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Appalachian Collection

The Appalachian Collection is on the third floor of the Wise Library in the James V. and Ann Pozega Milano Reading Room. 

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Bibliographer: Jo. Brown


Government Documents

As the Federal regional depository library in West Virginia, we are committed to providing free access to government information.

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Bibliographer: Christine Chang


Guide to Archives & Manuscripts

This searchable database indexes over 20,000 linear feet of archives documenting a wide variety of topics.

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Hollow

The future of rural America seen through the eyes and voices of people. Explore the rural communities of McDowell County, West Virginia through Hollow, an interactive documentary featuring the stories of over 30 residents who live there.

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International Association for Identification

This collection includes selected items digitized from the International Association for Identification, the world's oldest and largest criminal identification organization.

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Printed Ephemera Collection

The online finding aid contains more than 9,000 records representing more than 50,200 ephemera items, 525 of which are digitized for online viewing.

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Rare Books

Experience centuries old and one-of-a-kind books.  The collection is particularly strong in literature, history, religion, philosophy, and natural history.

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Storer College Digital Photographs Collection

The Storer College Digital Photographs Collection includes over 600 images that document the school from its creation just after the end of the Civil War to its dissolution in 1955.

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Bibliographer: Lori Hostuttler


Theses and Dissertations

Searching, browsing, access, and support from the WVU Electronic Theses and Dissertation Initiative.

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Bibliographer: Debby Borelli


West Virginia Books

The WVRHC holds the most comprehensive collection of books and periodicals relating to West Virginia in existence.

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West Virginia History OnView: Historical Photographs

The West Virginia and Regional History Center contains the most comprehensive collection of historic photographs pertaining to West Virginia in existence.

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West Virginia Newspapers

The West Virginia and Regional History Center holds the largest collection of historical West Virginia newspapers in existence.

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