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The Harry E. Danford papers consist primarily of the original manuscripts of his books Soakum (1910), The West Virginian (1926), Trail of the Gray Dragoon (1928), Ohio Valley Pioneers (1931), Builders of the West (1959), and Paths of Glory (1969). Also included are resource material related to his books and his personal comments and criticism of the books. Correspondence about the publication of the books, papers concerning his political interests and career as an educator, printed material, and a small number of photographs are also a part of the collection.

To view materials from this collection that are digitized and available online, search the Harry Edmund Danford Papers, 1902-1969 here.


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Special Collections, Morrow Library
Marshall University
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755
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Span Dates: 1902-1969