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0841: Mary Lois Garrett Collection, 1941-1954, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 2018

0841: Mary Lois Garrett Collection, 1941-1954, Marshall University Special Collections

Guides to Manuscript Collections

This collection spans the years 1941-1954, with the bulk of the research covering the years 1950-1954. File contents were maintained in the way in which they were originally received, but folders have been arranged in a more chronological order. Some notes are entirely handwritten, while logs and records consist of typed templates which have been filled-in by hand. Notes contain illustrations of birds and nests, graphs of bird activity during observance, and descriptions of bird behavior. Nesting logs have mostly been filled out by Mary Lois Garrett, but other authors contributed, including Twila Hessin, Ruth Geib, and an unspecified ornithology ...


0839: Mildred Mitchell-Bateman Papers, 1941-2006, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 2017

0839: Mildred Mitchell-Bateman Papers, 1941-2006, Marshall University Special Collections

Guides to Manuscript Collections

This collection contains the personal, educational, and professional possessions of Mildred Mitchell-Bateman. The collection includes correspondence, newspaper articles, association newsletters, professional planners, financial documents, plaques, and other personal memorabilia. The materials document Bateman’s various roles within local, state, and national psychology and psychiatric organizations. The collection is organized into six series: Series 1, Personal; Series 2, Education; Series 3, Professional Experience; Series 4, Correspondence; Series 5, Associations; and Series 6, Bound Books, Bound Volumes and list of Newspapers.


0835: The Links, Incorporated Collection, 1955-2016, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 2016

0835: The Links, Incorporated Collection, 1955-2016, Marshall University Special Collections

Guides to Manuscript Collections

Established in 1955, the Huntington, West Virginia chapter of The Links, Incorporated is a women’s volunteer organization that works to support culture, education, health and wellness for seniors, adults, and youth in the African American community. The national Links, Incorporated organization, founded in 1946 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, oversees four regional areas, including the Central Area, which consists of 69 Links chapters in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. The Huntington, WV chapter is the only Links, Incorporated chapter in West Virginia, and its activities extend to Williamson and Bluefield. Chapter members ...


0833: Huntington League Of The Association Of Junior Leagues International, 1929-2015, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 2016

0833: Huntington League Of The Association Of Junior Leagues International, 1929-2015, Marshall University Special Collections

Guides to Manuscript Collections

The Huntington Junior League of the Association of Junior Leagues International records consist of newspapers, League Lines, magazines, scrapbooks, organizational materials, cookbook recipes, Garden Club material, horse show material, etc. The focus of the collection is evenly distributed among the different series. The reason the Garden Club series is so large is because there were numerous large items that had to separated. The inclusive dates range from 1929-2015, however most materials are the 1940s to the 1960s.


0807: American Association Of University Women (Aauw), Wv Division, 1929-2011, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 2013

0807: American Association Of University Women (Aauw), Wv Division, 1929-2011, Marshall University Special Collections

Guides to Manuscript Collections

This collection contains paper and multimedia materials related to the American Association of University Women- West Virginia Division from 1929-2011. The collection includes meeting minutes, agendas, and officer reports, publications, initiative plans, and correspondence. Branch yearbooks and statewide directories are also included, as well as workshop materials. The “kits” associated with the collection were produced by the AAUW on a national level, and distributed to chapters. Each kit is representative of AAUW workshops.


0796: Shirley Foster Streeby Mathews Collection, 1939-2003, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 2012

0796: Shirley Foster Streeby Mathews Collection, 1939-2003, Marshall University Special Collections

Guides to Manuscript Collections

The bulk of the collection contains newspaper clippings that Mrs. Mathews collected over the years about her former students. There are also a few dozen photographs, along with wedding invitations, school pageants and programs, commencements, handwritten and typed correspondence, reunion correspondence, Greenline newsletters (a publication for Marshall University alumni), church programs, funeral/death announcements and holiday cards. Most of the photos are identified on the back.


0770: Carrie Eldridge Collection, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 2009

0770: Carrie Eldridge Collection, Marshall University Special Collections

Guides to Manuscript Collections

Carrie Eldridge is a genealogical researcher in Chesapeake, Ohio. This collection contains photocopies of many county record books of the Appalachian areas of West Virginia, Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky, ranging from the American Revolution until the end of the Civil War. The collection also contains high quality photographs of one room school houses of Cabell County, West Virginia, an audio cassette oral history, books, and pen nibs.


