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This collection is split into two series: Carder and Sauer family materials as well as materials related to Alice’s work in the Point Pleasant Chapter of the WVDAR. Some materials, such as the newspaper clippings and to a lesser extent correspondence, are mixed DAR and family materials. In box order, the collection contains the following:

Newspaper clippings cover subjects related to the Carder and Sauer family as well as Alice’s participation in the NSDAR. NSDAR participation focuses on the coordination of local and state events surround the bicentennial of the Battle of Point Pleasant as well as local history events.

Correspondence with Patricia Burton, a consultant with America’s Frontier, Ltd. regards the Battle of Point Pleasant during Lord Dunmore’s War in 1774 and commemorating it on a national, state, and local level during the bicentennial of the event in 1974.

A small number of original Mason County Documents is included in this collection, including an 1886 road condition report, an 1855 road examination request, and an 1837 legal document.

Family materials focus on the Carder and Sauer families and include materials collected about the families’ correspondence between each other, financial notebooks, ration books, employment and Union papers, grade reports and compositions by children, programs from church and event attendance, and other materials in small quantities noted by the folder titles.


Special collections material is obtained from many sources and is intended primarily for research and educational purposes. Certain works may be protected by copyright, trademark, or related interests not governed by the department. It is up to the researcher to verify that they have permission to use these materials for publication or other activities.

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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


Span Dates: 1855-1979