Personal and family papers comprise a large portion of this collection. Miss Enslow collected numerous newspaper and magazine clippings on a variety of subjects, especially those dealing with socially prominent individuals on the local, national, and international levels. Too, she saved many items of correspondence between members of her family. Magazines, booklets, scrapbooks, and books are also included in this part of the collection. Most notable among the books is the Kelly Family Bible, which belonged to her maternal ancestors.
Copies of many of her columns and articles are included, along with other items relating to her career as a journalist. Her writings deal chiefly with Huntington “society” from the 1920's to the 1970's. Many photographs are included in this collection, many of which were published in the newspaper. Other photos are of Miss Enslow, her family, and friends. Correspondence from notable persons and friends is also included, as well as correspondence relating to her activities as civic leader.
To view materials from this collection that are digitized and available online, search the Catherine Bliss Enslow Papers, 1890-1972 here.
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.
Access and Use
For more information or to use any of these collections, contact:
Special Collections, Morrow Library
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755
Catherine Bliss Enslow Papers, 1890-1972, Accession No. 1979/06.0255, Special Collections Department, Marshall University, Huntington, WV.