0774: West Virginia State Society, National Society United States Daughters Of 1812 Records, 1982-2009, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 2009

0774: West Virginia State Society, National Society United States Daughters Of 1812 Records, 1982-2009, Marshall University Special Collections

Guides to Manuscript Collections

This collection contains the records for multiple chapters of the West Virginia State Society United Daughters of 1812. Chapters mentioned include the First West Virginia Chapter, Joshua Jones Chapter, Captain James Gibson Chapter, and the Lord Calvert Chapter. Records include yearly chapter reports to the West Virginia State Society, newsletters from the National Society, financial records, and assorted correspondence in record books regarding chapter activities. Louise Hickman materials in this collection include notes on chapter meetings, programs and papers presented at programs, and notes about early American music.


0763: Elizabeth Francis Agee Scrapbook, 1929-1934, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 2008

0763: Elizabeth Francis Agee Scrapbook, 1929-1934, Marshall University Special Collections

Guides to Manuscript Collections

This collection consists of one scrapbook entitled containing photographs, ephemera, and memorabilia collected by Elizabeth Francis (later Agee) during and after her time at Marshall. Materials in the scrapbook include an autograph and note section, dance cards, sorority correspondence and invitations, student government materials, a student directory, event programs, photographs of Francis at Marshall and, later, family photographs, a gradebook for an 8th grade course taught by Francis, and other mixed materials such as handkerchiefs and calling cards. Also included in the scrapbook are slips of paper identifying subjects or items written by Susan Riggs, Agee’s daughter.


Knights In White Satin: Women Of The Ku Klux Klan, Kelli R. Kerbawy Jan 2007

Knights In White Satin: Women Of The Ku Klux Klan, Kelli R. Kerbawy

Theses, Dissertations and Capstones

The Ku Klux Klan is often thought of as a male-dominated organization; however there is evidence that women contributed to Klan efforts and participated in their own group, Women of the KKK. This study analyzes women’s involvement within the KKK during the 1920s. Women’s participation in early progressive movements, including temperance and suffrage, served as a catalyst for women’s involvement with the KKK. This paper explores women’s roles in the Ku Klux Klan as leaders within the WKKK. From earlier social movements, women gained knowledge needed to promote and expand the WKKK and other white supremacist ...


0762: Sally Cyrus Collection, 1910-2005, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 2007

0762: Sally Cyrus Collection, 1910-2005, Marshall University Special Collections

Guides to Manuscript Collections

The Sally Cyrus Collection is the donated papers of Sally Cyrus, Peggy Cyrus, and Judy Cyrus. This collection chronicles their material contributions to several prominent Huntington organizations. This collection provides an in-depth look at the lives of one of Huntington’s upper-class families beginning in the 1920s and extending through the 1960s, a period in which Huntington experienced an economic boom and a population increase. The women whose lives are showcased in this collection were educated, socially elite, and financially secure. It is an insight to the gender role of the educated woman in high society and the activities she ...


0757: First Presbyterian Church [Huntington, Wv] Records, 1839-1990, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 2007

0757: First Presbyterian Church [Huntington, Wv] Records, 1839-1990, Marshall University Special Collections

Guides to Manuscript Collections

The First Presbyterian Church of Huntington Archives contain material dating back to the early nineteenth century, with the bulk of the items dating from between the 1880s and the 1990s. The collection consists primarily of 'Minutes of Session,' which relate to official church business; 'Bulletins,' which give information about church sermons, calendars, and events; and 'Church Groups,' which provide information on the social structure and individuals within the Church. There are extensive financial records pertaining to the church, as well as membership rosters for many Church groups, and some marriage/baptism registers. Also included are a few "histories" written by ...


0745: Bokair Family Papers, 1916-1971, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 2006

0745: Bokair Family Papers, 1916-1971, Marshall University Special Collections

Guides to Manuscript Collections

The collection consists of paper materials related to the Bokair family, especially Ellen Kathryn Bokair. Items include student newspapers, concert programs, and other memorabilia related to Huntington High School during the mid-1950s, as well as letters to Ellen Kathryn from Job’s Daughters and the American Business Women’s Association. Information on other members of the Bokair family is minimal and includes a wedding invitation, report cards, a ceremony pamphlet, letter, and a newspaper article. While the collection spans the years, 1916-1971, the bulk of items date from the 1950s and 1960s.


0734: Huntington High School Papers, 1890-2003, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 2004

0734: Huntington High School Papers, 1890-2003, Marshall University Special Collections

Guides to Manuscript Collections

This collection is an artificially created collection from different donors, consisting primarily of scrapbooks, programs, and other ephemera related to Huntington High School. Ephemera includes a 1920 issue of the Tatler student newspaper, commencement programs, and materials created during various class reunions for the classes of 1921, 1928, 1929, 1937, and 1945. Scrapbooks for the class of 1921 reunions and Myrtle R. Cooke’s “The Girl Graduate’s Scrapbook” include extensive amounts of photographs and printed material related to the reunions and Huntington High School respectively. Cooke’s scrapbook also includes unrelated family materials.


