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Ancella Bickley, Historian, Research Papers regarding African-Americans A&M 4208

Ancella Bickley, Historian, Research Papers regarding African-Americans A&M 4208


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Jane LaBarbara

Repository
West Virginia and Regional History Center
Identification
A&M 4208
Title
Ancella Bickley, Historian, Research Papers regarding African-Americans 1775-2018 (Includes facsimiles) 1970-2011
URL:
https://archives.lib.wvu.edu/ark:/22916/4282
Quantity
13.1 Linear Feet, 13 ft. 1/2 in. (9 record cartons, 15 in. each); (3 document cases, 5 in. each); (2 document cases, 2 1/2 in. each); (1 flat storage box, 1 1/2 in.)
Creator
Bickley, Ancella R.
Creator
Wicks-Nelson, Rita, 1933-
Location
West Virginia and Regional History Center / West Virginia University / 1549 University Avenue / P.O. Box 6069 / Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 / Phone: 304-293-3536 / Fax: 304-293-3981 / URL: https://wvrhc.lib.wvu.edu/
Language
English

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Biographical Note

Dr. Ancella Radford Bickley, author, historian, and educator, grew up in segregated Huntington, West Virginia, where she was born in 1930. She graduated from Douglass High School in 1947 and went on to attend West Virginia State College, graduating magna cum laude in 1950 with a degree in English. She was the first full time black student at Marshall University and received her master's degree in English in 1954. She received her Ed.D. in English from West Virginia University in 1974. Dr. Bickley was a teacher at all educational levels and was Vice-President for Academic Affairs at West Virginia State College where she retired in 1986. She continued to research, write, and speak from her retirement home in Florida where she lived with her husband Nelson. Some of her accolades include the Mountain State Bar Association's Distinguished Citizen Award, 1978; the National Education Association's The Carter G. Woodson Memorial Award, 1980; West Virginia Woman of the Year, 1984; the West Virginia State College Alumnus of the Year, 1988; and was a Rockefeller Foundation Scholar at Marshall University in 1999.

Dr. Bickley was a prolific speaker and in addtion to the speeches, she authored many stories, plays, and articles. In 1997, she published Our Mount Vernons to identify sites significant to West Virginia black history.

With Lynda Ann Ewen, she co-edited Memphis Tennessee Garrison: The Remarkable Story of a Black Appalachian Woman , published by Ohio University Press. She has written stories and articles for publications including West Virginia cultural magazine, Goldenseal . She wrote a history of the West Virginia Schools for the Colored Deaf and Blind.

Scope and Contents

This collection documents the research, public service, and life of Ancella Bickley, writer, educator, speaker, and historian. Includes writings, research materials, and more, focusing on the history of African Americans in West Virginia and the black experience in West Virginia. Collected research materials are predominantly facsimiles. Printed formats include correspondence, clippings, interview transcripts, typescript writings, publications, pamphlets, ephemera, speeches, articles, military records, and more. Other formats include photographs, slides, and audiocassettes.

Subjects include Dr. Bickley's writings, which include plays, speeches, and short stories as well as her historical books, articles and other publications; collected materials from Dr. Bickley's historical research on the history of African Americans in West Virginia; and personal papers. Her research materials include papers grouped sometimes by county, sometimes by individual, sometimes by subject. Subjects of her research include slavery, education, churches, biography and genealogy, literature, and more. Specific subjects include the Underground Railroad, James McHenry Jones, genealogy, Carter G. Woodson, Mollie Gabe, West Virginia Colored Institute/West Virginia State College, John W. Davis, black high schools, school integration, and more. Counties and their cities with specific focus include Cabell, Kanawha, and Jefferson. Some documents treating slavery and the Underground Railroad include Ohio from which Cabell County blacks, including Bickley's ancestors, migrated.

Colleagues with whom she corresponded include Judith Stitzel, Nelson Barnett, Maureen Crockett (with whom she co-wrote at least one play), and many more. Of significance is correspondence between Carter G. Woodson and his sister, Bessie Woodson Yancey; and letters and a signed photo from Alex Haley.

Writings, research background, and drafts of Dr. Bickley's works found within the collection include: Memphis Tennessee Garrison: The Remarkable Story of a Black Appalachian Woman , "Midwifery in West Virginia" (1990), Honoring our Past: Proceedings of the First Two Conferences on West Virginia's Black History , History of the West Virginia State Teachers' Association (1979), In Spite of Obstacles: a History of the West Virginia Schools for the Colored Deaf and Blind, 1926-1955 , Our Mount Vernons: historic register listings of sites significant to the Black history of West Virginia , a short story collection "Turn Left at the Desert," ... to be black in Fayette , and plays: Two Saint Say , Mother Love , Tangled Threads (with Maureen Crockett), Wade in the Water , and seven Goldenseal articles. Grant applications and other documents pertaining to her work with the Humanities Council of West Virginia are included in the collection. Other documents describe her work with the Kanawha County Board of Education, EcoTheater, Berea College's Black Mountain Youth Leadership program, and various professional organizations. Personal papers include material about her husband Nelson R. Bickley and his military career, diplomas, transcripts, photographs of a party she held, and more.

Addendum of 2017/02/09 (boxes 11 and 12) includes papers of Dr. Ancella R. Bickley, with a few papers of her daughter Ancella Livers. Formats include interview transcripts, correspondence, clippings, typescript writings, publications, cassettes, and more. Most of these materials are transcripts of oral histories pertaining to a collaborative project undertaken by Dr. Bickley and Dr. Rita Wicks-Nelson about black teachers and their memories of school integration in West Virginia in affiliation with the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Gender in Appalachia at Marshall University.

Abbreviations used in the Contents List:
AB - Ancella Bickley
WVSC - West Virginia State College
NB - Nelson Bickley
MTG - Memphis Tennessee Garrison
JMJ - J. McHenry Jones
NEA - National Education Association
NCTE - National Council of Teachers of English
Mo So Lit Club - Matrons and Maids Social and Literary Club, McDowell County, WV
UGRR - Underground Railroad
MU - Marshall University
WVU - West Virginia University
CGW - Carter G. Woodson
RW-N - Rita Wicks-Nelson

Related Material

Bickley, Ancella Collection. Materials relating to African-American history including annual West Virginia Conferences on Black History, 1908-1996. 3 boxes. Ms2003-182, at the West Virginia State Archives.

Marshall University Oral History Collection, Accession Number 1973/01.0064, also includes the oral history transcripts in this collection's addendum of 2017/02/09.

Separated Material

Items not held in the WVRHC collection which were sent to the Rare Books Curator:
1969/70 edition of "The Black Student at WVU"
Bulletin of West Virginia State College, Series 21, no. 1, June 1933. "Why Choose West Virginia State College"
Bickley, A. R., Carter, G. W. M. F. I., & Marshall University, H. W. V. D. A. (1997). Our Mount Vernons: historic register listings of sites significant to the Black history of West Virginia . [Huntington, WV] : [Carter G. Woodson Memorial Foundation of Huntington and the Drinko Academy at Marshall University].
Booklet, "History of African-American Miners in Appalachian Coal Fields: Black History Month, February, 2000"


Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • African American Churches -- West Virginia
  • African American teachers -- West Virginia
  • African American women
  • African Americans -- Education -- West Virginia
  • African Americans -- Genealogy
  • African Americans -- Segregation -- West Virginia
  • Bickley, Ancella R.
  • Bickley, Nelson R., 1928-2021
  • Education -- West Virginia
  • Garrison, Memphis Tennessee, 1890-1988
  • School integration -- West Virginia
  • Slavery -- West Virginia
  • Underground Railroad -- Ohio
  • Underground Railroad -- West Virginia
  • West Virginia State College (Institute, W. Va.)
  • Woodson, Carter Godwin, 1875-1950
  • Yancey, Bessie Woodson, 1882-1958

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Bickley, Ancella R.
  • Bickley, Nelson R., 1928-2021
  • Garrison, Memphis Tennessee, 1890-1988
  • Wicks-Nelson, Rita, 1933-
  • Woodson, Carter Godwin, 1875-1950
  • Yancey, Bessie Woodson, 1882-1958

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • African Americans -- Education -- West Virginia

Container List

Archival Resource Key
Series 1. Awards, Honors
1937–2008
Scope and Contents

Includes civic and academic awards and honors, as well as academic milestones such as graduation and Bickley's dissertation. This series includes materials on the celebration of Bickley's retirement from West Virginia State College.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 5 Archival Resource Key
    Marshall University Commencement Address
    1990 January 2–1990 June 8
    Scope and Contents

    Correspondence from Marshall University regarding AB's commencement address and honorary doctorate; notes of congratulations. Guest list. Photographs of AB delivering address and with others including Soupy Sales. Letter to editor regarding racism of highlighting photograph of Soupy Sales wiping a tear during AB's speech; newspaper clippings. Commencement program. AB's speech.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 6 Archival Resource Key
    Marshall University Honorary Doctorate
    1990 May 12
    Scope and Contents

    Honorary Doctorate

  • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 8 Archival Resource Key
    Ancella and Nelson Bickley Certificates
    1969 August 1–1976 May
    Scope and Contents

    Army Commendation Medal (Second Oak Leaf Cluster). AB's Delta Sigma Rho-Tau Kappa Alpha, Hampton Institute, initiation certificate, May 1976

  • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 45 Archival Resource Key
    School Records
    1937–1950
    Scope and Contents

    Attendance, reading, scholarships, and other certificates from elementary through college

  • Mixed Materials Box: 4 Folder: 48 Archival Resource Key
    Transcripts
    1950–1951
    Scope and Contents

    AB transcript, 1951, from MU. Transcript, WVSC.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 5 Folder: 14 Archival Resource Key
    National Education Association
    1980
    Scope and Contents

    Program for the Fourteenth Annual NEA Human and Civil Rights Awards, 1980, when AB won The Carter G. Woodson Memorial Award. Correspondence regarding the award including 2 letters from John W. Davis.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 5 Folder: 16 Archival Resource Key
    Retirement
    1986
    Scope and Contents

    Photograph of WVSC President Thomas Cole and Ancella Bickley at her retirement; labeled "West Virginia State College, Commencement, May 17, 1986."

  • Mixed Materials Box: 6 Folder: 25 Archival Resource Key
    Marshall University Master of Arts
    1954
    Scope and Contents

    Master of Arts degree confirmation from Marshall University

  • Mixed Materials Box: 6 Folder: 26 Archival Resource Key
    WVU Doctorate Diploma
    1974
    Scope and Contents

    Doctor of Education degree confirmation from West Virginia University

  • Mixed Materials Box: 6 Folder: 28 Archival Resource Key
    Kiwanis Club Certificate
    1974
    Scope and Contents

    Certificate of Appreciation from the Kiwanis Club of Huntington

  • Mixed Materials Box: 7 Folder: 2 Archival Resource Key
    Retirement
    1986 May 13
    Scope and Contents

    Note from WVU professor Armand [Singer] regarding missing retirement celebration

  • Mixed Materials Box: 9 Folder: 7 Archival Resource Key
    WVSC Award
    1988
    Scope and Contents

    Newspaper clipping re: CGW. Photographs of AB and others after a speaking engagement in Fayette County. Service Award certificate from WVSC.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 10 Folder: 9 Archival Resource Key
    Congratulatory Letters
    1975–2006
    Scope and Contents

    Letter from Maureen Crocket to the Director of the Appalachian Festival re: Tangled Threads. Letter of recommendation from AB for Dr. Elaine Ginsberg. "Remarks Made upon the Presentation of the 1988 Humanities Award to Ancella Radford Bickley" by Judith Stitzel. Letter of recommendation for Dr. Bernard L. Allen for the WVU Claude Worthington Benedum Distinguished Scholar Award. Congratulatory letter for appointment [at WVSC]. Request for letter of recommendation from Marc E. Washington at MU; confirmation of receipt of letter. Request for recommendation for Elaine Ginsberg, Trinity University; verification of receipt of letter. Letter of congratulations on retirement from George Parkinson; letter of regrets from Lawrence H. Talley, West Liberty.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 10 Folder: 12 Archival Resource Key
    Congratulatory Letters, Certificates, & Thank Yous
    1986–1994
    Scope and Contents

    Materials re: WV NAACP Harpers Ferry NHP, 1994, including photographs and text of speech. Congratulatory letter for receiving the Distinguished West Virginian Award, 1986. Thank you for copy of Honoring Our Past, 1992. Many other letters and notes re: service and speeches. Request to speak at the New Employment for Women Information & Referral Center in Logan about black history. Letter from Gaston Caperton, Governor, re: appointment to the Archives and History Commission, 1991. Thank you letter for contribution to Chandler Third Base, 1992. Certificate of recognition for Outstanding Service in Support of 1993 Douglass High School Reunion. Thank you for participating in the United Way Youth Advisory Council's Youth Forum, 1993. Thank you letter re: speech at naturalized citizens ceremony from John T. Copenhaver, 1992. Certificate of appreciation and other materials including a photo re: "Read to Me" Day, 1999. Newspaper article re: writing about the West Virginia Schools for the Colored Deaf and Blind and cards of congratulations. Kanawha County Schools Certificate of Recognition and Appreciation, 1991.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 10 Folder: 13 Archival Resource Key
    Speeches & Correspondence
    1973–2002
    Scope and Contents

    Letter of acknowledgement to deliver commencement address and receive an honorary doctorate at MU, 1990. Newspaper clipping and tribute to Minnie Wayne Cooper, 1989. Thank you letter to Matthew Kinsolving, Kanawha County Board of Education, for plaque, 1989. Typed text of "Remarks Made upon the Presentation of the 1988 Humanities Award to Ancella Radford Bickley." Newspaper clipping and congratulatory letter re: WVSC Alumna of the Year, 1988. Letter withdrawing candidacy for the Kanawha County Board of Education, 1988. Thank you letter for receiving the Humanities Foundation Award, 1988; letter of congratulations from A. James Manchin; and Dee Caperton, House of Representatives. Letter of congratulations from Herman G. Canady, Jr., for appointment to Board of Education, 1988. Program for NAACP, Charleston Branch, Annual Freedom Fund Banquet, 1988, with AB as guest speaker. The Trumpet, West Liberty State College student newspaper, with article about AB's lecture on teaching black literature, November 28, 1973. Program, newspaper clipping, flyer, and certificate of recognition for the National Council of Jewish Women, West Virginia Section, Founder's Day, 1991. Correspondence re: speaking invitations, 1991-2001. Letters of thank you for service: The Huntington Club of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc., 2001; Charleston Mayor, G. Kemp Melton, for Charleston Urban Renewal Authority, 1999; Conference program for "New Approaches to the Humanities and Lifelong Learning," 1988, where AB received award. Newspaper clippings for awards and accomplishments. 1987-1988. Newspaper clipping "Educator Grim on Blacks' Future" 1985. Thank you letter from Dee Caperton, House of Delegates, for draft of book about Elizabeth Simpson Drewry, 1987. Congratulatory notes, 1988-2002. Resume, ca. 1988. Text of speech for [receiving WVSC Alumna of the Year award, 1988]

  • Mixed Materials Box: 10 Folder: 14 Archival Resource Key
    Speeches, Congratulatory Letters
    1963–2002
    Scope and Contents

    Newspaper clippings, 1994-2002. Congratulatory and thank you letters, 1984-1995. Program for Staff Recall, Federal Prison Camp, Alderson, WV, with AB as guest speaker. Program for Induction Ceremony [sic], Phi Sigma Alpha, WVSC, 1995, when AB gave speech on the UGRR. Program for Carter G. Woodson Memorial Foundation Third Annual Memorial Fundraiser Banquet, 1995, AB speaker. Program for MLK birthday event at the WV School of Osteopathic Medicine where AB spoke, 1994. Resume. Photo of the Berlin Wall, May 1963.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 10 Folder: 15 Archival Resource Key
    Speeches, Congratulations, Awards
    1984–2002
    Scope and Contents

    Newspaper clippings, 1984-2002. Congratulatory and thank you letters and certificates, 1975-2002. Program for the Fourteenth Annual NEA Human and Civil Rights Awards dinner, 1980, when AB received The Carter G. Woodson Memorial Award. Program for Academy Cultural Awareness Committee Black History Month Program, 2002, where AB presented about MTG. Invitation to reception for Oliver W. Hill Freedom Fighter Award of the Virginia State Conference NAACP, 1999, and invitation to recognition event at the U.S. Capitol. Program for St. Anthony Church and School Community Education Awards where AB received the Gregory Loebach Award, 2002. Text of speech and program for West Virginia's African-American Women of Distinction book introduction by the West Virginia Women's Commission, 2002. Program for The Education Alliance Graduates of Distinction, AB recipient, 2002; text of speech; newspaper clipping; correspondence.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 10 Folder: 16 Archival Resource Key
    Congratulatory Letters
    1960–2002
    Scope and Contents

    Newspaper clippings, ca. 1972-2002. Congratulatory and thank you letters, certificates and other recognitions, 1975 -2002. Letter of receipt for items given to the West Virginia State College/West Virginia Black Heritage Collection, 1987. Personal note, 3/26/80, discussing various contributions to education. Photograph of AB. Program for The National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs banquet and candlelight rededication services, 1988, where AB was the guest speaker. Program for Berkeley County Diversity Committee "Town Meeting" with AB conducting interactive workshops at schools, 2002. Program and sketch of AB for [her retirement] 1986. Program for PCC lecture series "The West Virginia Experience," [ca. 1985]. State of WV Teaching Certificate, 1960-1965. Letter of acceptance by NB for offer of teaching positions at WVSC for both NB and AB, 1972. Letter offering employment at WVSC as Associate Professor of English, 1972. Letter to NB offering WVSC position of Director of Guidance and Placement, 1972. Letters of thanks for AB for retirement and awards, 1986. Notification of nomination for President of WVSC, 1987. Correspondence Re: NCTE Orwell conference, 1984. Notification that tapes of censorship series of programs will be housed at the New York Public Library, 1984. Program for the Danforth Associate Program, 1975, for which AB and NB were program chairs. Program for The Women's Study Club Annual Open House, 1984, when AB was named Woman of the Year. Program for "African Americans in the Appalachian Coalfields" at the National Mine Health & Safety Academy when AB gave a lecture, 2000.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 10 Folder: 17 Archival Resource Key
    Correspondence, Awards, Clippings
    1946–2000
    Scope and Contents

    Newspaper clippings, 1989-2000. Congratulatory and thank you letters, invitations to speak, certificates of recognition, 1985-2000. Photograph of Douglass High School Y Teens, ca. 1946, including AB. Newspaper articles re: AB as WVSC's May Queen, 1948. Issue of MU's Greenline: a Publication for Alumni and Friends of Marshall University, May-July 1990, in which AB is recognized as commencement speaker; press release; letters of congratulations. Photograph of AB and others after presentation in Morgantown, 1990. Program for WVSC National Alumni Association William L. Lonesome Alumni Awards Dinner-Dance Honoring Dr. Ancella R. Bickley, Class of 1950, 1988 Alumnus of the Year. Dunbar Rotary Club Newsletter with AB as speaker, 1988. Materials from the Second Annual Conference on West Virginia's Black History, 1989. Letter to the editor of the Charleston Gazette re: black athlete, 1988.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 10 Folder: 18 Archival Resource Key
    WVSC Retirement
    1986
    Scope and Contents

    Retirement from WVSC, 1986, materials. Correspondence re: ceremony; letters of congratulations; newspaper clippings; photographs; program; WVSC commencement program with AB as retirement honoree.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 10 Folder: 19 Archival Resource Key
    Doctoral Dissertation
    1974
    Scope and Contents

    AB's doctoral dissertation A Study of the Effects of Teaching a Unit on Black Culture to Classes of Predominantly White High School Students, 1974.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 10 Folder: 11a Archival Resource Key
    Thank You & Congratulatory Letters
    1949–2002
    Scope and Contents

