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…

Ask An Archivist Day 2016

October 5 is Ask an Archivist Day. Archivists from around the country will respond to questions on Twitter with the hashtag #AskAnArchivist, and it’s a great opportunity to learn more about archives. Questions can range from the silly to the serious, and participants are encouraged to ask about archives generally, specific collections, or preserving personal materials. For…