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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

Carey Woofter, Compiler, Folklore of West Virginia

Collection Number: A&M 0112
Overview Folklore of West Virginia collected by Woofter, who was a student of John Harrington Cox and Louis Watson Chappell. The collection consists of a card file of approximately 10,000 folklore items, including superstitions, sayings, riddles, remedies and tales, as well as a pair of unpublished bound volumes entitled FOLKLORE OF WEST VIRGINIA containing folklore and folksongs with musical notation by Woofter's protege Patrick Gainer. While Woofter never published his discoveries, he did supply...
Dates: ca. 1920-1940

Charles E. Pittman, Author, Manuscripts of Short Stories

Collection Number: A&M 3293
Overview Two unpublished West Virginia-related short stories authored by donor, Charles E. Pittman. 'The Westernfield' and 'Simon and the Mystic' are works of fiction based on interviews conducted by Pittman with West Virginians. Both are set in the Seneca region, center around main character 'Simon McElvoy,' a simple mountain man, and highlight rural West Virginian culture and folklore. Onego, West Virginia, McElvoys hometown, is located in the Seneca region. Also includes a photographic portrait of...
Dates: 1994

Forestry 470: "Heritage of the Hills" Curriculum, Records

Collection Number: A&M 2896

Learning units compiled by students of Professor Maurer, West Virginia University (1975-1982), in eighteen volumes. Refer to the inventory for details.

Dates: 1975-1982

Jack W. Preble Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1680
Scope and Contents

Original manuscript of Land of Canaan. Plain Tales from the Mountains of West Virginia (1960) by Jack Preble.

Dates: 1960

Jack W. Preble Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1315
Scope and Contents Material includes a clipping scrapbook of Preble's column on hunting and fishing published in the Steubenville Herald Star, 1939-1942; miscellaneous clippings on Tucker County local history published in the Davis News, 1939; correspondence, 1940-1941, 13 items concerning the Mountain Lake, Maryland folk music festival, and the David H. Strother Memorial. Other newspaper clippings deal with Preble's spelunking activities and snake hunting. Correspondents include Felix G. Robinson and Jennings...
Dates: 1872-1956

John Harrington Cox, Collector, Papers regarding West Virginia Folklore

Collection Number: A&M 0883
Overview Papers of John Harrington Cox, collector of West Virginia folklore material. Includes manuscripts, typescripts, printed material, sheet music, and newspaper clippings regarding folk songs and folk tales collected by John Harrington Cox and the West Virginia Folklore Society. Some of this material was used by Cox in his Harvard University dissertation of 1923, titled The Ballads and Songs of West Virginia, as well as in his book ...
Dates: 1915-1936

Marion County, White Day Creek History

Collection Number: A&M 3316
Scope and Contents Records regarding the history of the White Day Creek region of Marion County, WV. There are also photocopies of primary sources of information supplementary to the White Day Creek book, including: letters and financial ledger of the Watson family (1820-1890); essay titled "Smithtown Local History" (1922); business ledger of George Washington Stevens, a cobbler (1890s); deeds and estate sale documents of William Morris (1854); grist mill business ledger of Sam Smith (1894); financial ledger...
Dates: 1820-1997

Milspaw Folklore Collection, Typescripts, Tapes, and Films

Collection Number: A&M 2335

A collection of student term papers, submitted to a class in American Folklore, taught by Yvonne Milspaw of West Virginia University. The papers relate to legends, ghost stories, ballads, folk medicine, recipes, crafts, social customs, and games. A card file indicating the subject matter of each paper is included with the collection.

Dates: 1972-1974

Monroe County Reminiscences

Collection Number: A&M 2020

Typescripts of the reminiscences of several residents of Monroe County, including Isaac Wilson, which Billy Meredith Hardy recorded in 1933 in Indian Creek. The reminiscences are both humorous and serious. Subjects include a murder and hanging, the naming of Buzzard's Run, women's sad stories, and typhoid fever, among others. Also includes an essay which describes high school commencement week in Greenville in 1933, with particular attention to the first ever junior-senior banquet .

Dates: 1933

New River Symposiums Proceedings

Collection Number: A&M 3393
Overview Compact disc of a searchable database of 1200 facsimile pages of New River Symposium Proceedings dating from 1982-1999. Articles in the Proceedings discuss the natural and cultural features of the New River region of West Virginia, including the following topics: botany, Civil War, coal mining, environmentalism, folklore, folk music, geology, Green Sulphur Springs, historic preservation, iron industry, native Americans, railroads, rivers (Bluestone, Gauley, New), transportation, and Mary...
Dates: 1982-1999