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Morgantown (W. Va.)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 186 Collections and/or Records:

Franklin Brand, Lawyer and Politician, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 3796
Overview Papers of Franklin Marion Brand, lawyer and politician of Monongalia County, West Virginia. Includes mostly correspondence related to legal and political matters (some personal) in Monongalia County and the state of West Virginia (inclusive dates: 1917-1944; bulk dates: 1935-1943). Diverse in content, this correspondence includes material regarding activities of city government (Morgantown), local schools and churches, bar associations, the Republican State Committee, state government, and...
Dates: ca. 1917-1967; Majority of material found within ca. 1930-1945

George Cookman Sturgiss (1842-1925) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1671
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and newspaper clippings of a Morgantown judge, railroad promoter, and U.S. Congressman. Papers deal with Sturgiss' political troubles in his bid for re-nomination in 1910 and the unveiling of the Francis H. Pierpont statue in Statuary Hall, Washington.

Dates: 1879, 1909-1910

George Crago, Journalist, Papers

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

George DeAntonis, Collector, Morgantown Youth Sports Photographs

Collection Number: A&M 3743
Overview Collection of photographs documenting primarily team athletics for young people, including little league baseball, midget league football, and grasshopper basketball. There are also athletics photos from Morgantown and University High Schools, and from local junior high schools. Other photos document miscellaneous Morgantown subjects, recreation (Marilla Park, Cheat Lake), the Miss Sterling Pageant (sponsored by Sterling Faucet company), Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, school activities...
Dates: ca. 1950-1970

George W. Fairfax Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1084
Scope and Contents

Legal papers and business receipts, notes, and accounts of a Preston County sheriff and entrepreneur who operated a tannery and a sawmill. Fairfax was also a Colonel in the Virginia Militia and served as deputy sheriff of Monongalia County about 1854.

Dates: 1806-1885

George W. Johnson (1837-1902) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1655

Diaries, correspondence, notes, receipts, and newspaper clippings of a lumberman and stockman from Morgantown, West Virginia. Subjects include Johnson's agricultural activities, his extensive timber dealings in Monongalia County, and the rafting of logs to Pittsburgh and intermediate points on the Monongahela River.

Dates: 1860-1960

George W. Smith, Papers of a Jackson County Resident

Collection Number: A&M 0427
Overview The papers of George W. Smith (1814-1860), a merchant, justice of the peace, land agent, and presidential elector in the town of Ripley, Jackson County, West Virginia. There are also papers regarding other family members. The collection serves as a narrative and record of business, local politics, and social conditions in West Virginia before and after statehood. It includes business and personal correspondence, financial and legal papers, business and political ledgers, and ephemera. The...
Dates: 1818-1908; Majority of material found within 1818-1885

Harry A. Goldsmith Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2544

Personal papers including greeting cards, post cards, news clippings, autographs of prominent individuals, travel brochures, letters and diaries of Harry Goldsmith, a Morgantown clothing store proprietor.

Dates: 1951-1974

Harry Outen Cole Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0640
Overview Papers of Harry Outen Cole (1874-1950), a Morgantown, West Virginia engineer who was with the Pacific Division of the Panama Canal, 1908-1912. In addition to correspondence there are reports, speeches, newspaper clippings, U.S. documents, photographs, blueprints, and structural drawings of the Panama Canal, with some data on the proposed Nicaraguan Canal. Correspondents include Chapman Revercomb and Melvin C. Snyder. Included is a microfilm of an autobiographical sketch, "Some Episodes in...
Dates: 1909-1950

Henry Baker Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1186

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, and miscellaneous printed items of a corporal in the Fourteenth [West] Virginia Volunteer Infantry (Union) and his two daughters, Mary Baker and Nell Baker Rightmire. Subjects include Monongalia County local history; Union troop movements in the vicinity of New Creek, June 1863; and local G.A.R. affairs. The collection also includes the Register and Order Book of Post No.5 (Morgantown), Department of West Virginia, G.A.R., 1878-1901.

Dates: 1851-1957