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The Reuther-Wheeling Labor History Archive

A Labor of Love: The Reuther-Wheeling Labor History Archive

“There is no greater calling than to serve your fellow men. There is no greater contribution than to help the weak. There is no greater satisfaction than to have done it well.” –Walter P. Reuther The Reuther-Wheeling Library was founded as a research and study center on the life, times, and thought of Wheeling, West…

WVRHC: Staff Favorites, 2017

West Virginia Regional and History Center Staff Favorites

– Blog post compiled by Jessica Eichlin, Photographs Manager and Preservationist October is American Archives Month and West Virginia Archives Month!  To celebrate, this post will look at some staff “favorites” from the collections at the WVRHC. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn  My favorite book that we have at the West Virginia and Regional History Center…

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…