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McDowell County (W. Va.)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Cabin Creek Consolidated Coal Company, Archives

Collection Number: A&M.2566
Overview Car record books of the Cabin Creek Consolidated Coal Company, in Kanawha and McDowell counties. Listed are consignees, serial numbers, types of cars, route, destination, and related information for the Acme, Empire, Buckeye, and Keystone mines.
Dates: 1907-1908

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

Hubbard Family Papers

Collection Number: A&M.0755
Scope and Contents A booklet containing two handwritten addresses delivered by Chester Dorman Hubbard; a picture of the public buildings of McDowell County, W. Va.; a picture of the toll gate on the National Road at Leatherwood Lane, Wheeling, W.Va.; and a land title on parchment dated July 3, 1794, from Levi Hollingsworth to Robert Morris, for 20,000 acres of land in Ohio County, Virginia (Now West Virginia)
Dates: 1794-1880

Joanna Nesselroad Papers

Collection Number: A&M.3264
Overview Correspondence, minutes, newspaper clippings, publications, photographs, and other papers (1965-95) of Dr. Joanna Strosnider Nesselroad documenting the organization and administration of the nation's first Head Start Program. Dr. Nesselroad began the first Head Start Program in McDowell County in 1965, and has served as West Virginia's regional training officer and as a national consultant for the Program. There are also letters, newspaper clippings, publications, photographs, slides, and other...
Dates: 1930-1995

Keystone, Historic Buildings Survey, Records

Collection Number: A&M.1151
Overview Building inventories, photo Xeroxes and indexes, street maps, taped interviews and summary reports of a historic buildings survey of Keystone by the WVU Public History Program in conjunction with the Historic Preservation Unit of the WV Dept. of Culture & History. The study of this McDowell County community provides "a basic architectural history of one southern coal town". Additionally, the oral histories and narrative report provide a more complete history than contained in typical...
Dates: 1987-88

Lawrence A. Lang, Collector, West Virginia Land Records

Collection Number: A&M.3833
Overview West Virginia land records, including receipts for fees paid, surveys, certificates of survey, land patents, grants, plats, 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. See "Scope and Content Note" for further information.
Dates: 1865-1896; Majority of material found within 1867-1868

McDowell County, Caretta and Coalwood, History

Collection Number: A&M.3337
Overview Typed 23 page manuscript history of the McDowell County coal mining communities of Caretta and Coalwood by Homer Hickam, the author of Rocket Boys. Caretta and Coalwood were started early in the twentieth century as coal camps by the mine operator George L. Carter. The fortunes of both towns represent the economic cyclical nature of mining throughout the twentieth century reflective of many coal field communities within the state.
Dates: 1983

United Pocahontas Coal Company Records

Collection Number: A&M.2849
Overview This collection consists mainly of business records of the United Pocahontas Coal Company of Crumpler, West Virginia (McDowell County), including a one-page typescript history of the company, bylaws (1915), business correspondence, and three blueprint maps.
Dates: 1915,1936-38, 1965, 1968