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Oral History Interview: Irene D. Broh, Irene D. Broh Nov 1974

Oral History Interview: Irene D. Broh, Irene D. Broh

Oral Histories

Irene D. Broh was born on November 20, 1880, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Through the influence of her mother, a suffragist who worked with Susan B. Anthony, Mrs. Broh joined the suffrage movement and helped women earn the right to vote. After marrying Ephraim Broh in 1909, she moved to Huntington, WV, where she organized a suffrage club in 1915. Mrs. Broh became the first woman to vote in Cabell County, WV, in 1920. In her interview, Mrs. Broh focuses on her work for women’s suffrage. She describes how she organized her club, the voting facilities in Huntington, and her ...


Oral History Interview: James G. Matthews, James G. Matthews Aug 1974

Oral History Interview: James G. Matthews, James G. Matthews

Oral Histories

James G. Matthews was a jack-of-all-trades. He worked as a coal miner for James C. Coal Company, worked for United Fuel Gas Company, the Nickel Plant, and as a mail courier. He also performed as part of a singing quartet. Mr. Matthews was born on May 30, 1902. He grew up on a farm near East Lynn, WV. After the death of his mother, Mr. Matthews attended elementary school on a part-time basis in order to work on the family farm. In the audio clip provided, Mr. Matthews discusses alcohol consumption and moonshine stills in East Lynn. During his interview ...


Oral History Interview: Burl Collins, Burl Collins Aug 1974

Oral History Interview: Burl Collins, Burl Collins

Oral Histories

Burl Collins was born on October 25, 1903. He was raised in McDowell County, West Virginia. When he was 15 years old, he started his first job in a coal mine. He worked in this mine for 33 years. Mr. Collins married and had 11 children, including eight girls and three boys. He discusses the social, economic, and technological changes during his lifetime. In the audio clip provided, Mr. Collins discusses his wedding and marriage.


Oral History Interview: Helena Venturino Howell, Helena Venturino Howell Jul 1974

Oral History Interview: Helena Venturino Howell, Helena Venturino Howell

Oral Histories

Helena Venturino Howell was born on September 19, 1913. She was the first child of her family to be born in the United States. Her father emigrated from Italy to Brooklyn, New York, at the age of 16. He first worked as a pin boy in a bowling alley and then took a job on the railroad. Her mother immigrated to Williamson, WV, with Mrs. Howell’s older sister in 1912. Mrs. Howell’s family lived in neighborhood in Williamson comprised primarily of Italians. Her family moved to New Boston, OH, when she was a young girl. During her interview ...


Oral History Interview: Alice Hall, Alice Hall Jul 1974

Oral History Interview: Alice Hall, Alice Hall

Oral Histories

Alice Hall was born in December 1897 in Cabell County, WV. She lived with her grandfather on a farm in Putnam County, WV, after the death of her parents. During her interview, she discusses quilting and peddling food items in Huntington, WV, with her grandparents, the lack of supplies during World War I, and the rationing of sugar and coffee during World War II. She also focuses on folk medicine, with emphasis on the herbs and barks her uncle used to make medicines. In the audio clip provided, Mrs. Hall discusses food preservation, specifically making apple butter and preserves.


Oral History Interview: Fay Ball, Fay Ball Jul 1974

Oral History Interview: Fay Ball, Fay Ball

Oral Histories

Fay Ball was born on March 28, 1904, in Lincoln County, West Virginia. She was raised on a farm and shared most of the farming responsibilities with her family. Mrs. Ball discusses social interactions within the farming community of Lincoln County, including barn raisings and harvesting. She focuses on entertainment during her childhood and explains styles of popular music and games. In the audio clip provided, Mrs. Ball discusses how to play games like “Blind Man,” “Aunt Me Over,” and “Nay Hide.”


Oral History Interview: Josephine R. Gorby, Josephine R. Gorby Jul 1974

Oral History Interview: Josephine R. Gorby, Josephine R. Gorby

Oral Histories

Josephine Gorby was born on February 24, 1908. She began her teaching career in a one-room school in Wimmer, McDowell County, WV. In 1931 she began teaching in Lawrence County, OH. Mrs. Gorby’s interview focuses on growing up on a farm near Proctorville, OH, her experiences as an educator, her family’s experience during World War I, and the 1937 flood of the Ohio River and its tributaries. In the audio clip provided, Mrs. Gorby discusses the impact of the 1937 flood on the school house in Athalia, OH. During her interview, she also focuses on the construction and ...


Oral History Interview: Edward C. Jackson, Edward C. Jackson Jun 1974

Oral History Interview: Edward C. Jackson, Edward C. Jackson

Oral Histories

Edward C. Jackson was born on January 17, 1911, in Canfield, Braxton County, WV. In 1926, he moved to Fenwick, Nicholas County, WV, to pursue jobs in saw mills. In his interview, Mr. Jackson describes in great detail the design and structure of the log home he lived in as a child. He focuses on growing up on a farm and places emphasis on the type of work he did and food preparation and preservation. Mr. Jackson also discusses the tight-knit community in which he was raised. In the audio clip provided, Mr. Jackson discusses working in the lumber industry ...


