampden-Sydney colleges; Greenbrier County; Alabama; election of 1904; University of Virginia; Kanawha Valley floods;...
Dates: 1829-1913

Osborne Family Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0930

A genealogy of the Osborne family of Greenbrier County. Originally from New Jersey, the family settled in Greenbrier and Hampshire counties.

Dates: 1987

Paul A. Atkins, Soldier, World War II Letters

Collection Number: A&M 2934

Letters from Atkins while serving with the First Cavalry, U.S. Army. Atkins was stationed in Australia in 1943, his unit moving to New Guinea in January 1944, the Admiralty Islands in March 1944, and the Philippines in October 1944. He was wounded in the fight for Rizal Stadium in Manila. Letters deal with routine camp life and more rarely with battles in which the unit was engaged. After the war Atkins became a professor of journalism at West Virginia University.

Dates: 1943-1945

Vernon K. Deal Papers and Diary

Collection Number: A&M 0326

The discharge papers of an American soldier who served in the Philippines during the insurrection. Also includes a published diary by one of the officers of his unit, George F. Collins, about life on ship and port calls to and from their tour of duty.

Dates: 1899-1901

Walter A. Mestrezat Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1538
Overview Military papers and correspondence of the chief musician, First West Virginia Infantry and Thirtieth Regiment, United States Infantry Volunteers, 1898-1915; clippings of Mestrezat's letter from the Philippines in 1900; copies of letters written by Charles A. Mestrezat, Fourteenth Regiment, Pennsylvania Cavalry, 1862-1864, from various places in western Virginia, Richmond, and Belle Island where he died in a military prison, and papers relating to the history of the 201st Infantry, West...
Dates: 1862-1946