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This collection consists of personal papers and materials related to Mr. Charles Edward Viers. The collection is divided into three series: Series 1: Papers, Series 2: Photographs, and Series 3: Items. Series 1 primarily covers legal documents relating to deeds and oil and gas contracts (found in the lockbox in Series 3), clippings related to Viers receiving the Purple Heart and Bronze Star Medal in 1996, teaching documents such as contracts and two report cards, Viers’ Marshall transcripts, Viers’ military papers and a small amount of correspondence from 1945 and 1995-1996, and Civil War discharge papers and an arrest of Henry S. Viers, an ancestor, in 1889. Also included in this series is a family history entitled "The Mace Family in America". Series 2 includes photographs of the Viers family, photographs taken of or by Viers in World War II, as well as an extensive number of individual photographs given to Viers by previous students. Series 3 includes items donated with the collection, such as a lockbox, a wallet belonging to Viers’ father, and materials related to Viers’ service in WWII and subsequent awarding of the Purple Heart and Bronze Star Medal in 1996.


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: 1889-2004