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World War, 1914-1918

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 59 Collections and/or Records:

Sallie Bennett Papers regarding World War I Flying Ace Louis Bennett, Jr.

Collection Number: A&M 1590
Overview Personal correspondence, legal and financial papers, diary, and newspaper clippings of Mrs. Sallie Maxwell Bennett of Weston, wife of Louis Bennett, Sr., the Democratic gubernatorial candidate in 1908. The collection concerns the career of her son, Louis Bennett, Jr., particularly his student days at Yale, his pioneer efforts to organize the West Virginia Flying Corps, his service in the Royal Air Force [RAF], and his subsequent death in World War I. Additional topics include Mrs. Bennett's...
Dates: 1873-2009; Majority of material found within 1904-1926

Scrapbook of World War I Newspaper Clippings

Collection Number: A&M 0962

A scrapbook of newspaper clippings concerning World War I. There are a few scattered items on other subjects including a list of postmasters in Morgantown post office from 1795 to 1912 and list of post office employees currently employed at date of printing; also, an article on a proposed special levy in Monongalia County to raise funds to be expanded for buildings at WVU. Book plates inside front cover states this scrapbook was donated to the library by the Douthat family in 1926.

Dates: 1912-1918

Shahan Family, Photographs of Richard and Harry Shahan of Preston County

Collection Number: A&M 3842
Overview Two large oval portrait photographs, one of Richard Shahan (1841-1906) and the other of his son Harry Shahan (1896-1994), both residents of Preston County, West Virginia. Biographical data regarding both men has been attached to the backs of the photographs, including information regarding their service in the Civil War and World War I respectively. These portraits may be examples of a type of photograph known as a "crayon enlargement", a photographic print that has been enhanced with...
Dates: ca. 1890-1918

Shephard Family Papers

Collection Number: A&M 3147
Overview Isaiah Shephard of Ritchie and Wood counties was the progenitor of this family which frequently corresponded with one another. Many of the letters were received by Roxie Shephard, as a young woman, from her friends and suitors. Much of the collection deals with Hiram W. Shepherd including correspondence while he was in World War I. Pvt. Shephard served in France attached to the A.E.F. General Headquarters 1st Army Motor section as a chauffeur. While a soldier he comments much about his...
Dates: 1874-1926

Storer College, Administrative and Operational Records

Collection Number: A&M 1322
Scope and Contents Records of Storer College, West Virginia's first African American institution of higher learning, located in Harpers Ferry. This collection contains mainly administrative and operational records of the college. Types of records include annual reports, publications, memorabilia, artifacts, and other material. This collection includes material regarding John Brown's Fort.The collection is organized into eighteen series, including:Series 1. Correspondence; 1865-1953; boxes...
Dates: 1865-1960; Majority of material found within 1930s-1950s

Storer College Correspondence, Business Papers and Other Material

Collection Number: A&M 2621
Overview Records of Storer College, West Virginia's first African American institution of higher learning, located in Harpers Ferry. Types of records include correspondence, business papers, photographs, memorabilia, issues of the Storer Record (the Storer College newspaper), financial records, scrapbooks, bulletins, minute books, newspaper and magazine clippings, diaries, motion pictures, and miscellaneous material. Includes records regarding the early years of the...
Dates: 1854-1964

USS West Virginia Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2026
Scope and Contents

One folder of letters, photographs, and newspaper clippings relating to the arrangements to bring the mast of the USS West Virginia to the WVU Campus

Dates: 1963

USS West Virginia Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2005
Scope and Contents Materials concerning the dedication of the bell of the armored cruiser U.S.S. West Virginia, December 7, 1967. Items include program, invitation, diagram of proceedings, and newspaper clippings of dedication. Second accession: Mimeographed copy of essay about dedication. 1968 Oct 31: Xerox copy of 1 loose-leaf notebook containing the material created for the dedication services of the bell from the armored cruiser USS West Virginia. The project was initiated by WVU's...
Dates: 1967-1988

West Virginia Adjutant General, Burial and Cemetery Records

Collection Number: A&M 3137
Overview West Virginia Adjutant General burial and cemetery records including cemetery maps. The records consists of forms containing name; residence at death (city, county, state); cemetery name and location including town and county; date of burial; type of grave marker; information on grave marker including additional identification; date and place of birth; date, place, and cause of death; next of kin and their address; dates enlisted and discharged; serial number; rank; race; service branch; war...
Dates: 1825-1939

West Virginia University in World War I Collection

Collection Number: A&M 0172
Scope and Contents

Brief biographies, news stories, letters, pictures and printed memorials concerning University men killed in World War I.

Pictures from this collection have been transferred to the picture file.

Dates: 1917-1920