    Newspaper clippings for Education Alliance Graduates of Distinction, 2002. Materials pertaining to "From Our Front Porch: Stories about Charleston's Oldest Neighborhood, The East End": newspaper insert; outline for Appalachian Studies Association presentation; program for play at Roosevelt Wilson High School; the play. "Testimony of Ancella Radford Bickley, Independent Scholar from West Virginia, on behalf of The State Humanities Program Regarding FY 1989 Appropriations to the National Endowment for the Humanities before the Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior of the Senate," 1988. Congratulatory letters re: selection to the Kanawha Board of Education. Newspaper clippings. Congratulations re: speech's and performance of play in Florida. Commencement program for WVSC, 1950. Text of AB honors. Newspaper clippings re: her writings. Letter of acknowledgement for participation in reading of the names of lynchings victims program, Virginia State University, 2001. News release re: production of Harvest of Dreams by the Charleston Stage Company, 2000. Correspondence re: appointment to the WVU Board of Advisors, 1989. Certificate of appreciation from the City of Beckley for contributions to black history in WV. Thank you note re: women writers, 1994. Thank you letter from James Tolbert re: participation in Black History Month program at Harper's Ferry. Overview of AB accomplishments [introduction?]. Letter acknowledging participation in Kanawha County Public Library Black History Month events, 1993; abstract of talk; resume. Thank you letter for presentation at a Affirmative Action Committee Meeting, 1994; program; brochure listing black employees. Letter acknowledging intent to speak at the WV School of Osteopathic Medicine re: unsung heroes of the Civil Rights Movement and for MLK Day, 1993. Handwritten note of appreciation for a speech. Handwritten note re: missing speech for Black History Month, with attached newspaper clipping, 1994. 1949 Yellow Jacket article with picture of AB as newspaper staff. Clipping re: AB as keynote speaker for MLK Day celebration, 1991. Letter acknowledging a reading at the College Language Association, 1993. Letter acknowledging agreement to moderate a panel on sexual harassment; flyer for the program. Congratulatory letter for receiving the MU Graduate School Distinguished Alumnus, 1993. Program for "First Annual Forum and Family Recognition Conference" from the West Virginia Black Family Coalition, 1992, for which Bickley was a moderator. Correspondence and program for Distinguished Graduate Student Award from MU, 1993. Newspaper clipping about the WVSC presidential inaugural ball including description of AB and NB attire, 1974. Letter from Mary Pearl Compton, WV Delegate, re: Union's Historic District. Handwritten card praising AB as a "liquid god" able to move among roles, 1995. Resumes.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 10 Folder: 11b Archival Resource Key
    Nelson Bickley's WVSC Bachelors
    1988–2002
    Scope and Contents

    Senate Resolution honoring AB and Lynda Ann Ewen, 2002. Certificate of recognition as a West Virginia Hero, 2002. Newspaper clippings, 1990-2002. Correspondence re: lecture at Alderson Broaddus College, 1991. Certificate of recognition from the WV National Organization of Women and two 1991 conference programs. Program for "African-Americans in the Appalachian Coalfields," 2000. Letter acknowledging selection at WVSC Alumnus of the Year, 1988. The Humanities Foundation of West Virginia Award Dinner Program, 1988. Issue of People & Mountains: a Publication of the West Virginia Humanities Council, Summer 2001, with MTG interview excerpt edited by AB and Lynda Ann Ewen. Congratulatory note re: publication of Memphis Tennessee Garrison; lecture on MTG announcement, 2000. Letter from the Indiana Humanities Council re: placement on "Always a River" registry, 1991. Letter from Gov. Gaston Caperton recognizing appointment to the Martin Luther King, Jr. State Holiday Commission, 1989. Acknowledgement letters as a speaker, 1990-1999. Acknowledgement of receipt of Our Mount Vernons from a professor at the University of Texas at El Paso, 1997. "Book Notes" section of West Virginia History re: Our Mount Vernons, 1997. Letter of re: reappointment to the WV Archives and History Commission, 1997. Letter re: WV Public Radio's Cultural Diversity Radio Project, 1998. Letter re: Mistress of Ceremony for a poetry contest at WVSC, 1995. Letter acknowledging support of the WV Humanities Council programming, 1995.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 13 Unfoldered Archival Resource Key
    Plaque: Lifetime Achievement Award from The West Virginia All Black Schools Sports and Academic Hall of Fame, 2008, for Academics, Douglass.
    2008
  • Mixed Materials Box: 13 Unfoldered Archival Resource Key
    Plaque: Distinguished Gradate Student Alumnus Award from Marshall University Graduate School, 1993.
    1993
  • Mixed Materials Box: 14 Folder: 2 Archival Resource Key
    National Park Service Commendation
    1995
    Scope and Contents

    Special Commendation from the U.S. Dept. of the Interior, National Park Service, for Significant Contributions to the Underground Railroad Study, 1995.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 14 Folder: 3 Archival Resource Key
    Historical Advisor Recognition
    ca. 1992
    Scope and Contents

    "West Virginia: a Film History" recognition as the Historical Advisor for the film project.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 14 Folder: 4 Archival Resource Key
    Distinguished West Virginian
    1986
    Scope and Contents

    State of West Virginia Distinguished West Virginian award, 1986.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 15 Folder: 6 Archival Resource Key
    Senate Resolution 24
    2002
    Scope and Contents

    Senate Resolution honoring AB and Lynda Ann Ewen, 2002.

Archival Resource Key
Series 2. Family Papers
1928–2013
Scope and Contents

Includes newspaper clippings and writings by Ancella Bickley Livers (also called Cill Jr. or Cill). Also includes material by or about Nelson Bickley, Ancella Bickley's husband and prominent Charleston, West Virginia, lawyer. Formats include articles, awards and honors, military records, speeches, research notes, publications, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and more. Subjects include Nelson Bickley's military and teaching careers, his uncle Carter G. Woodson, and more.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 17 Archival Resource Key
    Nelson Bickley: Army Records; ROTC at WVU
    1949–1969 June 3
    Scope and Contents

    Correspondence with James Harlow, WVU President, regarding tenure at WVU, 1969 and 1972. Army records for Nelson Bickley. Various Army regulations, blank forms, and information flyers. Correspondence and forms from the Veterans Administration. Medical records, 1956-1966

  • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 30 Archival Resource Key
    Newspaper Clippings
    1999–2013
    Scope and Contents

    Charleston Gazette/Gazette-Mail newspaper clippings about AB and NB, 1999-2003

  • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 33 Archival Resource Key
    Nelson Bickley Speech
    2001 March 2
    Scope and Contents

    Text of NB's speech "CMA's Link to the Late Carter G. Woodson, the 'Father of Negro History'" at the Chicago Military Academy, program, and certificate of appreciation.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 47 Archival Resource Key
    Nelson Bickley Speech
    Undated
    Scope and Contents

    Text of speech given by NB at East Bank High School to Junior ROTC, regarding the benefits of military service.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 48 Archival Resource Key
    Nelson Bickley Commendations
    1949–1952
    Scope and Contents

    Military and scholarship commendations, program from WVSC Commencement, 1948.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 16a Archival Resource Key
    Nelson Bickley: Army Records
    1949–1972
    Scope and Contents

    Military records for Nelson Bickley including his assignment as an Army ROTC instructor at WVU and difficulty of finding Negro housing. Admission to WVU College of Human Resources and Education.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 16b Archival Resource Key
    Nelson Bickley: Army Records
    1957–1966
    Scope and Contents

    Folder within 16a containing Army medical records for Nelson Bickley, 1957-1966.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 2 Folder: 3 Archival Resource Key
    Ancella Livers
    1982 December 7
    Scope and Contents

    Akron Beacon Journal, December 7, 1982, with article by Ancella Livers which includes brief biography.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 2 Folder: 9 Archival Resource Key
    Nelson Bickley Article
    2005
    Scope and Contents

    " Brown V. Board of Education in West Virginia" by Nelson R. Bickley in the West Virginia Law Review , Spring 2005.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 2 Folder: 11 Archival Resource Key
    Nelson Bickley Speech
    ca. 2004
    Scope and Contents

    Text of speech given by NB at the WVU Law School

  • Mixed Materials Box: 4 Folder: 11 Archival Resource Key
    Nelson Bickley
    1952–1969
    Scope and Contents

    Correspondence with Congressman Harley Staggers, James G. Harlow, President of WVU, and others regarding Nelson Bickley's retirement. Other military records.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 4 Folder: 20 Archival Resource Key
    Nelson Bickley, ROTC Hall of Fame
    1981–1992
    Scope and Contents

    Invitations to the ROTC Cadet Corps Annual Military Ball and the ROTC Awards Day and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, 1982. Program for the ROTC Awards Day Ceremony, May 1, 1981. WVSC student newspaper The Yellow Jacket with an article about the inductees to the ROTC Hall of Fame including NB. Typed text of NB's acceptance speech about his time in the military. Newspaper with an interview with NB and Belva Clark about Carter G. Woodson, 1987. Program and text of NB speech, with AB edits, at WVSC for Veterans Day, 1992. Newspaper article regarding NB induction into the WVSC ROTC Hall of Fame.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 4 Folder: 35 Archival Resource Key
    Alex Haley Letter
    1973
    Scope and Contents

    Signed letter from Alex Haley to Colonel and Mrs. Nelson Bickley, March 1, 1973, re: the Bickleys' hospitality after a lecture.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 4 Folder: 51 Archival Resource Key
    Newspaper Clippings
    1999–2008
    Scope and Contents

    Clippings regarding the Bickleys from The Villages Daily Sun (FL) and The Sunday News-Registe r (Wheeling, WV)

  • Mixed Materials Box: 4 Folder: 10a Archival Resource Key
    Family
    1969–1979
    Scope and Contents

    Pamphlet "The Black Student at WVU," 1969/70, 1971/72, which include pictures of AB. Program for Lincoln-Douglas Banquet sponsored by Morning Star Baptist Church, February 12, 1977; includes AB as the speaker. Newspaper articles by and about Ancella Bickley, as well as Nelson. Congratulatory letter regarding AB promotion to Vice President for Administration at WVSC, July 9, 1975. Dunbar High School's publication, Kennel, Feb. 23, 1973 and May, 1974.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 4 Folder: 10b Archival Resource Key
    Family
    1972–1975
    Scope and Contents

    Letter regarding AB in WVU classroom. Newspaper article about Ancella, daughter of Ancella and Nelson. Dunbar High School's student newspaper, Kennel, Nov. 1972.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 6 Folder: 27 Archival Resource Key
    Nelson Bickley's WVSC Bachelors
    1950
    Scope and Contents

    Bachelor of Arts degree confirmation from West Virginia State College

  • Mixed Materials Box: 6 Folder: 29 Archival Resource Key
    Nelson Bickley's WVU Masters
    1971
    Scope and Contents

    Nelson Bickley's Master of Arts degree confirmation from West Virginia University

  • Mixed Materials Box: 6 Folder: 30 Archival Resource Key
    Nellie Francisco's WVSC Bachelors
    1938
    Scope and Contents

    Nellie Francisco's Bachelor of Arts in Education degree confirmation from West Virginia State College, 1938

  • Mixed Materials Box: 7 Folder: 3 Archival Resource Key
    Bessie Yancey's Letters
    1947–1954
    Scope and Contents

    Letter from CGW to Bessie Woodson Yancey, CGW's sister, re: funding Joan's education. Text of the poem "The Forgotten Boys." Invitation to the dedication of the Carter G. Wooson School, New Orleans.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 7 Folder: 20 Archival Resource Key
    Belva Clark
    1982–1994
    Scope and Contents

    Research materials re: Belva Clark, Carter G. Woodson's niece and Nelson Bickley's mother; note of condolence; funeral program; handwritten [by Mrs. Clark?] obituary and instructions

  • Mixed Materials Box: 9 Folder: 23 Archival Resource Key
    Nelson Bickley
    1952–1994
    Scope and Contents

    Articles about NB. Membership certificate to Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 14 Folder: 1 Archival Resource Key
    Nellie Radford Fancisco
    1928
    Scope and Contents

    Teaching certificate for Nellie Radford Francisco, Bluefield Colored Institute, 1928.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 15 Folder: 1 Archival Resource Key
    Nelson Bickley: Army Records
    1966–1969
    Scope and Contents

    Special Order lists. Legal case notes? Selective Service Act of 1948 memo.

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Series 3. Genealogy
1844–2013
Scope and Contents

Includes genealogical research material, notes, and charts in print as well as handwritten for these families, mostly from the Huntington, West Virginia area and across the Ohio River: Twyman, Spurlock, Barnett, Payne, Jones, Woodson, Wilson, Johnson, Summers, Smoot, Peters, Radford, Layne/Lane, Jones, Straham, Cabell, and Parker. Additional genealogical information is included in oral history interviews with individuals (see Interviews and Oral History Interviews series); the Others' Works series; the Biography subseries of Research Notes and Collected Materials; and other locations throughout the collections.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 32 Archival Resource Key
    Burlington, Ohio
    1870–1964
    Scope and Contents

    Documents pertaining to the Twyman Family. Facsimile of pages from The Promised Land by J. Earl Pratt [1964]. Facsimile of newspaper legal notices from T he Ironton Register , Oct. 27 and Dec. 15, 1870.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 34 Archival Resource Key
    Radford-Bickley Cousins' Reunion
    1993 January 28
    Scope and Contents

    Letter from Willard H. Radford and Kim Radford regarding a reunion for the Radford-Bickley families.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 37 Archival Resource Key
    Allensworth, CA State Historical Park
    1992
    Scope and Contents

    Correspondence between the Bickleys and Nelson L. Barnett, Jr. regarding Allensworth (CA) State Historical Park, the Spurlock family, the Barnett-Payne-Jones family. Rededication pamphlet, October 10, 1992

  • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 42 Archival Resource Key
    Barnett Family
    1990 June 20
    Scope and Contents

    Barnett family genealogy compiled by Nelson Barnett, Jr.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 2 Folder: 5 Archival Resource Key
    Carter G. Woodson
    1984 April
    Scope and Contents

    Various documents pertaining to Carter G. Woodson and the Barnett family connection. "A Black History of Huntington" by Edna Duckworth. Barnett family documents.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 2 Folder: 6 Archival Resource Key
    Barnett Family
    1987–1990
    Scope and Contents

    Family line charts, photographs, newspapers, family history for the Nelson Barnett line. Program for the First Baptist Church, Huntington, September 25, 1988. Photographs buildings designed by Carl Barnett, architect.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 2 Folder: 7 Archival Resource Key
    Barnett Family
    ca. 1980
    Scope and Contents

    Transcription of Barnett family obituaries.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 3 Folder: 26 Archival Resource Key
    Johnson Family
    1990
    Scope and Contents

    James and Mary Wilson family genealogy. Facsimiles of portraits. Memorial service programs. Photographs of Mary Wilson Johnson and James Johnson. Photo of family group identified later in file and on facsimile. Obituary for William O. Johnson. Family group photo. Photos of Ida and William Johnson.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 4 Folder: 39 Archival Resource Key
    Cabell Family
    1844–1998
    Scope and Contents

    Handwritten Cabell Family tree and notes on the Cabell Family in Institute. Transcription of letter from J. S. Cunningham to Governor A.I. Boreman. Facsimile of newspaper ad for sale of slave.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 4 Folder: 47 Archival Resource Key
    Summers Family
    Undated
    Scope and Contents

    Handwritten notes regarding Summers Family and slaves.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 5 Folder: 4 Archival Resource Key
    Smoot Family
    1988-ca. 1989
    Scope and Contents

    Facsimile of book section and term paper about the Smoot Family written by Marcella L. Pauley Short for WVSC class.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 5 Folder: 24 Archival Resource Key
    Genealogy
    2000
    Scope and Contents

    Booklet of genealogy forms. African-American Genealogy: A Research Guide compiled by Phyllis Preston Jarrett and Helen Chambers Winston.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 5 Folder: 31 Archival Resource Key
    Smoot Family
    ca. 1981
    Scope and Contents

    Typewritten history of the Smoot Family, Boone County.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 5 Folder: 45 Archival Resource Key
    Willard Radford
    1947–1949
    Scope and Contents

    Personnel record for Willard Radford. Letter, 1949, certifying marriage of Willard Radford to Lilian Angus in Cuba, 1923.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 5 Folder: 46 Archival Resource Key
    Radford Family
    1878–1885
    Scope and Contents

    Handwritten marriage records for Radfords.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 5 Folder: 47 Archival Resource Key
    Straham-Parker
    ca. 2004
    Scope and Contents

    Handwritten notes from a phone conversation regarding the Straham-Parker families.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 5 Folder: 49 Archival Resource Key
    Radford Family, etc.
    1904–1994
    Scope and Contents

    Typed "Conversation with Nellie Redford Francisco--about 1985." Handwritten "Discussion w/Henry Radford, 1/14/93." Radford Family genealogy. Peters Family genealogy. Newspaper articles regarding Negro education in Huntington and Kimball, 1904-1923. Cemetery lot receipts to Willard Radford. Program for Sterberger Elementary School 1999 Graduation Ceremony; Akil Livers listed as student. Funeral service program for Lily Van Sykes Kelly, 1994. Transcribed obituaries for Joseph T. Payne, 1948, and Minnie Bell Powell, 1936.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 6 Folder: 14 Archival Resource Key
    Black Genealogy
    1984–2000
    Scope and Contents

    Research notes on how to do black genealogy. Black Studies: a Select Catalog of National Archives Microfilm Publications .

  • Mixed Materials Box: 7 Folder: 23 Archival Resource Key
    Layne Family
    1985
    Scope and Contents

    The Layne Family Tree and Its Branches . Handwritten tree with Twyman connection.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 10 Folder: 34 Archival Resource Key
    Mt. Pisgah Cemetery, Proctorville, Ohio
    2013
    Scope and Contents

    "Plat Map, Mt. Pisgah Cemetery, Proctorville, Ohio" with notes. Request for donation to the Cemetery, 2013.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 12 Folder: 9 Archival Resource Key
    Carter G. Woodson
    Undated
    Scope and Contents

    Handwritten CGW family tree.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 15 Folder: 4 Archival Resource Key
    Radford Family
    1952–1992
    Scope and Contents

    Radford family genealogy. Release of note on deed, Radford family, 1952.

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Series 4. Interviews and Oral History Interviews
1943–2014
Scope and Contents

This series includes two subseries, General and Black Teachers.

