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This collection primarily consists of genealogical information about the Fruth family in the form of compiled family records from Germany and American and brief sketch of the history of the family. Other notable materials include copies of the Charleston, West Virginia, “Saucer News”, the “official publication of the saucer and unexplained celestial events research society”, between 1965 and 1968. Also included in the “Campaign material” folder are newspaper clippings and ephemera related to UFOs, Jay Rockefeller’s 1980 WV gubernatorial campaign, other regional campaigns and elections circa 1980, and bumper stickers and clippings related to Bob Fruth’s bid for Sherriff of Mason County.


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 Date:1616-1980