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Because of the unique nature of these materials, the original copies are available for examination by researchers by appointment only.

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WTRF-TV, Hey There! (Television program), Women television producers and directors, Hub Department Store

Basketball, Wheeling High School, YMCA Basketball Team, Wheeling Steel Corporation Basketball Team

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company Passenger Station photographs, 1907-1908 [photocopies] Photocopies of 68 photographs documenting the building of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company Passenger Station in Wheeling, West Virginia from 1907-1908.

▶ Briggs family papers, 1792-1885

Correspondence, legal and financial documents relating to the Briggs family of Marshall and Ohio Counties, West Virginia in the 19th Century.  Also contains three Civil War era letters from W.H. Abercrombie, a soldier in Company C, 12th Regiment, Virginia Infantry, to his sister Elizabeth.

James E. Burke collection of Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company photographs, 1913-1960

Memorabilia and photographs related to James E. Burke’s career as a telegrapher with the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company

Darrah family war ration books, 1942-1943

World War II ration books belonging to the Darrah family of the Elm Grove neighborhood of Wheeling, West Virginia.

Photograph album containing images of Ohio County, West Virginia and Belmont County, Ohio.  Subject includes downtown Wheeling, and fishing trips on Big Wheeling Creek and the South Branch of the Potomac. 

(local history)
Correspondence, photographs and War Department documents related to Elkes' military service in the Philippines prior to and during World War II, his time as a Japanese prisoner of war, and his death on the "hellship" Arisan Maru.  
Family photos and papers, 1911-2000
Papers of Wheeling historian and preservation activist.  Fluty played a vital role in the preservation of the Wheeling Suspension Bridge and West Virginia Independence Hall. 
Court Theatre and Fools' Parade movie premiere memorabilia and photographs (1920s, 1970-71)
Three photograph albums depicting the Dauber and Grubb families in the early 1900s in Wheeling and surrounding areas. 

Papers of Wheeling journalist, newspaper editor, and community development leader


Photographs of the Howard Place farm and estate, circa 1910, including the mansion, designed by Frederick Faris, and the surrounding landscape, such as Greenwood Cemetery and National Road.   

Professional papers of Wheeling businessman dealing with community development and city planning

Scrapbook of newspaper clippings relating to the service of Ohio Valley citizens in World War II. Also included in the collection are 2 photographs of the Plasterers Local No. 39 union.

Research files of Elizabeth Brand Monroe, created while preparing her book, The Wheeling Bridge Case: Its Significance in American Law and Technology, published in 1992
Selected records from Ohio Valley General Hospital School of Nursing, including Alumnae Association minute books and School of Nursing Committee Reports.
Canal and Riverboat Collection
Postcards depicting scenes in Wheeling in the late 19th and early to mid 20th centuries
1873-1958, actress and drama teacher
Collection of photographs depicting African American life in Wheeling, West Virginia, including Lincoln School and the Beau Brummel Organization
Scrapbook compiled by Tomassene (a Wheeling physician) while in service at the American Ambulance Hospital in Neuilly, France from 1916-1917
Collection about wreck of the Shenandoah 
Papers 1917-ca.1960

Records of South Wheeling cut nail factory from 1887-2010, with the bulk of the records dating from the 1950s-1990s

Papers 1916-1995
Wheeling society columns
 ▶ 1814-1825 Ledgers Ledgers from an unknown business, possibly in Greene County, Pa.
Program Listings, 2006-present, of Lunch with Books videorecordings by Richard Morriale

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