The collection consists of two boxes containing 12 three-ring notebooks, a third box containing file folders of postmarks and envelopes from states other than West Virginia, also two scrapbooks containing other postmarked envelopes. The bulk of the collection consists of 12 three-ring notebooks containing postmarks and postcards of West Virginia towns and post offices. These notebooks are organized by West Virginia county. Many of the postmarks are on the complete, original envelope, but many have been cut off the envelopes. The postcards fall into three classes: plain blank postcards with just a postmark, holiday or greeting postcards, and the scenic views of West Virginia, which are the majority of the postcards. Many of the postcard scenes and postmarks are from post offices that no longer exist.
To view materials from this collection that are digitized and available online, search the C. Clifford Caverlee Collection, 1895-1981 here.
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Access and Use
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Special Collections, Morrow Library
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755
C. Clifford Caverlee Collection, 1895-1981, Accession No. 1994/08.0596, Special Collections Department, Marshall University, Huntington, WV.