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Raleigh County (W. Va.)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:

Betsy McCreight, Collector, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2961
Overview Miscellaneous items, mainly dealing with the southern counties of West Virginia, particularly the Miller family of Logan County. These include one letter from B.F. Miller of Enterprise, Oregon to his brother, John S. Miller of Logan, two letters from Tollison Shumat of Raleigh County to his daughter, Clara Shumat Miller, and a letter from John L. Miller of Virginia to Mr. and Mrs. John S. Miller of Logan, describing President Harding's funeral. Also includes a letter from West Virginia...
Dates: 1887-1923

Coal Mining Disaster Reports Collection

Collection Number: A&M 4203
Overview Mine disaster reports, official hearing reports, and hearing and inquest transcripts (1938-1967). Most of the mine disaster reports were created by inspectors from the West Virginia Department of Mines, and some of them involved federal inspectors. Other reports were created by the United States Bureau of Mines and the West Virginia Department of Mines Coal Mine Safety Board of Review. Also includes volumes 3 through 8 of the Decisions of the Interior Board of Mine...
Dates: 1938-1977

County Highway Maps for West Virginia

Collection Number: A&M 4479
Content Description Highway maps for the 55 counties of West Virginia created in 1937. They are in two tones (blue on white), in varying dimensions (including items in the range of 36 in. x 36 in. to 36 in. x 58 in., etc.), and scaled to 1 inch equaling 1 mile. Features indicated on the maps include: roads (US, primary state roads, secondary state roads); state, county, district, and corporate lines; railroads; streams; parks and forests; highway bridges; county seats; cities and villages; lodges; farms;...
Dates: 1937

James Laing, Collector, Photographic Postcards Issued by C.H. Mead Coal Company

Collection Number: A&M 3708
Overview Photographic postcards documenting the C.H. Mead Coal Company, a mining company located in the Winding Gulf Coalfield in western Raleigh County and eastern Wyoming County, southern West Virginia. Includes 72 postcards issued by the Company in the 1930s in a numbered series to publicize their facilities and activities. Subjects of images include industrial infrastructure, equipment, offices, coal transport, housing, schools, stores, hospital, and portraits of managers. Some facilities are...
Dates: ca. 1930-1935

Long/Trail Southeastern West Virginia Historical Records

Collection Number: A&M 3762
Overview Records and photographs documenting the history of southeastern West Virginia compiled by Summers County residents Fred Long and Stephen Trail. Many of the items were collected by a local newspaper, the Hinton Daily News (later the Hinton News). The collection focuses on the history of Summers County and Hinton from the mid-1700s to 2012, as well as the history of other areas in southeastern Virginia and western Virginia....
Dates: ca. 1870-2015

Michael C. Gallagher, Newspaper Columnist, Clippings

Collection Number: A&M 3341

Clippings of 'Bug Dust,' a newspaper column by Michael C. Gallagher of the RALEIGH REGISTER of Beckley, West Virginia. Gallagher wrote about local people and events and offered a local perspective on national events.

Dates: 1977-1981

National Mine Health and Safety Academy, Photographic Survey of Facilities

Collection Number: A&M 3707

Forty-one color photographs documenting the facilities of the National Mine Health and Safety Academy located in Beaver, West Virginia. The photos are 8 inches by 10 inches, and are mounted on cards.

Dates: 1976

Raleigh and Mercer Counties Photographs

Collection Number: A&M 3569
Overview Raleigh and Mercer County photographs, both original and copied. (Copied material does not include original source.) Includes: a Confederate soldiers' reunion in Beckley in 1905; a still raid exhibited at the courthouse (ca. 1930-1934); a 1920 political rally and parade in Beckley featuring U.S. Presidential race between Governor J.M. Cox and Warren G. Harding; parade in Beckley (ca. 1920-1930). Woodrow Wilson High School marching band (1942); Raleigh General Hospital (ca. 1950-1970); aerial...
Dates: 1870-2000; Majority of material found in 1910-1960

Raleigh County, Archives

Collection Number: A&M 1262

Trial docket; order, oath, bond, minute and land books; and court of quarterly sessions, overseers of the poor, marriage, and supervisors records.

Dates: 1850-1916

Raleigh County Pettus School Fire of 1951

Collection Number: A&M 4378
Content Description

Narrative of the Pettus Consolidated School fire of 17 December 1951 written by the school principal of that time, and a photograph of the school during the fire.

Dates: 1951