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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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Clarysville Civil War Hospital Digital Collection

The Clarysville Hospital Digital Collection features scanned images of hundreds of hospital bed cards from the U.S. General Hospital located at Clarysville, Maryland during the American Civil War.

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Francis H. Pierpont Civil War Telegram Series

This digital collection includes more than 850 telegrams documenting Pierpont’s efforts to maintain Union rule in western Virginia in the first two years of the Civil War.

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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: Penny Pugh

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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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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Jerry West Digital Collection

The Jerry West Digital Collection includes photographs of Jerry West throughout his life and career as well as brief audio clips.

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Pearl S. Buck Collection

WVU Libraries and the West Virginia & Regional History Center celebrates author and Nobel Laureate, Pearl S. Buck's collection of work.

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Printed Ephemera Collection

The online finding aid contains more than 10,300 records representing more than 60,000 ephemera items, 800 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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Senator John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV Digital Collections

The Senator John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV digital collections feature materials from his papers documenting his 30-year career as a United States Senator from West Virginia.  

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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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Theses and Dissertations

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

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Bibliographer: Debby Borelli

USS West Virginia Digital Photographs

The USS West Virginia Digital Photograph Collection includes over 100 images that document the life of the battleship.

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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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