0725: Carrie Irby Letters, 1925-1927, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 2003

0725: Carrie Irby Letters, 1925-1927, Marshall University Special Collections

Guides to Manuscript Collections

This collection is principally composed of letters exchanged between Carrie Irby and Lillie Way, but also includes letters to and from Russell Way and Alfred Irby while Alfred and Lillie were away selling lingerie and other garments in various towns throughout southern West Virginia. Issues discussed in the letters include money, exemplified through Carrie working and being subsequently told to quit to be a good mother and Alfred having money issues, romance, such as the affairs of Carrie’s sister Lillie, and relationship issues such as Lillie traveling for work away from her children and her husband being put into ...


Emily Greene Balch: Crusader For Peace And Justice, Tara S. Lambert Jan 2002

Emily Greene Balch: Crusader For Peace And Justice, Tara S. Lambert

Theses, Dissertations and Capstones

Emily Greene Balch was the second American woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize and worked throughout her lifetime to better the world for her fellow humans. As one who was shaped by the Progressive Movement in both character and action, she has nonetheless never received the historical spotlight given to other workers of her time such as Jane Addams. A survivor of protest against war, she has been virtually ignored despite her many activities and writings on behalf of peace, suffrage, and social reform. Even Mercedes M. Randall, who wrote the only biography of Balch, fails to fully examine ...


0709: Huntington League Of The Association Of Junior Leagues International Papers, 1929-1997, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 2002

0709: Huntington League Of The Association Of Junior Leagues International Papers, 1929-1997, Marshall University Special Collections

Guides to Manuscript Collections

The records of the Huntington League of the Association of Junior Leagues International consist of newsletters, yearbooks, annual reports, program materials and other published materials, scrapbooks, and production books from the Junior Leagues's programs. The focus of the collection primarily covers the League's publications and papers from their programs and activities. The inclusive dates range from 1929 to 1997, however, most materials are from the 1950s through the 1970s. The Huntington League's children's theater papers begin ca. 1929 (Series IV), and the cookbook can be found in the publication "League Lines".


0694: Amy Hudok Collection, 1973-2000, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 2000

0694: Amy Hudok Collection, 1973-2000, Marshall University Special Collections

Guides to Manuscript Collections

This collection is composed of Amy Hudok’s collected materials about Edwina Pepper, principally, scanned copies of “The Mountain Call” on CD and a manuscript titled, “Writings of Edwina Pepper” about her experiences in Appalachia. included in the collection is a clipping on Edwina S. Pepper from the “West Virginia Hillbilly” and research notes listing contacts that knew Pepper.


0698: W.Va. Chapter Daughters Of Founders And Patriots Of America Records, 1983-2000, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 2000

0698: W.Va. Chapter Daughters Of Founders And Patriots Of America Records, 1983-2000, Marshall University Special Collections

Guides to Manuscript Collections

This collection consists primarily of scrapbooks and correspondence created by the W.Va. Chapter Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America between 1971 and 2000. Scrapbooks contain photographs of members, many identified, as well as clippings about group activities. Also in the collection are treasurer records, member applications, minutes, and yearbooks and member lists from this time period.


0699: Dorothea Hall Papers, 1924-1935, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 2000

0699: Dorothea Hall Papers, 1924-1935, Marshall University Special Collections

Guides to Manuscript Collections

This collection consists primarily of grade reports from Huntington, West Virginia junior high and high schools for Dorothea Hall. Subjects mentioned are typing, clothing, shorthand, English, and history, among others. Also included are letters of recommendation from teachers, a photograph of Hall, and a vaccination certificate from 1928.


0685: United Daughters Of The Confederacy. W. Va. Division Records, 1898-2004, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1999

0685: United Daughters Of The Confederacy. W. Va. Division Records, 1898-2004, Marshall University Special Collections

Guides to Manuscript Collections

Includes minutes, rosters of Confederate veterans, programs of meetings and proceedings of state conferences of women’s organization established to promote historical, benevolent, educational, patriotic and memorial objectives and honor the men and women of the confederacy.


