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Appalachian Collection

The Appalachian Collection is on the third floor of the Wise Library in the James V. and Ann Pozega Milano Reading Room. 

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Bibliographer: Jo. Brown

Government Documents

As the Federal regional depository library in West Virginia, we are committed to providing free access to government information.

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Bibliographer: Christine Chang

Guide to Archives & Manuscripts

This searchable database indexes over 20,000 linear feet of archives documenting a wide variety of topics.

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International Association for Identification

This collection includes selected items digitized from the International Association for Identification, the world's oldest and largest criminal identification organization.

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Printed Ephemera Collection

This database contains more than 8,000 records representing more than 43,000 ephemera items such as pamphlets, leaflets, brochures, clippings, and isolated serials.  Over 475 have been digitized.

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Rare Books

The Rare Books Collection contains old and rare books from the 1400s to the present.  The collection is particularly strong in literature, history, religion, philosophy, and natural history.

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Theses and Dissertations
Search and browse theses and dissertations from WVU and other institutions. More Info

Bibliographer: Molly Dolan

West Virginia Books

The WVRHC holds the most comprehensive collection of books and periodicals relating to West Virginia in existence.

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West Virginia History OnView: Historical Photographs

The West Virginia and Regional History Center contains the most comprehensive collection of historic photographs pertaining to West Virginia in existence.

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West Virginia Newspapers

The West Virginia and Regional History Center holds the largest collection of historical West Virginia newspapers in existence.

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Featured Digital Items

Miners Memorial Pool

Raise your hand if you didn’t know Community Chest wasn’t just a card in Monopoly. I certainly didn’t.

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