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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…

Law and Commerce Building (circa 1922). -From the collections of the Eastern Regional Coal Archives

Building In Bluefield

Mahood Architectural Collection – Eastern Regional Coal Archives in Bluefield, WV -Submitted by Patrick Corcoran, PreserveWV AmeriCorps Volunteer, Eastern Regional Coal Archives in Bluefield, WV Alexander “Alex” Mahood, Sr. was born on March 7, 1888, in Lynchburg, Va.  After studying architecture, most notably at École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, he began practicing in southern West Virginia.  In 1912,…

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October is West Virginia Archives Month!

The West Virginia Caucus of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) is celebrating with the launch of a new website, www.archivingwestvirginia.org. The mission of Archiving West Virginia is to create an online directory of archival repositories around the state, host blog posts and galleries highlighting and promoting individual archival collections, and create a calendar of events…