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    Series 4. Interviews and Oral History Interviews--General
    1943–2014
    Scope and Contents

    Includes more formal oral history interviews as well as "discussions" and other less structured interviews not intended for any historical publication. Formats include handwritten notes, typed notes, and transcripts of interviews as well as background in the form of correspondence and typed and handwritten corrections.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 6 Folder: 11 Archival Resource Key
      Johnny James
      1989
      Scope and Contents

      Transcript of interview with Johnnie James. Newspaper article "THE Man…Johnny James Now Shares Life With God"

    • Mixed Materials Box: 8 Folder: 2 Archival Resource Key
      Social History
      1995–2007
      Scope and Contents

      Background research re: changes to social history and oral history.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 8 Folder: 9 Archival Resource Key
      Grover Dubose
      2000
      Scope and Contents

      Notes from discussion with Grover DuBose, Korean War veteran, Sept. 10, 2000.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 9 Folder: 32 Archival Resource Key
      Interview Transcripts
      1989–1990
      Scope and Contents

      Transcripts of interviews with black citizens of Huntington, WV; Institute, WV; Guyandotte, WV; and Black Fork, OH. Including Johnnie James, Ms. Bessie Herbert McClain, Chester A. Burris, Henry Pierce, Mildred Loar Williams, Cash Keels, James Thompson, Mrs. Araminta Miller Justice, and James Johnson.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 10 Folder: 33 Archival Resource Key
      Black Soldiers--Shomburg Collection
      1943–2005
      Scope and Contents

      Spiral bound notebook containing notes from oral history interviews with black soldiers, 1945-46. References to color-coded folders. Notes on soldiers' letters, 1943-45. List of themes in interviews. Follow up on specific soldiers, 2005, titled "Negative behavior of Blk soldiers." Diagram of Army organization.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 10 Folder: 38 Archival Resource Key
      Tuskegee Airmen, Harriet Williams, etc.
      2011–2014
      Scope and Contents

      Research notes labeled "Army Wives Material: Discussion with Carl & Nancy Johnson Re: Military Experiences; Carl was a Tuskegee Airman. His wife, Nancy, is white" 2014. Annotated paper "The WV State Capitol" with research notes. Emails re: Kimball Wall Memorial Project, 2011. Research notes. Letter to Beverly from AB re: various researchers in the Villages, FL, 2014. Typed notes from interview with Harriet Williams, Lewisburg, WV.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 12 Folder: 6 Archival Resource Key
      Mildred Lore Williams, Bessie Herbert McClain, Suzette Spencer, Cash Keels
      1990
      Scope and Contents

      Annotated transcript of oral history interviews with Mrs. Mildred Lore Williams, 1990, re: family history and Cabell County History. Annotated transcript of oral history interviews with Mrs. Bessie Herbert McClain, 1990, re: living in Huntington. Annotated transcript of oral history interviews with Mrs. Suzette Spencer, 1990, re: family and life in Huntington. Mrs. Spencer was a descendant of 37 slaves freed in the south and sent to Ohio. Transcript of oral history interview with Mr. Cash Keels, 1990, re: family history and life in Black Fork, Ohio.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 12 Folder: 14 Archival Resource Key
      Oral History Interviews--Cassettes
      1995–2006
      Scope and Contents

      Audiocassettes labeled: "Joseph C. Peters re: Black High School Athletics - 11/2/95;" "Gregory Peters / Reminiscences, 9/22/95, & Ed Scott #3;" "MC (Ref) Edward Greer, 5/10/06;" and "Ed Scott / Reminiscences /Korea, 10/20/95"

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    Series 4. Interviews and Oral History Interviews--Black Teachers
    1955–2011
    Scope and Contents

    Bickley and Rita Wicks-Nelson, as Rockefeller Scholars-in-Residence at Marshall University's Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Gender in Appalachia, interviewed and recorded interviews with older black women teachers from across the state. This subseries contains transcripts of the interviews, corrected transcripts, correspondence with the subjects, and sometimes background information about them.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 3 Folder: 29 Archival Resource Key
      Black Teachers Project
      1955–2003
      Scope and Contents

      Typed manuscript for "Black Education in West Virginia," a joint project between Ancella Bickley and Rita Wicks-Nelson. Notes regarding Mrs. T. McDaniel interview; text of interview. Correspondence regarding book on black female teachers. Research notes. Text of speech about black WV schools. List of narrators. Facsimiles of newspaper clippings "from Mrs. Rayford's Collection" regarding desegregation of schools, 1955-1956. Newspaper clipping of AB interview regarding MTG.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 5 Folder: 8 Archival Resource Key
      Marian Hatcher
      Undated
      Scope and Contents

      Handwritten notes of [interview with] Marian Hatcher, WVU English Dept. teacher.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 11 Folder: 1 Archival Resource Key
      Project Overview
      1999
      Scope and Contents

      Print out of web page re: Dr. Ancella Bickley and Dr. Rita Wicks-Nelson, 1999 Rockefeller Scholars-in-Residence. Project name: "Life Experiences of Older, Black, West Virginian Women [Teachers]"

    • Mixed Materials Box: 11 Folder: 2 Archival Resource Key
      Paper Presented at Marshall University
      1997–2000
      Scope and Contents

      Demographics of teachers' project. Map showing location of teachers. Narrative overview of the project. Paper "Mosaic [sic] in Black and White: Black Teachers Remember School Integration in West Virginia" [by] Ancella Bickley and Rita Wicks-Nelson; paper presented at the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Gender in Appalachia, MU, 2000. Annotated paper. Draft of paper "Changing Lives and Potential Leadership: A Study of West Virginian Women Returning to College" [by] Rita Wicks-Nelson, Lynda Ann Ewen, ca. 1997.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 11 Folder: 3 Archival Resource Key
      Book Project Correspondence
      1997–2007
      Scope and Contents

      Correspondence between AB and RW-N and others re: book based on teachers' oral history interviews. Paper "Black Education in West Virginia." Text of paper [by AB] "Read @ WV Sociological Assoc. Annual Mtng. WVSC - Oct. 24, 1997." Letter from NB, 2005, asking for addenda to West Virginia Law Review paper about Brown v. Board of Education. Research notes. " Fullen corrected pp, AB," 2001. Letter requesting interview with Pearl Swann Carter, 2000.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 11 Folder: 4 Archival Resource Key
      Suzanne Slaughter Release
      1998
      Scope and Contents

      Release form from Suzanne Slaughter, 1998

    • Mixed Materials Box: 11 Folder: 5 Archival Resource Key
      Rita Wicks-Nelson Correspondence
      2005–2010
      Scope and Contents

      Correspondence, edits, research notes with RW-N. Book reviews from The Appalachian journal, 2005. List of women interviewed. Background and summaries for interviewees.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 11 Folder: 6 Archival Resource Key
      Brown v. Board of Education & Teachers Project
      1998–2006
      Scope and Contents

      Research materials re: education in WV; Brown v Board of Education. Possible participants; call for participants; correspondence with participants Writing retreat brochure and correspondence. Project update to the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Gender in Appalachia at MU. Draft of summary of results. Summary data forms and interview guide. Schedule of interviews. Letter from parent to teacher, Anna McCright. Flyer announcing talk by AB and RW-N. Luncheon flyer from the Fayette County Black Caucus.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 11 Folder: 7 Archival Resource Key
      Life Stories
      ca. 1999
      Scope and Contents

      Life stories, some annotated or edited, for Vivian Williams Fleming, Eliza Jane Campbell Dillard, Anna McCright, and Mary Montgomery.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 11 Folder: 8 Archival Resource Key
      Louise Anderson
      1999
      Scope and Contents

      Annotated transcript of oral history interviews with Mrs. Louise Anderson. Newspaper clipping of obituary.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 11 Folder: 9 Archival Resource Key
      Velma Bradshaw
      1997
      Scope and Contents

      Annotated transcript of oral history interviews with Mrs. Velma Bradshaw. Handwritten notes on folder.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 11 Folder: 10 Archival Resource Key
      Pearl Swann Carter
      2001–2003
      Scope and Contents

      Oral History Review article, 2001, re: school segregation. Email with list of changes to the transcript. Transcript of oral history interviews with Mrs. Pearl Swann Carter, 2001.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 11 Folder: 11 Archival Resource Key
      Florence Casey
      1997
      Scope and Contents

      Annotated transcript of oral history interviews with Mrs. Florence Casey, 1997

    • Mixed Materials Box: 11 Folder: 12 Archival Resource Key
      Ottrus Chatman
      1999
      Scope and Contents

      Transcript of oral history interviews with Mrs. Ottrus Chatman, 1999. Typed and handwritten notes on the interview.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 11 Folder: 13 Archival Resource Key
      Verona Clarke
      1997
      Scope and Contents

      Annotated transcript of oral history interviews with Mrs. Verona Clarke, 1997.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 11 Folder: 14 Archival Resource Key
      E. Jane Dillard
      1999
      Scope and Contents

      Annotated transcript of oral history interviews with Mrs. E. Jane Dillard, 1999.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 11 Folder: 15 Archival Resource Key
      Mary M. Elston
      1997
      Scope and Contents

      Handwritten notes on the interview. Correspondence with Mrs. Elston. Annotated transcript of oral history interviews with Mrs. Mary M. Elston, 1997.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 11 Folder: 16 Archival Resource Key
      Eunice Fleming
      1999
      Scope and Contents

      Annotated transcript of oral history interviews with Mrs. Eunice Fleming, 1999.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 11 Folder: 17 Archival Resource Key
      Vivian Williams Fleming
      1997
      Scope and Contents

      Annotated transcript of oral history interviews with Mrs. Vivian Williams Fleming, 1997. Handwritten notes.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 11 Folder: 18 Archival Resource Key
      Norma Jean Fullen
      1997
      Scope and Contents

      Annotated transcript of oral history interviews with Mrs. Norma Jean Fullen, 1997.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 11 Folder: 19 Archival Resource Key
      Susie Guyton
      1997
      Scope and Contents

      Handwritten notes. Annotated transcript of oral history interviews with Mrs. Susie Guyton, 1997.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 11 Folder: 20 Archival Resource Key
      Willie Hise
      1999
      Scope and Contents

      Handwritten notes. Transcript of oral history interviews with Mrs. Willie Hise, 1999.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 11 Folder: 21 Archival Resource Key
      Floristine Holland
      1998
      Scope and Contents

      Typed and handwritten notes. Annotated transcript of oral history interviews with Mrs. Floristine Holland, 1998.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 11 Folder: 22 Archival Resource Key
      B'Alma Jones
      1999
      Scope and Contents

      Handwritten notes. Transcript of oral history interviews with Mrs. B'Alma Jones, 1999.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 11 Folder: 23 Archival Resource Key
      Anna McCright
      1999
      Scope and Contents

      Annotated transcript of oral history interviews with Miss Anna McCright, 1999.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 11 Folder: 24 Archival Resource Key
      Thelma McDaniel
      1999
      Scope and Contents

      Corrected transcript of oral history interviews with Mrs. Thelma McDaniel, 1999.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 11 Folder: 25 Archival Resource Key
      Thelma McDaniel
      2001
      Scope and Contents

      Letter to Mrs. McDaniel. Typed notes and pages from the interview. Letter from Norman L. Jones re: Thelma McDaniel and the Price and White families, 2001.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 11 Folder: 26 Archival Resource Key
      Edris Miller
      1998
      Scope and Contents

      Annotated transcript of oral history interviews with Mrs. Edris Miller, 1998.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 11 Folder: 27 Archival Resource Key
      Mary Montgomery
      1997–1999
      Scope and Contents

      Annotated transcript of oral history interviews with Mrs. Mary Montgomery, 1997. Overview for Mrs. Montgomery. Letter to her. Pages of the interview with corrections. List of names and addresses for interviewees.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 11 Folder: 28 Archival Resource Key
      Doris Payne
      1999
      Scope and Contents

      Annotated transcript of oral history interviews with Ms. Doris Payne, 1999.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 11 Folder: 29 Archival Resource Key
      Ruby Brown Reeler
      1997
      Scope and Contents

      Overview for Ruby Brown Reeler. Annotated transcript of oral history interviews with Mrs. Ruby Reeler, 1997. Handwritten transcript of a quote from the interview. Handwritten notes on the folder.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 12 Folder: 1 Archival Resource Key
      Nancie Smith Robinson
      1999
      Scope and Contents

      Annotated transcript of oral history interviews with Mrs. Nancie Smith Robinson, 1999.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 12 Folder: 2 Archival Resource Key
      Suzanne Slaughter
      1998
      Scope and Contents

      Transcripts pages of interview with FH [Floristine Holland?] Annotated transcript of oral history interviews with Mrs. Suzanne Slaughter, 1998.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 12 Folder: 3 Archival Resource Key
      Mary Crozier Snow
      1997–2011
      Scope and Contents

      Obituary for Mary Crozier Snow, 2011. Annotated transcript of oral history interviews with Mrs. Mary Snow, 1997. Letter to Mrs. Snow with corrections, 2001.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 12 Folder: 4 Archival Resource Key
      Fannie Ashe Thomas
      1999
      Scope and Contents

      Transcript of oral history interviews with Mrs. Fannie Ashe Thomas, 1999.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 12 Folder: 5 Archival Resource Key
      Velma Twyman
      1997–2001
      Scope and Contents

      Handwritten notes. Annotated transcript of oral history interviews with Mrs. Velma Twyman, 1997. Letter to Mrs. Twyman re: corrections, 2001.

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Series 5. Others' Works
1900–2006
Scope and Contents

Includes books, manuscripts, facsimile pages, and other publications not written by Bickley, who was sometimes asked to provide feedback on writing. Forms of writing include family histories, poems, short stories, plays, novels, and both scholarly and popular articles. Other writers include: Sharon M. Draper, Charles Lloyd, Hannah N. Geffert, Peri Lynne Johnson, L. O'B. Thomson, Nelson L. Barnett, J. McHenry Jones, Judith Stitzel, Elizabeth Taylor Brown, and Phyllis Moore.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 4 Archival Resource Key
    Scott-Carter-Mumford Families
    1979–1990
    Scope and Contents

    A Memorial to the Scott, Carter, Mumford Families and the Journey from the Hills of North Carolina to the Beautiful Ohio Shore in the Year 1844 by Edith Dove Bryant, original and one facsimile. Article "Midwifery in West Virginia" 1990.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 9 Archival Resource Key
    Book: My Dearest Husband
    ca. 1985
    Scope and Contents

    My Dearest Husband: the Letters of Amacetta Laidley Summers to George W. Summers, 1842-1843 by Patricia Clark Bulla. Handwritten genealogy chart for James M. Laidley

  • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 18 Archival Resource Key
    Poem by S.M. Draper
    1992
    Scope and Contents

    Poem "Old Lady Sady and the Chicken Wings" c1992 Sharon M. Draper

  • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 36 Archival Resource Key
    My Dearest Husband
    1989
    Scope and Contents

    My Dearest Husband: the Letters of Amacetta Laidley Summers to George W. Summers, 1842-1843 by Patricia Clark Bulla. Laidley-Summers-Quarrier family line

  • Mixed Materials Box: 2 Folder: 8 Archival Resource Key
    Nelson Barnette Writing
    1972–1990
    Scope and Contents

    Manuscript for Aesculapius, Ebony by Nelson L. Barnett, M.D.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 2 Folder: 15 Archival Resource Key
    John Henry Memorial Committed
    1974 August
    Scope and Contents

    "…Tryin' to Get Home…": A Journal, a compendium of biographies, family histories, community histories, etc. by the John Henry Memorial Committee.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 4 Folder: 7 Archival Resource Key
    Judith Stitzel
    1989–2001
    Scope and Contents

    "The Search for Larry Doby" by Bob Stitzel in Sports Collectors Digest , December 1, 1989. Letter from Judith Stitzel critiquing short stories "The Woman in the Lavender Hat," "Hush Now Child," "Sweets," and "Jones." Manuscripts of Stitzel's stories "My New York Yankees," "Cover-Up," "Hearing Aids," "Unbecoming a Jew." Letter from Stitzel regarding order of stories.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 5 Folder: 12 Archival Resource Key
    West Virginia State College
    Undated
    Scope and Contents

    Manuscript for book about West Virginia State College.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 6 Folder: 3 Archival Resource Key
    Phyllis Moore's Writing
    1992–1999
    Scope and Contents

    Correspondence with Phyllis Moore re: WV writers. Annotated stories "It Ain't Her!," "The Crossing," and "On This Rock," short stories by AB. Photo of AB and unidentified woman. "'Talking about home…': Yes, We Have Authors" by Phyllis Wilson Moore.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 6 Folder: 9 Archival Resource Key
    Greenbrier Valley & Hearts of Gold
    2002
    Scope and Contents

    Project overview for Greenbrier Valley African-American life. J. McHenry Jones' novel Hearts of Gold with highlighted passages and annotations. Background research materials.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 6 Folder: 10 Archival Resource Key
    Genealogy--Jones
    2001–2003
    Scope and Contents

    Facsimile of The Jones Family by John L. Jones.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 6 Folder: 15 Archival Resource Key
    Hannah N. Geffert
    1999
    Scope and Contents

    Correspondence with Hannah N. Geffert re: Black History Conference and her annotated story "The Guns of October."

  • Mixed Materials Box: 6 Folder: 21 Archival Resource Key
    Lakin Hospital
    1992–1994
    Scope and Contents

    "History of Lakin Hospital: Pulling for the Stars" by Elizabeth Taylor Brown. Reviewers' comments.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 7 Folder: 1 Archival Resource Key
    The Plays of Ann Kathryn Flagg
    1988
    Scope and Contents

    The Plays of Ann Kathryn Flagg published by Amistad, Inc., Ancella Bickley, Director.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 7 Folder: 13 Archival Resource Key
    Black High Schools--WV
    ca. 2001
    Scope and Contents

    "Black High Schools in West Virginia" prepared by R. Charles Byers.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 7 Folder: 21 Archival Resource Key
    Peri Lynne Johnson
    1986–1990
    Scope and Contents

    Writings of Peri Lynne Johnson, AB's niece, some with annotations.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 7 Folder: 22 Archival Resource Key
    Lakin Hospital
    1994
    Scope and Contents

    Review of "The History of Lakin State Hospital" by Elizabeth Brown; manuscript.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 7 Folder: 25 Archival Resource Key
    L. O'B. Thompson
    1983
    Scope and Contents

    Drafts and final papers written by L. O'B. Thompson who taught at WVSC.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 7 Folder: 32 Archival Resource Key
    Carl Eugene Barnett
    ca. 1900-1972
    Scope and Contents

    Aesculapius, Ebony by Nelson L. Barnett. Brief biography of Carl Eugene Barnett. Facsimile of photograph of "Reverend Nelson Barnett, Circa 1900."

  • Mixed Materials Box: 8 Folder: 6 Archival Resource Key
    Ethel and Ada Peters
    2002
    Scope and Contents

    Paper and letter of transmittal for "The Peters Sisters: An Historical Omission" by Norman Jordan. Research notes on the sisters: Ethel and Ada Peters.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 8 Folder: 11 Archival Resource Key
    Novels, Movies, etc.
    2002–2006
    Scope and Contents

    Typewritten notes about various novels, movies, and other works. Discussion questions for some.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 9 Folder: 13 Archival Resource Key
    Maryat Lee
    1969–1994
    Scope and Contents

    Inscribed play "Day to Day: a Drama in One Act" by Maryat Lee. Article "'…To Will One Thing: a New Look at Theater" [by] Maryat Lee, from Drama Review , 1983. Materials re: EcoTheater including scholarly articles.

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Series 6. Photographs
1901–2012
Scope and Contents

Includes black and white historical photographs, slides, and contemporary color photographs. Additional photographs can be found throughout the collection. Most photos are black and white facsimiles of original historical photos of people and places significant to Bickley's research and publications. Subjects include educational institution buildings and students; other institution buildings; the Radford family; Bickley and Bickley with others. The contemporary color photos include ones of the memorial statues on the West Virginia Capitol grounds; Potomac State College campus; Bickley and others; and the social event A Red Hat Party celebrating women.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 22 Archival Resource Key
    Photographs of Bluefield State College, etc.
    1912–1919
    Scope and Contents

    Photos: graduating class at Bluefield State College; Barnett School Orchestra, Huntington, with Nellie Francisco; school children at Lincoln School, Wheeling, 1912; unidentified football team; buildings at Bluefield State College and West Virginia State College.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 2 Folder: 4 Archival Resource Key
    Red Hat Party
    2002 July 13
    Scope and Contents

    Photos, invitation to, and follow up for a birthday celebration for AB, and a Red Hat Party to celebrate older women. Poem about AB.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 3 Folder: 21 Archival Resource Key
    Alberta Coleman, Piedmont
    ca. 2000
    Scope and Contents

    Photographs of building details; street scenes; two black women [Alberta Coleman]; NB; campus, Potomac State College, buildings including Academy Hall and Duke Anthony Whitmore/Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Academic Achievement Wall.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 3 Folder: 47 Archival Resource Key
    WV Capitol Statues
    2012
    Scope and Contents

    Photos of statues on the WV State Capitol grounds: prints, proof sheet with numbered descriptions, and a CD. Annotated text to accompany photos and titled "Statuary on the Grounds of the West Virginia State Capitol." Brief history of the Capitol and the state of West Virginia.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 5 Folder: 23 Archival Resource Key
    Calendar
    1994
    Scope and Contents

    "Honoring Our Past: 1994 Calendar" produced by the Alliance for the Collection, Preservation and Dissemination of West Virginia's Black History. Calendar includes photos of school bands, Bluefield NAACP chapter, Hopewell barber shop in Martinsburg, and schools.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 5 Folder: 32 Archival Resource Key
    Cabell County
    1968–1998
    Scope and Contents

    Copies of group photographs of children and a "Special Citation Award to Mrs. Harry Gordon"

  • Mixed Materials Box: 5 Folder: 48 Archival Resource Key
    Photographs--Family
    1901–2005
    Scope and Contents

    Photo of unidentified family, 1901; restored photo and invoice for work, 2005.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 6 Folder: 24 Archival Resource Key
    Red Hat Party
    2002
    Scope and Contents

    Negatives and photos from AB's Red Hat Party

  • Mixed Materials Box: 7 Folder: 11 Archival Resource Key
    Copies of Historical Photographs
    1912–1990
    Scope and Contents

    Variety of copies of historical photographs, most not identified, 1912-1918. Note stapled to folder removed, 10/17/1990.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 7 Folder: 19 Archival Resource Key
    Calendars
    1971–1994
    Scope and Contents

    1991 (3), 1993, 1994 calendar "Honoring Our Past" from the Alliance for the Collection, Preservation and Dissemination of West Virginia's Black History. 1971 Black History Calendar [by] Raymond W. Lowry.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 8 Folder: 10 Archival Resource Key
    WV State College
    1948–1949
    Scope and Contents

    Facsimiles of photographs of students at WVSC including AB in Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 10 Folder: 20 Archival Resource Key
    Marshall University
    1988
    Scope and Contents

    Photographs of AB and others at a presentation on CGW at Marshall University, President's Home. February 24, 1988.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 10 Folder: 27 Archival Resource Key
    Washington-Carver Camp
    ca. 1942
    Scope and Contents

    Facsimile of undated photo [ca. 1942] of John W. Davis, Charles Rutherford, Austin W. Curtis, L.A. Toney, et al. On back: "Received from Debby Jackson, Goldenseal , 4/7/1997. Picture taken during construction of Washington-Carver Camp."

