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Archives and Special Collections

NOTICE: We are currently in the process of restructuring the “Wheeling History” section of our website. Much of the information previously available can still be accessed by using the search function at the top of the page. We apologize for the temporary inconvenience. Please check back regularly for updates.

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  About our archives
Archival Policy
▶ Finding aids for our archival collections 
        • What are finding aids?
▶ Want to use one of our images for publication in print or online?
        • Download our Publication of Materials Form




 ▶ Archival Collections on Flickr
 ▶ Geotagged Images on map 
 ▶ How to search our Flickr photos
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 ▶ Photographic collections
 ▶ Etchings and Engravings 
Photo from the Brown Collection


 ▶ Postcards
 ▶ Real Photo Postcards 
Postcard of Wheeling


 ▶ Wheeling area maps
 ▶ Ohio County maps
 ▶ West Virginia maps
1888 Map of Wheeling


Newpapers are available on microfilm in the library. Selected dates are also available online.
 ▶ See newspapers available online 
Image from Wheeling Illustrated, 1889


 ▶ Wheeling Illustrated [1889]
 ▶ Art Work of Wheeling [1904]
Image from Wheeling Illustrated, 1889


 ▶ Scrapbooks
    ▶ Elizabeth K. Wingerter Scrapbook
 ▶ Promotional materials
    ▶ Brochures: Ohio Valley Board of Trade
       ▶ Wheeling - Historic Outpost of the Central West
    ▶ Souvenirs of Wheeling
       ▶ Souvenir Album of Wheeling, 1883
       ▶ Souvenir of Wheeling, 1885
       ▶ Album of Wheeling, W. Va., 1888
       ▶ Souvenir of Wheeling, 1905 
       ▶ Souvenir History of Wheeling, 1906
       ▶ Souvenir of Wheeling, 1915 
 Suspension Bridge Image, Souvenir of Wheeling, 1885


  Archiving Wheeling 
Archiving Wheeling is an online community designed to showcase the local and regional history collections of the Ohio County Public Library and its heritage partners. The website features stories and images about the contents of each partner’s archival and special collections, building bridges to Wheeling's past.
The mission of Archiving Wheeling is to virtually connect these collections, providing a web-based community archive to facilitate access, by researchers and the general public, to materials that document the rich history of our region. It is hoped that greater public awareness of what is available will encourage people to consider donating important archival materials to the appropriate local organization so that these historically significant materials can be properly preserved, housed and accessed locally, where they originated and where they belong.
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