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0286: Leslie W. Self Papers, 1900-1908, Marshall University Special Collections Dec 1978

0286: Leslie W. Self Papers, 1900-1908, Marshall University Special Collections

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Huntington, W. Va. resident, graduate of Marshall Business College. Papers consist of textbook from the college, diploma, and photographs of Guyandotte River bridge and groups.


0233: Aaron Gatchell Letter, 1865, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1978

0233: Aaron Gatchell Letter, 1865, Marshall University Special Collections

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This collection contains a letter written by Aaron Gatchel on April 18, 1865 in Petersburg, Virginia to his brother David in Urichsville, Ohio. The letter describes an engagement at Dinwiddie Court House, Virginia; gives losses of the 13th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, Company B; and comments on Lincoln's assassination. A transcript of the letter is included in the collection.


0212: Parsons-Ensign Family Papers, 1899-1988, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1978

0212: Parsons-Ensign Family Papers, 1899-1988, Marshall University Special Collections

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Huntington, West Virginia family. Papers include items relating to Mrs. Bromley's music career, the Huntington Symphony Orchestra, early childhood mementoes, as well as minutes of the Huntington, West Virginia, First Congregational Church Missionary Society, 1905-1916. A later addition includes the personal papers of Janet Parsons Ensign (Mrs. Darwin A.).


0210: Beatrice Malcom Ruffner Papers, 1940, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1978

0210: Beatrice Malcom Ruffner Papers, 1940, Marshall University Special Collections

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Photographic reproductions of original documents, including copies of D.A.R. lineage papers, family histories, and genealogical research. Family names include Ruffner, Hull, Gaines, Ankrom.


0240: Oswald Blaine Stewart Collection, 1941-1942, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1978

0240: Oswald Blaine Stewart Collection, 1941-1942, Marshall University Special Collections

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This collection consists of a scrapbook of German language newspapers documenting conflicts and military operations in World War II.


0280: Homer Gebhardt Papers, 1547-1966, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1978

0280: Homer Gebhardt Papers, 1547-1966, Marshall University Special Collections

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Genealogical material on Wilson, Baumgardner, Halsey families of Cabell County, West Virginia and Wythe County, Virginia. Collection contains three scrapbooks of newspaper clippings related to Marshall University activities and athletics.


0214: Virgie Giles Papers, 1932-1959, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1978

0214: Virgie Giles Papers, 1932-1959, Marshall University Special Collections

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This collection consists of a minute book for the Parkersburg Colored Civic Welfare League covering the period from 1932-1934, a letter of thanks from a League-funded college student in Florida with 1932 minutes on the back, Virgie Giles membership card to the Ohio Association of Colored Women’s Clubs, an invitation to a charity ball, and a card announcing the opening of Giles’ “La Giles Beauty Parlor” in Parkersburg.


0219: Walter S. Mccutchen Papers, 1878, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1978

0219: Walter S. Mccutchen Papers, 1878, Marshall University Special Collections

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The original accession record states that the collection contains a diploma from Marshall College State Normal School and holograph copy of speech delivered at commencement on July 5, 1878. The speech copy is present, but the diploma was unable to be located at the time of finding aid creation.


0238: Dr. Margaret Ballard Papers, 1968-1976, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1978

0238: Dr. Margaret Ballard Papers, 1968-1976, Marshall University Special Collections

Guides to Manuscript Collections

This collection consists of collected newspaper clippings and articles printed about Ballard during her life and at the time of her death by Elizabeth Czompo. Also included in the collection is a letter from Ballard to Czompo regarding Ballard’s interest in genealogy and history.


0237: Vernon Sharp Collection, 1973-1980, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1978

0237: Vernon Sharp Collection, 1973-1980, Marshall University Special Collections

Guides to Manuscript Collections

This collection contains a compilation of papers related to the life of Vernon Sharp, including reminisces by his wife, including a discussion of the 1937 flood and the Depression, and a paper about him written by his granddaughter. Also included is a newspaper article about the fiftieth anniversary of his business.


0242: Delta Theta Tau. Beta Pi Chapter, Huntington, Wv Scrapbook, 1926-1932, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1978

0242: Delta Theta Tau. Beta Pi Chapter, Huntington, Wv Scrapbook, 1926-1932, Marshall University Special Collections

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Scrapbook of sorority activites containing history of founding of local chapter, lists of members, pledges, etc. Found in effects of Lena Hurt, founding member. Folders contain loose items found in scrapbook.


0244: John F. Hill Letter, 1947, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1978

0244: John F. Hill Letter, 1947, Marshall University Special Collections

Guides to Manuscript Collections

This collection consists of a single letter to Miss Bernice Wright, mathematics professor at Marshall College, from a student expressing his appreciation of her skill and patience and wishing that Marshall was a university so that he could continue to study there. This letter was found in Edwin S. Crawley's " Analytic geometry", rev. ed. Crofts, 1929. The name, "Hackney" was on the front endpaper.


0470: Huntington [W.Va.] Council Of Garden Clubs, 1978, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1978

0470: Huntington [W.Va.] Council Of Garden Clubs, 1978, Marshall University Special Collections

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Huntington civic and horticultural group. Scrapbooks depict an award-winning Council garden show (two volumes); include photographs and newspaper clippings as well as a written report from the Driftwood Garden Club on a conservation project.