Manuscripts contains collections of primary records of individuals, organizations, businesses and other groups from the Tri-State region. There are over 700 manuscript collections.
These collections consist of letters, diaries, research collections of local individuals, photographs, business records, scrapbooks, film, video tape, computer disks, microforms, etc.
The individual collections vary in size from a few letters to hundreds of boxes of documents. Registers and guides for many collections are available to assist researchers in locating information.
There are printed guides to the department's manuscript holdings available as well as an on-line Guide to Manuscripts to the first 500 accessions, as wellas an Addendum for accessions beyond 500 to the present. Guides to later acquisitions will be brought on line as time permits.
All manuscripts must be used in the reading room. A few collections are currently restricted for use.
Document at the left is a letter written by Joseph Anderson to his wife Jane, Feb. 3, 1839, found in the Gilchrist Family Papers.
Special Collections, Morrow Library, Marshall University
One John Marshall Drive, Huntington, WV 25755
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