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Primary Sources on the Web: West Virginia Sources

Traditionally primary source items are found where they are physically stored. Located within boxes behind the walls of a library, museum or archives. Now, more and more primary sources are made available through the internet for viewing any time of day.

Marshall University Special Collections


Located in Morrow Library on the 2nd Floor

Department contains:

  • local and regional manuscript collections (diaries, business records, photographs, etc)
  • Marshall University archives (yearbooks, Parthenons, president's papers, etc)
  • Rosanna A. Blake Library of Confederate History
  • Dr. Charles A. Hoffman Library of the History of the Medical Sciences
  • and much more


Online Database:

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Additional WV Collections