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

0770: Carrie Eldridge Collection, Marshall University Special Collections

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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.


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

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

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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.


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

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

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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 ...


0525: Doris C. Miller Papers, 1915-1989, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1990

0525: Doris C. Miller Papers, 1915-1989, Marshall University Special Collections

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Doris Copley Miller was a Huntington, West Virginia poet, newspaperwoman, and local historian. Papers include her work in draft and printed form and correspondence, notably the Jesse Stuart letters. It also contains poetry submissions from other friends and the public as well as working files from her years as religion, education and poetry editor at the Huntington Publishing Company. In addition to her newspaper columns, she also conducted genealogical research.


0491: Carrie Eldridge Combined Collection, 1678-2014, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1989

0491: Carrie Eldridge Combined Collection, 1678-2014, Marshall University Special Collections

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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 early twentieth century. It also contains her personal research files on topics related to slavery and the Underground Railroad in Ohio and West Virginia as well as local history topics such as church and family histories.


0453: 1860 Census Of Lewis Co., W.Va., Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1987

0453: 1860 Census Of Lewis Co., W.Va., Marshall University Special Collections

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Original of records presented to the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Library by Martha Metz and Linda Camp of the Blennerhasset Chapter NSDAR, Parkersburg, West Virginia


0418: Whittaker-Glanville Family Papers, 1856-1985, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1985

0418: Whittaker-Glanville Family Papers, 1856-1985, Marshall University Special Collections

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Papers consist primarily of diaries, newspaper clippings, correspondence, genealogies and photographs of five families: the Glanville-Carter families of St. Louis, Mo.; the Whittakers of Preble County, Ohio; Dorothy Whittaker Atkins of Huntington, West Virginia.; and the Heacocks of Bucks County, Penna.

A significant part of the collection are the diaries of Annie Heacock, a teacher at the Penn School for freed slaves in Beaufort, South Carolina, 1864-1869. Other diaries include the Civil War diary of John Whittaker, a surgeon in the 81st Ohio Volunteer Infantry.


0377: Mccomas-Mckendree-Henderson Family Papers, 1875-1946, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1983

0377: Mccomas-Mckendree-Henderson Family Papers, 1875-1946, Marshall University Special Collections

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Cabell and Kanawha County, West Virginia, families. Photographic reproductions of correspondence among family members describing women's life in the West during the 1870's and 1880's. Unpublished family history includes description of childhood in St. Albans, West Virginia, 1900-1910.


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 ...