Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 57 Collections and/or Records:
Collection Number: A&M.2778
Overview Typescript memoir of the life of Mother Jones, entitled "Mother Jones: the Life Story of the Irish Immigrant Girl Who Became the Most Unique Character in the American Labor Movement, Living Past 100 Years," written by Lillie May Burgess of Hyattsville, Maryland, and copyrighted 8 February 1938. The manuscript is in two parts, several pages of which are missing. The first part (241pp.) is entitled "The Life Story of Mother Jones: American Labor's Joan of Arc," and is a narration of events in...
Collection Number: A&M.2631
Overview This collection consists of letters, pamphlets, reports and similar materials collected by Nat Terry Frame for use in preparing his history of West Virginia Agricultural Extension Work, entitled, WEST VIRGINIA AGRICULTURE AND RURAL LIFE. Subjects discussed in the work include regional development groups in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Ohio; rural life and community development experiments of the 1930s; American Country Life Association ideology and activities; improvement of small farm...
Collection Number: A&M.2163
Overview Papers of the Nathan Ochs family of Shelby and Jefferson County, Kentucky, document the family history from the late nineteenth century to the early twentieth century and chiefly concern his children. Letters from siblings Simon, Nathan Jr., and Sallie Ochs are written from Kentucky to their brother, Charles, in California between 1884 and the early 1900s. Topics chiefly include the weather, their farms (crops, animals, and farm workers), family news, and their mother's illness and death....
Dates: 1813-1970; Majority of material found in 1884-1924
Collection Number: A&M.4454
Scope and Contents Collection of material regarding the National Grange of member Foster Hardman of Horner, West Virginia in Lewis County. Includes a travelling gavel (with wooden case and rules for use), publications, and papers.box 1; folder 1; informational pamphlets; 1934, undated box 1; folder 2; directories; 1915-1920 box 1; folder 3; register and rosters; 1907-1931 box 1; folder 4; By-Laws; 1920, 1934 box 1; folder 5; annual sessions; 1932 box 1; folder 6; correspondence...
Collection Number: A&M.2194
Overview A revised and indexed transcript copy of an interview with Dr. O.C. Stine, an expert in agricultural economics who was employed with the Department of Agriculture from the Progressive Era to that of the Fair Deal. Stine tells of his childhood on a farm in Jackson County, WV, his subsequent education in small town southeastern Ohio where his family moved, and his attendance and graduation from Ohio University with a bachelors in liberal arts and education. After teaching briefly on the secondary...
Collection Number: A&M.1603
Overview Papers of a pioneer Monroe County family, including a manuscript ciphering book, 1790, a diary of a journey to southwestern Ohio, 1810, a manuscript militia manual and company roster, and various business, church, and legal papers of county militia captain, Peter Larew. The papers of his son, John M., include a general merchandise account book, the estate papers, and various business and legal documents. The collection also contains a series of letters, 1876-1892, from John Larew's sons in...
Collection Number: A&M.0895
Overview Papers mainly related to the Civil War in southern West Virginia, including correspondence, maps, photographs, newspaper clippings, muster rolls, and other material. Highlights of the collection include material regarding Captain John V. Young of the 11th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry; Captain James S. Cassady of the 7th West Virginia Cavalry; Captain W.D. Thurmond and his company of Partisan Rangers; and the 8th and 13th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry units. The collection is organized...
Dates: 1844-1938; Majority of material found within 1861-1867
Collection Number: A&M.0718
Overview Yearly diaries in 39 volumes by Sarah Morgan McKown of Berkeley County, West Virginia, regarding everyday domestic and agricultural activities, local auctions, births, weddings, deaths, emigrations, churches, and religious activities. Also mentioned are the Civil War and its personalities. An index to the Sarah Morgan McKown diaries can also be found in the control folder--includes errata, pages missed on microfilming.
Collection Number: A&M.3043
Overview Minute book of the Summit Point Grange of Jefferson County, the first Grange chapter to be established in West Virginia. This record book documents the organization and early years of the chapter whose first initiated member and master was a Confederate Civil War veteran, Col. Robert W. Baylor. The records consist primarily of membership lists, meeting minutes, and resolutions. Most of the resolutions deal with cooperative efforts by its members to purchase agricultural necessities such as...
Collection Number: A&M.1815
Scope and Contents The collection includes 57 letters (1795-1871) to or from Benjamin H., Henry, James G., James O., Rebecca D., and Thomas Watson; 3 land grants on sheep-skin (1787-1798) Monongalia County; 25 articles of agreement (1812-1875), manuscript; 4 manuscript wills or copies of wills (1852-1862); 32 surveys, maps, and plats of coal fields (1798-1892); 99 tax receipts (1807-1865), manuscript and printed forms; 44 receipts for clerking fees (1815-1845) manuscript and printed forms; 79 receipts, bills,...