The Marshall University Special Collections Department is home to manuscript materials covering a wide range of subjects reflecting historical events, business, education, arts, and sciences. While many of the materials are related to West Virginia, several collections are regional and national in scope.

This gallery provides access to downloadable finding aids for the department’s processed collections.

For more information or to use any of these collections, contact:

Special Collections, Morrow Library
Marshall University
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755
(304) 696-2343

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0001: Robert Gilchrist Family Papers, 1783-1957, Marshall University Special Collections

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0002: Laidley Family Papers, 1834-1944, Marshall University Special Collections

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0003: Taylor County, West Virginia, District School Commissioners Reports, 1857-1859, Marshall University Special Collections

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0004: Charles E. Frampton Papers, 1917-1964, Marshall University Special Collections

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0005: Charles P. T. Moore Papers, 1861-1886, Marshall University Special Collections

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0006: Virgil Anson Lewis Papers, 1843-1973, Marshall University Special Collections

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0007: Samuel Roy Jenkins Diaries, 1887-1941, Marshall University Special Collections

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0008: George Henry Augustus Kunst Papers, 1846-1940, Marshall University Special Collections

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0009: David Michael Gideon Papers, 1878-1959, Marshall University Special Collections

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0010: Catherine Bliss Enslow Papers, 1890-1973, Marshall University Special Collections

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0011: Mary Constance Enslow Papers, 1892-1962, Marshall University Special Collections

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0012: Morgan Family Papers, 1831-1935, Marshall University Special Collections

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0013: Nathaniel Bacon Papers, 1870-1891, Marshall University Special Collections

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0014: Virginia Wiley Papers, 1896-1901, Marshall University Special Collections

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0015: Avery L. Graybeal Papers, 1881-1919, Marshall University Special Collections

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0016: Myers Family Record, 1750-1860, Marshall University Special Collections

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0017: The College Echo, 1891, Marshall University Special Collections

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0019: Fred Finley Timebook, 1936-1940, Marshall University Special Collections

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0020: Tapley Garnes Papers, 1846-1883, Marshall University Special Collections

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0021: Edith Miller Stephens Papers, 1867-1900, Marshall University Special Collections

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0022: Huntington Banks Scrapbooks, 1919-1965, Marshall University Special Collections

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0023: Theeta Searcy Lyon Papers, 1923-1941, Marshall University Special Collections

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0024: Kanawha County, [West] Virginia. Board of School Commissioners Records, 1823-1846, Marshall University Special Collections

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0025: Anna E. Bishop Papers, 1866-1941, Marshall University Special Collections

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0026: J. A. Earl Typescript, 1936-1981, Marshall University Special Collections

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0027: William S. Stribling Agreement, 1836, Marshall University Special Collections

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0028: John L. Hawkins Letters, 1928-1929, Marshall University Special Collections

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0029: D. Farrier Letter, 1857, Marshall University Special Collections

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0030: Charles W. Ferguson Letters, 1849-1950, Marshall University Special Collections

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0031: Mary Mason Letter, 1935, Marshall University Special Collections

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0032: Frederick Moore Land Grant, 1824, Marshall University Special Collections

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0033: John H. Brumfield Land Grant, 1850, Marshall University Special Collections

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0034: Henry A. Smith Letter, 1881, Marshall University Special Collections

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0035: George Reade Capias Order, 1782, Marshall University Special Collections

0036: Stanton Field Letter, 1858, Marshall University Special Collections

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0037: N. K. Hanley Teaching Certificates, 1868-1874, Marshall University Special Collections

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0038: D. G. Staley Letter, 1850, Marshall University Special Collections

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0039: Cornelius Holly Indenture, 1837, Marshall University Special Collections

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0040: Hammat Family Papers, 1822-1862, Marshall University Special Collections

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0041: James Buffington Papers, 1837-1859, Marshall University Special Collections

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0042: Mrs. J. W. Wade Letters, 1913-1918, Marshall University Special Collections

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0043: Henry P. Alderman Papers, 1898-1919, Marshall University Special Collections

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0044: George Wallace Letters to M. P. Shawkey, 1935, Marshall University Special Collections

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0045: Joe James Bavely Statement, Marshall University Special Collections

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0047: Miller-Thackston Family Papers, 1849-1941, Marshall University Special Collections

0048: Marshall Academy Records, 1852-1856, Marshall University Special Collections

0049: James Holderby Indenture, 1838, Marshall University Special Collections

0050: James Beauchamp Clark Letter, 1850-1921, Marshall University Special Collections

