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African American History : WV Colored Orphans' Home


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MU Resources

  • Ancella Bickley oral history interview: tape and transcript. Special Collections/Oral history OH 64-675.
  • Bickley, A. (Ed.). (1997). Our Mount Vernons: Historic register listings of sites significant to the Black history fo West Virginia. Huntington, WV: The Carter G. Woodson Foundation & the Drinko Academy. Special Collections/West Virginia 975.4 O93.    
  • Chambers, S. A. (2004). Buildings of West Virginia. New York: Oxford University Press.   Special Collections/West Virginia NA730.W42 C48 2004. 
  • Oral History Collection finding aid.  The term oral history generally refers to recorded accounts of historical events and/or experiences.  MU Libraries' Special Collections Department has many recorded oral histories that are indiexed by subject.  Subject terms to look for include (but are not limited to) African Americans, African Americans -- Huntington, WVa., African Americans -- W.Va. 

Online Resources

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