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Arthurdale Homestead Project.

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Arthurdale 50th Anniversary, Records

Collection Number: A&M 2949

Invitation, schedule of events, commemorative booklet, copy of mountaineer Craftsmen's catalogue, clippings of newspaper coverage, notice of follow-up dinner, lists of crafts items display and owners, Birth 1934-1947, high school graduates 1935-56 and their addresses, teachers, and original home owners.

Dates: 1935-1956

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 Homestead Project Miscellaneous Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2178
Scope and Contents Correspondence, business records, press releases, photographs, newspaper clippings, and printed material, regarding the resettlement of unemployed coal miners and their families to Arthurdale, West Virginia. Collection contains the papers of Bushrod Grimes (1888-1957), Project Manager of the Arthurdale Subsistence Homestead Project, 1933-1935, and pertains to the planning and administration of the Project. Correspondents include M.L. Wilson, Guy W. Numbers, Eleanor Roosevelt, Arthur Woods,...
Dates: 1933-1942, 1977-1993

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 Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1347
Scope and Contents The collection includes microfilm of six letters from Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt and her personal secretary concerning the school and Woman's Club at Arthurdale (1936-1937); a picture of Franklin D. Roosevelt with Arthurdale graduating class of 1938; and a pamphlet illustrating the products of the Mountaineer Craftsmen's Co-operative Association. Also includes a mimeographed fact sheet (1937); a news story on the resettlement project (1936); and an article titled "Footnote on...
Dates: 1936-1940

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

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

Howard B. Allen, Photographs, Films, and Papers on the Arthurdale Project

Collection Number: A&M 1646
Scope and Contents

Photographs, glass plate negatives, motion picture films, and papers of Professor Howard B. Allen of the West Virginia Voc. Ed. Ser. covering the beginning and early development of the Arthurdale resettlement venture. Papers include lists of applicants and methods employed in screening families for the homestead project and essays and other material on local and out of state self-help and rehabilitation operations.

Dates: 1933-1934

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