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Digital Collections & Exhibits
Clarysville Civil War Hospital
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.
George Bird Evans
The George Bird Evans Digital Collection contains sixty-five years of detailed hand written hunting journals, which document George and Kay’s pursuit of both woodcock and grouse behind their personally created line of Old Hemlock setters.
The Jerry West Digital Collection includes photographs of Jerry West throughout his life and career. The collection contains photographs and brief clips from interviews with Jerry’s teammates, friends, and family.
West Virginia History Onview
West Virginia History Onview contains the most comprehensive collection of historic photographs pertaining to West Virginia, dated 1850 to the present. New photographs are added every month.
Rush Dew Holt Political Cartoons
Holt served as a West Virginia state legislator and U.S. Senator. At 29, he was the youngest person popularly elected to the U.S. Senate. During his brief career in politics, he was the subject of hundreds of cartoons.
Arch Moore Jr. & Shelley Moore Archives
Arch Moore Jr. and Shelley Riley Moore served the people of West Virginia for more than 30 years. The archives document Arch Moore’s career as a congressman and West Virginia’s only three-term governor.
Congressman Nick Joe Rahall II
U.S. Congressman Nick Joe Rahall II served the people of West Virginia for nearly forty years. He began his political service in the early 1970s. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1976 and was re-elected for nineteen terms, serving from January 3, 1977-January 2, 2015.
Senator John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV
International Association for Identification
Founded in 1915, the International Association for Identification is the world's oldest and largest criminal identification organization. In 2005, the IAI selected the WVU Libraries to house its priceless research library due in part to WVU's pioneering program in the field of Forensic and Investigative Sciences education.
Francis H. Pierpont Civil War Telegram Series
Francis H. Pierpont (1814–1899) was elected governor of the “Loyal” or “Restored” Government of Virginia, which was formed in Wheeling shortly after the state’s Richmond government left the Union to join the Confederacy in May 1861.
Storer College Digital Photographs
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. They provide a glimpse of buildings, class projects, sporting events and student life in general on the campus.
USS West Virginia Photographs
The USS West Virginia Digital Photograph Collection includes over 100 images that document the life of the battleship. Initially launched in 1921, the battleship was sunk during the attack on Pearl Harbor, raised and repaired, and fought in the Pacific theater until the end of World War II.
WVU's First Rhodes Scholar: Charles Frederick Tucker Brooke
In October 1904, West Virginia University’s first Rhodes Scholar, Charles Frederick Tucker Brooke, or “Tucker Brooke,” as he was known, set off for England to study literature at St. John’s College, Oxford University.
The People's Branch: Exploring the U.S. Congress in the Archives
This exhibit explores the basic functions of Congress and the importance of the institution in American democracy.
For the Dignity of Man and the Destiny of Democracy: The Voting Rights Act of 1965
This exhibit looks at the events that led to the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the its passage in Congress.
Vote for Me: West Virginia Political Memorabilia
This exhibit uncovers the histories behind the artifacts that became the symbols of West Virginia campaigns, parties, and politicians.
Women's Suffrage in West Virginia
This exhibit documents the efforts to get women the vote in the Mountain State in the early 1900s.
Intelligence & Oversight After 9/11
Using select materials from the archives of Senator Jay Rockefeller, this exhibit explores how the intelligence community and Senate Select Committee on Intelligence responded to the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
WV Folklife Collection
The West Virginia Folklife Program Collection is an ongoing archival collection consisting of materials generated by folklife fieldwork and programs conducted by the West Virginia Folklife Program at the West Virginia Humanities Council, beginning November 2015.
Folk Songs of the Coalfields
This collection features over a hundred historic field recordings of West Virginia folk music from the Louis Watson Chappell Archive. Music from the Coalfields focuses on a 1940 collecting trip Chappell made to Logan, Lincoln, and Mingo Counties.
The Buffalo Creek Disaster
On the 50th anniversary of the disaster, this exhibit explores the history of the Buffalo Creek disaster and implications for the present.
David Hunter Strother Collection
David Hunter Strother was among the most well-known illustrators in America during the mid-19th century. His greatest talent as an illustrator rested in capturing the everyday life and ways of the average people.
A selection of digitized WVU publications, such as yearbooks (The Monticola and The Pylon), course catalogues, and student handbooks.