Oral History Interview: William Allen Cross, William Allen Cross Jun 1974

Oral History Interview: William Allen Cross, William Allen Cross

Oral Histories

In his interview, William Allen Cross discusses Prohibition and bootlegging in Huntington, West Virginia. Mr. Cross was a theater manager for the Keith Albee Theater (referred to as the State Theater) in Huntington, WV. Although he did not make moonshine, he was a buyer during Prohibition. He discusses how bootleggers sold their whiskey and provides locations for stills. Mr. Cross also focuses on how to make moonshine, whiskey, and wine. He reminiscences about “the Strip” between 10th and 11th Streets in Huntington, WV, that served from 1925-1945 as a red-light, gambling, and bootlegging district. In the audio clip ...


Oral History Interview: Doris Copley Miller, Doris Copley Miller Apr 1974

Oral History Interview: Doris Copley Miller, Doris Copley Miller

Oral Histories

Doris Copley Miller resided in Wayne and Cabell Counties, West Virginia, for the majority of her life. She discusses the history of Marshall Academy and its progression to college and university status. She also focuses on education in West Virginia. In the audio clip provided, Mrs. Miller discusses teaching in Wayne County, West Virginia. She focuses the decor of her classrooms, the number of students, and the typical school day schedule. She also discusses games and recreation played by her students.


Oral History Interview: Lucy Quarrier, Lucy Quarrier Apr 1974

Oral History Interview: Lucy Quarrier, Lucy Quarrier

Oral Histories

Lucy Quarrier was a renowned weaver and a member of the Southern Highlands Handicraft Guild. During the Depression, representatives from the state of West Virginia chose Mrs. Quarrier to teach rural women how to weave. She was also an accomplished gardener and used her green thumb to create vegetable dyes for her thread and weaving materials. Mrs. Quarrier taught weaving classes and her pupils became known as “The Lucy Quarrier Weavers.” She showcased her talents at arts and crafts festivals and often gave tutorials during the festivals. In her interview, Mrs. Quarrier discusses how she learned to weave. She focuses ...


Oral History Interview: William T. Arnold, William T. Arnold Apr 1974

Oral History Interview: William T. Arnold, William T. Arnold

Oral Histories

William T. Arnold (Bill Arnold), a Native West Virginian, lived the majority of his life in Clay County. Mr. Arnold spent his early childhood on a farm on Galon Mountain. After the death of his father, Mr. Arnold moved with his family to various towns within Clay County. In 1911, when he was eleven years old, Mr. Arnold started his first job in coal mining, working thirteen hours a night as a water dipper. When he was eighteen years old, Mr. Arnold began working as a postman and delivered mail on a route near the New River, between the towns ...


Et Cetera, Marshall University Apr 1974

Et Cetera, Marshall University

Et Cetera

Founded in 1953, Et Cetera is an annual literary magazine that publishes the creative writing and artwork of Marshall University students and affiliates. Et Cetera is free to the Marshall University community.

Et Cetera welcomes submissions in literary and film criticism, poetry, short stories, drama, all types of creative non-fiction, photography, and art.


General Undergraduate Catalog, 1974-1975, Marshall University Apr 1974

General Undergraduate Catalog, 1974-1975, Marshall University

Marshall University Catalogs 1970-1979

Marshall University General Undergraduate Catalog for the 1974-1975 academic year.


The Chief Justice, 1974, Marshall University Jan 1974

The Chief Justice, 1974, Marshall University

Marshall Yearbooks

No abstract provided.


0084: Robert Saltz Papers, 1968-974, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1974

0084: Robert Saltz Papers, 1968-974, Marshall University Special Collections

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Professor of English at the University of Maryland. Papers consist of drafts of articles submitted to the PMLA, correspondence, notes and other papers.


0161: Wilson Family Papers, 1901-1920, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1974

0161: Wilson Family Papers, 1901-1920, Marshall University Special Collections

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Cabell County, West Virginia, family. Collection contains correspondence; receipts, including a statement from Barboursville College; and photographs, mostly unidentified.


0071: Irvin Dugan Papers, 1933-1963, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1974

0071: Irvin Dugan Papers, 1933-1963, Marshall University Special Collections

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The significant portion of the Irvin Dugan papers consists of original drawings that Mr. Dugan made during his career as the staff artist for the Huntington Publishing Company. The subject matter of the cartoons includes topics of national as well as local and regional interest; some representative subjects are the war bond drive during World War II, election campaigns, Disabled American Veterans, United Fund, and various athletic events.

Also included is correspondence from many service organizations regarding the use of the cartoons for public service advertising; letters from individuals include those from Edward Stettinius, Jr., Rex Stout, and the office ...


0067: C. C. Henking Collection, 1795-1861, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1974

0067: C. C. Henking Collection, 1795-1861, Marshall University Special Collections

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The C. C. Henking Collection consists of land patents, deeds, titles, abstracts of titles, and indentures dating from 1795 to 1861. Also included are tax receipts, maps, notes and certificates. Many of the documents are in French. They are of particular interest to this region because all of the properties are located in what is now the state of West Virginia. In addition to the register, a more complete description of the contents of each folder will be found in the box.


