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This collection is composed of copies of Robert L. Archer’s manuscript titled “Chronicles of Early Huntington, 1871-1896” as well as materials related to it. The manuscript covers the history of Huntington during the time through vignettes featuring the C&O Railroad, other industry and transportation, and more. Also included is a short manuscript titled “Making the Constitution Safe for Democracy (Marbury vs. Madison)” which begins with the midnight appointment of John Marshall to the Supreme Court. Also included in the collection are notations by Doris C. Miller, author of “A Centennial History of Huntington, West Virginia, 1871-1971” that were found in Archer’s “Chronicles…”


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: 1871-1896