Category Archives: West Virginia

Joan Fenton collection, 1952-1978.

Creator: Fenton, Joan.
Collection number: 20015
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Abstract: Folklorist and performer Joan Fenton earned a Masters degree in folklore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1981. She is the owner of several stores in Charlottesville, Va., that feature traditional and contemporary Continue reading Joan Fenton collection, 1952-1978.

John Berkley Grimball diaries, 1832-1883.

Creator: Grimball, John Berkley, 1800-1892.
Collection number: 970
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Abstract: John Berkeley Grimball was a rice planter of Charleston and the Colleton District, S.C. Married Margaret Ann (“Meta”) Morris. Grimball’s diary discusses plantation management and cultivation of crops, especially rice; slavery and free Continue reading John Berkley Grimball diaries, 1832-1883.

Bryan T. McNeil Oral history collection, 1997.

Creator: McNeil, Bryan T.
Collection number: 20298
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Abstract: Interviews conducted in West Virginia in 1997 by Bryan T. McNeil for his honors essay “In My Time: The Strike of 1949 in the Lives of the Coal Miners of Southern West Virginia” Continue reading Bryan T. McNeil Oral history collection, 1997.

Spears and Hicks family papers, 1852-191.

Creator: Spears and Hicks family papers, 1852-191 [manuscript].
Collection number: 4622
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Abstract: Three generations of the Spears and Hicks families of Virginia and North Carolina, including Sallie Gray Spears Lewis (b. 1833), her daughter Sallie Moore Spears Hicks (b. 1860), and her grandson Charles Spears Hicks (b. Continue reading Spears and Hicks family papers, 1852-191.