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Charleston (W. Va.)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:

Charleston City Council Records

Collection Number: A&M 2758
Overview The minutes of the Charleston City Council meetings. Major topics dealt with are zoning revisions, urban renewal, traffic control, street and pipeline repairs, ward re-districting, and appointment of officials. There are finance committee hearings mainly pertaining to construction and repair bids, requests for property purchases and requisition of supplies for city departments such as police and traffic engineering. Noteworthy is a list of rules to conduct committee meetings in compliance...
Dates: 1973-1983

F. Ray Power (1898-1983) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2128

Correspondence and speeches of F. Ray Power, Director of the West Virginia Division of Vocational Rehabilitation from 1945 to 1966. Some of the speeches were made in 1925, when Power was principal of Woodrow Wilson Junior High School in Charleston, WV.

Dates: 1925-1966

Gravely and Moore Studio, Photography Business in Charleston, Negatives

Collection Number: A&M 2523
Overview Negatives and other material from the Gravely and Moore Studio of Charleston, West Virginia. The majority of items within the collection are cellulose acetate negatives; the collection also includes glass plate negatives, prints, two photograph albums, and other material, as well as a card catalog documenting business transactions with customers. The collection is organized into customer project files as established by the Studio; the contents of these files are stored in envelopes usually...
Dates: 1860s-1960s; Majority of material found within 1930-1945

John Chambers, Collector, Artifact and Books regarding Obstetrics

Collection Number: A&M 4427
Content Description Items collected by Dr. John Chambers, a long-time practitioner of medicine in Charleston, West Virginia who specialized in obstetrics and gynecology. Includes four books and a receipt from a hospital stay (box 1); also includes an obstetrical instrument (box 2).Two of the four books regard "midwifery", the then-current term for obstetrics; they include "A System of Midwifery" by William Leishman, M.D. (1879) and "The Principles and Practice of Midwifery" by Alexander Milne, M.D....
Dates: 1877-1938, undated

John D. Sutton Diaries

Collection Number: A&M 0796
Scope and Contents

A bound manuscript diary belonging to John D. Sutton, ca. October-November, 1798. In it he relates of a journey from New Market, Virginia, to the Elk River in western Virginia, by way of Strasburg, Staunton, Warm Springs, Lewisburg, and Charleston in addition to the daily activities of that time.

Dates: 1798

John Ewing, Soldier, Civil War Letter

Collection Number: A&M 3777
Overview Letter of John Ewing, Corporal of the 16th Ohio Infantry, to his wife and children, written from the Kanawha Valley in the vicinity of Charleston, (West) Virginia (2 November 1862). Ewing writes that he is in good health and describes recent encounters with Confederate troops. He describes in detail his experience as a Confederate prisoner, including a time he saw a "Company" of Indians with the Confederates. He also remarks on the opinions, mood, and character of the Confederate soldiers he...
Dates: 1862

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Charleston, West Virginia Branch Records

Collection Number: A&M 4158
Overview Typescript records of the Charleston, West Virginia branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), which was founded in the summer of 1918 and first led by Mordecai Johnson, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Charleston. During the years covered by these records, attorney T. Gillis Nutter served as president. The bound volume includes primarily typed minutes for regular monthly meetings, executive committee meetings, and branch meetings, generally in...
Dates: 1922-1936

Rene A. Henry Papers

Collection Number: A&M 3720

Historical material compiled by Rene A. Henry, documenting the history of South Charleston, WV; Henry's family; the West Virginia University football team; and his career in public relations and sports marketing.

Dates: ca. 1890-2017, undated

Roy Bird Cook (1886-1961), Collector, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1561
Overview Papers collected by Roy Bird Cook, a Lewis County native and Charleston pharmacist, who in his role as historian, researcher, and author, was a pioneering and effective advocate for the preservation of West Virginia history. This collection includes the papers he collected in connection with his research, including documentation of the Civil War in West Virginia, Stonewall Jackson and his family, and genealogy of North Central West Virginia, among other topics. Materials include letters and...
Dates: 1679-1984, undated; Majority of material found within 1840-1960

Roy Bird Cook (1886-1961), Collector, Papers Regarding General Joseph A.J. Lightburn and Other Material

Collection Number: A&M 1379

Materials collected by Roy Bird Cook regarding General Joseph Andrew Jackson Lightburn. Includes letters sent to Dr. Bird regarding General Lightburn and the Lightburn family, newspaper clippings regarding Lightburn and the Civil War in West Virginia, two maps, a pamphlet, and other material. See the "Historical Note" for further information about General Lightburn.

Dates: 1774-1960; Majority of material found within 1939-1960