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West Virginia Archives Month 2017

This October, throughout the month, the West Virginia Caucus of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) is celebrating the second annual West Virginia Archives month by asking Mountain State Archives to share their events and collections on archivingwestvirginia.org. The mission of Archiving West Virginia, launched in 2016, is to host an online directory of archival repositories around the…

When Hollywood Came to West Virginia

A Premier Premiere Collection The night was finally here.  After months of anticipation and preparation, the streets of Wheeling were packed with more than 12,000 fans awaiting glimpses of their favorite Hollywood stars. [1] Wheeling’s own Court Theatre was hosting the world premiere of The Fool’s Parade, and an elaborate parade had been staged to…

Bethany College, The Upper Ohio Valley Collection

– submitted by Sharon Monigold, Reference, Instruction and Archives Librarian, Bethany College The T.W. Phillips Memorial Library at Bethany College houses numerous archival and special collections including: the Bethany College archives, the Alexander Campbell collection, the James Hazlett Civil War collection, and the local history holdings that comprise the Upper Ohio Valley Collection. The Upper…

Restoration in progress in Historic Waldomore, Clarksburg, WV

Knocking Off the Cobwebs: Bringing Life Back to Waldomore

– Submitted by Catherine Clevenger, Waldomore Manager, Clarksburg-Harrison Public Library With its doors closed, contents in storage, and contractors walking the halls, the antebellum mansion known as Waldomore—located in Clarksburg—has temporarily closed for an extensive renovation. This renovation is part of a revitalization of Waldomore and its collections. The staff has turned their attention to…

Featured Image: Ellen Dunable Postcard Collection, Museums of Oglebay Insitute

40 Years and 40 Binders

The Ellen Dunable Postcard Collection at the Museums of Oglebay Institute – submitted by Kelsy Traeger,  Curator at the Musuems of Oglebay Insitute in Wheeling, WV The Museums of Oglebay Institute’s archival collections primarily focus on materials related to Wheeling area and Oglebay family history. This includes the Ellen Dunable Postcard Collection, which features 40 binders…