  • Mixed Materials Box: 12 Folder: 15 Archival Resource Key
    Bickley with Alice Walker; Ken Sullivan.
    1999–2002
    Scope and Contents

    Photo of AB with author Alice Walker at the University of Charleston, [1999]. Photo of AB with Ken Sullivan, Executive Director of the WV Humanities Council, 2002.

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Series 7. Professional and Community Activities
1895–2002
Scope and Contents

Includes examples of Bickley's contribution to a number of public service projects both in a professional capacity and as a citizen. Includes these formats:
planning documents,
correspondence,
meeting notes, and
agendas for these organizations:
-Amistad, Inc., a publishing company she formed;
-West Virginia Humanities Foundation;
-Black Mountain Youth Leadership Program, Berea College;
-The EcoTheater in Lewisburg, for which she served as board member;
-National Council of Teachers of English, for which she was National Director;
-West Virginia Archives and History Commission, of which she was a member; and
-Marshall University colloquium on black history.

Most notable are the grant applications, programs, and correspondence from her work with the West Virginia Humanities Foundation. Bickley was President of the Board of Directors and wrote a ten-year history of the organization, 1974-1984. The files include background materials for a number of projects for which she or others received grants. For her work with the Kanawha County Board of Education, her files include research materials about minority student achievement, and documents about the Kanawha County Schools Minority Student Achievement Task Force and Maximizing Achievement of African-American Children in Kanawha County (MAAACK). Documenting her work with an organizing committee to clean up the Bethel Cemetery in Huntington, her files include calls for participants, flyers, lists of members, and more. One civic activity with no apparent formal organization includes a meeting with Governor Rockefeller to advocate for affirmative action in West Virginia government. More on Bickley's professional and community activities can be found in the Awards, Honors Series.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 15 Archival Resource Key
    Affirmative Action Meeting with Gov. Rockefeller
    ca. 1977
    Scope and Contents

    "Notes from Meeting between WV SAC and Governor Rockefeller--June 13" The SAC [Statistical Analysis Center] asked the governor to authorize another study concerning minority employment in West Virginia with the goal of supporting affirmative action and the employment of more minorities.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 20 Archival Resource Key
    Humanities Foundation of WV
    1984–1986
    Scope and Contents

    Humanities Scholar Resource Forms by Virginia Edwards (2/86), Judith G Stitzel, and Elayne Rapping for the project, "Reel Visions: A Conference on Women and Film." "Seminar for Professionals Scholar's Statement" by AB. The Midwest Quarterl y article "The Humanities in Public Conversation." Publication: "The Humanities Foundation of West Virginia, 1974-1984, A Decade of Discovery" which lists awards; AB was President of the Board of Directors.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 28 Archival Resource Key
    EcoTheater
    1990–1992
    Scope and Contents

    Brochure for the 15th Year of the EcoTheater founded by Maryat Lee, 1975-1990. Letter of support fro grant to the EcoTheater, February 10, 1990. Business correspondence with members of the Board of Directors.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 41 Archival Resource Key
    Bethel Memorial Park
    1990 January 10–1990 March 1
    Scope and Contents

    Notes, membership lists, and correspondence from meetings of the Bethel Memorial Park Interest Group. Various research notes regarding black WV doctors and other topics.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 44 Archival Resource Key
    Reagan Inauguration Invitation
    1985 January 20
    Scope and Contents

    Invitation to Ronald Reagan's inauguration

  • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 46 Archival Resource Key
    WV Archives and History Commission Appointment
    2000 July 11–2000 September 22
    Scope and Contents

    Correspondence from Cecil H. Underwood and Earl Ray Tomblin regarding appointment to the WV Archives and History Commission, July 11, 2000-September 22, 2000.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 13a-c Archival Resource Key
    National Council of Teachers of English
    1975
    Scope and Contents

    Papers and notes from 1975 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) conferences when AB was National Director. List of attendees. Black history newspaper clippings. NCTE Spring Institutes programs: April 4-8 in Buffalo, New York; and April 25-29 in Santa Barbara, California. Paper by NB "Mini-Psychological Theory about Black Americans"

  • Mixed Materials Box: 3 Folder: 28 Archival Resource Key
    Jimmy Carter Inauguration
    1977
    Scope and Contents

    Invitation to Jimmy Carter's inauguration, January 20, 1977.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 5 Folder: 20 Archival Resource Key
    Amistad, Publishers
    1987–1988
    Scope and Contents

    Certificate of incorporation and other legal documents for Amistad, Inc. Humanities Foundation grant application. Correspondence, agendas for Board meetings, and notes from meetings.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 5 Folder: 25 Archival Resource Key
    William "Bill" Turner
    1989–1991
    Scope and Contents

    Correspondence with William (Bill) Turner regarding a black history colloquium at Marshall and editing a special issue the Appalachian Journal. Sojourner: Voice of the Eastern Kentucky Social Clubs , 1989.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 5 Folder: 41 Archival Resource Key
    Slave Auction Block--Wheeling
    1895–1999
    Scope and Contents

    Program for MU symposium "Moving Toward Freedom: Slavery and Resistance." WV Humanities Foundation grant materials for "Fact to Freedom: The Story of Slavery in West Virginia." Cost details for recreating a slave auction block. Photograph of 10th and Market in Wheeling, 1895.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 6 Folder: 8 Archival Resource Key
    African American Heritage Family Tree Museum
    1997–2001
    Scope and Contents

    Correspondence with Brucella and Norman Jordan re: the African American Heritage Family Tree Museum. Also a Humanities Council Grant, brochures, newspaper clippings, press releases. B. Jordan's curriculum vitia and job description with an appliation.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 7 Folder: 12 Archival Resource Key
    Canty House, West Virginia State College
    1964–1988
    Scope and Contents

    Materials supporting the proposal for WVSC's The Canty House being placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 8 Folder: 12a Archival Resource Key
    Kanawha County Schools Minority Programs
    2001–2002
    Scope and Contents

    Materials for collaboration of Kanawha County Schools Minority Student Achievement Task Force and Achieving Excellence in Learning (AEL). Maximizing Achievement of African-American Children in Kanawha County (MAACK) materials. Data on Kanawha County students.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 8 Folder: 12b Archival Resource Key
    Kanawha County Schools Minority Programs
    2001–2002
    Scope and Contents

    Readings on teaching minority students, Ebonics. Maximizing Achievement of African-American Children in Kanawha County (MAACK) materials.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 9 Folder: 16 Archival Resource Key
    Berea College
    1990–1992
    Scope and Contents

    Notes and correspondence pertaining to the evaluation of the Black Mountain Youth Leadership Program at Berea College.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 9 Folder: 18 Archival Resource Key
    Travel to American West
    1996
    Scope and Contents

    Letter from the Governor of Montana. Itineraries. Correspondence re: trip.

  • Mixed Materials Box: 14 Folder: 5 Archival Resource Key
    WV Colored Children's Home by Debbie Richardson
    ca. 1997
    Scope and Contents

    Matted print of D. Richardson's drawing of the WV Colored Children's Home.

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Series 8. Research Notes and Collected Materials
1775–2013
Scope and Contents

This series includes eleven subseries which highlight Bickley's research on black history in West Virginia and to a smaller extent black history in general. The subseries include her work on black history for many West Virginia counties with her research being more extensive for Cabell, Jefferson, and Kanawha Counties which have their own subseries. The subseries for Research Notes and Collected Papers are: General, Biography; Cabell County, WV; Jefferson County, WV; Kanawha County, WV; Other WV Counties; Churches, Education; General; Organizations; Slavery; and the Underground Railroad.

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    Series 8. Research Notes and Collected Materials--General
    1850–2011
    Scope and Contents

    Bickley researched a wide range of black history and black culture topics; for example, Aunt Jemima and the statue of a black boy as yard ornament, in addition to persons and events. The research provided background for her writings and was often incorporated into her works of fiction as well as historical accounts. Her papers include research notes and supporting sources on a wide range of topics with reference to black history and West Virginia black history.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 19 Archival Resource Key
      Papers Inventory by Daughters [?]
      Undated
      Scope and Contents

      Handwritten inventory of boxes with Post-it-Note "Found AFTER boxing - This drawer-files are out of order so I don't know if it will be helpful. (Plus, my sister has horrible handwriting."

    • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 23 Archival Resource Key
      Research Materials on Many Topics
      1850–2011
      Scope and Contents

      Post card from Mabel Hunter with Storer College Brackett Hall dorm room circled (1946). Photo of statue of Carter G. Woodson. 1850 mortality statistics for western section of Virginia. Bulletin of the West Virginia State Teachers' Association , 1940. Program for the Mountain State Bar Association, Inc. Annual Awards Banquet, June 18, 1988. Partial transcript of "Interview with Doris Miller, Huntington, WV" regarding house purported to be on the underground railroad. Marriage records, 1869, Trinity Church, Parkersburg. "Reading the Names" program at Virginia Sate University of those lynched, 1868-1935; AB read the WV names, ca. 2011. Handwritten research notes. Notes on census slave records. Proposed black history highway markers, 2001. Newspaper clipping about Huntington Tuskegee Airmen, 2009. Email from Brucella Jordan requesting a recommendation; paragraph regarding the founding of the African American Heritage Family Tree Museum, 2010. Email from David Trobridge invitation to speak at Marshall University, 2011. Facsimile of pages from the Bureau of Negro Welfare and Statistics regarding the Episcopal Church in West Virginia. Roster of Negroes serving in state and local government, ca. 1968. "The West Virginia Medical Society [Black]." "Slavery in Western Virginia" (notes for an exhibit?)

    • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 27 Archival Resource Key
      Gallipolis, Ohio
      1990
      Scope and Contents

      Correspondence and research notes regarding the black history of Gallipolis, Ohio. Love story by Harry Dolphis Scott, Bidwell, Ohio. Typed lists from Carter G. Woodson's Free Negro Head of Families (1830), Town of Gallipolis.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 31 Archival Resource Key
      Marshall University Graduates of Distinction
      1981–2002
      Scope and Contents

      Newspaper clippings from the Herald-Dispatch, 1981. Brochure: "Graduates of Distinction: Michael Perry, Ancella Bickley" from the Education Alliance, 2002

    • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 35 Archival Resource Key
      Blues Music
      1961–1971
      Scope and Contents

      Various articles regarding blues music. Multiple facsimiles of "Bessie Smith, 1898-1937, A Short Blues Anthology," 1971; one with annotations.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 38 Archival Resource Key
      Jocko, Calendars
      1971–1985
      Scope and Contents

      Various articles including the legend of Jocko, subject of a lawn ornament, and a 1971 black history calendar by Raymond W. Lowry which highlights achievements.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 3 Folder: 4 Archival Resource Key
      John Henry Festival
      ca. 1976
      Scope and Contents

      2 nd Annual John Henry Festival, Clifftop, West Virginia: Herbs and Traditional Medicine [by] Roscoe Leonard.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 4 Folder: 14 Archival Resource Key
      Spirituals
      Undated
      Scope and Contents

      Typewritten paper about spirituals

    • Mixed Materials Box: 4 Folder: 23 Archival Resource Key
      Black History, N. Bickley Article
      1981–1984
      Scope and Contents

      Journal, newspaper, and magazine articles about black history, Carter G. Woodson, Nelson Bickley, and the methyl isocyanate leak in Institute, 1984.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 4 Folder: 37 Archival Resource Key
      Canada
      1994
      Scope and Contents

      Prospective Sites Relating to Black History in Canada by William N. T. Wylie, June 1994.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 4 Folder: 49 Archival Resource Key
      Juneteenth
      1992–2001
      Scope and Contents

      Research materials regarding the holiday, Juneteenth, which celebrates the Emancipation Proclamation. Text of two speeches.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 5 Folder: 7 Archival Resource Key
      Black Literature
      ca. 1981
      Scope and Contents

      "The Black Literary Tradition of West Virginia: A Bio-Critical Survey" [by] Leonard J. Deutsch

    • Mixed Materials Box: 5 Folder: 22 Archival Resource Key
      Miners
      ca. 1957-2000
      Scope and Contents

      The booklet (2 copies) "History of African-American Miners in Appalachian Coal Fields: Black History Month, February, 2000" Funeral program for Ulysses Grant Carter, teacher at Kimball High School. A Saga of Service: A History of the Mining Extension Service of West Virginia State College, 1937-1957 by Cecile M. McCormick and U.G. Carter.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 5 Folder: 27 Archival Resource Key
      Black History Statistics
      1921–1934
      Scope and Contents

      Facsimiles of pages from reports from the WV Bureau of Negro Welfare and Statistics.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 6 Folder: 16 Archival Resource Key
      Gallia County, Ohio
      1997
      Scope and Contents

      Correspondence and attached materials from Sara J. Sow re: blacks in Gallia County, Ohio. "Why We Celebrate Our Culture and Church" about churches in Lawrence County, Ohio.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 6 Folder: 17 Archival Resource Key
      James Fisher
      1991–1999
      Scope and Contents

      Correspondence with and writings of James Fisher, Berkeley County.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 6 Folder: 18 Archival Resource Key
      Cuba
      1969–2001
      Scope and Contents

      Background research notes and materials about Cuba. National Geographic article "Evolution in the Revolution: CUBA." Poems by or translated by Nelson A. Ossorio.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 6 Folder: 19 Archival Resource Key
      Joan Browning
      1993–1999
      Scope and Contents

      Correspondence with Joan C. Browning re: content for the Henrietta Marie exhibit; white women in the civil rights movement. Biography. Resume. Newspaper clippings; article "Invisible Revolutionaries: White Women in Civil Rights Historiography." Program and other materials for the WVU panel for the Rush Holt History Conference. Commentary from John Raines re: J. Browning and David Mussat's contributions to the RDH Conference; annotated JB paper "Religion Gave Me Power to Witness" and David Mussat's paper "Sticks and Stone: an Interpretation of Power and Religion in the Movement."

    • Mixed Materials Box: 7 Folder: 7 Archival Resource Key
      WV Black History
      1917–1987
      Scope and Contents

      Research materials on many aspects of WV Black history including newspaper clippings, scholarly articles, meeting programs, and the text of an Odd Fellows speech.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 7 Folder: 10 Archival Resource Key
      Coal Miners in West Virginia
      1936–1954
      Scope and Contents

      "Negro Coal Miners in West Virginia, 1875-1925" from the Midwest Journal , 1954. Reprint of "Negro Migration to the Mining Fields of West Virginia" from the Proceedings, West Virginia Academy of Sciences , 1936.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 7 Folder: 26 Archival Resource Key
      WV Black History
      1900–2001
      Scope and Contents

      Handwritten research notes. Research materials re: WV history. Typed notes on WV black history. 1955 newspaper article re: integration of schools.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 7 Folder: 34 Archival Resource Key
      WV Historical Markers
      2000–2003
      Scope and Contents

      Correspondence regarding black WV historical markers. Resignation as a Commissioner for the WV Division of Culture and History. Program for Roosevelt Junior High School Award Assembly, June 2, 2000; Bickley is on the program for the East End History Essay.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 7 Folder: 38 Archival Resource Key
      WV Black History Conferences
      1988–1995
      Scope and Contents

      Programs for West Virginia Conference on Black History at the First Baptist Church in Charleston, April 22-23, 1988, and the Eighth Annual Conference on West Virginia's Black History at Marshall University, November 10-11, 1995

    • Mixed Materials Box: 8 Folder: 7 Archival Resource Key
      Silas Green
      1998
      Scope and Contents

      Web page print out of article about Silas Green in minstrel show.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 9 Folder: 39 Archival Resource Key
      5th U.S. Colored Infantry
      1998–1999
      Scope and Contents

      "Fifth U.S. Colored Infantry" by John F. Walter, rev. 1998. Includes information on Ohio and WV blacks.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 10 Folder: 3 Archival Resource Key
      National Negro Opera
      1946-ca. 2000
      Scope and Contents

      "Negro Participants in the Fields of the Theatre and Music Plus Associated Enterprises: Period: 1920-1960" by Dr. Douglass T. Murray. Booklet for The National [Negro] Opera [Company].

    • Mixed Materials Box: 10 Folder: 30 Archival Resource Key
      Desegregation, WVU Documents, DuBois High School, Slavery, etc.
      1898–1999
      Scope and Contents

      Paper titled " School Desegregation Since Brown (1954): 30-Year Perspective" by Franklin Parker, WVU Professor of Education, 1984. Two pages of annotated text of a speech about education of black West Virginians, [delivered at WVU]. Daily Athenaeum article re: interview Nelson Bickley about discrimination in housing in Morgantown, 1971. Program for "The West Virginia Experience in Higher Education: an Historical Perspective" at WVU, 1984, when AB was on a panel. Facsimile of the pamphlet "The Black Student at WVU" 1971-72. Correspondence from the Ohio University Press re: manuscript review of the book Memphis Tennessee Garrison by William H. Turner, 1999. "History of DuBois High School" from a book. Map of slave plantations in Wood County, Va. Map of Underground Railroad routes to Canada, 1898.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 12 Folder: 7 Archival Resource Key
      WWII Soldiers' Letters
      2001–2005
      Scope and Contents

      Email correspondence primarily between AB and her daughter Ancella Livers re: access to WWII Soldiers' letters at the New York Public Library. Email from Della [Hardman?] re: Belle Powell and Ravella Hughes.

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    Series 8. Research Notes and Collected Materials--Biography
    1876–2012
    Scope and Contents

    Includes biographical material for many people of interested to Bickley. Types of material include correspondence, handwritten notes, clippings and articles, photographs, various facsimiles, and more. Subjects of research notes and collected materials include: Carter G. Woodson, Dick Pointer, Henry Louis "Skip" Gates, Memphis Tennessee Garrison, John Henry, Ravella Hughes, John Wesley Harris, Maude Beatrice Bell Plowden, Della Brown Taylor, Bessie Yancey, Mollie Gabe (Mary Elizabeth Johnson), Elizabeth Simpson Drewry, J. McHenry Jones, Stonewall Jackson, Gwen McMillion Bingham, and William Cathay. Additional topics include: blacks in WV literature; black women; Tuskegee Airmen including John L. Whitehead, Jr. and William Lee Hill; and black WV legislators. Biographical information is also included in the Interviews and Oral History Interviews series.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 21 Archival Resource Key
      Black Politicians
      2003–2011
      Scope and Contents

      Newspaper clippings. Partial notes [speech] J. McHenry Jones including John R. Clifford, Christopher Payne, and black legislators. Pages from a 1913 Congressional hearing on "Conditions in the Paint Creek District, West Virginia" with conditional pardon of Dan Chain highlighted. Memo, 1/18/03, from Alfonzo Dalton regarding interview with Ben Carson who was a Republican candidate for the US President in 2016.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 29 Archival Resource Key
      J. McHenry Jones
      1989–2012
      Scope and Contents

      Letter to researcher Sean Duff, November 19, 2012, and attached information regarding J. McHenry Jones and Wheeling. Letter to researcher L. Morris Jones, May 3, 1989. Newspaper clipping of article about Hearts of Gold which was written by J. McHenry Jones (JMJ). Various versions of "James McHenry Jones: a Monologue" by Ancella R. Bickley. Full and partial "J. McHenry Jones, 1859-1909." Text of newspaper article about JMJ's opposition to the Evans Jim Crow Bill, February 14, 1907. Research notes including Jones family history. Facsimile of pages from History of the Jones Family by John L. Jones.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 2 Folder: 2 Archival Resource Key
      Black Stars in Orbit
      ca. 1995
      Scope and Contents

      Research notes on Guion Bluford (?). Ed White, sculptor, biography. Facsimile of pages from the children's book Black Stars in Orbit , [1995]

    • Mixed Materials Box: 4 Folder: 21 Archival Resource Key
      Carter G. Woodson Home
      1940–1959
      Scope and Contents

      Correspondence between NB and The Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, Incorporated regarding preservation of the Carter G. Woodson house in Huntington. Correspondence between Carter G. Woodson and his sister, Bessie Woodson Yancey, regarding upkeep of the house.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 4 Folder: 26 Archival Resource Key
      Dick Pointer
      1982–1993
      Scope and Contents

      Research materials on Dick Pointer, black Indian War hero, for an article for the Journal of the Greenbrier Historical Society ; the article; handwritten notes; various versions of the article. Research notes. Facsimile of a painting by S. Ross Browne, 1993.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 5 Folder: 2 Archival Resource Key
      Henry Louis Gates
      1988–1990
      Scope and Contents

      Correspondence with Henry Louis "Skip" Gates, Jr. Newspaper clipping: MU Commencement.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 5 Folder: 17 Archival Resource Key
      Memphis Tennessee Garrison
      ca. 1926-2001
      Scope and Contents

      Correspondence with Adolphus Young regarding black West Virginia women, particularly MTG.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 5 Folder: 36 Archival Resource Key
      John Henry
      1969–1979
      Scope and Contents

      Washington Post article "In Quest of the Historical John Henry" by Hank Burchard, August 24, 1969. Press release by Kyle McCormick, WV Dept. of Archives and History, 1957. WV Hillbilly , June 23, 1979, "A Salute to John Henry."

