Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
Found in 52 Collections and/or Records:
Collection Number: A&M.0057
Scope and Contents Manuscript and printed materials relating to the development of railroads in West Virginia, including contracts, letters, wage agreements, monthly situation reports, construction profiles, maps, and speeches. Most of these pertain to the business of the Coal and Coke Railroad Co., Elkins W.Va. Railroad companies represented include Baltimore and Ohio; Charleston, Clendenin and Sutton; Coal and Coke; Greenbrier, Cheat and Elk; Hampshire Southern; Nicholas, Fayette, and Greenbrier; Roaring Creek...
Collection Number: A&M.1082
Collection Number: A&M.1112
Scope and Contents This is a collection of blue prints of mining machinery and equipment drawn up for the Thomas, West Virginia company. There are also 19 pictures of mining operations and water falls around Tucker County.
Collection Number: A&M.2350
Overview The collection contains correspondence and papers of the Brown, Selby, Kirkland, Robine, Spong, Strode, Thomas, Waters, Hammond, Billmyer, Shepherd and Hamtramck families. Includes genealogical information on the Brown, Billmyer, Shepherd, and Hamtramck families; ledger, 1795-1796; and a receipt book, 1835-1843, of Walter Brown Selby.
Dates: 1636 (1757-1850) 1961
Collection Number: A&M.0203
Scope and Contents The papers of West Virginia’s 16th Governor, Ephraim F. Morgan, largely contain official correspondence originating in or received by the governor’s office, 1920-1925. Records types include newspaper clippings, reports, maps, proclamations, speeches, and other items. Topics include the State Police, prohibition, industrial unrest, the Mine Wars in southern West Virginia, public works and roadbuilding, and West Virginia University.
Collection Number: A&M.1660
Scope and Contents Newspaper clippings concerning the administration of the 16th Governor of West Virginia, the launching of the U.S.S. West Virginia, and the building of present Executive Mansion
Collection Number: A&M.1363
Overview Correspondence, business and legal papers, maps and printed materials of a French emigre, land speculator, and merchant from Cincinnati and Parkersburg. Subjects include Levassor's extensive landholdings in Kanawha, Lincoln, Jackson, Wood, Wirt, and Monongalia counties, and activities of his land agents; James Swann lands; the coming of the Northwestern Virginia Railroad to Parkersburg; the Panic of 1857 in that city; oil fever in the Wood County area, 1859-1866; and the activities of J.H. Diss...
Collection Number: A&M.2071
Overview Two maps and one description of the Fort Van Metre property; a copy of the will of Abraham Van Metre, 1780; sketch of Major Samuel McCulloch; and a picture of Shaw Hall, West Liberty College, thought to be the site of the fort.
Dates: 1780, 1966, 1969
Collection Number: A&M.2458
Overview Correspondence, legal, and financial, and miscellaneous papers of a businessman and politician from Roane County, West Virginia, who was elected to the state Senate in 1898 and to the U.S. Congress as a Republican for several terms: 1902-11, 1916-23, 1925-27. His early business activity was in wholesale groceries and the lumber industry. He later engaged in newspaper publishing and owned an estimated eighteen weekly papers. Woodyard's sons continued in their father's business after his death....
Dates: ca. 1913-1929
Collection Number: A&M.2492
Overview Well leases and records, geologic reports, maps, printed material, photographs, and other papers of McGinnis, an oil and gas operator who owned the Tri-State Oil & Gas Co. of West Virginia, and who, after graduating from Marshall University in 1910, became a leading figure in the oil and gas business. Some of his poetry is included in the collection.