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Raleigh County (W. Va.)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:

Raleigh County Photographs for Pictorial History

Collection Number: A&M 3698
Overview Collection consists of approximately 300 photographs that appeared in the three volume series, "Beckley U.S.A.," by Harlow Warren, published in 1955, 1963, and 1968. These images document the town of Beckley and Raleigh County, West Virginia. Subjects include portraits of prominent and historically notable citizens; group portraits of families, community and civic organizations, school groups, and city and county officials, among others; interior and exterior views of local businesses and...
Dates: 1880-1968; Majority of material found within 1890-1960

Rufus E. Ribble, Photographer, Panoramic Group Portrait Photographs of Coal Miners and Related Subjects

Collection Number: A&M 4167
Overview This collection of panoramic photographs primarily documents the coal miners of Fayette and Raleigh counties. The photographer, Rufus "Red" Ribble, was born May 14, 1878, near Blacksburg, Virginia, and died December 27, 1967 in West Virginia. He came to West Virginia sometime before 1920 and lived out his life in Mount Hope. The collection contains 119 panoramic photographs, which were made with a large rotating camera called a Cirkut camera. These photos are contact prints; all but one are...
Dates: ca. 1920-1958

Sallie Davis, Civil War Letter Regarding Union Troops in Fayette and Raleigh Counties

Collection Number: A&M 3971

Letter written by Sallie Davis, sister of Confederate soldier Charles Davis. The letter is dated 19 March 186[2] and addressed to a Mr. Anderson. The letter regards the presence of Union troops in the local area (Greenbrier and neighboring counties), their seizing of property, and how many of Davis' neighbors and friends have moved away for fear of the Union soldiers. Please see "Scope and Content Note" for further information.

Dates: 1862

Topographic Maps

Collection Number: A&M 1721

Topographic maps by the U.S. Geological Survey of various cities and towns in West Virginia. These are quadrangle maps covering four-sided areas bound by parallels of latitude and meridians of longitude. Contour lines show land shapes and elevation; colors distinguish map features, such as roads, rural areas, woodlands, urban areas, landmark buildings, etc.

Dates: 1891-1989; Majority of material found within 1900-1980

Vida Bailey, Collector, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1847
Overview Indentures, deeds, court papers, land grants, letters, church notices, tax and other receipts, bills, notes and other materials concerning the Bluestone River area in Summers County, West Virginia, especially the Josiah Meadows and Robert Lilly families. Includes a Church of Christ minute book kept by Thomas Lilly, 1802-1817; a land grant to Jesiah Meador signed by Governor James P. Preston, 1809; and a letter from William Sellergrit Lilly from upper Louisiana Territory telling of earth...
Dates: 1790-1882

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

Winding Gulf Coals, Inc. Records

Collection Number: A&M 1525
Overview The collection consists of ledgers, journals, and cashbooks of the Goodwill Coal and Coke Co., Greenbrier Coal and Coke Co., Gulf Coal Co., Louisville Coal and Coke Co., Winding Gulf Coal and Coke Co., and the Winding Gulf Colliery Co., with some material on the operation of company stores. There is also correspondence (1911-1915) between the managers of mines at Winding Gulf and Davy, West Virginia, discussing production levels, availability of railroad cars and freight rates, New River and...
Dates: 1888-1950