    • Mixed Materials Box: 6 Folder: 4 Archival Resource Key
      John Matheus
      1946–1972
      Scope and Contents

      Handwritten notes about John Matheus, WVSC professor; his curriculum vitae, ca. 1953; reprint of an article from the CLA Journal by him, 1972.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 6 Folder: 12 Archival Resource Key
      Revella Hughes
      ca. 1996
      Scope and Contents

      Research notes about Revella Hughes

    • Mixed Materials Box: 6 Folder: 13 Archival Resource Key
      William L. Hill
      1960–1996
      Scope and Contents

      Research notes about William Hill for Goldenseal article about Tuskegee Airmen.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 6 Folder: 20 Archival Resource Key
      John Brown
      2000
      Scope and Contents

      Research on John Brown including materials from the National Parks Service's John Brown Conference, 2000; an annotated Langston Hughes' poem "October 16;" and "A Psychological Examination of John Brown."

    • Mixed Materials Box: 7 Folder: 5 Archival Resource Key
      Fannie Cobb Carter, Memphis Tennessee Garrison
      1977–1981
      Scope and Contents

      Two newspaper clippings: one about Fannie Cobb Carter and one about Memphis Tennessee Garrison

    • Mixed Materials Box: 7 Folder: 8 Archival Resource Key
      Charles "Jackie" Calvin Rogers
      1990–1999
      Scope and Contents

      Obituary and other information about Major General Charles "Jackie" Calvin Rogers. Documents regarding the naming of a United States Army Reserve Center for him. Text of NB's speech.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 7 Folder: 28 Archival Resource Key
      Goldenseal Articles
      1990
      Scope and Contents

      Goldenseal article about John Wesley Harris. Facsimile of newspaper clipping about Maude Beatrice Bell Plowden.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 7 Folder: 31 Archival Resource Key
      Della Brown Taylor Hardman
      2008
      Scope and Contents

      Transcript of interview with AB by Ohio State University's WOSU about Della Brown Taylor [Hardman], a graduate of Garnet High School, artist, and teacher at WVSC.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 7 Folder: 36 Archival Resource Key
      Aunt Jemima
      1981–2002
      Scope and Contents

      Research notes. Transcript of conversation with Bruce Rogers regarding Aunt Jemima and Bruce Family history. Facsimiles of newspaper articles regarding Aunt Jemima.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 7 Folder: 37 Archival Resource Key
      Sydney Taylor Brown
      1919–2003
      Scope and Contents

      Background research about the Sargent School of Physical Education; Sydney Taylor Brown who graduated from there and then WVSC; black women in the American Red Cross; and black women's service in WWII. American Legacy , Winter 1999. Research notes.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 7 Folder: 51 Archival Resource Key
      Biographies
      1923
      Scope and Contents

      Facsimile of pages from History of the American Negro, W.Va. Edition, vol. VII, [edited] by [A. D.] Caldwell.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 7 Folder: 52 Archival Resource Key
      Tuskegee Airmen
      2003–2005
      Scope and Contents

      Print outs of web pages regarding the Tuskegee Airmen. Photograph of monument in Walterboro, SC. Newspaper clippings.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 7 Folder: 24a Archival Resource Key
      Carter G. Woodson
      1919–1991
      Scope and Contents

      Research materials pertaining to Carter G. Woodson including: journal and magazine articles; facsimile of book pages; newspaper clippings; and a masters degree thesis. Text of speeches and programs for speeches by both AB and NB. Invitation to a reception to honor Sen. and Mrs. John F. Kennedy in Huntington, April 20, 1960.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 7 Folder: 24b Archival Resource Key
      Carter G. Woodson
      1939–1985
      Scope and Contents

      Poems, correspondence, and other writings by Bessie Yancey, Carter G. Woodson's sister. Photocopies of journal articles and WV Collegiate Institute publications. Special Carter G. Woodson issue of Community, published by Friendship House, Winter 1970. Issue of The Journal of Negro History , July 1968.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 9 Folder: 3 Archival Resource Key
      Molly Gabe
      1939–1990
      Scope and Contents

      Research materials on Mollie Gabe, also known as Mary Elizabeth Johnson, midwife from Falls Mill, Braxton County.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 9 Folder: 4 Archival Resource Key
      John P. Parker
      1884–1994
      Scope and Contents

      Research materials about John P. Parker, a former slave who was active in the UGRR in Ohio. Parker was also an inventor and a business man.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 9 Folder: 14 Archival Resource Key
      Elizabeth Simpson Drewry
      1951–1998
      Scope and Contents

      Research materials about Elizabeth Simpson Drewry, McDowell County representative to the WV House of Delegates.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 9 Folder: 19 Archival Resource Key
      Carter G. Woodson
      1939–2011
      Scope and Contents

      Letters to Bessie W. Yancey, CGW's sister. Research materials. Poem "The Forgotten Boys." Correspondence re: restoration of the CGW home. Carter G. Woodson Memorial Committee and Foundation materials. Text of speech by AB. CGW stamps. Dedication of statue of CGW. Correspondence re: Ann Eliza Riddle Woodson family property. CGW genealogy prepared by Nelson Barnett, Jr. Letter from CGW to Bessie Woodson Yancey. Text of paper "Carter G. Woodson: the West Virginia Connection." Photographs of CGW and kin.

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      Carter G. Woodson
      1939–1958
      Scope and Contents

      Correspondence from CGW to Bessie W. Yancey, re: house in Huntington, 1941. Book contract between Bessie W. Yancey for Echoes in the Hills and CGW's company, The Associated Publishers, 1939. Letter re: book to CGW from BWY, 1939. Letter from John W. Davis, President WVSC, to BWY, 1945, re: Nelson Bickley. Letter from BWY to Louis R. Mehlinger re: loss of two brothers, 1950. Envelope, no contents, from Joel A Rogers, 1951. Envelope, no contents, from The Associated Publishers, 1958. Photographic negative of BWY.

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      Carter G. Woodson
      1920–2004
      Scope and Contents

      Research materials including newspaper clippings, correspondence, articles, and research notes on Carter G. Woodson; Bessie W. Yancey; Black History Month; restoration of the Woodson home; and the Woodson family. Annotated copy of the paper "Carter G. Woodson: the West Virginia Connection." Facscimiles of Otis Woodson and CGW photos. Photo of Bessie Woodson Yancey and letter from BWY to CGW re: poetry. Edited entry for CGW from The Encyclopedia of Black America . List of WV Collegiate Institutue, 1920/21 and 1921/22. Facsimile of correspondence between CGW and BWY re: house.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 9 Folder: 24 Archival Resource Key
      J. McHenry Jones
      1886–1991
      Scope and Contents

      Research materials on J. McHenry Jones including facsimiles of obituaries; other newspaper clippings; and transcriptions of clippings. Photo of Hazlewood Assembly Hall. Notes [speech?] on JMJ. Timeline with sources. Paper about JMJ by AB. Jones family history.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 9 Folder: 31 Archival Resource Key
      Stonewall Jackson
      1982
      Scope and Contents

      Pages copied from book The Hidden Years of Stonewall Jackson purporting that he fathered a black child. From Merle Moore.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 9 Folder: 36 Archival Resource Key
      Tuskegee Airmen
      1951–1997
      Scope and Contents

      Research materials on Tuskegee Airmen including John L. Whitehead, Jr. and William Lee Hill.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 10 Folder: 28 Archival Resource Key
      Black WV Legislators
      1948–1998
      Scope and Contents

      Text of a speech? "African Americans in the West Virginia Legislature." Letter from C.A. Blankenship to The Negro History Bulletin adding names of Negroes who served in the WV Legislature, 1964. "West Virginia's Black Female Legislators" ca. 1991. Facsimile of photo with caption: "President Harry S. Truman being shown a copy of America's first Black pictorial magazine. [There is some question which came first Color or Ebony] Left to right: Sippi Coleman, Pres. Truman, W.VA. Congressman, Dr. I.J.K. Wells Editor and Publisher of Color," ca. 1948. Newspaper clipping of article re: female legislators, 1998.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 10 Folder: 31 Archival Resource Key
      Black Women in Military, William Cathay
      1876–2011
      Scope and Contents

      Facsimile of photo of "Gabriel, Pardoned by VA Governor Tim Kaine, June 26, 2007." Research notes. Paper "Major General Gwen McMillion Bingham," ca. 2011 with newspaper clipping. Facsimile of unidentified photograph of woman in uniform. Paper "'Who Was William Cathay?' adapted from a piece in the St. Louis Daily Times, January 2, 1876." Poem "Cathay Williams," 1997. Facsimile of enlarged photo of face of unidentified soldier. Summary/timeline for Cathay Williams/William Cathay.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 15 Folder: 5 Archival Resource Key
      Elizabeth Simpson Drewry
      ca. 1980
      Scope and Contents

      Draft of "Elizabeth Simpson Drewry, 1894-1979"

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    Series 8. Research Notes and Collected Materials--Cabell County, WV
    1793–2002
    Scope and Contents

    Covers a wide range of topics on the history of Cabell County; Huntington, WV; and adjacent Ohio counties. Notable are Nelson Barnett's transcriptions of late 19th century Huntington newspaper articles regarding blacks. Also included are newspaper clippings, monographs, photos, biographies, and interviews about veterans, church history, education, organizations, and more.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 39 Archival Resource Key
      Huntington Newspaper Articles
      1988
      Scope and Contents

      "References and Briefs to Miscellaneous Newspaper Articles, [June 15, 1872-October 21, 1898, and June 4, 1922-May 20, 1928]" compiled by Nelson Barnett, Jr., 1988, from Huntington newspapers.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 40 Archival Resource Key
      Huntington Newspaper Articles
      1988
      Scope and Contents

      "Black Veterans of World War I from Cabell County, W.Va., 1918." "Past Imperfect, 1902: Articles of Interest, [Nov. 13, 1901-Dec. 31, 1901]" compiled by Nelson Barnett, Jr. from Huntington newspapers.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 43 Archival Resource Key
      Huntington Newspaper Articles
      ca. 1988
      Scope and Contents

      "Past-Imperfect, 1901: Articles of Interest, [Jan. 7, 1901-May 28, 1901]" compiled by Nelson Barnett, Jr. from Huntington newspapers

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      Cabell County
      1891–2002
      Scope and Contents

      Resources about blacks in Huntington and Cabell County. Includes a bibliography of Goldenseal articles about blacks. Other resources are church histories, listings of names, facsimiles of book chapters and papers, newspaper clippings, interviews, handwritten research notes, and more.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 5 Folder: 6 Archival Resource Key
      Cabell County, WV
      1920
      Scope and Contents

      "Progress of the Huntington Negro" by Prof. J. W. Scott

    • Mixed Materials Box: 5 Folder: 43 Archival Resource Key
      Edna Duckworth
      1976–1997
      Scope and Contents

      "A Black History of Huntington" by Edna Duckworth, 1976. Genealogy for Edna Duckworth. "Biohistrogenetics Project Proposal" to the Carter G. Woodson Memorial Foundation, 1996-1997; Duckworth is listed as the visionary.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 5 Folder: 44 Archival Resource Key
      Cabell County--Marriage Records
      1873–1899
      Scope and Contents

      Marriage records, late 19th century, Cabell County.

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      Greenbottom Church
      1793–2002
      Scope and Contents

      Correspondence with Clara Knight. Facsimiles of Greenbottom Church, Huntington, records listing black members. Records regarding John Ball freeing his slaves, 1793. Map of Millersport, OH, 1887.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 6 Folder: 7 Archival Resource Key
      Bill Lindsay Correspondence
      1997–1998
      Scope and Contents

      Correspondence with Bill Lindsay re: blacks in Huntington and Pocahontas County

    • Mixed Materials Box: 7 Folder: 15 Archival Resource Key
      Nellie Radford Francisco
      1981–1989
      Scope and Contents

      Two newspaper clippings: one about Nellie Fransisco [sic] and AB's research about blacks on the Ohio River.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 9 Folder: 10 Archival Resource Key
      Huntington
      1850–1976
      Scope and Contents

      "A Black History of Huntington" by Edna Duckworth, [1976]. Census data for black families in Lawrence County, Ohio; 1850, 1860.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 9 Folder: 11 Archival Resource Key
      Huntington
      1869- ca. 1995
      Scope and Contents

      Photos of black workers in C&O shop including Anderson Radford, AB's grandfather. Correspondence; transcription of newspaper articles; research notes; biographical sketches; photos of Goodes; newspaper clippings; church histories and programs; facsimiles of book pages; transcription of interviews; and bibliography.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 9 Folder: 26 Archival Resource Key
      Huntington & Ohio
      1984–1990
      Scope and Contents

      Research notes. Photos. Paper "Black People and the Huntington Experience." Project, "A Sojourn for Truth: Revisiting Black History Along the Ohio River," overview. Research materials re: Huntington, Cabell County, and parts of Ohio. Transcript of interview with Suzette Spencer. "The West Virginia Colored Children's Home" by Ancella R. Bickley. "Poke Patch/Black Fork, Ohio"

    • Mixed Materials Box: 9 Folder: 28 Archival Resource Key
      Douglass School, Huntington
      1901-ca. 1985
      Scope and Contents

      Research notes on Douglass School. Typewritten notes on Douglass School, 1891-1924. Notes from conversation with Nellie Francisco. Handwritten transcription of article, 1902.

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    Series 8. Research Notes and Collected Materials--Jefferson County, WV
    1855–2004
    Scope and Contents

    Covers research about blacks in Charlestown and Harpers Ferry as well as other locations in Jefferson County. Materials include obituaries, school histories, correspondence, cemetery records, research notes, and more about school integration, Storer College, slave collars, Fisherman's Hall, and more.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 4 Folder: 50 Archival Resource Key
      Charlestown
      1917–2001
      Scope and Contents

      Research materials regarding blacks in Charlestown. Obituary for former slave George Jenkins in Huntington, 1917.

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      Charlestown & Jefferson County
      1931–1994
      Scope and Contents

      Paper about St. Philip's parochial school by James A. Tolbert. Materials re: Sons of Confederate Veterans tablet in Harper's Ferry. Other research materials re: Jefferson County and Charlestown.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 8 Folder: 3 Archival Resource Key
      Slave Collar
      1855–1999
      Scope and Contents

      Photos of a slave collar. Correspondence re: acquiring the collar for the Henrietta slave ship exhibit.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 8 Folder: 16 Archival Resource Key
      James Tolbert
      1980–2001
      Scope and Contents

      Correspondence with James Tolbert re: black CCC camp, McDowell County; Black History Conference; Fisherman's Hall, Charlestown, restoration; Harewood Cemetery, Jefferson County; marker for Martin Delany, Charlestown.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 9 Folder: 25 Archival Resource Key
      Harpers Ferry
      1994–1996
      Scope and Contents

      Research materials re: Harpers Ferry, the National Park, and Storer College.

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      Jefferson County School Integration
      2003–2004
      Scope and Contents

      Typewritten text of speech at Shepherd College, 2004. Transcript "Discussion of Integration of Schools in Jefferson County: Jim Tolbert."

    • Mixed Materials Box: 10 Folder: 36 Archival Resource Key
      John Brown
      ca. 2000
      Scope and Contents

      Handwritten research notes mostly re: John Brown and Harpers Ferry, ca. 2000.

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    Series 8. Research Notes and Collected Materials--Kanawha County, WV
    1824–2003
    Scope and Contents

    Covers research about blacks in the WV Capitol, Charleston, and other locations in Kanawha County. Topics covered include slavery in the salt industry, biographies, wine cellars, and buildings. Contents include correspondence, facsimiles of documents, research papers, obituaries, newspaper clippings and more.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 4 Folder: 40 Archival Resource Key
      Slavery--Salt Industry
      1824–2002
      Scope and Contents

      Research materials about slavery in West Virginia with focus on Kanawha County and the salt industry

    • Mixed Materials Box: 4 Folder: 41 Archival Resource Key
      Thomas Gillis Nutter
      1969–2000
      Scope and Contents

      Research materials on black attorney Thomas Gillis Nutter.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 4 Folder: 42 Archival Resource Key
      Kanawha County--Charleston
      1876–2003
      Scope and Contents

      Research materials on Charleston, WV including: "Unpublished Black History in the Early Kanawha Valley" by William D. Wintz; "Blacks in Charleston, West Virginia: A Survey of Their Presence in the Community and Occupational and Residential Patterns in the Early 1900s" by Mary Johnson, WVU student. Research materials regarding Oscar Wayman Holmes, the first African American naval aviator and obituaries for C.H. James, prominent black businessman. Text of speech, "Black People in Charleston," 1994.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 4 Folder: 43 Archival Resource Key
      Underground Railroad
      1937–1990
      Scope and Contents

      Research materials on the Dutch Hollow wine cellars in Dunbar.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 7 Folder: 14 Archival Resource Key
      Starks House
      1901–1992
      Scope and Contents

      Documents regarding Samuel W. Starks and the Starks House in Charleston. Correspondence regarding its being put on the National Register of Historic Places.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 8 Folder: 15 Archival Resource Key
      Eugene Washington
      1998
      Scope and Contents

      Correspondence with Eugene Washington re: Phillis Wheatley School and Albert G. Brown, architect.

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    Series 8. Research Notes and Collected Materials--Other WV Counties
    1818–2006
    Scope and Contents

    Excludes Cabell, Jefferson, and Kanawha Counties which have separate subseries. Includes research materials about slavery, school integration, lynching, historic homes, and more researched by Bickley for these counties: Wayne, McDowell, Harrison, Greenbrier, Hardy, Fayette, Monongalia, Upshur, Wood, and Monroe; as well as the cities of Bluefield, Buckhannon, Keystone, Weirton, Weston, and Wheeling. Research materials include photographs, correspondence, brochures, newspaper clippings, book pages, articles, interviews, and more.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 4 Folder: 25 Archival Resource Key
      Wayne County
      1981–2006
      Scope and Contents

      Various documents regarding blacks in Wayne County, WV; the Livisay family; writings by Tim R. Massey, 1981; the Lindsey family; photograph and negatives of a photograph of a black family.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 4 Folder: 27 Archival Resource Key
      McDowell County--Keystone
      1986–1992
      Scope and Contents

      Research materials on McDowell County, WV, with focus on the towns of Keystone and Keystone. Letters and notes from Adolphus A. Young, Jr.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 4 Folder: 29 Archival Resource Key
      Greenbrier County--Lewisburg
      2002
      Scope and Contents

      Program for "Freedom Is a Struggle: Glimpses of African-American Life in the Greenbrier Valley of [West] Virginia." Brochure "Black Historic Sites in Lewisburg, West Virginia."

