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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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The old English herbals

The old English herbalsĀ (1922)

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A book of portraits of the faculty of the Medical Department of the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

A book of portraits of the faculty of the Medical Department of the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, 1922

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Lydia E. Pinkham’s private text-book upon ailments peculiar to women

Lydia Pinkham was an American entrepreneur and the creator of one of the most famous patent medicines, Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound. Her medicine, marketed for treatment of “female complaints,” developed a cult following in the late 19th and early … Continue reading

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Mary Clifford, Storer College, and the Niagra Movement

This photo is described in our collection as “Mary F. Clifford, Student, Storer College, Harpers Ferry, W. Va., 1906.” In 1906, Storer College was the host of the second meeting of the Niagra Movement, a black Civil Rights organization that … Continue reading

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Dr. Phoebia Moore

A portrait of Dr. Moore wearing a hat and carrying an umbrella. ‘Medical doctor from Mannington, West Virginia’, ca. 1902 Further background information about Dr. Moore, the first woman to enter and remain in the medical school of West Virginia … Continue reading

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Portrait of a Young Man, Morgantown, W. Va.

Unidentified Morgantown Man, ca. 1900-1910

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Civil War Telegram Series

In honor of West Virginia Day, the WVU Libraries have digitized the Francis H. Pierpont Civil War Telegram Series. These historic documents chronicle Pierpont’s struggles, in his role as Governor of the Restored Government of Virginia, to maintain Union rule … Continue reading

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Digitized Books from the WVU Libraries

In partnership with the Internet Archive, WVU is digitizing selected books from the Libraries’ collections. The complete list of books digitized to date can be found on WVU’s page at archive.org. There are student handbooks, bulletins from the Agricultural Experiment … Continue reading

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West Virginia Glass

West Virginia has been home to a number of glass manufacturing companies over the years. From Morgantown’s Seneca Glass Company to Wheeling’s Hazel-Atlas, much of the glass your parents or grandparents may have used came from the Mountain State.

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