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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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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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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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