    • Mixed Materials Box: 4 Folder: 31 Archival Resource Key
      McDowell County
      1988–2002
      Scope and Contents

      Newspaper clipping about Sarah Hall, black lawyer. Facsimiles of research materials. "The History of the Negro in McDowell County and in West Virginia Leading Up to and Including the Integration of Schools" by Dr. Douglass T. Murray. Typewritten notes from Adolphus Young, Jr. Correspondence with Alphonso Dalton, Jr. regarding MTG and black McDowell County families

    • Mixed Materials Box: 4 Folder: 44 Archival Resource Key
      Harrison
      1952
      Scope and Contents

      Facsimile of 1952 newspaper article regarding slaves listed in 1848 Harrison County tax book. Slave owners are listed and includes Nathan Goff.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 4 Folder: 45 Archival Resource Key
      Greenbrier
      1818–1994
      Scope and Contents

      Paper, author unidentified, regarding lynching in WV. Research materials about slaves in Greenbrier County

    • Mixed Materials Box: 4 Folder: 46 Archival Resource Key
      Hardy Co. Slave Letter
      1851–1999
      Scope and Contents

      Correspondence regarding letter from a slave asking to be purchased by Stump family [1851]. Facsimile of letter.

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      Glenwood
      ca. 1920-1983
      Scope and Contents

      Research notes and resources regarding Glenwood, historic home in Charleston. Clarksburg newspaper article of reminiscences of a former slave, Ann Freeman and others. Clarksburg newspaper article regarding Union Veterans Association.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 5 Folder: 10 Archival Resource Key
      Fayette County, WV
      1977–1993
      Scope and Contents

      Research materials for Fayette County including contacts list, newspaper articles, maps, facsimiles of pages from books, student research paper, church histories, handwritten research notes, and grant applications. Correspondence with and Lucille Meadows and her handwritten reminiscences.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 5 Folder: 11 Archival Resource Key
      Fayette County, WV
      1844–2006
      Scope and Contents

      Newspaper articles, facsimiles of historical records. Partial manuscript for To Be Black in Fayette and annotated pages. "Black Politics in Fayette County, West Virginia, 1896-1918" by Daniel Wright. Text of speech by Daniel Wright. Brochure titled "Camp Washington-Carver: a Compendium of the First African-American 4-H Camp."

    • Mixed Materials Box: 5 Folder: 29 Archival Resource Key
      Monongalia County
      1973–1987
      Scope and Contents

      Research materials and research notes: Monongalia Blacks Speak : Women, Part II and Men, Part I, Holland family, schools. Interview with Grace Edwards Waters.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 5 Folder: 33 Archival Resource Key
      Weirton
      1976
      Scope and Contents

      Research materials about Weirton.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 5 Folder: 34 Archival Resource Key
      Upshur
      1975–1990
      Scope and Contents

      Research materials about Upshur County. Facsimiles of articles written by R.H. Ralston, Sr. regarding Buckhannon's black history; newspaper clippings. "A History of Blacks in Buckhannon: The Recollections of Harriet Warfield," an interview with Harriet Warfield, 1977.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 5 Folder: 35 Archival Resource Key
      Wheeling
      1989–2000
      Scope and Contents

      Research materials regarding blacks in Wheeling. "Wheeling's Black Population: A General Perspective" written and presented by Darryl Clausell, Pat Dudley, with contributors Kathryn Snead and Dorothy Cooper, 1990. Correspondence with Margaret Brennan. Photo of AB, Pat Dudley, Brennan, and Annie Tanks at an Oral History Seminar in Wheeling.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 5 Folder: 37 Archival Resource Key
      McDowell
      1958–2001
      Scope and Contents

      Correspondence regarding Memphis Tennessee Garrison. Research materials on Gary and other McDowell County locales: newspaper clippings, Goldenseal article.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 5 Folder: 40 Archival Resource Key
      Wheeling
      1992–2002
      Scope and Contents

      Papers by Wheeling Jesuit Students Joel Michael Coulson and Beau Conway.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 5 Folder: 9a Archival Resource Key
      Fayette County, WV
      1980–1993
      Scope and Contents

      Research resources regarding blacks in Fayette County, WV, including transcripts of oral history interviews with Lucille Meadows, Mrs. Turner, Charista Davis, Lula Lall Jones, Rosa Roach and Jessie Barrett; correspondence, church histories and programs. Includes Smoot family information.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 5 Folder: 9b Archival Resource Key
      Fayette County, WV
      1856–1993
      Scope and Contents

      Transcripts of interviews with Alease Watkins, David W. Turner, Russell Lee Matthews, and Elsie Choice Hopkins. Also, includes research notes, newspaper clippings, a grant application, facsimiles of book pages, and correspondence.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 6 Folder: 23 Archival Resource Key
      Bluefield
      1934–1997
      Scope and Contents

      Photo of Lomax Hospital in Bluefield. Brochures for Afro-Appalachian Performance Company. Correspondence with Joseph Bundy re: history alive performances. Research materials about black Bluefield hospitals.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 7 Folder: 39 Archival Resource Key
      Wood County
      1882–2003
      Scope and Contents

      Correspondence with Ray Swick re: blacks in Wood County. Research notes. Correspondence with the Wood County Bicentennial Commission re: speech.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 7 Folder: 50 Archival Resource Key
      Greenbrier Co. Lynching
      1932-ca. 1991
      Scope and Contents

      Court record for Mullens v. County Court , 1932. Facsimile of WV entry from 100 Years of Lynchings by Ralph Ginzburg. "The Greenbrier County Lynching: a Study of West Virginian Justices" by Ancella Bickley Livers. "'Reading the Names,' Program at Virginia State University."

    • Mixed Materials Box: 8 Folder: 5 Archival Resource Key
      Parkersburg
      ca. 1847-1990
      Scope and Contents

      Research notes re: Parkersburg black history. Facsimile of letter and transcription of letter from ex-slave Isaac Fairfax to George Washington Henderson.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 9 Folder: 6 Archival Resource Key
      Charles Goddard Correspondence
      1985
      Scope and Contents

      Letter from Charles (Charley) Goddard re: Greenbrier County history and Sharlotta Gardner contact information.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 9 Folder: 29 Archival Resource Key
      Lynching; Weston Colored School
      1892–1992
      Scope and Contents

      Copy of photo and negative of lynching. Photos of black children. Note from Maurice Allman, Hacker's Creek Pioneer Descendants. Transcripts of Weston Democrat articles re: 1892 lynching of Edgar Jones. Transcripts re: 1910 lynching. Research notes on these incidents. Application for the Weston Colored School to be placed on the National Register of Historical Places. Research notes re: Weston State Hospital. Correspondence re: dedication of the Central West Virginia Genealogical and Historical Library, formerly the Weston Colored School. Handwritten transcription of interview with Rahleen Gardner who attended the School. Transcript of conversation with Mrs. Joy Gilchrist, 1992.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 9 Folder: 34 Archival Resource Key
      Parkersburg
      1870–1992
      Scope and Contents

      Transcripts of interviews with Mr. Waldo Lacy and Mrs. Gladys Lacy. Facsimile of newspaper article of speech by T.J. Ferguson, 1870. Research materials on the Sumner School. History of Parkersburg from Bernie Allen. Facsimile of books pages, newspaper articles, and transcription of newspaper articles. Parkersburg Art Center brochure featuring Joseph Eldridge Dodd. Text for slide show (no slides). Typewritten outline of "Parkersburg Study."

    • Mixed Materials Box: 10 Folder: 2 Archival Resource Key
      Blennerhassett Island & Sumner School
      1887–2002
      Scope and Contents

      Facsimiles of newspaper articles. Correspondence with Ray Swick, Blennerhassett Island State Park. Research materials about blacks in Wood County. Research notes. "A History of Sumner School" written by Sally Browning, 1996. The Island Packet from the Friends of Blennerhassett Island.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 10 Folder: 4 Archival Resource Key
      Monroe County
      1916–1997
      Scope and Contents

      Background research on blacks in Monroe County. Correspondence with Fawn Valentine and Presidents of the Monroe County Historical Society. "Bishop Matthew W. Clair, Sr.: a Biography" by Dr. Margaret B. Ballard, 1973.

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    Series 8. Research Notes and Collected Materials--Churches
    1900–2005
    Scope and Contents

    Includes programs, bulletins, correspondence, research notes, and histories of black West Virginia churches in Fayetteville, Charleston, Charlestown, Fairmont, St. Albans, Parkersburg, Huntington, and Alderson. Also includes a history of churches and lodges in West Virginia as well as histories of the Odd Fellows, Knights of Pythias, and the Galilean Fisherman lodges. Denominations represented include African Methodist Episcopal, Episcopalian, and Baptist.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 49 Archival Resource Key
      Lucile Meadows Correspondence
      1991 June 17–1993 September 30
      Scope and Contents

      Correspondence with Lucile S. Meadows regarding help with the Second Baptist Church, Fayetteville, Centennial; racial tolerance in schools

    • Mixed Materials Box: 2 Folder: 12 Archival Resource Key
      First Baptist Church, Charleston
      1993 February 28
      Scope and Contents

      "125th Anniversary Journal" First Baptist Church, February 1, 1868-February 28, 1993, Charleston, WV

    • Mixed Materials Box: 4 Folder: 28 Archival Resource Key
      Episcopal Churches
      1900–1986
      Scope and Contents

      Time line for black Episcopalians in WV. "The First Hundred Years: a History of St. Philip's Episcopal Church, Charles Town." Research notes and sources. Humanities Foundation of WV grant application by Florita Montgomery to study the history of St. Phillips' Episcopal Church. Information on the Trinity Church in Parkersburg. Photograph including some black congregants.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 7 Folder: 17 Archival Resource Key
      Diamond St. M.E. Church, Fairmont
      1907
      Scope and Contents

      1907 Weekly Bulletin of Diamond St. M.E. Church in Fairmont

    • Mixed Materials Box: 7 Folder: 29 Archival Resource Key
      St. Paul's Baptist Church, St. Albans
      1988
      Scope and Contents

      Book titled Miracle on B Street Continues about St. Paul Baptist Church's (St. Albans) 131st anniversary.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 7 Folder: 35 Archival Resource Key
      Young Chapel AME Church, Huntington
      1995–1998
      Scope and Contents

      Letter re: slide presentation at the Young Chapel African American Methodist Episcopal Church. Program for the 94th Church Anniversary. Handwritten time line and other notes. Booklet of photographs, text of Bickley's speech, newspaper clipping.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 7 Folder: 48 Archival Resource Key
      Churches and Lodges
      ca. 1954-1999
      Scope and Contents

      "Black Churches and Lodges in West Virginia in Their Infancy, 1865-1900" by J. Reuben Sheeler. "History of Bright Hope Lodge #9, F.&A.M. and - P.H.A. Montgomery WV." Facsimile of pages "Introduction and Growth of the Grand United States Order of Odd Fellows in America." Notes "Knights of Pythias of West Virginia History" researched by James A. Tolbert. Notes about "Grand United Order of the Galilean Fisherman" compiled by Ann Wilson.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 9 Folder: 12 Archival Resource Key
      Shiloh Baptist Church, Alderson
      2005
      Scope and Contents

      Email correspondence with Adrienne Belafonte re: a newspaper article about the Shiloh Baptist Church in Alderson. Clipping of the article.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 9 Folder: 27 Archival Resource Key
      First Baptist Church, Huntington
      1988–1997
      Scope and Contents

      Program for First Baptist Church 125th Anniversary, 1997. Program for installation of Rev. William F. Buchanan, First Baptist Church, 1988.

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    Series 8. Research Notes and Collected Materials--Education
    1867–2006
    Scope and Contents

    Includes newspaper clippings, text for presentations, correspondence, research notes, articles, commencement programs, interviews and more about state and national teachers' organizations, historically black WV colleges including West Virginia State College and West Virginia University, integration of schools, histories of specific schools, the Kanawha County textbook controversy, and more.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 7 Archival Resource Key
      West Virginia Education Association and National Education Association
      1950–1973
      Scope and Contents

      Newspaper articles: WV Education Association (WVEA) Executive Committee meeting, the National Education Association (NEA) and the need for minority teachers; and recommendations from the Black Caucus, WV School Journal , December 15, 1973. Photograph of Blacks in auditorium seating, ca. 1950s

    • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 10 Archival Resource Key
      West Virginia State College Post Card and Commencement Programs
      ca. 1910-1951
      Scope and Contents

      Multiple facsimiles of a post card picturing Albert Long, "Bertie" -- Aunt Onie's Son. West Virginia State College Commencement Programs: 1948, 1950, 1951

    • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 11 Archival Resource Key
      Travel to Egypt
      1987 February 23–1987 July 5
      Scope and Contents

      Information sheets and travel plans for trip to Egypt, July 5, 1987, sponsored by WVSC. Passport and Visa information written on folder.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 14 Archival Resource Key
      West Virginia State College: History
      ca. 1970s
      Scope and Contents

      Various versions of text for a multi-media program on the history of West Virginia State College (WVSC) and Institute, WV

    • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 25 Archival Resource Key
      Hilltop School
      1974 October 7
      Scope and Contents

      Letter to Edmonia Grider from Marjorie [Counts] regarding the Hilltop School, October 7, 1974.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 2 Folder: 1 Archival Resource Key
      Speeches: Integration
      2004
      Scope and Contents

      Manuscript discussing integration and black teachers in WV, author unknown. Speech (?) regarding school integration. Research notes. Annotated speech: "Black Education in West Virginia" delivered in Shepherdstown.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 2 Folder: 10 Archival Resource Key
      School Integration
      1961–1993 April
      Scope and Contents

      Research materials on the integration of WV schools: facsimiles of WV newspaper articles regarding integration of schools; "How Black Students Saw Themselves through the Decades of Change at Bluefield State College (founded in 1895) as It Changed from Predominately Black Institution to a Predominantly White Institution" by James Worsham

    • Mixed Materials Box: 3 Folder: 1 Archival Resource Key
      West Virginia State College Programs
      1948–1994
      Scope and Contents

      Program for the Alpha Delta Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. 19th annual Jabberwock, March 16th, 1949. Dance invitation, 1948. WVSC Commencement program, 1949. Washington Alumni Chapter banquet, 1976, to roast John W. Davis. Newspaper articles

    • Mixed Materials Box: 3 Folder: 3 Archival Resource Key
      Kanawha County Negro Schools
      1945
      Scope and Contents

      Vocational and Educational Survey for the Kanawha County Negro Schools by Andrew H. Calloway, 1945.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 3 Folder: 15 Archival Resource Key
      Douglass High School
      1946–2005
      Scope and Contents

      Correspondence, photos, newsletter, and newspaper clippings regarding the Douglass High School (Huntington) Reunion. Notes on class of 1947. Newspaper clipping regarding NB. Photo YWCA Y-Teens, Douglas High School, Christmas, 1946.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 3 Folder: 22 Archival Resource Key
      Alberta Coleman, Opan Coates Carter
      ca. 1964-2006
      Scope and Contents

      Research notes on schools in Keyser and Piedmont, WV, including a facsimile of book pages from Howard School: a History, 1877-1955 regarding a black student strike for a better school in 1939. Notes on interview with Alberta Coleman, Piedmont, WV. Notes from interview with Opal Coates Carter, and other research notes, regarding Woolworth Fire, Charleston, WV, [ca. 1964s].

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      WV Black Schools
      ca. 1986
      Scope and Contents

      Compilation, by R. Charles Byers, of resources regarding WV black schools.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 3 Folder: 40 Archival Resource Key
      Integration
      Undated
      Scope and Contents

      Annotated pages for "Integration in West Virginia"

    • Mixed Materials Box: 4 Folder: 33 Archival Resource Key
      WV State College
      1933
      Scope and Contents

      Bulletin of West Virginia State College , Series 21, no. 1, June 1933. "Why Choose West Virginia State College"

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      WV State College
      1979–1984
      Scope and Contents

      Affirmative action statistics for Bluefield State College, 1984. "Pride and Preservation: West Virginia State College" seminars which included Alex Haley as a speaker, 1979. Newspaper article re: archives at West Virginia State College, 1979. Southern Rural Women's Network Newsletter , June, 1983. Photograph of Alex Haley with inscription and signed letter from Alex Haley to NB, 1970.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 4 Folder: 36 Archival Resource Key
      Mason County, WV
      2001
      Scope and Contents

      Research notes and materials for research on education in Mason County, WV

    • Mixed Materials Box: 4 Folder: 38 Archival Resource Key
      Lincoln School, Wheeling
      1920–1993
      Scope and Contents

      Research materials regarding the Lincoln School in Wheeling, WV

    • Mixed Materials Box: 5 Folder: 28 Archival Resource Key
      WV State College
      1907–1941
      Scope and Contents

      West Virginia State College Bulletin , April 1941, Series 28, No. 2. Handwritten transcription of an article in The Advocate , 1907.

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      Huntington High School, WVSC
      1971–1986
      Scope and Contents

      Program for One Hundred Fifth Commencement, Huntington High School, 1971. Photo of AB, West Virginia State College Commencement, May 17, 1986.

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      National Education Association. Kanawha Co. Textbook Controversy
      1983
      Scope and Contents

      Report of the Twenty-first Annual NEA Conference on Human and Civil Rights in Education , 1983, including paper by AB on the Kanawha County textbook controversy and censorship.

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      Storer College
      1891
      Scope and Contents

      Facsimile of a brief historical sketch of Storer College, 1867-1891, by Kate J. Anthony, 1891.

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      WV Seminary and College
      1926–1981
      Scope and Contents

      Newspaper clippings and other sources relating to the West Virginia Seminary and College and the Hilltop Baptist Center.

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      WV State College
      ca. 1974
      Scope and Contents

      "Integration in Reverse at West Virginia State College" by Elizabeth Duran and James A. Duran, Jr.

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      WVSC East Hall
      1928–1992
      Scope and Contents

      Correspondence, interviews, newspaper clippings, and facsimiles of photos re: WVSC's East Hall. Research notes.

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      Parkersburg & Sumner School
      1867–1992
      Scope and Contents

      WV Humanities Council grant application for a presentation on black education in Parkersburg. Research materials and notes. Handwritten and typed notes from interviews with Mrs. Dorsey, Mr. James Emondson, Mrs. Hattie Gazelle Turner, and Mrs. Elizabeth Mitchell. Particular focus on the Sumner School.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 9 Folder: 17a Archival Resource Key
      WV State College
      1913–1999
      Scope and Contents

      Photo slides of WVSC buildings, presidents, etc. Post cards of WVSC buildings and Institute. Note cards from a lecture. Research materials on all aspects of WVSC history.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 9 Folder: 17b Archival Resource Key
      WV State College
      1929–1999
      Scope and Contents

      Research materials on many aspects of WVSC history including faculty information. Includes these publications: "ROTC in Review: 40 Years of Tradition;" "West Virginia State College Glee Club;" Alumni Association, Los Angeles Chapter, Scholarship Luncheon program, 1989;

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      WV State College, Physical Facilities Plant
      1999
      Scope and Contents

      Program for Convocation and Dedication of the Harold Maceo McNeill Physical Facilities Plant, WVSC, 1999.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 10 Folder: 8 Archival Resource Key
      Justine Gutzmer & Oliver Johnson
      1945–1990
      Scope and Contents

      Letter from AB re: retirement of Justine Gutzmer; retirement announcement for Gerald Cote, Beatrice Dupass, Gutzmer, and Darthulia Jones. Facsimile of WWII death notice of Oliver Johnson to his parents and his obituary. Johnson was Gutzmer's brother.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 10 Folder: 21 Archival Resource Key
      WVSC Commencement Program, 1985
      1985
      Scope and Contents

      Booklet of texts and order of ceremonies for the WVSC commencement program, 1985.

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    Series 8. Research Notes and Collected Materials--Organizations
    1955–2005
    Scope and Contents

    Includes background research on the Montgomery Woman's Improvement League, the West Virginia Federation of Colored Women's Clubs, Alpha Omicron Omega Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, the Mountain State Bar Association, and the West Virginia Medical Society. Research materials include a yearbook, programs, correspondence, a members list, and more.

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      Women
      1955–2005
      Scope and Contents

      Montgomery Woman's Improvement League Year Book , 1955-56 and 1960-61. Program for West Virginia State Federation of Colored Women's Clubs, Inc. Annual Convention, 1959. Newspaper photojournalism article regarding the College Alumni Club 50th anniversary history booklet. Program for the Annual Debutante Ball sponsored by Alpha Omicron Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, 1958. Correspondence with Katherine Atwater regarding resources.

