EXPLORE OUR HISTORY
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Many of our collections now require an appointment, so please read about our new procedures.
Archives & Manuscripts
Archives and manuscripts holdings document West Virginia's founding, as well as all aspects of the state's economic, cultural, and social history.
West Virginia Books
The WVRHC contains a comprehensive collection of books and periodicals relating to West Virginia.
West Virginia History OnView
Thousands of digital images portray a variety of people and topics connected to West Virginia and the Appalachian region.
The WVRHC holds the largest collection of historical West Virginia newspapers in existence.
The WVRHC has a number of resources and tips for conducting genealogy research.