0681: Virginia Talbott Quay Papers, 1918-1984, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1999

0681: Virginia Talbott Quay Papers, 1918-1984, Marshall University Special Collections

Guides to Manuscript Collections

This collection consists of several formats and topics of materials related to the activities of Virginia Talbott Quay, including a scrapbook of newspaper clippings dating between 1930 and 1950 about social and cultural events as well as the activities of lineage societies, including the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Other materials relate to her work with several lineage societies, including the U.S. Daughters of 1812 and Daughters of American Colonists. Also included in the collection are World War II materials such as a paper soldier cap, a pledge to sell bonds, and newspaper clippings. Other portions of the collection ...


0666: Susan And Geoff Eacker Collection, 1997, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1997

0666: Susan And Geoff Eacker Collection, 1997, Marshall University Special Collections

Guides to Manuscript Collections

Susan and Geoff Eacker interviewed ten women banjo players throughout August to October 1997 in WV and eastern KY. Interviews include Kate Brett, Diane Jones, Jessica Bills, Lynne Davis (about Molly O’Day), Kim Johnson (including Wilson Douglas), Sylvia O’Brien, Helena Triplett, Pam Lund, Cari Norris, and Dora Mae Wagers. This collection includes ten cassette tapes with the interviews and ten folders of transcripts for each interview.


0653: Frances S. Hensley Papers, 1979-1983, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1997

0653: Frances S. Hensley Papers, 1979-1983, Marshall University Special Collections

Guides to Manuscript Collections

This collection contains materials related to the West Virginia White House Conference on Families held in 1980 and the Women’s Work Conference held in Huntington, West Virginia in 1983. WVWHC materials include conference schedules, rules, and planning materials for West Virginia’s participation in this initiative as well as materials related to publicity, testimony from scholars, newspaper and magazine articles about the conference and about families in American life, the history, goals, and suggested themes as supplied by the White House, as well as expectations for state activities. A large part of these materials are letters and documentation sent ...


0664: Bertha Casto Diaries, 1934-1938, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1997

0664: Bertha Casto Diaries, 1934-1938, Marshall University Special Collections

Guides to Manuscript Collections

This collection consists of three diaries describing the daily life of Bertha Casto, wife of physician Thomas Jefferson Casto, while living in Charleston, WV. Topics covered include daily life, especially domestic activities. The final entry was written by Thomas, documenting his wife’s death on January 29, 1938.


0663: Anna Lee Musgrave Tallman Collins Papers, 1909-1997, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1997

0663: Anna Lee Musgrave Tallman Collins Papers, 1909-1997, Marshall University Special Collections

Guides to Manuscript Collections

Point Pleasant, West Virginia, resident. Papers relate to the Colonel Charles Lewis Chapter NSDAR and local history materials about Mason Co., West Virginia, including black and white photographs of Mason County historical highway markers.


0662: Smith Family Correspondence, 1857-1866, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1997

0662: Smith Family Correspondence, 1857-1866, Marshall University Special Collections

Guides to Manuscript Collections

This collection consists of approximately fifty letters from members of the Smith family, located in Guyandotte, Virginia (or West Virginia, depending on the time), to Julia Sprague in Washington County, Ohio during the Civil War. The bulk of the letters are from Sallie P. Smith to Sprague, and many include their original envelope. Topics are focused on personal life and current affairs.


0634: Cary Howard Rayburn Papers, 1804-1985, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1996

0634: Cary Howard Rayburn Papers, 1804-1985, Marshall University Special Collections

Guides to Manuscript Collections

Point Pleasant, West Virginia, teacher. Papers consist primarily of letters written to Mrs. Rayburn from West Virginia state legislators regarding her lobbying efforts to raise teacher retirement benefits. Includes material related to the Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of 1812, and local history of Point Pleasant and Mason Co., West Virginia.


0639: Huntington Homemakers Papers, 1957-1992, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1996

0639: Huntington Homemakers Papers, 1957-1992, Marshall University Special Collections

Guides to Manuscript Collections

African-American extension homemakers’ group of Huntington, West Virginia Papers consist of programs of events, correspondence, certificates, photographs, club rosters and newspaper clippings.


0609: Association Of Southern Women For The Prevention Of Lynching Records [Microfilm], 1930-1942, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1995

0609: Association Of Southern Women For The Prevention Of Lynching Records [Microfilm], 1930-1942, Marshall University Special Collections

Guides to Manuscript Collections

The papers of the Association of Southern Women for the Prevention of Lynching include correspondence, reports, pamphlets, legislative materials, and meeting minutes that trace the Association’s activities to address the problem of lynching of African Americans through public education rather than federal government intervention. Each format is not divided neatly into series and is available on multiple reels. Also in the collection is a guide covering in more detail what content is on reel, titled, The Commission on Interracial Cooperation papers, 1919-1944 and the Association of Southern Women for the Prevention of Lynching papers, 1930-1942 : a guide to the ...