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      Mountain State Bar Association
      1985–1986
      Scope and Contents

      Program for the Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet of the Mountain State Bar Association, 1985. List of members, 1986.

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      WV Medical Association
      2004
      Scope and Contents

      Paper titled "The West Virginia Medical Society [Black]" Article: "Historically Black Medical Colleges: From Scorn to Success" from The Boule Journal , 2004.

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    Series 8. Research Notes and Collected Materials--Slavery
    1775–2011
    Scope and Contents

    This subseries includes maps, research papers, newspaper clippings, letters, census data, newspaper articles, facsimiles of historical slave documents, and more. Other materials regarding slavery can be found in county subseries and the Underground Railroad Subseries.

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      Maps of Slavery
      1850–2011
      Scope and Contents

      West Virginia map. "Number of Slaves in Counties Which Became WV" 1850, 1860. Typescript of Historical Atlas of West Virginia by Frank S. Riddel.

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      John Marshall
      Undated
      Scope and Contents

      Handwritten notes on John Marshall; Marshall and slavery; Marshall and Robin Spurlock, his servant. Typed observations. Resource materials.

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      Slavery
      1861–1863
      Scope and Contents

      Facsimiles of legislation and resolutions to abolish slavery; and a list of representatives at the state convention in Wheeling.

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      Slavery
      1850–2000
      Scope and Contents

      Research materials. Typewritten manuscript[s] by James Oliver Horton. Codes for occupations. Copy of newspaper article.

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      Slave Breeding--Kentucky
      1961
      Scope and Contents

      Newspaper clipping and multiple facsimiles of an article about a slave breeding farm in Greenup, KY.

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      Ohio Valley Slaves
      1850–1999
      Scope and Contents

      Research materials about slaves in Ohio Valley plantations and adjacent WV counties. Photocopies of photographs of Mary and plantation sites.

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      Eastern Panhandle Slavery
      1775–1999
      Scope and Contents

      Facsimiles of: newpaper slave ads; Virginia law re: Kanawha Slave Insurance Company; Dunsmore's Proclamation freeing slaves; Va. Law to send slave to Liberia; slaves in Bunker Hill; New York Times article re: slave uprising; and drawing of [Harpers Ferry]. Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Afro-American materials. "History of Gerrardstown" in The Berkeley Journal . Handwritten list of properties, including slave names, of Richard B. Washington, [1864]. Letter of transmittl and facsimile of bill of sale for slave, 18[4]5. Transcription of Rumsey-Polk letters re: slaves.

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      Reparations
      1999–2003
      Scope and Contents

      Handwritten research notes and research materials regarding reparations for slavery; text of NB speech; typewritten notes.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 7 Folder: 30b Archival Resource Key
      Reparations
      1999–2001
      Scope and Contents

      Annotated manuscript "Compensatory Justice: Over Time and Between Groups" by Renee A. Hill; text of introduction of a speech about reparations; newsapper clippings; web page print outs; articles.

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      John Brown
      1803–1987
      Scope and Contents

      West Virginia and Regional History Collection Newsletter with articles re: slave letters. West Virginia Then and Now article re: John Brown's letter. Research re: images of blacks in journalism. Research notes.

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      1830 Census & Research Aids
      1930–2002
      Scope and Contents

      Facsimile of tables of free Negro listings from 1830 census. "Researching Virginia's Slave and Free Negro Records"

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      Huntington, WV, Proctorville, OH
      1848–1934
      Scope and Contents

      Facsimile of newspaper article, 1934, re: Mount Pisgah Church, Proctorville, OH. "The Way It Was…" by Betty Burcham, a history of UGRR and Mount Pisgah Church. Facsimile of will of Eliza Goode freeing Sully Smith, her husband and her slave, 1848. Facsimile of two receipts for purchase of slaves, 1852. Research notes re: Ohio slaves and fugitives to WV.

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    Series 8. Research Notes and Collected Materials--Underground Railroad
    1799–2013
    Scope and Contents

    This subseries includes text of a speech made by Bickley, books, slides, photographs, brochures, post cards, correspondence, maps, and more. The materials focus on parts of Ohio across the river from Huntington as well as West Virginia. Some topics are quilt codes, abolitionists, runaway slaves, location of Underground Railroad sites, and more.

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      Underground Railroad & Quilts
      1999–2000
      Scope and Contents

      Research materials about Serena Wilson and the book Hidden in Plain View: The Secret Story of Quilts and the Underground Railroad.

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      Underground Railroad
      1974–2001
      Scope and Contents

      Photos "Trip to Doddridge County to visit Jaco Hill/cave - UGRR Site - w/Karen Nance, Sandra Moats, & Judy Wilinson, 6/20/01. Other research materials

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      Underground Railroad--Ohio
      1951-ca. 1997
      Scope and Contents

      Research materials on the Underground Railroad with focus on Ohio.

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      Underground Railroad
      1991–2000
      Scope and Contents

      Brochures and post cards regarding the UGRR and the film "Nightjohn." Correspondence with Margaret Brennan, organizer for the UGRR Summit in Wheeling. "Reflections on the West Virginia UGRR Summit" by Cathy D. Nelson; photo of AB speaking at the Summit and with Amanda Nelson and Sherry [Sowchuck].

    • Mixed Materials Box: 7 Folder: 41 Archival Resource Key
      Underground Railroad Partnership
      2003
      Scope and Contents

      Correspondence from Alicestyne Turley-Adams re: Underground Railroad Network Partnership.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 7 Folder: 42 Archival Resource Key
      Lucille Deberry Correspondence
      1985–2001
      Scope and Contents

      Correspondence with Lucille Deberry and other research materials re: the UGRR, some in West Virginia.

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      Sandra Moats-Burke / National Park Service
      1998–2003
      Scope and Contents

      Correspondence with Sandra Moats-Burke re: UGRR in WV counties. Exploring a Common Past: Researching and Interpreting the Underground Railroad , 1998, 2nd ed. from the National Park Service. List of UGRR sites in WV.

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      National Underground Commemorative
      1883–1994
      Scope and Contents

      Photograph slides, numbered and identified. Research materials mostly about Ohio. "Draft Proposal to Establish a National Underground Commemorative, Interpretive, and Research Center, City of Huntington, West Virginia" 1994. Itinerary for trip to Washington to meet with Interior Dept. officials and Robert C. Byrd's staff.

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      Underground Railroad
      1892–1951
      Scope and Contents

      Book chapter "In Gallia and Miegs Counties" from The Mysteries of Ohio's Underground Railroad by Wilbur Henry Siebert, 1951. Facsimile of handwritten narrative by an abolitionist, [1892]. Facsimile of letter from R. C. Rankin re: father Rev. John Rankin, 1892. Research notes on WV runaway slaves. Facsimile of letter to Daniel ? to Cyrus Little re: UGRR, 1894. Map of UGRR, 1860. Requests for copies from the Siebert papers. More facsimiles of records.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 9 Folder: 38 Archival Resource Key
      Underground Railroad in Ohio
      1978–1991
      Scope and Contents

      Background materials on the Underground Railroad in Ohio.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 9 Folder: 40 Archival Resource Key
      Underground Railroad
      1940–2000
      Scope and Contents

      Research materials including newspaper clippings and research notes on the Underground Railroad

    • Mixed Materials Box: 9 Folder: 41 Archival Resource Key
      Underground Railroad
      1976–2000
      Scope and Contents

      Research materials re: the Underground Railroad. Research notes.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 9 Folder: 42 Archival Resource Key
      Underground Railroad
      1799–1999
      Scope and Contents

      Facsimiles of documents pertaining to slaves in Jefferson County, VA. Itinerary for Underground Railroad tours [Ohio?]. The Escape of Jane: a True Story of the Underground Railroad by Henry Burke & Dick Croy. Henry Robert Burke correspondence. Brochure on Henderson Hall, Wood County. Dick Croy correspondence and resume. Newspaper articles by Burke. "Black Cultural Sites in West Virginia" compiled by Michael Pauley and Peter Jesus, 1990

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      Underground Railroad
      1975–2003
      Scope and Contents

      Correspondence with Sandra Moats-Burke re: UGRR. WV and county maps. Facsimile of pages from "From the Charles River Shire, 1634-1643, to the Present Day Counties: Harrison, Doddridge, Ritchie, Wood, Pleasants and Tyler" by Barr Wilson. Research materials on the UGRR. Research notes. "The Anti-Slavery Movement in West Virginia," a speech delivered by Sandra Moats Burke.

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      Underground Railroad & Quilts
      2001–2013
      Scope and Contents

      Research materials re: quilts and the Underground Railroad, 2001-2011. Notes re: Eliza Farrow, 2005. Paper "The UGRR Quilt Code" by Leigh Fellner. Research notes; newspaper clipping; facsimile of web page and transcription of story in an email "Secret Quilt Code on Exhibit until 10/6," 2012; and September 2012 issue of Underground Railroad Free Press." Mini-grant for UGRR quilts materials, 2013.

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      National Park Service, Underground Railroad
      ca. 1998
      Scope and Contents

      Underground Railroad: Official National Park Handbook .

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Series 9. Writings
1901–2018
Scope and Contents

Includes manuscripts and publications for books; plays and reenactor monologues; short stories; magazine and scholarly articles; and other forms of writing in both print and handwriting. Five subseries encompass the various genres of her writing. Also includes background and research materials for the subjects for her writings, both fiction and non-fiction.

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    Series 9. Writings--Articles
    1901–2018
    Scope and Contents

    Includes research materials for topics of articles. Subjects and formats treated are: encyclopedia entries in the biographical dictionary African American Architects; drafts and final versions of entries for both people and institutions for the West Virginia Encyclopedia; drafts and final versions of articles about Molly Gabe and Carter G. Woodson for Appalachian Heritage; newspaper articles for the Charleston (WV) Gazette Mail and Village Neighbors (FL) on a number of topics including George Wesley Atkinson, 10th governor of West Virginia, but especially for Black History Month and its founder Carter G. Woodson; Goldenseal articles about a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp, Jessie Moon Thomas, Edward Greer, the Charleston Women's Improvement League, Memphis Tennessee Garrison, and West Virginia's Tuskegee Airmen; contribution to a symposium on diversity and change for Appalachian youth; and a study guide for a Charleston, WV, performance of Zora Neale Hurston's Spunk.

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      Goldenseal Articles
      1997–2003
      Scope and Contents

      Articles by Ancella Bickley from the Goldenseal Magazine

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      Goldenseal
      2015
      Scope and Contents

      Correspondence regarding use of the Goldenseal article "Camp War: Remembering CCC Company 3538-C" in an online education guide by the WV State Museum.

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      Goldenseal
      2006
      Scope and Contents

      Annotated manuscript and research notes for Goldenseal article "Education and Activism in Gary: a Visit with Jessie Moon Thomas." Correspondence with Mrs. Thomas including notes on the Froe and Moon families.

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      Molly Gabe
      1991
      Scope and Contents

      Issue of the journal Appalachian Heritage containing AB article "Profiles: Mollie Gabe" by Ancilla [sic] Bickley.

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      Carter G. Woodson
      2016
      Scope and Contents

      "Remembering Carter G. Woodson, the 'Father of Black History'" in Village Neighbors , [a publication of the Village in Florida where the Bickley's resided.] Typed notes on Carter G. Woodson. Transcription of letter from Bessie Woodson Yancey, CGW's sister, including text of the poem "If You Live in West Virginia." CGW black history quiz prepared for the Spicy Ladies meeting.

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      Musings
      2008
      Scope and Contents

      Typed text of autobiographical musings about friendship: likens travel in the south in 1952 to the Underground Railroad travel; and includes details about the move to Morgantown in 1966.

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      Goldenseal Articles
      2011
      Scope and Contents

      Correspondence with Goldenseal regarding "Edward Greer: First Black General from West Virginia" and potential story about 1939 black student strike in Piedmont, WV. Manuscripts for Greer article.

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      Goldenseal
      1938–2004
      Scope and Contents

      Correspondence and drafts of a Goldenseal article "Lifting as We Climb" about the Charleston Woman's Improvement League. Research materials including facsimiles of photographs. Newspaper article about Judge Irene Berger, McDowell County.

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      Architects
      1996–2003
      Scope and Contents

      Research materials on Carl Eugene Barnett and Robert Edward Lee Washington for entries in African American Architects: A Biographical Dictionary, 1865-1945 .

    • Mixed Materials Box: 6 Folder: 31 Archival Resource Key
      A Different World Symposium
      2006
      Scope and Contents

      Spiral bound program for A Different World: Symposium on Diversity, Change, and Appalachian Youth, 2006, where Bickley was a panelist.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 6 Folder: 32 Archival Resource Key
      Carter G. Woodson
      2008
      Scope and Contents

      Appalachian Heritage , Summer 2008, which includes "Carter G. Woodson: the West Virginia Connection" by Ancella Bickley

    • Mixed Materials Box: 6 Folder: 33 Archival Resource Key
      Molly Gabe
      1991
      Scope and Contents

      Appalachian Heritage , Special Issue: Blacks in Appalachia, 1991, which includes Bickley's "Molly Gabe" in the Profiles section.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 6 Folder: 35 Archival Resource Key
      General Edward Greer
      2011
      Scope and Contents

      Goldenseal , Winter 2011, containing AB's article "General Edward Greer: West Virginia's First Black General."

    • Mixed Materials Box: 7 Folder: 40 Archival Resource Key
      African-American Architects
      2001–2002
      Scope and Contents

      Correspondence with Dreck S. Wilson re: contribution to the book Biographical Dictionary of African-American Architects, 1865-1945.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 7 Folder: 45 Archival Resource Key
      Gov. George Wesley Atkinson
      1901–1987
      Scope and Contents

      Research materials about George Wesley Atkinson, tenth governor of WV who attended Howard University. Paper titled "West Virginia's Tenth Governor and the Black Community" and newspaper article by AB.

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      WV Colored Orphans Home
      1923–1990
      Scope and Contents

      Research materials re: the West Virginia Colored Orphans Home. Newspaper article written by AB. Testimonial for Fannie Cobb Carter. Research notes. Facsimiles of photos. Transcript of interview with Araminta Miller Justice. AB's paper about the Home.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 8 Folder: 13 Archival Resource Key
      West Virginia Encyclopedia Entries
      1997–2001
      Scope and Contents

      Manuscript drafts and final versions for entries in the West Virginia Encyclopedia. Materials from West Virginia Humanities Council meetings re: the format and content of the Encyclopedia

    • Mixed Materials Box: 10 Folder: 23 Archival Resource Key
      Molly Gabe
      1991
      Scope and Contents

      Appalachian Heritage, Special Issue: Blacks in Appalachia, Fall 1991, with article by AB in the Profiles Section on Mollie Gabe.

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      Ancella Bickley, Jr.
      1979–1996
      Scope and Contents

      Musings written to friends, 1996. Clipping of "Commentary: Capable of Thinking, Working…and Paying Her Own Bills," 1979, Ancella Bickley Jr.

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      Bibliography of Bickley's Writings
      2018
      Scope and Contents

      Processor-created bibliography of Ancella Bickley's writings

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    Series 9. Writings--Books
    1979–2008
    Scope and Contents

    Includes books written, complied, or edited by Bickley, and background research materials and drafts of manuscripts. Books Bickley wrote include: a children's book, LuJay, No-Name, and the Parrot , also titled Lucia Jean, No Name, and the Parrot ; …to be black in fayette [sic]; History of the West Virginia State Teacher's Association ; and In Spite of Obstacles: a History of the West Virginia Schools for Colored Deaf and Blind . Books edited by Bickley include: Honoring Our Past: Proceedings of the First Two Conferences on West Virginia's Black History ; Memphis Tennessee Garrison: the Remarkable Story of a Black Appalachian Woman ; and Our Mount Vernons: Historic Register Listing of Sites Significant to the Black History of West Virginia .

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      Memphis Tennessee Garrison: Oral History
      1999-ca. 2001
      Scope and Contents

      Typed manuscripts, 1-14 parts, of 1968 oral history interview with Garrison by Bernard Cleveland, with AB notes and Post-it-Note tabs.

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      Memphis Tennessee Garrison
      1998–2000
      Scope and Contents

      Draft of book introduction; correspondence; photos and negatives for book: MTG and family, Gary WV, mining, Edward O'Toole, facsimiles of photos. Facsimiles of William Garrison's obituary, letter of condolence from Agatha S. Lowe. Program for MTG celebration at Marshall. Personal notes of congratulations on book. Photograph permissions. Facsimile of deed for MTG's grandfather's property, Hollins, VA.

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      "Spunk" Study Guide
      1994
      Scope and Contents

      "The Charleston Stage Company's Study Guide for George C. Wolfe's Adaptation of Zora Neale Hurston's Spunk "

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      Honoring Our Past
      1991
      Scope and Contents

      Honoring Our Past: Proceedings of the First Two Conferences on West Virginia's Black History edited by Joe William Trotter, Jr. and Ancella Bickley

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      Lucia Jean
      2006
      Scope and Contents

      Text and illustrations for [children's] book Lucia Jean, No Name, and the Parrot as told to Ancella. Original illustrations by S. Ross Browne.

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      Honoring Our Past
      1991-ca. 1998
      Scope and Contents

      Manuscript for "Papers from the Conference on West Virginia's Black History, Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia, September 1991" Facsimile of a book chapter "Negro Education and Integration." Facsimile of photograph of students at Weston Colored School.

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      The Gathering
      1991
      Scope and Contents

      Spiral bound The Gathering .

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      Our Mount Vernons
      1997
      Scope and Contents

      Our Mount Vernons: Historic Register Listings of Sites Significant to the Black History of West Virginia edited by Ancella R. Bickley.

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      West Virginia State Teachers' Association
      1979
      Scope and Contents

      History of the West Virginia State Teachers' Association by Ancella R. Bickley; program for The Carter G. Woodson Memorial Foundation, Inc. annual banquet, 2006; research notes on History of Negro Secondary Education in McDowell County, WV.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 6 Folder: 37 Archival Resource Key
      In Spite of Obstacles
      2001
      Scope and Contents

      In Spite of Obstacles: a History of the West Virginia Schools for the Colored Deaf and Blind, 1926-1955 by Ancella Bickley.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 6 Folder: 38 Archival Resource Key
      Memphis Tennessee Garrison
      2001
      Scope and Contents

      Memphis Tennessee Garrison: the Remarkable Story of a Black Appalachian Woman edited by Ancella R. Bickley and Lynda Ann Ewen.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 6 Folder: 39 Archival Resource Key
      Our Mount Vernons
      1993–1997
      Scope and Contents

      Our Mount Vernons: Historic Register Listings of Sites Significant to the Black History of West Virginia edited by Ancella R. Bickley. Program for Second Baptist Church in Fayetteville, 1993

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      to be black in fayette
      1992
      Scope and Contents

      Manuscript for …to be black in fayette written and compiled by Ancella R. Bickley for The Centennial Committee of the Second Baptist Church of Fayetteville, West Virginia, and The Fayette County Black Caucus.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 9 Folder: 15 Archival Resource Key
      Honoring Our Past
      1990–1991
      Scope and Contents

      Permissions to publish papers in Honoring Our Past: Procedures of the First Two Conferences on West Virginia's Black History .

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      Second Annual Conference on West Virginia's Black History
      1989–1991
      Scope and Contents

      Correspondence with Joe William Trotter. Research notes. Materials relating to the Second Annual Conference on West Virginia's Black History and a paper on James McHenry Jones. Trotter's syllabus for a seminar "The Afro-American Experience." "Blacks in West Virginia: A Critique of the Secondary Literature and Survey of Primary Sources" by Joe W. Trotter.

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      LuJay, No-Name, and the Parrot
      2008
      Scope and Contents

      Galley proof of the children's book, LuJay, No-Name, and the Parrot by Ancella R Bickley, illustrated by S. Ross Browne. Handwritten list of names.

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      …to be black in fayette
      1992
      Scope and Contents

      …to be black in fayette written and compiled by Ancella R. Bickley for The Centennial Committee of the Second Baptist Church of Fayetteville, West Virginia and The Fayette County Black Caucus.

