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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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 ▶ Adams, Patti

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

 ▶ Bachmann, James Peter, Jr. 

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

▶ Briggs family

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.

▶ Burke, James E.

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

▶ Darrah family

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

 ▶ Darrah, Thomas Milligan

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)
 ▶ Elkes, Frederick William
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 of  1911-2000
 ▶ Fluty, Beverly
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)
 ▶ Grubb, Sophia Dauber
Three photograph albums depicting the Dauber and Grubb families in the early 1900s in Wheeling and surrounding areas. 
 ▶ Hamm, Harry

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


 ▶ Hickman, Alma

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.   

 ▶ Levenson, Robert L.
Professional papers of Wheeling businessman dealing with community development and city planning
 ▶ Monroe, Elizabeth Brand
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
 ▶ Ohio Valley General Hospital School of Nursing
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
 ▶ Snead, Kathryn
Collection of photographs depicting African American life in Wheeling, West Virginia, including Lincoln School and the Beau Brummel Organization
 ▶ Tomassene, Raymond A. 
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
 ▶ Wheeling-La Belle Nail Company

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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