0149: Ruth Cammack Campbell Letter And Clippings, 1948-1970, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1974

0149: Ruth Cammack Campbell Letter And Clippings, 1948-1970, Marshall University Special Collections

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Chiefly magazine and newspaper articles about the community and civic activities of Mrs. Campbell and her aunt Grace La ferre Cammack, both of Huntington, West Virginia.


0191: Kate Harris Typescript, 1912, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1974

0191: Kate Harris Typescript, 1912, Marshall University Special Collections

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This collection is composed of a manuscript written by Kate Harris entitled, “Parkersburg: history of the city from time of its settlement to the present in gripping narrative from the pen of the late Miss Kate Harris.”


0066: Harry Edmund Danford Papers, 1902-1969, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1974

0066: Harry Edmund Danford Papers, 1902-1969, Marshall University Special Collections

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The Harry E. Danford papers consist primarily of the original manuscripts of his books Soakum (1910), The West Virginian (1926), Trail of the Gray Dragoon (1928), Ohio Valley Pioneers (1931), Builders of the West (1959), and Paths of Glory (1969). Also included are resource material related to his books and his personal comments and criticism of the books. Correspondence about the publication of the books, papers concerning his political interests and career as an educator, printed material, and a small number of photographs are also a part of the collection.


0094: Charles Anthony (Carl) Hoffman, M.D., Papers, 1946-1975, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1974

0094: Charles Anthony (Carl) Hoffman, M.D., Papers, 1946-1975, Marshall University Special Collections

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This collection is comprised of materials, recording the achievements and honors of Dr. Charles A. Hoffman, M.D.

Included in the collection are certificates, diplomas, awards, and citations, given to Dr. Hoffman for his outstanding service to the medical profession and to his community. Of interest are two gold medals, presented to Dr. Hoffman for his service as president of both the American Urological Association and the American Medical Association. The collection also includes copies of Dr. Hoffman’s numerous speeches, delivered before various medical, professional and community groups. Most of these were given while he was president of the ...


0089: Ora Patterson Biddle Papers, 1913-1968, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1974

0089: Ora Patterson Biddle Papers, 1913-1968, Marshall University Special Collections

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Member of the Colonel Charles Lewis Chapter NSDAR, local, state and national officer. Contains correspondence, programs, yearbooks, newspaper clippings concerning the Daughters of the American Revolution on the local, state, and national levels. Also newspaper clippings and papers concerning the local history of Mason County and Point Pleasant, West Virginia.


0087: Campbell-Staats Family Papers, 1875-1925, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1974

0087: Campbell-Staats Family Papers, 1875-1925, Marshall University Special Collections

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The Campbell-Staats collection consists of two separate series of information. The first series is comprised of the Jennie Ratliff Campbell papers. These papers consist mainly of personal correspondence to Miss Ratliff dating from 1875-1888. The majority of these letter were from two particular individuals, R. G. Drysdale and W. S. Livengood, and concerned everyday occurrence and mutual acquaintances. The remainder of the series is made up of samples from her schoolwork, songs she had copied, business correspondence, and a book of poetry given to her by her fiancee, C. W. Campbell.

The second series is comprised of the Campbell-Staats family ...


0121: Banner Printing Company Papers, 1902-1904, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1974

0121: Banner Printing Company Papers, 1902-1904, Marshall University Special Collections

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The papers of the Banner Printing Company are comprised primarily of minutes of the board of directors of the company from January 1902 until July 1904. There are also items of correspondence and some financial papers of the Huntington, West Virginia firm.


0146: Alderson, Wv Old Greenfield Baptist Church Papers, 1776-1798, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1974

0146: Alderson, Wv Old Greenfield Baptist Church Papers, 1776-1798, Marshall University Special Collections

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Old Greenfield Baptist Church in Alderson, West Virginia register. Copy of marriage register kept by Reverend John Alderson, Jr., containing Greenbrier County marriages.


0145: Gerardstown Presbyterian Church Papers, 1796-1893, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1974

0145: Gerardstown Presbyterian Church Papers, 1796-1893, Marshall University Special Collections

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Records of the Gerardstown Presbyterian Chruch in Gerardstown West Virginia. Copies of documents pertaining to the history of the church: deed, indentures, minutes, and membership lists.


0073: Harmon Blennerhasset Papers, 1764-1831, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1974

0073: Harmon Blennerhasset Papers, 1764-1831, Marshall University Special Collections

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Journals, correspondence, and financial and legal papers of Harman Blennerhasset and his role in the Aaron Burr conspiracy of 1806.


0144: Howard B. Grant Papers, 1934, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1974

0144: Howard B. Grant Papers, 1934, Marshall University Special Collections

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Mimeographed copy of "The Presbyterian Church at Philippi, West Virginia" a brief history of the Barbour County church; includes a church membership list with genealogical notes.