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Arthurdale (W. Va.)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Arthurdale Homestead Project, Clippings

Collection Number: A&M 1291
Scope and Contents

Clippings related to Arthurdale, Preston County, WV. Includes copies of clippings of article from the Morgantown Dominion News entitled: "Homestead Project Real Aid to Miners, Families" (October 24, 1934), which is a reply to critics of the FDR Administration's relocation project at Arthurdale.

Dates: 1934-1935, 1977

Arthurdale Homesteaders Club Records

Collection Number: A&M 0182
Overview Records of the Homestead group and their efforts at self government. Copy of recording secretary's diary (1935-1938) includes entries about organizing committees and managing projects at Arthurdale such as athletics, maintenance, social programs and medical care. Noteworthy is the mention of organizing efforts by the Homesteaders in their relations with the federal government, particularly lobbying for higher pay scales. Also included is a typescript copy of a diary of the founding days by...
Dates: 1933-1938

Arthurdale, West Virginia Scrapbooks

Collection Number: A&M 2942
Overview Arthurdale, West Virginia, was the first Federal homestead community established under President Franklin Roosevelt during the New Deal. Two scrapbooks, available on microfilm only, document the history of Arthurdale, West Virginia, from 1935 to 1975. Photographs, newspaper clippings, fact sheets about the community, and event programs offer insight into the development of the town, the involvement of Eleanor Roosevelt, students, and reflections on life in Arthurdale. Photographs and...
Dates: 1935-1975

Carl Feiss, Architect, Letter

Collection Number: A&M 2985

Letter written by Carl Feiss of Gainesville, Florida, describing his experiences as a young architect supervising the construction of the vacuum cleaner plant at Arthurdale, West Virginia. Mentions living conditions, Eleanor Roosevelt, and offers an assessment of the impact that the project had in community planning.

Dates: ca. 1976

Franklin Parker, Professor of Education, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2676
Overview Correspondence, notes, government reports, newspaper clippings, bibliographies, news releases and other materials on education in Zambia and northern Zimbabwe as gathered by a Benedum Professor of Education at West Virginia University. Addenda include: 1) vitae with list of writings, reprints, career scrapbook, and special journal issue authored by Parker on George Peabody. 2) Twenty-eight articles regarding mostly prominent educators, historians, politicians, scientists, etc. of the 18th,...
Dates: 1957-2008

Haymond-Fleming Law Firm Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0544
Overview Correspondence of A.F. Haymond and A. Brooks Fleming, Fairmont attorneys. Correspondents include J.M. Bennett, G.D. Camden, J. Carlile, Henry Mathews, and F.H. Pierpont mentioning politics, separation from Virginia, the Arthurdale community development, and routine legal business. Included are land and legal papers, 1760-1797, from Hampshire, Monongalia, and Ohio counties, mentioning Patrick Henry and Henry Lee. Also in the collection are: a leather billfold; estate papers and marriage...
Dates: 1760-1936

Mary Behner Christopher, Missionary, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 3131
Overview The microfilm collection contains 10 diaries and inserted supplementary letters, clippings, and photographs kept by Presbyterian missionary Mary Behner during her years as the first director of The Shack, a settlement house in the Scotts Run Area of Monongalia County. In addition to the microfilm, there is an addendum to this collection dating from 2006. It includes a photograph album kept by Anna Santore DeLancy, who was a Sunday School teacher at the Shack, a Presbyterian neighborhood...
Dates: 1928-1937

Oscar Clemens Stine Interview Transcript

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...
Dates: 1884-1951