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0051: Lord McAuley Letter, 1857, Marshall University Special Collections

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0052: Jenkins Family Papers, 1860-1989, Marshall University Special Collections

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0053: John Gibson Papers, 1842-1887, Marshall University Special Collections

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0054: Aleshire Family Papers, 1862-1889, Marshall University Special Collections

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0056: George Moon Letter, 1884, Marshall University Special Collections

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0057: Addison Moffat Scott Papers, 1873-1939, Marshall University Special Collections

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0058: Wayne Methodist Church History, 1960, Marshall University Special Collections

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0059: Athens Methodist Church History, 1940, Marshall University Special Collections

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0060: J. L. Hensley Manuscript, 1886, Marshall University Special Collections

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0064: Marshall University Oral History Collection, Marshall University Special Collections

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0066: Harry Edmund Danford Papers, 1902-1969, Marshall University Special Collections

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0067: C. C. Henking Collection, 1795-1861, Marshall University Special Collections

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0069: West Virginia Association of Colleges and Universities Papers, 1961-1974, Marshall University Special Collections

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0070: Lyman Wight Letterbook, 1849-1856, Marshall University Special Collections

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0071: Irvin Dugan Papers, 1933-1963, Marshall University Special Collections

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0072: Draper Manuscript Collection, 1838-1891, Marshall University Special Collections

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0073: Harmon Blennerhasset papers, 1764-1831, Marshall University Special Collections

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0074: United States Adjutant General Letters, 1876-1896, Marshall University Special Collections

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0075: Floyd J. Smith Diaries, 1887-1892, Marshall University Special Collections

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0076: Confederate States of America, Army, Medical Department, 1862-1864, Marshall University Special Collections

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0080: Hancock-Wilson-Baise Papers, 1887-1950, Marshall University Special Collections

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0081: Henry Dourif Letters, Marshall University Special Collections

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0082: Paul N. Musgrave papers, 1930-1974, Marshall University Special Collections

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0084: Robert Saltz Papers, 1968-974, Marshall University Special Collections

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0085: Lexington, Kentucky Clinic, 1928, Marshall University Special Collections

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0086: Ellsworth Vachel Bowers, 1887-1938, Marshall University Special Collections

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0087: Campbell-Staats Family Papers, 1875-1925, Marshall University Special Collections

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0088: Ethel Simmons Papers, 1925-1962, Marshall University Special Collections

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0089: Ora Patterson Biddle Papers, 1913-1968, Marshall University Special Collections

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0090: Barta Studios, 1956-1983, Marshall University Special Collections

0091: United Fund, 1968, Marshall University Special Collections

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0093: Wallace Garfield Hayner Papers, 1933-1973, Marshall University Special Collections

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0094: Charles Anthony (Carl) Hoffman, M.D., Papers, 1946-1975, Marshall University Special Collections

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0098: S. J. Pollar Papers, 1862-1938, Marshall University Special Collections

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0099: Cabell-Wayne Historical Society Collection, 1880-1973, Marshall University Special Collections

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0100: Brown Family Papers, 1864-1934, Marshall University Special Collections

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0102: Lorene Enochs Dunlap Papers, 1917-1971, Marshall University Special Collections

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0103: William Ziebold Papers, 1915-1932, Marshall University Special Collections

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0108: Ira Napier Papers, 1945-1946, Marshall University Special Collections

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0113: Jesse Stuart Papers, 1929-1986, Marshall University Special Collections

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0115: Jacob Stollings Will, 1817, Marshall University Special Collections

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0118: Jane Adams Dingess Papers, 1906-0976, Marshall University Special Collections

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0119: Franz Sigel Letter, 1864, Marshall University Special Collections

0120: Leonard Holderby Family Records, Marshall University Special Collections

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0121: Banner Printing Company Papers, 1902-1904, Marshall University Special Collections

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0122: Huntington, WV Phi Beta Kappa Associates, 1927-1960, Marshall University Special Collections

0131: John Walton Clipping File, Marshall University Special Collections

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0134: Clendenning Family Papers, 1850-1955, Marshall University Special Collections

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0135: L. Marie White Papers, 1870-1976, Marshall University Special Collections

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0137: Bertha Julia Steinbach Filson papers, 1899-1976, Marshall University Special Collections

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0143: McCoy Family Letters, 1845-1854, Marshall University Special Collections

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0144: Howard B. Grant Papers, 1934, Marshall University Special Collections