Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 57 Collections and/or Records:
Collection Number: A&M.1949
Scope and Contents The collection includes manuscript materials-correspondence, land warrant, accounts, receipts, petition and will; printed and typescript materials-invitations, broadside, newspaper and magazine clippings. Subjects of the various items include sale and survey of land; schools, churches, estates, comment on and description of agriculture, social and economic conditions in Kentucky, Georgia, Louisiana, S. Carolina, Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, California, Morgantown, Fairmont, & Wheeling, W. Va.,...
Dates: 1694; 1783-1878; 1926
Collection Number: A&M.0630
Scope and Contents Personal papers of the Watson family in Marion County, including a genealogy of the Watson and Haymond families, newspaper clippings of weddings, obituaries, social and business activities, and European travel. Mention is made of coal mining development in Marion County, strikes, labor meetings, conservation, and improvement of farming practices. There is material on politics, industrial development, early iron mining, Marion county history, the Barrickville covered bridge, Beverly-Fairmont...
Collection Number: A&M.0228
Overview A census for agriculture and manufacturers conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau for the counties now a part of West Virginia. The two earlier census contain no surveys of manufacturing (see related materials note in this record). The two later schedules contain one reel for each survey on manufacturing. The 1880 census contains twice the number of reels of the 1870 census. Each type of survey has a printed form questionnaire. For agriculture, enumerations are requested for land acreage, type of...
Collection Number: A&M.1499
Overview Office files and correspondence of James Blaine McLaughlin (1884-1955), commissioner of agriculture from 1933 to 1955. Correspondents include Clinton Anderson, William Blizzard, Robert C. Byrd, John J. Cornwell, James A. Farley, Rush D. Holt, Harley M. Kilgore, Okey L. Patteson, Chapman Revercomb, and Harley O. Staggers.
Dates: 1934, 1945-1953
Collection Number: A&M.3050
Overview Completed questionnaire score sheets, alphabetized by community, of the West Virginia Country Life Movement. The score cards provided a survey format to evaluate a set of categories, including health, community spirit, schools, churches, agriculture, business, and recreation, used to facilitate improvement of the state's rural communities. Also includes programs, news clippings, and correspondence primarily about water project improvements in some of the communities.
Collection Number: A&M.1208
Overview A compilation of West Virginia farm business records and year end analyses. This electronic service was provided for cooperating farmers by ELFAC (an acronym for Easy, Low Cost, Flexible, Accurate, Complete) sponsored in cooperation with land grant institutions by the (USDA) U. S. Dept. of Agriculture. The program's purpose is to help a farmer determine his tax status, credit rating and generally to facilitate farm management decisions through the analysis of costs for labor, feed, machinery,...
Collection Number: A&M.3029
Overview The minutes, reports, correspondence, newsletters, by-laws and membership lists of a trade association composed of dealers in feed, seed, fertilizer, agricultural implements and other farm supplies. The Association is active in lobbying the legislature and advising state agencies in the establishment of rules and regulations concerning commerce in agricultural goods. Its conventions, newsletters and series of publications contains articles and presentations on relevant topics by experts in...
Collection Number: A&M.2286
Overview Correspondence, scrapbook, photographs, newsletters, manuals, handbooks, bulletins, and other materials relating to the history and activities of the West Virginia 4-H Clubs. There are three volumes containing newsletters (1. 1926, 2. 1927, 3. 1928-1956); and one scrapbook from 1922 containing mostly photographs and a few clippings.
Dates: ca. 1922-1969
Collection Number: A&M.0194
Overview Surveys of rural residents conducted by WVU Agricultural Experiment Station. Inquiries about farm land conditions, size of operations, profitability and the respondents opinions about the local community and its economic prospects. The 1924 survey was taken only in the Easton-Avery section of Monongalia County and contains an accompanying map with individual family farms number coded. The 1958 survey, a selection from around the state, is more indicative of demographics especially of out...
Collection Number: A&M.1938
Overview One folder of mss. Correspondence found in file of WVU Publications Office, titles "Correspondence of Early Years," 55 Items, Letters, Telegram and announcements, 1888-1913. Subjects mentioned are Ag. Experiment Station Publications, WVU Board of Regents, Controversial DA articles and good roads movement. Correspondents include A. B. Fleming, Clarence L. Smith, John A. Myers, J. H. Stewart, Luther Haymond, Earl H. Smith, Thomas E. Hodges, E.D. Sanderson, J. F. Marsh, C. L. Bemis. See Inventory...