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Shinnston (W. Va.)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Carder Lowe and Company Daybook

Collection Number: A&M 2054

Daybook No. 3 of the Carder Lowe & Co. General Store at Shinnston, West Virginia. It contains records listing customers, merchandise sold, and monetary transactions.

Dates: 1880-1882

Clarksburg Autograph Book

Collection Number: A&M 3377

One autograph book (3 1/4" x 5 1/4") with bas-relief illustration in faded gold of spider on a web against a burgundy background. Contains autographs of individuals from the Clarksburg and Shinnston areas.

Dates: 1883-1891

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

Jack Sandy Anderson, Compiler, Historical Records regarding West Virginia

Collection Number: A&M 3903

Historical material compiled by Jack Sandy Anderson. Contains a land grant for land in Monongalia County, Virginia signed by James Monroe (1801; oversize); a typed copy of a Civil War-era letter from a Union soldier (1862); genealogical information; and other material. Also includes notes from the donor, which give context and sometimes genealogy of the items' owners. For contents list, see Scope and Content Note.

Dates: 1801-2013

Jack Sandy Anderson, Compiler, Local History Articles and Genealogy Papers

Collection Number: A&M 4195
Scope and Contents Records pertain to the local history and genealogy of North-Central West Virginia. The collection contains articles written by Jack Sandy Anderson and research he gathered. Types of material include photographs, articles, and genealogical materials (pedigree charts; records of marriage, births, and deaths; and detailed family lists; among others). Materials of note include family listings tracing lineages back to European Nobility and a Civil War discharge of Robert Rose...
Dates: ca. 1600-2011, undated; Majority of material found within 2000-2008

James E. Royal, Worshipful Master of St. John's Masonic Lodge of Shinnston, West Virginia, Journal of Lodge Activities

Collection Number: A&M 4434
Scope and Contents Journal (9 in. x 14 1/2 in.) of James E. Royal during his term as Worshipful Master (head officer) of the St. John's Lodge No. 24 of Shinnston, West Virginia. The journal records meetings, events, and activities held by the lodge, including lists of officers and attendees. Newspaper clippings and programs regarding lodge activities have been pasted into the journal. The ledger contains 300 pages; of these, pages 1-149 and 214-223 have been used; there is also a newspaper clipping attached to...
Dates: 1948-1949

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

Printer's Sample Book from North Central West Virginia

Collection Number: A&M 3640
Overview This sample book illustrates the different types of material that were printed, mostly in the 1920s, for individuals, organizations, and businesses in the Shinnston, West Virginia, and Marietta, Ohio, areas. Materials include advertising cards for various businesses (including auto garages, gas stations, banks, restaurants, beauty parlors, and shoe repair), personal business cards, coupons, menus, railroad schedules and timetables, bills of lading, receipts, envelopes and letterheads, and...
Dates: 1917-1930; Majority of material found in 1920-1929

Ray Alvarez, Collector, Fairmont and Shinnston Photographs

Collection Number: A&M 3874
Scope and Contents Photographs collected by Ray Alvarez of Fairmont, West Virginia. Includes negatives, tintypes, cartes de visite, cabinet cards, mounted photographs, photo postcards, and prints. Items include aerial views of Fairmont, unidentified portraits from studios in Fairmont as well as other locations in West Virginia and Pennsylvania, and photos of the aftermath of the Shinnston tornado in 1944.Series include:Series 1. Negatives; circa 1930s-1940s Series 2. Fairmont...
Dates: circa 1850-1944