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    Series 9. Writings--Plays
    1909–2014
    Scope and Contents

    Includes full plays, skits, and historical interpreter scripts depicting characters such as: Ester from the Bible; West Virginia men and women such as Molly Gabe from Braxton County; Deborah Lacks Pullum, daughter of Henrietta Lacks; and many more. Includes manuscripts for a collaboration with Maureen Crocket in writing "Tangled Threads: a Three Act Play" and other plays. For "Two Saint Say," a play performed at the Central Florida Community College, materials include an audition announcement, program, newspaper clipping, and correspondence. Also included is a newspaper clipping and details about Bickley's winning the Florida Senior Playwright Festival contest with "Wade in the Water."

    • Mixed Materials Box: 3 Folder: 2 Archival Resource Key
      Two Saint Say
      2008
      Scope and Contents

      Newspaper article about the play Two Saint Say and its performance.

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      Two Saint Say
      ca. 2008
      Scope and Contents

      "Historical Information Re: Milly, Enslaved Black Woman on Whom the Character, OAGE, in Toussaint Say Is Based" Handwritten research notes.

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      Wade in the Water
      2009
      Scope and Contents

      Manuscript for "Wade in the Water: a Play in One Act" by Ancella R. Bickley. Correspondence regarding performance.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 3 Folder: 11 Archival Resource Key
      Mother Love
      Undated
      Scope and Contents

      Manuscripts and notes for "Mother Love: a Three Act Play" by Ancella Bickley and Maureen Crockett. Annotated text.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 3 Folder: 16 Archival Resource Key
      Two Saint Say
      2008
      Scope and Contents

      Program for performance of Two Saint Say at the Central Florida Community College, February-March, [2008] Print of online article from the Ocala Star Banner added by processor.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 3 Folder: 18 Archival Resource Key
      Two Saint Say
      2008
      Scope and Contents

      Two Saint Say and AB typed comments

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      In the Name of Woman
      1909–1990
      Scope and Contents

      Annotated "In the Name of Woman." Facsimile of pages from 1909 court docket book, County of Allegheny (PA) and court case upon which the play is based.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 3 Folder: 27 Archival Resource Key
      Tangled Threads
      2006–2011
      Scope and Contents

      Correspondence with Maureen 'Bunny' Crockett and Bobbi (bjslake@comcast.net) regarding changes to the play Tangled Threads . Typed pages with annotations regarding black history. "Mother Love: a Three Act Play" by Ancella Bickley and Maureen Crockett.

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      Wade in the Water
      2009
      Scope and Contents

      Newspaper clipping for "Villager's Work Winds Playwright Contest."" Congratulatory email for selection of Wade in the Water for the Florida Senior Playwright Festival. Email commenting on inspiration for various plays. Lyrics for the spiritual "Wade in the Water."

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      Henrietta Lacks
      2011
      Scope and Contents

      Scripts for historical interpreters for Deborah Lacks Pullum, Henrietta Lacks' daughter; and Henrietta Lacks. "It Ain't Her: a One Act Play." Script for historical interpreter for Ona "Oney" Judge; Robert Smalls, 1839-1915; Callie House; and Percy Julian. Research notes on Dr. James Marion Sims and other projects. Program for WVU Honors College Symposium "With a Torch in Their Souls: African Americans in the Civil War"

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      Scripts for Historical Interpreters
      2011
      Scope and Contents

      Script for historical interpreter for Charles Hamilton Houston presented for the African-American Club, 2011; Gabriel; and Henrietta Lacks.

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      A. Bickley and Maureen Crockett
      2006
      Scope and Contents

      Research notes. Text of play "And Further She Sayeth Naught." Text of play "Heritage: an Historical Drama in Three Acts" by Ancella Bickley and Maureen Crockett.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 3 Folder: 45 Archival Resource Key
      Two Saint Say
      2007
      Scope and Contents

      Two Saint Say: A Play in Two Acts . Auditions announcement. Correspondence regarding the production. Proposal to produce the play from the director Bobbi Jordan.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 3 Folder: 46 Archival Resource Key
      Two Saint Say
      2008
      Scope and Contents

      Correspondence regarding Megan Forrest, actress. Double sided card featuring photos of Ms. Forrest and a brief overview of future endeavors.

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      Plays
      1988
      Scope and Contents

      Brief plays regarding voting issues including: lack of attention to candidates and issues, campaign spending, voter assistance, pay for voting, etc. Unidentified group photograph. Handwritten dialog.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 4 Folder: 2 Archival Resource Key
      Two Saint Say
      2008
      Scope and Contents

      Two Saint Say: a Play in Two Acts [performed at] Central Florida Community College, Ocala, Florida, February 29-March 1, 2008.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 4 Folder: 3 Archival Resource Key
      Wade in the Water
      2009
      Scope and Contents

      Submission form for Wade in the Wate r for the Florida Senior Playwright Festival. Manuscript for Wade in the Water. Email update for Festival.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 4 Folder: 8 Archival Resource Key
      The Crossing
      Undated
      Scope and Contents

      Manuscript for "The Crossing," a play. Photocopied page regarding Mollie Gabe and her time in Braxton County.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 5 Folder: 15 Archival Resource Key
      Tangled Threads
      Undated
      Scope and Contents

      Typed manuscript for a play Tangled Threads .

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      Plays & Short Stories
      1991
      Scope and Contents

      "On This Rock," a play; one annotated. Handwritten notes on "A Last Right" and "A Good Christian Woman." Recommended edits to Bickley's writing? Short stories, "The User" and "Feelin' the Heat" by Charles Lloyd.

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      Traditions, 1996
      1996
      Scope and Contents

      Traditions: A Journal of West Virginia Folk Culture and Educational Awareness , 1996, which includes Bickley's "The Baby Catcher"

    • Mixed Materials Box: 6 Folder: 41 Archival Resource Key
      Two Saint Say
      2006
      Scope and Contents

      Spiral bound Two Saint Say: a Play in Two Acts by Ancella Bickley

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      Tangled Threads
      2014
      Scope and Contents

      Research and performance notes for Tangled Threads: A Three Act Play by Ancella R. Bickley and Maureen Crockett. Lists of guests who read parts, 2014. Comments from readers.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 10 Folder: 35 Archival Resource Key
      Tangled Threads
      2008
      Scope and Contents

      Annotated Tangled Threads , 2008.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 10 Folder: 37 Archival Resource Key
      Tangled Threads
      Undated
      Scope and Contents

      Tangled Threads labeled "Work Copy"

    • Mixed Materials Box: 10 Folder: 39 Archival Resource Key
      Tangled Threads
      Undated
      Scope and Contents

      Tangled Threads

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      I-John
      Undated
      Scope and Contents

      Annotated "I-John," a play.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 12 Folder: 13 Archival Resource Key
      Esther Skit
      2010
      Scope and Contents

      Table of contents for Skit of Ester, 2010. Web page re: Esther. Typed page re: Haman, Mordecai, and Esther. Chapter summaries. Typed paper about Queen Vashti. Two typewritten pages from larger document. Letter to Jerome re: return of skit manuscript. Letter to Jerome re: transmittal of skit text and masks for players. Handwritten, not AB's handwriting, notes. Three "masks," made from paper fans, and for 6 characters.

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    Series 9. Writings--Short Stories
    1987–2004
    Scope and Contents

    Includes manuscripts and edited manuscripts for many stories and a collection of short stories, Turn Left at the Desert . Bickley's stories are mostly historical character studies and include themes such as faith and community. One highlight is a critical review of Bickley's short story "Martha," a part of the anthology Appalachian Love Stories .

    • Mixed Materials Box: 3 Folder: 9 Archival Resource Key
      Turn Left at the Desert
      Undated
      Scope and Contents

      Manuscripts: "Gabe," "Turn Left at the Desert: Verbal 'Snapshots' from a Black Community" contents, "Jones," "The Church on the Corner," and "Sister Angelica."

    • Mixed Materials Box: 3 Folder: 30 Archival Resource Key
      Short Stories
      1987
      Scope and Contents

      Annotated story manuscripts. "'Jones': Manuscript Submitted for Workshop, Women Writers Conference" and reviewed by Faith [Holsart?]

    • Mixed Materials Box: 3 Folder: 35 Archival Resource Key
      Short Stories
      Undated
      Scope and Contents

      Annotated manuscript for the story "On This Rock;" the play Tangled Threads ; and the story "It Ain't Her"

    • Mixed Materials Box: 3 Folder: 41 Archival Resource Key
      Short Stories
      2004
      Scope and Contents

      Correspondence regarding writing critiques. Text of "Mr. Adams," "The Church on the Corner," "Gabe," "Angie's Uncle Robert," three versions of "Mr. Abe Jackson," "The Battle of the Bottle," "DoeDoe," "Addie," "Lesey, Who Was Black, But Comely," "The Lavender Hat," and "A Day in the Park." AB commentary on stories.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 3 Folder: 42 Archival Resource Key
      Martha
      ca. 2001
      Scope and Contents

      Review of "Martha." Text of "Martha."

    • Mixed Materials Box: 3 Folder: 32-1 Archival Resource Key
      Short Stories
      Undated
      Scope and Contents

      Manuscripts and notes for "It Ain't Her," "Belli: 'Momma Raised Me Up Special'," The Battle of the Bottle," "Bertha," "Friends," and "Martha."

    • Mixed Materials Box: 3 Folder: 32-2 Archival Resource Key
      Turn Left at the Desert
      1996–1999
      Scope and Contents

      Manuscript for stories for Turn Left at the Desert

    • Mixed Materials Box: 3 Folder: 32-3 Archival Resource Key
      Turn Left at the Desert
      Undated
      Scope and Contents

      Manuscript for stories for Turn Left at the Desert: "It Ain't Her," "Hush Now, Child"

    • Mixed Materials Box: 4 Folder: 4 Archival Resource Key
      Martha
      Undated
      Scope and Contents

      Excerpt from a review of AB's story, ["Martha"], in Appalachian Love Stories .

    • Mixed Materials Box: 4 Folder: 6 Archival Resource Key
      Turn Left at the Desert
      Undated
      Scope and Contents

      Short stories for Turn Left at the Desert.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 4 Folder: 9 Archival Resource Key
      Bertha
      Undated
      Scope and Contents

      Annotated manuscript for "Bertha," a short story.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 6 Folder: 34 Archival Resource Key
      Martha
      2001
      Scope and Contents

      Appalachian Love Stories compiled and edited by James M. Gifford, Edwina Pendarvis; includes "Martha" by Ancella Bickley.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 7 Folder: 33 Archival Resource Key
      Turn Left at the Desert
      Undated
      Scope and Contents

      Parts of Turn Left at the Desert: Verbal "Snapshots" from a Black Community.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 7 Folder: 43 Archival Resource Key
      Short Story
      Undated
      Scope and Contents

      Handwritten beginning of a story

    • Mixed Materials Box: 8 Folder: 14 Archival Resource Key
      Story Ideas
      Undated
      Scope and Contents

      Handwritten pieces of writing

    • Mixed Materials Box: 10 Folder: 6 Archival Resource Key
      Turn Left at the Desert
      ca. 2000
      Scope and Contents

      Typewritten contents for "Turn Left at the Desert: Verbal 'Snapshots' from a Black Community"

    • Mixed Materials Box: 10 Folder: 26 Archival Resource Key
      Short Stories
      Undated
      Scope and Contents

      Typed manuscripts for various short stories.

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    Series 9. Writings--Speeches
    1911–2013
    Scope and Contents

    Bickley was a prolific speaker; speeches cover a wide range of topics including faith, WV black history, black history and pride, West Virginia State College, education, black literature, and more. The majority of the speeches are typewritten.

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      Henrietta Marie, Slave Ship
      2000
      Scope and Contents

      Program for "Mending an Era: a Slave Ship Speaks: the Wreck of the Henrietta Marie." Typed text, pages 6-7, of a speech (?) about slaves, Anderson Radford, Cassie Thomas Carter, and MTG's mother.

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      The Color Purple / Alice Walker
      1984 September–1985 October 7
      Scope and Contents

      Text of 2 speeches about Alice Walker's novel The Color Purple: "The Uses of Literature: 1984 & The Color Purple, Panel Discussion at the Tenth Anniversary Program of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities," September, 1984; and one at Richard Bland Community College, October 7, 1985. Research notes on The Color Purple . Research notes on Alice Walker's short stories "1955" and "In Love and Trouble"

    • Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 26 Archival Resource Key
      Guyandotte Civil War Days
      1991–1993
      Scope and Contents

      Correspondence, schedule, lecture series program with AB's lecture on the Underground Railroad. Typed notes from Guyandotte presentation 11/9/91, and the Guyandotte Civil War Days. Program for Guyandotte Civil War Days, October 12-November 4, 1992 with listing of AB lecture "Local Black Settlement." List of sources by Alan Gould, Marshall University. Invitation to present at the 1993 Civil War Days.

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      Education
      1989
      Scope and Contents

      T he West Virginia and Regional History Collection Newsletter , Summer 1989, which includes a speech by AB at an education in WV forum.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 3 Folder: 6 Archival Resource Key
      Integration of Sports, WVU
      2006
      Scope and Contents

      Annotated text of a speech by both AB and NB about their time at WVU. WVU program "A Celebration: Integration of Sports on the WVU Campus" Correspondence with Dana Brooks regarding participation

    • Mixed Materials Box: 3 Folder: 8 Archival Resource Key
      The Color Purple, Black Education
      1989
      Scope and Contents

      Article regarding speech about The Color Purple at the West Virginia Alliance for Women's Studies meeting. Text of paper "Black Education in WV" read at WVU 6/20/89 for West Virginia Day.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 3 Folder: 12 Archival Resource Key
      Black History
      2011
      Scope and Contents

      Text of speech about black history in West Virginia and after-dinner remarks regarding social history. Email, travel itinerary, newspaper clipping, and correspondence.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 3 Folder: 25 Archival Resource Key
      Amistad, Slave Ship
      Undated
      Scope and Contents

      Paper about the slave ship Amistad.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 3 Folder: 38 Archival Resource Key
      Underground Railroad & Education
      2012–2013
      Scope and Contents

      Text of speech re: the Underground Railroad. Newspaper article re: decree of freedom from slavery 150 years after.

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      Education--McDowell County
      1983
      Scope and Contents

      Handwritten speech to Mo So Lit Club in McDowell County regarding the history of education of blacks, April 1983. WVSC Fall Convocation program, September 8, 1983; two texts of AB's welcome.

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      West Virginia State College
      1980–1999
      Scope and Contents

      Handwritten poem "Scamp" [by Paul Laurence Dunbar]. Two handwritten speeches to the WVSC student government regarding importance of citizenship and service, and the history of WVSC. Invitation to speak to the Student Government Association, April 16, 1982. Newspaper article about black newspapers. Program for the Student Government Association Annual Inauguration Dinner, April 13, 1980. Speech for the Honors Convocation, 1985. "Remarks prepared for State Senator Marie Redd for Blk History Month-2/4/99" regarding black history and WV black history.

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      West Virginia State College
      1984–1985
      Scope and Contents

      Correspondence regarding invitation to speak at the West Virginia State Baptist Convention. WVSC new student orientation schedule with remarks scheduled for AB. Text of speech, 1984 and 1985, including a brief history of WVSC and Institute.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 4 Folder: 16 Archival Resource Key
      West Virginia State College
      Undated
      Scope and Contents

      First page of WVSC Honors Convocation Speech

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      National Education Association
      1985
      Scope and Contents

      Program for "Building Leadership for Educational Excellence: NEA Mid-Atlantic Regional Leadership Conference, November 1-3, 1985 - Greenbrier Hotel, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia." Annotated text of speech "A Response to the New Right's Agenda for Public Education." Other speeches regarding education

    • Mixed Materials Box: 4 Folder: 18 Archival Resource Key
      Mo So Lit Club
      1983–1984
      Scope and Contents

      Annotated text, some handwritten, of speech to the Mo So Lit Club, McDowell County, WV. Program for The Matrons and Maids Social and Literary Club (Ma-So-Lit), 50th Anniversary, April 17, 1983. Program and text of introduction of Ethel O. Davie for the WVSC Graduate Dinner, 1984.

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      Wisconsin Intellectual Freedom Conference
      1983–1984
      Scope and Contents

      Program and text of speech for "Rewriting History" panel at the "Premonitions and Perspectives from 1984: Has the Orwellian World Arrived?" Wisconsin Intellectual Freedom 6th Annual Conference in Milwaukee, March 1-3, 1984. Program, including full text of AB's speech for a panel on "Perspectives on Censorship: A Discussion" at the Twenty-First Annual NEA Conference on Human and Civil Rights in Education, February 25-27, 1983. Correspondence regarding invitations to speak at these conferences.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 4 Folder: 22 Archival Resource Key
      The Color Purple
      ca. 1984
      Scope and Contents

      A speech about The Color Purple possibly delivered at a Virginia Humanities Conference.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 4 Folder: 32 Archival Resource Key
      WV Sate College Convocation
      1982
      Scope and Contents

      Text of speech for WVSC Convocation and an outline of speech to women students.

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      Black History
      1977–2007
      Scope and Contents

      Speeches about Carter G. Woodson, WV black history, her life and experiences, and MLK Day.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 4 Folder: 24b Archival Resource Key
      Speeches
      1972–1991
      Scope and Contents

      Speeches about WV black history, historical research, community service, her life and experiences, importance of black organizations, her faith, black women, race, and black education. Programs from presentations at churches. Letter confirming appointment to the Danforth Associate Program.

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      Speeches
      1989–1996
      Scope and Contents

      Speeches about black education; being a role model; leadership; church missionary work; Martin Luther King, Jr.; taking control; the college experience; community service; honoring Alan Gould; Our Mount Vernons; and black history. Corresponence re: speaking at churches.

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      Speeches
      1994–2004
      Scope and Contents

      Speeches about Black History Month; civil rights; Kwanzaa; women's rights; Martin Luther King, Jr.; the Underground Railroad; MTG; The Color Purple; black culture; Alice Walker; Carter G. Woodson; and WV black history.

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      Institutions
      1911–1949
      Scope and Contents

      Slides for WV black history speech. Research materials on WV black institutions. First two pages of speech. Handwritten text on various institutions.

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      Marshall University Commencement Address
      1975–1990
      Scope and Contents

      "Go with God: Remembering All of Us…," Commencement address at MU, 1990. Photograph of unidentified black men singing in church. The program for the 1975 NCTE Spring Institutes: "Teaching Minority Literatures at All Levels."

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      The Color Purple
      1984
      Scope and Contents

      Text of speech, one annotated, about The Color Purple for the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities; handwritten notes.

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      Black Culture
      1987
      Scope and Contents

      Text of two speeches about black culture with notes for accompanying slides. Note from Charles Davis. Langston Hughes poem with Alex Haley autograph. [No slides in file.]

    • Mixed Materials Box: 9 Folder: 1 Archival Resource Key
      Army Corps of Engineers Black Awareness Week
      1982
      Scope and Contents

      Booklet presented to AB after she made a speech for the Army Corps of Engineers in Huntington.

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      National Education Association
      1975–1983
      Scope and Contents

      Correspondence with NEA re: participation in panel "Perspectives on Censorship: A Discussion." Handwritten speech on censoring literature by blacks and women in the context of the Kanawha County textbook controversy.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 9 Folder: 22 Archival Resource Key
      Multiculturalism
      1995 July
      Scope and Contents

      Background materials, correspondence, and text of speech "Multiculturalism in West Virginia" at the Governor's Honors Academy.

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      Marshall University Commencement
      1990–2004
      Scope and Contents

      Newspaper clipping about AB Commencement address at Marshall University, 1990. "And Further She Sayeth Naught: a Play in Three Acts" by Maureen "Bunny" Crocket and Ancella Bickley. [Speech] re: education in WV.

    • Mixed Materials Box: 10 Folder: 10 Archival Resource Key
      Black Women
      1984
      Scope and Contents

      Text of speech about Martha Toler Spencer. Outline for [speech] about black women. Handwritten text of speech in Virginia, Longwood College, about black women. Notes.

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      Marshall University, Commencement Address
      1994
      Scope and Contents

      "Go with God: Remember All of Us" AB's commencement address at MU, 1994.

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      National Education Association
      1985
      Scope and Contents

      Typed text of speech for the National Education Association.

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      WV State College
      Undated
      Scope and Contents

      Edited paper about the mission of West Virginia State College and changes for the future.