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Appalachian Region

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

Appalachia Educational Laboratory Papers

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.1545
Overview The by-laws, policies and administrative regulations of a non-profit corporation whose goal was to improve educational programs and add to the knowledge of the educative process for West Virginia and parts of the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia, and Tennessee. There is also a listing of some staff members as well as inclusion of officer's vitas.
Dates: 1966-1973

Edward J. Cabbell, Historian, Papers

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.0217
Overview The papers of Edward J. Cabbell, an author, poet, editor, and historian documents subjects regarding African-American history in Appalachia, encompassing the colonial period through 1988. The materials include research papers, articles, photographs, clippings, books, and publications such as "Then & Now" and "Black Diamonds". There is also information pertaining to the John Henry legend and includes articles, music references and literature. There are photographs of paintings and sculptures...
Dates: 1969-88

Forestry 470: "Heritage of the Hills" Curriculum, Records

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.2896
Overview Learning units compiled by students of Professor Maurer, West Virginia University (1975-1982), in eighteen volumes. Refer to the inventory for details.
Dates: 1975-1982

George Crago, Journalist, Papers

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.3027
Overview Papers, pamphlets, periodicals and books of George Crago who was labor editor of the Morgantown Dominion News (1943-51), then the only commercial daily newspaper in the U. S. A. with a daily labor department. Crago served as editor of the United Chemical Worker, CIO (1951-55) which operated in the Congress of Industrial Organizations national headquarters in Washington, DC. After the merger in 1955 of the AFL and the CIO he transferred to the Pennsylvania affiliate where he worked at the...
Dates: 1947-1977

Hammond Fire Brick Company Papers

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.2166
Scope and Contents Unedited, unselected, and uncensored correspondence and business record of the now defunct Hammond Fire Brick Company of Hammond (Marion County), West Virginia. Includes correspondence for the years 1900-1931; shipping records indicating the type of brick, to whom sent, quantity sent, railroad, and the date for the years 1907-1913; freight bills from various railroads for the years 1906 to 1909 and 1921 to 1923; bills and orders, 1900 to 1931; one large payroll book with line entries for each...
Dates: 1900-1931

Helen M. Lewis, Author, "The Subcultures of the Southern Appalachians: Their Origin and Boundary Maintenance"

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.4339
Content Description Paper written by Helen M. Lewis regarding regional differences and the subcultures of Appalachia. It was read at the institute of Southern culture, Longwood College, Farmville, Virginia. Helen M. Lewis (1924-) is a professor, sociologist, historian, and activist who specializes in Appalachia and women's rights.
Dates: 1967

Hunter Armentrout, Collector, Gilmer County Historical Records

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.3659
Overview Papers of historian and collector Hunter F. Armentrout of Gilmer County, West Virginia, primarily documenting the history of the Gilmer County region in the 19th century. Collection chiefly contains correspondence, writings, financial papers, and photographs, One major component of the collection includes the letters of Amie Evaline Sexton Silcott (1836-1865), a member of the Sexton family from New England who settled in western Virginia. Her letters contain much information regarding life in...
Dates: 1813-2000 and undated; Majority of material found in 1840-1890 and undated

Jesse Stuart, Author, Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.3347
Overview Letters, books, clippings, biographical and literary articles, and other papers regarding Appalachian poet and author, Jesse Stuart, gathered by family friend, Maryan Dahmer. There are over 90 letters from Stuart to Dahmer, dating from 1966 to 1976, which discuss travel, speaking engagements, publishers, opinions of authors and scholars, teaching, personal matters, etc. The collection also includes a large number of Stuart's books, many of which are first editions inscribed to Dahmer, as well...
Dates: 1934-1982

John A. Williams, Drafts of "West Virginia - A Film History"

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.2532
Overview Donor authored drafts of "West Virginia - A Film History," and a first draft of "West Virginia: A History for Beginners".
Dates: ca.1972-1992

John Henry Folk Festival Records

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.0216
Overview Brochures, programs and correspondence of the John Henry Folk Festivals. The festivals are an annual celebration in West Virginia of its inter-ethnic cultural folk heritage with an emphasized focus on that of black Appalachians. The festival is especially noted for featuring Blues musicians and singers. Most correspondence is between festival director, Edward J. Cabbell, and participants or contributors to the festival. The collection, the correspondence in particular, indicates the development...
Dates: 1973-1986