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0852: James E. Casto Papers, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 2018

0852: James E. Casto Papers, Marshall University Special Collections

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This collection contains information of early Huntington, Charleston, Guyandotte, and surrounding area West Virginia businesses in the forms of advertisements, business letterhead, ink blotters, photographs, and publications. Items span from the mid-1880s to the mid-1980s.


0848: Historical Images Slides And Guides, 1975-2004, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 2018

0848: Historical Images Slides And Guides, 1975-2004, Marshall University Special Collections

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The Instructional Resource Corporation’s series of educational slides cover a variety of topics around world history. The collection covers Western Civilization, World History, and American History, which includes ancient to modern historical topics. There are three boxes of 35mm slides, each arranged by historical category. The lids of the boxes have color coded diagrams to the slides.

The collection was created with the intent to assist instructors in adding images to course lectures. Each box contains over a thousand slides that are then separated into categories or topics that are alphabetized. The categories are indexed with instructions and summaries ...


0842: Dr. And Mrs. Daniel Sharkey Greeting Card Collection, 1930-1990, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 2018

0842: Dr. And Mrs. Daniel Sharkey Greeting Card Collection, 1930-1990, Marshall University Special Collections

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The collection consists of over 2,000 pieces of original artwork used by greeting card and calendar companies, and spans the approximate years 1930-1990. Many of the pieces within the collection are labeled with a Norcross stamp or specifications sticker. The Norcross Greeting Card Company was founded in 1914 by Arthur Norcross and his sister, Jane, in New York City. They published greeting cards, and also sold wrapping papers and parchments. After Arthur Norcross' death in 1969, the business floundered and was sold for the first time in 1974. Subsequent sales saw Norcross combined with Rust Craft Company, but this ...


0596: C. Clifford Caverlee Collection, 1895-1981, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1994

0596: C. Clifford Caverlee Collection, 1895-1981, Marshall University Special Collections

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The collection consists of two boxes containing 12 three-ring notebooks, a third box containing file folders of postmarks and envelopes from states other than West Virginia, also two scrapbooks containing other postmarked envelopes. The bulk of the collection consists of 12 three-ring notebooks containing postmarks and postcards of West Virginia towns and post offices. These notebooks are organized by West Virginia county. Many of the postmarks are on the complete, original envelope, but many have been cut off the envelopes. The postcards fall into three classes: plain blank postcards with just a postmark, holiday or greeting postcards, and the scenic ...


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 ...


0158: Rena Burnett Autograph Book, 1889-1902, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1973

0158: Rena Burnett Autograph Book, 1889-1902, Marshall University Special Collections

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Autograph book containing notes addressed to Rena Burnett. Includes hand-drawn illustrations and colored pencil notes. Also included is a newspaper clipping with a photograph that includes the Huntington High School graduating class of 1896, of which Burnett was a member.


0011: Mary Constance Enslow Papers, 1892-1962, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1973

0011: Mary Constance Enslow Papers, 1892-1962, Marshall University Special Collections

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A major portion of the Mary Constance Enslow papers consists of her genealogical notes and notebooks. There are copious notes on her family genealogy, both maternal and paternal, as well as notes compiled for other families. Included in this part of the collection are examples of her work as a designer of coats of arms and bookplates, and as a commercial artist. Books and printed material are contained in the collection; much of the printed material is made up of news clippings about a variety of subjects. There is an extensive clipping file concerning the royal family of England. Among ...


0023: Theeta Searcy Lyon Papers, 1923-1941, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1973

0023: Theeta Searcy Lyon Papers, 1923-1941, Marshall University Special Collections

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Marshall College home economics professor. Papers consist of prints and original drawings of costumes and dress from Grecian times to 1941. Includes student drawings executed for classes in applied arts at Marshall and a typescript copy of 'History of American Dress as Affected by Politcial, Social, and Economic Conditions,' by Anna C. Wilson.