West Virginia Archives, Libraries, and Societies
This entry was originally written by Johni Cerny, in Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources.
Division of Culture and History
Cultural Center, Capitol Complex
1900 Kanawha Blvd. East
Charleston, WV 25305
The facility consists of the library and the archives, containing materials from 1760 to present.
For Birth, Death and Marriage Records on the West Virginia Vital Research Page: http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_select.aspx
Guide to newspapers on microfilm: http://www.wvculture.org/history/newspapers/newsmic.html
P.O. Box 5220
Charleston, WV 25361
The society does not maintain historical or genealogical collections. Write to the Archives and History Library above for information.
West Virginia University Library Colson Hall Morgantown, WV 26506
This extensive collection includes the Historical Records Survey for West Virginia on microfilm, the largest collection of West Virginia newspapers, and many unpublished family histories.