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Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:

Arah J. Evans Autograph Album

Collection Number: A&M 2321

Autograph album of Miss Arah J. Evans of Monongalia County, West Virginia, containing poetry, devotions, and scriptural passages inscribed by her friends between 1849 and 1851. Some pages are blank while others have color illustrations of floral designs.

Dates: 1849-1853

Atkeson-Morgan Family Papers

Collection Number: A&M 3372
Scope and Contents Papers of John and Sarah Atkeson-Morgan documenting Atkeson-Morgan family history and the history of the Morgan home and farm in Putnam County, West Virginia for period ca. 1840-1900.Materials include Civil War papers; personal and business correspondence; legal documents; school compositions and poetry; one photograph; and invoices and receipts.Subjects include: personal business (such as health, travel, and courtship), farm business, hunting, education (particularly...
Dates: 1833-1923; Majority of material found in 1850-1900

Bob Henry Baber, Author, Poem

Collection Number: A&M 4530
Scope and Contents

A copy of the poem "A Bed Time Rhyme" by Bob Henry Baber printed on a poster with illustrations and Baber's autograph. The author was formerly the mayor of Richwood, West Virginia. The illustrations were by Boyd Carr of Bedford, Virginia.

Dates: undated

Catherine Osborn Goff, Collector, Illustrated Autograph Book and Other Material

Collection Number: A&M 2105

Collection includes an illustrated autograph book of May Ellen Smith of Pruntytown, (West) Virginia, with entries from 1849-1856; a manuscript newspaper, 1879; and an empty scrapbook.

Dates: 1849-1879; Majority of material found in 1849-1856

Charles E. Krebs (1870-1954) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1792
Overview Scrapbooks, mainly of newspaper clippings, maintained by a mining engineer, geologist, and businessman from Charleston. The scrapbooks contain clippings, announcements, and a few letters relating to Krebs' business, Charleston civic affairs, and professional engineering organizations. Topics covered include: the oil boom at Blue Creek in 1912; oil field development in Kanawha and Clay counties; oil and coal shipments on the C.&O.; coal, oil, gas, and coke production figures; report on...
Dates: 1912, 1935, 1939

Edward J. Cabbell, Historian, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0217
Overview The papers of Edward J. Cabbell, an author, poet, editor, and historian documents subjects regarding African-American history in Appalachia, encompassing the colonial period through 1988. The materials include research papers, articles, photographs, clippings, books, and publications such as "Then & Now" and "Black Diamonds". There is also information pertaining to the John Henry legend and includes articles, music references and literature. There are photographs of paintings and...
Dates: 1969-1988

Herbert P. McGinnis Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2492

Well leases and records, geologic reports, maps, printed material, photographs, and other papers of McGinnis, an oil and gas operator who owned the Tri-State Oil & Gas Co. of West Virginia, and who, after graduating from Marshall University in 1910, became a leading figure in the oil and gas business. Some of his poetry is included in the collection.

Dates: 1908-1967

Ira E. Robinson Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0965
Scope and Contents Additional papers of Ira E. Robinson, including ts. and photostat copies of papers concerning the Revolutionary War service of Col. John Gibson and Col. Archibald Lochry; a tls. From J. Wm. DeGrange with accompanying articles on army activities in the vicinity of Philippi, W. Va. during the Civil War; and a clipping and reprint of articles by I. E. Robinson. There are, also, facsimilies of ms. letters and poems by James Whitcomb Riley; tls written by Edmond Eitel for Mrs. Riley to Mr....
Dates: 1818-1822; 1875-1930

John Lewis Cole Poem

Collection Number: A&M 3000

John Lewis Cole was a librarian in West Virginia in the late nineteenth century. Collection consists of a sixteen-page narrative poem, "The Old Fayette School-House," written by J. L. Cole in December 1891. The text of the poem is typed, but it is accompanied by hand-drawn illustrations.

Dates: 1891

Karl D. Myers, Poet Laureate of West Virginia, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1768

Includes biographical sketch, pocket diary, manuscripts, published books, funeral book, photographs.

Dates: 1926-1951