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Boone County (W. Va.)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Baptist Church (Boone County) Records

Collection Number: A&M 2090

Boone County, West Virginia, Baptist Church records, including meeting book of Lowgap Baptist Church 1866, 1888; certificates of good standing in the Old School Baptist Church, 1873, and in the Baptist Church at Holly Creek, 1869, and an article of agreement concerning protection of property, Boone County, 27 March 1869.

Dates: 1866-1888

Clement Smith, Civil War Letter to General Scammon

Collection Number: A&M 3780
Overview Letter by Clement Smith of Peytona, Boone County, West Virginia, a civilian, to Eliakim P. Scammon, Union General, dated 29 October 1863. Smith requests that General Scammon endorse his claim for several boats taken by Union troops in 1862. Smith writes about General William S. Rosecrans and the negative opinions of him held by the public and the press after the Battle of Chickamauga. Smith also observes that Scammon has been accused of secessionist sympathies on account of building plank...
Dates: 1863

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

Joseph McGill, Diary of a Coal Mine Surveyor and Engineer

Collection Number: A&M 3992
Overview Copy of a transcription of the diary of Joseph McGill (1807-1874), an engineer and surveyor who emigrated from England to the United States. During the period covered by the diary (1854-1856), McGill was working for the "Coal River and Kanawha Mining and Manufacturing Company Coal Mines" at its property along the Big Coal River, Brier Creek Section, Boone County, (West) Virginia. The diary records McGill's daily work activities, including tasks, locations, and travel, as well as work...
Dates: 1854-1987; Majority of material found within 1854-1856

Lawrence A. Lang, Collector, West Virginia Land Records

Collection Number: A&M 3833
Scope and Contents

West Virginia land records, including receipts for fees paid, surveys, certificates of survey, land patents, grants, correspondence and other material. Some of the records are copies rather than official documents. The records are sorted by the names of buyers and stored in envelopes. Recorded to the fronts of the envelopes is information relevant to their contents.

Dates: 1865-1896; Majority of material found within 1867-1868

Lewis Family Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0551
Overview Personal and business papers of the Lewis family, mainly of John D. (1800-1882), Charles C., Sr. (b.1839), and Charles C., Jr. (b.1865), of Kanawha County. For the period 1825-1875 there are papers of various members of the Ruffner, Dickinson, and Wilson families of West Virginia, Virginia, Ohio, Kansas, Missouri, and other states. The business papers relate to farming operations, the purchase and sale of slaves, salt manufacturing and trade, the Old Sweet Springs Company, coal, iron, oil,...
Dates: 1825-1936

Topographic Maps of West Virginia

Collection Number: A&M 4046
Overview Structural and topographical maps of various locations in West Virginia. Most maps were created by the West Virginia Geological Survey. Counties depicted include Boone, Braxton, Brooke, Calhoun, Clay, Gilmer, Hancock, Lewis, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Marshall, Mingo, Nicholas, Ohio, Roane, Tyler, Wetzel, and Wirt County. Geological and geographical features depicted include coal, oil, gas, iron ore, and limestone areas; Berea grit/sand and Injun Sand; state roads; railroads; and virgin and...
Dates: 1909-1924, undated

W. Stewart Way, Author, Master's Thesis Regarding Sex Education and Public School Patrons in Boone County

Collection Number: A&M 4058
Overview Master's thesis titled "The Attitudes of Public School Patrons toward Sex Education in Washington and Scott Districts of Boone County" by W. Way Stewart, submitted for a degree of Master of Arts at West Virginia University in 1939. Way argues for the importance of sex education in public schools, and interviews parents, students, and educators regarding their opinions and experiences of sex education in Boone County schools. This may be a working copy rather than a final copy of the paper;...
Dates: 1939

West Virginia University, Extension Service, Publications, Reports, and Other Material

Collection Number: A&M 5232
Scope and Contents Records of the WVU Extension Service. Collection includes instructional booklets on cooking, decorating, and sewing from the 1910s to the 1960s, materials on rural electrification in West Virginia in the 1930s, annual conference programs, and materials on incomes and family budgets. Also includes materials relating to the Farm Woman's Club in West Virginia, studies of school children during the 1940s, and studies of cost of living in rural areas during World War II. There are historical...
Dates: ca. 1910-1980